Japanese title: ファーストタイム
Romaji title: FAASUTOTAIMU
English title: First Time

Release date: 1998.07.08

Catalog nr: EPCE-5002
Label: zetima

First press: no

Members: Nakazawa , Iida, Abe, Ishiguro, Fukuda, Yaguchi, Ichii, Yasuda


«First Time» is Morning Musume‘s debut album. It features both tracks from their debut single, the A-side of their second single, and seven new songs. 

Morning Musume consist of five girls who lost an audition which aired on the talent search show ASAYAN back in 1997. They were promised to make a major debut only after selling 50,000 copies of their original single, “Ai No Tane” (Seed of Love) in just 5 days. The name of the group was decided as Morning Musume based on the image of “Breakfast filled with variety and volume, great value meal, easy to approach and familiar to everyone.”

In November, their road to major debut began at HMV Sinsaibashi branch in Osaka, continuing to having sales events in HMV Canal City branch as well as HMV Tenjin branch in Fukuoka. Sales event continued in Kirin Beer Garden in Sapporo. After four days, the 50,000 sales mark was reached at the fourth sales event location, Nagoya Baseball Stadium!

They released their debut single in January, and their second single in May, followed by this album, released in July. It sold 310.290 copies, landing at #4 on the Oricon charts. It also entereed the yearly oricon charts, in 78th place.

Six months later, on December 23rd, this album was also released on mini disc (MD) with cat. nr. EPYE-5002. It has the same cover and track listing as the CD album.

Promo poster

Promo poster


TRACK LIST


01. Good Morning
02. サマーナイトタウン (Summer Night Town)
03. どうにかして土曜日 (Dou ni ka Shite Doyoubi; I Can’t Stand Saturdays)
04. モーニングコーヒー (Morning Coffee)
05. 夢の中 (Yume no Naka; Within a Dream)
06. 愛の種 (Ai no Tane; Seeds of Love)
07. ワガママ (Wagamama; Selfishness)
08. 未来の扉 (Mirai no Tobira; The Door of the Future)
09. ウソつきあんた (Usotsuki Anta; You Are a Liar)
10. さみしい日 (Samishii Hi; Lonely Days)


CREDITS


Good Morning
Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yasuaki Maejima

Yukio Nakazawa covers this song at her 2003 concert, Shinshi wa Mini ga Osuki! at studio DREAM MAKER.

 

サマーナイトタウン (Summer Night Town)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yasuaki Maejima

This track is the A-side to Morning Musume’s second single.

 

どうにかして土曜日 (Dou ni ka Shite Doyoubi)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi

This track, along with Morning Coffee and Usotsuki Anta, was considered as their major debut single.

 

モーニングコーヒー (Morning Coffee)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Tetsutarou Sakurai

This track is the A-side to Morning Musume’s first single.

 

夢の中 (Yume no Naka)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yasuaki Maejima

This track is considered Kaori Iida’s signature song when she was in Morning Musume. It was the last song she performed live before her graduation from the group in 2005.

 

愛の種 (Ai no Tane)

Lyrics: Kenzou Saeki | Music & Arrangement: Tetsutarou Sakurai

This track is the first song recorded by Morning Musume, and released as their indies single (and the B-side to their first single, Morning Coffee).

 

ワガママ (Wagamama)

Lyrics: Akiko Karino | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Shunsuke Suzuki

 

未来の扉 (Mirai no Tobira)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Ryousuke Imai

This song was also recorded by Maki Goto with Melon Kinenbi for Goto’s album 2 Paint It Gold.

 

ウソつきあんた (Usotsuki Anta)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi

This track, along with Dou ni ka Shite Douyoubi and Morning Coffee, was considered as their major debut single.

 

さみしい日 (Samishii Hi)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yasuaki Maejima


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