Title: JECICA

Release date: 2004.03.03

Catalog nr: SHM-0003
Label: SWEET HYSTERIA RECORDS

First press: yes, a 1st limited edition

1 of the 3 namajashin

1 of the 3 namajashin


«JECICA» is Michiyo Heike‘s first album after graduating from Hello! Project in 2002. It was released under her new stage name, Michiyo, on the record label Sweet Hysteria Records. She got help from the same agency in charge of Hello! Project to release this album.

1st press

1st press

Bonus CD

Bonus CD

It was released in two versions; a 1st limited edition and a 2nd edition. The 1st limited edition could only be ordered online (from her official record store), and comes with a a 24 page photobook shot on location in Australia and one of three signed photographs (one special namajashin, or one of two normal namajashin). You’d also get a bonus CD with an unreleased song and a comment track, as part of an internet campaign. A fan blog reported when they had purchased the CD that they got a booklet of Black and White photographs, a cute color kodak photo paper of her in glasses, a mini CDof her playing piano and the normal CD (for 4.000 yen).

The 2nd edition was for sale in stores nation wide.

Music videos for Jecica, Kite and Lovers:

The album has 10 tracks, all written by Michiyo and released on her own record label.

The album sold a total of 832 copies (probably more if you count sales at her live events), and did not rank at the Oricon music charts.


TRACK LIST


CD1

01. JECICA
02. FLY
03. Love Line
04. キレイゴト・・・ (Kireigoto…; Empty Words)
05. Climbing Life
06. untouchable
07. RAINBOW
08. カイト (Kite)
09. Lovers
10. MATRICARIA

CD2

01. しあわせなうた (Shiawase na Uta; A Happy Song)
02. みちよ Sweet message (Michiyo Sweet message)


CREDITS


JECICA

Lyrics & Music: Michiyo | Arrangement: MUCCI & Masayuki Tanoue (田之上昌幸)

 

FLY

Lyrics & Music: Michiyo | Arrangement: MUCCI

 

Love Line

Lyrics & Music: Michiyo | Arrangement: MUCCI

 

キレイゴト・・・ (Kireigoto…)

Lyrics & Music: Michiyo | Arrangement: Masayuki Tanoue (田之上昌幸)

 

Climbing Life

Lyrics & Music: Michiyo | Arrangement: MUCCI & Masayuki Tanoue (田之上昌幸)

 

untouchable

Lyrics & Music: Michiyo | Arrangement: MUCCI & Masayuki Tanoue (田之上昌幸)

 

RAINBOW

Lyrics & Music: Michiyo | Arrangement: MUCCI

 

カイト (Kite)

Lyrics & Music: Michiyo | Arrangement: MUCCI & Masayuki Tanoue (田之上昌幸)

 

Lovers

Lyrics & Music: Michiyo | Arrangement: MUCCI

 

MATRICARIA

Lyrics & Music: Michiyo | Arrangement: Michiyo

 

しあわせなうた (Shiawase na Uta)

Lyrics & Music: Michiyo | Arrangement: Michiyo

 

みちよ Sweet message (Michiyo Sweet message)

A spoken track where Michiyo is talking, with the instrumental of «Shiawase na Uta» playing in the background.


LINKS


Record company’s site about the release

Links if you wanna buy the album #1 |  #2