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Love Songs (Hamasaki Ayumi)

CD-Only Cover
micro SD+USB+DVD+Photobook Cover
CD+DVD Cover
micro SD+USB+DVD+Photobook Contents
PLAYBUTTON
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Album
Love songs
Released
2010.12.22 (Japan)
2010.12.24 (Taiwan)
2010.12.30 (Hong Kong)
2011.01.07 (South Korea)
2012.03.21 (PLAYBUTTON)
Catalog Number
AVCD-38217/B (CD+DVD)
AVCD-38218 (CD-Only)
AVZD-38219/B~C (micro SD+USB+DVD+Photobook)
AQZD-50679 (PLAYBUTTON)
Price
¥3,990 (CD+DVD)
¥3,150 (CD-Only)
¥8,800 (micro SD+USB+DVD+Photobook)
¥2,800 (PLAYBUTTON)
CD Tracklist
  1. Love song
  2. crossroad
  3. MOON
  4. sending mail
  5. Last angel
  6. insomnia
  7. Like a doll
  8. Aria
  9. blossom
  10. Thank U
  11. Sweet Season
  12. overture
  13. do it again
  14. November
  15. Virgin Road
  16. SEVEN DAYS WAR (CD-only & regular press CD+DVD bonus track)
  17. SEVEN DAYS WAR (Live at Yoyogi on Oct.11.2010) (CD+DVD/SD+USB first press bonus track)
DVD Tracklist
  1. MOON (video clip)
  2. blossom (video clip -director's cut-)
  3. crossroad (video clip)
  4. Sweet Season (video clip)
  5. Virgin Road (video clip)
  6. Last angel (video clip)
  7. Love song (video clip)
  8. do it again (video clip)
  9. MOON (making clip)
  10. crossroad (making clip)
  11. Sweet Season (making clip)
  12. Virgin Road (making clip)
  13. Last angel & Love song (making clip #1)
  14. Last angel & Love song (making clip #2)
  15. do it again (making clip)


Information

Love songs is the twelfth full-length studio album released by Hamasaki Ayumi. The album was released in three versions: a CD+DVD edition, a CD-only edition and a limited micro SD + USB + DVD + LP-sized photobook edition. First pressings of the CD+DVD edition came with a cardboard slipcase and special serial-number card that grants access to exclusive digital cellphone content, while first pressings of the CD-only edition came with just the serial-number card. The USB features the songs in .wav format, as well as .aiff format. The album was released on the same day as "Dream ON", a collaboration single with Urata Naoya of AAA. A limited PLAYBUTTON edition of the album was later released on March 21st, 2012.

This is Hamasaki's first album to debut with sales of less than 200,000 copies in the first week. It is certified platinum for a shipment of 250,000 copies.

Credits

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Hamasaki Ayumi promoting the album


  • Produced by max matsuura


  • A&R + Director: Hidetomo 'KOME' Yoneda (avex trax)
  • Mastered by Shigeo Miyamoto at form THE MASTER
  • Recordist: Koji Morimoto (prime sound studio form), Yuichi Nagayama, David Reitzas, Jaycen Joshua, Steve Churchyard, Wesley Seidman, Toshiro Ito
  • 2nd Engineer: Seiji Itabashi, Kohei Hatakeyama (prime sound studio form), Mike Houge, Ian Findley (Record Plant Recording Studios, LA), Alejandro Barajas (Westlake Recording Studios, LA), Jesús Garnica (Larrabee Sound Studio, LA)
  • Recorded & Mixed at Record Plant Recording Studios, LA, prime sound studio form, Westlake Recording Studios, LA, Larrabee Sound Studio, LA, Bunkamura Studio, Aobadai Studio, Warner Music Recording Studio, Tom·Tom Studio
  • Composer Management: Jun Sasaki (avex entertainment inc.), Tadayoshi Matsuzaka, Yuki Iwabuchi (tearbridge production), Tomonori Takeda (Ryuken)
  • Players & Studio Coordination in LA: Mai Takamizawa (Plenty)
  • Players Coordination: Yoji Sugiyama (Witchcraft)
  • Studio Setup Assist: Noriko Yajima (prime sound studio form)
  • Artist Management Chief: Kouji 'Ouji' Hashimoto (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Management: Tadashi Urakami, Shingo 'Minazo' Sano, Takahiro 'SUGI' Sugiue (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Management Supervisor: Hitoshi Itagaki (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Management Executive Supervisor: Yasuto Hoyamatsu (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Brand Management: Hideki 'Jackie' Endo (avex management inc.)
  • Visual Producer: Kiyoshi 'Mizumo' Utsumi (avex group)
  • Media Promotion: All Promotion Division Media Room & Publicity Room Staff (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Sales Promotion: Shinsuke Kato, Takashi Saigo & All AMI Staff (avex marketing inc.)
  • Tie-up Coordination: All Tie-up Room Staff (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Casting Coordination: All Casting Room Staff (avex management inc.)
  • Merchandising Director: Naomi Mayuzumi (avex marketing inc.)
  • Team Ayu Operation: Yosuke Hojo (avex marketing inc.)
  • Web Designer: Yukiko Ito, Daisuke Kikuchi (avex marketing inc.)
  • A&R Assistant: Jiro Nakagiri (avex trax)
  • A&R Desk: Hanako Kimura (avex trax)
  • Management Desk: Kyoko Yoshioka (avex management inc.)
  • A&R Chief: Kentaro Furusawa (avex trax)
  • A&R Supervisor: Masatoshi Uchida (avex entertainment inc.)
  • A&R Executive Supervisor: Yoshihiro Seki (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Executive Supervisor: Hiroshi Inagaki (avex entertainment inc.)
  • General Producers: Shinji Hayashi, Shigekazu Takeuchi, Ryuhei Chiba (avex group)


<Video Clip & Making Clip>
  • MOON Directed by Hideaki Sunaga
  • blossom Directed by Takahide Ishii
  • crossroad Directed by Masahi Muto
  • Sweet Season Directed by Luis Hernandez
  • Virgin Road Directed by Masahi Muto
  • Last angel Directed by Masahi Muto
  • Love song Directed by Masahi Muto
  • do it again Directed by Masahi Muto
  • Making Clips Directed by Keisuke Onodera


  • Photographer: Kazutaka Nakamura
  • Art Direction & Design: Takuma Noriage (brg)
  • A Hair: Kazuyoshi Takahashi (ZACC), Keisuke 'Rassya-' Omori (ZACC)
  • A Assistant Hair: Takashi 'PIGG' Miyamori (ZACC)
  • A Stylist: Kei 'Okei' Ito (Two Culture Inc)
  • A Assistant Stylist: Yuko 'Dj' Honda (Two Culture Inc)
  • A Nail Artist: Shingo 'Minazo' Sano
  • A Make Up: Jin 'Gori' Kiyota (Rond.)
  • A Assistant Make Up: Tomonori 'Kanie' Nagai
  • A Trainer: So 'kurisuteru' Nagashima (tune:up)
  • A Assistant Trainer: Hideto 'AOKING' Aoki (tune:up)
  • Location Support: Luis Hernandez, Stanly Izumi Kim (s.i.k.e)
  • Costume Support: TADASHI SHOJI
  • Creative Coordination: Naoki Ueda (avex marketing inc.)
  • Quality Control: Seiko Tanaka, Hiroki Ishikawa (avex marketing inc.)
  • Quality Control Support: Shinichi Yamada (avex marketing inc.)
  • DVD Authoring & Menu Design: Yohei Sato, Akihito Horikoshi (avex marketing inc.)


  • A Special Thanks: Junichi 'nonchan' Kamitoku / Mika 'mama♥' Noguchi / Tetsuya 'Hige' Hirakawa / Takako 'Turico' Tsuriya / Akiko Sato / Yuki Takano / Jun Yoshida (ISM) / Ward Sexton / Katsutaka 'Numacchi' Numakura (Office Lift) / ANEKI, Bacchi, ...and You!!!

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 180,048
1 2 5 3 3 3 3 3 36,931
3 2 4 3 2 2 4 2 22,300
2 9 7 6 5 5 5 5 10,159
6 18 15 12 11 15 12 17 5,702
9 30 - 27 27 - - 32 3,871
23 - - - - 28 29 37 2,743
29 - - - - - - 52 1,935
- - - - - - - 65 1,718
- - - - - - - 92 1,353
- - - - - - - 105 1,064
- - - - - - - 120 756
- - - - - - - 149 538
- - - - - - - 149 627
- - - - - - - 157 596
- - - - - - - 246 443
- - - - - - - 221 451
- - - - - - - 237 443
- - - - - - - 262 493
- - - - - - - 248 482

Total Reported Sales: 272,653 (#23 album of 2011)

Billboard Japan Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10
Position 1 2 4 10 23 31 42 50 83 92

World Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
Position 14 33 40

G-Music Japanese Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14
Position 2 4 4 8 12 9 10 19 14 - - - - 18
Percentage 15.6% 5.23% 5.1% 2.59% 1.79% 1.39% 1.67% 0.92% 1.1% - - - - 0.91%

Gaon Foreign Albums Monthly Chart Positions

Year Month Rank Sales
2011 January 35 486

Total Reported Sales: 486*

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