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Voyage

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CD Art
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
Voyage
Released
2002.09.26
Catalog Number
AVCD-30405
Price
¥1,050
Tracklist
  1. Voyage
  2. HANABI "electrical Bossa mix"
  3. independent "SUGIURUMN MIX"
  4. Voyage -Instrumental-


Information

Voyage is Hamasaki Ayumi's 28th single. Voyage was used as the theme song for the movie Tsuki ni Shizumu and theme song for the TBS dorama My Little Chef. It was released on the same day as her remix album Cyber TRANCE presents ayu trance 2. It reached #1 on the Oricon charts and sold 628,730 copies in 2002, becoming the #9 single of the year. It charted for 21 weeks and sold a total of 679,463 copies. Voyage was performed at the annual Kouhaku Uta Gassen and won a Nippon Record Taisho award.


Live Performances

Song Information

Lyrics
Hamasaki Ayumi
Music
CREA + D・A・I
Other Information
Arrangement: Shima Ken
Piano: Shima Ken
Rhythm Operation: Egawa Genta
Guitars: Ogura Hirokazu
Synth Bass: Shima Ken
Strings: Gen Ittetsu Group
Wind Chime: Shima Ken
B.G. Vocal: Hirotani Junko, Kido Yasuhiro, Andrea L. Hopkins, Daniel Morgan
Programming: Iida Takahiro, Kadoya Yoshiori
Mixed by Matsumoto Yasuo

Music Video

PV Shot.

The music video for "Voyage" is made up of scenes from the short movie Tsuki ni Shizumu, starring Hamasaki.

It starts showing a young woman in a mental hospital, with doctors watching visions of her past life. In her past-life, she was to be sacrificed in a ritual, but her soulmate rescues her. They escape and run, but in the end they are caught and he is killed defending her. She is then sacrificed in the lake.

In the present day, she sees a visitor and she goes mad trying to reach him. In the end, they reunite in the present-day lake and realize they share a past life. The PV ends with them hugging each other.

Credits

Hamasaki promoting the single.


  • A&R + Directed by Yasuyuki Tomita
  • Mastered by Shigeo Miyamoto at FLAIR
  • A&R Coordination chief: Nobuhito Ikehata (avex trax)
  • A&R Supervisor: Hidemi Arasaki (avex trax)
  • Executive Supervisor: Katsuro Oshita (avex trax)
  • Artist Management: Yuka Kikuchi, Junichi Kamitoku, Kouji Hashimoto (avex inc.)
  • Artist Promotion: Kentaro Furusawa & avex Domestic Repertoire Promotion Dept.3, Akira Akutsu & avex inc. Advertisement Division
  • Sales Promotion: Tomotsugu Ota, Kazuo Kosugi, Yasuhiro Yamamoto & All avex distribution Staff
  • Advisory Producers: Ryuhei Chiba, Motohiro Abe (avex inc.), Ryuzo Shoji (to max inc.), Yoshihisa Nagata (prime direction inc.)
  • General Producer: Shinji Hayashi (avex trax)
  • Specially Coordinated by Tom Yoda (avex group)


  • Art Direction: Shinichi Hara
  • Design: Tsukasa Yagi (RICE)
  • Creative Coordination: Naoki Ueda (avex trax)
  • Photographer: Mitsuo Yamamoto (Super Continental)
  • Fashion Director: Koji Matsumoto
  • Stylist: Fumiharu Minoshima (OFFICE án·gel)
  • Costume Thanks: Akira Noda (workaholik), Hideo Suzue
  • Hair & Make up: Keizo Kuroda (NEST +Allure)
  • Assistant Hair & Make up: Takahiro Yamashita, Yoshinori 'Barber' Ito
  • Nail Artist: Kanako 'Bancho' Miura
  • Stand In: Atsuko 'Minori' Kubota
  • Location Transport: Katsukasa Numakura (Nai'a, Inc.)

Oricon Chart Positions

Week Week Rank Sales Total Sales
1 1 319,020 319,020
2 1 113,390 432,410
3 1 65,860 498,270
4 3 52,490 550,760
5 6 30,840 581,600
6 10 20,930 602,530
7 14 16,190 618,720

Total Reported Sales: 679,463* (#9 single of 2002)

Disambiguation

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

Voyage
Found on the RAINBOW album as track #14. This is the standard version of the song.
Voyage -Instrumental-
Found on the "Voyage" single as track #4. This is the standard version without the main vocals.
Voyage "Sweet Mix"
Found on the ayumi hamasaki RMX WORKS from SUPER EUROBEAT presents ayu-ro mix 3 remix album as track #12. This is a remixed version by Laurent Newfield.
Voyage "Dirt Devils remix"
Found on the ayumi hamasaki RMX WORKS from Cyber TRANCE presents ayu TRANCE 3 remix album as track #3. It was remixed by Jono Grant, Paavo Siljamaki & Tony McGuinness.
Voyage "Dub's Old Style Basic Remix"
Found on the ayumi hamasaki RMX WORKS from ayu-mi-x 5 non stop mega mix remix album as track #7. This is a remix by Dub Master X.
Voyage "83key's Eternal Remix"
Found on the ayumi hamasaki RMX WORKS from ayu-mi-x 5 non stop mega mix remix album as track #15. Remixed by 83key.
Voyage "Acoustic Orchestra Version"
Found on the "No way to say" single as track #5. This arrangement was made by Shima Ken and mixed by Kumasaka Satoshi.

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