Japanese title: アヴニール~未来~
Romaji title: ABUNIIRU ~mirai~
English title: Avenir ~Future~

Release date: 2004.12.29

Catalog nr: EPCE-2030
Label: Chichukai Label

First press: yes, Hello! Project Photo Card #94


«Avenir -Mirai-» is Kaori Iida‘s third album, and her first album in Japanese. This album follows in the same footsteps as her previous ones; music with a Mediterranean flare to them. This genre was dubbed as euro-enka by fans and some music critics because of the similarities to Japan’s own folk music style, enka. Taisei (Tsunku’s band mate) from Sharan Q produced this album, and Iida wrote the lyrics to track #2.

As for the title of the album; it is partially Greek and Japanese. Both the Greek and the Japanese part means Future. The track list is in Japanese, with original songs. No cover songs this time around. 

The album was released on December 29th, 2004. It entered the charts at #17, and landed on the Oricon charts at #105, selling 10.576 copies.


TRACK LIST


01. 未来図 (Miraizu; Future Picture)
02. 歩いてゆこう…未来へ (Aruite Yukou… Mirai e; Let’s Walk… Towards the Future)
03. ドアの向こうでBellが鳴ってた (Door no Mukou de Bell ga Natteta; The Phone Was Ringing on the Other Side of the Door)
04. 情熱のトビラ (Jounetsu no Tobira; Door of Passion)
05. 真珠貝 (Shinjugai; Pearl Oyster)
06. 私の中にいて (Watashi no Naka ni Ite; Please Stay in My Heart (lit. Stay Inside Me))
07. 旋律 (Senritsu; Melody)
08. エーゲ海に抱かれて (Aegekai ni Dakarete: Being Held by the Aegan Sea)
09. 世界でいちばんきれいな星空 (Sekai de Ichiban Kirei na Hoshizora; The Prettiest Starry Sky in the World)
10. 真冬の輪舞曲 (Mafuyu no Rondo; Mid-winter Rondo)
11. さよならまでにしたい10のこと (Sayonara Made ni Shitai Juu no Koto; 10 Things I Want To Do Until We Say Goodbye)
12. ありふれた奇跡 (Arifureta Kiseki; Ordinary Miracles)


CREDITS


未来図 (Miraizu)

Lyrics: Junko Sato | Music: Rie | Arrangement: Tomotsune Maeno

 


歩いてゆこう…未来へ (Aruite Yukou… Mirai e)

Lyrics: Kaori Iida | Music: Kazunori Ashizawa | Arrangement: Tomotsune Maeno

 


ドアの向こうでBellが鳴ってた (Door no Mukou de Bell ga Natteta)

Lyrics: Yoshiko Miura | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Kouji Makaino

This is the A-side to Kaori Iida’s second (and last) single.

 


情熱のトビラ (Jounetsu no Tobira)

Lyrics: Natsumi Watanabe | Music: Kazunori Ashizawa | Arrangement: Tomotsune Maeno

 


真珠貝 (Shinjugai)

Lyrics: Natsumi Watanabe | Music: Ichiro Kaneda | Arrangement: Tomotsune Maeno

 


私の中にいて (Watashi no Naka ni Ite)

Lyrics: Shouta Namikawa | Music: Hitoshi Haba | Arrangement: Tomotsune Maeno

 


旋律 (Senritsu)

Lyrics: Yuuho Iwasato | Music: Taisei | Arrangement: Tomotsune Maeno

 


エーゲ海に抱かれて (Aegekai ni Dakarete)

Lyrics: Yoshiko Miura | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Tomotsune Maeno

This is the A-side to Iida’s debut single (released after her second album).

 


世界でいちばんきれいな星空 (Sekai de Ichiban Kirei na Hoshizora)

Lyrics: Yuuho Iwasato | Music: Kiyonori Matsuo | Arrangement: Tomotsune Maeno

 


真冬の輪舞曲 (Mafuyu no Rondo)

Lyrics: Junko Sato | Music: Kazunori Ashizawa | Arrangement: Tomotsune Maeno

 


さよならまでにしたい10のこと (Sayonara Made ni Shitai Juu no Koto)

Lyrics: Yuuho Iwasato | Music: Hitoshi Haba | Arrangement: Tomotsune Maeno

 


ありふれた奇跡 (Arifureta Kiseki)

Lyrics: Junko Sato | Music: Akira Inaba | Arrangement: Tomotsune Maeno


LINKS


Record company’s site about the release

Fan blogs from her first solo live «Iida Karoi 1st Solo Live Avenir -Mirai-» 
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