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CD Art
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
vogue
Released
2000.04.26
Catalog Number
AVCD-30108
Price
¥1,260
Tracklist
  1. vogue "Original Mix"
  2. vogue "HΛL'S MIX 2000"
  3. too late "Soul Solution Remix -Extended Vox-"
  4. vogue "Dub's mellowtech Remix"
  5. vogue "Groove That Soul Mix"
  6. vogue "400BPM Fatback Mix"
  7. WHATEVER "FPM's WINTER BOSSA"
  8. vogue "pandart sasanooha Mix"
  9. vogue "Original Mix -Instrumental-"
  10. ever free

Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Vinyl
vogue
Released
2000.08.10
Catalog Number
RR12-88174
Price
¥1,427
Tracklist
  1. vogue "Dub's mellowtech Remix"
  2. vogue "Original Mix"
  3. vogue "Groove That Soul Mix"


Information

"vogue" is Hamasaki Ayumi's 14th single. vogue was used as the KOSÉ "VISÉE" CM song. ever free was an insert song for the dorama Tenki Yohou no Koibito. This single reached #3 on the Oricon charts and charted for 17 weeks. It sold 767,660 copies, becoming the #23 single of 2000. It was certified double Platinum by RIAJ for shipment of 800,000 copies.

vogue was released as part of Hamasaki's 2000 single trilogy, and was followed by Far away and SEASONS. Hamasaki has said that the singles are looking at her life from three different angles. The cover art for vogue is a close-up of Hamasaki's face. The cover of Far away has zoomed out to reveal the photo of Hamasaki standing on a deck, next to someone else who has been torn off the photo. The cover of SEASONS shows Hamasaki, by the ocean, holding that half of the torn photo.

There is one long PV for vogue, Far away, and SEASONS. The PV uses abridged versions of the songs. The individual segments of the PVs were aired individually as the singles were released, and ultimately the long video was released as a DVD single along with a making-of video.


Live Performances

Song Information

Lyrics
Hamasaki Ayumi
Music
Kikuchi Kazuhito
Other Information
Original Mix
Arrangement: Kikuchi Kazuhito, Suzuki Naoto
Keyboards: Suzuki Naoto
Programming: Iida Takahiro
Guitar: Hayashibe Naoki
Mixed by Hattori Atsushi
"Acoustic Orchestra Version"
Arrangement: Honma Akimitsu
Keyboards: Honma Akimitsu
Mixed by Hattori Atsushi

Music Video

PV Shot

The music video for vogue was directed by Takeishi Wataru. It's the first part of the "vogue/Far away/SEASONS" trilogy PV. The vogue part shows two children in a post-apocalyptic world finding a sketchbook buried underground. The sketches show Hamasaki singing the song.

  • 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.)
  • Production Manager: Shinichiro Sato (Dee DRIVE inc.)
  • Director of Photography: Tetsuya Kamoto (JPN Productions), Hisao Ariga
  • Light: Masami Noguchi, Yusuke Shimada
  • Stylist: Koji Matsumoto
  • Assistant Stylist: Hiroyuki 'Ushiko' Ishii, Hirozumi 'Joe' Kurose (OFFICE an-gel), Takako 'ESP' Mishima (OFFICE an-gel)
  • Hair & Make up: CHIKA (HAIR DIMENSION)
  • Assistant Hair & Make up: TARO (HAIR DIMENSION)
  • Cast Hair & Make up: Daisuke Yamamoto (HAIR DIMENSION)
  • Nail Artist: Kanako 'Bancho' Miura

Disambiguation

Alternative Cover

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

vogue
Found on the Duty album as track #3. This is the standard version of the song. It is often referred to as "Original Mix".
vogue "HΛL'S MIX 2000"
Found on the "vogue" single as track #2. This is a remix by HΛL.
vogue "Dub's mellowtech Remix"
Found on the "vogue" single as track #4. It is a remixed version of the song by Miyazaki "D·M·X" Izumi.
vogue "Groove That Soul Mix"
Found on the "vogue" single as track #5. This is a remixed version by Hidaka Satoshi from GTS.
vogue "400BPM Fatback Mix"
Found on the "vogue" single as track #6. Remixed by Watanabe Miki.
vogue "pandart sasanooha Mix"
Found on the "vogue" single as track #8. This is a remix by pandart sasonoooha.
vogue "Original Mix -Instrumental-"
Found on the "vogue" single as track #9. This is the vocal-less version of the standard version of the song.
vogue "Computerhell Vocal Mix"
Found on the ayu-mi-x III Non-Stop Mega Mix Version remix album as track #18 and on the "excerpts from ayu-mi-x III:AD001" vinyl as track #3. This is a remix by Junkie XL.
vogue "Acoustic Orchestra Version"
Found on the ayu-mi-x III Acoustic Orchestra Version remix album as track #7. This is an orchestral version of the song, arranged by Honma Akimitsu.
vogue -Inst Melo Version-
Found on the ayu-mi-x III Acoustic Orchestra Version remix album as track #10. This is a vocal-less acoustic version, with Furukawa Masayoshi on acoustic guitar.
vogue "Kirari Natsu Ayu Mix"
Found on the "Endless sorrow" single as track #2. This is a remix version of the song by CMJK.
vogue (Traditional Mix)
Found on the SUPER EUROBEAT presents ayu-ro mix 2 remix album as track #5. This was remixed by Dave Rodgers.
vogue / Junkie XL 12" VOX
Found on the "excerpts from ayu-mi-x III CD001" single as track #5. This is a remix by Junkie XL.
vogue / Junkie XL DUB
Found on the "excerpts from ayu-mi-x III CD001" single as track #6. This is a dub remix by Ducth composer Junkie XL.
vogue "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 CMJK and Junkie XL.

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