Farewell (Tomiko Van album)

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Farewell albumCD.jpg
Studio album by Tomiko Van
Released March 29, 2006
Recorded 2005, 2006
Genre J-pop, Jazz
Length 50:43
Label Avex Trax
Producer Ryuhei Chiba & Masato "max" Matsuura
Tomiko Van chronology
Voice: Cover You With Love
Farewell CD edition
TomikoVan FarewellCD+DVD.jpg

Farewell is Tomiko Van's first original studio album under the Avex Trax label. The album was released on March 29, 2006 with no singles released before it.


Farewell is the debut album by Japanese singer Tomiko Van as a solo artist. It was released in Japan as both CD and CD+DVD versions, with drastic differences on the covers between the two of them. This album is the first production released by Van after the disband of Do As Infinity.

For unclear reasons, the album did not have promotional singles before its release for helping sales. A few of the songs on the album have already appeared on various soundtracks, which might have been one of the reasons they cut straight into the release of the debut album. Only airplay of two of the music videos made for promotion, the jazz tune "Hold Me..." and ballad "Farewell". Both promotional videos were included on the DVD from the CD+DVD version of the album.

With this album, Van gave a totally different step on her music, really different compared to old works with band Do As Infinity; all the songs from this album are mainly ballads or soft tunes, with some guitars included in some of the tracks. Also, Van got more into jazz in some of the songs. A cover of the theme song from the Disney classic movie Cinderella, A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, originally first included on the Japanese release of the special edition of the DVD OST release, was also included as a bonus track.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "farewell" – 4:06
  2. "morning glory" – 4:37
  3. "Urara." (うらら。?, Ooh La La.) – 4:03
  4. "Essence" – 4:26
  5. "horoscope" – 6:14
  6. "complacence" – 4:09
  7. "Nue no Naku Yoru" (鵺の鳴く夜?, Night When the Nue Howled) – 3:59
  8. "HOLY PLANET" – 5:13
  9. "Before Sunset"" – 5:35
  10. "Hold Me..." – 4:54
  11. "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (Bonus Track) – 3:19


  1. "farewell"
  2. "Hold Me..."



  • Art Direction & Design - Toshiaki Uchikoshi (King Cay Lab.)
  • Photographer - Kaori Suzuki
  • Stylist - Kyohei Ogawa
  • Hair & Make-up - Hirokazu Niwa (maroon brand)


Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
March 29, 2006 Oricon Daily Albums Chart #5
March 29, 2006 Oricon Weekly Albums Chart #6 23,413 36,590+ 10 weeks
March 29, 2006 Oricon Yearly Albums Chart
Taiwan J-Pop Chart
Week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07

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