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Hamasaki Ayumi
Hamasaki Ayumi
Hagiwara Shintaro, Sosaku Sasaki
Other Information
Arrangement: CMJK
Programming: CMJK
Guitar: CMJK
Drums: Tamada Tomu
Mixed by Watanabe Shojiro

"alterna" is a pop song recorded by Hamasaki Ayumi. It was used as the Panasonic Digital Camera "LUMIX FX-8" CM song. The song is found on her seventh studio album (miss)understood as track #6.

Live Performances

Music Video

PV Shot

The music video for "alterna" was directed by Tange Koki.

It depicts Hamasaki as an up-and-coming star who is chased by clowns. The video also depicts her as a singing machine; this aspect of the music video (as well as the lyrics of "alterna") may be Hamasaki's response to either tabloid articles or to her record label's oppressive treatment of her at the time.


The following are the different versions of this song released throughout Hamasaki Ayumi's discography, listed chronologically.

Found on the (miss)understood album as track #6. This is the standard version of the song and often referred to as "Original Mix".
alterna "original mix -Instrumental-"
Found on the "fairyland" single as track #6. This is the standard version without its main vocals.
alterna the "Orchestra Version"
Found on "HEAVEN" single as track #3. It has an orchestral arrangement by Murayama Tetsuya with mixing by Kogai Shunichi.
Found on the ayu-mi-x 6 -SILVER- remix album as track #4. This is a remix by Freeform Five.
alterna "FREEFORM FIVE Remix"
Found on the alterna / Beautiful Fighters vinyl as track #1. This is a reviewed remix by alterna × FREEFORM FIVE remix.
alterna "FREEFORM FIVE Dub"
Found on the alterna / Beautiful Fighters vinyl as track #2. This is a dub remix by Freeform Five.

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