Japanese title: たんぽぽ (Single Version)
Romaji title: tanpopo (Single Version)
English title: Dandelion (Single Version)
Release date: 1999.06.16
Catalog nr: EPDE-1037
First press: yes, you could get one out of four trading cards
«Tanpopo (Single Version)» is Tanpopo‘s third single, a re-cut single of a song that had already appeard on their debut album. The song has been re-arranged for this release.
It contains the title track and its instrumental, as well as a b-side (A Rainy Day) and it’s instrumental. It sold 53.970 copies in it’s first week, and ranked at #7 at the Oricon charts. Its total sales were 112.320 copies.
Tsunku said in an interview that one of his staff had listened to the album for nearly hundreds of times, and suggested to select and release Tanpopo as a single. In the music industry, they believe that a single that was selected from a previous album won’t do well in the market than a newly produced single. Tsunku’s staff too was well aware of this reality and yet still suggested it, which made Tsunku feel their warm affection towards the artist and the song.
After Ishiguro’s graduation in 2000, she returned in 2002 to record a song for Tanpopo’s second album. The song was a re-arranged version of Tanpopo called Grand Symphonic version. This means there are four versions of Tanpopo; the single version the album version and the Grand Symphonic Version, as well as a 2001 version with vocals by Kaori Iida, Rika Ishikawa, Mari Yaguchi and Ai Kago.
01. たんぽぽ (Single Version) (Tanpopo; Dandelion)
02. A Rainy Day
03. たんぽぽ (Single Version) (Instrumental)
たんぽぽ (Single Version) (Tanpopo (Single Version))
Lyrics: Tsunku | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Takao Konishi
A Rainy Day
Lyrics: Tsunku | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Kaoru Yamanouchi