19 August 2015

A.B.C-Z Moonlight Walking

A.B.C-Z will finally have their debut single CD released this year! It will come out on September 30th and will have four versions, three limited editions and a regular edition, plus five editions that are only available online if you have a Japanese address. The title of the single will be Moonlight Walker.

The Limited edition type A will come with a DVD that will just have the music video for the title track on it. It will have the title track and a B-side titled, Smiling Again.


The Limited edition type B will come with a DVD that will just have the making of footage from the music video of the title track. It will have the title track and a B-side titled, Love Letter.


The Limited edition type C will come with a DVD that has documentary type footage for the making of the single. It will have the title track and a B-side titled, Rock Your World, that will not be on any of the other versions of the single.


The Regular edition is just the CD but the first press release of it will come with one of five trading cards, each one featuring a member of the group. It has the title track, the two B-sides on the first two LEs (Smiling Again and Love Letter) and a bonus B-side which is a medley of the DVD single songs the group has released. It also has karaoke tracks for the first three songs.



Since the single is coming out on the same day the next Nogizaka46 single, as well as a new E-Girls single, comes out it is probably safe to say that they are not aiming for this to top the charts. With any luck they will get in the top three or five for the first week sales with the multiple versions.

I have to say I have never cared for the way that Pony Canyon splits the LEs up. It just seems really lazy as the other groups on other record labels would have put what is on the type A & B on own disc and had something else for the second LE version, like another PV or something.

That said it is interesting to see the group switch over to having CD singles instead of sticking with the DVD singles but they have been around for over three years now since their debut so changing things up does not seem surprising. They have been a rather unique group so it is interesting to see how Johnny's handles them and how they do in the long run.

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