Love or Nothing

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Love or Nothing
LoveorNothingCover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 21, 1994
RecordedOld AIR Azabu Studio, Burnish Stone, Z'd, Sound Inn, ARC Garret, Andora Studios and A&M Recording Studios
GenreFolk rock, kayokyoku
Length61:00
LanguageJapanese
LabelPony Canyon/AARD-VARK, Yamaha Music Communications
ProducerIchizo Seo, Miyuki Nakajima
Miyuki Nakajima chronology
Jidai: Time Goes Around
(1993)
Love or Nothing
(1994)
10 Wings
(1995)

Love or Nothing is the 22nd studio album by Japanese singer-songwriter Miyuki Nakajima, released in October 1994.

The album produced one of her most successful hit singles “Between the Sky and You", which reached number-one on the Japanese Oricon chart. The song was featured in Ienakiko, the movie sequel movie to a TV drama series of the same title.

The number one success of “Between the Sky and You” led to the album Love or Nothing debuting at number-one on the Oricon chart, becoming her last chart-topping non-compilation album to date. Upon its release, the album gained Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of Japan for shipments of over 400,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Miyuki Nakajima, arranged by Ichizō Seo (except "Between the Sky and You", "Tenbin Bakari" and "Don't Fall Asleep" co-arranged by David Campbell).

  1. "Between the Sky and You (空と君のあいだに, Sora to Kimi no Aida ni)" – 5:00
  2. "Mou Sanbashi ni Akari wa Tomoranai (もう桟橋に灯りは点らない)" – 5:40
  3. "Rosemary Future (バラ色の未来, Bara Iro no Mirai)" – 5:21
  4. "Himawari -Sunward- (ひまわり"Sunward")" – 5:23
  5. "Antenna no Machi (アンテナの街)" – 5:23
  6. "Tenbin Bakari (てんびん秤)" – 4:51
  7. "Ryuusei (流星)" – 6:08
  8. "Yume Dattandane (夢だったんだね)" – 5:43
  9. "Kaze ni Naranaika (風にならないか)" – 4:52
  10. "You Never Need Me" – 8:26
  11. "Don't Fall Asleep (眠らないで, Nemuranaide)" - 4:12

Personnel[edit]

  • Shigeru Suzuki - Electric guitar
  • Nozomi Furukawa - Electric guitar
  • Tsuyoshi Kon - Electric, Electric slide, pedal steel and dobro guitars
  • Chūei Yoshikawa - Nylon guitar
  • Tsugutoshi Gotō - Bass guitar
  • Yasuo Tomikura - Bass guitar
  • Akira Okazawa - Bass guitar
  • Nobuo Kurata - Acoustic Piano, Hammond B3 and keyboards
  • Jun Aoyama - Drums, marching drums
  • Eiji Shimamura - Drums
  • Toshihiko Furumura - Tenor sax
  • Bill Bergman - Tenor sax
  • Don Markese - Baritone sax
  • Dennis Farias - Trumpet
  • Andy Martin - Trombone
  • Jon Clarke - Oboe, tin whistle
  • Julia Waters - Background vocals
  • Maxine Waters - Background vocals
  • Oren Waters - Background vocals
  • EVE - Background vocals
  • Monalisa Young - Background vocals
  • Joseph Powell - Background vocals
  • Suginami Jidou Chorus - Background vocals
  • David Campbell - Strings conductor
  • Joel Derouin - Strings concertmaster
  • Suzie Katayama - String contractor

Production[edit]

  • Producer and Arranger: Ichizo Seo
  • Composer, Writer, Producer and Performer: Miyuki Nakajima
  • Arranger:Nobuo Kurata, David Campbell
  • Engineer: Tad Gotoh, Joe Chiccarelli, Kengo Katoh
  • Mixer: Hiroshi Tokunaga, Tomotaka Takehara, Mike Baumagerther
  • A&R: Yuzo Watanabe, Kohichi Suzuki
  • Assistant: Katsuhisa Oura, Hideki Kodera, Junichi Hohrin, Yuichi Inoue, Mitsuyoshi Kishida, Koh Yamashita, Tomoaki Satoh, Atsushi Matsui, Bino Espinozza, Randy Wine
  • Assistant for Producer: Tomoo Satoh
  • Artist Promotor: Yoshio Kan
  • Disc Promotor: Narihiko Yoshida, Shoko Sone
  • Music Coordinator - Takashi Kimura, Fumio Miyata, Tomoko Takaya, Ruriko Duer, Sam Onoda
  • Photographer and Art Director: Jin Tamura
  • Designer: Hirofumi Arai
  • Costume: Norio Suzuki
  • Hair and Make-up: Noriko Izumisawa
  • Location Coordinator: Tomiki Sugimura
  • Artist Management: Kohji Suzuki
  • Assistant: Maki Nishida
  • Management Desk: Atsuko Hayashi
  • General Management: Takahiro Uno
  • DAD - Genichi Kawakami

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LOVE OR NOTHING/中島みゆき-リリース-ORICON STYLE-ミュージック" [(Highest position and charting weeks for Love or Nothing (Standard Edition) by Miyuki Nakajima)]. oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Original Confidence. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  2. ^ "LOVE OR NOTHING/中島みゆき-リリース-ORICON STYLE-ミュージック" [(Highest position and charting weeks for Love or Nothing (APO-CD) by Miyuki Nakajima)]. oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Original Confidence. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  3. ^ "1994年 アルバム年間TOP100" [Oricon Year-end Albums Chart of 1994] (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-01-01.
  4. ^ "RIAJ > The Record > January 1995 > Certified Awards (November 1994)" (PDF). Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  5. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.