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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

SMAP to release 25th anniversary best hits album and music video clips compilation DVD in Dec

SMAP who is to disband on 31 December, will be releasing their third and last best hits album "SMAP 25 YEARS" on 21 December. The album is expected to comprise of 3 CDs containing 50 songs. From today, fans can vote for their favourites on this site (Japanese only) from a list of more than 400 songs in SMAP's singles and albums released to date. Multiple votes are allowed but you can only vote for one song at a time. The top 50 songs will be included in the best hits album. Voting will close on 4 October, 11.59pm Japan time.

In addition, there will be a music video clips compilation DVD to be released on 28 December which is titled "Smap! Complete Singles". There will be DVD and Blu-Ray versions containing all 63 music videos or live performances from SMAP's 55 singles. Note that this includes songs from double A-side singles as well so the number of songs is 63 instead of just 55.

Members of SMAP's fanclub will be receiving a 160-page photobook which is supposed to be the group's 25th anniversary souvenir and due to be delivered to them by 25 September.

Here are the details of the best hits album and music video DVD so do take note of the serial numbers if you are pre-ordering these online in order to ensure that you are getting the correct version:

1) SMAP 25 YEARS (First press limited edition)
Release date: 21 Dec 2016
Number of CDs: 3
Serial number: VICL-64693~5
Price: 3,900 yen + tax

2) SMAP 25 YEARS (Normal edition)
Release date: 21 Dec 2016
Number of CDs: 3
Serial number: VICL-64696~8
Price: 3,900 yen + tax

3) Clip! Smap! Complete Singles (Blu-ray Disc)
Release date: 28 Dec 2016
Number of DVDs: 2
Serial number: VIXL-175~6
Price: 6,800 yen + tax

4) Clip! Smap! Complete Singles (DVD)
Release date: 28 Dec 2016
Number of DVDs: 3
Serial number: VIBL-821~3
Price: 5,800 yen + tax

Sources: Nikkansports / Sanspo / Victor Entertainment

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