Soul Kiss (Chara album)

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Soul Kiss
Charasoulkiss.jpg
Studio album by Chara
Released September 1, 1992
Recorded 1992
Genre J-pop
R&B
Synthpop
Alternative pop
Length 54:34
Label Sony Music Japan
Chara chronology
Sweet
(1991)Sweet1991
Soul Kiss
(1992)
Violet Blue
(1993)Violet Blue1993
Singles from Soul Kiss
  1. "Ōki na Jishin ga Kitatte"
    Released: July 1, 1992
  2. "Ai no Jibaku Sōchi"
    Released: November 1, 1992

Soul Kiss (ソウル・キス?, Sōru Kisu) is the second studio album by Chara, which was released on September 1, 1992.[1] It debuted at #14 on the Japanese Oricon album charts, and charted in the top 200 for seven weeks.[2] It eventually sold 65,000 copies.

It was preceded by the single debut single Ōki na Jishin ga Kitatte (大きな地震がきたって?, Even If There's a Great Earthquake) in July. A re-cut single, Ai no Jibaku Sōchi (愛の自爆装置?, Love Suicide Bombing Gear), was released two months after the album's release date. It featured rock musician Rolly Teranishi in background vocals. Neither of these singles charted in the Oricon top 100 singles.

In December 1992, Soul Kiss received a Japan Record Award for best rock/pop album from a new artist.[3] In October 1993, the album was awarded the first Ryoichi Hattori Music Festival Album of Excellence Award,[4] created in memory of Hattori, who died in January of that year.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Chara.

CD
No. Title Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Soul Kiss (Prologue)" Chara U-Ske Asada 1:57
2. "Ano Tokei no Shita de (あの時計の下で?, Under That Clock)" Chara, Charles Pierre Charles Pierre 4:24
3. "Ōki na Jishin ga Kitatte (大きな地震がきたって?, Even If There's a Great Earthquake)" Chara U-Ske Asada 5:06
4. "Are wa ne (あれはね?, Is That Right)" Chara David Motion 5:36
5. "No Promise" Chara, Mizuho Hirata U-Ske Asada 5:18
6. "Naze Waratteru no kana? (なぜ笑ってるのかな??, I Wonder Why You're Laughing)" Chara, U-Ske Asada U-Ske Asada 5:26
7. "Ai no Jibaku Sōchi (愛の自爆装置?, Love Suicide Bombing Gear)" Chara, U-Ske Asada U-Ske Asada 4:36
8. "Soul Kiss xxx" Chara U-Ske Asada 5:20
9. "Pain" Chara, U-Ske Asada U-Ske Asada 5:31
10. "Migite o Watashi no Migite no Ue ni Kasanete (右手を私の右手の上に重ねて?, You Put Your Right Hand on Top of Mine)" Chara U-Ske Asada 5:33
11. "Time After Time" Chara David Motion 4:59

Japan Sales Rankings[edit]

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
September 1, 1992 Oricon Daily Albums Chart
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 14 18,900 65,000 7 weeks
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sony Music Online Japan : CHARA : SOUL KISS". Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Soul Kiss/Chara". Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  3. ^ "Chara : バイオグラフィー / BARKS アーティスト". Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  4. ^ "CHARA OFFICIAL HOMEPAGE - Biography". Sony Music. 2008-08-07. Archived from the original on 2000-10-09. Retrieved 2000-11-09.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help), accessed through "Chara Official Homepage". 2000-11-09. Archived from the original on 2000-11-09. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  5. ^ Ryoichi Hattori on Internet Movie Database