Japanese title: セカンド  モーニング
Romaji title: SEKANDO MOONINGU
English title: Second Morning

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

Release date: 1999.07.28

Catalog nr: EPCE-5025
Label: zetima

First press: yes, you would get 1 of 6 different mini photobooks: a red one, dark blue one, light blue one, green one, purple one, or a yellow one. 


«Second Morning» is Morning Musume‘s second album. It features their four previous singles’ A-sides (some of the tracks slightly mixed), a mix of Never Forget and Koi no Shihatsu Ressha (B-sides to their fourth and fifth single), and six new songs. 

The cd comes in a card board cover. The limited editions had 1 of 7 differents colored mini photo books: the yellow one seem to be the standard after first press sold out.

 The album sold 310.290 copies, landing at #4 on the Oricon charts. It also entered the yearly oricon charts, in 78th place. It was also released on mini disc (MD) with cat. nr. EPYE-5025. It has the same track listing as the CD album.

[Promo posters]

Up Up Girls (produced by Tsunku) released a single in 2013 inspired by (?) the cover for Second Morning?


TRACK LIST


01. NIGHT OF TOKYO CITY
02. 真夏の光線 (Vacation Mix) (Manatsu no KousenA Ray of Light in Midsummer)
03. Memory 青春の光 (Memory Seishun no Hikari; Memory: Light of Youth)
04. 好きで×5 (Suki de Kakeru Five; I Love You Times Five) 
05. ふるさと (Furusato; Hometown)
06. 抱いてHOLD ON ME! (N.Y.Mix) (Daite Hold on Me!; Hold Me, Hold on Me!) 
07. パパに似ている彼 (Papa ni Nite Iru Kare; My Boyfriend Who Looks Like My Dad)
08. せんこう花火 (Senkou Hanabi; Sparklers)
09. 恋の始発列車(Album Version) (Koi no Shihatsu Ressha; The First Time the Train of Love Departures) 
10. 乙女の心理学 (Otome no Shinrigaku; Psychology of a Girl)
11. Never Forget (Large Vocal Mix) 
12. ダディドゥデドダディ! (Da Di Du De Do Da Di!)


CREDITS


NIGHT OF TOKYO CITY

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yasuaki Maejima

 

真夏の光線 (Vacation Mix) (Manatsu no Kousen)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Shin Kouno

This track is a remix of their fifth single.

 

Memory 青春の光 (Memory Seishun no Hikari)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yasuaki Maejima

This track is the A-side of their fourth single.

 

好きで×5 (Suki de Kakeru Five) 

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yasuaki Maejima

 

ふるさと (Furusato)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Takao Konishi

This track is the A-side of their sixth single.

 

抱いてHOLD ON ME! (N.Y.Mix) (Daite Hold on Me!) 

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yasuaki Maejima

This track is a remix of their third single.

 

パパに似ている彼 (Papa ni Nite Iru Kare)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Shunsuke Suzuki

 

せんこう花火 (Senkou Hanabi)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi

This track features mainly Abe on vocals, while the rest of the group does the harmonies and chorus.

 

恋の始発列車(Album Version) (Koi no Shihatsu Ressha) 

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Takao Konishi

This track is a remix of the B-side of their fifth single.

 

乙女の心理学 (Otome no Shinrigaku)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Shin Kouno

This track features Yasuda and Ichii on vocals. Tsunku was impressed by how well they sounded/worked together, he teamed them up with Maki Goto to create the group Pucchimoni.

 

Never Forget (Large Vocal Mix) 

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Takao Konishi

This track is a remix of the B-side of their fourth single. This song is Asuka Fukuda’s graduation song and features her on vocals with the rest of the group singing the chorus.

 

ダディドゥデドダディ! (Da Di Du De Do Da Di!)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Shinsuke Suzuki

Fellow H!P group Kobushi Factory covered this song for their debut album released in 2016.


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