Japanese title: カントリー娘。大全集①
Romaji title: KANTORII musume. daizenshuu ①
English title: The Complete Works of Country Musume 

Release date: 2001.12.12

Catalog nr: EPCE-5129
Label: zetima

First press: yes, a limited edition card with a 2002 calendar on the reverse side with both members’ birthdays highlighted.


«Country Musume Daizenshuu ①» is Country Musume‘s debut album, and is a best-of album.

It was released on December 12th, 2001, on the record label zetima.
Out of the 11 tracks, 3 of the songs are new tracks.

Eight months before the release of this album, the group’s original producer had given his position to Tsunku, who made Rika Ishikawa (a 4th gen Morning Musume member) a third member and changed the sound of the group from country-pop to dance-pop. He also changed the group’s name to Country Musume ni Ishikawa Rika.

This album contains all the songs (minus «Morning Gyuunyuu») from their first six singles. It entered the Oricon charts at #8 and ended up as #20 for the week rank. It sold a total of 24.850 copies.


TRACK LIST


01. 初めてのハッピーバースディ! (Hajimete no Happy Birthday!; Our First Happy Birthday!)
02. 雪景色 (Yukigeshiki; Snowscape)
03. 恋人は心の応援団 (Koibito wa Kokoro no Ouendan; A Lover is the Heart’s Cheerleader)
04. 北海道シャララ (Hokkaido Sha La La)
05. 女の子の取り調べタイム (Onna no Ko no Torishirabe Time; A Girl’s Investigation Time)
06. 恋がステキな季節 (Koi ga Suteki na Kisetsu; Beautiful Season for Love)
07. 二人の北海道 (Futari no Hokkaido; Hokkaido for the Two of Us)
08. 片想いはホットミルク (Kataomoi wa Hot Milk; Hot Milk for Unrequited Love)
09. 雪だより (Yuki Dayori; A Letter During Snow Season)
10. どっちが綺麗ですか… (Docchi ga Kirei Desu ka…; Which is Prettier?...)
11. あぁ恋しくて (Aa Koishikute; Oh, I Miss You)


CREDITS


初めてのハッピーバースディ! (Hajimete no Happy Birthday!)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi

This track is sung by Rinne Toda, Asami Kimura and Rika Ishikawa, and is the A-side to their fifth single.

 

雪景色 (Yukigeshiki)

Lyrics: Chisato Moritaka | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi

This is the A-side to their second single. It is sung by Rinne Toda.

 

恋人は心の応援団 (Koibito wa Kokoro no Ouendan)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi

This track is sung by Rinne Toda, Asami Kimura and Rika Ishikawa, and is the A-side to their sixth single.

 

北海道シャララ (Hokkaido Sha La La)

Lyrics: Makoto, Tsunku | Music: Makoto, Tsunku | Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi

This track is sung by Rinne Toda, and is the A-side to their third single.

 

女の子の取り調べタイム (Onna no Ko no Torishirabe Time)

Lyrics: Makoto, Tsunku | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: 23’s

This track is sung by Rinne Toda, Asami Kimura and Rika Ishikawa

 

恋がステキな季節 (Koi ga Suteki na Kisetsu)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi

This track is sung by Rinne Toda and Asami Kimura, and is the A-side to their fourth single.

«Koi ga Suteki na Kisetsu», is also released as a 2003 Version on the single «Uwaki na Honey Pie» by Country Musume ni Konno to Fujimoto.

 

二人の北海道 (Futari no Hokkaido)

Lyrics: Chisato Moritaka | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Maejima Yasuaki

This track is sung by Rinne Toda, Hiromi Yanagihara and Azusa Kobayashi, and is the A-side to their debut single.

 

片想いはホットミルク (Kataomoi wa Hot Milk)

Lyrics: Makoto | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Kazuhiro Matsuo

This track is sung by Asami Kimura.

 

雪だより (Yuki Dayori)

Lyrics: Chisato Moritaka | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi

This is the B-side to their second single. It is sung by Rinne Toda.

 

どっちが綺麗ですか… (Docchi ga Kirei Desu ka…)

Lyrics: Makoto | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi

This track is sung by Rinne Toda.

 

あぁ恋しくて (Aa Koishikute)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi

This track is sung by Rinne Toda and Asami Kimura, and is the B-side to their fourth single.


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