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Surreal

CD Art
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
SURREAL
Released
2000.09.27
Catalog Number
AVCD-30175
Price
¥1,260
Tracklist
  1. SURREAL "Original Mix"
  2. Duty "Eric Kupper Big Room Mix -Radio Edit-"
  3. SEASONS "BUMP & FLEX RADIO EDIT"
  4. Duty "Under Lounge club Mix"
  5. Duty "nicely nice remix"
  6. Duty "STEPPIN' DUB MIX"
  7. Duty "Sky Modulation Mix"
  8. Duty "Dub's mellowtech 002 Remix"
  9. Duty "GENIUS BEAT MIX"
  10. SURREAL "Original Mix -Instrumental-"



DVD Art
VHS Art
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Video Single
SURREAL
Released
2000.12.13
Catalog Number
AVVD-90090 (VHS)
AVBD-91037 (DVD)
Price
¥1,575
Tracklist
  1. SURREAL (PV)
  2. Duty TV-CM
  3. Making of

Vinyl Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Vinyl
SURREAL
Released
2000.12.27
Catalog Number
RR12-88192
Price
¥1,575
Tracklist
  1. Duty "Eric Kupper Big Room Mix -Radio Edit- "
  2. SEASONS "BUMP & FLEX RADIO EDIT"
  3. SURREAL "Original Mix"


Information

"SURREAL" is Hamasaki Ayumi's 17th single. It was released on the same day as the album Duty. It was used as the Takanoyuri Beauty Clinic "Koisuru Shirohada" CM song. This single reached #1 on the Oricon charts and charted for seven weeks. It sold 417,210 copies, becoming the #60 single of 2000.

"SURREAL" is also Hamasaki Ayumi's first video single, released in VHS, VCD and DVD formats.

Live Performances

Song Information

Lyrics
Hamasaki Ayumi
Music
Kikuchi Kazuhito
Other Information
Original Mix
Arrangement: HΛL
Programming: HΛL
Keyboards: HΛL
Guitar: Akimoto Naoya
Mixed by Hashimoto Masashi
"Acoustic Orchestra Version"
Arrangement: Honma Akimitsu, Asakawa Tomoyuki
Harp: Asakawa Tomoyuki
Flute: Mitsuru Goma Group
Horn: Otohiko Fujita Group
Keyboards: Honma Akimitsu
Percussion: Takara Kumiko, Takada Midori, Fujii Tamao
Strings: Naoto Takahashi Strings
Conductor: Asakawa Tomoyuki
Mixed by Hattori Atsushi

Music Video

PV Shot

The music video for "SURREAL" was directed by Takeishi Wataru. The video shows Hamasaki waking up in her bed, and looking around to see that she's on a beach. She hikes up a mountain and ultimately to a gazebo inside a brightly-colored jungle area, where she sees herself as a wildcat. The dream environment eventually crumbles, and Hamasaki wakes up... or does she?

  • Director: Wataru Takeishi (Dee DRIVE inc.)
  • Producer: Ryuzo Shoji (to max inc.)
  • Assistant Producer: Kiyoshi Utsumi (to max inc.)
  • P. Producer: Yoshiko Ishibashi (Dee DRIVE inc.)
  • Director of Photography: Tetsuya Kamoto (JPN Production)
  • Light: Masami Noguchi
  • Stylist: Koji Matsumoto
  • Assistant Stylist: Takako 'ESP' Mishima (OFFICE an-gel)
  • Hair & Make up: CHIKA (artifata)
  • Assistant Hair & Make Up: Junpei 'inocchi' Tanaka (artifata)
  • Nail Artist: Kanako 'Bancho' Miura
  • U.S. Coordinator: Kohki Nishitani (MAGIC ISLAND Production, inc.), Johnnie Mitsuru Purvis, Stanley Izumi Kim

Credits

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  • Produced by max matsuura
  • All Lyrics written by ayumi hamasaki


  • Sound Produced by Naoto Suzuki
  • Production Assistant: Yuka Akiyama (prime direction inc.)
  • Mastered by Shigeo Miyamoto at JVC VICTOR STUDIO
  • A&R Coordination: Yasuyuki Tomita (avex trax)
  • A&R Supervisor: Nobuhito Ikehata (avex trax)
  • Executive Supervisor: Katsuro Oshita (avex trax)
  • Artist Management: Yuka Kikuchi, Junichi Kamitoku, Kouji Hashimoto (avex inc.)
  • Artist Promotion: Toshiyasu Takahashi (avex trax)
  • Sales Promotion: Kentaro Furusawa, Akihiro Terada, Yasuhiro Yamamoto (avex distribution)
  • Advisory Producers: Ryuzo Shoji (to max), Yoshihisa Nagata (prime direction inc.), Ryuhei Chiba, Motohiro Abe (avex inc.)
  • General Producer: Shinji Hayashi (avex trax)
  • Specially Coordinated by Tom Yoda (avex group)


  • Art Direction: Shinichi Hara
  • Design: Shigeru Kasai (RICE)
  • Creative Coordination: Toshikuzu Sakawa, Naoki Ueda (avex trax)
  • Photographer: Toru Kumazawa
  • Assistant Photographer: gina
  • Stylist: Koji Matsumoto
  • Assistant Stylist: Hiroyuki 'Ushiko' Ishii, Takako 'esp.' Mishina
  • Hair & Make up: CHIKA (HAIR DIMENSION)
  • Assistant Hair & Make up: TARO, JUNPEI (HAIR DIMENSION)
  • Nail Artist: Kanako 'Bancho' Miura
  • Interior Coordinator: Hiromi 'ROMI' Yamada, Naoe Hashimoto

Disambiguation

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

SURREAL
Found on the Duty album as track #7. This is the standard version of the song. It is often referred to as "Original Mix".
SURREAL "Original Mix -Instrumental-"
Found on the "SURREAL" single as track #10. This is the vocal-less version of the original song.
SURREAL "Sample MadnesS remix"
Found on the "AUDIENCE" single as track #2 and on the ayu-mi-x III Non-Stop Mega Mix Version remix album as track #14. This is a remixed version by Eboman.
SURREAL "Paranoid Android Mix"
Found on the "AUDIENCE" single as track #6. This is a remix by KO-I.
SURREAL "nicely nice electron'00 remix"
Found on the "evolution" single as track #7. It was remixed by Sato Seiki.
SURREAL "Thunderpuss Remix"
Found on the ayu-mi-x III Non-Stop Mega Mix Version remix album as track #7. This is a remix trance group Thunderpuss.
SURREAL "Club 69 Remix"
Found on the ayu-mi-x III Non-Stop Mega Mix Version remix album as track #8. This was remixed by peter rauhofer for unique productions.
SURREAL "Dub's Floor Mix Transport 006"
Found on the ayu-mi-x III Non-Stop Mega Mix Version remix album as track #22. It's a remix of the song by Izumi "D·M·X" Miyazaki.
SURREAL "Acoustic Orchestra Version"
Found on the ayu-mi-x III Acoustic Orchestra Version remix album as track #1. This is an orchestral version of the original song, arranged by Honma Akimitsu and Asakawa Tomoyuki.
SURREAL "Marc et Claude remix"
Found on the Cyber TRANCE presents ayu trance remix album as track #5. Remixed by Jürgen Driessen, Klaus Derichs and Marc Romboy.
SURREAL (Time A Go-Go Mix)
Found on the SUPER EUROBEAT presents ayu-ro mix 2 remix album as track #10. This is a remix by Luca Degani & Sergio Dall'ora.
SURREAL / Thunderpuss RADIO
Found on the "excerpts from ayu-mi-x III CD004" remix single as track #1. This was remixed by Thunderpuss.
SURREAL / Thunderpuss EXTENDED
Found on the "excerpts from ayu-mi-x III CD004" remix single as track #2. This is a longer version of the Thunderpuss remix.
SURREAL / Thunderpuss DUB
Found on the "excerpts from ayu-mi-x III CD004" remix single as track #3. This is a dub remix by Thunderpuss.
SURREAL / Club 69 RADIO
Found on the "excerpts from ayu-mi-x III CD004" remix single as track #4. This was remixed by peter rauhofer.
SURREAL / Club 69 EXTENDED
Found on the "excerpts from ayu-mi-x III CD004" remix single as track #5. Remixed by peter rauhofer.
SURREAL "Non-Stop Mega Mix Version"
Found on the ayu-mi-x 4 + selection Non-Stop Mega Mix Version remix album as track #12. This is a mixed version between remixes by Thunderpuss, Club 69, Eboman, Izumi "D·M·X" Miyazaki and Sato Seiki.
SURREAL (DIMA EURO remix 2011)
Found on the ayu-mi-x 7 presents ayu-ro mix 4 remix album as track #3. This is a remix by Davide di Marcantonio.

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