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Misia – Misia No Mori: Forest Covers (2011 FLAC)

Misia - Misia No Mori: Forest Covers (2011 FLAC)

Misia – Misia No Mori: Forest Covers (2011 FLAC)

Artist: Misia
Release/Reissue: 2011
Genre: J-Pop

Album: Misia No Mori: Forest Covers

01. Smile
02. Heal the World
03. The Rose
04. What a Wonderful World
05. Ribbon in the Sky (Japanese Version)
06. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
07. This Christmas
08. White Christmas
09. Can’t Take My Eyes off of You
10. Ookina Aino Kinoshitade

According to Misia, the idea for a covers album came about “naturally”. She had recently covered “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You”, and had been performing it on The Tour of Misia Japan Soul Quest tour, and over the summer she was offered the chance to record a cover version of the Charlie Chaplin classic “Smile” for the computer-animated film Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki, which Misia recorded with three children’s choral groups from Sendai, one of the cities affected by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Misia felt that the best vehicle to release this material would be a covers album. With Japan still reeling from the aftermath of the March 11 events, she chose songs with an uplifting message and that felt relevant to the current climate, namely songs about hope, unity and the environment.

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