I love waking up to good news and it is even better when it is fantastic news. CDJapan has the news best album, NEWS BEST, up for pre-order with a release date for June 13th! The album has two editions with each having a different bonus disc that I will go into more detail below. Other than that the LE has a 28 page booklet while the RE has a 24 page booklet. Since both have basically the same amount of content they are both the same price.
Track Listing for the first disc that both versions will come with:
11 SUMMER TIME
12 Happy Birthday
15 Fighting Man
Track listing for the bonus CD for the LE version:
(Koyama Keiichiro solos)
01 Love Addiction
02 Private Hearts
03 Uri Sarang
(Masuda Takahisa solos)
(Kato Shigeaki solos)
07 HAPPY MUSIC
(Tegoshi Yuya solos)
There is no way I cannot pick up this version of NEWS BEST now. I have wanted the solo songs for these members for I do not know how long and to finally be able to have them on CD is like a dream come true. I feel tortured right now that I currently do not have the funds to pre-order this as I had only just pre-ordered the LE version of Hey! Say! JUMP's album. So I really hope that CDJapan's policy of making sure customers can pre-order one copy each will give me the chance to get the money I need. But those solo songs I will have finally no matter what!
Track listing for the bonus CD for the RE version:
04 SNOW EXPRESS
06 FLY AGAIN
07 Smile Maker
14 チェリッシュ ＜Ryoji（from ケツメイシ）Remix＞
I am really happy to see both DREAMS and FLY AGAIN on the list as those were the top two songs I wanted on this CD. I think the only song that surprises me to be on this CD is the Cherish remix, but I guess that could be from fans who had wanted to vote for Cherish but this was the only version of that song that they could pick.
I am so happy to finally have a date for at least one of the promised releases. Since there is no news about the single with this I can only assume that they may be waiting to have that be released around the start of their concert. But I think for fans of the group this is a good release to help hold us over. Even if the songs are not re-recorded for the four members the solo songs make up for that.
I cannot wait to have this release in my hands as physical proof that NEWS is indeed back.