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A Summer Best

2CD+DVD Cover
2CD Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Album
A SUMMER BEST
Released
2012.08.08 (Japan)
2012.08.10 (Hong Kong & Taiwan)
Catalog Number
AVCD-38558-9/B (2CD+DVD)
AVCD-38560-1 (2CD)
Price
¥4,410 (2CD+DVD)
¥3,360 (2CD)
CD1 "[DISC-N]" Tracklist
  1. BLUE BIRD
  2. July 1st
  3. Greatful days
  4. glitter
  5. Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~
  6. AUDIENCE
  7. independent
  8. evolution
  9. Boys & Girls
  10. UNITE!
  11. INSPIRE
  12. NEXT LEVEL
  13. Happening Here (original: TRF)
CD2 "[DISC-A]" Tracklist
  1. HANABI
  2. HANABI ~episode II~
  3. Far away
  4. monochrome
  5. theme of a-nation '03
  6. Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~
  7. SEASONS
  8. ANother song feat. URATA NAOYA
  9. fated
  10. MOON
  11. blossom
  12. fairyland
  13. You & Me
DVD Tracklist
  1. Greatful days [Fuji TV 「ayu ready?」 @ Kugenuma Beach RAINBOW HOUSE (2003.8.9 O.A.)]
  2. BLUE BIRD [a-nation '06]
  3. July 1st [a-nation '09]
  4. Greatful days [a-nation '05]
  5. glitter [a-nation '07]
  6. evolution [a-nation '06]
  7. Boys & Girls [a-nation '10]
  8. UNITE! [a-nation '06]
  9. INSPIRE [a-nation '04]
  10. HANABI [a-nation '05]
  11. HANABI ~episode II~ [a-nation '03]
  12. Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~ [a-nation '09]
  13. SEASONS [a-nation '06]
  14. ANother song feat. URATA NAOYA [a-nation for Life]
  15. blossom [a-nation '10]
  16. fairyland [a-nation '05]
  17. AUDIENCE [ayumi hamasaki STADIUM TOUR 2002 A]
  18. independent [ayumi hamasaki STADIUM TOUR 2002 A]
  19. monochrome [ayumi hamasaki STADIUM TOUR 2002 A]
  20. Far away [ayumi hamasaki concert tour 2000 A Daiichi Maku]
  21. theme of a-nation '03 [ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2005-2006 A]
  22. Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~ [video clip]
  23. NEXT LEVEL [video clip]
  24. fated [video clip)
  25. MOON [video clip]
  26. You & Me [video clip]


Information

A SUMMER BEST is the sixth compilation album released by Hamasaki Ayumi. It contains a selection of her summer songs as well as a new song, "You & Me". The DVD contains a-nation lives, exclusive videos and the new song's music video.

The compilation album is certified Gold for shipment of 100,000 copies.

Credits

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Hamasaki Ayumi promoting the album


  • Produced by max matsuura


  • A&R + Director: Hidetomo 'KOME' Yoneda (avex trax)
  • Mastered by Shigeo Miyamoto at form THE MASTER
  • Artist Management Chief: Kouji 'Ouji' Hashimoto (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Management: Takahiro 'SUGI' Sugiue (avex management inc.), Masamichi Imafuku, Seiko Suzuki (A COLLECTION)
  • Artist Brand Management: Hideki 'Jackie' Endo (avex management inc.)
  • Recording Direction Support: Yasuhiko Hoshino (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Visual Producer: Kiyoshi 'Mizumo' Utsumi (avex group)
  • Media Promotion Chief: Hideki Hori (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Media Promotion: Hidemasa Inamura, Kentaro Wada, Yosuke Kawai, Shigenobu Hoshino & All Promotion Division Media Room and Publicity Room Staff (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Sales Promotion Chief: Norio Udaka (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Sales Promotion: Daisuke Takase, Takashi Saigo (avex entertainment inc.) & All AMI Staff (avex marketing inc.)
  • Tie-up Coordination: Kenichiro Kimura & All Tie-up Room Staff (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Casting Coordination: All Casting Room Staff (avex management inc.)
  • Merchandising Director: Naomi Mayuzumi (avex marketing inc.)
  • Advisory Merchandising Producer: Koichiro Tanaka (avex marketing inc.)
  • Team Ayu Producer: Shinsuke Kubo (avex marketing inc.)
  • Team Ayu Operation: Yosuke Hojo (avex marketing inc.)
  • Web Designer: Yukiko Ito, Daisuke Kikuchi (avex marketing inc.)
  • A&R Desk: Hanako Kimura (avex trax)
  • Management Desk: Tamae Sasaki (avex management inc.)
  • A&R Assistant: Jiro Nakagiri (avex trax)
  • A&R Chief: Kentaro Furusawa (avex trax)
  • A&R Supervisor: Akira Yoshihara, Masatoshi Uchida (avex entertainment inc.)
  • A&R Executive Supervisor: Yoshihiro Seki (avex entertainment inc.)
  • General Producers: Shinji Hayashi, Shigekazu Takeuchi, Ryuhei Chiba (avex group)


  • Photographer: Leslie Kee
  • Art Direction & Design: Takuma Noriage (brg)
  • A Stylist: Kei 'Okei' Ito (ab fab
  • A Costume Designer: Masataka Kato
  • A Assistant Costume Designer: Jun Maeyama
  • A Hair: Yoshiyuki 'Sukesan' Sukegawa (Allure)
  • A Make Up: Jin 'Gori' Kiyota, Tomonori 'Kanie' Nagai (ROND.)
  • A Nail: Aiko Sakota (es NAIL)
  • A Assistant Nail: Yui Yamazaki (es NAIL)
  • A Trainer: So 'kurisuteru' Nagashima (tune:up)
  • Tanning: Yoshie Yamashita (HO'ME)
  • Creative Coordination: Naoki Ueda (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Quality Control: Masashi Shinabe, Masaya Ishida, Toshiyuki Suzuki, Miyuki Sei (avex marketing inc.)
  • DVD Authoring & Menu Design: Yohei Sato, Akihito Horikoshi (avex marketing inc.)


You & Me (video clip)

  • Directed by Masashi Muto
  • Cast: Maroka 'Maro' Uchiyama
  • Location Support: Jerry K. White (RYG)


  • A Special Thanks to All my family, All my friends ...and YOU♥

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 83,363
4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 22,709
2 12 7 8 8 8 9 9 13,436
8 14 12 11 12 12 10 12 7,505
9 26 23 19 19 18 18 21 4,339
19 36 37 30 26 31 31 33 2,470
25 - - - - - - 67 1,707
46 - - - - - - 113 1,153
- - - - - - - 114 789
- - - - - - - 192 507
- - - - - - - 174 492
- - - - - - - 288 355
- - - - - - - 259 367
- - - - - - - 249 375
Year Month Month Rank Sales
2012 August 3 127,013
2012 September 47 9,669

Total Sales in 2012: 139,567 (#42 album of the year)

G-Music Japanese Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
Position 2 16 14
Percentage 7.15% 1.45% 0.81%

Billboard Japan Top Album Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
Position 2 3 8 9 17 26 45 79

United World Charts

Week Rank Sales
34 / 2012 3 83,000
35 / 2012 31 23,000

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