Morning Musume Seishun Collection RE

Normal Edition

Morning Musume Seishun Collection LE A

Limited Edition A (CD + DVD)

Morning Musume Seishun Collection LE B

Limited Edition B (CD + DVD)

Morning Musume Seishun Collection LE C

Limited Edition C (CD + DVD)

Morning Musume Seishun Collection Single V

Single V

Track Listing

  1. Seishun Collection
  2. Tomo
  3. Seishun Collection (Instrumental)

Limited Edition A

  1. Seishun Collection Music Video (Dance Shot Version)

Limited Edition B

  1. Seishun Collection Music Video (Close-Up Version)

Limited Edition C

  1. Seishun Collection Music Video (Seishun Version Type 1)

Single V

  1. Seishun Collection Music Video
  2. Seishun Collection Music Video (Seishun Version Type 2)
  3. Making of Seishun Collection

Release Date: June 9, 2010

Review

Morning Musume’s 43rd single is the theme song for their stage play Fashionable and the b-side Tomo is the official theme song for Japan Expo 2010 in France. An event they happen to be performing at this year.

So what happens when you start recycling parts of previous singles? Well you get Seishun collection. The strings are from Nanchatte Renai, the piano and keyboard parts borrow liberally from not only Nanchatte Renai but also from Shouganai Yumeoibito.

Then you have the basic synth bass and drum patches that Tsunku has been using for the past 4 singles. I know that producers tend to use the same sounds in their works. It makes their sound instantly recognizable but this is kind of overkill isn’t it?

Yet, after a few listens one gets over that and realizes that this song is fairly decent. Its not the best out of the recent batch of singles nor does it match anything from their 10 My Me album but it’s a serviceable single nonetheless. At least they’re not singing about crying over something anymore. Instead the mood is light and up beat. In that aspect it’s similar to Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai.

Tomo is the b-side & I’m not really feeling it. Previous Morning Musume singles had better b-sides and and this is kind of weak compared to them. But a positive is that this continues the whole vocal group vibe that they’ve been pursuing lately. More harmonies and less emphasis on particular members and all that.

Personally I think that Seishun Collection is just okay. Hardcore Musume fans will scoop up every version. Everyone else? Perhaps go for the digital download from JapanFiles or a combination of the Normal Edition and Single V instead.

Seishun Collection Normal Edition

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Seishun Collection Limited Edition A

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Seishun Collection Limited Edition B

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Seishun Collection Single V

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