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Seasons

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Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
SEASONS
Released
2000.06.07
Catalog Number
AVCD-30119
Price
¥1,260
Tracklist
  1. SEASONS "Original Mix"
  2. SEASONS "Acoustic Orchestra Version"
  3. TO BE (Acoustic Version)
  4. SEASONS "so happy so sad mix"
  5. SEASONS "Jonathan Peters' Radio Mix"
  6. SEASONS "Rays of Light Mix"
  7. SEASONS "Neutralize: Final Attack Mix"
  8. SEASONS "D-Z BLUE SUNBEAM MIX"
  9. SEASONS "Dub's Rain of duv Remix"
  10. SEASONS "Original Mix -Instrumental-"
  11. ever free "HAL'S MIX 2000"

Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Vinyl
SEASONS
Released
2000.08.10
Catalog Number
RR12-88176
Price
¥1,427
Tracklist
  1. SEASONS "Jonathan Peters' Radio Mix"
  2. SEASONS "D-Z BLUE SUNBEAM MIX"
  3. SEASONS "Original Mix"


Information

SEASONS is Hamasaki Ayumi's 16th single. SEASONS was used as the theme song for the dorama Tenki Yohou no Koibito, while TO BE (Acoustic Version) was an insert song. SEASONS "D-Z BLUE SUNBEAM MIX" was used as the CM song for KOSÉ VISÉE's Henkou Metallic series of makeup. This single reached #1 on the Oricon charts and sold 1,362,740 copies in 2000, becoming the #5 single of the year. It charted for 21 weeks and sold a total of 1,367,400 copies.

SEASONS was released as part of Hamasaki's 2000 single trilogy, and was preceded by vogue and Far away. 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
D・A・I
Arrangement
Suzuki Naoto
Other Information
Keyboards: Suzuki Naoto
Guitar: Hayashibe Naoki
Programming: Iida Takahiro
Background Vocal: Hirotani Junko

Music Video

PV Shot

The music video for SEASONS was directed by Takeishi Wataru. It's the final part of the "vogue/Far away/SEASONS" trilogy PV. The SEASONS part shows drawings in the sketchbook of the world around them before it was destroyed, and Hamasaki is singing in black funeral garb.

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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