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You were... / Ballad [CD (Type A)+DVD (Type A) / Jacket A]

Ayumi Hamasaki

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Release Date December 29, 2009
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Product Details

Catalog No.AVCD-31799
JAN/ISBN 4988064317998
Product Type CD
Number of Discs 2
Label/DistributorAvex Marketing


Forty-seventh single release from Ayumi Hamasaki including "You were. . .," "Ballad," and "Red Line - for TA -." Limited edition type A includes "You were. . . (Music Box Mix) (subject to change)," "You were. . . (instrumental)" "Ballad (instrumental)," and "Red Line - for TA - (instrumental)" (subject to change). This limited edition includes a bonus DVD with music videos "You were. . ." and "Ballad," and making-of footage of "Red Line - for TA -." *The DVD disc is encoded for region 2 (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and no subtitles are included.

Description in Japanese

You were... / BALLAD [CD (A)+DVD (A)/ジャケットA] / 浜崎あゆみ

浜崎あゆみ 47th SINGLE! 冬を彩る極上バラードを全3形態・両A面でリリース! 「You were...」(映画『ティンカー・ベルと月の石』イメージソング/ TV-CFソング)と「BALLAD」(日中共同制作 NHKドラマ『蒼穹の昴』主題歌)の両A面シングルで、3曲目には書き下ろし新曲「RED LINE ~for TA~」を収録。更に「You were... (Music Box mix) (仮)」「You were... (Original mix -instrumental-)」「BALLAD (Original mix -Instrumental-)」「RED LINE ~for TA~ (Original mix -Instrumental-)」を加えた全3曲7ヴァージョン収録予定。 初回限定盤は、「You were...」(video clip)、「BALLAD」(video clip)、「You were...」(making clip)を収録したDVD付き。 ※3形態 (AVCD-31799、AVCD-31800、AVCD-31801)それぞれ、収録内容は異なります。 ※AVCD-31799とAVCD-31800のDVD収録内容は異なります。

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    DISC 1

    [CD] You were. . . (Original mix)
    [CD] You were... (Original mix)
    [CD] BALLAD (Original mix)
    [CD] BALLAD (Original mix)
    [CD] RED LINE -for TA- (Original mix)
    [CD] RED LINE ~for TA~ (Original mix)
    [CD] You were. . . (Music Box Mix) (subject to change)
    [CD] You were... (Music Box mix)(仮)
    [CD] You were. . . (Original mix -Instrumental-)
    [CD] You were... (Original mix -Instrumental-)
    [CD] BALLAD (Original mix -Instrumental-)
    [CD] BALLAD (Original mix -Instrumental-)
    [CD] RED LINE -for TA- (Original mix -Instrumental-)
    [CD] RED LINE ~for TA~ (Original mix -Instrumental-)

    DISC 2

    [DVD] You were. . . (video clip)
    [DVD] You were... (video clip)
    [DVD] BALLAD (video clip)
    [DVD] BALLAD (video clip)
    [DVD] You were. . . (making clip)
    [DVD] You were... (making clip)

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      Customer Reviews

      Excellent release 5

      A fantastic release! You were... is a very touching song, with beautiful melody and lyrics but BALLAD is in my opinion the superior song. If you enjoyed Days/GREEN and BLUE BIRD you'd be practically guaranteed to like this single. Ayu is at her best in ballads and the remixes of You were... and Sunset are also great listens. The PVs are more interesting than those in NEXT LEVEL as she returns to Takahide Ishii (UNITE!) and Masashi Muto (Depend on YOU, Is this LOVE?, Ladies Night). The PVs feel like a step back to those times when I couldn't wait to see her latest video... RED LINE is a more upbeat song than the two A-sides but features great lyrics written from her heart to her fans. It's a more "summer" song than the others which makes me happy as it's summer here and I don't feel awkward listening to wintery songs when it's 40 degrees C outside!

      Newest Release 5

      Ecellent content from the Queen of Pop!

      Can't Hardly wait! Pre-Release Comment

      OMG! I've been waiting for this since her latest single "sunrise/sunset ~love is all~" was released. I hope her new single will be great!!!! And I have already pre-order this single..:)


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