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Vogue

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CD Art
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
vogue
Released
2000.04.26
Catalog Number
AVCD-30108
Price
¥1,260
Tracklist
  1. vogue "Original Mix"
  2. vogue "HAL'S MIX 2000"
  3. too late "Soul Solution Remix"
  4. vogue "Dub's mellowtech Remix"
  5. vogue "Groove That Soul Mix"
  6. vogue "400BPM Fatback Mix"
  7. WHATEVER "FPM's WINTER BOSSA"
  8. vogue "pandart sasanooha Mix"
  9. vogue "Original Mix -Instrumental-"
  10. ever free

Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Vinyl
vogue
Released
2000.08.10
Catalog Number
RR12-88174
Price
¥1,427
Tracklist
  1. vogue "Dub's mellowtech Remix"
  2. vogue "Original Mix"
  3. vogue "Groove That Soul Mix"


Information

vogue is Hamasaki Ayumi's 14th single. vogue was used as the KOSÉ "VISÉE" CM song. ever free was an insert song for the dorama Tenki Yohou no Koibito. This single reached #3 on the Oricon charts and charted for 17 weeks. It sold 767,660 copies, becoming the #23 single of 2000.

vogue was released as part of Hamasaki's 2000 single trilogy, and was followed by Far away and SEASONS. 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
Kikuchi Kazuhito
Arrangement
Kikuchi Kazuhito, Suzuki Naoto
Other Information
Keyboards: Suzuki Naoto
Programming: Iida Takahiro
Guitar: Hayashibe Naoki

Music Video

PV Shot

The music video for vogue was directed by Takeishi Wataru. It's the first part of the "vogue/Far away/SEASONS" trilogy PV. The vogue part shows two children in a post-apocalyptic world finding a sketchbook buried underground. The sketches show Hamasaki singing the song.

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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