Aegekai ni Dakarete (エーゲ海に抱かれて; Embraced by the Aegean Sea) is the first single by Iida Kaori (released after her second album). It was released on February 4, 2004, when she was still a member of Morning Musume. The song can be found on her 3rd album Avenir ~Mirai~ and the compilation album Petit Best 5.
This single follows in the same footsteps as her previous albums; 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. All songs on this single are in Japanese.
On the same date as the release of the single, Iida released a photobook and a DVD in collaboration with fellow record label artist Aida Shoko. The title of the DVD is Aegekai – Shoko Aida & Kaori Iida DVD. It shows Iida and Aida walking through the magnificent landscapes of Greece interacting with the locals, set with beautiful Mediterranean backgroun music. The photobook is called "Aegekai – Shoko Aida & Kaori Iida Shashinshuu".
Tracklist[edit | edit source]
- Aegekai ni Dakarete
- Saigo no Seppun (最後の接吻; Final Kiss)
- Aegekai ni Dakarete (Instrumental)
Single Information[edit | edit source]
- Aegekai ni Dakarete
- Lyrics: Miura Yoshiko
- Music Video: La*Man
- Saigo no Seppun
- Lyrics: Tsunku
Television Performances[edit | edit source]
- [2004.02.01] Hello! Morning
- [2004.02.06] AX MUSIC-TV
- [2004.02.07] Pop Jam
Concert Performances[edit | edit source]
Aegekai ni Dakarete
- Morning Musume CONCERT TOUR 2004 Haru The BEST of Japan
- Hello! Project 2004 Winter ~C'MON! Dance World~
- Hello! Project 2009 Winter Elder Club Kouen ~Thank you for your LOVE!~
Oricon Chart Positions[edit | edit source]
- Total Reported Sales: 12,482
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- First press: an admission ticket for the meet-and-greet events held on February 5th, 8th, and 12th.
- This is Iida's highest charting music release.
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Discography: Hello! Project (archived), UP-FRONT WORKS, Tsunku.net
- Lyrics: Aegekai ni Dakarete, Saigo no Seppun
- Wikipedia: Japanese, English
- Fan blog about the meet-and-greet event
|Singles||1. Aegekai ni Dakarete | 2. Door no Mukou de Bell ga Natteta|
|Albums||1. Os Avrio ~Ai wa Matte Kurenai~ | 2. Paradinome ~Koi ni Mi wo Yudanete~ | 3. Avenir ~Mirai~ | 4. Plein d'Amour ~Ai ga Ippai~ | 5. ONDAS|
|Units & Other Acts|
|Associated Acts||Morning Musume | Tanpopo | Aoiro 7 | 10nin Matsuri | Odoru♡11 | 11WATER | Morning Musume Otome Gumi | H.P. All Stars | Puripuri Pink | Morning Musume Tanjou 10nen Kinentai | Afternoon Musume | Dream Morning Musume | Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers|