Alive (Big Bang album)

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Alive
Alive-Japaneseregular.jpeg
Regular edition cover
Studio album by Big Bang
Released March 28, 2012 (2012-03-28)
Recorded YG Studio, Seoul, South Korea
2012
Genre
Length 30:43
Label
Producer
Big Bang chronology
Alive (EP)
(2012)
Alive
(2012)
Made Series
(2016)
Singles from Alive
  1. "Fantastic Baby"
    Released: March 28, 2012
  2. "Monster"
    Released: June 13, 2012

Alive is the fourth Japanese studio album (sixth overall) by South Korean boy band Big Bang. It was released on March 28, 2012[1] including 10 songs: 4 Japanese versions, 2 new songs and 4 songs already released in Korean from the EP of same name.[2] The album is the first release of the group under the label YGEX, a partnership between the Korean agency YG Entertainment with the Japanese label Avex Trax. The album was re-released in June 20 under the name "Alive -Monster Edition-". It included 9 songs of the Alive original album, 1 Japanese version and 2 songs released in Korean.[3]

Release[edit]

The album was released in five different editions: 2 CD+2DVD+Photobook (Type E comes with Goods and an exclusive video on DVD Disc 2. This version is only available at HMV Japan.[4]), 2 CD+DVD (Type B comes with the DVD Disc 2 and Type C with the DVD Disc 3) and a Regular edition.[5]

Monster edition[edit]

A re-released edition, titled "Alive -Monster Edition-", was released in 3 versions: CD+DVD+T-shirt,[6] CD+DVD[7] and CD only.[3][8]

Composition[edit]

All songs from the album were written and produced by G-Dragon. On the Korean songs, additional rap lyrics were written by T.O.P. The song "Wings" was written and sung by Daesung.

The album includes 2 original Japanese songs, such as "Ego" and "Feeling"; Japanese versions of the songs "Blue", "Fantastic Baby", "Bad Boy" and "Haru Haru", previously released in Korean and 4 originally Korean songs, "Intro (Alive)", "Love Dust", "Ain't No Fun" and "Wings", Daesung's solo song. The Japanese version of the song "Haru Haru" was previously released on the greatest hits album The Best of Big Bang.

"Feeling" is produced and arranged by the German EDM and electro house producer and DJ Alexander Ridha A.K.A Boys Noize.

Promotions[edit]

Since the album does not have singles, all music videos from the album ("Fantastic Baby", "Blue" and "Bad Boy") were released through music TV channels, such as MTV Japan, Space Shower TV and M-ON! (Music On! TV).

Live performances[edit]

The group performed the Japanese version of the song "Fantastic Baby" on NTV's show Happy Music in March 30, on NHK's show Music Japan and on NTV's show Music Lovers in April 1.

Track listings[edit]

Digital album track listing[9]
No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Alive" (Intro) G-Dragon, Teddy Dee.P, G-Dragon, Teddy Teddy 0:48
2. "Fantastic Baby" (Japanese version) G-Dragon, Verbal G-Dragon, Teddy Teddy 3:52
3. "Blue" (Japanese version) G-Dragon, Teddy, Sunny Boy G-Dragon, Choice37 Teddy 3:54
4. "Love Dust" (사랑먼지; Sarangmeonji) G-Dragon, Teddy, T.O.P G-Dragon, Teddy Teddy 3:52
5. "Feeling" (Japanese version) G-Dragon, Sunny Boy Boys Noize, G-Dragon Boys Noize 3:34
6. "Ain't No Fun" (재미없어; Jaemieobseo) G-Dragon, T.O.P G-Dragon, DJ Murf, Peejay DJ Murf, Peejay 3:42
7. "Bad Boy" (Japanese version) G-Dragon, Sunny Boy G-Dragon, Choice 37 Choice37 3:58
8. "Ego" (Japanese version) G-Dragon, Sunny Boy Ham Seung-Chun, Wookjin Kang, G-Dragon Ham Seung-Chun 3:26
9. "Wings" (날개; Nalgae; D-Lite solo) G-Dragon, Daesung G-Dragon, PK PK 3:43
Total length: 30:43
Monster Edition track listing[8]
No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Still Alive" G-Dragon, Teddy, T.O.P Dee.P, G-Dragon, Teddy Dee.P, G-Dragon, Teddy 03:18
2. "Monster" (Japanese version) G-Dragon, Sunny Boy G-Dragon, PK PK, Dee.P 04:38
3. "Fantastic Baby" (Japanese version) G-Dragon, Verbal G-Dragon, Teddy Teddy 03:50
4. "Blue" (Japanese version) G-Dragon, Sunny Boy G-Dragon, Teddy Teddy 03:59
5. "Love Dust" (사랑먼지; Sarangmeonji) G-Dragon, Teddy, T.O.P G-Dragon, Teddy Teddy 03:51
6. "Feeling" G-Dragon, Sunny Boy Boys Noize, G-Dragon Boys Noize 03:33
7. "Ain't No Fun" (재미없어; Jaemieobseo) G-Dragon, T.O.P G-Dragon, DJ Murf, Peejay DJ Murf, Peejay 03:43
8. "Bad Boy" (Japanese version) G-Dragon, Sunny Boy G-Dragon, Choice 37 Choice 37 03:55
9. "Ego" G-Dragon, Sunny Boy Ham Seung-Chun, Wookjin Kang, G-Dragon Ham Seung-Chun 03:25
10. "Wings" (날개; Nalgae; D-Lite solo) G-Dragon, Daesung G-Dragon, PK PK 03:43
11. "Bingle Bingle" G-Dragon Teddy, G-Dragon, Won Jin Seo Teddy, Won Jin Seo 03:00
12. "Haru Haru" (Japanese version; bonus track) Shikata, iNoZzi, Shoko Fujibayashi, G-Dragon G-Dragon, Daishi Dance Daishi Dance 04:16

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