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Photos from BACK-ON’s live performance at the “Tales of Festival 2009”!

Fans of the Tales of series will probably already have seen these photos, but for everyone else, BACK-ON was the musical guest of honour (along with the female J-pop group GIRL NEXT DOOR and misono) at the annual Tales of Festival of 2009!

The festival is a celebration of the Tales of series, as well as an event for announcing forthcoming new games. This year’s festival was held on 14th June 2009 and BACK-ON were invited to perform flyaway and Re:Start, songs that most fans will know as the OP and ED (respectively) theme songs from Tales of the World : Radiant Mythology 2.

According to various reports, they wow’d the audience with their thrilling renditions of both songs:  Gpara said that ‘they single handedly roused the crowd’ during their performance.

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BACK-ON later invited Ito Kanae (伊藤かな恵) – Kanonno Earhart‘s seiyuu – who featured in the flyaway [Tales of] remix – to join them onstage; she was too nervous to actually sing in front of the crowd.

07 - BACK-ON with Ito Kanae
BACK-ON with Ito Kanae courtesy of Gpara

The photos are courtesy of Gpara.comDengeki.com and Famitsu.com, and you can view them in full by visiting the Tales of Festival 2009 section of the Gallery.

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Listen to flyaway[Tales of]Remix on Youtube!

With thanks to soulsteelgray on the Jpopmusic forums for the news, you can now listen to flyaway[Tales of]Remix on Youtube courtesy of moyu27!

To provide some background: flyaway[Tales of]Remix is an extended remix of the title track from the single flyaway, and features the seiyuu of one of the main characters in the game, Kanonno Earhart, who is voiced by Ito Kanae (伊藤かな恵) and the bgm (background music) from the battle scenes of the Tales of the World:Radiant Mythology 2 game, although – with thanks to Sok for the info – it does include music from an earlier game in the series.

You can either click on the link below to enjoy the song in full (all 5:40 minutes of it!) or watch it after the cut/read more… link on BOO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43SkGVtBGvA

Either way, hope you enjoy the song as much as I/we do – it’s very upbeat and definitely a fantastic addition to the Limited Edition version of the flyaway single! :) You can also listen to the rest of the new single on our Music page; yes, we are talking about:

  • flyaway
  • where is the future?
  • Re:Start
  • flyaway[Tales of]Remix

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Listen to the preview of “flyaway” on BACK-ON’s official Myspace!

The news flow has really been non-stop these past few days! Just a little earlier, Sesshy posted the breaking news on our dedicated flyaway forum thread (and on the newly revamped Sound Ex!) that BACK-ON have posted preview clips of songs from their forthcoming new single flyaway on their official Myspace!

Featured are 42 second clips of:

  • flyaway (Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 OP)
  • where is the future? (Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 ED)
  • flyaway 『テイルズ オブ』Remix (Special remix of the title track available as an extra in the special [Tales of] edition of the single)

To summarise, flyaway is just as good as we expected from the original 30 second preview of the song; where is the future? seems reminiscent of one of BACK-ON’s previous title songs flower, but the biggest (and best) surprise imho is probably flyaway 『テイルズ オブ』Remix or flyaway [Tales of] Remix!

For fans of dance or game background music, this is a must listen, but the preview is alas so very short! Teeda‘s voice is electronically altered, and with thanks to BOO forum member Sok for this information, apparently the singer of the main chorus (at least in this preview clip) is the female seiyuu of Kanonno, the main character in the Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 series!

In addition to clips of the 3 songs (sadly missing Re:Start) BACK-ON have also posted a much longer video clip of the flyaway PV on their official Myspace as well! :) I think it is pretty safe to say that everyone on the Forums who has seen the PV preview so far likes it.

You can watch it after the cut (as usual) at the end of this post, or you can:

watch the PV preview on BACK-ON’s Myspace by clicking here!

Last but not least, for fans and visitors who do not have access to Myspace, you can also listen to the clips of all 3 songs after the cut as well! Either way, please enjoy and let us know what you think! :)

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