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Chapter 1 is the debut album of the South Korean pop music group g.o.d. The album was produced by songwriter and JYP Entertainment founder Park Jin-young. The promoted track is "To Mother" (어머님께), which the group sang for their debut televised performance on January 13, 1999.

Chapter 1
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 26, 1999
Genre
Length35:25
LabelEBM, Synnara Records
ProducerPark Jin-young
G.o.d chronology
Chapter 1
(1999)
Chapter 2
(1999)

Track listingEdit

Bold tracks are noted as the promotional tracks of the album.[1]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Intro"  1:06
2."Observation" (관찰; Kwanchal)Park Jin-young[a]Lee Cheol-won3:35
3."Wait for Me" (날 기다려줘; Nal gidaryeojwo)Park[a]Kim Hyung-suk (ko)4:16
4."With Little Men" (작은 남자들과 함께; Jakeun Namjadeulgwa hamgge)Park[a]3:22
5."I for You" (난 너에게; Nan neoege)Park[a]Park[a]3:24
6."To Mother" (어머님께; Eomeonimkke)2Pac and various artists
  • 2Pac and various artists
  • Park Jin-young[b]
4:15
7."So You Can Come Back to Me" (니가 다시 돌아올 수 있도록; Niga dashi doraol su isstolok)Park[a]Bang Si-hyuk[b]4:02
8."Promise" (약속; Yaksok)
  • Ahn Yong-jin
  • Park Jin-young[a]
  • Ahn Yong-jin
  • Park Joon-hyung
  • Danny Ahn
  • Yoon Kye-sang
  • Son Ho-young
  • Kim Tae-woo
3:36
9."Why Do I Again" (왜 또 다시 난; Wae tto dashi nan)Park[a]Joon Lee3:29
10."Bad Girl" (나쁜여자; Nappeun yeoja)Park[a]Park[a]4:12
Total length:35:25
  • ^[a] signifies a producer that has multiple song credits for the album.
  • ^[b] signifies a composer who is also the arranger.

Release and receptionEdit

The album was produced under difficult circumstances as g.o.d's management agency had been affected by the 1997 Asian financial crisis and cut off funding for their trainees. It was eventually released after the group made their official debut performance on television. However, it was not an immediate success as sales figures were comparatively low and the group did not win first place on any music programs.

Two of the most famous songs from the album are "To Mother" and "Observation", the former eventually becoming known as one of the group's most famous hit songs. "Observation" is remembered for its "steering wheel" dance and the scifi-themed music video. The choreography for both songs was referenced in the music video of "Saturday Night" from the group's reunion album Chapter 8.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1집 Chapter 1". Naver Music. Naver. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. ^ "뮤비 탐구 수첩, god '새터데이 나이트(Saturday Night)' 편". 10Asia (Korea Economic Daily) (in Korean). July 11, 2014.

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