Well, you guys didn’t come through for me last year: no one offered me a place to stay in Tokyo, nor a ticket to see Persona Music Live 2009. In your defense, that was a tough year, what with the economy and all. Those of us who couldn’t attend can still enjoy watching or listening to the show — it’s probably the closest most of us will ever come.
On Wednesday two different DVD sets and a CD of the event were released in Japan. There is both a standard and special edition of the DVDs. The special edition includes a CD (not sure if it’s the same as the one sold individually) as well as some fancy packaging. As an added bonus, those who purchase the limited edition bundle will also receive a coupon for first dibs at purchasing tickets for the 2010 Persona Music Live event. For most of us, this will sadly never be redeemed.
- Persona Music Live 2009 — Velvetroom in Wel City Tokyo DVD
I couldn’t find a reliable tracklisting for the DVDs yet, just a few conflicting ones. It is important to note that these DVDs are of course region 2. That means they most likely won’t play in a standard DVD player. However, most laptops can have their region changed a set number of times, and most laptops can be plugged into an HDTV with a VGA cable — that’s what I do, anyway.
I have the tracklising for the CD sold independent of the DVD, but again I am not sure if it’s the same as the one in the limited edition:
- Persona Music Live Band = $28.71
1. 全ての人の魂の戦い (The Battle for Everyone’s Souls)
2. Burn My Dread
3. Mass Destruction
4. Soul Phrase
5. 霧 (Fog)
8. Soul Drive
9. Breakin’ Through
10. Reach Out To The Truth
11. キミの記憶 (Memories of You)
12. 全ての人の魂の宴 (The Battle for Everyone’s Souls)
Odds are pretty good that the bonus CD included in the limited edition DVD is not the same, but probably just an encore or something — as was the case with the 2008 DVDs.
If you are a huge fan of the music of the Persona series, this is a great opportunity to experience it in a new and different way: performed live by the artists and composers.