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|Compilation album by Ayumi Hamasaki|
|Released||January 8, 2013|
|Recorded||2000-2012 (vocals), 2012 (instrumentals)|
|Ayumi Hamasaki chronology|
A Classical (stylized as Classical) is a orchestral compilation album by Ayumi Hamasaki, released January 8, 2013 by Avex Trax. The album consists of classical arrangements of her past works, rearranged by Kousuke Yamashita. It was released on January 8, 2013.
The album was the third of five releases by Hamasaki in commemoration of the fifteenth anniversary of her music career. Its cover is a hand-drawn illustration of Hamasaki's Love EP cover made by a fan from Pixiv and Kaikai Kiki. No singles or new tracks were released to promote A Classical.
A Classical entered the Oricon album chart at number one with first-week sales of over 25,000 copies, becoming the first classical album to do so; however, it went on to sell only 30,000 copies in Japan.
A Classical is the third of five releases by Hamasaki in celebration of her 15th anniversary in music industry. It contains 10 rearranged tracks, out of which 7 were chosen by Team Ayu members in November 2012.
All lyrics written by Ayumi Hamasaki.
|No.||Title||Music||Original version from the album||Length|
|1.||"M"||Ayumi Hamasaki||I Am...||4:27|
|2.||"Love Song"||Tetsuya Komuro||Love Songs||4:17|
|4.||"You & Me"||Tetsuya Komuro||A Summer Best / Love Again||5:27|
|6.||"Days"||Kunio Tago||Next Level||5:07|
|7.||"Voyage"||Ayumi Hamasaki + D.A.I||Rainbow||5:08|
|8.||"Song 4 U"||HINATAspring, Yuta Nakano||Love / Love Again||3:48|
|9.||"Missing"||Kazuhiro Hara||Love / Love Again||4:58|
|10.||"Dearest"||Ayumi Hamasaki, D.A.I||I Am...||5:26|
Oricon sales chart
|Release||Chart||Peak position||First week sales||Sales total|
|January 8, 2013||Oricon Daily Albums Chart||1||10,825||33,017|
|Oricon Weekly Albums Chart||1||25,049|
|Oricon Monthly Albums Chart||20||31,099|
- "『A Classical』【CD】". Retrieved January 17, 2013.
- "Ａ Ｃｌａｓｓｉｃａｌ 浜崎あゆみのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon. Retrieved January 17, 2013.