Natsumi Abe – Too far away ~Onna no Kokoro~

April 18, 2008 at 11:01 AM | Posted in Natsumi Abe | 2 Comments
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Tracklisting
1. Too far away ~Onna no Kokoro~
   (Too far away~女のこころ~)
2. Too far away
3. Too far away ~Onna no Kokoro~
    (Instrumental)

This is Natsumi Abe’s 9th single and it was released on May 9, 2007. The single reached #15 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 11,817 copies.

After a pretty good mini-album (25 ~Vingt-Cinq~), Natsumi Abe released this cover of Shinji Tanimura’s 1988 song Far away. Too far away ~Onna no Kokoro~ is a reimagining of the song performed from a woman’s perspective in a classic ballad form. The lyrics of the verses have changed while the chorus remains intact. Abe handled the song pretty well even though the song itself isn’t really all that exciting (until the end at least). Except for the loud percussion during the chorus, the music is on the tame side.

The B-side is actually just a piano version of the previous track with the original lyrics of the 1988 song. Too far away has a really pretty, yet melancholy arrangement that seemed to go better with Abe’s vocals.

Overall Rating 

3½ stars

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  1. I love this song; it’s so sweet and beautiful. You gave it an honest review. =]

  2. I had not heard of this singer before (that I recall). I will definitely give her a listen


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