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LOVEppears is the sophomore studio album recorded by Hamasaki Ayumi. The album reached #1 on the weekly Oricon chart, and did so for three consecutive weeks. It sold 1,443,490 copies in 1999, becoming the #15 album of the year. It also sold 1,077,960 copies in 2000, becoming the #14 album of the year. LOVEppears continued to rank for a total of 64 weeks, selling 2,562,130 copies in all.

A 20th anniversary edition of Hamasaki’s 1999 album Loveppears was released on November 10, 2019.

Tracklist – (LOVEppears / appears -20th Anniversary Edition-):

CD 1:

1.Introduction
2.Fly high
3.Trauma
4.And Then
5.immature “Album Version”
6.Boys & Girls
7.TO BE
8.End roll
9.P.S II
10.WHATEVER “Dub’s 1999 Remix”
11.too late
12.appears “Album Version”
13.monochrome
14.Interlude
15.LOVE ~refrain~
16.Who…
17.kanariya (Bonus track)

CD 2:

1.ayu’s EURO MEGA-MIX “Y&Co Mix”
2.ayu’s HOUSE MEGA-MIX “N.S House Mix”
3.A Song for XX “MILLENNIUM MIX”
4.POWDER SNOW “Acoustic Oechestra Version” from ayu-ro-mix
5.FRIEND II “MAKE MY MAD MIX” from ayu-mi-x

CD 3 (20th Anniversary Edition):

1.appears “99 Greeting Mix”
2.appears “Scud Filter Mix”
3.appears “Dub’s Eurotech Remix”
4.WHATEVER “Ferry ‘System F’ Corsten dub mix”
5.appears “JP’s SoundFactory Mix”
6.appears “HAL’s MIX”
7.immature “D-Z DUAL LUCIFER MIX”
8.WHATEVER “Ferry ‘System F’ Corsten vocal extended mix”
9.appears “Keith Litman’s Mix of Truth”
10.immature “JT Original CM Version”
11.appears “99 Greeting Mix” (Instrumental)
12.immature “JT Original CM Version” (Instrumental)

CD 4 (20th Anniversary Edition – 4CD)

1.appears (HΛL‘s Progress)
2.appears (Acoustic version)
3.appears (Armin van Buuren’s remix)
4.appears (Junior‘s Appears On The Air)
5.appears (HW Club Mix)
6.appears (DJ-TURBO remix)
7.appears (Junior’s Club Mix)
8.appears (HW Tokyo Hard House Mix)
9.appears (Armin van Buuren‘s Sunset Dub)
10.appears (Aggressive Extended Mix)
11.appears (Melodic Extended Mix)
12.appears (Shinichi Osawa remix)
13.appears (Inst melo version)

OVERALL RATING
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5 stars