|Sora no Keshiki|
|Studio album by Rimi Natsukawa|
|Released||March 26, 2003|
|Genre||J-pop, Shima uta, traditional|
|Rimi Natsukawa chronology|
|Singles from Sora no Keshiki|
Sora no Keshiki(空の風景A View of the Sky) is Rimi Natsukawa's second album, released on March 26, 2003.
Rimi Natsukawa is a Japanese singer. She is best known for her 2001 single "Nada Sōsō."
Two singles were released before the album, "Nada Sōsō (Special Live Version)" and "Michishirube." The special live version was sung with Begin and Ryoko Moriyama, who wrote the song.
Begin is a Japanese pop rock group from Ishigaki Island in the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Their sound contains many elements of traditional Okinawan music, and prominently features the sanshin.
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Unlike her first album and EP, Tida: Tida Kaji nu Umui and Minamikaze , the majority of the songs are original compositions. "Manten no Hoshi" and "Dare ni mo Ienai Kedo" are covers of popular music tunes by Parsha Club and Ryoko Moriyama. "Shimajima Kaisha" was originally by Okinawan band Nenes. "Satōkibi-batake" is a cover of a written by Naohiko Terashima in the 1960s, and "Tuki nu Kaisha" is a traditional Okinawan song.
Tida: Tida Kaji nu Umui is Rimi Natsukawa's debut album, released on September 21, 2002. The title of the album is in Okinawan (Uchinaaguchi).
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|1.||"Manten no Hoshi(満天の星Sky Full of Stars)"||Toshiaki Arashiro, Masaaki Uechi||Seiichi Kyōda||4:27|
|2.||"Michishirube (道しるべSignpost)"||Chiharu||Chuei Yoshikawa||4:26|
|3.||"Sa La La(サ・ラ・ラ)"||Rimi, Natsumi Hirai||Kyōda||5:08|
|4.||"Haruka...(遥か...Far Away)"||Kazuhiro Hara||Kyōda||5:08|
|5.||"Satōkibi-batake(さとうきび畑Sugarcane Field)"||Naohiko Terashima||Kyōda||7:51|
|6.||"Enpitsuga no Hitomi(鉛筆画の瞳Pencil Sketch Eyes)"||Osami Okamoto, Yoshikawa||Yoshikawa||4:45|
|7.||"Dare ni mo Ienai Kedo(誰にも言えないけどI Haven't Told Anyone, But)"||Ryoko Moriyama||Kyōda||5:00|
|8.||"Shimajima Kaisha(島々清しゃPurity of the Islands)"||Hitoshi Kume, Tsuneo Fukuhara||Kyōda||5:01|
|9.||"Tsuki nu Kaisha(月ぬ美しゃBeauty of the Moon)"||Traditional||Kyōda||4:03|
|10.||"Itoshii Hito e(いとしい人へTo My Dear)"||Megumi Ayukawa, Akira Senju||Kyōda||4:03|
|11.||"Nada Sōsō (Special Live Version) (涙そうそうGreat Tears Are Spilling)(with Begin, Ryoko Moriyama)"||Begin, Ryoko Moriyama||Kyōda||4:23|
|Release||Chart||Peak Position||First Week Sales||Sales Total||Chart Run|
|March 26, 2003||Oricon Daily Albums Chart|
|Oricon Weekly Albums Chart||39||10,583||78,900||47 weeks|
|Oricon Yearly Albums Chart|
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