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Beside You

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Single Cover
Artist
Shiina Hekiru
Single
BESIDE YOU
Released
2000.01.26
Catalog Number
SRCL-4737
Price
¥1,223
Tracklist
  1. BESIDE YOU
  2. BESIDE YOU (Version U)
  3. BESIDE YOU (Live arrangement version)
  4. BESIDE YOU (backtracks)


Information

"BESIDE YOU" is the 15th single released by Shiina Hekiru. This is single marked a lot of first for Shiina such as: first single to be released in a 12cm format, first single not to include a b-side, and her first single working under her new producer, Akashi Masao. This is the lead-in single to Shiina's seventh album, "RIGHT BESIDE YOU".

The single reached #29 on the Oricon chart, and stayed on the chart for a total of two weeks. This single sold a total of 25,470 copies.

Song Information

Shiina promoting the single
A shot from the video
Lyrics
UCO
Music
UCO + Yoshimi
Other Information
Arrangement: Akashi Masao

Music Video

The music video for "BESIDE YOU" starts off with a clock couting down. The video takes place in a technology advanced future, where the land has become dry and bare. A hologram of Shiina appears in a desert wasteland. Shiina later than appears on a series of television moniters. The video ends with a plant sprouting from the ground.

The video is found on the "Hequil IV" DVD as chapter #3.

Disambiguation

There are currently six versions of BESIDE YOU to be found in Shiina Hekiru's discography. They are the following:

BESIDE YOU
Found on the "BESIDE YOU" single as track #1, and on the "RIGHT BESIDE YOU" album as track #2. This is the standard version, which is set to the music video.
BESIDE YOU (Version U)
Found on the "BESIDE YOU" single as track #2. The arrangement for this version was done by U-ki.
BESIDE YOU (Live arrangement version)
Found on the "BESIDE YOU" single as track #3. The arrangement for this version was done by Shiina's concert band.
BESIDE YOU (backtracks)
Found on the "BESIDE YOU" single as track #4. This version is the same as the standard, except without the vocals.
BESIDE YOU (LEGEND 2001)
Found on the "STARTING LEGEND 2001 ~PRECIOUS GARDEN~" DVD as chapter #11. This is the live version from Shiina's "PRECIOUS GARDEN" tour.
BESIDE YOU (TOUR '02-'03 Version)
Foudn on the "TOUR '02-'03 ~believe~ 2003.1.1@Nippon Budokan" DVD as chapter #6.

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