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Akanezora

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Single Cover
Artist
Remioromen
Single
Akanezora (茜空)
Released
2007.03.14
Catalog Number
VIZL-400 (CD+DVD)
VICL-36400 (CD-Only)
Price
¥1,300 (CD+DVD)
¥1,000 (CD-Only)
CD Tracklist
  1. Akanezora (茜空; Madder-Colored Sky)
  2. Akanezora (Acoustic Version)
  3. Akanezora (Instrumental)
DVD Tracklist
  1. Akanezora (PV)


Information

"Akanezora" is the tenth single released by Remioromen. It was released in two versions: a limited CD+DVD edition that also came with a Kit Kat x Remioromen postcard, and a regular CD-only edition. The single's cover depicts model Teraguchi Misato. The title track was used as Japan Racing Association and Recochoku CM songs. The single reached #3 on the Oricon weekly chart and charted for 11 weeks. Because it sold 87,237 copies, it was the #97 best-selling single of 2007.

Song Information

Remioromen promoting the single
Lyrics
Fujimaki Ryota
Music
Fujimaki Ryota
Other Information
Arrangement: Remioromen, Kobayashi Takeshi
Strings Arrangement: Kobayashi Takeshi, Shika Udai
Keyboards: Kobayashi Takeshi
Strings: Shika Udai Strings
Recording: Yoshida Makoto (OORONG-SHA)
Mixing: Yoshida Makoto (OORONG-SHA)
Mastering: Miyamoto Shigeo (form THE MASTER)

Music Video

The PV for "Akanezora" was directed by Tan Shuichi and features a performance from model Rie.

Disambiguation

There are five versions of "Akanezora" in Remioromen's discography:

Akanezora
Found on the single "Akanezora" as track #1 and the album Kaze no Chroma as track #12. This is the standard version.
Akanezora (Acoustic Version)
Found on the single "Akanezora" as track #2. This is an acoustic version that was recorded one key lower than the original.
Akanezora (Instrumental)
Found on the single "Akanezora" as track #3. This is the standard version without the vocals.
Strings Medley (Akanezora~Cosmos~Nami)
Found on the second disc of the live album "Your Songs" with strings at Yokohama Arena as track #1. This is an instrumental strings medley with "Cosmos" and "Nami".
Akanezora
Found on the DVD TOUR 2008 "Wonderful & Beautiful" as track #20. This is a live version that was performed one key lower than the original.

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - 3 47,128
- - - - - - - 14 14,599
- - - - - - - 15 9,453
- - - - - - - 24 5,666
- - - - - - - 32 3,232

Total Reported Sales: 87,237 (#97 single of 2007)

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