Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Infinite: For You 2nd Japanese Full Album (Limited + DVD) Review

At the end of 2015, Infinite released their second full Japanese album, For You. With this release, Woollim sets yet another record by producing 10 versions of For You, whereas the previous 24 Hours release just had 9. For You has a normal edition (1st press and additional presses), a limited version with a DVD, the same limited version with a Bluray, and 7 member versions. Here I'll be reviewing the limited version with the DVD. I have no immediate plans on getting any of the other versions.
This album includes all of the Japanese singles released since Koi Ni Ochiru Toki, meaning the songs from Last Romeo, Dilemma, and 24 Hours. There are also three songs that haven't been released in Korean though Infinite has performed them in Korean, those being "Can't Get Over You," Love of My Life," and "For You." Additional Korean-turned-Japanese songs are "Bad" and "Between Me and You." I feel so stupid, I didn't realize until about a couple of months ago (well after I went to Infinite Effect) that this album is titled after the song "For You," the one that Infinite performed at Infinite Effect.
The easy way to tell the difference between the limited DVD version and limited Bluray version is that the front cover of the DVD one has the logo and title in gold while that of the Bluray one has them in silver. This album is the same size as most of Infinite's other albums.
The top left sticker reveals the two new side track songs.
The bottom right sticker gives more information on the contents of this version.
The backside includes the tracklist for both the CD and the DVD.
There is an exterior slip case to hold the album together.
Here's the album without the slip case. The print on the spine is black instead of matching in metallic.
I really like this photo; it's just such different composition than Infinite's other photoshoots. The location (and fashion styles) is also so gorgeous.
The back cover of the album lists the two discs' tracklists.
The album is a tri-fold. Opening the first flap reveals the loose-leaf photobooklet.
Opening the other flap reveals the CD in the center, the DVD on the right, and a beautiful background.
The photobooklet has 25 full-color photo pages, followed by 13 pages for song lyrics, then song credits, and lastly album credits. Tucked in the first pages is the promotional event sheet.
The first 14 pages are from the beach photoshoot. There is one full-page photo per member, and one two-page photo of OT7 (two photos up).
The rest of the shots from this beach photoshoot are of the members walking on the beach, soaking in the view. I really like these semi-candid shots.
The following 11 pages are from the field photoshoot. There is one full-page photo per member, the the remaining four pages are semi-group photos.

The DVD contains music videos for "Can't Get Over You," "Last Romeo," "Dilemma," and "24 Hours," where "Can't Get Over You" is the only new music video as the other three were released in the limited version of their respective singles. I didn't know that the Japanese music video of "Last Romeo" has a slightly different intro!

The DVD is for all regions. The making of "Can't Get Over You" is 24 minutes and 22 seconds long. This clip is split into two parts, the first 11 minutes and 30 seconds for the beach and field photoshoots, and the remaining for the music video. Majority is footage of Infinite posing and acting seriously while the instrumental of "Can't Get Over You" plays in the background. Throughout, the members have solo interviews. The audio is in Korean with Japanese subtitles, but when Myungsoo and Sungjong spoke a little Japanese, then they removed the subs. During bts of the music video, the members individually talked about their wire action.

Overall, I really love this photoshoot and wish they made a bigger photobook from it. As for the songs, I'm sad how Woollim now keeps releasing new Japanese songs and we have no idea when they'll release them in Korean.

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