(Last updated 8-21 with some new info about Type-S.)
Gachatto BEST <2010-2014> was released in three different editions:
- Regular Edition (physical and iTunes)
- Type-G Limited Edition
- Type-S Limited Edition
Summary of Differences
Both Limited Editions:
- Have “ブラックサバイバル (feat. Fuki)” (“Black Survival”)
- Come with a DVD containing most of Gacharic Spin’s music videos
- Come with a booklet
Each Limited Edition:
- Swaps one remix out for the original version of a song
- Has one exclusive remix
- Has one exclusive video
- Has a different video for “ヌーディリズム” (“Nudyrhyzm”)
- Has an exclusive retrospective
- Has a different photo booklet
All three editions come with CDs that have slightly different track lists.
Type-G has the original version of “Lock-On!!”, while the other two editions include the 2013 version from Delicious (Normal Edition).
Type-S has the original version of “ハンティングサマー” (“Hunting Summer)”, while the other two editions have a version that, as far as I know, is exclusive to the compilation.
Both limited editions have “ブラックサバイバル (feat. Fuki)”. This track is absent from the Regular Edition, and it is a new version of the song.1
Each limited edition has an exclusive track. Type-G has “雪泣く〜setsunaku〜メロディー-2014-“ (“Yukinaku ~setsunaku~ Melody -2014-“). Type-S has “Across the now! -2014-“. Both are new versions for the compilation.1
The major difference is the main feature. Type-G has a 2009-2012 retrospective, where Type-S has a 2013-2014 retrospective.
Both limited editions have most of the music videos, but each has a bonus video: Type-G has “週末ファンタジー” (“Weekend Fantasy”), and Type-S has “WINNER”.
Each limited edition includes a different version of the “ヌーディリズム” video. Type-S has a concert footage version, and Type-G has the original version.
Here are some little details that I didn’t mention in Music Review: Gacharic Spin - Gachatto BEST <2010-2014>. Warning, this is a bit stream-of-consciousness.
The compilation’s version of “Never say never” seems to be a slightly extended version (4:40) of the song. On Delicious, the song is 4:35 and ends abruptly (at least on my copy).
I didn’t look too closely at waveforms, but I compared “Never say never” for the iTunes, Type-G, and Delicious versions, and all three looked identical and showed tons of clipping.
As far as I know, neither DVD has the video for “BROKEN LOVER”. Oddly enough, the officially uploaded version on YouTube looks like it was taken from a DVD itself and promotes a few of Gacharic Spin’s other DVDs.
Neither booklet has pictures of Armmy, Gacharic Spin’s first vocalist. If I had to guess, I’d say the exclusion is due to legal issues.
I found that some sites list incorrect track listings for the Limited Edition versions of this compilation. I think that the tracklist changed prior to release because most sites place version-exclusive songs at the end of the album. Two places that list correct info are Play-Asia and jame-world.