15 May 2015

NEWS - Touch (1st album)

Limited edition
The group's debut album and the only album that has the group at eight members. The album collected the title tracks of all their previous singles from NEWS Nippon to Cherish and came in two editions.

Tthis release is the first CD that has a track on it written by a member of the group. The song Love Song was written, both music and lyrics, by Yamashita Tomohisa.

The album track Yume no Kazu Dake Ai ga Umareru will have the regular version of the song released as a B-side on the group's next single, Teppen. This song is also featured on the DVD that comes with the album's limited edition.

The limited edition came with a DVD that had a few features on it. It is the first DVD bonus that NEWS has for a CD release. Probably the most noteworthy is that each of the members were filmed doing "dates" for fans. Other than that there is some short concert footage and each member has a filmed message about the album.

The regular edition has two bonus tracks which are both remixes, one of their single Cherish and another of the Kibou ~Yell~ B-side Stand Up.

It debuted number 1 on the charts and became the first NEWS album to chart at number 1 for the debut sales week.

Regular edition
Release date: 27 April, 2005

Versions: Limited, Regular

Limited track listing:
1. Kibou ~Yell~
2. Kirameki no Kanata e
3. Akaku Moyuru Taiyou
4. I ZA NA I ZU KI
5. LOVE SONG
6. Zutto
7. High TEN!
8. Koi Yake
9. Shissou! Friday Night
10. Say Hello
11. Cherish
12. Yawarakana Mama de
13. NEWS Nippon
14. Yume no Kazu Dake Ai ga Umareru

DVD:
1. Private
2. Concert (Yume no Kazu Dake Ai ga Umareru performance)
3. Message

Regular track listing:
1. Kibou ~Yell~
2. Kirameki no Kanata e
3. Akaku Moyuru Taiyou
4. I ZA NA I ZU KI
5. LOVE SONG
6. Zutto
7. High TEN!
8. Koi Yake
9. Shissou! Friday Night
10. Say Hello
11. Cherish
12. Yawarakana Mama de
13. NEWS Nippon
14. Yume no Kazu Dake Ai ga Umareru
15. Stand Up (Rock version)
16. Cherish (Ryoji remix)

Group members: Yamashita Tomohisa, Nishikido Ryo, Uchi Hiroki, Koyama Keiichiro, Kusano Hironori, Kato Shigeaki, Masuda Takahisa, Tegoshi Yuya

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