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Never Ever

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CD Art
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
NEVER EVER
Released
2001.03.07
Catalog Number
AVCD-30254
Price
¥1,260
Tracklist
  1. NEVER EVER "Original Mix"
  2. NEVER EVER "Yuta's prayer mix"
  3. SEASONS "H-H remix"
  4. NEVER EVER "PROJECT O.T MIX"
  5. NEVER EVER "Laugh & Peace MIX"
  6. NEVER EVER "Empty Pot Shuttlecock wood"
  7. evolution "Ayu Can Hear U Mix"
  8. NEVER EVER "nicely nice hot stab remix"
  9. NEVER EVER "tears of aquarius mix"
  10. NEVER EVER "Original Mix" (Instrumental)

Vinyl Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Vinyl
NEVER EVER
Released
2001.08.11
Catalog Number
RR12-88300
Price
¥1,575
Tracklist
  1. NEVER EVER "Dub's Uncategorized Mix 001"
  2. NEVER EVER "tears of aquarius mix"
  3. NEVER EVER "Original Mix"


Information

"NEVER EVER" is Hamasaki Ayumi's 21st single. It was used as the Kirin Beverage "Supli" CM song. The single was released three weeks before her first best album, A BEST. Much like the album, Hamasaki did not want to release this single so soon but was pushed by avex trax. This single reached #1 on the Oricon charts and charted for 12 weeks. It sold 756,980 copies, becoming the #16 single of 2001. It was certified Double Platinum by RIAJ.

The third track SEASONS "H-H remix" is used in almost every concert before a special performance. In 2007, due to the popularity of the song, it was released as a digital single and reached #3 in the mu-mo downloads chart.


Live Performances
Hamasaki Ayumi promoting the single.

Song Information

Lyrics
Hamasaki Ayumi
Music
CREA
Other Information
Arrangement: CHOKKAKU
Programming: CHOKKAKU
Keyboards: CHOKKAKU
Guitars: CHOKKAKU
Mixed by Morimoto Koji

Music Video

PV Shot

The music video for "NEVER EVER" was directed by Takeishi Wataru. It features Hamasaki standing against a maroon coloured backgroud with clouds. In the video it shows Hamasaki behind a fence with her hands chained.

The music video was not released as a full lengthed track; it was only filmed one part of the song as a promotional clip.

Disambiguation

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

NEVER EVER
Found on the I am... album as track #7. This is the standard version of the song, and it is often referred to as "Original Mix".
NEVER EVER "Yuta's prayer mix"
Found on the "NEVER EVER" single as track #2. This is a remixed version of the original song, by Nakano Yuta.
NEVER EVER "PROJECT O.T MIX"
Found on the "NEVER EVER" single as track #4. This is a remix version by PROJECT O.T.
NEVER EVER "Laugh & Peace MIX"
Found on the "NEVER EVER" single as track #5. This was remixed by Laugh & Peace.
NEVER EVER "Empty Pot Shuttlecock wood"
Found on the "NEVER EVER" single as track #6. Remixed by Uehara Kikou.
NEVER EVER "nicely nice hot stab remix"
Found on the "NEVER EVER" single as track #8. This is a remix by Sato Seiki.
NEVER EVER "tears of aquarius mix"
Found on the "NEVER EVER" single as track #9. It was remixed by Ambient7.
NEVER EVER "Original Mix" (Instrumental)
Found on the "NEVER EVER" single as track #10. This is the vocal-less version of the original song.
NEVER EVER "Dub's Uncategorized Mix 001"
Found on the "Endless Sorrow" single as track #5 and on the "NEVER EVER" vinyl as track #1. This is a remix by Izumi "D·M·X" Miyazaki.
NEVER EVER "Jonathan Peters Radio Mix"
Found on the "Dearest" single as track #3. This was remixed by Jonathan Peters.
NEVER EVER (Eurobeat Mix)
Found on the SUPER EUROBEAT presents ayu-ro mix 2 remix album as track #7. This is a remix by Dave Rodgers.
NEVER EVER "Non-Stop Mega Mix Version"
Found on the ayu-mi-x 4 + selection Non-Stop Mega Mix Version remix album as track #8. This is a mixed version between "Dub's Uncategorized Mix 001" by Izumi "D·M·X" Miyazaki and "Jonathan Peters Remix" by Jonathan Peters.
NEVER EVER (Acoustic Orchestra Version)
Found on the ayu-mi-x 4 + selection Acoustic Orchestra Version remix album as track #2. This is an orchestral version of the song, arranged and mixed by CHOKKAKU.
NEVER EVER "Decoy & DJ Bonka remix"
Found on the ayumi hamasaki RMX WORKS from Cyber TRANCE presents ayu TRANCE 3 remix album as track #9. This is a remixed version by Decoy & DJ Bonka.

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