Kanno Yoko live at Sejong Center, Seoul Korea in June 2007

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Kanno Yoko live at Sejong Center, Seoul Korea in June 2007

Post by milites » 2011-08-27 13:24

Hi all :)
First of all, sorry for my poor English. I'm Korean. I hope you guys can understand me.

Well, is there anyone who still remembers Yoko-san's Ragnarok 2 concert in Korea about 4 years ago?

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Related thread:
http://maayas.net/forum/Thread-Maaya-to ... e-in-Korea

I WAS THERE! It really was great. 3000 people from all provinces of Korea came to see Yoko-san's very first live concert in Korea.
I was so lucky because at that time, I was just discharged from the army service (I'm still in Reserved Force :) ).
If she came to Korea just one month before the original schedule, I could have missed that historical concert.

About the half of the songs were from Ragnarok 2 online, whose original soundtrack was composed by Yoko-san. The rest were from her previous works such as Ghost in the Shell:SAC, Cowboy Bebop, and Escaflowne.

As you guys might know, in the concert, Maaya-san appeared as a guest vocalist (with Origa and Yamane Mai),
and sung a few of her best songs from Arjuna and Escaflowne.
She also featured as a chorus singer for Origa and Yamane Mai.

I was sitting at the 5th row from the stage, so I could clearly see her face and listen to her angelic voice!!
Well, believe it or not, my eyes met hers for a brief moment and I just couldn't breathe... I was so happy! :)
I'll never forget the moment until I die..

Well, after the concert, I thought that Gravity (the game publisher of Ragnarok online and the host company of Ragnarok 2 concert) would release concert DVD, or CD album at least, but they didn't.
I was so frustrated and made my personal live concert album out of the wave file that I recorded during the concert, as a memento for the greatest time that I ever had in my entire life.

I lost the archive when I formatted my computer a long time ago, but a few weeks ago I found it again when I was browsing my old CD rack.
I thought that you guys might be happy to listen to the concert recording, especially Maaya's, so I uploaded it.

Maaya Sakamoto - 空氣と星(Kuuki to Hoshi) - Earth Girl Arjuna
http://soundcloud.com/hanjy85/07-sakamoto-maaya

Maaya Sakamoto - 光の中へ(Hikari no Nakae, Into the light) - Escaflowne
http://soundcloud.com/hanjy85/08-sakamo ... a-into-the

Maaya Sakamoto - 指輪 (Yubiwa) - Escaflowne
(in Korean!! :) )
http://soundcloud.com/hanjy85/27-sakamoto-maaya-yubiwa

Maaya Sakamoto - 約速はいらない - Escaflowne
(partly in Korean)
http://soundcloud.com/hanjy85/28-sakamoto-maaya

You can download the entire recording here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?6dx549vyqm2rkna

Set list:
Torukia/Turkey - Ghost in the Shell: SAC
Inner Universe - Ghost in the Shell: SAC
Rise - Ghost in the Shell: SAC
Don’t Bother None - Cowboy Bebop
Call Me Call Me - Cowboy Bebop
Player - Ghost in the Shell: SAC
Kuuki to Hoshi - Arjuna
Hikari no Nakae - Escaflowne
Quiet Place - Ragnarok 2
Piano Solo I
Swamper - Ragnarok 2
Clap & Walk - Ragnarok 2
Stone Music - Ragnarok 2
Poem - Ragnarok 2
The Real Folk Blues - Cowboy Bebop
ELM - Cowboy Bebop
Sailing - Ragnarok 2
Intro Theme - Ragnarok 2
Bagpipe Solo
Prontera Field - Ragnarok 2
Imiru - Ragnarok 2
Yoru (Vo.Yoko Kanno) - Ragnarok 2
Five Years War - Ragnarok 2
The Force Midgarts - Ragnarok 2
Din Don Dan Dan - Ragnarok 2
Blue - Cowboy Bebop
Yubiwa - Escaflowne
Yakusoku wa Iranai - Escaflowne
Ex 1. Orchestra Medley
[MC] Yoko Kanno Talks! (in Korean!! I was really surprised!!)
Ex 2. Hodo
Ex 3. Kimagure on Today

Guest Vocalists:
Maaya Sakamoto
Origa
Mai Yamane

Guest Musicians:
Tsuneo Imahori (guitar)
Masatsugu Shinozaki (violin)
Masami Horisawa (cello)
Suzuki Vagabond (bass)
Tamao Fujii (percussions)

Since I recorded it with my mp3 player, sound quality is rather poor, especially for the first few songs because of the mistakes of the sound engineers (too much reverb and echo... I couldn't hear voice)
But I tried my best to enhance the sound quality by giving various effects with Soundforge 9.0. I think the sound quality is just.. bearable.

I hope you guys enjoy this great concert like I did :)
Have a nice weekend!
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RE: Kanno Yoko live at Sejong Center, Seoul Korea in June 2007

Post by Yyrkoon » 2011-08-27 14:25

Don't know what to say except maybe "thank you so much"!!!
I gave up on those kinds of recordings and today you posted them, waoo, you made my day!

감사합니다!!!
Milites, that was really Yoko Kanno singing Yoru on stage? If that's true, that's awesome, she really nails it ^^
Anyway, your recordings quality is really correct, thanks again for all this!!!
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RE: Kanno Yoko live at Sejong Center, Seoul Korea in June 2007

Post by milites » 2011-08-27 15:20

Yyrkoon wrote: Don't know what to say except maybe "thank you so much"!!!
I gave up on those kinds of recordings and today you posted them, waoo, you made my day!

감사합니다!!!
Milites, that was really Yoko Kanno singing Yoru on stage? If that's true, that's awesome, she really nails it ^^
Anyway, your recordings quality is really correct, thanks again for all this!!!
I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed it!!
Speaking of Yoru, yeah Yoko-san herself sung that song on the stage, in her own Hanamogeran language.
Gabriella Robin, huh? :)
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Post by Yyrkoon » 2011-08-27 15:47

I had the chance to assist at the Tanabata concert in Tokyo in 2009, and I didn't know the songs were so similar to the ones in Seoul. But Hikari no naka e, Yubiwa and Yakusoku wa iranai really rock! I wish they were performed again in 2009 ^^

I'm so happy, this Seoul concert was like the hole in my Yoko Kanno collection, and it's filled now, thanks to you :D
Of course, I can share my records of the Tanabata concert if you don't have them. Maaya performs really good songs in there too (The garden of everything, platina and hemisphere in a medley, tune the rainbow (a capella), ...)

Just tell me :)

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Post by milites » 2011-08-27 15:55

Yyrkoon wrote: I had the chance to assist at the Tanabata concert in Tokyo in 2009, and I didn't know the songs were so similar to the ones in Seoul. But Hikari no naka e, Yubiwa and Yakusoku wa iranai really rock! I wish they were performed again in 2009 ^^

I'm so happy, this Seoul concert was like the hole in my Yoko Kanno collection, and it's filled now, thanks to you :D
Of course, I can share my records of the Tanabata concert if you don't have them. Maaya performs really good songs in there too (The garden of everything, platina and hemisphere in a medley, tune the rainbow (a capella), ...)

Just tell me :)
As you listened to, the entire 3000 people were just speechless when Maaya-san sang Kuuki to Hoshi without any background instrument. It sent shivers down my spine.. I saw some people even, crying.

and yeah, people (including me) went crazy when Maaya tried to sing Yakusoku wa iranai in Korean. EXCESSIVE CUUUUUTENESSSS♡

Wooh I have never heard about Tanabata concert!! You were a assistant? Wow!! So you're in Japan?? I'd love to listen to the recording!
Can you please share it?? Thanks a lot in advance :)
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RE: Kanno Yoko live at Sejong Center, Seoul Korea in June 2007

Post by mike_s_6 » 2011-08-28 04:56

...*screams* thank you!!!

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Post by Yyrkoon » 2011-08-28 07:52

milites wrote:Wooh I have never heard about Tanabata concert!! You were a assistant? Wow!! So you're in Japan?? I'd love to listen to the recording!
Can you please share it?? Thanks a lot in advance :)
Tanabata is a holiday, in 2009 that was on July 7th. Yoko Kanno perfomed a concert in Saitama (there were 18 000 people) with the Seatbelts, Maaya, Origa, Mai Yamane, the 2 Macross Frontier singers and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, that was really huge!

I just found out that my links expired, I will upload everything again. Just wait a little :)

Here is the setlist of the Tanabata (also called Tanasonic) concert:
~Opening - Works video~ 5:45
~Opening - Landing video~ 2:36

~ May'n, 中島愛, Origa, 坂本真綾 & 山根麻以 ~
0. May'n, 中島愛, Origa, 坂本真綾 & 山根麻以 - トルキア 5:53
1. Origa & 坂本真綾 - inner universe 4:54
2. May'n & 中島愛 - ライオン 4:54
3. Origa & 坂本真綾 & 山根麻以 - player 4:21
4. 山根麻以 with May'n, 中島愛, Origa & 坂本真綾 - Want it all back 4:32
5. May'n, 中島愛, Origa, 坂本真綾 & 山根麻以 - What planet is this?! 4:45
6. May'n, 中島愛, Origa, 坂本真綾 & 山根麻以 - 地球共鳴 2:21

~ Only Yoko ~
7. Piano Solo (ラクエン & Innocent Green medley) 3:54
8. タチコマの家出 2:39
9. はとどけい 2:01
10. Cat Blues 3:32

11. Scott Matthew - be human 4:14

~ 坂本真綾, May'n & 中島愛 ~
12. 坂本真綾 - tune the rainbow 2:16
13. 中島愛 with 坂本真綾 - VOICES 4:04
14. May'n - ダイヤモンドクレバス 7:50
15. 坂本真綾 with May'n & 中島愛 - gravity 3:30

16. 坂本真綾 & Steve Conte - THE GARDEN OF EVERYTHING 7:20

17. Steve Conte - Could you bite the hand 2:15
18. Steve Conte - Call me Call me 3:38

19. 坂本真綾 - 約束はいらない 3:54

~ May'n & 中島愛 ~
20. May'n with 中島愛 - 射手座☆午後九時Don’t be late 4:34
21. 中島愛 with May'n - 星間飛行 6:05

22. Medley 25:44
May'n - Genesis of Aquarion 2:06
May'n & 中島愛 - What 'bout my star (with 愛・おぼえていますか and 私の彼はパイロット) 2:12
May'n - Welcome to My FanClub's Night 0:50
坂本真綾 - プラチナ 1:32
Origa with 坂本真綾 - RISE 1:06
May'n with 中島愛 - インフィニティ 0:34
坂本真綾 - ヘミソフィア 1:36
Scott Matthew - BEAUTY IS WITHIN US 1:46
Origa & Scott Matthew - ELM 1:42
奇跡の海 0:07
After, in the dark 0:53
Steve Conte & 山根麻以 - Rain 2:10
中島愛 with May'n - 蒼のエーテル (with ダイヤモンドクレバス) 2:23
山根麻以 - Gotta knock a little harder (with Steve Conte & Scott Matthew?) 1:42
坂本真綾 with May'n & 中島愛 - 指輪 0:56
山根麻以 - The real folk blues 4:01

23. 山根麻以 with 坂本真綾 - Blue 8:43

== Encore ==
Yo pumpkin head 3:12
Tim Jensen - Tank! 4:29

~ Orchestra Medley 17:11 ~
Escaflowne 1:38
Willgem Ririku 1:10
Flying Dragon 0:22
High Spirit 1:56
DANCE OF CURSE 1:22
Shiro, Long Tail’s 2:29
Dog fight 2:15
Escaflowne 0:44
Story of Escaflowne ~END TITLE 4:11

SMS小隊の歌 1:34
~Speech~ 2:03
アナタノオト 5:37
End Title ノスタルジーナ 5:10
Gabriela Robin - MOON 5:30

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RE: Kanno Yoko live at Sejong Center, Seoul Korea in June 2007

Post by dillpops » 2011-08-28 08:30

GOD HIKARI NO NAKA HE IS GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for these, it's really kind of you to share. They are lovely.

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Post by milites » 2011-08-28 12:47

Yyrkoon wrote:
milites wrote:Wooh I have never heard about Tanabata concert!! You were a assistant? Wow!! So you're in Japan?? I'd love to listen to the recording!
Can you please share it?? Thanks a lot in advance :)
Tanabata is a holiday, in 2009 that was on July 7th. Yoko Kanno perfomed a concert in Saitama (there were 18 000 people) with the Seatbelts, Maaya, Origa, Mai Yamane, the 2 Macross Frontier singers and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, that was really huge!

I just found out that my links expired, I will upload everything again. Just wait a little :)

Here is the setlist of the Tanabata (also called Tanasonic) concert:
~Opening - Works video~ 5:45
~Opening - Landing video~ 2:36

~ May'n, 中島愛, Origa, 坂本真綾 & 山根麻以 ~
0. May'n, 中島愛, Origa, 坂本真綾 & 山根麻以 - トルキア 5:53
1. Origa & 坂本真綾 - inner universe 4:54
2. May'n & 中島愛 - ライオン 4:54
3. Origa & 坂本真綾 & 山根麻以 - player 4:21
4. 山根麻以 with May'n, 中島愛, Origa & 坂本真綾 - Want it all back 4:32
5. May'n, 中島愛, Origa, 坂本真綾 & 山根麻以 - What planet is this?! 4:45
6. May'n, 中島愛, Origa, 坂本真綾 & 山根麻以 - 地球共鳴 2:21

~ Only Yoko ~
7. Piano Solo (ラクエン & Innocent Green medley) 3:54
8. タチコマの家出 2:39
9. はとどけい 2:01
10. Cat Blues 3:32

11. Scott Matthew - be human 4:14

~ 坂本真綾, May'n & 中島愛 ~
12. 坂本真綾 - tune the rainbow 2:16
13. 中島愛 with 坂本真綾 - VOICES 4:04
14. May'n - ダイヤモンドクレバス 7:50
15. 坂本真綾 with May'n & 中島愛 - gravity 3:30

16. 坂本真綾 & Steve Conte - THE GARDEN OF EVERYTHING 7:20

17. Steve Conte - Could you bite the hand 2:15
18. Steve Conte - Call me Call me 3:38

19. 坂本真綾 - 約束はいらない 3:54

~ May'n & 中島愛 ~
20. May'n with 中島愛 - 射手座☆午後九時Don’t be late 4:34
21. 中島愛 with May'n - 星間飛行 6:05

22. Medley 25:44
May'n - Genesis of Aquarion 2:06
May'n & 中島愛 - What 'bout my star (with 愛・おぼえていますか and 私の彼はパイロット) 2:12
May'n - Welcome to My FanClub's Night 0:50
坂本真綾 - プラチナ 1:32
Origa with 坂本真綾 - RISE 1:06
May'n with 中島愛 - インフィニティ 0:34
坂本真綾 - ヘミソフィア 1:36
Scott Matthew - BEAUTY IS WITHIN US 1:46
Origa & Scott Matthew - ELM 1:42
奇跡の海 0:07
After, in the dark 0:53
Steve Conte & 山根麻以 - Rain 2:10
中島愛 with May'n - 蒼のエーテル (with ダイヤモンドクレバス) 2:23
山根麻以 - Gotta knock a little harder (with Steve Conte & Scott Matthew?) 1:42
坂本真綾 with May'n & 中島愛 - 指輪 0:56
山根麻以 - The real folk blues 4:01

23. 山根麻以 with 坂本真綾 - Blue 8:43

== Encore ==
Yo pumpkin head 3:12
Tim Jensen - Tank! 4:29

~ Orchestra Medley 17:11 ~
Escaflowne 1:38
Willgem Ririku 1:10
Flying Dragon 0:22
High Spirit 1:56
DANCE OF CURSE 1:22
Shiro, Long Tail’s 2:29
Dog fight 2:15
Escaflowne 0:44
Story of Escaflowne ~END TITLE 4:11

SMS小隊の歌 1:34
~Speech~ 2:03
アナタノオト 5:37
End Title ノスタルジーナ 5:10
Gabriela Robin - MOON 5:30
Ah now I know what Tanabata is. Isn't it "七夕"?
In Korea it is not a holiday like in Japan, but we know the old story of separated lovers and meeting of two stars.

Wow the set list looks just fantastic!! T-T Thank you so much!
And please take your time. You had been waiting for Seoul concert for 4 years.. compare to that, mine is nothing :)

Have a good night!
dillpops wrote: GOD HIKARI NO NAKA HE IS GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for these, it's really kind of you to share. They are lovely.
Nice to hear that you loved it! :) and sorry for not sharing it much earlier.
And I'm your big fanboy since I listened to The Other Side of Lucy about 2 years ago. The best Maaya-cover by far! :) Keep up the good work, Dilly!
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Post by dillpops » 2011-08-28 13:14

Argh, that's really nice of you! Had a Maaya karaoke sesh with some Japanese fans yesterday - twas awesome! Now...if only Jerome would come to Japan ;)

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Post by roxfan » 2011-08-28 13:25

Thank you so much!

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Post by Yyrkoon » 2011-08-28 15:42

milites wrote:Ah now I know what Tanabata is. Isn't it "七夕"?
That's right!

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Post by crispain » 2011-08-30 21:21

Thank you so much!!
milites wrote: I'd love to listen to the recording!
I also can share an anonymous recording from Tanabata concert (hope you don't mind : )), in which I did some audio processing and remastering to enhance it.
This is where the links are...

http://www.mediafire.com/?wxytnjazmlftv
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Post by jason » 2011-08-31 04:34

Many thanks for the recording of the Seoul, Korea concert! Wow, I never expected a bootleg recording to pop up after so many years. It's a shame neither that concert of the Tanabata were released on video. I would have definitely bought them if released. :-/
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Post by Elix Berd » 2011-09-05 22:20

Wow! This topic is a treasure trove! Thank you, milites, for sharing this UNIQUE recordings!
It's a shame really, not to produce recordings of such epic concerts as this and Tanabata...
crispain, I had your version from somewhere and I didn't know you made this 'release'. Thanks a lot to you as well!
And if Yyrkoon has even better version recordings of Tanabata he should be engraved in a digital statue or something...

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