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A BEST 2 -BLACK- / Ayumi Hamasaki

A BEST 2 –BLACK- / 浜崎あゆみ

Credits

Vocals / Ayumi Hamasaki /
Words / Ayumi Hamasaki /
Music / CREA, D·A·I, Tomoya Kinoshita / , BOUNCEBACK, Tetsuya Yukumi / , Kazuhito Kikuchi / , Miki Watanabe /
Arrangement / Naoto Suzuki / , CMJK, HΛL, HIKARI, Junichi Matsuda / , tasuku, CHOKKAKU, Yuta Nakano / , KZB
Strings Arrangement / Naoto Takahashi / , Yuta Nakano /
Programming / Takahiro Iida / , CMJK, HΛL, HIKARI, tasuku, CHOKKAKU, Yuta Nakano / , KZB
Additional Programming / Mayuko Maruyama /
Guitar / Naoki Hayashibe / , CMJK, HΛL, HIKARI, Takehito Shimizu / , tasuku, CHOKKAKU, Kazuhito Kikuchi /
Keyboards / Naoto Suzuki / , CHOKKAKU
Drums / Shojiro Konishi / , Tom Tamada / , Nobuo Eguchi /
Additional Guitar / Shigekazu Aida /
Bass / Chiharu Mikuzuki /
Piano / Yuta Saito / , Shingo Kobayashi /
Strings / Gen Ittetsu Strings /
Additional Background Vocal / Junko Hirotani / , Yoko Yamazaki / , Kaori Nishina / , D·A·I chorus family
Additional Background Vocal Arrangement / Shingo Kobayashi /
Mixed by / Noriki Inada / , Koji Morimoto / , Yasuo Matsumoto / , Shojiro Watanabe / , Satoshi Kumasaka /
Produced by / max matsuura
Mastered by / Brian "Big Bass" Gardner
Mastered at / Bernie Grundman Mastering Hollywood, CA
A&R / Kentaro Furusawa (avex trax)
A&R Direction / Hidetomo Yoneda (avex trax)
Artist Management / Kouji Hashimoto (avex entertainment inc.), Tadashi Urakami (avex entertainment inc.)
Artist Brand Management / Hideki Endo (avex entertainment inc.)
Visual Producer / Kiyoshi 'Utsumizm' Utsumi (avex group)
Making Off-shot Producer / Kazuki 'Mr' Okabe (avex entertainment inc.)
Media Promotion / Takeshi Mori (avex entertainment inc.), All Media Division Promotion Room Staff (avex entertainment inc.)
Media Promotion Supervisor / Akira Akutsu (avex entertainment inc.)
Sales Promotion / Jun Yogi (avex marketing communications inc.), Taishi Nomura (avex marketing communications inc.), All AMC Staff (avex marketing communications inc.)
DVD Authoring / Yohei Sato (avex network inc.)
Contents Coordination / Shunsuke Abe (avex network inc.)
Web Designer / Yukiko Ito (avex network inc.)
A&R Desk / Miki Endo (avex entertainment inc.)
A&R Supervisor / Hiroshi Ishimori (avex trax), Takashi Okuda (avex trax)
A&R Executive Supervisor / Jun Harada (avex trax)
Advisory Producers / Motohiro Abe (avex entertainment inc.), Yoshihisa Nagata (avex live creative inc.)
General Producers / Shinji Hayashi / (avex group), Takashi Araki (avex group), Ryuhei Chiba / (avex group)
Art Direction / Shinichi Hara /
Design / Shinichi Hara /
Art Design / Tomokazu Suzuki (momoya)
Creative Coordination / Naoki Ueda (avex marketing communications inc.)
CG Treatment / Makoto Harikae (amana), Hiroko Tanaka (amana), Hiroki Yura (amana)
Quality Control / Shuichi Takahashi (avex marketing communications inc.), Toshiyuki Suzuki (avex marketing communications inc.)
Photographer / Kazuyoshi Shimomura (AVGVST)
Assistant Photographer / Satoko Mitomi
Stylist / Kei 'Okei' Ito (ab fab)
Costume Creator / Akira Noda (Workaholik)
Nail Artist / Kanako 'Bancho' Miura / (Three Peace)
Assistant Nail Artist / Shingo 'Minazo' Sano
Hair / Mika Momose (ISM)
Assistant Hair / So 'Otochan' Tsuchie (ISM)
Make Up / Jin 'Gori' Kiyota (Rond.)
Assistant Make Up / Shoichi 'Sho' Nakamura
Stand In / Takami 'Poroko' Desaki
Support / Keizo Kuroda (Three Peace), Kazuhisa Kurumizawa (Three Peace), Kazuyoshi Takahashi (ZACC), Satomi Masubuchi (ZACC), Kayoko Kishishita (ZACC), Hiroyuki Kuramoto (ZACC), Takehide Fumimori (Office Lift), Miki Kakinuma (Office Lift), Koji Matsumoto (Office Lift), Stanley Izumi Kim (Office Lift), Luis Hernández (Office Lift), Ward Sexton (Office Lift), Katsutaka 'Numacchi' Numakura (Office Lift), Jun Yoshida (ISM)
Special Thanks / Junichi 'nonchan' Kamitoku, Mikajohn, Tetsuya 'Hige' Hirakawa, Natsuki, Furu, Yossy, Ryuji, Naokun, Yusuke, Kotaro, Turico, Tomomi, Kyoko, Ai, ryo, Keiko, Jun, Kumako, Keiichi, my family & my honey, all of you who participated this album...and you♥

Tracklist

Disc 1 (CD) [AVCD-23263] Vocal

01 Dearest 5:35
02 CAROLS 5:31
03 No way to say 4:43
04 HANABI 4:56
05 walking proud 5:16
06 Free & Easy 5:00
07 Endless sorrow 5:29
08 Because of You 5:23
09 About You 4:01
10 GAME 4:15
11 is this LOVE? 4:55
12 HANABI ~episode II~ 4:57
13 NEVER EVER 4:44
14 HEAVEN 4:21
15 part of Me 4:29
16 Memorial Address ~take 2 version~ <secret track> 3:50
Disc length 77:25
Disc 2 (DVD) [AVCD-23263B] Video

01 Dearest
02 CAROLS
03 No way to say
04 walking proud
05 Free & Easy
06 Endless sorrow
07 Because of You
08 About You
09 GAME
10 is this LOVE?
11 HANABI ~episode II~
12 NEVER EVER <promotional clip>
13 HEAVEN
14 part of Me
15 H <TV-CM>
 
Disc 3 (DVD) [AVCD-23263C] Live Event

01 Documentary Film of COUNTDOWN LIVE 2006-2007
 

  Total tracks 32   Total length 1:17:25

Notes

First DVD are the music clips of the album songs.
Second DVD is a Behind the Scenes documentary which chronicles her concert Best of Countdown Live 2006-2007.

Track 01: TV Anime “Inuyasha” 3rd Ending Theme
Words by Ayumi Hamasaki
Music by CREA, D·A·I
Arrangement & Keyboards by Naoto Suzuki
Programming: Takahiro Iida
Guitar: Naoki Hayashibe
Additional B.G. Vocal: Junko Hirotani
Mixed by Noriki Inada

Track 02
Words by Ayumi Hamasaki
Music by Tomoya Kinoshita
Arrangement, Programming & Guitar by CMJK
Drums: Shojiro Konishi
Additional Guitar: Shigekazu Aida
Bass: Chiharu Mikuzuki
Piano: Yuta Saito
Strings: Gen Ittetsu Strings
Mixed by Koji Morimoto

Track 03
Words by Ayumi Hamasaki
Music by BOUNCEBACK
Arrangement, Programming & Guitar by HΛL
Additional B.G. Vocal: Yoko Yamazaki
Mixed by Koji Morimoto

Track 04
Words by Ayumi Hamasaki
Music by CREA, D·A·I
Arrangement, Programming & Guitar by CMJK
Additional B.G. Vocal: Junko Hirotani
Mixed by Yasuo Matsumoto

Track 05
Words by Ayumi Hamasaki
Music by Tetsuya Yukumi
Arrangement, Programming & Guitar by HIKARI
Additional B.G. Vocal: Junko Hirotani
Mixed by Koji Morimoto

Track 06
Words by Ayumi Hamasaki
Music by CREA, D·A·I
Arrangement & Programming by HΛL
Guitar: Takehito Shimizu
Mixed by Yasuo Matsumoto

Track 07
Words by Ayumi Hamasaki
Music by CREA
Arrangement by CMJK, Junichi Matsuda
Strings Arrangement: Naoto Takahashi
Mixed by Koji Morimoto

Track 08
Words by Ayumi Hamasaki
Music by BOUNCEBACK
Arrangement, Programming & Guitar by HΛL
Additional B.G. Vocal: Kaori Nishina
Mixed by Koji Morimoto

Track 09
Words by Ayumi Hamasaki
Music by Kazuhito Kikuchi
Arrangement, Programming & Guitar by tasuku
Drums: Tom Tamada
Mixed by Shojiro Watanabe

Track 10
Words by Ayumi Hamasaki
Music by BOUNCEBACK
Arrangement, Programming & Guitar by HΛL
Additional Programming: Mayuko Maruyama
Mixed by Koji Morimoto

Track 11
Words by Ayumi Hamasaki
Music by Miki Watanabe
Arrangement, Programming & Guitar by HΛL
Drums: Nobuo Eguchi
Additional B.G. Vocal Arrangement: Shingo Kobayashi
Mixed by Koji Morimoto

Track 12
Words by Ayumi Hamasaki
Music by CREA, D·A·I
Arrangement, Programming & Guitar by tasuku
Additional B.G. Vocal: D·A·I chorus family
Mixed by Satoshi Kumasaka

Track 13
Words by Ayumi Hamasaki
Music by CREA
Arrangement, Programming, Guitar & Keyboards by CHOKKAKU
Mixed by Koji Morimoto

Track 14
Words by Ayumi Hamasaki
Music & Guitar by Kazuhito Kikuchi
Arrangement & Programming by Yuta Nakano & KZB
Piano & Additional B.G. Vocal Arrangement: Shingo Kobayashi
Strings Arrangement: Yuta Nakano
Strings: Gen Ittetsu Strings
Additional B.G. Vocal: Junko Hirotani, Kaori Nishina
Mixed by Koji Morimoto

Track 15
Words by Ayumi Hamasaki
Music by Tetsuya Yukumi
Arrangement & Programming by HΛL
Additional Programming: Mayuko Maruyama
Drums: Nobuo Eguchi
Guitar: Takehito Shimizu
Strings: Gen Ittetsu Strings
Mixed by Koji Morimoto


Produced by max matsuura
Mastered by Brian “Big Bass” Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA

A&R: Kentaro Furusawa (avex trax)
A&R Direction: Hidetomo Yoneda (avex trax)

Artist Management: Kouji Hashimoto, Tadashi Urakami (avex entertainment inc.)
Artist Brand Management: Hideki Endo (avex entertainment inc.)

Visual Producer: Kiyoshi 'Utsumizm' Utsumi (avex group)
Making Off-shot Producer: Kazuki 'Mr' Okabe (avex entertainment inc.)
Media Promotion: Takeshi Mori & All Media Division Promotion Room Staff (avex entertainment inc.)
Media Promotion Supervisor: Akira Akutsu (avex entertainment inc.)
Sales Promotion: Jun Yogi, Taishi Nomura & All AMC Staff (avex marketing communications inc.)
DVD Authoring: Yohei Sato (avex network inc.)
Contents Coordination: Shunsuke Abe (avex network inc.)
Web Designer: Yukiko Ito (avex network inc.)
A&R Desk: Miki Endo (avex entertainment inc.)
A&R Supervisor: Hiroshi Ishimori, Takashi Okuda (avex trax)
A&R Executive Supervisor: Jun Harada (avex trax)

Advisory Producers: Motohiro Abe (avex entertainment inc.), Yoshihisa Nagata (avex live creative inc.)
General Producers: Shinji Hayashi, Takashi Araki, Ryuhei Chiba (avex group)

Art Direction & Design: Shinichi Hara
Art Design: Tomokazu Suzuki (momoya)
Creative Coordination: Naoki Ueda (avex marketing communications inc.)
CG Treatment: Makoto Harikae, Hiroko Tanaka, Hiroki Yura (amana)
Quality Control: Shuichi Takahashi, Toshiyuki Suzuki (avex marketing communications inc.)

Photographer: Kazuyoshi Shimomura (AVGVST)
Assistant Photographer: Satoko Mitomi
Stylist: Kei 'Okei' Ito (ab fab)
Costume creator: Akira Noda (Workaholik)
Nail Artist: Kanako 'Bancho' Miura (Three Peace)
Assistant Nail Artist: Shingo 'Minazo' Sano
Hair: Mika Momose (ISM)
Assistant Hair: So 'Otochan' Tsuchie (ISM)
Make Up: Jin 'Gori' Kiyota (Rond.)
Assistant Make Up: Shoichi 'Sho' Nakamura
Stand In: Takami 'Poroko' Desaki

Support:
Keizo Kuroda, Kazuhisa Kurumizawa (Three Peace), Kazuyoshi Takahashi, Satomi Masubuchi, Kayoko Kishishita, Hiroyuki Kuramoto (ZACC), Takehide Fumimori, Miki Kakinuma, Koji Matsumoto, Stanley Izumi Kim, Luis Hernández, Ward Sexton, Katsutaka 'Numacchi' Numakura (Office Lift), Jun Yoshida (ISM)

Special Thanks:
Junichi 'nonchan' Kamitoku, Mikajohn, Tetsuya 'Hige' Hirakawa, Natsuki, Furu, Yossy, Ryuji, Naokun, Yusuke, Kotaro, Turico, Tomomi, Kyoko, Ai, ryo, Keiko, Jun, Kumako, Keiichi, my family & my honey, all of you who participated this album...and you♥

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