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A (Hamasaki Ayumi)

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CD Art
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
A
Released
1999.08.11
Catalog Number
AVCD-30050
Price
¥1,260
Tracklist
  1. monochrome
  2. too late
  3. Trauma
  4. End roll
  5. monochrome "Keith Litman's Big City Vocal Mix"
  6. too late "Razor 'N Guido Remix"
  7. Trauma "Heavy Shuffle Mix"
  8. End roll "HΛL's Mix"
  9. monochrome (Instrumental)
  10. too late (Instrumental)
  11. Trauma (Instrumental)
  12. End roll (Instrumental)
  13. End roll "NEURO-mantic Mix"
  14. monochrome "Dub's full color Remix"

Vinyl Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Vinyl
A-side NYC
Released
1999.10.06
Catalog Number
RR12-88131
Price
¥1,427
Tracklist
  1. too late "Razor 'N Guido Remix"
  2. monochrome "Keith Litman's Big City Vocal Mix"

Vinyl Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Vinyl
A-side TYO
Released
1999.10.06
Catalog Number
RR12-88132
Price
¥1,427
Tracklist
  1. monochrome "Dub's full color Remix"
  2. End roll "HAL's MIX"
  3. Trauma "Heavy Shuffle Mix"
  4. End roll "NEURO-mantic Mix"


Information

A is Hamasaki Ayumi's tenth single. monochrome and Trauma were used in JT Momo no Tennensui commercials. too late was used in commercials for Honda's Giorno Crea line of motor scooters, and End roll "HΛL's Mix" was used in commercials for Morinaga's Kongari chocolates. This single reached #1 on the Oricon charts, attaining that position for a total of three weeks (one, and then two more in a row after skipping a week), and sold 1,622,320 copies in 1999, becoming the #3 single of the year. It charted for 18 weeks and sold a total of 1,630,540 copies, making it Hamasaki's highest selling single to date.

The single was initially released in one regular-press color variant (black) and four limited-edition color variants (blue, pink, orange, and green). When the single hit a million copies, a gold color variant was released. When the single reached 1.5 million copies sold, a real gold disc with a gold-colored cover image was release to commemorate it.

While the content for every version of the CD is the same, track order has been shifted depending on the color of release. The black, pink, and gold-color versions begin the sequence with monochrome, the blue version begins with too late, the green and real gold versions begin with Trauma, the orange version begins with End roll.

Live Performances

monochrome:

too late:

Trauma:

End roll:

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