Ayumi Hamasaki CD single
I finally got the Ayumi Hamasaki CD single today w/ the Hyrbid mixes of
Teddy Bear. Good stuff! Although the need to produce a separate
"instrumental" version seemed interesting, given that the standard Hybrid
Club mix is almost completely devoid of lyrics... but anyway, it's good.
However, I gotta say I also REALLY like the Orb mixes of End Of The World on
that disc! I'm not a big fan of Orb's/Patterson's mixes, in general, but I
quite like these.
One last rambling: Japanese CD packaging seems often far more interesting
than US/Europe. I've received JP imports of several discs and they often
come in really thoughtfully-done packaging. For example, this single comes
in an lp-style plastic slip, inside a nice translucent PVC plastic slipcase,
which is then in a heavy cardboard external slipcase. The package also
includes two info cards about the CD itself, and a "Post-It-Note"-type
sticker on the front with more info. All this for a single. Groovy. (I'm