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This is the archive for 25 December 2006

Monday, December 25, 2006

Or "Princess purple". One of the most beautiful rock ballades ever, this song is love pain from the very first note to the very last one. Very dramatic, the lyrics resound of many classical Japanese middle age poems words. I can't take out of my mind the fact that this song may be related with (i.e. inspired by or dedicated to) 紫式部 - Murasaki Shikibu. She was the authoress of the Genji Monogatari, in the first half of 1000 (generally accepted historical records date around year 1021), and that she was a "hime", a title similar to the European "princess", but actually bestowed on many noble women (from about the title of Earl up to the Emperor's wife).

The incredible voice of Mizuki Nana is just perfect here.