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Opening

Exodus cover
Artist
Utada
Songs
Opening (オープニング) / Crossover Interlude (クロスオーヴァー・インタールード)
Lyrics
Utada Hikaru
Music
Utada Hikaru
Other Information
Production: Utada & Teruzane skingg U
Recording: Goh Hotoda at The Hit Factory, NYC
Assistant Engineers: Mat Snedecor, Dan Bucchi and Brian Russel
Programming: Pete Davis (Opening)
Programming: Utada (Crossover Interlude)

This song appeared on Utada's Exodus in two forms; as the Opening for the album (titled the same) and as a breaker interlude in the middle of the album, entitled Crossover Interlude. Despite having different titles, the melody and the lyrics were the same for both songs. The only difference between the two were their lengths (Opening was longer) and that they had slightly different arrangements.

These two songs seem to have been given better treatment over many of the other songs on Exodus that were used for the Flux cellphone service. The movies seem to have higher quality styles of animation used on them; with both short scenes showing scenes of freedom. The free-flying girl figure shown on Opening must have made a big impression on Utada, as this figure later appears in a short sequence on the PV for her song Passion.

Information

There are three versions of this song in Utada's discography. These titles are:

Opening
Found on Exodus album as track one. This version is longer and has much more of a build before the song starts. It also sounds more etherial.
Crossover Interlude
Found on Exodus single as track nine. This version is shorter and sounds more beat-filled compared to the Opening version.
Opening (Utada United Live)
Found on Utada United 2006 DVD as track #1.