Adult (album)

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Adult
Studio album by Tokyo Jihen
Released Japan January 25, 2006 (2006-01-25)
Taiwan February 14, 2006 (2006-02-14)
Recorded 2005-2006 at Toshiba EMI 3 st, Studio Terra, Kroneko Studio, Crescent Studio
Genre Pop, rock, pop rock, jazz, soul music, funk, bossa nova, kayōkyoku
Length 44:19
Label Toshiba EMI (Distributor)
Virgin Music (Label)
Producer Uni Inoue, Tokyo Jihen
Tokyo Jihen chronology
Kyōiku
(2004)
Adult
(2006)
Variety
(2007)
Singles from Adult
  1. "Shuraba"
    Released: November 2, 2005 (2005-11-02)

Adult (大人(アダルト)?), a.k.a. Otona is the second studio album by Japanese alternative rock band Tokyo Jihen, released on January 25, 2006 in Japan through Toshiba EMI/ Virgin Music. The album was produced by the band and Japanese recording engineer Uni Inoue. The album reached number one on the Oricon Weekly Album Chart on February 6, 2006.[1]

Background[edit]

Adult marked the debut for guitarist Ukigumo and keyboardist Ichiyō Izawa, who joined Tokyo Jihen after the departure of previous members Mikio Hirama and H Zett M (Masayuki Hiizumi). Ringo Sheena, Ichiyō Izawa and Ukigumo played a key role in this album and arranged songs while arguing. About Shuraba, Sheena arranged the single version mainly, but, obeying Sheena’s wishes of not wanting to record the single version on the album as it is, Sheena, Izawa and Ukigumo re-arranged it based on the latter's proposal.

In 2008, "Keshō Naoshi" was covered in Portuguese by Kaori Hayato on her first album Pluma, and in concert by Kiyoshi Hasegawa, the recording of which was featured on his 40th anniversary album 40nen. Mada Kore ga Best de wa Nai..

Track listing[edit]

Standard Edition "FEMME"

All lyrics written by Ringo Sheena, all music composed by Ringo Sheena and arranged by Tokyo Jihen, except where noted.

CD
No. Title Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Himitsu (秘密 A secret?)
(Official European title: A secret)"  
  Ichiyō Izawa 3:52
2. "Kenka Jōtō (喧嘩上等 Bring it on! or How dare you!?)
(Official European title: Active Fighting)"  
    2:22
3. "Keshō Naoshi (化粧直し Fix my makeup?)
(Official European title: Powder up my mind)"  
    5:03
4. "Superstar (スーパースター Superstar?)
(Official European title: Super Star)"  
Seiji Kameda   4:29
5. "Shuraba (修羅場 Shambles?) (adult ver.)
(Official European title: The Rat's-nest)"  
    4:42
6. "Yukiguni (雪国 A snowy district or Snow Country?)
(Official European title: Niigata)"  
    4:19
7. "Kabuki (歌舞伎?)
(Official European title: The Kabuki)"  
    1:59
8. "Blackout (ブラックアウト?)
(Official European title: Black Out)"  
    4:06
9. "Tasogare Naki (黄昏泣き Cry at dusk?)[2]
(Official European title: Don't cry my child)"  
    3:28
10. "Tōmei Ningen (透明人間 Invisible Man?)
(Official European title: Invisible Man)"  
Seiji Kameda   4:30
11. "Tegami (手紙 A letter?)
(Official European title: A Mail)"  
Ichiyō Izawa Ringo Sheena 5:24
Limited Edition "HOMME"
Standard Edition + Bonus DVD

All official European language titles according to Ringo Sheena's website.[3]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/rankmusic/10743/ Retrieved on November 12, 2007.(Japanese)
  2. ^ Japanese word meaning "Baby colic".
  3. ^ 大人. website (in Japanese). kronekodow. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  4. ^ "Oricon 2006年01月23日~2006年01月29日のCDアルバム週間ランキング". website (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  5. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2006年1月 (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 

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