Blue Selection

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Blue Selection
Blue selection.jpg
Studio album by Yosui Inoue
Released November 20, 2002
Genre Jazz fusion
Label For Life Music Entertainment
Yosui Inoue chronology
Blue Selection
Love Complex
(2006)Love Complex2006
Singles from Blue Selection
  1. "Kazari ja nai no yo Namida wa"
    Released: October 23, 2002

Blue Selection is the studio album by Japanese singer-songwriter Yōsui Inoue, released shortly after its predecessor Cassis.

Like The Night Without a Guide album came out in 1992, it includes renewed renditions of his previous released songs. Those interpretations features the jazz-influence arrangements, and they were recorded by his then-touring band. [1]

The lead-off track "Kazari ja Nai no yo Namida wa" was released as a single prior to the album, but it was almost disregarded. Likewise, Blue Selection itself managed to reach the top-20 on the chart, and has been one of the least successful albums for Inoue.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Yōsui Inoue, unless otherwise noted

  1. "Kazari ja Nai no yo Namida wa (飾りじゃないのよ 涙は)" - 4:05
  2. "Kagi no Kazu (鍵の数)" (Inoue/Natsumi Hirai) - 4:45
  3. "Dance wa Umaku Odorenai (ダンスはうまく踊れない, Dansu wa Umaku Odorenai)" - 3:57
  4. "Eiga ni Ikou (映画に行こう)" - 4:58
  5. "Canary" - 4:58
  6. "Usotsuki Diamonds (嘘つきダイアモンド, Usotsuki Daiamondo)" - 5:55
  7. "Final Love Song" - 5:17
  8. "Wakan'nai (ワカンナイ)" - 4:05
  9. "Hai-iro no Yubisaki (灰色の指先)" - 6:06
  10. "Umi e Kinasai (海へ来なさい)" (Inoue/Katz Hoshi) - 4:39
  11. "Saigo no News (最後のニュース, Saigo no Nyusu)" - 5:51

Chart positions[edit]


Year Album Chart Position Weeks Sales
2002 Blue Selection Japanese Oricon Weekly Albums Chart (Top 300)[2] 20 12 35,000


Year Single B-Side(s) Chart Position Weeks Sales
2001 "Kazari ja Nai no yo Namida wa" "Kimerareta Rhythm" Japanese Oricon Weekly (top 200) 93 1 2,000

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog number
Japan November 20, 2002 For Life Music Entertainment CD FLCF-3919
LP FLJF-9529


  1. ^ 井上陽水、ジャズアレンジでのセルフカヴァー集 (2002/09/30) (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2002-10-15. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  2. ^ "Yamachan Land (Archives of the Japanese record charts) - Albums Chart Daijiten - Yosui Inoue" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2007-06-19. Retrieved 2009-04-24.