1/42

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1/42
Live album by Mr. Children
Released September 8, 1999
Recorded June 26, 1999, at the Makomanai Ice Arena, Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan
(except the bonus track "Dakishimetai" recorded at Ginowan Seaside Park, Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan)
Genre Pop rock, power pop, progressive rock, alternative rock
Length 48:42 (Disc 1)
62:24 (Disc 2)
Label Toy's Factory
Producer Takeshi Kobayahi
Mr. Children chronology
Discovery
(1999)
1/42
(1999)
Q
(2000)

1/42 is the only live recording album for the Japanese band Mr.Children, released as the limited item that were pressed only 500,000 units in September 1999.[1]

Its title was derived from the number of the places where the band played on that year's their concert tour entitled Discovery. All tracks were adopted from the live performance at the Makomanai Ice Arena, recorded on July 26 in 1999, except for the additional track "Dakishimetai" that was recorded in the gig at the Okinawa Ginowan Seaside Park.

The double album debuted at the position of #1 on the Japanese Oricon albums chart and sold out 7 weeks later from its release. Finally the album was certified RIAJ double-platinum status, selling estimated more than 500,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Discovery"
  2. "Undershirt"
  3. "Namonaki Uta" (名もなき詩?)
  4. "Prism"
  5. "Everything (It's you)"
  6. "I'll be"
  7. "Hana (?) -Mémento-Mori-"
  8. "Simple"

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Love Connection"
  2. "Dance Dance Dance"
  3. "Nishi e Higashi e (ニシエヒガシエ?)"
  4. "La La La"
  5. "Tomorrow never knows"
  6. "Owarinaki Tabi (終わりなき旅?)"
  7. "Hikari no Sasu Hou he (光の射す方へ?)"
  8. "innocent world"
  9. "Image"
  10. "Dakishimetai (抱きしめたい?)" [Bonus Track]

Charts and certification[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
Position
RIAJ Certification
Japanese Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 1 (1 week) 2xPlatinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr.Children Biography" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 16 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-13. 
Preceded by
Golden Best
by Yōsui Inoue
Japan Oricon Weekly number-one album
September 20, 1999
Succeeded by
Zard Best ~Request Memorial~
by Zard