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First Love (Utada Hikaru album)

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Album Cover
Artist
Utada Hikaru
Album
First Love
Released
1999.03.10 (Japan)
1999.04.01 (Overseas)
1999.06.30 (Vinyl)
2000.08.01 (Overseas)
2010.11.30 (South Korea)
2014.03.10 (15th Anniversary Edition)
2014.03.21 (15th Anniversary Edition (SHM Limited Pressing) - Taiwan)
Catalog Number
TOCT-24067
TOJT-24141~42 (Vinyl)
TYCT-69015 (15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
TYCT-69016 (15th Anniversary Edition)
Price
¥3,059
¥15,000 (15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
¥4,000 (15th Anniversary Edition)
Tracklist
  1. Automatic -Album Edit-
  2. Movin' on without you
  3. In My Room
  4. First Love
  5. Amai Wana ~Paint It, Black (甘いワナ ~Paint It, Black; Sweet Trap)
  6. time will tell
  7. Never Let Go
  8. B&C -Album Version-
  9. Another Chance
  10. Interlude
  11. Give Me A Reason
  12. Automatic -Johnny Vicious Remix- (Bonus Track)
  13. First Love -John Luongo Remix- (Vinyl Bonus Track)
Tracklist (-15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition-)

Disc 1 (Re-mastered by Ted Jensen)

  1. Automatic -Album Edit-
  2. Movin' on without you
  3. In My Room
  4. First Love
  5. Amai Wana ~Paint It, Black (甘いワナ ~Paint It, Black; Sweet Trap)
  6. time will tell
  7. Never Let Go
  8. B&C -Album Version-
  9. Another Chance
  10. Interlude
  11. Give Me A Reason
Disc 2

"LUV LIVE" (DVD) features her legendary concert held in Tokyo in April 1999.

  1. Awai Wana ~Paint It,Black~
  2. time will tell
  3. In My Room
  4. Never Let Go
  5. Another Chance
  6. Give Me A Reason
  7. Automatic
  8. Kon'ya wa Boogie-Back feat. Scha Dara Parr
  9. First Love
  10. Movin' on without you
Disc 3 (Instrumentals)
  1. Automatic -Album Edit- (Original Back Track)
  2. Movin' on without you (Original Back Track)
  3. In My Room (Original Back Track)
  4. First Love (Original Back Track)
  5. Amai Wana ~Paint It, Black (甘いワナ ~Paint It, Black; Sweet Trap) (Original Back Track)
  6. time will tell (Original Back Track)
  7. Never Let Go (Original Back Track)
  8. B&C -Album Version- (Original Back Track)
  9. Another Chance (Original Back Track)
  10. Give Me A Reason (Original Back Track)
Disc 4 (Bonus tracks)
  1. Automatic –Johnny Vicious Remix-
  2. Movin’ on without you –Tribal Mix-
  3. time will tell –Dub Mix-
  4. First Love –John Luongo Remix-
  5. In My Room –Alternate Version-
  6. time will tell –English Version-
  7. CALLING YOU
  8. Kotoba ni Naranai Kimochi -Demo Version- (言葉にならない気持ち –Demo Version-]]
  9. Movin’ on without you –Demo Version-
  10. B&C –Demo Version-
  11. Another Chance –Demo Version-
  12. First Love –Demo Version-
  13. Give Me A Reason -Demo Version-
  14. Automatic –Demo Version-
  15. SUKIYAKI (Ue wo Muite Arukou) -Live Version- (SUKIYAKI (上を向いて歩こう) –Live Version-)
Information

First Love is Utada Hikaru's debut album. The album reached #1 in weekly Oricon charts and charted for 85 weeks. It has reportedly sold over 7,650,000 copies in Japan, and 10,056,000 copies worldwide. This made First Love the #1 album for 1999, as well as the highest-selling album in Asian music history. The vinyl edition was released three months later after the album, and contained a bonus track, "First Love (John Luongo Remix)". This remix originally appeared on the "First Love" single. All the songs on this album were written and composed by Utada herself, except for two instances: a line used in "Amai Wana ~Paint It, Black" taken from a Rolling Stones song, and a sample for "Never Let Go", taken from a song by Sting.

On March 10th 2014, two 15th Anniversary Editions of the album was re-released. One called -15th anniversary deluxe edition-, released in limited quantities of 5.000 copies (which sold out so fast decision was made to release 15.000 copies instead), consists of 3CDs and a DVD. Disc 1 "First Love" contains the original tracks of the album featuring Platinum SHM-CD format and remastering in 2014 by Ted Jensen. Disc 2 "LUV LIVE" (DVD) features her legendary concert held in Tokyo in April 1999. Disc 3 "Original Back Tracks" contains karaoke tracks for all the 10 original songs included in the album, excluding instrumental tracks. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players). Disc 4 "Bonus Tracks" includes unreleased track(s) and B-side track(s) from her single(s). This set comes with a hard-cover booklet with unreleased photos & hand-written lyrics (printed), promotional item(s), a LUV LIVE ticket (replica), and a backstage pass (replica). Serial numbered deluxe packaging.

The 15th anniversary edition comes with disc 1 and disc 2 of the deluxe edition.

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- x x x x x x 1 2,026,870
x x x x x x x 1 717,610
x x x x x x x 2 761,340
x x x x x x x 2 614,440
x x x x x x x 1 428,520
x x x x x x x 1 222,230
x x x x x x x 2 229,550
x x x x x x x 2 238,270
x x x x x x x 1 298,360
x x x x x x x 1 258,780
x x x x x x x 2 205,270
x x x x x x x 3 188,810
x x x x x x x 4 121,810
x x x x x x x 5 91,380
x x x x x x x 2 127,430
x x x x x x x 4 132,830
x x x x x x x 5 121,700
x x x x x x x 7 71,750
x x x x x x x 8 55,780
x x x x x x x 12 41,330

15th Anniversary Edition

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - 7 5 2 9 10,677
3 19 17 16 20 21 25 18 6,930
23 x x x x x x 62 1,877
50 x x x x x x 121 1,184
x x x x x x x 176 598
x x x x x x x 214 361
x x x x x x x 272 278
x x x x x x x x xx
x x x x x x x x xx
x x x x x x x x xx

Total Reported Sales: 21,905* (-15th Anniversary Edition-) (ranked as #256 in the yearly Oricon albums 2014 chart)

Total Reported Sales: 7,672,120*

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