Adult (大人(アダルト)), a.k.a. Otona is the second studio album by Japanese alternative rock band Tokyo Jihen, released on January 25, 2006 in Japan through Toshiba EMI/ Virgin Music. The album was produced by the band and Japanese recording engineer Uni Inoue. The album reached number one on the Oricon Weekly Album Chart on February 6, 2006.[1]

Adult
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 25, 2006 (2006-01-25)
Recorded2005-2006
StudioToshiba EMI 3 st, Studio Terra, Kroneko Studio, Crescent Studio
Genre
Length44:19
Label
ProducerUni Inoue, Tokyo Jihen
Tokyo Jihen chronology
Kyōiku
(2004)
Adult
(2006)
Variety
(2007)
Singles from Adult
  1. "Shuraba"
    Released: November 2, 2005

BackgroundEdit

Adult marked the debut for guitarist Ukigumo and keyboardist Ichiyō Izawa, who joined Tokyo Jihen after the departure of previous members Mikio Hirama and H Zett M (Masayuki Hiizumi). Ringo Sheena, Ichiyō Izawa and Ukigumo played a key role in this album and arranged songs while arguing. About Shuraba, Sheena arranged the single version mainly, but, obeying Sheena’s wishes of not wanting to record the single version on the album as it is, Sheena, Izawa and Ukigumo re-arranged it based on the latter's proposal.

In 2008, "Keshō Naoshi" was covered in Portuguese by Kaori Hayato on her first album Pluma, and in concert by Kiyoshi Hasegawa, the recording of which was featured on his 40th anniversary album 40nen. Mada Kore ga Best de wa Nai..

Track listingEdit

Credits adapted from Ringo Sheena's website.[2]

All lyrics are written by Sheena; all music is composed by Sheena and arranged by Tokyo Jihen, except where noted.

Standard Pour femme edition
No.TitleMusicArranger(s)Length
1."A Secret" (秘密 Himitsu) Ichiyō Izawa3:52
2."Active Fighting" (喧嘩上等 Kenka Jōtō)  2:22
3."Powder Up My Mind" (化粧直し Keshō Naoshi)  5:03
4."Super Star" (スーパースター Sūpāsutā)Seiji Kameda 4:29
5."The Rat's-nest" (adult version; 修羅場 Shuraba)  4:42
6."Niigata" (雪国 Yukiguni)  4:19
7."The Kabuki" (歌舞伎 Kabuki)  1:59
8."Black Out" (ブラックアウト Burakkuauto)  4:06
9."Don't Cry My Child" (黄昏泣き Tasogare Naki)  3:28
10."Invisible Man" (透明人間 Tōmei Ningen)Kameda 4:30
11."A Mail" (手紙 Tegami)IzawaSheena5:24

PersonnelEdit

Charts and certificationsEdit

Release historyEdit

Country Release date
Japan January 25, 2006 (2006-01-25)
Taiwan February 14, 2006 (2006-02-14)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/rankmusic/10743/ Retrieved on November 12, 2007.(in Japanese)
  2. ^ 大人. website (in Japanese). kronekodow. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
  3. ^ "Oricon 2006年01月23日~2006年01月29日のCDアルバム週間ランキング". website (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
  4. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2006年1月 (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2012-05-28.

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