A Classical

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A Classical
A black and white sketch of Ayumi Hamasaki up close. On the lower left side is written "ayumi hamasaki", and under it "A Classical".
Remix album by Ayumi Hamasaki
Released January 8, 2013 (2013-01-08)
Recorded 2000-2012 (vocals), 2012 (instrumentals)[citation needed]
Genre Classical
Label Avex Trax
Ayumi Hamasaki chronology
Again
(2012)
A Classical
(2013)
Love Again
(2013)

A Classical is a compilation with classical arrangements of songs by Ayumi Hamasaki. The songs featured in the album were rearranged by Kousuke Yamashita. It was released on January 8, 2013.[1] The cover for the album is a hand-drawn illustration of Hamasaki's Love EP cover made by a fan from Pixiv and Kaikai Kiki.[citation needed]

It is the first classical album in history to top the Oricon Charts.[2]

15th Anniversary[edit]

A Classical is the third of five releases by Hamasaki in celebration of her 15th anniversary in music industry. It contains 10 rearranged tracks, out of which 7 were chosen by Team Ayu members in November 2012.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Ayumi Hamasaki. 

No. Title Music Original version from the album Length
1. "M"   Crea I Am... 4:27
2. "Love Song"   Tetsuya Komuro Love Songs 4:17
3. "Seasons"   D.A.I Duty 4:15
4. "You & Me"   Tetsuya Komuro A Summer Best / Love Again 5:27
5. "Blue Bird"   D.A.I Secret 4:24
6. "Days"   Kunio Tago Next Level 5:07
7. "Voyage"   Crea + D.A.I Rainbow 5:08
8. "Song 4 U"   HINATAspring, Yuta Nakano Love / Love Again 3:48
9. "Missing"   Kazuhiro Hara Love / Love Again 4:58
10. "Dearest"   Crea, D.A.I I Am... 5:26

Oricon sales chart[edit]

Release Chart Peak position First week sales Sales total
January 8, 2013 Oricon Daily Albums Chart 1 10,825 33,017
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 1[3] 25,049
Oricon Monthly Albums Chart 20 31,099

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