Japanese title: お台場ムーンライトセレナーデ
Romaji title: Odaiba MUUNRAITOSERENAADE
English title: Odaiba Moonlight Serenade
Release date: 1998.12.02
Catalog nr: EPDE-1016 (CD) / EPTE-1016 (Cassette)
First press: no
«Odaiba Moonlight Serenade» is Yuko Nakazawa‘s second single, released both as an 8 cm CD single and on cassette tape. Both songs on the single are duets with fellow label enka singer Gen Takayama.
It was released on December 2nd, 1998, only ten days before the release of her debut album. The single contains the title track and its instrumental, as well as a b-side (Koibito-tachi no Ballad). The single sold 26.950 copies and reached #29 on the Oricon charts.
Nakazawa said in an interview in 2008:
"[…] while watching the music video of “Odaiba Moonlight Serenade”, there is a scene which I am supposed to expose my shoulder by sliding down a little bit of my yukata dress. Was it yukata or kimono? I can’t remember. Anyway, I was so awkward! During the filming of the music video, I was told to smoothly and gently remove the kimono.[…] It was impossible for me to feel relaxed, I mean, I am not an actress or anything. So I ended up doing it in a very clumsy way, and when I look back, I think this music video is very fun and interesting to watch."
01. お台場ムーンライトセレナーデ (Odaiba Moonlight Serenade)
02. 恋人たちのバラード (Koibito-tachi no Ballad; Ballad of Lovers)
03. お台場ムーンライトセレナーデ (Instrumental)
04. お台場ムーンライトセレナーデ(中澤ゆうこボ-カル入り) (Only Nakazawa Yuuko Vocals)
05. お台場ムーンライトセレナーデ(高山厳ボ-カル入り) (Only Takayama Gen Vocals))
お台場ムーンライトセレナーデ (Odaiba Moonlight Serenade)
Lyrics: Toyohisa Araki | Music: Takao Horiuchi | Arrangement: Eiji Kawamura
This track is a duet between Nakazawa and her fellow label enka singer Gen Takayama. Odaiba is an artificial island in the Tokyo bay.
恋人たちのバラード (Koibito-tachi no Ballad)
Lyrics: Toyohisa Araki | Music: Takao Horiuchi | Arrangement: Motoki Funayama
This track is a duet between Nakazawa and her fellow label enka singer Gen Takayama.