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Heisei Fuuzoku

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Artist
Shiina Ringo x Saito Neko
Album
Heisei Fuuzoku (平成風俗; Heisei Sex Service)
Released
2007.02.21
Catalog Number
TOCT-26210 (Limited Edition)
TOCT-26211 (Regular Edition)
Price
¥3,360 (Limited Edition)
¥3,059 (Regular Edition)
Tracklist
  1. Gamble (ギャンブル)
  2. Kuki (茎; Stem)
  3. Sakuran (TERRA ver.) (錯乱; Confusion)
  4. Hatsukoi Shoujo (ハツコイ娼女; The Maiden I First Loved)
  5. Papaya Mango (パパイヤマンゴー)
  6. Ishiki (意識; Consciousness)
  7. Yokushitsu (浴室; Bathroom)
  8. Meisai (迷彩; Camouflage)
  9. Poltergeist (ポルターガイスト)
  10. Karisome Otome (TAMEIKESANNOH ver.) (カリソメ乙女; Temporary Virgin)
  11. Oiran (花魁; Oiran)
  12. Yume no Ato (夢のあと; After the Dream)
  13. Kono Yo no Kagiri (この夜の限り; The Limits of this World)


Information

"Heisei Fuuzoku" is Shiina Ringo's fourth studio album, after a three year period of releasing music with her band Tokyo Jihen, and is the image album for the movie Sakuran (starring Tsuchiya Anna as an Oiran). The album is available in two versions, a limited edition version (including and a special cross-shaped digipak, three stickers and a coaster) and a regular version. Saito Neko (a violinist who has worked with Shiina on numerous occasions, such as in Baishou Ecstasy, La Salle de Bain and Dai Ikkai Ringohan Taikai no Moyou) is listed as a contributor in the album. The album debuted at the number one position on the Oricon charts. Karisome Otome is the theme song of Sakuran, and a download only Jazz version was released in November 2006 to promote the film. The ending theme song of the film is Kono Yo no Kagiri, which was released as the album's only single. This album is made up of three types of songs: self-covers of Shiina songs from either her solo work or Tokyo Jihen, original songs (of which there are four) and covers of other artists' songs. Papaya Mango is a cover of Rosemary Clooney's 1956 hit Mangos, and Oiran is a song composed by Tokyo Jihen's guitarist Ukigumo for the album. Heisei Fuuzoku sold a total of 174,824 copies, making it the #70 album of 2007.

Similarities with Other Shiina Ringo Releases

The versions of Kuki, Ishiki, Meisai and Poltergeist featured in this album are studio recordings of orchestral arrangement from Shiina's Baishou Ecstasy tour. Yokushitsu combines the orchestral and rock versions of La Salle de Bain from the Ringo no Uta single and Yokushitsu from Shiina's second studio album Shouso Strip. The lyrics featured are that of Yokushitsu and are in Japanese, except for the last verse in which she uses an English verse from La Salle de Bain. Yume no Ato is the orchestral arrangement of the same song from Tokyo Jihen's Kyouiku album used in some of the trailers for Sakuran.

The version of Karisome Otome featured in this album is different from the previous released ones. The lyrics are in English and it uses an orchestral arrangement same to that in the HITOKUCHIZAKA version on the Kono Yo no Kagiri single. In addition, the version of Sakuran on the album has a jazzier arrangement in addition to slightly different lyrics.

Chart Positions

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 97,652
1 4 5 4 4 3 3 3 33,020
3 16 16 14 12 13 10 13 15,036
9 26 22 20 19 20 20 20 9,593
19 44 37 35 36 36 40 37 5,324

Total Reported Sales: 174,824

Other Charts

Country Chart Weeks

01

02

03

All Worldwide 6 - -
Japan Worldwide 1 3 -
Japan Best Sellers 1 - 51
Japan Just Out 1 - 31
Japan J-Pop Best Sellers 1 17 31
Japan J-Pop Just Out 1 - 31
Hong Kong Japanese 20 - -
Taiwan Japanese 2 - -

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