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You Were...

Hamasaki Ayumi
You were...
Hamasaki Ayumi
Kazuhiro Hara
Other Information
Original mix
Arrangement: HΛL
Programming: HΛL
Additional Programming: Maruyama Mayuko
Drums: Tamada Tom
Bass: Mikuzuki Chiharu
Guitar: Shimizu Takehito
Strings Arrangement: Ittetsu Gen
Strings: Kajitani Yuko Strings
Mixed by Morimoto Koji
Arranged by CMJK ver.
Arrangement: CMJK
Strings: Gen Ittetsu Strings
Mixed by Nagayama Yuichi

"You were..." is a winter ballad recorded by Hamasaki Ayumi, first released as an A-side on her 47th single "You were... / BALLAD". It was used as image song for the Japanese release of the Disney movie Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, and as CM song for "music.jp".

Live Performances
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Music Video

The music video for "You were..." was directed by Masashi Muto. It features Hamasaki in a winter field.


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

You were...
Found on the "You were... / BALLAD" single as track #1 and on Rock'n'Roll Circus album as track #14. This is the standard version of the song, and often referred to as "Original mix".
You were... (Music Box mix -retake version-)
Found on the "You were... / BALLAD" single as track #4. It has another arrangement, made by Nakano Yuta, and mixing by Morimoto Koji.
You were... (Original mix -Instrumental-)
Found on the "You were... / BALLAD" single as track #5 or #6. This is the standard version of the song without the vocals.
You were... (Arranged by CMJK)
Found on the ayu-mi-x 7 -version Acoustic Orchestra- remix album as track #11. It has an orchestral arrangement by CMJK.

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