|UMCK-1212||Hideaki Tokunaga||Vocalist 2 (CD, Album)||Universal Music, A&M Records||UMCK-1212||Japan||2006|
|450390-5||Hideaki Tokunaga||Vocalist 2 (CD, Album)||Universal Music||450390-5||Taiwan||2006|
Although Tokunaga failed to pass the test of Star Tanjō! in 1982, he debuted as a recording singer in 1986. After he released hit songs such as "Yume o Shinjite" (the first ending theme of the anime series Dragon Quest) and "Kowarekake no Radio" in 1990, his single "Wednesday Moon" reached No. 1 on Oricon weekly charts in 1991.
Released: 31 Dec 2006.
Management, Promotion – Ayumu Kanaya, Hiroshi Tokunaga (2). Management – Chie Matsumoto, Hiroko Kimura (2), Takayuki Habagishi. Mastered By – Shigeki Fujino. Other – Masanobu Kondo. Percussion – 浜口茂外也 (tracks: 1, 12). Photography By – Takayuki Okada.
Working in 2006, Tokunaga released a pair of albums, reminding listeners of exactly what he was known for - Vocalist and Vocalist 2. On Vocalist 2, the fare is entirely that of the ballad, built around a basic core of easy listening and a slight dose of enka. Tokunaga's voice is, as it should be with the album title, the star of the show. He croons, he pleads, and on occasion he simply sings. In all cases, though, listeners can.
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It featured his covers of various female artists. The album reached on the Oricon weekly charts and charted for 120 weeks, selling 721,461 copies (as of 2010. It sold 253,088 copies in 2006, making the album of the year; 202,264 copies in 2007, making the album of the year and 257,770 copies in 2008, making the album of the year. Oricon Profile: CD+DVD CD Only. php?title Vocalist 2&oldid 108271".