Release Date: Janurary 23, 2008
- You Are
- Blue Sky
- Aoi Tori
- Make It Hot
- Kimi no Inai Michi
- I’m Thinkin’ Bout U
- Since You Went Away feat. ATSUSHI
- End Of The Road
- Namida ga Ochi nai You ni
- For You ~Blue Tears~
- Baby Girl
- Lost Moments ~Okiwasureta Jikan~
- If I…
- Namida ga Ochi nai You ni (Acoustic Version)
This is COLOR’s 2nd album. Unlike BLACK ~A Night For You~ this album is full of songs that cater more to the groups strong vocal abilities. Therefore there are many ballads present along with the occasional mid-tempo jam to break things up. Normally I would consider an album dominated by ballads to be tough to sit through in one listen but this one is an exception. I sensed a strong 90’s male R&B vocal group influence throughout this album. Having been raised on that kind of music I honestly could not find much wrong with this album.
The best tracks happen to be ballads (which shouldn’t be surprising). My favorites are Since You Went Away feat. ATSUSHI & the cover of Boyz II Men’s End Of The Road. Since You Went Away is a smooth track sung entirely in English, and not heavily accented English either. But something similar to what you would hear from a native English speaker. With that said I love the vocals on this song & the addition of ATSUSHI just makes this song even better.
End Of The Road was a short acapella version that was sweet while it lasted. I would have liked if they did the entire song as it would have been interesting to see if they could pull it off. Just a small complaint really, nothing major. The other track to make note of is If I… (another track sung entirely in English). It’s a sweet mid-tempo jam that proves that not all contemporary R&B has to have a rapper or a Hip-Hop crossover beat to make it hot.
This is definitely for those who like their R&B on the smoother side. Highly recommended listening.