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Rock'n'Roll Circus

CD+DVD Cover
CD Only Cover
Special Limited Box Set
CD+DVD First Press "ayumi hamasaki in UK" Photobook Cover
PLAYBUTTON
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Album
Rock'n'Roll Circus
Released
2010.04.14 (Japan)
2010.04.16 (Taiwan)
2010.04.23 (Hong Kong)
2012.03.21 (PLAYBUTTON)
Catalog Number
AVCD-38102/B (CD+DVD)
AVCD-38103 (CD Only)
AVCD-38104/B~E (Special Limited Box Set)
AQZD-50678 (PLAYBUTTON)
Price
¥3,990 (CD+DVD)
¥3,150 (CD Only)
¥11,800 (Special Limited Box Set)
¥2,800 (PLAYBUTTON)
CD Tracklist
  1. THE introduction
  2. Microphone
  3. count down
  4. Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~
  5. BALLAD
  6. Last Links
  7. montage
  8. Don't look back
  9. Jump!
  10. Lady Dynamite
  11. Sexy little things
  12. Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~
  13. meaning of Love
  14. You were...
  15. RED LINE ~for TA~ (album version)
DVD Tracklist
  1. Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~ <Music Video>
  2. Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~ <Music Video>
  3. You were... <Music Video>
  4. BALLAD <Music Video>
  5. Sexy little things <Music Video>
  6. Microphone <Music Video>
  7. Don't look back <Music Video>
  8. Lady Dynamite <Music Video>
  9. Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~ <Making Clip>
  10. Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~ <Making Clip>
  11. You were... <Making Clip>
  12. BALLAD <Making Clip>
  13. Sexy little things <Making Clip>
  14. Microphone <Making Clip>
  15. Don't look back <Making Clip>
  16. Lady Dynamite <Making Clip>
  17. Special Digest from ARENA TOUR 2009 A ~NEXT LEVEL~


Information

Rock'n'Roll Circus is the eleventh 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 Special box set that was limited to 25,000 copies. The box set contained the first press CD+DVD edition and the live DVD, ARENA TOUR 2009 A ~NEXT LEVEL~ which was released on the same day. The box set also came with a mug-cup and a tin of black tea. The first pressings of the CD+DVD edition came with a 36-page all-color photobook shot in London. Also, 12 lucky purchasers of the CD+DVD album received a page with Hamasaki's handwritten lyrics on it (there was one page of lyrics for each song). A limited PLAYBUTTON edition of the album was later released on March 21st, 2012.

The album is certified platinum for a shipment of 250,000 copies.

Credits

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  • Produced by max matsuura


  • A&R + Director: Hidetomo 'KOME' Yoneda (avex trax)
  • Mastered by Tim Young at Metropolis Mastering, London
  • Recordist: Koji Morimoto (prime sound studio form), Yuichi Nagayama, Masashi Hashimoto, Phill Brownn, Dom Morley
  • 2nd Engineer: Seiji Itabashi, Kohei Hatakeyama (prime sound studio form), Liam Nolan (Metropolis Studios, London)
  • Recorded & Mixed at Metropolis Studios, London, Sarm Stuudios, London, prime sound studio form, avex studio azabu, Bunkamura Studio, Crescent Studio, Studio Sound DALI, Victor Studio
  • Composers Management: Tadayoshi Matsuzaka, Shigeru Kajita, Yoshihiko Mototani, Yuki Iwabuchi (tearbridge production), Tomonori Takeda (Ryuken), Morihiko Aoyagi (SCOOP MUSIC), Naoya Ohshiro (True Song Music), Satoshi Oka (SUPA LOVE)
  • Players & Studio Coordination in London: Jess Gerry (CEC Management), Hinako Walter (Treasure House London), Eri Komazaki (avex group holdings inc.)
  • Players Coordination: Yoji Sugiyama (Witchcraft)
  • Studio Setup Assist in London: Katy Samwell, Jed Kellett (Metropolis Studios), Yvonne Zimmerling, Loretta Bogard, Dan Baldwin (Metropolis Mastering)
  • Studio Setup Assist: Noriko Yajima (prime sound studio form)
  • Artist Management Chief: Kouji 'Ouji' Hashimoto (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Management: Tadashi Urakami (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Management Support: Kazuki 'Mr.KAZ' Okabe (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Management Supervisor: Yasuto Hoyamatsu (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Brand Management: Hideki 'Jackie' Endo (avex management inc.)
  • Visual Producer: Kiyoshi 'Utsumizm' Utsumi (avex group)
  • Media Promotion: Takeshi Mori, Masataka Muro, Naoko Shimizu, Takashi Motohashi, Jiro Hirano, Ryo Oba, Daisuke Suzuki, Shigenori Sasaki, Saori Kurihara, Yoko Hiraishi, Rei Motoki, Atsuko Watanabe & All Media Promotion Division Media Room, Hideki Hori, Hidemasa Inamura, Yosuke Kawai, Hideaki Tamamushi, Naoyuki Kawasumi & All Publicity Room Staff (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Media Promotion Supervisor: Yoshihiro Seki (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Sales Promotion: Kazuo Kosugi, Takashi Saigo & All AMI Staff (avex marketing inc.)
  • Tie-up Coordination: Kenji Kashihara, Kenichiro Kimura, Kenta Kobayashi, Yasushi Sakai, Hidenori Nishijima, Atsuhiko Shimizu & All Promotion Division Tie-up Room Staff (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Casting Coordination: Tatsuo Kodama, Tomoyasu Kimura, Shingo Kitagawa, Kazunari Ishii & All Promotion Division Casting Room Staff (avex management inc.)
  • Merchandising Director: Naomi Mayuzumi (avex marketing inc.)
  • Team Ayu Operation: Shigeo Fujimoto (avex marketing inc.)
  • Web Designer: Yukiko Ito, Makiko Kotera (avex marketing inc.)
  • A&R Assistant: Jiro Nakagiri (avex trax)
  • A&R Desk: Nozomi Yasumune (avex trax)
  • Management Desk: Mari Morita (avex management inc.)
  • A&R*Chief: Kentaro Furusawa (avex trax)
  • A&R Supervisor: Hiroshi Ishimori (avex trax)
  • General Producers: Shinji Hayashi, Takashi Araki, Ryuhei Chiba (avex group)


<Video Clip & Making Clip>
  • Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~
Directed by Wataru Takeishi
Choreographer: Yusaku 'Zin' Jin
  • Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~
Directed by Wataru Takeishi
Choreographer: Maroka 'Maro' Uchiyama
  • You were... Directed by Masahi Muto
  • BALLAD Directed by Takahide Ishii
  • Sexy little things Directed by Masahi Muto
  • Microphone Directed by Masahi Muto
  • Don't look back Directed by Hideaki Sunaga
  • Lady Dynamite Directed by Kazuyoshi Shimomura
  • Making Clips Directed by Keisuke Onodera, Jin Konayagi


  • Photographer: ND CHOW (angle)
  • Assistant Photographer: Taro Washio
  • Art Direction & Design: Takuma Noriage (brg)
  • A Hair: Kazuyoshi Takahashi (ZACC), Keisuke 'Rassya-' Omori (ZACC)
  • A Assistant Hair: Morimoto 'Doumo-kun' Wakabayashi (ZACC)
  • A Stylist: Kei 'Okei' Ito (Two Culture Inc)
  • A Assistant Stylist: Yuko 'Dj' Honda (Two Culture Inc)
  • A Costume Creator: Akira Noda (Workaholik)
  • 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)
  • Location Support: Luis Hernandez, Stanly Izumi Kim (s.i.k.e), Akifumi 'Koichi' Kojima (avex live creative inc.)
  • Costume Support: MOSCHINO JAPAN
  • Creative Coordination: Naoki Ueda (avex marketing inc.)
  • CG Treatment: Makoto Harikae, Tsukasa Chiba, Yuko Horie (amana), Kazuyo Ohi (SPOON)
  • Quality Control: Seiko Tanaka, Hiroki Ishikawa (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, Haruyasu Ono, Makiko Wada (Sorridente Minami-Aoyama), Yuki Yokokura (ZACC), 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 1 205,058
2 4 4 3 2 2 2 3 45,686
2 3 2 3 2 2 3 2 21,650
3 3 5 5 4 5 4 4 13,114
4 13 12 9 9 9 7 9 7,702
7 15 15 13 13 13 11 14 5,247
10 44 35 30 29 28 24 30 4,063
19 44 35 31 28 28 24 33 2,852
23 - - - - - 30 53 2,005
- 50 - - 48 - 43 58 1,610
40 - - - - - - 100 1,447
- - - - - - - 81 1,470
- - - - - - - 114 1,126
- - - - - - - 105 1,036
- - - - - - - 156 832
- - - - - - - 168 744
- - - - - - - 199 625
- - - - - - - 164 815
- - - - - - - 237 489
- - - - - - - 289 476
- - - - - - - out for one week
- - - - - - - 289 407

Total Reported Sales: 318,454 (#21 album of 2010)

Billboard Japan 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 1 3 2 3 7 12 19 25 43 39 66 60 82 73

World Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
Position 1 14 39

G-Music Japanese Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9
Position 1 2 2 3 6 5 15 - 19
Percentage 30.73% 7.31% 9.83% 5.37% 3.34% 2.83% 0.98% - 0.75%%

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