Beautiful World (Arashi album)
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|Studio album by Arashi|
|Released||July 6, 2011|
|Singles from Beautiful World|
Beautiful World is the tenth studio album of the Japanese boy band Arashi. The album was released on July 6, 2011 in Japan under their record label J Storm in two editions: a limited edition version with a 48-page booklet and a regular CD version with a 32-page booklet. The album debuted at number-one on the Oricon weekly album chart, selling 631,000 copies, making it their third consecutive album to reach sales of more than half a million copies. As of December 2011, the album has sold more than a million copies. According to Oricon, Beautiful World is the best-selling album of 2011 in Japan.
Both the first press and regular versions contain eighteen tracks. On November 28, 2011, a limited edition of the album was released exclusively by the shopping site "7-net". It consists of a bonus track Energy Song ~Zekkou chou chou (エナジーソング～絶好調超!!!!～?), composed by member Kazunari Ninomiya and lyrics penned by the group.
"Beautiful World" includes five of the group's previously released singles: "To be free", "Love Rainbow", "Dear Snow", "Hatenai Sora" and "Lotus". "To be free" was used as the song for Mistuya Cider commercial with member Sho Sakurai as the endorser."Love Rainbow" was the theme song for the drama Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku (夏の恋は虹色に輝く lit. Summer Romance Shines in Rainbow Colours?) starring member Jun Matsumoto. "Dear Snow" and "Hatenai Sora" were used as theme songs for the movie "Ōoku: The Inner Chambers" and drama Freeter, Ie o Kau. (フリーター、家を買う。 lit. Part-time Worker Buys a House?) respectively, starring member Kazunari Ninomiya. "Lotus" was used as theme song for Bartender (バーテンダー?) starring member Masaki Aiba.
"Tooku Made" was used as the theme song for a Japan Airlines commercial starring the group.
It was announced on July 24, 2011 that Japan Airlines will use two Boeing 777-200 bearing both the images of the members of Arashi and the words "ARASHI Beautiful World". The planes titled JAL Arashi JET (ＪＡＬ嵐ＪＥＴ?) will be used for domestic flights, and the album with specially designed in-flight covers will be available, from July 25, 2011 to January 27, 2012. This marks the group's second time to have their images featured on an aircraft of the same airline.
|1.||"Rock this"||100+, Sho Sakurai||Dele Ladimeji・Paul Boddy||3:37|
|2.||"Mada Minu Sekai e" (まだ見ぬ世界へ)||Soluna, Sakurai||R.P.P.・iiiSAK||4:06|
|3.||"Løve Rainbow"||furaha・Octobar||iiiSAK・Dyce Taylor||4:40|
|4.||"always"||100+||Dyce Taylor・Andreas Johansson||4:02|
|5.||"Shake it!" (Jun Matsumoto solo)||Hi-Fi CAMP||Hi-Fi CAMP||3:36|
|6.||"Niji no Kakera〜no rain, no rainbow〜" (虹のカケラ〜no rain, no rainbow〜)||Osami・Octobar||Carl Utbult・Chris Meyer・Taisho||3:53|
|7.||"Dear Snow"||ISHU||Oshima Kohsuke||4:44|
|8.||"Hung up on" (Satoshi Ohno solo)||lori, Sakurai||Oshima||3:54|
|9.||"Joy"||Takashi Ogawa, Sakurai||Duke Ashton・Sherrie Ashton||3:54|
|10.||"Doko ni Demo Aru Uta" (どこにでもある唄。, Kazunari Ninomiya solo)||Kazunari Ninomiya||Ninomiya||5:31|
|11.||"negai"||Youth Case||iiiSAK・Dyce Taylor||4:07|
|13.||"Janakute" (「じゃなくて」, Masaki Aiba solo)||Soluna||Oshima Kohsuke||3:42|
|15.||"To be free"||Samuel Waermo・Octobar||Soluna||3:43|
|16.||"Kono Mama Motto" (このままもっと, Sho Sakurai solo)||100+, Sakurai||Hisashi Nawata||4:43|
|17.||"Hatenai Sora" (果てない空)||4:26|
|18.||"Tooku Made" (遠くまで)||Ogawa||Erik Lidbom・Dyce Taylor||4:37|
|19.||"Energy Song ~Zekkouchou Chou!!!!~" (エナジーソング〜絶好調超!!!!〜, 7-net edition only)||Arashi, Sakurai||Ninomiya||3:46|
|Japan||July 6, 2011||J Storm|
|South Korea||July 20, 2011||S.M. Entertainment|
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