부활 5집 [Discovery of Fire]

Boohwal’s 5t album {불의 발견] Discovery of Fire, originally released in 1997. This album was recently re-produced, and may I say, with difficulty, after 14 years.

The image you see on the left is actually the new edition – the original one has the letters “부활 V 불의 발견” is white (or silver). Another different thing about this new edition is that, a special bonus track is inserted, no other than “Secret” (비밀) which was the first Collaboration Project Boohwal made with the original vocal for this 5th album, 박완규 (Park Wan-Gyu).

Of course, additional pages are also inserted in dedication to the Collaboration Song “Secret”, which hit the first place in many music charts in Korea as it was released~ this is important, coz the original Boohwal 5th album didn’t have anything to do with neither bassist Seo Jae-Hyuck nor drummer Chae-Jemin, who respectively joined Boohwal with the release of the 7th and 6th album.

The original members of Boohwal for the 5th album was bassist 정준교 (Jeong Jun-Gyo), drummer 정동철 (Jeong Dong-Cheol), guitarist Kim Tae Won, and vocalist Park Wan-Gyu. I got the picture on the right side from one Korean blogger, but it didn’t pin-point who’s who. Surely the guy in the center was Park Wan Gyu and Kim TaeWon’s on top-right. And 2 of the rest 3 have got to be Jeong Jun-Gyo and Jeong Dong-Cheol. Not sure who the 5th person is, but my guess is 최승찬 (Choi Seung-Chan) who used to play session on the keyboard for Boohwal from the 4th to 6th album.

This 5th album contains the songs:

1. Lonely Night
2. 슬픈 바램
3. 21c 불경기
4. 작은 너에게
5. 또 다른 미로
7. 믿음
8. 회상
9. 불의 발견 I
10. 불의 발견 II
11. 불의 발견 III

and ‘”비밀” (Secret) as special bonus track~

Personally, I find this album simply awesome. If you’re interested to hear a different color of Boohwal’s music, this 5th album will not disappoint you. For fans of hard-rock, I’d recommend 믿음 (belief). And 불의 발견 [Discovery of Fire] trilogy will present you with a strong instrumental synergy~ 🙂

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In additional note, please know that the 7th album [Color] is also being re-produced, and will be back in the market from 20 June 2011!! Don’t wait until it’s too late to get yours! 🙂

이성욱 오빠 축하 드리고요, 재혁오빠도 부활에 들어가셔서 첫 앨범인 만큼 많이 애를 썼었죠 ^^ 축하하고 감사합니다~ 🙂

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21 C 불경기 [21st Century Recession]

For the last few weeks, I’ve been listening only Boohwal’s 5th album~ there’s a color that I had not find in any other Boohwal albums.

First, the 5th album has the strongest rock flavor to it, probably the only other album that’s comparably strong is the second album released in 1986.

Second, this 5th album, which was released in 1997 when the economic crisis hit Asia the biggest for the first time, also reflect the social condition at the moment of its release. This particular song, 21C 불경기, literally means “Recession in the 21st Century”. This is so much different from the rest of Kim Tae Won’s songs that reflect personal experiences.

And I think it goes without explanation that Boohwal 5th album was produced by a totally different formation: Kim Tae-Won on guitar, Jeong Dong-Cheol on drum, Jeong Jun-Gyo on bass, and Park Wan-Gyu on the microphone. This 5th album was produced by a different production house and thus they’re now out of the market, but I heard that Boohwal Entertainment has recently obtained the copyright back, so hopefully we’ll be able to find it back in the market soon.

The video below is a live performance where they sung 3 songs from the fifth album: 불의 발견 I  (Discovery of Fire I), 21C 불경기 (21st Century Recession), and 마술사 (Magician), followed with “Open Arms” by Journey. I think the sound is a bit off on this video though, but the original CD sounds way better. 21 C 불경기 is also one of the “must” songs that Boohwal usually plays in live concerts that I’ve been to up to now.

이것저것 가릴 것 없이 세셍에 돈이 최고라고 (no matter what, they say money is the best in the world)
술잔을 기울여 대는 그런 장사가 어떠냐고 (how about pouring beer for business?)
당장엔 도움도 안될 고리타분한 책보다는 (compared to an old-fashioned book that won’t be of any quick help)
하소연할 진할 술잔이 요샌 더 필요한 거겠지 (a drinking glass where one can complain to is more needed at this time)

*어느길로 가야하나 (which way should I take)
무얼해서 돈을 버나 (what should I do to earn money)
세상경험이 더 많은 저분 말대로 할까 (shall I do as that man with more life experience said)

**어느길로 가야하나 (which way should I take)
무얼해서 돈을 버나 (what should I do to earn money)
그 누구처럼 돈을 벌어 (earning money like that someone)
정승처럼 쓰면 되지 (so I can spend money like a minister)

어떻게 살아가는게 현명하다는 생각인지 (which way of living is a wise?)
수많은 저 얘기들이 내 위로 떠다니는 걸 (those many stories are drifting to comfort me?)

Lalalalalalala lalalalalalalala

Where the hell are we going now

요즘같이 이 불경기에 무슨 순수며 정서냐고 (in this recession period, what is pure and emotion?
꽃을 그린 그림을 파는 그런 장사가 되겠냐고 (could one make a business out of drawing flowers and selling them?)
70년대 소설책같은 추억을 만들기 보단 (compared to making memories like a 70’s fiction stories)
한번에 전부 이뤄지는 그런 사랑이 더 필요하지 (we need a love to accomplish everything with one strike)

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불의 발견 [Discovery of Fire]

Sometimes I’m amazed just how ignorant I could be.. =_=;; “Discovery of Fire I,” the title of Boohwal’s 5th album. I think I’ve heard it many times in concerts, but since Boohwal likes to re-arrange songs to go along with each other… I must have thought it as a part of another song.

Feel the guitar~! The first of “Discovery of Fire” and the second part of the trilogy, “Discovery of Fire II”~ ^^

It seems like Kim Tae-Won was more into heavy metal during the latter 1990’s. The third part of the trilogy gives a strong feel of the 90’s rock (I’m a fan of Mr.Big, Air Supply,Bon Jovi, too, to mention a view^^_)

회상 (Reminiscence)

회상 (Reminiscence) is a ‘trilogy’ song, you can expect for my review on the following 회상 II and 회상 III to come. All three came out in Boohwal’s second album in 1987, automatically making Lee Seung-Cheol the original vocal.
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I’ve always known about 회상 III, in fact it was the first song to draw me into the band, but I’ve only known about 회상 I last May in Boohwal’s concert. Jeong Dong-Ha’s version was very, very, impressive, and touched deep. Too bad there’s no video for it..
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The song was inserted in 4 albums:
  • 2nd Album [Remember] ~ released 1987
  • The Best of Born Again ~ released 1989
  • 부활 베스트 이솝의 붓 ~ released 1996
  • 5th Album [불의 발견] ~ released 1997
In an album, only 2 of Boohwal’s former vocalists sung this song. The first two was Lee Seung-Cheol, and the last two was Park Wan-Gyu. You can find the videos and the lyrics plus translation below 🙂
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회상 in the 2nd Album (Remember) – Vocal: Lee Seung-Cheol
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오랜 그 옛날 하늘 파랄때 엄마 되고픈 그 하얀 아이
long time ago, when the sky was blue, that pale child who wanted to become a mother
인형 머리 매만지던 커다란 눈망울과 그 조그만 손
smoothing the doll’s hair, big eyes, those tiny hands
그땐 땅이 초록이었고 냇물이 진한 노랑이었지
that time, the land was green, the stream was thick yellow
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하늘아 땅아 그땔 아니 냇물아 나의 아이야
Oh sky, oh land, not that time, oh stream. my children
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저녁 노을이 슬픔 주는듯 하얀 아인 멀리 가 버리고
reddening sky in the sunset, as if giving sadness, the pale child went far away
홀로 남은 인형만이 내 기억속에 남아있네
a doll left alone, only left in my memories
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하늘아 땅아 그땔 아니 냇물아 나의 아이야
Oh sky, oh land, not that time, oh stream, my children
그 파란하늘아 초록빛 땅아 그땔 아니
Oh that blue sky, oh green land, not that time
냇물아 나의 아이야
Oh stream, my child
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그 파란 하늘아 초록빛 땅아 그땔 아니
Oh that blue sky, oh green land, not that time
냇물아 나의 아이야
Oh stream, my child
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회상 in the 5th Album (불의 발견) – Vocal: Park Wan-Gyu
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I still couldn’t find a good video for this song with Jeong Dong-Ha as vocalist (which is my fav version), but! I managed to to find a great audio for it!  So, despite the darkness on the screen, enjoy “Reminiscence I” (Hoisang), performed by Boohwal in 2009.
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회상 – Boohwal’s Live Performance on OBS for their 25th Anniversary, 2009 – Vocal: Jeong Dong-Ha
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Lonely Night

It’s very very tardy of me to only post “Lonely Night” now after so long… Lonely Night is definitely one of Boohwal best, and a song that they almost never miss performing (at least in the concerts I’ve been to). This song also has a special meaning for Boohwal itself, for it ensured (Boohwal)’s position again in the music industry. After being left by their third vocalist, Kim Tae-Won met Park Wan-Gyu (박완규) and wrote this song matching to his voice tone.

Lonely Night was released in Boohwal’s 5th album, 불의 발견 (The Discovery of Fire), in 1997.

Lonely Night

(Written and Composed by Kim Tae Won)

이런 시간엔 더 그리워 홀로 남는 이 순간
떠난 줄 안면서도 자꾸 떠오르는 너 왜 넌 그때 날 떠났을까?
너무 힘이든다던 그게 이유라면 이유일 수 있지만 나는 알 수 없는걸…
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Lonely Night Lonely Night 떠나던 그 모습이 남았던
Lonely Night so Lonely Night 기억 속에 남은 모습으로
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이런 시간들이 외로워 모두 떠난 이 밤엔
잊으려고 해봐도 자꾸 떠오르는 너 왜 난 그때 널 보냈을까?
견딜 수도 없을 걸 알며 마음으로 애원했었지만 그저 바라보았어
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Lonely Night Lonely Night 떠나던 그 모습이 남았던
Lonely Night so Lonely Night 기억 속에 남은 모습으로
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지금도 그리운걸 외로운 밤 홀로 일 땐 떠나던 뒷모습이 한없이 그리운걸
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Lonely Night Lonely Night 떠나던 그모습이 남았던
Lonely Night so Lonely Night 기억 속에 남은 모습으로
Lonely Night Lonely Night 떠나던 그 모습이 남았던
Lonely Night so Lonely Night 기억 속에 남은 모습으로
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so Lonely Night so Lonely Night Lonely Night

Now, the video below is a more recent version of “Lonely Night” shot in 2006. And, it’s an unplugged version, so you can really feel the difference. Another special point? Except for Kim Tae-Won himself, of course, all of the musicians here were current Boohwal members (different from the original version). Bassist Seo Jae-Hyuck, Drummer Chae Jemin, Vocalist Jeong Dong-Ha.

You can also check out Boohwal’s live performance from1997, where the members (except for Kim Tae-Won, of course) were all different from the current one. Bassist Jeon Joo-Gyo, Drummer Jeong Dong-Cheol, and Vocalist Park Wan-Gyu.

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