...but I need to pour all these feelings I have because of the awesome that is the gift of SMAP
tracklist:[romaji in brackets added by me]■『GIFT of SMAP』収録曲
＜Disc-1＞1. Theme of gift -prologue-（作曲・編曲：菅野よう子）
Kanno fuckin' Youko. 'nuff said.2. Just Go！（作詞・作曲：浅利進吾 編曲：浅利進吾・陶山隼）3. さかさまの空 [Sakasama no Sora]（作詞：麻生哲朗 作曲・編曲：菅野よう子）4. HIKARI（作詞・作曲・編曲：HIKARI）5. おはよう [ohayou] （作詞・作曲：前山田健一 編曲：中西亮輔）
SHINTAKU DUET. COMPOSED AND WRITTEN BY HYADAIN. The universe does grant wishes sometimes, part1. ;A;A;A;6. 君とBoogie Woogie [Kimi to Boogie Woogie]（作詞・作曲：ナオト・インティライミ 編曲：鈴木Daichi秀行）
Naoto Inti Raymi \o/\o/7. gift（作詞：麻生哲朗 作曲：菅野よう子 編曲：CHOKKAKU）8. 真夏の脱獄者 [Manatsu no Datsugokusha] （作詞・作曲：椎名林檎 編曲：服部隆之）
"Lyrics and Music: Shiina Ringo", yeah, we'd heard that already and copious amounts of flailing and clutching of pearls occured. But how do you like "Arrangement: Hattori Takayuki" (a.k.a. the dude behind epic OSTs like HERO and Karei Naru Ichizoku) in the same. bloody. song?? Yo dawg, I heard you like awesome, so we put more awesome in your awesome so you can die of a perfection OD while you fd;lkfsf;lsk.9. イナクテサビシイ[Inakute Sabishii] （作詞：Blaise・Maynard・tax 作曲：Blaise・Maynard 編曲：川端良征）
Monkey Majik, done deal. (=w=)b10. I Wanna Be Your Man（作詞：志磨遼平 作曲：Ryo Watanabe 編曲：岩田雅之）
I'm really looking forward to this one. A collaboration between two rock band vocalists (THE BAWDIES and Kegawa no Maries) can only be interesting, at the very least.11. エンジェルはーと[Angel Heart] （作詞：野島伸司 作曲：Kabashima Kenji & kosekibeatz 編曲：宗像仁志）
I have no idea what got into Nojima Shinji and he's that much into writing lyrics lately, but he's still one of my favourite screenwriters and every endeavour of his so far has been nothing short of great, so I'm cool. This is gonna be an answer song to "Lion Heart" from the female perspective this time. I'm a little wary of it, but only because it's got a million acres of ground to cover, since, you know, it's Lion Heart
we're talking about. Notice tho how compared to lion heart, even the use of hiragana and katakana is switched in the title. I liked that.12. 前に！[Mae ni!] （作詞：飯田清澄・zopp 作曲：飯田清澄 編曲：本間昭光）
I don't know anything about the composer of this one, (only that he's done a song for Passpo, lol) but judging from the title I bet it's gonna be positive and genki.13. Theme of gift -epilogue-（作曲・編曲：菅野よう子）
＜Disc-2＞ a.k.a. SOLOS1. ねぇ… [Nee...] （作詞・作曲・編曲：N.マッピー・谷口尚久）
I wish it was an Ayaya cover, but alas. :p
Judging from the title and the co-writer/composer of this song, we're probably dealing with a ballad. A downtempo song at the very least. Taniguchi Naohisa has done "White Message" and "SWING" for SMAP in the past, and usually collaborates with people like CHEMISTRY, JUJU, Mika Nakashima, so you can tell what the general picture's like.2. La ＋ LOVE ＆ PEACE（作詞：Satomi 作曲・編曲：Marty Friedman）
作曲・編曲：Marty Friedman作曲・編曲：Marty Friedman作曲・編曲：Marty Friedman
Since Black Pirates happened, I've been praying for Marty to lend a hand in Captain's next solo. Praying, and doing lots of wishful thinking every minute of every day, not daring to express this thought anywhere in order not to jinx it. And now it came true. It really, actually did. The universe does grant wishes sometimes, part2! ;A;A;A;
I shall ignore the cheesy title for the time being and hope the song comes to suit my musical palate. I don't have many reasons to despair just yet; The only Kimura solo I don't like so far is SPECIAL, and that's because of genre reasons.
Plus, did I perchance mention, MARTY MOTHERLOVIN' FRIEDMAN AKSDALD;SAD;SADFKSKDS
/lost all ability to can3. Special Thanks（作詞：micca 作曲・編曲：大橋好規）
Goro's. Composed by Ohashi Trio. I think I hear celebration noises from a certain someone's general direction. xD4. 唐獅子牡丹 [Karajishi Botan] （作詞：水城一狼・矢野 亮 作曲：水城一狼 編曲：小西康陽）
's. I'm looking forward to this solo, every aspect of it, at least as much as Captain's. Take a moment to consider the gravity of this statement.
This is gonna be a cover of the theme song
to an old yakuza/ninkyo movie, starring and sung by Takakura Ken himself (back in the day, a lead had to do EVERYTHING, tie-ins are for losers)
, only arranged by Konishi Yasuharu
himself. My imagination is too poor and utterly incapable of grasping the staggering amount of epic this solo will bring. Gonna blow 2006's Julie solo cover out of the water, most probably. THIS IS WHY ILU, TSU.5. MONSTERS （Music and Words ：Shingo Katori， Tomohisa Yamashita Produced by Jeff Miyahara）
LOL. Future drama theme song, Y/N? :p I'll have to listen to this first before saying anything, it could go either way.6. CRAZY FIVE（作詞・作曲・編曲：N.マッピー・宮下浩司・宮下昌也）
There's a new sibling in the Five True Love/FIVE RESPECT family, NAKAI ILU. ;A;A;A;A;A;
YES, YES AND MORE YES.
[insert lake of joyful tears with me swimming in it here]
And after this eruption of emotions, I can go back to catching up with everything I've missed these days.
P.S. and fuck you too, lj, for eating everything I'd typed one click before posting, so I had to type this twice. 凸(⊙▂⊙✖ )
P.S.2 and I'm afraid you'll have to bear with all the feelings sprawled all over your f-list, because the lj-cut refuses to co-operate no matter what I do.
P.S.3 and neither does the spoiler