Ami Suzuki — Ami Selection
Posted on July 26, 2012 by Chris Nelson
I purchased Ami Suzuki’s greatest hits collection, Ami Selection a few months back, but took a while to warm to it, as it wasn’t quite as electro-pop as her Supreme Show (which is where she first caught my attention). But, over the past few weeks I’ve found I like it quite a bit.
The tracks on Ami Selection are presented in roughly the order of their release, with a heavy emphasis on tracks she released through Sony (ie: pre-electropop phase).
Despite being Ami’s first greatest hits album on Avex, more than a half of the album consists of songs from the time when she was with Sony Music. For this album a total of 8 songs from Ami’s Sony era were re-recorded with new vocals, including her debut single “Love the Island”, and her first number one single, “Be Together”. The newly-recorded version of “Love the Island” was previously released on digital format, on July 27, 2011.
I haven’t digested the album fully enough to write a review, but I can present a few music videos. My four favorite songs are Reincarnation, Free Free, O.K. Funky God, and Kiss Kiss Kiss, and Alone in My Room. I think I might recognize Alright! from an anime somewhere.
O.K. Funky God
Kiss Kiss Kiss
Alone in my Room
Bonus Ami Suzuki Namie Amuro Mashup