YUI is releasing two best of albums in December. One is called “Orange Garden Pop” and one “Green Garden Pop”, which I guess represents the feeling of the songs that go on each album. When I first saw the titles I thought that Orange would have rockier songs and Green would have more mellow ones, but it’s kind of a mix. Looking at the tracklists (below) the grouping by colour still makes sense somehow.

It seems like the only new song will be fight, which is included on the Green album. The albums will contain all her singles, plus some favourite songs from her albums. I’m not sure what the limited editions will contain. YesAsia lists them as including a DVD, but other places just write “a bonus item”, so I don’t know exactly what it is. Some stores also sell the two albums as a set which comes with a bonus “white book”.

If you (unlike me :) ) haven’t already bought all of YUI’s previous CDs, this could be a good time to pounce. All good songs. And I like the covers.

  • Green Garden Pop (limited)
  • Green Garden Pop (regular)
  • Orange Garden Pop (limited)
  • Orange Garden Pop (regular)

Speaking of covers. There’s also an album out called She Loves You, which is a tribute to YUI where other artists (including Scandal and Stereopony) have recorded covers of her songs. Actually, I’ll write another post about that album.

Tracklists (from yui-lover.com):

Green Garden Pop
1. HELLO
2. How crazy
3. again
4. LIFE
5. Laugh away
6. My Generation
7. Shake My Heart
8. Rolling star
9. Namidairo
10. I do it
11. I remember you
12. Green a.live
13. It’s all too much
14. Please Stay With Me
15. fight
16. Your Heaven
17. YOU
18. Good-bye days

Orange Garden Pop
1. CHE.R.RY
2. feel my soul
3. GLORIA
4. to Mother
5. Merry-Go-Round
6. Tomorrow’s way
7. I’ll be
8. OH YEAH
9. Rain
10. Never say die
11. es.car
12. SUMMER SONG
13. Happy Birthday to you you
14. Understand
15. Separation
16. It’s My Life
17. LOVE & TRUTH
18. TOKYO