Male group SHINee made successful performances on their Japan debut showcase stage in Abbey Road Studios.
According to SM Entertainment on 21 June, SHINee had a showcase stage in Abbey Road Studios, London at 3:40 p.m. (local time) on 19 June.
The showcase was held in London, in which EMI Music headquarters are located, to celebrate SHINee’s official debut in Japan. They performed for about 30 minutes in front of media and interested parties of the industry.
It was unprecedented to have the first debut reception in Abbey Road Studios, a sacred place of music in which musicians such as Stevie Wonder and Brian Adams performed. This special plan was made for SHINee, a team set for global activities on the world stage.
A Source in SME said, “SHINee’s official debut in Japan is the first step toward their venture into the world, so considering the global team’s nature and color, we planned and pursued a differentiated showcase in Abbey Road Studios hand in hand with EMI Music Japan affiliated with EMI Music, a world-wide record company.”
David Kassler, CEO of EMI Music (in Asia and Europe), stated, “SHINee has something overwhelming and unique, not found in the West, in appearance, style, and dance. I think they have potential to stand shoulder to shoulder with great artists in the future.”
SHINee performed Replay-You Are My Everything, their Japanese debut song, which is Japanese version of their Korean debut song Noona Is So Pretty, and the Japanese version of Hello. They also attracted attention by singing their hit songs such as Juliette, Ring Ding Dong, and Lucifer.
After performing total 6 songs, SHINee garnered compliments from the attending interested parties of the music industry. Jonghyun, who could not perform in the showcase due to high fever, participated in the last performance, ‘Replay-You Are My Everything, Abbey Road Special,’ and received a big applause.
SHINee will leave for Japan on 22 June after finishing their Japanese debut showcase in London and start their promotion activities for their debut single Replay. They will participate in MTV Music Award Japan (VMAJ) to be held Makuhari Messe in Chiba.
[Source: Star News http://news.nate.com/view/20110621n03720]
Edit: Their Japanese debut song Replay – You Are My Everything was rearranged to a piano and strings version titled ‘Replay – You Are My Everything, Abbey Road Specia.’ It was made more special with a string quartet by musicians from London Metropolitan Orchestra, which have participated in performances by U2, Sting, Pet Shop Boys, and Pink Floyd, as well as in OSTs.
[from TV Daily http://tvdaily.mk.co.kr/read.php3?aid=1308613845169630011]
– Trans by jujugal
Look at the first photo. So cute. I knew they’d take a photo there imitating Beatles. (Jonghyun is missing T.T). SHINee to the world, wow.