Yuki

I love Yuki. There, I've said it, and now my fandom is complete. She was the laser beam shining from Judy and Mary's raygun, may they rest in peace.

Out of their ashes, she messed around with Chara and Co. for a while in Mean Machine (recommended for all sentient beings), and then started here amazing solo career, with [Prismic] in 2002, [Commune] in 2003, and a whole lot of singles before and after. Thus, even after JAM, I've been in Yuki heaven.

The only area that I've been deficient is in accumulating her singles, usually waiting for the inevitable albums instead (since in Japan albums are often singles collections). That's a shame, because I've been missing out on some limited releases and B-sides of merit. So, I've been making up for it lately, and recently acquired her last two singles, [Home Sweet Home], and [Harogubai] ("Hello Goodbye").

[Home Sweet Home] is a a sweet ballad for the [Naruto] anime (I think the movie). I don't care for that phenomenon, but Yuki does well considering. [AIR WAVE], the B-side, is a country-fied ditty which I prefer, sounding more like a slight evolution of the Yuki I know. Please note that it's an Andy Sturmer song, which makes it sound very Puffy. If you like that sort of thing, then definitely check it out.

[Hello Goodbye] is much more my style, starting out all twinkly stars then quickly becoming Sgt. Pepper meets NiNa. In other words, it's special sounding and deserving of hit status - I like it tons. [Soar] (translated title) is so synth-tastic that you have to show respect. It's perky and perfect for riding down the highway - you have to dig the folded out cover with Yuki riding a Segway transporter, along with a bird on her head. There's even pseudo-rap in the middle, which brings it to full brilliance. This is what Tommy Februrary6 dreams of sounding like.

It's a foregone conclusion that the album is due relatively soon, [Joy], will be outstanding. I've also recently ordered two DVDs that are coming our way in 2005, a Promotional Video collection called [Yuki Video] on 3.2.2005, not to mention a live DVD [Sweet Home Rock 'n Roll Tour] on the same date (Zepp Tokyo concert filmed on 9.2004).

In short, you must respect and represent Yuki, because she's made the stars shine and clouds move for many a year now. For more info, check out my Judy and Mary shrine which is Yuki heavy.

Expect more details soon about her two current albums (which are amazing), along with the upcoming [Joy] release.

yuki

Yuki Isoya: Vocals

 

 

New Album Out 9.6.2006!

Wave

Album:
[Wave] (Limited, with DVD)
ESCL-2863-4
9.6.2006

Wave

Album:
[Wave] (Regular, No DVD)
ESCL-2865
9.6.2006

Twelve no-doubt-great songs, from singles like [Melanchorinista] to new tracks. DVD has three promotional videos ([Yorokobi No Tane], [Melanchorinista], and [Fugainaiya]).

New Single Out 8.9.2006!

Fugainaiya

Single:
[Fugainaiya]
ESCL-2853
8.9.2006

New Single Out 1.25.2006!

Melanchorinista

Single:
[Melanchorinista]
ESCL-2759
1.25.2006

New DVD Out 1.25.2006!

Yuki Live YUKI TOUR

[Yuki Live YUKI TOUR "joy"]
ESBL-2183-4
1.25.2006

Live concert, 136 minutes of footage over 2 discs, region 2 DVD - it's all good.

New Singles Now Out!

Yorokobi No Tane

Single:
[Yorokobi No Tane]
ESCL-2706
9.7.2005

Dramatic

Single:
[Dramatic]
ESCL-2659
6.29.2005

New songs which I received but haven't heard yet (I have a large "In" pile). Don't let that stop you from tracking them down. [Yorokobi No Tane] is the theme to a movie called [Touch]; [Dramatic] is the theme to [Honey & Clover].

New Single Out 4.27.2005!

Nagai Yume

[Nagai Yume]
ESCL-2651
4.27.2005

New single, which seems not to be on [Joy]. More info when available.

Tragedy For Yuki On 3.17.05

Sad news from Yuki - her young son died recently, attributed to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Understandably distraught, she has cancelled her current tour.

There's nothing much more I can say about this, other than my heart goes out to her and her family. Hopefully she'll be able to bring us more music when the time is right.

New DVDs Out 3.2.2005!

Sweet Home Rock'n Roll Tour

[Sweet Home Rock'n Roll Tour]
ESBL-2176
3.2.2005

This has excellent concert footage from Zepp Tokyo (9.30.04), including 15 of her crowd-pleasing solo hits from all 3 albums. Extras include clean versions of the cute animation that played behind her on stage.

Yuki Video

[Yuki Video]
ESBL-2177
3.2.2005

Nine promotional videos, one for each of her post-JAM singles. All are great, some more amazing than others, but for each one there are bonus TV commercials, not to mention making-of footage. A must for all Yuki fans!

New Album Out 2.23.2005!

Joy

[Joy]
ESCL-2634
2.23.2005

Includes her latest singles like [Joy], [Hello Goodbye] and [Home Sweet Home]. I just received it this week, and it's truly great, but I'll have more detailed commentary soon.

New Single Out 1.19.2005!

Joy

[Joy]
ESCL-2618
1.19.2005

More information about this release as soon as I receive it in the mail.

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albums and singles

the end of shite

Single:
[the end of shite] JM
ESCL-2294
2.6.2002

Prism

Single:
[Prism] JM
ESCL-2298
3.6.2002

PRISMIC

1st Album:
[PRISMIC] JM
ESCL-2300
3.27.2002

66db

Single:
[66db] JM
ESCL-2312
6.5.2002

Stand Up! Sister

Single:
[Stand Up! Sister] JM
ESCL-2350
11.20.2002

commune

2nd Album:
[commune] JM
ESCL-2400
3.26.2003

Sentimental Journey

Single:
[Sentimental Journey] JM
ESCL-2589
7.7.2004

Hummingbird

Single:
[Hummingbird] JM
ESCL-2590
7.7.2004

Home Sweet Home

Single:
[Home Sweet Home] JM
ESCL-2583
8.18.2004

Harogubai

Single:
[Hello Goodbye] JM
ESCL-2601
11.10.2004

Joy

Single:
[Joy] JM
ESCL-2618
1.19.2005

Joy

3rd Album:
[Joy] JM
ESCL-2634
2.23.2005

Nagai Yume

Single:
[Nagai Yume] JM
ESCL-2651
4.27.2005

Dramatic

Single:
[Dramatic] JM
ESCL-2659
6.29.2005

Yorokobi No Tane

Single:
[Yorokobi No Tane] JM
ESCL-2706
9.7.2005

Melanchorinista

Single:
[Melanchorinista] JM
ESCL-2759
1.25.2006

Fugainaiya

Single:
[Fugainaiya]
ESCL-2853
8.9.2006

Wave

4th Album:
[Wave] (Limited, with DVD)
ESCL-2863-4
9.6.2006

Wave

4th Album:
[Wave] (Regular, No DVD)
ESCL-2865
9.6.2006

videos

Sweet Home Rock'n Roll Tour

[Sweet Home Rock'n Roll Tour] JM
ESBL-2176
3.2.2005

Yuki Video

[Yuki Video] JM
ESBL-2177
3.2.2005

Yuki Live YUKI TOUR

[Yuki Live YUKI TOUR "joy"] JM
ESBL-2183-4
1.25.2006

music

yuki

9.5.2006

YUKIweb [J]
Official Page

Yuki [J]
Sony Page

JAM WEB [J]
JAM and Yuki

Yuki Channel [J]
Yuki Fan Site

Yuki Punk Girl [E]
English Fan Site

Yuki Interview [J]
Includes Video

 

Judy And Mary

Sony Page [J]
Info, Discography

 

NiNa - Yuki Project

Sony Page [J]
Info, Discography

NiNa Net [J]
Great Site

NiNa Mania [J]
Fan Site

 

Mean Machine - Yuki Project

Mean Machine [J]
Great Home Page

 

 

 

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