Everything (Mr. Children album)

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Everything
Studio album by Mr. Children
Released May 10, 1992
Recorded Sound Sky Studio, Power House
Genre Pop rock, power pop
Length 32:11
Label Toy's Factory
Producer Takeshi Kobayashi
Mr. Children chronology
Everything
(1992)
Kind of Love
(1992)
Singles from Everything
  1. "Kimi ga Ita Natsu"
    Released: August 21, 1992

Everything, is the seven-track EP recorded by Japanese pop rock band Mr. Children, released under the record label Toy's Factory in May 1992. It has generally been considered their first studio album.

In 1991, the band met the record producer Takeshi Kobayashi for the first time. They started the recording together in December of that year, at the Sound Sky and Starship studios. Although the producer suggested changing its lyrics slightly, all songs appeared on the EP had already been written before they signed a recording contract, and also played in their early live performances.

Everything had a steady sales after the band gained public recognition, reaching the top-30 on the Japanese Oricon albums chart and spending 83 weeks on the top-100 with sales of over 450,000 copies.[1] In June 1998, it was certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan for shipments of over 800,000 units.[2]

After the EP came out, they embarked on concert tour with fellow band The Pillows. In August 1992, "Kimi ga Ita Natsu" was issued as the only single from Everything.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kazutoshi Sakurai, arranged by Mr. Children and Takeshi Kobayashi.

No. Title Length
1. "Lord I Miss You (ロード・アイ・ミス・ユー?)" 3:42
2. "Mr.Shining Moon" 4:23
3. "Kimi ga ita natsu (君がいた夏?)" 5:54
4. "Kaze ~The wind knows how I feel~ (風 ~The wind knows how I feel~?)" 3:16
5. "Tameiki no Nichiyoubi (ためいきの日曜日?)" 5:55
6. "Tomodachi no mama de (友達のままで?)" 3:55
7. "Children's world" 5:07

Personnel[edit]

Mr. Children
Production

Production credits for album:[3]

  • Producer: Takeshi Kobyashi
  • Executive producer: Takamitsu Ide, Mitsunori Kadoike
  • Co-producer: Koichi Inaba and Mr. Children
  • Arranger: Takeshi Kobyashi and Mr. Children
  • Engineer: Kunihiko Imai
  • Assistant engineer: Hiroshi Tanigawa, Hideyuki Arima, Toshihiko Kataoka, and Tomoaki Sato
  • Mixed by: Kunihiko Imai at Vincent Studio
  • Computer programming: Yoshinori Kadoya
  • Assistant director: Makoto Nakahishi
  • Recorded by: Sound Sky Studio, Power House
  • Mastered by: Mitsukazu Tanaka at Sony Shinanomachi Studio
  • Sound effects: Hirokazu Ogura, Takeshi Yamamoto
  • Toy's Factory staff: Masayuki Nakagawa, Yukari Nishioka
  • Recording co-coordination: Hiroe Takeshima
  • Artist management: Isao Tanuma
  • Sub management: Kazushiro Miura (assisted by Tomoko Okada)
  • Art director: Mitsuo Shindo
  • Designer: Kumiko Tezuka
  • Photographer: Mitsuo Shindo, Kiyonori Okuyama, and Masako Saito
  • Stylist: Hiroko Umeyama and Akemi Mutoh
  • Hair and make-up: Akemi Nakano and Megumi Hiraoku
  • Illustrator: Hikaru Kawahara

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Japan (RIAJ)[2] 2× Platinum 450,000[7]

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ ミスチル、ニューアルバム完成! [Mr.Children completes the new album!]. oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-06-17. 
  2. ^ a b ""RIAJ > The Record > August 1998 > Certified Awards (June 1998)"" (PDF). Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  3. ^ "Everything" album booklet, Toy's Factory (1992)
  4. ^ "Everything/Mr.Children-リリース-ORICON STYLE-ミュージック" [Highest position and charting weeks for Everything by Mr.Children]. oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Original Confidence. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  5. ^ "1994年 アルバム年間TOP100" [Oricon Year-end Albums Chart of 1994] (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  6. ^ "1995年 アルバム年間TOP100" [Oricon Year-end Albums Chart of 1995] (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  7. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.