The Complete B'z

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B'z
Digital release by B'z
Released August 1, 2005
Recorded 1988-2005
Genre Rock, Hard Rock, Pop Rock, Blues, Jazz, Dance, Adult Rock, Metal
Label Vermillion Records
Producer Tak Matsumoto
Screen capture showcasing the bonus tracks from The Complete B'z.

The Complete B'z was a digital collection by B'z, released exclusively on the Japanese iTunes on August 1, 2005. The collection, priced at ¥18,800, included all of the singles, albums, and compilations released by the band at the time in digital form, along with six exclusive bonus tracks to those that purchased the set in full. Upon release, the collection immediately debuted at the top of the iTunes charts despite its premium price point.

Nine days after the collection's release, "OCEAN" was released as a single. Shortly thereafter, it was added to the collection. It bears noting that the hidden tracks typically found at the end of LOOSE, B'z The Best "Treasure", and The Ballads ~Love & B'z~ are excluded in the versions that were found here.

The songs were delivered to purchasers in AAC format, with a bitrate of 128 kbps. On February 21, 2012, the Japanese iTunes service began a shift toward iTunes Plus—a new standard that doubled the bitrate to 256 kbps and removed DRM restrictions. Those that had purchased music previously at the old standard were then able to upgrade much of their library by deleting and redownloading their songs. However, it was at this time that The Complete B'z was made unavailable for further purchase. The B'z catalogue returned to the service at 256 kbps and with a price of ¥250 per song, with the singles, albums, and compilations available individually instead of as a set.

As of 2013, The Complete B'z is still no longer available for purchase. However, most of its contents save for the bonus tracks may still be purchased individually from the service.

Contents

The collection contained 343 total tracks, with thirty-nine singles (through "OCEAN"), fourteen studio albums (through THE CIRCLE), all five mini albums, and four compilation albums (through 2002's The Ballads ~Love & B'z~). In addition, a digital booklet and six exclusive tracks were made available to those that purchased the entire collection.

Exclusive Tracks

  1. This Love
    A cover of the popular song of the same name by American rock band Maroon 5. In addition to an added guitar solo, the song blends newly-penned Japanese lyrics by Koshi with English lyrics from the original. In Be With! Volume 67, published in September 2005, it was noted that the song came about when the Apple staff suggested the idea to cover a foreign song in the band's native language as an incentive. When asked if the song was difficult to convert to Japanese, Koshi responded: "No, it was fun." The Japanese was adjusted in terms of nuances, but attempted to remain faithful to the original. As the recording progressed, Koshi joked, "Isn't this one of our songs!?" upon hearing the result and feeling it really was just like a B'z sort of song. Ultimately, the track would never be made available outside of this collection.
  2. RUNB'z LIVE-GYM '93 "RUN"
    From the June 17, 1993 performance at the National Yoyogi Arena, First Gymnasium.
  3. LOVE IS DEADB'z LIVE-GYM '94 "The 9th Blues" -Part1-
    From the July 1, 1994 performance at Yokoyama Arena.
  4. F・E・A・RB'z LIVE-GYM '99 "Brotherhood" -Extra-
    From the September 25, 1999 performance at Kaikan Kyoto Hall.
  5. ultra soulB'z LIVE-GYM in Hong Kong 2001
    From the August 30, 2001 performance at the Hong Kong International Exhibition Hall.
  6. BrotherhoodB'z LIVE-GYM 2003 The Final Pleasure "IT'S SHOWTIME!!"
    From the August 21, 2003 performance at the Kurashiki Civic Center.


Singles

1. Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite (1988)
2. Kimi no Naka de Odoritai (1989)
3. LADY-GO-ROUND (1990)
4. BE THERE (1990)
5. Taiyou no Komachi Angel (1990)
6. Easy Come, Easy Go! (1990)
7. "Itoshii Hito yo" Good Night... (1990)
8. LADY NAVIGATION (1991)
9. ALONE (1991)
10. BLOWIN' (1992)
11. ZERO (1992)
12. Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni... (1993)
13. Hadashi no Megami (1993)

14. Don't Leave Me (1994)
15. MOTEL (1994)
16. Negai (1995)
17. love me, I love you (1995)
18. LOVE PHANTOM (1995)
19. Mienai Chikara/MOVE (1996)
20. Real Thing Shakes (1996)
21. FIREBALL (1997)
22. Calling (1997)
23. Liar! Liar! (1997)
24. Samayoeru Aoi Dangan (1998)
25. HOME (1998)
26. girigiri chop (1999)

27. Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni (2000)
28. May (2000)
29. juice (2000)
30. RING (2000)
31. ultra soul (2001)
32. GOLD (2001)
33. Atsuki Kodou no Hate (2002)
34. IT'S SHOWTIME!! (2003)
35. Yasei no ENERGY (2003)
36. BANZAI (2004)
37. ARIGATO (2004)
38. Ai no Bakudan (2005)
39. OCEAN (2005)

Studio Albums

1. B'z (1988)
2. OFF THE LOCK (1989)
3. BREAK THROUGH (1990)
4. RISKY (1990)
5. IN THE LIFE (1991)
6. RUN (1992)
7. The 7th Blues (1994)
8. LOOSE (1995)
9. SURVIVE (1997)
10. Brotherhood (1999)
11. ELEVEN (2000)
12. GREEN (2002)
13. BIG MACHINE (2003)
14. THE CIRCLE (2005)

Mini Albums

1. BAD COMMUNICATION (1989)
2. WICKED BEAT (1990)
3. MARS (1991)
4. FRIENDS (1992)
5. FRIENDS II (1996)

Compilation Albums

1. B'z The Best "Pleasure" (1998)
2. B'z The Best "Treasure" (1998)
3. B'z The "Mixture" (2000)
4. The Ballads ~Love & B'z~ (2002)

Sales data

No. Cover Specialty Album Physical Copies Sold Chart Positions Certification
FIRST WEEK LIFETIME WEEK MONTH YEAR
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