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Kuraki Mai to release best-of album in November

Kuraki Mai

Kuraki Mai will release her best-of album "MAI KURAKI BEST 151A -LOVE & HOPE-" on November 12.

Kuraki's third best-of album will be a 2 disc set with the concepts "LOVE" and "HOPE". "LOVE" willfeature a total of 15 medium-tempo tunes and ballads such as "Stay by my side" and "Secret of my heart". Meanwhile, "HOPE" will come with a total of 15 uptempo numbers such as "Love, Day After Tomorrow" and "Stand Up".

The limited editions will also come with a DVD. Limited Edition A DVD will include a PV or live footage for all songs in "LOVE", while Limited Edition B DVD will include a PV or live footage for all songs in "HOPE".

Kuraki had the jacket cover from her first album "delicious way" reproduced to use as the jacket cover for her upcoming best-of album. Furthermore, the album's title "151A" means "once in a lifetime," and Kuraki gave it the title as a "thank you to each and every person for the past 15 years."

Kuraki will hold a special live called "15th Anniversary Mai Kuraki Live Project 2014 BEST 'Ichigo Ichie' ~Premium~" on December 6 at Nippon Budokan where she is expected to sing every single song off of the best-of album. This live will not only commemorate her 15th anniversary since her debut, but also her 300th solo live.

Finally, Kuraki will create a music video for her debut song "Love, Day After Tomorrow" with 15 directors. The song will be divided into 15 parts, and each director will be in charge of 1 part. The completed video will be revealed via GyaO! in early September.


?Stay by my side
?Secret of my heart
?Tsumetai Umi
?Time after time ~Hana Mau Machi de~
?Ashita e Kakeru Hashi
?Shiroi Yuki
?Tomorrow is the last Time
?Mou Ichido
?Anata ga Iru Kara
?Your Best Friend
?Koi ni Koishite
?Sakura Sakura...

?Love, Day After Tomorrow
?Delicious Way
?Reach for the sky
?Stand Up
?Feel fine!
?Watashi no, Shiranai, Watashi.
?Strong Heart
?Special morning day to you
?Wake me up
?You can
?Muteki na Heart

Limited Edition A DVD:
?Music Clip or Live Footage for all 15 songs included in "LOVE"

Limited Edition B DVD:
?Music Clip or Live Footage for all 15 songs included in "HOPE"

Source & Image(s): natalie

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