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Iravati

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Album Cover
Artist
Hayashibara Megumi
Album
Irāvatī ([Sa]: Refreshment)
Released
1997.08.06
2005.03.16 (re-release)
Catalog Number
KICS-640
KICS-91158 (re-release)
Price
¥3,000
Tracklist
  1. Good Luck!
  2. I'll be there (Ballad Version)
  3. Successful Mission
  4. Tamashii no Refrain (Aqua Groove Mix) (魂のルフラン; Soul's Refrain)
  5. Deja vu
  6. The GIFT
  7. RUN ALL THE WAY (Fire Ball Groove Mix)
  8. Just be conscious
  9. Kokoro Yo Genshi ni Modore (Naked Flower Version) (心よ原始に戻れ; Return to a Primitive Heart)
  10. Asu ni Nare (明日になれ)
  11. Reflection
  12. Thirty
  13. Maayaa (幻影; Hallucination)


Information

Irāvatī is the eighth studio album released by Hayashibara Megumi. The album title comes from a charcter from Indian mythology with the same name, whom is assiociated with the sacred river. Irāvatī is also the Sanskrit word for Refreshment. The photoshoot for the album took place deep within a forest around a river, most likely an allusion to the Indian character. The first press edition of the album came with a 40 page photobook and a deluxe cardboard case for the CD case and photobook.

On 2005.03.16, a limited edition re-release was issued along with all of Hayashibara's other albums up through the VINTAGE albums. This version of the album featured all the tracks remastered and a 24 page album booklet, and a 16 page photo booklet, all of which located inside a special box.

For the album, Hayashibara recorded two covers. The songs "Tamashii no Refrain (Aqua Groove Mix)" and "Kokoro Yo Genshi ni Modore (Naked Flower Version)" are both covers of songs recorded by Takahashi Yoko, which were both used in the Shin Seiki Evangelion anime series.

The album reached #5 on the weekly Oricon chart, and stayed on the chart for a total of eight weeks. Within the first three weeks the album selling 277,060 copies, making it Hayashibara's best selling album. The re-release of the album failed to chart on the Oricon. This is also the best selling album released by a seiyuu.

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - 5 163,410
- - - - - - - 8 48,410
- - - - - - - 16 28,610
- - - - - - - 24 14,370
- - - - - - - 35 7,180
- - - - - - - 42 6,310
- - - - - - - 58 5,220
- - - - - - - 89 3,550

Total Reported Sales: 277,060

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