alan – Gunjou no Tani

February 17, 2009 at 12:29 PM | Posted in alan | 7 Comments

1. Gunjou no Tani (群青の谷)
2. Gunjou no Tani Acoustic Version
3. Gunjou no Tani (Instrumental)
4. Gunjou no Tani Acoustic Version 

This is alan’s 8th single and it was released on February 4, 2009. The single reached #30 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 3,426 copies.

It’s nice to see alan mix it up a bit with Gunjou no Tani, a song that ISN’T a ballad. She worked with Cocco on this track and it really shows in the music. It combines the ethnic style of alan’s previous releases with an upbeat arrangement that consists of strings, percussion, and some electric guitar. alan’s vocals are top notch as well and the chorus features some great elongated notes from her. Compared to her other upbeat A-sides like Sora Uta and Kaze no Tegami, this is a much better track because it provides some variety as well as an overall sound that’s better suited for her voice.

The acoustic version is a nice bonus on the single. Next to the acoustic guitar, there are also shakers in the background and an excellent erhu solo during the bridge. alan showcases gentler vocals too but she still performs with a good amount of force when the chorus comes around.

Overall Rating

4 stars



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  1. This single was great and i can’t wait for her album to be released~ Lol it’s taken quite a while

  2. The single’s another nice one that she has delivered & it’s great that she has included in Voice of EARTH :D

  3. This song is one of the best I’ve heard so far this year. Doubt anything will come close to beating it. *__* It’s so epic and her vocals from 4:00-4:15 is perfection.

  4. this was a nice single, but i liked the acoustic version more for some odd reason. i think the erhu made it for me ^_^V can’t wait for the album to come out.

  5. I love this single.

  6. I loved the acoustic version more too.

  7. I love both versions! =D This new song is a bit weak IMO when compared to her older singles. Can’t wait to hear the new album! \o/

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