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Love (Hamasaki Ayumi)

CD+DVD Cover
CD-Only Cover
CD-Only Limited Press Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Mini-Album
LOVE
Released
2012.11.08
Catalog Number
AVCD-48590/B (CD+DVD)
AVCD-48591 (CD-Only)
AVCD-48592 (CD-Only Tales Edition)
Price
¥2,415 (CD+DVD)
¥1,575 (CD-Only Editions)
CD Tracklist
  1. Song 4 u (Original mix)
  2. Missing (Original mix)
  3. Melody (Original mix)
  4. Song 4 u (Orchestra version)
  5. You & Me (SHINICHI OSAWA remix)
  6. You & Me (Remo-con rmx Extended)
  7. Missing (Dubscribe remix)
  8. Melody (BROKEN HAZE remix)
  9. Song 4 u (Original mix -Instrumental-)
  10. Melody (Original mix -Instrumental-)
  11. Missing (Original mix -Instrumental-)
  12. You & Me (Original mix -Instrumental-)
DVD Tracklist
  1. Song 4 u (video clip)
  2. Missing (video clip)
  3. Song 4 u (making clip)


Information

LOVE is Hamasaki Ayumi's third mini-album (4th overall). It was released in three editions : a CD+DVD edition, a CD-Only edition, and a CD-Only "Tales" edition containing a special code to download bonus contents in the PS3 game Tales of Xillia 2. The song "Song 4 u" was used as the theme song of Tales of Xillia 2. It is also the first release of the special 5 consecutive months releases event to commemorate her 15th anniversary.

The DVD originally included a PV for "Melody", but was very soon replaced by "Missing"'s PV.

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

Credits

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Hamasaki promoting the album.


  • Produced by max matsuura


  • A&R + Director: Hidetomo 'KOME' Yoneda (avex trax)
  • Mastered by Shigeo Miyamoto (form THE MASTER)
  • Recordist: Naoki Yamada, Koji Morimoto (prime sound studio form), Yuichi Nagayama, Satoshi Kumasaka (prime sound studio form)
  • Recorded & Mixed at prime sound studio form, avex studio azabu, Bunkamura Studio
  • Recording Direction Support: Yasuhiko Hoshino (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Studio Setup Assist: Noriko Yajima (prime sound studio form)
  • 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.)
  • 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, Kensuke Fujihara & All Tie-up Room Staff (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Casting Coordination: All Casting Room Staff (avex management inc.)
  • Merchandising Director: Naomi Mayuzumi (avex management 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, Shunichi Yakuwa (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 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)


<Video Clip & Making Clip>
  • Song 4 u Directed by Masahi Muto
  • Missing Directed by Masahi Muto
  • Making Clip Directed by Keisuke Onodera


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


  • 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
- 3 3 4 5 5 5 4 64,841
5 16 15 13 11 12 12 13 12,386
9 25 23 23 27 21 30 27 5,697
19 45 44 38 40 37 49 45 3,171
33 - - - 36 - - 67 2,250
33 - - - - - - 78 1,725
50 - - - - - - 123 1,105
- - - - - - - 157 958
- - - - - - - 136 832
- - - - - - - 185 540
- - - - - - - 211 410
- - - - - - - 278 372
Year Month Rank Sales
2012 November 11 86,095

Total Sales in 2012: 88,345 (#76 album of the year)
Total Reported Sales: 94,347*

Billboard Japan Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
Position 5 12 23 41 55 75

World Chart Positions

Week 1
Position 12

G-Music Japanese Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
Position 2 1 8 9 9 12 14 17
Percentage 8.09% 16.53% 3.29% 1.53% 2.17% 1.37% 1.09% 0.95%

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