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CD Art
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
appears
Released
1999.11.10
Catalog Number
AVCD-30064
Price
¥1,260
Tracklist
  1. appears "99 Greeting Mix"
  2. appears "Scud Filter Mix"
  3. appears "Dub's Eurotech Remix"
  4. WHATEVER "Ferry 'System F' Corsten dub mix"
  5. appears "JP's SoundFactory Mix"
  6. appears "HAL's MIX"
  7. immature "D-Z DUAL LUCIFER MIX"
  8. WHATEVER "Ferry 'System F' Corsten vocal extended mix"
  9. appears "Keith Litman's Mix of Truth"
  10. immature "JT Original CM Version"
  11. appears "99 Greeting Mix" (Instrumental)
  12. immature "JT Original CM Version" (Instrumental)

Vinyl Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Vinyl
appears
Released
2000.03.22
Catalog Number
RR12-88152
Price
¥1,427
Tracklist
  1. appears "Scud Filter Mix"
  2. appears "HAL's MIX"
  3. appears "Dub's Eurotech Remix"
  4. appears "99 Greeting Mix″

Vinyl Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Vinyl
appears remixed by junior vasquez
Released
2001.05.27 (USA)
Catalog Number
AVA12
Tracklist
  1. appears - Junior's Club mix
  2. appears - Junior's Instrumental
  3. appears - Junior's Padapella

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Vinyl
appears Armin van Buuren Remixes
Released
2005.02.17 (Germany)
Catalog Number
DRIZ3005-1
Tracklist
  1. appears - Armin van Buuren Rising Star 12" Instrum. mix
  2. appears - Armin van Buuren Sunset Dub mix

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Vinyl
appears The Remixes
Released
2005.10.04 (Germany)
Catalog Number
DRIZ3005-2
Tracklist
  1. appears - Kyau vs. Albert remix
  2. appears - Kyau vs. Albert dub
  3. appears - Vince the Saint vs. Villa remix


Information

appears is Hamasaki Ayumi's 11th single. It was released on the same day as the album LOVEppears and was limited to 300,000 copies. appears was used as the CM song for the AUBE Holy Crystal line of makeup. appears "99 Greeting Mix" was the Kao "Sofina Aube" Christmas CM song. immature was used in commercials for JT's Momo no Tennensui drink. This single reached #2 on the Oricon charts and sold 282,170 copies in 1999, becoming the #81 single of the year. It charted for three weeks and sold a total of 290,550 copies.

Live Performances

Song Information

Lyrics
Hamasaki Ayumi
Music
Kikuchi Kazuhito
Other Information
Arrangement: HΛL
Keyboards: HΛL
Programming: HΛL
Guitar: Akimoto Naoya
Mixing: Dave Way

Music Video

PV Shot

The music video for appears was directed by Takeishi Wataru. It shows Hamasaki singing on a rooftop, in an apartment, and walking through the streets of New York. It is very focused on her fashions and various looks.

Assistant Producer: Kiyoshi Utsumi (prime direction)
Director: Wataru Takeishi
Production Manager: Yoshiko Ishibashi (Dee DRIVE)
Director Of Photography: Tetsuya Kamoto (ON THE MARK)
Stylist: Koji Matsumoto, Tadamasa Tagami
Hair & Make up: CHIKA (HAIR DIMENSION)
Assistant Hair & Make up: TARO (HAIR DIMENSION)
Nail Artist: Kanako 'Bancho' Miura
Coordination: Luis ishii Hernandes (Day O Prod.inc.)

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