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Persona Music Live 2009 Coverage

It’s Silver Week in Japan which means some of the Japanese are on holiday and that’s probably also the reason why there’s no update for the P3P website today. But nevermind… Lets take a look at what happened at last Saturday’s Persona Music Live 2009 concert instead!

Thanks to the late Twitter micro blogging craze it’s slightly more easier to find out how the concert went at Tokyo, Wel City. Not to mention the myriad of blogs too of course! The biggest credit has to go to Mikecchi who wrote a very detailed account of the event.

Persona Music Live 2009 at Wel City, Tokyo

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Persona Music Live Website Renewal with Concert Footage

Yup, Atlus’ Persona updates just aren’t going to stop yet.

It looks like the website for this year’s Persona Music Live concert (which takes place next month) has been given a renewal and now shows the new heroine added to P3 Portable.

Persona Music Live 2009

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Persona Music Live Concert Coming to DVD

Thanks to reader, Elly for this. Missed this because Atlus has yet to confirm it themselves on their Atlus-D online store.

It seems Aniplex will soon be publishing a recording of the Persona Music Live concert onto DVD soon on September 16th, an event that over 1400 people attended in Akasaka Blitz a few months ago! The slightly more expensive first press edition will cost 4410 Yen (US$46) and will include a CD filled with 24 live recordings of Persona music (extracted and converted from the DVD) complete with a sleeve.

According to the Sony Music Shop, the DVD will be 120 mins long, 16:9 aspect ratio and have Linear PCM audio which means it will most likely be 2.0 stereo sound but, I’m sure my sound card can do something about that so I can enjoy surround sound.

The DVD is already available for ordering from Play-Asia.

Persona Live DVD in September

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Persona PSP Opening and Ending Lyrics

Still finishing the different branches in Persona PSP but I’ve already taken a liking to the music for some time.

Some notes Meguro made about these compositions is that he was aiming for the same pop style used in Persona 3/4 so that players who are playing this game because of those titles will feel more at home. He also wanted to experiment with the music to show how two-sided Persona is. For example, in the opening he starts off with some light pop before moving onto the intense beat of rock. Then there’s also some switching between English and Japanese in the lyrics.

Some of those approaches aren’t done for the first time to be honest. “Burn My Dread” mixed pop and rock together too.

On another note, it’s interesting how the lyricist for these two main theme songs also wrote the lyrics for Persona Trinity Soul’s first opening “Breakin’ Through” although I personally didn’t really like that song.

Well anyway, lets hope the European release of the game will get the free pre-order two disc soundtrack that America’s going to get!

Persona OST

Dream of Butterfly

Lyrics: Masao Komori
Composition: Shoji Meguro
Vocals: Yumi Kawamura

Translation

Dream of a butterfly, or is life a dream?
Don’t wanna wake up, coz I’m happier here

I was glad just to have you by my side
It was the only reality I needed

But it was all just a dream
Swaying and dissolving like bubbles in the dark ocean
When I woke up, no one was really there

There is nothing certain
Reaching for the shimmering shape in vain
That, I know is true in this place

What should I believe in to live on in this ever changing world?

I’m drowning (I can’t believe in you)
in sadness (but I cannot forget you)
calling out as I saw you (I will dig up my faith)
that night (and march on)

I believed (I cannot see ahead)
that it’s because (but I can’t keep standing still)
you are by my side (So I will close my eyes)
that I could grow strong (and march on)

I was afraid (Can’t lay the blame on you)
of sadness (but I cannot forgive you)
crying as I called out to you (So drenched up in rain)
that day (I’ll march on)

I realised (I cannot face the sun)
my weaknesses (but I cannot dream at night)
are because of you (So under the moonlight)
They all are (I’ll march on)

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