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La mer
LaMer-cover
Nationwide Release
Album by Ishii Rika
Released August 30, 2013 (special edition) & September 25, 2013 (nationwide release)
Format CD
Label RAINBOW ENTERTAINMENT
Ishii Rika Albums Chronology
Previous Slow Love 2nd Album (2013)
Other Covers
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Special Edition

La mer (French for The Ocean) is Ishii Rika‘s third album. Ishii wrote the lyrics and provide chorus for several of the tracks. It was released on August 30, 2013, only five months after Slow Love, and three of the songs (Hane, Tenohira no Fuyu and Sore ga Shiawase Nanda to Omou) are taken from that album. It did not chart on the Oricon charts.

This album was released in collaboration with the film Tobe! Dakota, as the song Homesick Lullaby is featured in the movie. It is a movie based on a true story about a British militar transport plane departing from Shanghai to Tokyo, Japan in 1946. During the flight, the airplane makes an emergency landing on Sado Island (located in the Chubu region of Niigata Prefecture, Japan). The residents on the island have heard stereotypes of the British soldiers, and have mixed feelings about the their new «guest.» Nevertheless, for the next 40 days, the islanders take care of the crew members until the plane can take off once again.

The album was pre-released as a limited special edition due in Niigata, Sado (the place the story of the movie is set) on August 30th, 2013, during a live event screening for the movie. It saw a nationwide release on September 25th.

TracklistEdit

Track 9-14 are instrumentals only available on the special edition.

  1. Homesick Lullaby (ホームシック・ララバイ)
  2. Kami-sama wo Yurusenai (神様を許せない; I Wont Forgive God)
  3. Koioboro (恋おぼろ; Love Haze)
  4. Hane
  5. Tenohira no Fuyu
  6. flowage
  7. Another Story
  8. Sore ga Shiawase Nanda to Omou
  9. Attack or Raid
  10. Relation March
  11. Returned Soldier
  12. Lullaby of Mam
  13. On My Mind
  14. Islanders & Soldiers

Song InformationEdit

Homesick Lullaby

Words By – Aki Yoko

Music By - James Royce Shannon

Arrangement: Dewa Yoshiaki

Kami-sama wo Yurusenai

Words By – Goro Matsui

Music By, Arranged By - Nakamura Jin

Koioboro

Words By – Goro Matsui

Music: Tajiri Tomoyuki, Honzawa Naoyuki

flowage

Words By – Goro Matsui

Music By – Tokuoka Yoshinari (DEPAPEPE)

Arranged By – Umehara Arata

Another Story

Words By – Goro Matsui

Arranged By, Music By – Yamakawa Etsuko

Attack or Raid

Arranged By – Yoshiaki Dewa

Composed By – Uzaki Ryudo

Relation March

Arranged By – Yoshiaki Dewa

Composed By – Uzaki Ryudo

Returned Soldier

Arranged By – Yoshiaki Dewa

Composed By – Uzaki Ryudo

Lullaby of Mam

Arranged By – Yoshiaki Dewa

Composed By – Uzaki Ryudo

On My Mind

Arranged By – Yoshiaki Dewa

Composed By – Uzaki Ryudo

Islanders & Soldiers

Arranged By – Yoshiaki Dewa

Composed By – Uzaki Ryudo

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