31 August 2000
A year ago...
Yes, it's been exactly one year ago when Zard had their first Live concert on board
that Pacific Venus; So I thought it would be appropriate to review the Cruising & Live
album on this special day. Click here for the review.
26 August 2000
Get U're Dream promotional video and secret track
Get U're Dream promotional video
Z-video has done it
again. This time they have the full promotional video of Get U're dream for us to download.
Did I mention that the video's size is huge? It is about 18Mb(!), but they also uploaded a smaller
version of about 8 MB. Isn't that sweet ^_^ Click
here to go to their
site or click on the picture to the right.
Zard's official website has
given away more information about their upcoming new single Get U're Dream.
The song, composed by Aika Ohno
(25th single c/w), has three different versions
and the arrangement is as follows:
version 1: Takeshi Hayama (Makenaide, My Friend, Don't You See! ...)
version 2: Akihito Tokunaga (Kazega tohrinukeru machie, Eien ...)
version 3: Yoko B. Stone
Furthermore you can read that there will be a secret track included, just like their previous single.
With this secret track, a Perry Geyer Short Mix, the maxi single will consist of a total of
5 songs, all of them Get U're dreams. Well, if you still don't get the message: get u're dream,
get this single ^_^
By the way, the multimedia section is updated,
Dandan... and Don't you See! should be available for download again.
23 August 2000
Voting booth, Idrive
Added a voting booth section where everyone can vote for his/her favorite song,
have a look. There are also other booths listed
where you can vote for Zard/Izumi Sakai as your favorite Jpop group/artist.
seems to have disabled guest access for the time being. This means
that the realvideo files and some mpeg files in the
multimedia section aren't available
for download anymore. I will try to upload them somewhere else, keep you updated on this.
17 August 2000
Get U're Dream track list
Zard's official website has
posted the new single's cover* along with the complete track list. There are four songs on
the list and all of them are Get U're Dream. The track list looks like this:
Get U're Dream
Get U're Dream (version 2)
Get U're Dream (version 3)
Get U're Dream (version original karaoke)
I'm not 100% sure about this though, because the picture used on the cover isn't a new one.
10 August 2000
Get U're Dream complete version, Mado no Soto... sample, New poll
I was surfing through some Japanese Zard pages and discovered some cool stuff.
ZARD Fan Room
has uploaded an almost complete version of Get U're Dream and the quality is
quite good (mp3, 56kbps). You can go to their
page to find the
song (and lyrics) or click
to download the song immediately.
has uploaded a sample of Mado no Soto wa Monochrome for a while; I haven't had the
chance to listen to it until now, what a lucky day ^_^ In case you don't remember this song,
it was first on air in January this year featuring as a theme song for a Japanese serie.
Same as above, go to their
download (realaudio, 25sec).
8 August 2000
Get U're Dream sample, press conference video, 3rd poetry selection
Just back in Holland and there are immediately some news to report.
NHK has put up a website
for Sydney 2000 and there you can also listen to a sample of Get U're Dream. Click
here for the sample.
Found this news at this great new Zard page:
ZARD Union (Chinese).
There you can read that Izumi Sakai didn't attend that NHK's press conference but instead
there was a video shown with Izumi Sakai talking about the Olympic theme song. For a
quicktime movie of that video go to this
site. (I just love
that site ^_^)
Izumi Sakai's press conference video
Also there is an announcement on Zard's official
website concerning Izumi Sakai's third
poetry selection. The booklet is entitled My Friend, will have a blue front cover and
will be released somewhere in September. More details upon availability.
5 August 2000
Hong Kong report and new single
I can highly recommend everyone who is missing any Zard album to visit Hong Kong.
During my short stay in HK I managed to pick up all the albums and singles I was
missing. I was especially happy with my Cruising & Live album, because I
wasn't sure whether that album was still available before I went to HK. Expect
some raving reviews within a few days when I'm back in Holland.
I will also have more time to work on my page when I'm back. I am really starting to miss that,
updating and adding things to this page. Some great stuff is coming so stay tuned.
There is simply no better choice for the Olympic theme song. Zard has such
a rich experience, just look at their singles. Almost every single has been used as
a theme for commercials, tv series, tv programmes, anime series etc. But of course,
the Olympic Games is a big event and this is a big opportunity for Zard. And I'm sure
they won't disappoint us!