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The Digitalian

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The Digitalian
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 22, 2014 (2014-10-22)
Recorded2013-2014
GenrePop, R&B
Length72:30
LanguageJapanese, English
LabelJ Storm
ProducerJulie K.
Arashi chronology
Love
(2013)
The Digitalian
(2014)
Japonism
(2015)
Singles from The Digitalian
  1. "Bittersweet"
    Released: February 12, 2014
  2. "Guts!"
    Released: April 30, 2014
  3. "Daremo Shiranai"
    Released: May 28, 2014

The Digitalian (stylized as THE DIGITALIAN) is the thirteenth studio album of the Japanese boy band Arashi. The album was released on October 22, 2014 under their record label J Storm in two editions: a first press/limited edition and a regular edition. The regular edition comes with a 32-page photo lyrics booklet, while the limited edition comes with a 60-page photo lyrics booklet and a bonus DVD with a music video and making-of for "Zero-G".[1] The album sold over 660,000 copies in its first week[2] and became the third best selling album of 2014 in Japan.[3] With more than 780,000 units sold, the album was certified for Triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).[4]

Album information

The first press edition contains a CD with sixteen tracks and the regular edition contains a CD with seventeen tracks. The first press edition comes with a 60-page photo lyrics booklet and a bonus DVD with the music video and making of for "Zero-G", while the regular edition comes with a 32-page lyrics booklet and a bonus track. The album jacket cover for both versions are also different.

Songs

"The Digitalian" includes three of the group's previously released singles: "Bittersweet", "Guts!", and "Daremo Shiranai". This album also includes nine new songs plus five of each member's solo songs.

Three tracks of this album were used as the theme song for dramas starred by the Arashi members. These songs are "Bittersweet", "Guts!", and "Daremo Shiranai", used in dramas Shitsuren Chocolatier,[5] Yowakutemo Katemasu,[6] and Shinigami-kun,[7] respectively.

Promotion

To support their new album, Arashi performed a live tour, Arashi Live Tour 2014 The Digitalian, performing at all the major dome stadiums in Japan. They had 18 performances beginning on November 14 at the Fukuoka Dome, followed by Kyocera Osaka Dome on November 27, Nagoya Dome on December 5, Sapporo Dome on December 12, and Tokyo Dome on December 19, 2014.[8]

Track listing

No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Zero-G"
  • Shōta Kajigaya
  • Eltvo
Takuya HaradaTomoki Ishizuka3:57
2."Wonderful"
  • ASIL
  • Masa Fujise
  • John World
  • Squaref
  • James Winchester
  • Peter Boyes
  • Christopher Wortley
Slice of Life3:41
3."Tell Me Why"
A.K.Janeway4:30
4."Asterisk"
  • 100+
  • Sakurai
100+100+4:36
5."Imaging Crazy" (Satoshi Ohno solo)
  • Curly
  • Furuha
  • Dyce Taylor
  • Jin Choi
Choi3:42
6."Guts!"
  • Eltvo
  • s-Tnk
SakraIshizuka4:55
7."Disco Star" (Masaki Aiba solo)Youth CaseYasushi WatanabeA.K.Janeway3:53
8."Daremo Shiranai" (誰も知らない)
  • mfmsiQ
  • Squaref
  • World
  • Sakuta Masaya
  • Hirofumi Sasaki
  • BJ Khan
4:04
9."Trap"AkiraAkiraTaku Yoshioka3:23
10."Stay Gold" (Jun Matsumoto solo)Shinnosuke
  • Shinnosuke
  • Pienu Tonttu
  • Captain B
4:29
11."Bittersweet"100+100+Ishizuka4:50
12."Merry Christmas" (メリークリスマス, Kazunari Ninomiya solo)
Ninomiya
  • Ha-j
  • Ninomiya
4:20
13."Kimi no Yume o Miteita" (キミの夢を見ていた)HydrantHydrantSasaki4:53
14."One Step"s-TnkMats TärnforsSasaki4:44
15."Hey Yeah!" (Sho Sakurai solo)
  • Akira
  • Sakurai
Nao TanakaHisashi Nawata3:22
16."Hope in the Darkness"
  • Ogawa
  • Hydrant
  • David Keiffer Johnston
  • Wesley Steed
  • Sigurdur Kristinn Sigtryggsson pka Siggi
  • Metropolitan Digital Clique
  • A-bee
 
17."Take Off!!!!!" (Bonus track, regular edition only)SakuraiStephan ElfgrenElfgren3:23
Total length:71:26

Release history

Country Release date Label
Japan October 22, 2014 J Storm
South Korea November 12, 2014 S.M. Entertainment

References

  1. ^ "2014年10月22日 J Storm ARASHIニューアルバム「THE DIGITALIAN」発売中!!" (in Japanese). J Storm. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  2. ^ "週間 CDアルバムランキング 2014年11月03日付" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  3. ^ "2014年 年間音楽&映像ランキング発表" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  4. ^ "RIAJ 2014年10月各種統計 Hard Copy Sales Certifications for October 2014" (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  5. ^ "2014年2月12日 J Storm ARASHIニューシングル「Bittersweet」" (in Japanese). J Storm. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  6. ^ "2014年4月20日 J Storm ARASHIニューシングル「GUTS !」" (in Japanese). J Storm. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  7. ^ "2014年5月28日 J Storm ARASHIニューシングル「誰も知らない」" (in Japanese). J Storm. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  8. ^ "ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2014 THE DIGITALIAN 2014年11月14日(金)~12月23日(水)" (in Japanese). J Storm. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
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