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Appears

CD Art
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
appears
Released
1999.11.10
Catalog Number
AVCD-30064
Price
¥1,260
Tracklist
  1. appears "99 Greeting Mix"
  2. appears "Scud Filter Mix"
  3. appears "Dub's Eurotech Remix"
  4. WHATEVER "Ferry 'System F' Corsten dub mix"
  5. appears "JP's SoundFactory Mix"
  6. appears "HΛL's MIX"
  7. immature "D-Z DUAL LUCIFER MIX"
  8. WHATEVER "Ferry 'System F' Corsten vocal extended mix"
  9. appears "Keith Litman's Mix of Truth"
  10. immature "JT Original CM Version"
  11. appears "99 Greeting Mix" (Instrumental)
  12. immature "JT Original CM Version" (Instrumental)

Single Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Vinyl
 »appears«
Released
2005.04.18
Catalog Number
DRIZ3006-CD
Tracklist
  1. appears "Armin van Buuren's Rising Star Radio Edit"
  2. appears "Kyau vs. Albert Radio Edit"
  3. appears "Vince the Saint vs. Villa Radio Edit"
  4. appears "Armin van Buuren's Rising Star 12" Mix"
  5. appears "Kyau vs. Albert Dub Mix"
  6. appears "Vince the Saint vs. Villa Remix"

Vinyl Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Vinyl
appears
Released
2000.03.22
Catalog Number
RR12-88152
Price
¥1,427
Tracklist
  1. appears "Scud Filter Mix"
  2. appears "HΛL's MIX"
  3. appears "Dub's Eurotech Remix"
  4. appears "99 Greeting Mix″

Vinyl Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Vinyl
appears remixed by junior vasquez
Released
2001.05.27 (USA)
Catalog Number
AVA12
Tracklist
  1. appears - Junior's Club mix
  2. appears - Junior's Instrumental
  3. appears - Junior's Padapella

appears-arminvanbuuren.jpg
Vinyl
appears Armin van Buuren Remixes
Released
2005.02.17 (Germany)
Catalog Number
DRIZ3005-1
Tracklist
  1. appears - Armin van Buuren Rising Star 12" Instrum. mix
  2. appears - Armin van Buuren Sunset Dub mix

appears-theremixes.jpg
Vinyl
appears The Remixes
Released
2005.03.10 (Germany)
Catalog Number
DRIZ3005-2
Tracklist
  1. appears - Kyau vs. Albert remix
  2. appears - Kyau vs. Albert dub
  3. appears - Vince the Saint vs. Villa remix


Information

"appears" is Hamasaki Ayumi's 11th single. It was released on the same day as the album LOVEppears and was limited to 300,000 copies. It was used as the CM song for the AUBE Holy Crystal line of makeup. "appears" "99 Greeting Mix" was the Kao "Sofina Aube" Christmas CM song. "immature was" used in commercials for JT's Momo no Tennensui drink. This single reached #2 on the Oricon charts and sold 282,170 copies in 1999, becoming the #81 single of the year. It charted for three weeks and sold a total of 290,550 copies.

An alternative version of "appears" was released as the single-edit, which was primarily composed and mixed by Kikuchi, but this edit did not appear on the final cut of Hamasaki's second studio album LOVEppears.


Live Performances

Song Information

Lyrics
Hamasaki Ayumi
Music
Kikuchi Kazuhito
Other Information
Original mix
Arrangement: HΛL
Keyboards: HΛL
Programming: HΛL
Guitar: Akimoto Naoya
Mixed by Dave Way
Acoustic Orchestra Version
Arrangement: Honma Akimitsu
Keyboards: Honma Akimitsu
Programming: Iida Takahiro
Mixed by Hattori Atsushi
"HΛL's Progress" ver.
Arrangement: HΛL (Umesaki Toshiharu, Shimizu Takehito, Nakano Yuta)
Programming: HΛL
All Instrument: HΛL
Mixed by Morimoto Koji

Music Video

PV Shot

The music video for appears was directed by Takeishi Wataru. It shows Hamasaki singing on a rooftop, in an apartment, and walking through the streets of New York. It is very focused on her fashions and various looks.

Assistant Producer: Kiyoshi Utsumi (prime direction)
Director: Wataru Takeishi
Production Manager: Yoshiko Ishibashi (Dee DRIVE)
Director of Photography: Tetsuya Kamoto (ON THE MARK)
Stylist: Koji Matsumoto, Tadamasa Tagami
Hair & Make up: CHIKA (HAIR DIMENSION)
Assistant Hair & Make up: TARO (HAIR DIMENSION)
Nail Artist: Kanako 'Bancho' Miura
Coordination: Luis Ishii Hernandes (Day O Prod.inc.)

Disambiguation

Hamasaki Ayumi promoting the single.

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

appears (Album Edit)
Found on the LOVEppears album as track #12. This is the standard version of the song, and referred to by simply "appears".
appears "99 Greeting Mix"
Found on the "appears" single as track #1. This is a mix made by American producer Dave Way.
appears "Scud Filter Mix"
Found on the "appears" single as track #2. This is a remix by Atsumi Naoki.
appears "Dub's Eurotech Remix"
Found on the "appears" single as track #3. This is a remixed version of the original song by Izumi "D·M·X" Miyazaki.
appears "JP's SoundFactory Mix"
Found on the "appears" single as track #5. This remix was made by American DJ Jonathan Peters for Jonathan Peters Productions.
appears "HΛL's MIX"
Found on the "appears" single as track #6. This is a remix made by HΛL.
appears "Keith Litman's Mix of Truth"
Found on the "appears" single as track #9. This is a remix by Keith Litman for KLM Inc.
appears "99 Greeting Mix" (Instrumental)
Found on the "appears" single as track #10. This is the instrumental version of the "99 Greeting Mix" remix.
appears "H.W Tokyo Hard House Mix"
Found on the "TO BE" single as track #3. It's a remix by Watanabe Hiroshi.
appears "Aggressive Extended mix"
Found on the SUPER EUROBEAT PRESENTS ayu-ro-mix as track #2. This is a remix by Sergio Dall'ora & Luca Degani.
appears "Junior's Appears On The Air"
Found on the ayu-mi-x II version US&EU remix album as track #3. Remixed by Junior Vasquez.
appears "DJ-TURBO Remix"
Found on the ayu-mi-x II version JPN remix album as track #11. This is a remix by DJ-TURBO from GTS.
appears "Acoustic Orchestra Version"
Found on the ayu-mi-x II version Acoustic Orchestra remix album as track #8. This is an orchestra version arranged by Honma Akimitsu.
appears -inst.melo version-
Found on the ayu-mi-x II version Acoustic Orchestra remix album as track #11. This is a vocal-less melodic version of the song, played by Honma Akimitsu.
appears "Junior's Appears On The Air" (NON-STOP)
Found on the ayu-mi-x II Version Non-Stop Mega Mix remix album as track #4 on Disc 1. This is a new mix of "Junior's Appears On The Air" by Ueda Shoji.
appears "DJ-TURBO Remix" (NON-STOP)
Found on the ayu-mi-x II Version Non-Stop Mega Mix remix album as track #21 on Disc 1. This is a new mix of "DJ-TURBO Remix" by Ueda Shoji.
appears - Junior's Club mix
Found on the "Far away" single as track #4 and on the "appears remixed by junior vasquez" USA vinyl as track #1. This is a remix produced by Junior Vasquez for Junior Vasquez Music.
appears - Junior's Instrumental
Found on the "the other side Two ~previously unreleased version~ Junior Vasquez" remix single as track #2 and on the "appears remixes by junior vasquez" USA vinyl as track #2. This is the instrumental version of the "Junior's Club mix" remix.
appears - Junior's Padapella
Found on the "appears remixed by junior vasquez" USA vinyl as track #3. This is another remix made by Junior Vasquez.
appears "Armin Van Buuren remix"
Found on the Cyber TRANCE presents ayu trance remix album as track #11. This is remixed by Armin van Buuren.
appears (Melodic Extended Mix)
Found on the SUPER EUROBEAT presents ayu-ro mix 2 remix album as track #11. This was remixed by Luca Degani and Sergio Dall'ora.
appears "Non-Stop Mega Mix Version"
Found on the ayu-mi-x 4 + selection Non-Stop Mega Mix Version remix album as track #4. This is a mixed version between remixed by Junior Vasquez, Jonathan Peters, Keith Litman, Izumi "D·M·X" Miyazaki and DJ-TURBO.
appears "HΛL's Progress"
Found on the A BALLADS best album as track #2. This version of the song has new arrangement and mixing.
appears - Armin van Buuren Rising Star 12" Instrum. mix
Found on the "appears Armin van Buuren Remixes" German vinyl as track #1. This is an instrumental-only remix by Armin van Buuren.
appears - Armin van Buuren Sunset Dub mix
Found on the "appears Armin van Buuren Remixes" German vinyl as track #2 and on the Cyber TRANCE presents ayu trance 2 remix album as track #14. This is a remix made by German DJ Armin van Buuren.
appears - Kyau vs. Albert remix
Found on the "appears The Remixes" German vinyl as track #1. This is a remix by DJ duo Kyau & Albert.
appears - Kyau vs. Albert dub
Found on the "appears The Remixes" German vinyl as track #2. This is another remix by Kyau & Albert.
appears - Vince the Saint vs. Villa remix
Found on the "appears The Remixes" German vinyl as track #3 and on the "»appears«" single as track #6. This a remixed version by Vince the Saint vs. Villa.
appears "Armin van Buuren's Rising Star Radio Edit"
Found on the "»appears«" single as track #1. This is a remix by Armin van Buuren.
appears "Kyau vs. Albert Radio Edit"
Found on the "»appears«" single as track #2. This is a remix by DJ duo Kyau & Albert.
appears "Vince the Saint vs. Villa Radio Edit"
Found on the "»appears«" single as track #3. It's a version of the song remixed by Vince the Saint vs. Villa.
appears "Armin van Buuren's Rising Star 12" Mix"
Found on the "»appears«" single as track #4. This was remixed by Armin van Buuren.
appears "Kyau vs. Albert Dub Mix"
Found on the "»appears«" single as track #5. Remixed by Kyau & Albert.
appears (Shinichi Osawa remix)
Found on the ayu-mi-x 7 -version HOUSE- remix album as track #7. This is a remix by Osawa Shinichi.

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