소녀시대 (Girls’ Generation)/少女時代 (Shōjo Jidai) – Re:package album Girls’ Generation The Boys Review
Japan was likely one of the starters of the repackaged album. The reissue of albums with remixes or extra songs has long been a standard for many artists and Girls’ Generation did it with their reissue of their Korean full-length The Boys.
The reissue only has a few new songs, most importantly a Japanese-language version of “The Boys.” This single is still awkward with Japanese vocals and doesn’t hit the strong points that other singles by the group had. The new remixes are “The Great Escape” and “Bad Girl” which are the stronger songs off their Japanese debut.
The following songs are all previously released songs and don’t make much more impact than they did when they were originally released. The repackaged album doesn’t offer anything new and passing on it will not result in much grief.
Their image in Japan is much more mature than Korea and the repackage album takes a step back.