Commonplace (album)

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Commonplace
Studio album by Every Little Thing
Released March 10, 2004 (2004-03-10)
Genre
Length 50:36
Label Avex Trax
Producer Masato "Max" Matsuura (exec.)
Every Little Thing chronology
Every Best Single 2
(2003)
Commonplace
(2004)
Acoustic : Latte
(2005)
CD + DVD
The cover of the commonplace DVD version.
Singles from Commonplace
  1. "Fundamental Love"
    Released: July 30, 2003 (2003-07-30)
  2. "Mata Ashita"
    Released: November 12, 2003 (2003-11-12)
  3. "Soraai"
    Released: February 25, 2004 (2004-02-25)

Commonplace is the sixth album of the Japanese band Every Little Thing, released on March 10, 2004 by Avex Trax.

Background[edit]

The album contains mainly soft rock and acoustic-like tunes, and a few rockish tunes as well. Ichirō Itō played guitar in all the songs, and also participated in the arrangements and compositions of some of them. All the lyrics were written by Kaori Mochida, but received help on track 5 "Country Road", which is the duo's first song that sang completely in English.

The album was released in a regular CD only version and a limited edition with a bonus DVD. The multimedia material includes behind the scenes shots at the album photoshoot, and also a special performance of 1998 single "Time Goes By".

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Kaori Mochida, except track 5 (translated into English by Gary Newby) and secret track in track 12 (written by Ichiro Ito). 

CD
No. Title Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Soraai" (ソラアイ; Weather) Hikari Hikari[b] 05:11
2. "Fundamental Love" (ファンダメンタル・ラブ) Kunio Tago Tasuku[b] 04:18
3. "Water(s)"   Daichi Hayakawa Akira Murata[b] 03:59
4. "Shiawase no Fūkei" (しあわせの風景; Scenery of Happiness) Kazuhito Kikuchi Masafumi Nakao[b] 05:07
5. "Country Road"   Ichiro Ito Murata[b] 04:42
6. "Ichinichi no Hajimari ni..." (一日の始まりに...; At the beginning of the day...) Hikari Hikari[a] 04:43
7. "Life Cycle"   Hikari Hikari[b] 04:05
8. "Ura Urara" (うらうらら) Kaori Mochida Murata[a] 04:09
9. "Mata Ashita" (また あした; See you tomorrow) Hideyuki Obata Tomoji Sogawa[a] 05:00
10. "Interluido - Meridiana" (Instrumental) Ichiro Ito Yasunari Nakamura[b] 01:39
11. "Samidare" (五月雨, Early summer rain) (includes secret track "Sleepy Time Dog") Tago Nakao[b] 07:49
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Commonplace" (Photo Session Scene)  
2. "Time Goes By" (20031224 version)  
Notes
  • ^a co-arranged by Every Little Thing
  • ^b co-arranged by Ichiro Ito

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Time in
chart
Japan Oricon 1 16 weeks

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