Color

White: Lovers on Canvas

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Initially an offshoot of megaband Exile, Color have continued over the years to produce some of the highest-quality vocal R&B in Japan, while issuing color-named albums at the same time. Released in 2009, White provides more of their signature harmonizing, which should thrill fans and continue to surprise some of those expecting standardized contemporary pop from the whole of modern Japanese music. The sound is entirely what fans will expect, with sweeping melodies throughout the mix, an absolute minimum of noticeable tone-tweaking, and a plethora of four-part harmonies in both English and Japanese -- and to top it off, the standard Boyz II Men cover with "Color of Love," an entry that's a bit surprising to have taken so long, given the band's name and affinity for the Philadelphia quartet. An outstanding bit of sound from the boys shows that the band may not be developing into new territory (as is often fashionable), but it's far from becoming complacent either.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
0:50
2
4:31
3
4:42
4
4:31
5
4:30
6
4:55
7
4:12
8
5:04
9
5:06
10
4:59
11
0:38
12
4:45
13
3:41
14
5:17
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