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Marie-Anne

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EP Cover
8cm CD Cover
Artist
ALFEE
Single
Marie-Anne (メリーアン)
Released
1983.06.21 (EP)
1988.06.21 (8cm CD)
Catalog Number
7A-0288 (EP)
S10A-0124 (8cm CD)
Price
¥700 (EP)
¥956 (8cm CD)
Tracklist
  1. Marie-Anne (メリーアン)
  2. Radical Teenager (ラジカル・ティーンエイジャー)


Information

"Marie-Anne" is the sixteenth single released by ALFEE. It was initially released as an EP record, then later as an 8cm CD. The title track was inspired by the French-German film Marianne de ma jeunesse (Marianne of My Youth). "Marie-Anne" is the band's breakthrough single. It initially charted outside the Oricon weekly top ten, but later reached #7. Overall, it charted for 32 weeks and sold approximately 373,000 copies, becoming the #30 best-selling single of 1983. Later that year, the band performed the song at the NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen.

Although the title is romanized as "Marie-Anne" on the single's cover, the pronunciation is "Mary Anne".

An English eurobeat cover called "MARY ANN" was sung by DAVE RODGERS and DOMINO on the album the ALFEE MEETS dance. A heavy metal version was also recorded by ANCHANG on his single "Cobra Twist".

Song Information

Lyrics
Takamizawa Toshihiko, Takahashi Ken
Music
Takamizawa Toshihiko
Other Information
Arrangement: ALFEE
Production: ALFEE
Electric Guitar: Takamizawa Toshihiko
Acoustic Guitar: Sakazaki Kohnosuke
Electric Bass: Sakurai Masaru
Drums: Tomioka Yoshihiro
Keyboards: Yamaishi Takayuki

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