E.G. Crazy

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E.G. Crazy
19 Japanese women (E-girls) all placed in random areas in front, and behind, white and red neon-lit circles. The title "E.G. Crazy" is placed at the bottom, which is tinted pink.
Standard artwork that commercializes all editions of the album. or Artwork to commercalize the double album, digital and DVD/Blu-ray packaging of "E.G. Crazy"
Studio album by E-girls
ReleasedJanuary 18, 2017 (2017-01-18)
Recorded2014–2016
Genre
Length50:09 (disc 1)
45:50 (disc 2)
95:59 (total)
Language
  • Japanese
  • English
LabelRhythm Zone
ProducerExile Hiro
studio album chronology
E.G. Time
(2014)
E.G. Crazy
(2017)
Singles from E.G. Crazy
  1. "Anniversary!!"
    Released: May 20, 2015
  2. "Dance Dance Dance"
    Released: September 30, 2015
  3. "Merry x Merry Xmas"
    Released: December 23, 2015
  4. "E.G. Summer Rider"
    Released: July 20, 2016
  5. "Pink Champagne"
    Released: August 10, 2016
  6. "Go! Go! Let's Go!"
    Released: November 30, 2016

E.G. Crazy (stylized as E.G. CRAZY) is a double album by Japanese musical unit E-girls, which also serves as their fourth studio release. It was distributed on January 3, 2016 for streaming through Japan's AWA services, and released on January 18, 2017 release via Rhythm Zone and Avex Music Creative Inc. in five physical editions and for digital consumption. Additionally, it will be their first album without ex-vocalists and performers Chiharu Muto, Kyoka Ichiki and Erie Abe, with singing and disc jockey credits to the latter as a service to her sub-group Dream.

E.G. Crazy works as a concept album, which segregates the discs into two themes; the first being E.G. Pop, and the latter having a E.G. Cool vibe; furthermore, selected tracks represent a new theme Japanese Neo Girls, which executes international cultures through a Japanese woman's perspective. Each disc features 12 tracks, all of which are a mixture of previous singles, cover songs, B-sides and new original recordings. Musically, it is a J-pop collection which incorporates various elements of electronic dance music, and is solely produced by Exile Hiro.

Upon its release, E.G. Crazy received positive reviews from music critics, who praised the idea of a double packaged release, along with its production and sound. Commercially, it experienced success in Japan, reaching the top spot on the Oricon Albums Chart and Billboard charts. In order to promote the record, E-girls conducted a series of live performances, radio and television appearances, and interviews throughout the region. The record also spawned six original singles: "Anniversary!!", "Dance Dance Dance", "Merry x Merry Xmas", "E.G. Summer Rider", "Pink Champagne" and "Go! Go! Let's Go!".

Background and concept[edit]

After the release of the girls' third studio album E.G. Time (2014),[1] LDH—the groups management—announced a new line-up system titled the E-girls Pyramid, which showed each member in the band and their respective sub-groups: Dream, Flower, and Happiness.[2] With that said, six of the 26-members were moved out of E-girls and into either the yet-to-debut groups Rabbits and Bunnies for further training; Yuzuna Takebe, the youngest singer in E-girls, was removed from the line-up and placed in Rabbits.[3] With the new line-up set, E-girls started recording new material for their new album by promoting the single "Anniversary!!" (May 2015).[4] Recording sessions spanned between 2014 and late 2016, with them releasing "Dance Dance Dance" as the following single from "Anniversary!!".[5] Subsequently, they continued recording new material and released "Merry x Merry Xmas" and "Dance With Me Now!", which both appeared on the girls' greatest hits album E.G. Smile: E-girls Best (2016).[6][7] In December 2015, Takebe was added back into E-girls as a performer for the two latter tracks and was promoted to vocalists the following year. With that said, the material on E.G. Crazy were recorded by all remaining vocalists: Shizuka, Aya and Ami from Dream, Reina Washio from Flower, and Karen Fujii and Ruri Kawamoto from Happiness.

E.G. Crazy is a double album that also incorporates a conceptual approach; certain material is placed into two discs, the first being E.G. Pop and the second having a E.G. Cool vibe.[8] According to their management LDH, E.G. Pop promotes the groups more "fun", "pop[pier]" and "cute" approach whilst E.G. Cool showcases a more "sexy", "edgier" and "hot" sound.[9] Additionally, E.G. Crazy is the band's first record without vocalist Chiharu Muto and singer/performer Kyoka Ichiki, both whom left E-girls and their sub-group Flower in October 2014 and 2015, respectively.[A] It is also their first album to not feature Dream member Erie Abe, who announced her retirement from both groups and the entertainment industry in October 2016; Abe sung the album tracks "Boom Boom Christmas" and "Express: Do Your Dance", but was credited through the Dream namesake. Her final appearance with E-girls was during the promotional photoshoot for their single "Go! Go! Let's Go!" (November 2016), and her promise of retirement commenced on December 31 that same year.[11]

Style and songs[edit]

The E.G. Post disc opens with the dance rock song "Anniversary!!", whilst "E.G. Summer Rider" is influenced by dance and pop music.[10][12] "Saturday Night (Rock na Yoru ni Mahou wo Kakete)", the B-side to the latter recording, was listed at number three, and new song "Harajuku Time Bomb" was described as a blend of punk rock and electronic music.[14] The following two numbers: "White Angel" and "Merry x Merry Xmas", are Christmas songs; the former is a pop ballad that also serves as the coupling song to "Merry x Merry Xmas", whilst the latter was noted for its "fashionable" twist to traditional Christmas music.[15] "Party in the Sun" is the second B-side to "E.G. Summer Rider", and is another dance anthem to the record.[12]

The second new recording is "Fascination", which was described by LDH as a "stylish" and "catchy" disco anthem.[14] "Kikai Shikake no Bye Bye!", the third and final coupling song to appear from "E.G. Summer Rider", is composed as a dance-pop track, whilst "Strawberry Sadistic", a pre-recorded song from mid-2015, focuses on rock instrumentation such as electric guitars and synthesizers.[16] "Shukko Sa! (Sail Out For Someone)", which was originally placed as a new recording to E.G. Smile: E-girls Best, is a low-tempo anthem that talks about friendship and love. The disc's closing number is "Love, Dream and Happiness", which is a cover originally performed by Japanese boy band and E-girls brother act, Exile.[14]

On E.G. Cool, it opens with the uptempo "All Day Long Lady", which is one of the new numbers to E.G. Crazy.[17] The following track, "Pink Champagne", is composed as a dance anthem that is inspired by a variety of electronic dance genres, such as tropical house and 1980s disco.[13] "Hey! You!" is the B-side song of the girls' single "Dance Dance Dance", and is heavily influenced by contemporary EDM.[18] The album's fourth and final new recording, titled "CautioN", was described the groups management as a pop entry that lyrically discusses trouble relationships with men, and love advice to women.[14] Additionally, the record hosts the third and last Christmas song, named "Boom Boom Christmas"; performed by the Dream members, the composition samples the EDM-fuelled sound of their "Odoru Poponkorin" Uniform dance video.[15] Another Dream-performed song is titled "Express (Do Your Dance)", which is produced as an uptempo club track, and is the final B-side from "Dance Dance Dance", which appears as the follow song. This song samples another uniform dance by the group, namely the "Mr. Snowman" dance.[18]

The "futuristic" and "funk[y]" pop song, "Bad Girls", appears as the eighth track, and is the coupling number to "Pink Champagne". After this, the final B-side from the latter single is "Cowgirl Rhasody", which was described by Japanese magazine CD Journal as a techno composition that had drawn inspiration from French club music.[13] "Dance With Me Now!" is a club-oriented anthem that was stated by the group as one of their most "powerful" and "strong" musical works to date.[14] The final B-side track to the record is "Bon Voyage", which appeared on the single "Go! Go! Let's Go"; the former track is composed as a midtempo tropical song, while the latter was the band's first single to host their "Japanese Neo Tokyo" theme; its discusses the girls meeting new people in the future.[19] Furthermore, "Go! Go! Let's Go" was noted for its mixture of hip-hop and rock elements.[20]

Promotion[edit]

In order to promote the album, E-girls performed various tracks on their 2016 E.G. Smile concert tour, which was in support of their greatest hits album E.G. Smile: E-girls Best (2016); the live concert and digifest were added onto the DVD and Blu-ray releases of E.G. Crazy.[21][22] The girls conducted on a series of radio events in Japan. Appearances from individual, and some members together, commenced in the third-quarter of 2016, and several dates have been confirmed via their management for early-to-mid 2017.[23] Additionally, the band made several television appearances throughout mid-2016 to the end of the year, including shows Music Station, MBS' Music Festival and MTV, amongst others.[24] E-girls have scheduled numerous TV performances through Japan in early 2017, with the first date being a live broadcast of their 2015 Colorful World tour on MTV.[25] To commemorate the records premiere on January 18, Japanese retail store Samantha Vega re-decorated their stores in Shibuya, Tokyo with handbags and other accessories that were in previous partnership with the band, and included each format of E.G. Crazy in their shops; members Harumi Sato, Kaede, and sisters Karen and Shuuka Fujii attended its opening.[26][27]

Singles[edit]

Six singles were released from E.G. Crazy,[B] the first being "Anniversary!!", which was released on May 20, 2015, and came from the E.G. Pop disc respectively.[4] A critical and commercial success, an accompanying music video was issued on Avex Trax's YouTube channel featuring the girls on vacation near a beach side.[28][29] "Dance Dance Dance" was released on September 30 and was met with positive reviews and moderate success on the Japanese Oricon Singles Chart.[30][5] A visual was issued on Avex's YouTube channel, having the girls at a night club and wearing Casino-like fashion.[31] The final release was "Merry x Merry Xmas", which premiered on December 23 as a physical and digital single.[6] Appreciated by critics and a moderate success, an accompanying music video had the group performing in a large room filled with Christmas ornaments and decorations.[32][33]

"E.G. Summer Rider" was released on July 20, 2016 in both physical and digital formats.[34][35] It is the first release since Kyoka Ichiki departure in October 2015, respectively. It was a critical and commercial success, reaching number three and number two on the daily and weekly Oricon Singles Chart.[36] Furthermore, it peaked at number two on the Japan Hot 100 chart, published by Billboard.[37] An accompanying music video was published a month earlier on YouTube, depicting the girls driving throughout a sunny beach side.[38] The second single, "Pink Champagne", was announced alongside the former single but premiered on August 10 in physical and digital formats.[39][40]

Serving as the second single from E.G. Cool, "Pink Champagne" was a critical and commercial success, peaking at number two on both the Oricon chart and Japan Hot 100.[41][42] A music video was released in July that year, showing the girls in various club-oriented locations.[43] The album's third single was "Go! Go! Let's Go", which was distributed on November 11, and served as the final offering from E.G. Cool.[44][45] It was a critical success, but performed moderately on the Oricon chart, reaching number two but sold achieved lesser sales.[46][47] The accompanying visual promoted the girls in various Japanese-influenced fashion, and served as the first single to visualize the Japanese Neo Girls theme.[48]

Other songs[edit]

"Dance With Me Now!", a promotional recording from E.G. Smile: E-girls Best (2016), was a commercial success on the Billboard charts and received an additional music video; this was Erie Abe's final work with the band.[49] The song "Strawberry Sadistic", which appeared on E.G. Pop, was originally a promotional track to the 2016 Japanese film High & Low: The Movie, which was co-produced by the management of E-girl's, LDH. Despite this, it made an appearance on the accompanying soundtrack and eventually was listed at number ten on E.G. Crazy.[50] The two new tracks from the studio record: "All Day Long Lady" and "Harajuku Time Bomb", were distributed on the Avex YouTube channel. The former song received a music video that depicted the girls as office workers; this was their second visual to incorporate the Japanese Neo Girls theme, where it showed a "melancholy" story of a Monday morning and finished off with a happy weekend.[51][52] Additionally, a short visual of "Harajuku Time Bomb" interrupted the middle of "All Day Long Lady" as a dream sequence; it featured the girls on a runway with a pink backdrop, singing the song with falling confetti.[51]

Release[edit]

E.G. Crazy premiered through AWA Streaming Services on January 3, 2017.[53] Additionally, the album was released on January 18, 2017 via Rhythm Zone and Avex Music Creative Inc. in five physical editions and for digital consumption.[11][54] All formats included the 24 tracks, but halved into two discs. The bonus DVD and Blu-ray packaging comes with the music videos from their single "Anniversary!!" to "All Day Long Lady".[21][22] Furthermore, a triple DVD/Blu-ray package featured the music videos on one disc, a second DVD including live performances from their 2016 E.G. Smile tour at Saitama Super Arena, and an encore section of the tour and bonus documentary film on the third.[55][56] The packaging for E.G. Crazy was photographed by Hirohisa Nakano, and features the members circulated around three large neon-lit circles at random; members Shizuka, Aya, Ami, Kaede, Karen and Shuuka Fujii, Reina Washio and Harumi Sato are all situated in front of the set instead of around the circles.[55]

According to the group's leader Aya, the placement of each member around the shapes emphasize a "vortex" of both "enthusiasm" and "crazy" feelings, two traits that were "expressed" for the record's release, the photo shoot, and subsequently the inspiration towards the title.[57] Additionally, she believed that the material on the record expressed a variety of "crazy" and "frenzy" appeals to Japanese culture, and encouraged both Japanese and international audiences to listen to it.[57] The 2CD, and DVD/Blu-ray editions are packaged in a double disc jewelcase, which features two flyers and an obi.[11] As for the triple DVD/blu-ray sets, they come in a large box packaging; the music discs are placed in a thin DVD casing, while the live releases are in more thicker cases.[55][56] In addition to the first-press pre-orders, Rhythm Zone published limited edition photo albums that come with 120 pages of the album's photo shoot, and shots from their E.G. Smile concert tour.[58]

Reception[edit]

According to Nielsen SoundScan Japan, E.G. Crazy sold over an estimated 61,000 units between January 16 and 18, effectively their fastest-selling record and nearly doubled the results of Hubby Groove by Inaba / Salas, which scored second place with 37,000 sales.[59] Nevertheless, it experienced success in Japan. It debuted at number one on the daily Oricon Albums Chart with 45,088 copies, making it their highest sales for a studio album, and continuing the band's chart-topping streak.[60] It stayed in the same position the next day with sales of 21,388 copies.[61] However, eight days later, it slipped to number 14.[62] Based on its eight-day availability, E.G. Crazy became the band's fourth studio album to top the weekly Oricon chart. Additionally, it shifted over 93,000 units, marking it their highest-first week sales for a studio release since Colorful Pop (2014), which sold over 89,000 copies.[63] Subsequently, the record opened at number six on the Oricon Digital Chart with 1,624 downloads.[64]

Moreover, E.G. Crazy entered the top spot of the Hot Albums and Sales chart, published by Billboard, with 89,475 copies in its first week.[C] This became the band's fourth consecutive record to top the chart, and exceeded Hubby Groove by Inaba / Salas with over 30,000 units.[67] According to Billboard executives, the record was the highest-selling album based on physical consumption, the sixth highest in digital sales, and was the eighth most searched album that week, effectively giving it the lead position through all formats.[65] However, they predicted that sales through all formats would "settle down" for the following week.[65]

Track listing[edit]

E.G. Pop CD[11]
No.TitleLyricsMusicProducer(s)Length
1."Anniversary!!"Hana Utsugi
  • Sky Beatz
  • Fast Lane
  • Lisa Desmond
  • Exile Hiro
  • Nichion
3:53
2."E.G. Summer Rider"Masato Kotake
  • Hendrik Nordenback
  • Christian Fast
  • Desmond
  • Exile Hiro
  • Nordenback
4:27
3."Saturday Night (Rock na Yoru ni Mahou wo Kakete)" (ロックな夜に魔法をかけて; cover version of Bay City Rollers)
  • Philip Coulter
  • Bill Martin
  • Yu Shimoji
  • Coulter
  • Martin
 3:16
4."Harajuku Time Bomb"KotakeClarabellExile Hiro4:23
5."White Angel"KotakeSteven Lee
  • Exile Hiro
  • Joey Carbone
4:36
6."Merry x Merry Xmas"KotakeYadako
  • Exile Hiro
  • Dirty Orange
4:29
7."Party In The Sun"Shoko Fujibayashi
  • Rinat Arinos
  • Daniel Brecher
  • Jon Ernst
Exile Hiro3:13
8."Fascination"Maria Okata
  • Victor Sagfors
  • Miwa
Exile Hiro4:01
9."Kikai Shikake no Bye Bye!" (機械仕掛けのBye Bye!)KotakeClarabellExile Hiro3:42
10."Strawberry Sadistic" (STRAWBERRY サディスティック)
  • Norihisa Hiranuma
  • Litz
ClarabellExile Hiro3:46
11."Shukko Sa! (Sail Out For Someone)" (出航さ! (Sail Out For Someone))KotakeClarabellExile Hiro4:01
12."Love, Dream and Happiness" (cover version of Exile)
  • Atsushi
  • Exiles
  • Atsushi
  • Nobu-K
Exile Hiro4:36
E.G. Cool CD[11]
No.TitleLyricsMusicProducer(s)Length
1."All Day Long Lady"Masoto Kotake
  • Mats Lie Skare
  • Maria Marcus
  • Lisa Desmond
Exile Hiro3:36
2."Pink Champagne"Kotake
Exile Hiro3:52
3."Hey! You!"Honorable
  • Exile Hiro
  • T-SK
4:16
4."CautioN"Kotake
  • Ricky Hanley
  • Rob Derbyshire
  • Yoko Hiramatsu
Exile Hiro3:21
5."Boom Boom Christmas" (featuring Dream)Kotake
  • Makkid
  • Lauren Kaori
  • Masaki Iehara
Exile Hiro3:27
6."Express (Do Your Dance)" (featuring Dream)Kaori
  • Kaori
  • Iehara
  • Kohei Yokono
Exile Hiro3:24
7."Dance Dance Dance"Kaori
  • DWB
  • Nanna Larsen
  • Exile Hiro
  • DWB
3:20
8."Bad Girls"Michico
  • T.Kura
  • Michico
  • Exile Hiro
  • T.Kura
  • Michico
4:16
9."Cowgirl Rhapsody" (カウガール・ラプソディ)KotakeExile Hiro3:48
10."Dance With Me Now!"Michico
  • T.Kura
  • Michico
  • Exile Hiro
  • T.Kura
  • Michico
4:50
11."Bon Voyage!" (ボン・ボヤージュ)Kotake
  • Skare
  • Desmond
  • Marcus
Exile Hiro3:31
12."Go! Go! Let's Go!"Kotake
  • Desmond
  • Lidbom
  • Marcus
Exile Hiro4:13

Formats[edit]

Packaging

  • 2CD — A double album that consists of 12 recordings on two discs in a plastic jewelcase. Includes promotional flyers and an obi.[11]
  • 2CD and DVD/Blu-ray — A double album that consists of 12 recordings on two discs in a plastic jewelcase. Includes a bonus disc with footage of each single's music video. Includes promotional flyers and an obi.[21][22]
  • 2CD and 3DVD/Blu-ray — A double album that consists of 12 recordings on two discs in a plastic jewelcase. Includes a bonus disc with footage of each single's music video, and two additional discs with scenes from their E.G. Smile concert tour in Saitama, Japan. Includes promotional flyers and an obi, while first-press editions feature a 120-photo book.[55][56]
  • Digital download — A double album that consists of 24 recordings, separated in two 1–to–12 listings.[54]

Bonus material

  • E-girls fan-club editions — Fan editions for the triple DVD/blu-ray bundle comes with Suma Pura packaging—the ability to access the content on different electronic devices—along with neck strap and signed poster. DVD bundles come with the same items but replaces the neck strap with a printed fabric with E-girls.[68]
  • CDJapan edition — Pre-ordered first-press editions formats feature a B2-size calendar poster.[69]
  • Tower Records edition — Pre-ordered first-press editions formats feature a special Tower Records poster of the girls. A separate poster was issued in their monthly magazine.[70]
  • Tsutaya Records first-press — Pre-ordered first-press editions formats feature a special calendar card of the girls, with Tsutaya Records printed on it.[71]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the CD liner notes of E.G. Crazy.[11]

Vocalists

  • Shizuka – vocals, background vocals (All tracks)
  • Aya – vocals, background vocals, leader (All tracks on E.G. Pop expect track 1 and 3, and tracks 3 and 7 on E.G. Cool)[D]
  • Ami – vocals, background vocals (All tracks except track 3 on E.G. Cool)
  • Erie Abe – vocals, background vocals (Track 5 on E.G. Pop, and tracks 3, 5 and 6 on E.G. Cool)
  • Karen Fujii – vocals, background vocals (All tracks except tracks 3, 5 and 6 on E.G. Cool)
  • Ruri Kawamoto – vocals, background vocals (All tracks except track 1 on E.G. Pop, and tracks 5, 6 and 7 on E.G. Cool)[D]
  • Reina Washio – vocals, background vocals (All tracks except track 5 and 6 on E.G. Cool)
  • Yuzuna Takabe – vocals, background vocals (Tracks 2, 4, 8, 9 and 12 on E.G. Pop, and tracks 1, 2, 4, 8, 11 and 12 on E.G. Cool)[D]

Performers

  • Sayaka – performer
  • Kaede – performer
  • Karen Fujii – performer
  • Miyuu – performer[D]
  • Yurino – performer
  • Anna Suda – performer
  • Shuuka Fujii – performer
  • Manami Shigetome – performer[D]
  • Mio Nakajima – performer
  • Nozomi Bando – performer
  • Harumi Sato – performer
  • Yuzuna Takabe – performer
  • Anna Ishii – performer
  • Nonoka Yamaguchi – performer
  • Erie Abe – performer, disc jockey[E]

Charts and sales[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Japan January 18, 2017
  • 2CD
  • 2CD+DVD
  • 2CD+Blu-ray
  • 2CD+3DVD
  • 2CD+3Blu-ray
Rhythm Zone [11][21][22]
Digital download Avex Music Creative Inc. [54]
Australia [74]
New Zealand [75]
United Kingdom [76]
Ireland [77]
Germany [78]
France [79]
Spain [80]
Taiwan [81]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kyoka Ichiki appeared during the promotional photoshoot for the single "Anniversary!!", but was not credited as a vocalist or performer.[10]
  2. ^ "Anniversary!!", "Dance Dance Dance", "Merry x Merry Xmas", and "Dance With Me Now!" were included on their greatest hits album E.G. Smile: E-girls Best in 2016. However, the liner notes and packaging sticker refer the first three songs, alongside "E.G. Summer Rider", "Pink Champagne" and "Go! Go! Let's Go!" as singles from E.G. Crazy (2017).[11]
  3. ^ Billboard Japan had accumulated album sales based on a seven-day duration between specific retail companies, as calculated by GfK Entertainment Charts in Japan.[65] However, Oricon's sales were tallied between January 16—two days prior to the album's official release—and 25 January, a nine day duration. This is because the record was released a day prior to the Oricon's chart switching over for its new week of sales and peak positions.[66]
  4. ^ a b c d e Members Aya, Erie Abe, Ruri Kawamoto, Miyuu, and Manami Shigetome were not featured in the line-up for singles "Anniversary!! and "Dance Dance Dance" for unknown reasons. Member Yuzuna Takebe was not featured in these two singles, and "Merry x Merry Xmas".
  5. ^ Erie Abe featured as a disc jockey on "Merry x Merry Xmas" and "Dance With Me Now!", the latter track as her final appearance, and was included in promotional photoshoots for each single. She provided vocals on selective tracks, but was only credited because she was a member of Dream with Shizuka, Aya and Ami.

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