Short Stories (Miyuki Nakajima album)

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Short Stories (Tanpenshū)
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Studio album by Miyuki Nakajima
Released November 15, 2000
Recorded CelIo Studios(Los Angeles)
Epicurus Studios(Tokyo)
PARADISE studio KOMAZAWA(Tokyo)
Bunkamura Studio(Tokyo)
Genre Folk rock
Length 54:43
Label Yamaha Music Communications
Producer Ichizo Seo, Miyuki Nakajima
Miyuki Nakajima chronology
Sun: Wings
(1999)

Moon: Wings
(1999)Sun: Wings1999
Short Stories (Tanpenshū)
(2000)
Lullaby for the Soul (Kokoromoriuta)
(2001)Lullaby for the Soul (Kokoromoriuta)2001

Short Stories (短篇集, Tanpenshū) is the 28th studio album by Japanese singer-songwriter Miyuki Nakajima, released in November 2000. The album features commercially successful double A-Side single "Earthly Stars (Unsung Heroes)"/"Headlight, Taillight", which became the number-one hit in later years and sold more than a million copies in Japan alone.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Miyuki Nakajima, arranged by Ichizo Seo (except "Powdery Snow" co-arranged by David Campbell).

  1. "Earthly Stars (Unsung Heroes) (地上の星, Chijou no Hoshi)" – 5:11
  2. "Homecoming (帰省, Kisei)" – 5:17
  3. "I'm Walking Along the Street of Dreams (夢の通り道を僕は歩いている, Yume no Tōrimichi wo Boku wa Aruiteiru)" – 4:35
  4. "Regret (後悔, Koukai)" – 6:15
  5. "Merry-Go-Round" – 5:54
  6. "The Angel's Stairway (天使の階段, Tenshi no Kaidan)" – 4:24
  7. "Passing Summer (過ぎゆく夏, Sugiyuku Natsu)" – 3:43
  8. "Marriage (結婚, Kekkon)" – 2:32
  9. "Powdery Snow (粉雪は忘れ薬, Konayuki wa Wasuregusuri)" – 6:32
  10. "Tell Me, Sister" – 5:23
  11. "Headlight, Taillight (ヘッドライト・テールライト, Heddoraito Teruraito)" – 4:57

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

Backing vocalists[edit]

  • Fumikazu Miyashita - backing and harmony vocals
  • Yasuhiro Kido - backing vocals
  • Katsumi Maeda - backing vocals
  • Toshiro Kirigaya - backing vocals
  • Etsuro Wakakonai - backing vocals
  • Julia Waters - backing vocals
  • Maxine Waters - backing vocals
  • Carmen Twillie - backing vocals
  • Monalisa Young - backing vocals
  • Clydene Jackson Edwards - backing vocals
  • Oren Waters - backing vocals
  • Luther Waters - backing vocals
  • Johnny Britt - backing vocals
  • Joseph Powell - backing vocals
  • Terry Young - backing vocals
  • Rick Logan - backing vocals
  • Randy Crenshaw - backing vocals
  • John Batdorf - backing vocals

Additional personnel[edit]

  • David Campbell - strings arrangement, conducting
  • Suzie Katayama - conducting
  • Masatsugu Shinozaki - violin, concertmaster
  • Joel Derouin - violin, concertmaster
  • Bruce Dukov - violin
  • Mario De Leon - violin
  • Armen Garabedian - violin
  • Berj Garabedian - violin
  • Endre Grant - violin
  • Peter Kent - violin
  • Rachel Purkin - violin
  • Michele Richards - violin
  • John Wittenberg - violin
  • Charlie Bisharat - violin
  • Brian Leonard - violin
  • Robert Peterson - violin
  • Haim Shtrim - violin
  • Kiyo Kido - violin
  • Jun Yamamoto - violin
  • Yumiko Hirose - violin
  • Osamu Inou - violin
  • Kei Shinozaki - violin
  • Yu Sugino - violin
  • Naoyuki Takahashi - violin
  • Kathrine Cash - violin
  • Tsunehiro Shigyo - violin
  • Keiko Nakamura - violin
  • Machia Saito - violin
  • Crusher Kimura - violin
  • Takashi Kato - violin
  • Masayoshi Fujiyama - violin
  • Hitoshi Imano - violin
  • Yukikane Murata - violin
  • Jun Takeuchi - violin
  • Akihiko Suzuki - violin
  • Takayuki Oshigane - violin
  • Akiko Kato - violin
  • Hiroki Muto - violin
  • Masako Mabuchi - viola
  • Yuji Yamada - viola
  • Gentaro Sakaguchi - viola
  • Denyse Buffum - viola
  • Matthew Funes - viola
  • Janet Lakatos - viola
  • Karie Prescott - viola
  • Joshin Toyama - viola
  • Gentaro Sakaguchi - viola
  • Kaori Naruse - viola
  • Masaharu Karita - cello
  • Tomoya Kikuchi - cello
  • Hiroki Kashiwagi - cello
  • Yoshihiko Maeda - cello
  • Masahiro Tanaka - cello
  • Susumu Miyake - cello
  • Steve Richards - cello
  • Daniel Smith - cello
  • Rudolph Stein - cello
  • Paula Hoochatter - cello
  • Don Markese - tin whitsle, recorder

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position Sales
2000-03 Japanese Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 7[1] 188,000+

Single[edit]

Year Country Song(s) Chart Position Weeks Sales
2000-03 Japan "Earthly Stars (Unsung Heroes)"
"Headlight, Taillight"
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart (top 100) 1 183[2] 1.1 million+[3]
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart (top 200) 202[3]

References[edit]