Voice of Earth

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Voice of Earth
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CD cover
Studio album by alan
Released March 4, 2009 (2009-03-04)
Recorded 2007-2009
Genre Alternative rock, pop
Length 70:57
Label Avex Trax
Producer Masato Matsuura (Executive producer), Kazuhito Kikuchi
alan chronology
Voice of Earth (2009) My Life
(2009)My Life2009
Alternative cover
CD+DVD Cover
CD+DVD Cover
Singles from Voice of Earth
  1. "Ashita e no Sanka"
    Released: November 21, 2007
  2. "Hitotsu"
    Released: March 5, 2008
  3. "Natsukashii Mirai: Longing Future"
    Released: July 2, 2008
  4. "Sora Uta"
    Released: August 13, 2008
  5. "Kaze no Tegami"
    Released: September 10, 2008
  6. "Red Cliff: Shin-Sen"
    Released: October 15, 2008
  7. "Megumi no Ame"
    Released: November 12, 2008
  8. "Gunjō no Tani"
    Released: February 4, 2009

Voice of Earth is Chinese singer Alan's debut Japanese-language album released by Avex Trax. The album contains the eight singles alan has released from 2007 to 2009. The album was released on March 4, 2009 in Japan.

Promotion[edit]

"Natsukashii Mirai (Longing Future)" was used as the theme song for NHK special, Save the Future, for World Environment Day.[1] Her sixth single "Red Cliff: Shin-Sen" was used to as the theme song for the movie Red Cliff.[2] An alternate version of the song was used to promote the Japanese re-release of PlayStation 2 game Dynasty Warriors 6.[3] The song "Liberty", is being used as the theme song for Japanese drama, Hikon Dōmei (非婚同盟, lit. Non-Marriage Alliance), which aired on Tokai TV.[4] The song "Tsuki ga Watashi" was used in the commercials for the pachinko chain Minho Group.[5] "Gunjō no Tani" is being used as the ending theme song for Japanese information program, Miyaneya (情報ライブ ミヤネ屋, lit. Live Miyaneya Store Information), which airs on Yomiuri TV.[6]

If the customer ordered Voice of Earth via Tower Records, they would have received a special separate CD that contained a new version of Red Cliff: Shin Sen. This was titled as "Red Cliff: Shin Sen (Modern Rock Version)".[7]

Track list[edit]

CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Tennyo: interlude (天女 ~interlude~, Celestial Maiden: interlude)[note 1]"   Kazuhito Kikuchi & Tatsugoo Kazuhito Kikuchi & Tatsugoo 3:10
2. "Ashita e no Sanka" Shinji Nojima Kazuhito Kikuchi Yūta Nakano 5:04
3. "Sora Uta" Yūho Iwasato Kazuhito Kikuchi Yūta Nakano 4:19
4. "Natsukashii Mirai: Longing Future" Taeko Onuki Kazuhito Kikuchi Yūta Nakano 5:41
5. "Hitotsu" Yumi Yoshimoto Kazuhito Kikuchi Yūta Nakano 5:07
6. "Kaze no Tegami" Yūho Iwasato Kazuhito Kikuchi Yūta Nakano 5:00
7. "Brave" Yumi Kawanabe Kazuhito Kikuchi h-wonder 4:27
8. "Yume no Garden (夢のガーデン, Dream Garden)" alan, Yumi Kawanabe Kazuhito Kikuchi ats- 5:41
9. "Gunjō no Tani" Cocco Cocco tasuku 5:05
10. "My Friend" kenko-p Kazuhito Kikuchi tasuku 4:24
11. "Liberty" Yūho Iwasato Kazuhito Kikuchi SHiNTA 4:49
12. "Tsuki ga Watashi (月がわたし, I Am the Moon)" Kazuhito Kikuchi Kazuhito Kikuchi ats- 4:35
13. "Red Cliff: Shin-Sen" Goro Matsui Taro Iwashiro Yūta Nakano 5:57
14. "Megumi no Ame" Toko Furūchi Kazuhito Kikuchi Yūta Nakano 5:13
15. "Together[note 2]" Miki Matsui Alan Dawa Dolma Yūta Nakano 4:27
Total length: 70:57
Tower Records Exclusive Bonus CD
No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Red Cliff: Shin-Sen (Modern Rock Version)" Goro Matsui 5:23
Total length: 5:23
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Intro"  
2. "Ashita e no Sanka"  
3. "Hitotsu"  
4. "Natsukashii Mirai: Longing Future"  
5. "Sora Uta"  
6. "Kaze no Tegami"  
7. "Red Cliff: Shin-Sen"  
8. "Megumi no Ame"  
9. "Gunjō no Tani"  
10. "Choir (Natsukashii Mirai: Longing Future)"  
11. "Together"  
12. "Outro Gunjō no Tani Making Video"  

Charts[edit]

Japan[edit]

Chart Peak Position Sales Total Chart Run
Oricon Daily Chart 10 10+ weeks
Oricon Weekly Chart 15 23,568[8]
Oricon Yearly Chart

Taiwan[edit]

Chart Peak Position Peak Sale Percentage
G-Music Jpop/Kpop Chart[9] 5 3.91%
Five Music Jpop/Kpop Chart[10] 2 7.6%

Release history[edit]

Date Country
March 4, 2009 Japan
March 13, 2009 Taiwan

Staff and personnel[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sung in Tibetan.
  2. ^ Bonus track found only on first press.

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