B'z Unreleased Works

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With decades of work, several dozen singles, albums, compilations, and home videos, B'z have released a great deal of material. Found here is a list of material that is known to exist but have not been included on albums, singles, or home videos. This includes unreleased songs and alternate versions of songs, concerts that have not been released for public consumption, and music videos that have no home release.

Unreleased Songs

Alternate Versions

  • ARIGATO (Original Version) — Alternate of "ARIGATO" single (2004)
This original version of the song served as the theme to TV Asahi's "NETWORK SPORTS 2004" as a tie-in promotion for the eventual single. However, between the time it was being used on the program and the release, B'z retooled the song and updated the song a great deal. The lyrics, arrangement, and pitch differ very significantly throughout in the finalized version. The provisional title for the song was "Soko ni Daremo Inakute mo" (Even If There Should Be No One There), a lyric that remains in both the original and final versions of the song.
  • BUDDY (Original Version) — Alternate of "BUDDY" from the album ACTION (2007)
Premiered as the Ending SE for B'z LIVE-GYM 2006 "MONSTER'S GARAGE". A studio version that differed greatly would be released the following year on the 2007 studio album ACTION. The original version's lyrics were almost entirely different and featured an arrangement that was significantly different from the released edition.
  • Do me (Original Version) — Alternate of "Do me" from the album SURVIVE (1997)
Premiered live during B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'97 "FIREBALL" and featuring different lyrics and an altered arrangement than would be found on the SURVIVE studio version released several months after the close of the tour.
Premiered live during B'z LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK" and performed live again a year later but in acoustic form as part of B'z LIVE-GYM 2006 "MONSTER'S GARAGE". A studio version would be released prior to the latter tour, but would differ from both versions. The lyrics and arrangement of the studio edition were an amalgam of the two live versions, but without the bright keyboard part present in the 2005 performance.
  • LADY NAVIGATION -Mixture mix- — Alternate of "LADY NAVIGATION" single (1991)
A remix of one of the band's early singles of the same name that was intended for inclusion on B'z The "Mixture" with other older songs receiving similar updates.
The eventual studio version of the song would be featured as the theme to the anime film Fist of the North Star. This alternate version, however, was played prior to screenings and featured different lyrics and an altered arrangement than what would be found as the B-side to "Eien no Tsubasa".
[LIVE VERSION ONLY] One of many versions of ever-evolving song "Pleasure ~Jinsei no Kairaku~". Lyrics remain the same as the 1991 original B-side. Performed at B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'92 "TIME" but only available in the form of a brief clip on the 1998 fanclub bootleg.
[LIVE VERSION ONLY] Performed at B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'95 "BUZZ!!" and available on home video as part of "BUZZ!!" THE MOVIE.
[LIVE VERSION ONLY] Performed at B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 "juice" and available on home video as part of B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~.
[LIVE VERSION ONLY] Performed at B'z LIVE-GYM 2003 The Final Pleasure "IT'S SHOWTIME!!" and available on the home video for the same tour.
This version exists only as a short, acoustic demo that was accessible via enhanced CD online features on B'z The "Mixture" upon release. The portal to access the song is no longer accessible.

English Versions

B'z during the 2011 North American tour -long time no see-. The tour saw the debut of several new English songs, including one for "Brotherhood". It would be the only one of those played not released officially.
Tak recording the solo to "Real Thing Shakes" in Los Angeles. English demos of "FUSHIDARA 100%" and "WILD ROAD" were attempted during the sessions but never released.
[LIVE VERSION ONLY] Premiered live during the band's third North American tour B'z LIVE-GYM 2011 -long time no see- and played on all dates. Its latest performance came shortly thereafter during the special event Music for Relief's Secret Show for Japan that was headlined by B'z and American band Linkin Park.
English version from the recording sessions for "Real Thing Shakes" in Los Angeles but never released.
  • Kienai Niji (English Version) — Based on "Kienai Niji" from the album LOOSE (1995)
A studio recording was played as the Ending SE during B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'95 "BUZZ!!" and featured during the tour's home video "BUZZ!!" THE MOVIE.
  • LogicOriginal English song (2001)
[LIVE VERSION ONLY] Premiered live during B'z SHOWCASE "Kobushi wo Nigire". Played during other occasions as well, including as part of the band's first North American tour B'z LIVE-GYM 2002 "Rock n' California Roll". Its only inclusion on an official release of any kind is on the specialty DVD package B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~, where a live performance from B'z SHOWCASE "SAPPORO DEVIL" is available.
English version from the recording sessions for "Real Thing Shakes" in Los Angeles but never released.

Demo Versions

Apart from the officially released English songs, in the early 1990s, B'z recorded several English demos for previously released Japanese songs. None of them were ever officially released and are available only in leaked form. Many of the demos consist of only one chorus and one verse that are repeated to fill the length of the song.

Non-Commercial Songs

  • Calling (Piano Version) — Alternate of "Calling" single (1997)
Used as the Ending SE to B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'97 "FIREBALL".
  • Don't Leave Me (Instrumental Version) — Alternate of "Don't Leave Me" single (1994)
Used as the Ending SE to B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-" and "-Part2-".
This song was originally a composition used as the ending music for B'z LIVE-GYM 2010 "Ain't No Magic". Its tune was published ahead of time on the official LIVE-GYM website along with the lyrics so that fans would be prepared to sing along at the end of shows on the tour. It has never been included on an album or similar release. The song was used again for B'z LIVE-GYM 2011 -C'mon-, B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER-, and subsequent tours and can still be heard here.
Used as the Ending SE to B'z LIVE-GYM '96 "Spirit LOOSE".
Used as the Ending SE to B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'92 "TIME".
Used as the Ending SE to B'z LIVE-GYM '93 "RUN".
  • Survive (Guitar Solo Version) — Alternate of "Survive" from the album SURVIVE (1997)
Used as the Ending SE to B'z LIVE-GYM '98 "SURVIVE".
Used as the Ending SE to B'z LIVE-GYM "Pleasure'91".

Unreleased Concert Videos

Nearly every LIVE-GYM concert that B'z has performed has been subject to filming. Beginning with the DVD release of B'z LIVE-GYM 2006 "MONSTER'S GARAGE" in late 2006, all mainline B'z shows have been released on home video shortly after their conclusion. Prior releases had been selectively released with the unreleased shows being sampled during television appearances, in commercials, and the fanclub "bootleg" releases.

The tours and special events listed below are those that have not been released in full. Those that have been sampled or excerpted on other releases are annotated as such.

LIVE-GYM Concerts

The listing below does not include web streams as being unreleased, such as those for B'z LIVE-GYM 2011 -long time no see- and B'z LIVE-GYM 2003 "BANZAI IN NORTH AMERICA". Those that have been sampled or excerpted from have been annotated as such. All major tours since 2003 have been released on home video.

A pair of brief excerpts from performances of "Kimi no Naka de Odoritai" and "Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite" are shown on the B'z OFFICIAL BOOTLEG—a 1998 fanclub gift delivered in commemoration of the band's tenth anniversary. Some of this footage is reiterated on the 2008 fanclub bootleg as well.
Partial clips of "BREAK THROUGH" and "LADY-GO-ROUND" from the tour were included on the 1998 fanclub bootleg. Further non-performance footage is shown briefly on the 2008 fanclub bootleg.
Excerpts of performances of "HOT FASHION" and "GUITAR KIDS RHAPSODY" were highlighted briefly on the 1998 fanclub bootleg, with the 2008 fanclub bootleg sharing some of the same footage in extended form.
A clip of show opener "WILD LIFE" is shown briefly on the 1998 bootleg and a full performance of "ALONE" was later released in 2003 on the bonus DVD of B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998. The 2008 fanclub bootleg shares some of the same footage that of its aforementioned 1998 counterpart with some extensions.
Sampled in a few instances, with a full performance of "BLOWIN'" included in the limited edition of B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998, one of "Itoshii Hito yo Good Night..." included in B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure", and "OH! GIRL", titular song "TIME", and Tak's solo "#1090 ~Thousand Dreams~" included on B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~. Additionally, the only video of "Pleasure'92 ~Jinsei no Kairaku~" from the tour can be heard briefly on the 1998 fanclub bootleg, with the 2008 fanclub bootleg featuring some of the same footage with some extensions.
Sampled in a few instances, with full performances of "Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai", "ZERO", and "Hadashi no Megami" included on B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~. An additional full performance, of "Mou Ichido Kiss Shitakatta", was included on the limited edition of B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure". Excerpts of "MR. ROLLING THUNDER" and "NATIVE DANCE" were included on the 1998 fanclub bootleg, with the 2008 fanclub bootleg sharing some of the same footage with several extensions and additional moments shown. Tak's solo performance of "Strings of My Soul" was included in the limited edition of his solo compilation album of the same name in 2012. Additionally, the full audio of a performance of "RUN" was included in the iTunes Japan exclusive The Complete B'z as a bonus for those that purchased the full collection.
Full performances of "BLOWIN'" from -Part1-, "Don't Leave Me" from -Part 2-, and "MOTEL" from -Part2- were included on B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~. Another full performance, of "Odekake Shimasho", was released on the limited edition of B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure". A further clip, of album song "Sweet Lil' Devil", was excerpted on the 1998 fanclub bootleg, with the 2008 fanclub bootleg sharing some of the same footage with extensions and other songs shown such as the English version of "LADY NAVIGATION" and "farewell song". Additionally, the full audio of a performance of "LOVE IS DEAD" was included in the iTunes Japan exclusive The Complete B'z as a bonus for those that purchased the full collection.
Full performances of "Negai", "Real Thing Shakes", "Mienai Chikara ~INVISIBLE ONE" were included on B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~, along with the full version of the special action short film featuring Tak and Koshi that was shown to the crowd prior to the show. Two additional full performances, of "love me, I love you" and "MOVE", were included in the limited editions of B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure" and B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998, respectively.
Full performances of "FIREBALL", "BE THERE", "Calling", "GIMME YOUR LOVE", "RUN", and Koshi's solo performance of "Fuusen" were included on B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~. The only performance of "BAD COMMUNICATION (000-18)" was included on B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure". Additionally, Tak's solo performance of "Romeo & Juliet" was included in the limited edition of his solo compilation album Strings Of My Soul in 2012. The mic session by Tak prior to his solo section at the show was briefly shown and highlighted on the 2008 fanclub bootleg.
Full performances of "DEEP KISS", "Liar! Liar!", and "Samayoeru Aoi Dangan" were included on B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~. An additional performance, of "Calling", was released on the limited edition of B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure". The tour is extensively highlighted in the 2008 fanclub bootleg, with inclusions of a clip of a skit session in which Koshi playfully mimes playing a guitar intro that Tak is revealed to be playing, a special animated video that plays behind Tak during a solo section, brief performance footage of "Do Me", and a rare extended mic session by Tak.
Full performances of "Pleasure 2000 ~Jinsei no Kairaku~", "RING", and "juice" from the show were included on B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~. A further performance, of "LOVE PHANTOM", can be found on the limited edition of B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure". Additionally, a full performance of "Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni" was available to select purchasers of B'z The Best "Pleasure II" as a digital download via iTunes. The 2008 fanclub bootleg features an extended mic session by Koshi from the tour, along with clips of songs later released in full as mentioned earlier.
The only performance released from the show is the full audio of "ultra soul" that was included in the iTunes Japan exclusive The Complete B'z as a bonus for those that purchased the full collection. Footage covering the press conferences and arrival of B'z in Taipei & Hong Kong is highlighted on the 2008 fanclub bootleg.
A full performance of "Don't Leave Me" was included on B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure", while B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~ featured a performance of "Arakure" and Tak's solo for "Hana" from the show. Additionally, a full performance of "ultra soul" was available to select purchasers of B'z The Best "Pleasure II" as a digital download via iTunes. The 2008 fanclub bootleg features very brief footage of "ultra soul" and "MOVE" being performed during the show.

SHOWCASE Events

Many of the SHOWCASE shows that have gone unreleased below are not given the home video treatment simply because the majority of them have been used as warm-up shows for the larger LIVE-GYM tours that immediately proceed them. The shows typically have the same—if not a slightly truncated—setlist as their larger counterparts which have mostly been released for home consumption.

Performance of "Crazy Rendezvous" during SHOWCASE 2009 -B'z In Your Town-. Although hailing from one of the band's most popular albums, the song had not been performed in nearly two whole decades prior to the tour.
Performance of "Dattara Agechaeyo" excerpted in full on B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~.
Performance of "SKIN" excerpted in full on B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~. Additionally, in the documentary The true meaning of "Brotherhood"?, the opener, "Nagai Ai", has its intro shown as a mic session from later of Koshi explaining the meaning of the SHOWCASE is overdubbed.
Performance of "Logic", an otherwise unreleased English song, excerpted in full on B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~.
Performance of "STAY GREEN ~Mijuku na Tabi wa Tomaranai~" excerpted in full on B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~.
One moment of only a few seconds is included on B'z Official Bootleg Hidden Treasure ~Typhoon No.20~.
The Welcome to the B'z LIVE-GYM mic session is included on B'z Official Bootleg Hidden Treasure ~Typhoon No.20~ to highlight Koshi incorporating the city's name, Yokosuka, into the preamble. Another brief excerpt is also included, showing Koshi discussing "MVP" and demonstrating how to form the letters for the choreography. The resulting moment in the show is also included thereafter.
The final minute of "Aikawarazu na Bokura" is included, highlighting Tak's turn on lead vocals.
Some performances partly excerpted in the documentary Magical Backstage Tour 2009 from the limited edition of the seventeeth album MAGIC. The performances sampled include those for "VAMPIRE WOMAN", "Wonderful Opportunity", "ZERO", and "BURN -Fumetsu no Face-".
A few moments are highlighted on the documentary disc included in the limited edition of B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 ENDLESS SUMMER -XXV BEST-. The opening to "Q&A" and the middle of "BAD COMMUNICATION" are shown briefly, along with a clip of Koshi explaining the meaning of "75" in the SHOWCASE's title.

Special Events

The SF Rock Station event was the first live performance by B'z. It has not been released in full but was highlighted briefly on the 1998 fanclub "bootleg".
AEROSONIC was a special double billing that featured B'z and Aerosmith performing together. The two acts joined forces during the latter's set for a rendition of the Aerosmith classic "Mama Kin". It has not yet been released on home video.
Unreleased, but briefly featured in the fanclub video B'z Official Bootleg Hidden Treasure ~Typhoon No.20~ sent out to commemorate the band's 20th anniversary.
The mic sessions featuring Tak and Koshi addressing the crowd "in-character" as playful personas adopted for the night are included, as well as brief footage of the band performing "Itsuka no Merry Christmas".
The music video that resulted from the day of filming has been released as part of B'z The Best XXV 1999-2012's limited edition. However, footage of the other songs performed—"ZERO" and then-recent single "girigiri chop"—has not been released.
The B'z portion of the show remains unreleased. Their live collaboration with Aerosmith, in which the two bands performed "Train Kept A Rollin'" together, was included in the former's DVD Aerosmith: Live in Japan released worldwide in 2007.
Full performances of singles "MY LONELY TOWN", "Ichibu to Zenbu", and "DIVE" from the show were included in the documentary Magical Backstage Tour 2009 released in the limited edition of the year's studio album MAGIC.
Full performances of "Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo", "Ichibu to Zenbu", and "Liar! Liar!" were featured on the bonus disc included in limited edition copies of 2012 single "GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-".
Partially released in early 2015 as a bonus disc in the limited edition of the band's fifty-first single "Uchouten". The disc features half of the setlist—primarily the songs not featured in the then-recent release home video release of B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 ENDLESS SUMMER -XXV BEST-.

Music Videos

Since 2009's single "MY LONELY TOWN", it has become commonplace for the band to issue special editions of new singles that contain both the original CD and a bonus DVD containing the music video for the title song. Prior to this, official releases of the band's music videos were rare and generally witnessed only on Japanese music channels and news coverage. The primary exception to this is the 1990 home video FILM RISKY, which was a collection of connected music videos that were filmed specifically for the release.

In 2013, to celebrate the band's 25th anniversary, two compilation albums—B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998 and B'z The Best XXV 1999-2012—were released with bonus DVD discs containing music videos for all fifty singles released to that time. For the singles that never had a dedicated music video filmed, live performances were substituted in their place. Notably, a partially filmed aborted version of "Mienai Chikara ~INVISIBLE ONE~" was released on the set for the very first time.

The dedicated music videos produced for albums, which contained brief portions of all songs on a given album, have not yet been released in full and have only thus far been aired on television. The music video for "BAD COMMUNICATION" has also not received a full video release.