Little Crystal

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"Little Crystal"
Single by Ami Suzuki
from the album Connetta
A-side Crystal
To Be Free
Place
Carry Out
Released December 7, 2005 (2005-12-07)
Format Maxi Single
Recorded 2005
Genre J-pop
Length 38:21
Label Avex Trax
AVCD-30872/B (Japan, CD+DVD)
AVCD-30873 (Japan, CD)
Writer(s) Ami Suzuki, Kazuhito Kikuchi, Kazuhiro Hara
Producer(s) Max Matsuura
Ami Suzuki singles chronology
"Around the World"
(2005)
"Little Crystal"
(2009)
"Fantastic"
(2006)
Alternative cover
CD-Only cover

"Little Crystal" (リトル クリスタル Ritoru Kurisutaru?) is the fifth single of Japanese singer Ami Suzuki on the Avex Trax label, released on December 7, 2005.

Information[edit]

This is the first quadruple A-side single released by Ami Suzuki, and it was credited as a "Christmas single", including four different ballads with all the lyrics written by the singer herself. Although the single is a quadruple A-side, only the first two tracks, "Crystal" and "To Be Free" were given promotional videos, which were included in the DVD of the single. These two songs were also included in the album Connetta. As this album were part of the "Join" project Suzuki started in 2007, when the songs were included they were credited as collaborations between Ami and the music arrangers (in "Crystal" Kazuhito Kikuchi is both composer and arranger, though in the latter credits he was credited as "KZB").

"Little Crystal" managed to get in the Top 20 of the Oricon charts in the week of its release, and it charted for 5 weeks.

Track list[edit]

All lyrics written by Ami Suzuki. 

CD (CD Only, CD+DVD)
No. Title Music Arrangement Length
1. "Crystal"   Kazuhito Kikuchi KZB 4:07
2. "To Be Free"   Kazuhiro Hara HΛL 5:31
3. "Place"   Kazuhiro Hara Yasunari Nakamura 5:13
4. "Carry Out"   Kazuhito Kikuchi H-Wonder 4:20
5. "Crystal (Instrumental)"       4:07
6. "To Be Free (Instrumental)"       5:31
7. "Place (Instrumental)"       5:13
8. "Carry Out (Instrumental)"       4:19
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Crystal (Music Clip)"    
2. "To Be Free (Music Clip)"    

Personnel[edit]

  • Ami Suzuki - vocals
  • Yoshihisa Tokuda - backing vocals
  • Yumi Kawamura - backing vocals
  • Kazuhito Kikuchi - acoustic guitar
  • Kiku - acoustic guitar
  • Norio Nakagawa - strings arrangement
  • Yauko - strings arrangement
  • Takehito Shimuzu - guitar
  • Kaoru Kato - guitar
  • Takako Igarashi - violin
  • Mayuko Muruyama - additional programming

Production[edit]

  • Producer - Max Matsuura
  • Mixing - Naoki Yamada

Live performances[edit]

  • 16 December 2005 — Music Fighter

Charts[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position Sales Total Chart Run
December 7, 2005 Oricon Daily Singles Chart 8 16,115 copies sold
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 22 16,115 copies sold 5 weeks
Oricon Monthly Singles Chart