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Far Away (Hamasaki Ayumi)

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CD Art
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
Far away
Released
2000.05.17
Catalog Number
AVCD-30118
Price
¥1,260
Tracklist
  1. Far away "Original Mix"
  2. Far away "CRAFTY Remix"
  3. Far away "Main Radio Mix"
  4. appears "Junior's Club Mix"
  5. Far away "HAL's MIX 2000"
  6. Far away "Ocean View Remix"
  7. End roll "da urban maestro mix"
  8. Far away "Huge mutual-tried mix"
  9. Far away "POP 'e.a.' Mix II"
  10. Far away "Dub's Mute & Feedback Remix"
  11. Far away "Original Mix -Instrumental-"

Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Vinyl
Far away
Released
2000.08.10
Catalog Number
RR12-88175
Price
¥1,427
Tracklist
  1. Far away "Main Radio Mix"
  2. Far away "CRAFTY Remix"
  3. Far away "Original Mix"


Information

Far away is Hamasaki Ayumi's 15th single. Far away was used as the CM song for KDDI's "TU-KA" cellphones. This single reached #2 on the Oricon charts and charted for 13 weeks. It sold 510,460 copies, becoming the #43 single of 2000.

Far away was released as part of Hamasaki's 2000 single trilogy, and was preceded by vogue and followed by SEASONS. Hamasaki has said that the singles are looking at her life from three different angles. The cover art for vogue is a close-up of Hamasaki's face. The cover of Far away has zoomed out to reveal the photo of Hamasaki standing on a deck, next to someone else who has been torn off the photo. The cover of SEASONS shows Hamasaki, by the ocean, holding that half of the torn photo.

There is one long PV for vogue, Far away, and SEASONS. The PV uses abridged versions of the songs. The individual segments of the PVs were aired individually as the singles were released, and ultimately the long video was released as a DVD single along with a making-of video.

Live Performances

Song Information

Lyrics
Hamasaki Ayumi
Music
Kikuchi Kazuhito, D・A・I
Arrangement
HΛL
Other Information
Keyboards: HΛL
Programming: HΛL
Guitar: Akimoto Naoki
B.G. Vocal: Hirotani Junko
Mixing: Hattori Atsushi

Music Video

PV Shot

The music video for Far away was directed by Takeishi Wataru. It's the second part of the "vogue/Far away/SEASONS" trilogy PV. The Far away part shows Hamasaki exiting the drawing, and singing against the backdrop of the post-apocalyptic world introduced in vogue.

Cast:
Dewa Grodekaza
Heaven

Director: Wataru Takeishi (Dee DRIVE inc.)
Producer: Ryuzo Shoji (to max inc.)
Assistant Producer: Kiyoshi Utsumi (to max inc.)
P. Producer: Yoshiko Ishibashi (Dee DRIVE inc.)
Production Manager: Shinichiro Sato (Dee DRIVE inc.)
Director of Photography: Tetsuya Kamoto (JPN Productions), Hisao Ariga
Light: Masami Noguchi, Yusuke Shimada
Stylist: Koji Matsumoto
Assistant Stylist: Hiroyuki 'Ushiko' Ishii, Hirozumi 'Joe' Kurose (OFFICE an-gel), Takako 'ESP' Mishima (OFFICE an-gel)
Hair & Make up: CHIKA (HAIR DIMENSION)
Assistant Hair & Make up: TARO (HAIR DIMENSION)
Cast Hair & Make up: Daisuke Yamamoto (HAIR DIMENSION)
Nail Artist: Kanako 'Bancho' Miura

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