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Deep River

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Album Cover
Artist
Utada Hikaru
Album
DEEP RIVER
Released
2002.06.19 (Japan)
2002.06.28 (Taiwan)
2002.09.30 (Vinyl)
2010.11.30 (South Korea)
2018.12.09 2018 Remastered Version (Digital Release)
Catalog Number
TOCT-24819
TOJT-24851-2 (Vinyl)
Price
¥3,059
¥3,900 (Vinyl)
Tracklist
  1. SAKURA Drops (SAKURAドロップス)
  2. traveling
  3. Shiawase ni Narou (幸せになろう; Let's Be Happy)
  4. Deep River
  5. Letters
  6. Play Ball (プレイ・ボール)
  7. Tokyo NIGHTS (東京NIGHTS)
  8. A.S.A.P.
  9. Uso Mitai na I Love You (嘘みたいなI Love You; An Unbelievable "I Love You")
  10. FINAL DISTANCE
  11. Bridge (Interlude)
  12. Hikari (光; Light)
  13. Simple And Clean 2018 Remastered Version Bonus Track
Information

DEEP RIVER is Utada Hikaru's third Japanese studio album. Along with the four singles, "Play Ball" was used as a radio single to promote the album, and "Deep River" received a PV. The album reached #1 on Oricon charts and charted for 56 weeks, becoming the #1 album for 2002. In total the album sold over 3,605,000 units, and is the 8th highest-selling album in Japanese music history. A vinyl edition released three months later after the CD, and did not contain any extra bonus material.

The entire album's artwork is gray-scale, and the booklet is infamous for including a photo of Utada Hikaru's foot. The album is also noted as the transition state from Utada Hikaru's earlier style, R&B, to ethereal pop.

A remastered version of the album was released digitally on December 9, 2018.

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- x x x x x x 1 2,350,170
x x x x x x x 1 550,250
x x x x x x x 2 223,240
x x x x x x x 3 110,230
x x x x x x x 4 67,910
x x x x x x x 6 42,370
x x x x x x x 7 35,840

Total Reported Sales: 3,605,000

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