Tommy heavenly6 (album)

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Tommy heavenly6
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Studio album by Tommy heavenly6
Released August 24, 2005
Recorded 2003 to 2005
Genre
Length39:09
Label Defstar Records
Producer Lucy Henson, Chris Walker, Mark & John, Brian Valentine, and Jeffrey Stevens
Tommy heavenly6 chronology
Tommy heavenly6
(2005)
Heavy Starry Heavenly
(2007) Heavy Starry Heavenly2007
Limited Edition Cover
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Singles from Tommy heavenly6
  1. "Wait till I Can Dream"
    Released: July 16, 2003
  2. "Hey My Friend"
    Released: May 26, 2004
  3. "Ready?"
    Released: July 20, 2005

Tommy heavenly6 is Japanese artist, Tomoko Kawase's third solo studio album, and debut studio album under the name Tommy heavenly6. [1] The album was released August 24, 2005 through DefStar Records. Tommy heavenly6 peaked at #4 on the Oricon albums chart [2] and is certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan. [2]

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Release and Promotion

Kawase debuted the Tommy heavenly6 character after a televised performance by Tommy february6 where she performed tracks from the album's lead single, "Wait till I Can Dream". The single was then released on July 16, 2003. The album's second single "Hey My Friend" was released one year later on May 26, 2004. The single's A-side was used as the closing theme, and B-side used as the opening theme, for the film version of Kamikaze Girls. The album's final single, "Ready?", was released July 20, 2005. [1]

Wait till I Can Dream single of Tommy heavenly6

"Wait Till I Can Dream" is a song by Tomoko Kawase, released as the first single under Tommy Heavenly6. It was released at the same time as Tommy February6's single, "Love is Forever". The song peaked at #5 in Japan and stayed on the charts for 8 weeks.

"Hey My Friend" is Tomoko Kawase's second single under Tommy Heavenly6, and the eight overall single from her solo career. Hey My Friend and Roller Coaster Ride were both themes for the movie Shimotsuma Monogatari. The song peaked at #20 in Japan and stayed on the charts for 9 weeks. The Hey My Friend single sold a total of 39,000 units.

<i>Kamikaze Girls</i> 2004 film by Tetsuya Nakashima

Kamikaze Girls, originally released in Japan as Shimotsuma Story–Yankee Girl & Lolita Girl, is a 2002 light novel written by Novala Takemoto. It has been adapted into a manga and film.

After over two years since the album's debut single, the album was finally released on August 24, 2005. The album was released in both standard and limited editions. The limited edition pressing came with a bonus promotional DVD, including music videos and "making of" videos.

Track listing

All lyrics written by Tomoko Kawase.

CD
No.TitleMusicArranger(s)Length
1."2Bfree"Lucy HensonLucy Henson, Chris Walker3:47
2."Ready?"Chris WalkerChris Walker2:52
3."Wait Till I Can Dream" Mark and John Mark and John3:39
4."Fell in Love with You"Mark and JohnMark and John3:22
5."Wanna Be Your Idol"Lucy HensonLucy Henson, Chris Walker2:42
6."+Gothic Pink+"Lucy HensonLucy Henson, Chris Walker3:26
7."Swear"Mark and JohnMark and John3:52
8."Lost My Pieces"Lucy HensonLucy Henson, Chris Walker3:48
9."Gimme All of Your Love!!"Jeffery StevensJeffery Stevens3:25
10."LCDD"Jeffery StevensJeffery Stevens3:51
11."Hey My Friend"Mark and JohnMark and John4:28
Total length:40:00
Notes

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References

  1. 1 2 Tommy heavenly6 Discography Archived 2011-02-24 at the Wayback Machine . Warner Music Japan (Japanese)
  2. 1 2 Tommy heavenly6 Oricon Style (Japanese)