Maki Ohguro / BACK BEATs #30th Anniversary~SPARKLE~ (ボートラ付3枚組CD+DVD, 日本盤, 2022年)

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16th original studio album was released by Being on December 14, 2022.

Commanded by Maki Ohguro
Mastered by Masahiro Shimada at Birdman Mastering

Art Direction and Design by Kiyoshi Hiroi
Photography by Shin Watanabe (except Recording Photo & P12, 26, 28, 32)

<Disc 1> New Songs

Produced and Arranged by Satoshi Takebe (3, 14)
Sound Produce & Arrangement by Yohey Tsukasaki (1-3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 13), Akihito Tokunaga (4, 11), Yohey Tsukasaki, Orquesta De La Luz (6), Toshitaka Shibata (8), Maki Ohguro (12), Kenta Harada (15)

Recorded by Yoshiki Aoki (2, 5-10, 13, 15), Masashi Hashimoto (3, 11, 14), Kouki Yamamoto (4), Fumitoshi Nakamura (8, 13), Masahiro Shimada (12), Tomoko Nozaki (12)

Mixed by Yohey Tsukasaki (1, 2, 4-6, 9, 10, 12, 13), Masashi Hashimoto (3, 11, 14), Kouki Yamamoto (4), Yoshiki Aoki (4, 15), Fumitoshi Nakamura (7, 8)

Assistant Engineers: Haruka Doi (2), Ryosuke Ishida (3, 11, 14), Shion Nagano (3, 8, 13, 14), Rio Ikuhara (5), Yuhi Kawamura (6), Sorachi Nishimura (6, 8, 13), Taisei Shiiba (7, 15), Miyuki Nakamura (9), Satoshi Goto (10), Yuya Hiura (11), Miho Shimizu (11), Masayuki Yoshii (13)

Recorded at studio TAKE ONE (1, 5), prime sound studio form (2, 6-8, 13, 15), Studio Sound DALI (3, 11, 14), Sound City (3, 6, 8, 13, 14), GIZA HILLS STUDIO (4), aLIVE RECORDING STUDIO (5), Aobadai Studio (9, 13), VICTOR STUDIO (10), Sapporo FUJI Campus (12)

Mixed at studio TAKE ONE (1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 12, 13), Studio Sound DALI (3, 11, 14), GIZA HILLS STUDIO (4), prime sound studio form (6-8, 15)

Musicians :
* Maki Ohguro (Vocals on all, Chorus on 1-5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, Piano on 7, 12, Celesta on 15, Percussion on 15, Chorus Arrangement on 15)
* Yohey Tsukasaki (Programming on 1-3, 5-7, 9, 10, 13)
* M’DRIVERs (Chorus on 1, 13)
* Shibasaki Hiroshi (Guitar on 2, 11)
* Toshitaka Shibata (Keyboards on 2, 8, 13, Piano on 8, Wurlitzer on 15)
* Satoshi Takebe (Piano on 3)
* Dozan Fujiwara (Shakuhachi on 3)
* Shuichi Hidano (Japanese Taiko Drum & Chant on 3)
* Issai (Japanese Taiko Drum & Ring's Sound on 3)
* Yutaka Oyama (Tsugaru Shamisen on 3)
* Voice Of Japan “ Kids” [ Kounosuke Harada, Sumire Sakai, Mei Sakai, Sayuri Sakai, Suzu Sakai, Youzan Tsuchiya, Kokoro Tsuchiya, Takara Tsubouchi, Riina Kosumi, Taira Kosumi, Junna Moriguchi, Meisa Moriguchi ] Chorus on 3)
* Akihito Tokunaga (Bass on 4, 11, Programming on 4, 11, Chorus on 4, 11)
* Yoshinobu Ohga (Guitar on 4, Chorus on 4)
* Daikoh Nagato (Acoustic Guitar on 4)
* Keisuke Kurumatani (Drum on 4)
* U-zo Ohkusu (Keyboards on 4)
* Romy (Glockenspiel on 4)
* Daria Kawashima (Chorus on 4)
* Daiki Yoshimoto (Chorus on 4)
* Shinichiro Ohta (Chorus on 4)
* Yuka Harada (Chorus on 5, 11, 15)
* Yoshinari Takegami (Sax on 5, 10, 11)
* Hitoshi Aikawa (Brass Arrangement on 6)
* Orquesta De La Luz on 6 <NORA (Vocal), JIN (Vocal & Chorus), Yoshiro Suzuki (Timbales & Chorus), Yoshi Iba (Congas), Yu Sato (Bongos), Takaya Saito (Piano & Chorus), Kazutoshi Shibuya (Bass), Isao Sakuma (Trumpet), Yasushi Gotanda (Trumpet), Daisuke Maeda (Trombone), Hitoshi Aikawa (Trombone & Chorus), Maquite Gomez (Vocal & Chorus), Touma Rose (Vocal & Chorus), RIOSKE (Vocal & Chorus), Toshitaka Shibata (Rhodes & Organ)
* Harutoshi Ito (Guitar on 7, 8, 13, Cello on 7, 8)
* Hiroshi Sawada (Bass on 8, 13)
* Riku Taira (Drum on 8, 13)
* RIOSKE (Vocal on 9, 10, Chorus on 10)
* Takashi Masuzaki (Guitar on 10)
* Kenji “JINO” Hino (Bass on 10)
* Kaleb James (Keyboards on 10)
* Jay Stixx (Drum on 10)
* TOKU (Trumpet on 10)
* Miho Fukuhara (Vocal & Chorus on 10)
* Taiichiro Mitsunaga (Vocal & Chorus on 10)
* Masato Honma (Sax on 11)
* Santa Run Kids♪Chorus (Chorus on 11: Ayana Bessho, Kounosuke Harada, Kazuki Wakabayashi, Rui Kanakubo, Sakiya Ookita)
* Hitoshi Konno Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello & Contrabass on 14)
* Hideyo Takakuwa (Flute on 14)
* Satoshi Shoji (Oboe on 14)
* Otohiko Fujita (Horn on 14)
* Yasushi Katsumata (Horn on 14)
* Shishiuchi Kanade (Trombone on 14)
* Hiroki Sato (Trombone on 14)
* Shinsuke Torizuka (Trombone on 14)
* Ryota Fujii (Trombone on 14)
* Tomoyuki Asakawa (Harp on 14)
* Shinji Asakura (Large Drum on 14)
* Yugo Maeda (Manipulator on 14)
* Kenta Harada (Guitar, Percussion, Chorus & Chorus Arrangement on 15)
* Samejima Hideki (Bass on 15)
* SOUL TOUL (Drum on 15)
* Ryoki Yamaguchi (Pipe Organ & Chembalo on 15)
* NAOTO Quartet Strings on 15 <NAOTO (1st Violin),Takayuki Oshikane (2nd Violin), Tomoko Shimaoka (Violin), Yumiko Gota (Cello)>
* Love & Peace Kids (Chorus on 15: Kounosuke Harada, Ouga Suzuki, Koudai Suzuki, Hiino Onozato, Shuna Onozato, Ittei Onozato, Shise Onozato)

Track list :
1. introduction ~光 その先へ~ (Music : M’DRIVE & Maki Ohguro)
2. SPARKLE feat.柴崎浩 from WANDS (Words & Music : Maki Ohguro)
3. 東京 Only Peace (Words & Music : Maki Ohguro)
4. 君に届け feat.doa, 川島だりあ (Words & Music : Maki Ohguro)
5. 今そこに君がいる 今ここに僕がいる (Words & Music : Maki Ohguro)
6. 太陽のサルサ□ ~!Salsa del sol!~ “ラテン家の人々” feat.Maquite Gomez, オルケスタ・デ・ラ・ルス, 當間ローズ, RIOSKE (Words & Music : Maki Ohguro)
7. Glamorous Butterfly ~Purple Haze ver.~ (Words & Music : Maki Ohguro)
8. Whenever ~あなたがいたから~ (Words & Music : Maki Ohguro)
9. Cheers! feat.RIOSKE (Words : Maki Ohguro, Music : Maki Ohguro, Yohey Tsukasaki)
10. I’m sorry, Cause I’m a woman ~大福のテーマ~ feat.福原みほ, 光永泰一朗, RIOSKE (Words:Maki Ohguro, Music : Maki Ohguro, Yohey Tsukasaki)
11. サンタラン□RUN♪RUN♪ (Words & Music:Maki Ohguro)
12. Sing (Words & Music:Maki Ohguro)
13. 光 その先へ (SPARKLE ver.) (Words & Music : M’DRIVE & Maki Ohguro)
14. 君が代 (Bonus Track)
15. ら・ら・ら ~Sweet Angel□ver.~ (Words & Music : Maki Ohguro) (Bonus Track)

<Disc 2> Re-mixes

Sound Produce & Arrangement (track 6) by Orquesta De La Luz, Yohey Tsukasaki
Brass Arrangement (track 6) by Hitoshi Aikawa

* B.I.G. JOE (Rap on 5)
* Yohey Tsukasaki (Programming on 6)
* Orquesta De La Luz on 6
Maki Ohguro (Vocal & Chorus), NORA (Vocal & Chorus)), JIN (Vocal & Chorus), Yoshiro Suzuki (Timbales & Chorus), Yoshi Iba (Congas), Yu Sato (Bongos), Takaya Saito (Piano & Chorus), Kazutoshi Shibuya (Bass), Isao Sakuma (Trumpet), Yasushi Gotanda (Trumpet), Daisuke Maeda (Trombone), Hitoshi Aikawa (Trombone & Chorus), Toshitaka Shibata (Rhodes & Organ)

Track list :
1. DJ KOO Hyper Non Stop Mega Mix 30 “SPARKLE”
2. DJ YUTAKA & DJ OGGY “Lie, Lie, Lie,” LA, Fresh Back INC Mix
3. YOHEY TSUKASAKI “Natsu ga kuru” Phil da Gale Chill out dance Mix
4. YOHEY TSUKASAKI “DA KA RA” Phil da Gale Lo-fi Banjo Mix
5. dj honda “Anatadake Mitsumeteru” NY, KAWAZOE Connection Mix
6. YOHEY TSUKASAKI & Orquesta De La Luz “LA LA LA” Let’s Hit The Rainbow Beach, Salsa Mix (Words & Music : Maki Ohguro)
7. DJ KAORI Girl’s Night Out Mix with “SPARKLE”

<Disc 3> Best Sellers

Arranged by Takeshi Hayama (1-14), tatsuo (15), Kotaro Nakagawa (15)
Recorded by Masayuki Aihara (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10-12, 14), Tomoko Nozaki (1, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14), Naoki Yomogida (2, 3, 6, 9, 13), Yoshinori Akai (8), Macoteau t. (12, 14), Yoshiki Aoki (13, 15), Teruaki Ise (15)
Mixed by David Holman (1), Masayuki Aihara (2, 7, 10, 14), Naoki Yomogida (3, 6, 9, 13), Masayuki Nomura (4, 5), Steve Peck (8, 11, 12), Teruaki Ise (15)
Assistant Engineers: Keisuke Takakuwa (1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12), Mimiko Saito (2), Shin Takakuwa (2, 6), Tomoko Nozaki (2, 9, 13), Daisuke Todoroki (3, 4, 6, 9, 13), Reiko Iimori (5, 11, 12, 14), TAC Sato (9, 10), Sawako Ryuko (12, 14), Syoichiro Inagaki (12, 14), Shuichi Jinnno (13), Hiroyuki Kubota (14)
Recorded and Mixed at Birdman West (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10-12, 14), Gardenia Studio (1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14), Mod Studio Being (1-14), Studio Birdman (1-14), T's Studio (6, 9, 10, 13), Little Bach Kobuchizawa (9, 13), AKA studio (15)

Musicians :
* Maki Ohguro (Lead Vocals on all, Chorus on 1-14)
* Takeshi Hayama (Guitar on 1-14, Bass on 1, 14, Programming on 1-14, Chorus on 1, 14)
* Fusanosuke Kondo (Chorus on 1)
* Takashi Nagai (Chorus on 1)
* Yuichi Ikusawa (Chorus on 1, 4, 7, 8, 10)
* Daria Kawashima (Chorus 1, 12)
* B.B.IKKIES (Chorus on 1)
* Kazuki Katsuta (Sax on 3-7, 9-11, 13)
* Akira Onozuka (Piano on 4, 10, 11, 14, Electric Piano on 10, Fender Rhodes on 14)
* Futoshi Kobayashi (Trumpet on 4, 5)
* Mitsukuni Kohata (Trumpet on 4, 7)
* Shinya Kawai (Trombone on 4)
* Naoki Watanabe (Bass on 5, 12)
* Masahiro Sayama (Piano on 5)
* Shiro Sasaki (Trumpet on 5, 7)
* Hideaki Nakaji (Trombone on 5, 7)
* Yoshinari Takegami (Sax on 5, 7)
* Yukihide Kutsuno (Percussion on 5)
* Yuiko Tsubokura (Chorus on 7)
* Bobby Watson (Bass on 8)
* Shinkokai Gangs (Chorus on 8, 12, 14)
* Shinichi Furukawa (Chorus on 10)
* Takeshi Hayama (Chorus on 12, 13)
* Yoshiyuki Kamimura (Bass on 13)
* Hironori Sawano (Trumpet on 13)
* Tateo Arisawa (Trumpet on 13)
* Hiroyuki Nomura (Trombone on 13)
* Koichi Tani (Banjo on 14)
* tatsuo (Guitar on 15)
* Tenji Nagano (Bass on 15)
* Ayato Kondo (Drum on 15)
* Kotaro Nakagawa (Brass Arrangement on 15)
* Bob Kazuhiko Kondo (Sax on 15)
* Koji Nishimura (Trumpet on 15)
* Eijiro Nakagawa (Trombone on 15)
* Sunaho Takeuchi (Chorus on 15)
* Tsuyoshi Hiruma (Chorus on 15)
* Taka (Chorus on 15)
* MR.Rah-D (Rap on 15)

Track list :
All words & music by M. Ohguro, except where noted
1. ら・ら・ら
2. あなただけ見つめてる
3. DA・KA・RA
4. 夏が来る
5. いちばん近くにいてね
6. チョット (Words: M. Ohguro, Music: Tetsuro Oda)
7. 熱くなれ
8. 永遠の夢に向かって
9. 別れましょう私から消えましょうあなたから
10. 白いGradation
11. 愛してます
12. あぁ
13. Harlem Night
14. 空
15. Anything Goes! (Words: Shoko Fujibayashi, Music: tatsuo)

<DVD> Music Video

Video Coordination by Shigeru Kohno
Video Sound Mixing Engineer : Tomoko Nozaki
Video Authoring Studio : Imagica Entertainment Media Service, Inc.

Track list : <Running Time: 37 minutes 25 seconds>
1. Sing
https://youtu.be/sN8BRdouTzo
2. 東京 Only Peace
3. WE ARE THE LOVE ~dedicated to J & L~
4. YOHEY TSUKASAKI “Natsu ga kuru” Phil da Gale Chill out dance Mix [Maki Ohguro 90’s Archive
5. Tender Rain [Maki Ohguro 90’s Archive Collection]
6. 太陽をつかまえに行こう [Maki Ohguro 90’s Archive Collection]

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