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2nd STAGE
2ndSTAGE-r
Album by T&C Bomber
Released September 27, 2000
Genre J-Pop
Format CD Album
Recorded 2000
Length 49:54
Label zetima zetima
Producer Tsunku
T&C Bomber Albums Chronology
Previous Taiyo & Ciscomoon 1 1st Album (1999)
Next Taiyo to Ciscomoon / T&C Bomber Mega Best Best Album (2008)
Singles from 2nd STAGE
1. DON'T STOP Ren'aichuu
2. HEY! Mahiru no Shinkirou

2nd STAGE is T&C Bomber‘s first album after Taiyo to Ciscomoon'’s name change, but second overall. It was marketed as their final disc, as it was released shortly after the announcement of their disbandment.

The album was released on September 27, 2000. Out of the 11 tracks, 6 of the songs are new tracks. It sold 12,870 copies in its first week and 16,610 copies total.

TracklistEdit

  1. HEY! Mahiru no Shinkirou (HEY!真昼の蜃気楼; HEY! Midday Mirage)
  2. Be My LOVE
  3. DON'T STOP Ren'aichuu (DON'T STOP恋愛中; DON'T STOP When We Are In Love)
  4. Ai no Kaisuu (愛の回数; Counting the Love)
  5. Mata Yacchatta ~Shibuya de ALL no Hi~ (またやっちゃった~渋谷でALLの日~; I Did It Again! -All Day in Shibuya)
  6. Marui Taiyou (4nin ver) (丸い太陽(4人ver); The Round Sun (4 Person ver.))
  7. Aisuru Hito e (愛する人へ; Dear My Darling)
  8. Office Love
  9. Go Go Tokyo (ゴーゴー東京)
  10. Kawaii Hito (かわいい男性; My Cute Darling)
  11. YES! Shiawase (YES!しあわせ; YES! Happiness)

Featured Members Edit

Concert PerformancesEdit

Be My LOVE
Mata Yacchatta ~Shibuya de ALL no Hi~
Office Love
Ai no Kaisuu
YES! Shiawase

Album InformationEdit

All Lyrics and Compositions: Tsunku

  1. HEY! Mahiru no Shinkirou
  2. Be My LOVE
  3. DON'T STOP Ren'aichuu
  4. Ai no Kaisuu
  5. Mata Yacchatta ~Shibuya de ALL no Hi~
  6. Marui Taiyou (4nin ver)
  7. Aisuru Hito e
    • Arrangement, Other Instruments, Voice: Matsubara Ken
    • Lead Vocal: RuRu
    • Chorus: T&C Bomber
  8. Office Love
  9. Go Go Tokyo
  10. Kawaii Hito
  11. YES! Shiawase

TriviaEdit

  • The song "Marui Taiyou" was released on the group's 6th single as "Marui Taiyo -winter ver.-", but at this time Miwa Kominato had left the group. After her return, the group changed its name, the song was rearranged, and Kominato's vocals added. Hence the change in the title: "Marui Taiyo -4nin Ver.-"
  • In 2006, ℃-ute released a cover of Yes! Shiawase on their debut album.

InterviewsEdit

Tsunku said about this album:[1]

"The girls started off as 'Taiyou To Ciscomoon' and it's been only a year and a half since its debut. Although it seems like such a short time, it has been a real proud achievement for us. I think they have been fully enjoying the music. Inaba, Kominato, RuRu had enough experiences before joining the group, so I didn’t need to give too many instructions. Although, one thing I was focused on as a producer was an overall balance as a group because dance moves and singing voices had to look and sound good as a group. In terms of Shinoda, who had no previous musical experience, she had a much harder time catching up with other members, I think. I could tell she was making extra effort to catch up with everyone else. The first album was created when they were still spending lots of time trying to perfect their ability as a group in terms of chorus and teamwork. Thanks to the previous experiences on creating an album and live performances, creating the 2nd album was much better than before. After seeing the girls' progress, I am certain that they are able to express their unique abilities for any genre of music they come across in the future.

Unfortunately, T&C Bomber will no longer be together. However, I believe this is a new beginning for the girls. I wish best of luck on their future endeavors!

In regards to the title, '2nd Stage': The unit started as 'Taiyou To Ciscomoon'. Since the 2nd stage, the name has been changed to T&C Bomber. Their true '2 stage' begins after leaving the group. And that’s the meaning behind the title."

Taiyou to Ciscomoon said about this album:

RuRu: "We've been focusing on utilizing our unified sound. This time around, we tried a new approach of adding our individual characters to our music. I think it went successfully."

Kominato Miwa: "The album has more depth now that our solo tracks are featured for the first time. It took only a year and a half for us to developed distinct singing styles. Please enjoy the tracks as you continue your journey to find the true love."

Inaba Atsuko: "Although it is our final album, it is not our way to say thank you for all those great years of your support. It contains our genuine hope that the fans would continue to support us for a long time."

Shinoda Miho: "When I received the final product, I could easily listen to the entire tracks from the beginning to the end. I was left with a feeling of wanting to listen to a few more songs. The album is very nicely done."

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