Love or Nothing

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Love or Nothing
LoveorNothingCover.jpg
Studio album by Miyuki Nakajima
Released October 21, 1994
Recorded Old AIR Azabu Studio, Burnish Stone, Z'd, Sound Inn, ARC Garret, Andora Studios and A&M Recording Studios
Genre Folk rock, kayokyoku
Length 61:00
Language Japanese
Label Pony Canyon/AARD-VARK, Yamaha Music Communications
Producer Ichizo Seo, Miyuki Nakajima
Miyuki Nakajima chronology
Jidai: Time Goes Around
(1993)Jidai: Time Goes Around1993
Love or Nothing
(1994)
10 Wings
(1995)10 Wings1995

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

Lead-off track of the album is another rendition of "Between the Sky and You" arranged by David Campbell, her biggest hit single which reached number-one on the Japanese Oricon chart. This new recording is used in Ienakiko, the sequel movie of same titled TV drama series which was featured single version of the song.

Love or Nothing debuted at the number-one on the Oricon, and became her last top-charting 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]

Preceded by
Sunadokei by Keiko Utoku
Japanese Oricon Weekly Chart number-one album
October 31, 1994 (one week)
Succeeded by
Pharmacy by Noriyuki Makihara

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.