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Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Album
A BALLADS
Released
2003.03.12
Catalog Number
AVCD-17278
Price
¥ 3,150
CD Tracklist
  1. RAINBOW
  2. appears "HAL's Progress"
  3. Key ~eternal tie ver.~
  4. YOU "nothern breeze"
  5. TO BE "2003 ReBirth Mix"
  6. HANABI
  7. M "HAL's Progress"
  8. Dearest
  9. Dolls
  10. SEASONS "2003 ReBirth Mix"
  11. Voyage
  12. A Song for XX "030213 Session take #2"
  13. Who... "Across the Universe"
  14. Sotsugayou Shashin


Information

A Ballads is a ballad compilation album by Ayumi Hamasaki released on March 12, 2003. The initial pressing of the Aöbum had for different covers. As of 2007, A Ballads surpassed the million mark with 1,041,000 copies sold.

Songs

"Rainbow" is the title track to her previous album Rainbow, but was not included on the album. As a promotion for both albums, the purchasers of the initial pressings of Rainbow were given a password to a website, where they could download part od instrumental version of the song, and submit their own lyrics. Over 100,000 people accessed the website. The tracklistings of initial pressings of the album Rainbow had track 00 that said "Rainbow", but the song was not included on the album, and was scheduled to be released as a single after participation ended. Both "appears" and "M" were dramatically remixed by HAL to fit in with the ballad image of the album. "YOU", "A Song for XX" were rearranged and resung for this album and added rocky and acoustic feel to the songs. These songs display the change in Hamasaki's voice since her debut. "TO BE" and "SEASONS" were only minimally changed for the album with heavier persussions. The final track, "Sotsugyou shashin" was originally by Yumi Matsutoya, and is the only cover that Ayumi Hamasaki has done to this date on an album. The numbers in "A Song for XX"'s title is the date in which it was recorded (YYMMDD).

Weekly Oricon Ranks & Charts

ChartPeak positionFirst Week SalesTotal SalesChart run
Oricon Daily Album Chart1
Oricon Weekly Album Chart1561,1271,041,00039
Oricon Yearly Album Chart8
  • Total Sales: 1,041,000 (Japan)
  • Total Sales: 2,000,000 (Asia)

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