From the Icy Reaches

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From the Icy Reaches
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 16, 2011
GenreFolk rock
Length58:48
LanguageJapanese
LabelYamaha Music Communications
ProducerIchizō Seo, Miyuki Nakajima
Miyuki Nakajima chronology
Midnight Zoo
(2010)
From the Icy Reaches
(2011)
Night-light
(2012)
Singles from From the Icy Reaches
  1. "From the Icy Reaches"/"Tapir"
    Released: October 26, 2011

From the Icy Reaches (荒野より, Kōya Yori) is the 38th studio album by Japanese singer-songwriter Miyuki Nakajima, released in November 2011.

The first two tracks on From the Icy Reaches were released as a lead single in October 2011. The title track was featured in the blockbuster TV drama Nankyoku Tairiku starring Takuya Kimura and aired on TBS.[1] Over a half of the song appeared on the album were written for her musical Yakai Vol.17 2/2 played from November to December 2011 —"Wagtail", "He, I, and the Other", "Really Crazy About You", "Give and Take", "Wanderer Comeback to Me" and "Homecoming Crowd".

The album debuted at #4 on the Japanese Oricon Weekly chart, one rank higher than its predecessor Midnight Zoo released in 2010.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Miyuki Nakajima, arranged by Ichizō Seo (except M5 co-arranged by Shingo Kobayashi, and M7 co-arranged by Satoshi Nakamura)

  1. "From the Icy Reaches (荒野より, Kōya Yori)" – 5:42
  2. "Tapir (バクです, Baku Desu)" – 5:24
  3. "Ba-Na-Na" – 4:27
  4. "I'll Go to Wherever (あばうとに行きます, Abauto ni Ikimasu)" - 4:30
  5. "Wagtail (鶺鴒, Sekirei)" – 5:15
  6. "He, I, and the Other (彼と私と、もう1人, Kare to Watashi to, Mō Hitori)" – 5:25
  7. "Really Crazy About You (ばりほれとんぜ, Bari Horetonze)" – 4:05
  8. "Give and Take (ギヴ・アンド・テイク)" – 5:42
  9. "Wanderer, Come Back to Me (旅人よ我に帰れ, Tabibito yo Ware ni Kaere)" – 6:34
  10. "Homecoming Crowd (帰郷群, Kikyōgun)" – 5:37
  11. "Running on Love (, )" – 6:07

Personnel[edit]

  • Miyuki Nakajima - Vocals
  • Vinnie Colaiuta - Drums
  • Neil Stubenhaus - Electric bass
  • Michael Thompson - Electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Nozomi Furukawa - Electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Doug Livingston - Pedal steel guitar
  • Jon Gilutin - Acoustic piano, electric piano, keyboards, hammond organ
  • Jia Peng Fang - Erhu
  • Shingo Kobayashi - Acoustic piano, keyboards, synth programming
  • Satoshi Nakamura - Saxophone
  • Taro Shizuoka - Trombone
  • Shuichiro Terao - Trumpet
  • Ittetsu Gen - Violin
  • Maki Nagata - Violin
  • Koji Ohtake - Violin
  • Kaoru Kuroki - Violin
  • Kenta Kuroki - Violin
  • Yoshiko Kaneko - Violin
  • Takuya Mori - Violin
  • Yuko Kajitani - Violin
  • Yayoi Fujita - Violin
  • Shiori Takeda - Violin
  • Ayako Himata - Violin
  • Shoko Miki - Viola
  • Daisuke Kadowaki - Viola
  • Kaori Morita - Cello
  • Toshiyuki Muranaka - Cello
  • Tomoki Iwanaga - Cello
  • Fumikazu Miyashita - Background vocals
  • Ichizo Seo - Background vocals
  • Yuiko Tsubokura - Background vocals
  • Yasuhiro Kido - Background vocals
  • Kazuyo Sugimoto - Background vocals
  • Misa Nakayama - Background vocals
  • Naoki Takao - Background vocals
  • Julia Waters - Background vocals
  • Maxine Waters - Background vocals
  • Oren Waters - Background vocals
  • Luther N. Waters - Background vocals
  • Terry Wood - Background vocals
  • Terry Young - Background vocals

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Position
Japanese Oricon Weekly Albums Chart (top 300)[3] 4

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog number
Japan October 13, 2010 Yamaha Music Communications CD YCCW-10160

References[edit]

  1. ^ 中島みゆきの新曲“荒野より”が、キムタク主演ドラマ「南極大陸」主題歌に "Miyuki Nakajima's new song to be featured as the theme for the TV drama Nankyoku Tairiku starring Kimutaku" Check |url= value (help). tower.jp (in Japanese). Tower Records Online. 2011-09-02. Retrieved 2011-11-27.
  2. ^ オリコンCDランキング 11月28日付け "Oricon Albums and Singles Charts - November 28, 2011" Check |url= value (help). sponichi.co.jp (in Japanese). Sports Nippon. Retrieved 2011-11-27.
  3. ^ 中島みゆき-リリース-ORICON STYLE-ミュージック "Highest position and charting weeks of From the Icy Reaches by Miyuki Nakajima" Check |url= value (help). oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Oricon Style. Retrieved 2011-11-27.

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