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Evolution (Hamasaki Ayumi)

CD Art
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
evolution
Released
2001.01.31
Catalog Number
AVCD-30203
Price
¥1,260
Tracklist
  1. evolution "Original Mix"
  2. evolution "Dub's Floor Remix Transport 004"
  3. evolution "DJ REMO-CON REMIX"
  4. End of the World "Laugh & Peace MIX"
  5. evolution "BOOM BASS Ayumix"
  6. evolution "Oriental Hot SPA"
  7. SURREAL "nicely nice electron '00 remix"
  8. evolution "Huge terrestrial birth mix"
  9. evolution "LAW IS Q mix"
  10. evolution "Original Mix -Instrumental-"



DVD Art
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
DVD Single
evolution
Released
2001.05.16
Catalog Number
AVBD-91056
Price
¥1,575
Tracklist
  1. evolution (PV)
  2. evolution (TV-CM)
  3. evolution (off shot flash)



Vinyl Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Vinyl
evolution
Released
2001.07.14
Catalog Number
RR12-88220
Price
¥1,575
Tracklist
  1. evolution "Razor's Main Mix"
  2. evolution "Oriental Hot SPA"
  3. evolution "Original Mix"



Vinyl Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Vinyl
evolution
Released
2001.08.12 (USA)
Catalog Number
AVA-7
Tracklist
  1. evolution "Razor's Club Mix"
  2. evolution "Razor's Dub Mix"


Information

"evolution" is Hamasaki Ayumi's 20th single. evolution was used as the KOSÉ VISÉE CM song. evolution is an up-beat song that uses a multited of instruments from guitars to other electric instruments. It is the second song to feature a composition by Hamasaki herself under her pen-name CREA. This single reached #1 on the Oricon charts and charted for 17 weeks. It sold 955,250 copies, becoming the #7 single of 2001. It was certified million by RIAJ.

"evolution" is also Hamasaki Ayumi's third DVD single. The DVD single was released four months later containing the music video, TV-CM promoting the CD and the making of the video.

The song was used as the theme song to the Sawajiri Erika movie Helter Skelter, released in theaters on July 14th, 2012.

Live Performances

Song Information

Lyrics
Hamasaki Ayumi
Music
CREA
Other Information
Original mix
Arrangement: HΛL
Keyboards: HΛL
Programming: HΛL
Guitar: Akimoto Naoya
Mixed by Morimoto Koji
Arranged by Yuta Nakano ver.
Arrangement: Nakano Yuta
Strings: Yuko Kajitani Strings
Trumpet: Misawa Kei
Mixed by Hattori Atsushi

Music Video

PV Shot

The music video for evolution was directed by Takeishi Wataru. The video starts out with Hamasaki in a limosine being driven to her music video shot. It then shows Hamasaki being prepared for her shoot. And as she's performing she starts to disappear. There are also parts in the video where various staff members, such as film crew, other staff members—including a band used for the video.

  • Cast: Yura, Yoshiya Ayugai, Keiichi Tonosaki, Jouji Sato, Yasushi Yoshida, Kenji Murata, Roger Allen, Terry Williams, Scot Berkeley, Latyr Sy, Kwasi Apau, Jonathan Gordon, David Pullman, Ivan Solntsev
  • 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.)
  • Assistant Production Manager: Toshihiko Takenaka (Dee DRIVE inc.)
  • Director of Photography: Tetsuya Kamoto (JPN Production)
  • Light: Masami Noguchi, Yusuke Shimada
  • Stylist: Koji Matsumoto
  • Haute Couture: Takuya Nishida
  • Assistant Stylist: Hiroyuki 'Ushiko' Ishii
  • Hair & Make up: CHIKA (artifata)
  • Assistant Hair & Make up: Nobuto 'Banbi' Odashima (artifata), Junpei 'Inocchi' Tanaka (artifata)
  • Cast Hair & Make up: Masato Kouzuma
  • Nail Artist: Kanako 'Bancho' Miura

Credits

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  • produced by max matsuura
  • written & composed by ayumi hamasaki


  • Sound Produced by Naoto Suzuki
  • Production Assistant: Yuka Akiyama (prime direction inc.)
  • Mastered by Shigeo Miyamoto at FLAIR
  • A&R Coordination: Yasuyuki Tomita (avex trax)
  • A&R Supervisor: Nobuhito Ikehata (avex trax)
  • Executive Supervisor: Katsuro Oshita (avex trax)
  • Artist Management: Yuka Kikuchi (avex inc.), Junichi Kamitoku (avex inc.), Kouji Hashimoto (avex inc.), Ayumi Ogata (Premium Promotion)
  • Artist Promotion: Toshiyasu Takahashi (avex trax)
  • Sales Promotion: Kentaro Furusawa (avex distribution), Akihiro Terada (avex distribution), Yasuhiro Yamamoto (avex distribution)
  • Advisory Producers: Ryuzo Shoji (to max); Yoshihisa Nagata (prime direction inc.), Ryuhei Chiba, Motohiro Abe (avex inc.)
  • General Producer: Shinji Hayashi (avex trax)
  • Specially Coordinated by Tom Yoda (avex group)


  • Art Direction: Shinichi Hara
  • Design: Shigeru Kasai (RICE)
  • Creative Coordination: Naoki Ueda (avex trax)
  • Photographer: Toru Kumazawa
  • Stylist: Koji Matsumoto
  • Haute Couture: Takuya Nishida
  • Assistant Stylist: Hiroyuki 'Ushiko' Ishii
  • Hair & Make up: CHIKA (artifata)
  • Assistant Hair & Make up: Nobuto 'BANBI' Odashima (artifata), Junpei 'Inocchi' Tanaka (artifata)
  • Nail Artist: Kanako 'Bancho' Miura
  • Set up Coordinator: Hiromi "ROMI" Yamada, Naoe Hashimoto

Disambiguation

Hamasaki Ayumi promoting the single.

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

evolution
Found on I am... album as track #5. This is the standard version of the song and is often referred to as "Original Mix".
evolution "Dub's Floor Remix Transport 004"
Found on "evolution" single as track #2. This is a remix by Izumi "D·M·X" Miyazaki.
evolution "DJ REMO-CON REMIX"
Found on "evolution" single as track #3. This is a remixed version of the song by REM-CON TAMURA for Y & Co-ltd.
evolution "BOOM・BASS・Ayumix"
Found on "evolution" single as track #5. It is a remix made by DJ-MASA. Remixed by DJ-MASA for HIBIKI SOUNDFACTORY.
evolution "Oriental Hot SPA"
Found on "evolution" single as track #6 and on "evolution" vinyl as track #2. It's remixed by Uehara Kikou.
evolution "Huge terrestrial birth mix"
Found on "evolution" single as track #8. Remiced by HUGE.
evolution "LAW IS Q mix"
Found on "evolution" single as track #9. It is remixed by RAM RIDER.
evolution "Ayu Can Hear U Mix"
Found on "NEVER EVER" single as track #7. This remix is made by DJ-MASA.
evolution "Razor's Main Mix"
Found on "evolution" vinyl as track #1. It is a RAZOR remix.
evolution "Razor's Club Mix"
Found on "evolution" USA vinyl as side A. This is a remix by Razor with keyboard by Billy Brown.
evolution "Razor's Dub Mix"
Found on "evolution" USA vinyl as side B. Remixed and produced by Razor with keyboard by Billy Brown.
evolution "Goldenscan remix"
Found on Cyber TRANCE presents ayu trance remix album as track #9. It's a remixed version by Ed Goring and Mark McCormick.
evolution (Time Is Pop Mix)
Foun on SUPER EUROBEAT presents ayu-ro mix 2 album as track #2. This was remixed by Sergio Dall'ora & Luca Degani.
evolution "Non-Stop Mega Mix Version"
Found on the ayu-mi-x 4 + selection Non-Stop Mega Mix Version remix album as track #9. It is remixed by RAZOR. Also known as "RAZOR Remix".
evolution "UFO Remix"
Found on the ayu-mi-x 4 + selection Non-Stop Mega Mix Version remix album as track #3 on Disc 2. It is remixed by DJ UFO.
evolution (Arranged by Yuta Nakano)
Found on the ayu-mi-x 7 -version Acoustic Orchestra- remix album as track #9. It has an orchestral arrangement by Nakano Yuta.

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