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Post by TullyBascombe » 1 year ago

It could be a heroic love song, sort of a lyrical "Evangeline."

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Post by maartendas » 1 year ago

I'm re-watching The Lord of the Rings and all this talk of quests and wilderness made me picture Frodo and Sam in Libera robes :)

I still think that 'Santa' is probably Sanctus, especially with FDL's in-depth reasoning :)
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Post by fan_de_LoK » 1 year ago

The cover is unveiled on the Facebook page of Libera in Japan "Libera Records" :)

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Post by fan_de_LoK » 1 year ago

Surpinto wrote:The only concern I have is with regard to region encoding. Japan is DVD Region 2 along with the UK and continental Europe. While we in North America are Region 1.
Sadly it's confirmed that the DVD will be set as Region 2.


This selling Japanese website says :
Comes with a bonus DVD with a music video for the title song and "LIBERA in Universal Studio Japan."
*The DVD disc is encoded for region 2 (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and no subtitles are included.

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Post by Surpinto » 1 year ago

fan_de_LoK wrote:The cover is unveiled on the Facebook page of Libera in Japon "Libera Records" :)
Interesting how they use the snowflakes (no doubt because it's a Christmas album) intermixed with light emanating from above (as they have done before) to create that ethereal image. :)
fan_de_LoK wrote:
Surpinto wrote:The only concern I have is with regard to region encoding. Japan is DVD Region 2 along with the UK and continental Europe. While we in North America are Region 1.
Sadly it's confirmed that the DVD will be set as Region 2.


This selling Japanese website says :
Comes with a bonus DVD with a music video for the title song and "LIBERA in Universal Studio Japan."
*The DVD disc is encoded for region 2 (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and no subtitles are included.
Thanks for the information :(

It's a shame that no subtitles are included and that they chose to regionally encode it. Free ripping software should be able to bypass that, but it's still a major inconvenience.

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Post by maartendas » 1 year ago

Intriguing cover, it's recognisable as Libera but at the same time quite different. It's only the second time they pictured just one boy on the cover. The first time was Cassius for the Song of Life collection. His pose makes you think: maybe he is hearing the music of the angels. I'm now trying to guess his name - is it Oliver Mycka?
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Post by fan_de_LoK » 1 year ago

The case of the song "Santa" is solved, it's a new song !! :D

Its full title is "Santa will find you"

This comes from Libera Records, the Japanese communication branch of Libera.
I asked them yesterday about that song, on their FB page.
They replied this morning : "Santa's original title is "Santa will find you". It's a new song!"

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A mini-album that has two new songs, that's great !! 8)

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Post by john45 » 1 year ago

Might it be a Libera version of this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS3XKlTp9tw

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Post by henrylonghorn » 1 year ago

fan_de_LoK wrote:The case of the song "Santa" is solved, it's a new song !! :D

Its full title is "Santa will find you"
john45 wrote:Might it be a Libera version of this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS3XKlTp9tw
Thanks for the clarification! I'm guessing it could be a remake of the original song. But we all know how wonderfully talented Mr. Prizeman is at "liberizing" music. :wink:
maartendas wrote:Intriguing cover, it's recognisable as Libera but at the same time quite different. It's only the second time they pictured just one boy on the cover. The first time was Cassius for the Song of Life collection. His pose makes you think: maybe he is hearing the music of the angels. I'm now trying to guess his name - is it Oliver Mycka?
Same thoughts here. It reminds me of the Song of Life cover, but I'm still a little surprised at the choice of Oliver. If I remember correctly, by the time of the SoL album release (Nov 2012), Cassius had toured for 3 years and had an album solo (While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks). By contrast, Oliver has had much less public exposure until now. It leads me to wonder if Oliver will take on more visible roles in the near future.
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’tis the glorious song of heaven and our fears it will dispel.

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henrylonghorn wrote: Same thoughts here. It reminds me of the Song of Life cover, but I'm still a little surprised at the choice of Oliver. If I remember correctly, by the time of the SoL album release (Nov 2012), Cassius had toured for 3 years and had an album solo (While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks). By contrast, Oliver has had much less public exposure until now. It leads me to wonder if Oliver will take on more visible roles in the near future.
I suspect "the cute factor" is/was a major consideration.

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Post by fan_de_LoK » 1 year ago

Possibly it's more a choice from the USJ marketing service that from RP ;)

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Post by muffin818 » 1 year ago

What a beautiful cover. I'm starting to feel Christmassy already (I have actually been listening to their 2011 Christmas album recently! :wink: )
henrylonghorn wrote:Same thoughts here. It reminds me of the Song of Life cover, but I'm still a little surprised at the choice of Oliver. If I remember correctly, by the time of the SoL album release (Nov 2012), Cassius had toured for 3 years and had an album solo (While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks). By contrast, Oliver has had much less public exposure until now. It leads me to wonder if Oliver will take on more visible roles in the near future.
Perhaps if Oliver is at St George's in December we might get to hear him sing then.
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For the first heaven
And the first earth
Are passed away.

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Post by alcesalcesobservator » 1 year ago

fan_de_LoK wrote:The case of the song "Santa" is solved, it's a new song !! :D

Its full title is "Santa will find you"

This comes from Libera Records, the Japanese communication branch of Libera.
I asked them yesterday about that song, on their FB page.
They replied this morning : "Santa's original title is "Santa will find you". It's a new song!"

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A mini-album that has two new songs, that's great !! 8)
"Santa Wll Find You"? Sounds creepy.

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Re: Japanese CD + DVD

Post by dani » 1 year ago

Excited for new music even if it's Christmas related .

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Re: Japanese CD + DVD

Post by TullyBascombe » 1 year ago

"Santa will find you" is probably an excellent choice for the Japanese market, where Christmas is very popular, but definitely not from the religious aspect.

When I look at Oliver's pose for the cover of the album it reminds me of videos of Michael Horncastle singing "Far Away". The semblance might have been a major factor for choosing that boy and that pose.

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