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First Time (ファーストタイム) is the first album by Morning Musume, consisting of only the 1st and 2nd generation members. It was released on July 8, 1998. It has ten of their top selling songs from the beginning of their career, including "Ai no Tane" and "Morning Coffee".

The album reached #4 on the weekly Oricon charts and charted for sixteen weeks, selling 310,290 copies. It also reached #76 on the yearly Oricon chart for 1998.

Tracklist[]

  1. Good Morning
  2. Summer Night Town
  3. Dou ni ka Shite Doyoubi (どうにかして土曜日; I Can't Stand Saturdays)
  4. Morning Coffee
  5. Yume no Naka (夢の中; Within a Dream)
  6. Ai no Tane
  7. Wagamama (ワガママ; Selfishness)
  8. Mirai no Tobira (未来の扉; The Door of the Future)
  9. Usotsuki Anta (ウソつきあんた; You're a Liar)
  10. Samishii Hi (さみしい日; Lonely Days)

Featured Members[]

Album Information[]

  1. Good Morning
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
    • Arrangement, Acoustic Piano, Keyboards, and Programming: Maejima Yasuaki
    • Electric Guitar: Inaba Masahiro
  2. Summer Night Town
  3. Dou ni ka Shite Doyoubi
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
    • Arrangement: Takahashi Yuichi
    • Brass Arrangement and Tenor Sax: Mori Nobuyuki
    • Electric Guitar: Inaba Masahiro
    • Programming: Maejima Yasuaki
    • Drums: Kimura Mansaku
    • Bass: Yokoyama Masafumi
    • Trumpet: Sasaki Shiro, Kobayashi Futoshi
    • Trombone: Kawai Wakaba
    • Bass Trombone: Nishida Kan
  4. Morning Coffee
  5. Yume no Naka
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
    • Arrangement, Acoustic Piano, Keyboards, Programming, Bongo, and Wind Chime: Maejima Yasuaki
    • Electric Guitar: Inaba Masahiro
    • Flugelhorn: Sasaki Shiro
    • Acoustic Guitar: Takahashi Yuichi
    • Trombone: Sano Satoshi
    • Strings: Kinbara Group
  6. Ai no Tane
  7. Wagamama
    • Lyrics: Karino Akiko
    • Composition: Tsunku
    • Arrangement, Electric Guitar, and Programming: Kuro Shunsuke
    • Drums: Yokozeni Yuji
    • Bass: Watanabe Hitoshi
  8. Mirai no Tobira
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
    • Arrangement, Programming, Turntable: Imai Ryosuke
    • Electric Guitar: Inaba Masahiro
  9. Usotsuki Anta
    • Lyrics, Composition, and Tambourine: Tsunku
    • Arrangement and Programming: Takahashi Yuichi
    • Fender Rhodes Piano: Maejima Yasuaki
    • Drums: Kawamura Noriyasu
    • Bass: Mikuzuki Chiharu
    • Electric and Acoustic Guitars: Takahashi Masuzaki
  10. Samishii Hi

TV Performances[]

Concert Performances[]

All songs were performed at Hello! FIRST LIVE AT SHIBUYA KOHKAIDO.

Good Morning
Dou ni ka Shite Doyoubi
Yume no Naka
Mirai no Tobira
Usotsuki Anta
Samishii Hi

Trivia[]

  • This was Nakazawa Yuko's first album as leader of Morning Musume
  • "Dou ni ka Shite Douyoubi" and "Usotsuki Anta" were originally written as demos for Morning Musume's major debut single,[1] but "Morning Coffee" was chosen out of the three.[2]
  • "Yume no Naka" is considered Iida Kaori’s signature song when she was in Morning Musume. It was the last song she performed live before her graduation from the group in 2005.
  • "Mirai no Tobira" was later recorded by Goto Maki with Melon Kinenbi for Goto's album 2 Paint It Gold.

References[]

  1. "怒涛のデビュー曲大争奪戦!!" (in Japanese). ASAYAN. 1997-12-14. (Archived)
  2. "モーニング娘。メジャーデビュー曲大争奪戦!" (in Japanese). ASAYAN. 1997-12-28. (Archived)

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