The 7th Blues

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The 7th Blues
Studio album by B'z
Released March 3rd, 1994
Genre Hard rock
Length 1:42:51
Producer Tak Matsumoto
B'z chronology
6th Album
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RUN
(1992)
7th Album
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The 7th Blues
(1994)
8th Album
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LOOSE
(1995)

The 7th Blues is the seventh studio album by B'z, released on March 3rd, 1994.

Upon release, The 7th Blues debuted at the top of the Weekly Oricon Album chart with 1,1049,900 physical copies sold in the first week alone. Initial sales were strong enough to sustain its place at the top of the chart for three consecutive weeks. Seven months later, the album would go on to rank at number four on the year end chart. To date, the album has sold in excess of 1,630,450 physical copies, qualifying it for a Million certification from the Recording Industry Association of Japan. In 2018, the album was reissued as a four vinyl set made available to visitors of their thirtieth anniversary public exhibition entitled "SCENES" alongside all other studio albums to that point.

Track listing

All music and guitar by Tak Matsumoto. All lyrics and lead vocals by Koshi Inaba.

Disc 1

  1. LOVE IS DEAD
    .
  2. Odekake ShimashoLet's Get Out of Here, おでかけしましょ
    .
  3. MiseinenUnder Age, 未成年
    .
  4. Yami no AmeRain in the Darkness, 闇の雨
    .
  5. MY SAD LOVE
    .
  6. Queen of Madrid
    .
  7. Himitsu na FutariThe Secretive Two, ヒミツなふたり
    .
  8. Strings of My Soul
    .
  9. Akai KawaRed River, 赤い河
    .
  10. WILD ROAD
    .

Disc 2

  1. Don't Leave Me
    .
  2. Sweet Lil' Devil
    .
  3. THE BORDER
    .
  4. JAP THE RIPPER
    .
  5. SLAVE TO THE NIGHT
    .
  6. HaruSpring, 春
    .
  7. Yaburenu Yume wo HikizutteDragging Along An Unbroken Dream, 破れぬ夢をひきずって
    .
  8. LADY NAVIGATION (ENGLISH VERSION)
    .
  9. Mou KarimakkaAre You Earning A Lot?, もうかりまっか
    .
  10. farewell song
    .

Reversion history

Original Song Reversion History
LOVE IS DEAD
ALBUM SONG (1994)

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UNRELEASED: LOVE IS DEAD [English Demo Version] (1992-1994)
An unreleased English demo version that is presumed to have been recorded between RUN and The 7th Blues.
REMIX: LOVE IS DEAD [Introless Version] (2008)
Voted by fans onto B'z The Best "ULTRA Treasure" but with the spoken introduction from The 7th Blues omitted.

Yami no Ame
ALBUM SONG (1994)

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UNRELEASED: Yami no Ame [English Demo Version] (1992-1994)
An unreleased English demo version that is presumed to have been recorded between RUN and The 7th Blues.

Don't Leave Me
SINGLE & ALBUM SONG (1994)

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Sweet Lil' Devil
ALBUM SONG (1994)

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UNRELEASED: Sweet Lil' Devil [English Demo Version] (1992-1994)
An unreleased English demo version that is presumed to have been recorded between RUN and The 7th Blues.

Yaburenu Yume wo Hikizutte
ALBUM SONG (1994)

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UNRELEASED: Yaburenu Yume wo Hikizutte [English Demo Version] (1992-1994)
An unreleased English demo version that is presumed to have been recorded between RUN and The 7th Blues.

farewell song
ALBUM SONG (1994)

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UNRELEASED: farewell song [English Demo Version] (1992-1994)
An unreleased English demo version that is presumed to have been recorded between RUN and The 7th Blues.

Live appearances

Live Performances

LOVE IS DEAD [135 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-" [55/55 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part2-" [32/32 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2003 "IT'S SHOWCASE!!" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM The Final Pleasure "IT'S SHOWTIME!!" [21/23 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2003 "BANZAI IN NORTH AMERICA" [7/7 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2010 "Ain't No Magic" [19/19 SHOWS]
Odekake Shimasho [101 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-" [55/55 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part2-" [32/32 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png Merry X'Mas ~ Mary Had a Little Lamb/Silent Night [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -19- [6/6 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -B'z In Your Town- [7/7 SHOWS]
Miseinen [60 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-" [55/55 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION" [5/53 SHOWS]
Yami no Ame [29 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-" [28/55 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z Special LIVE at EX THEATER ROPPONGI [1/1 SHOWS]
MY SAD LOVE [23 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-" [15/55 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2009 -B'z In Your Town- [8/8 SHOWS]
Queen of Madrid [32 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part2-" [32/32 SHOWS]
Himitsu na Futari [29 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-" [16/55 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2003 "BIG MACHINE" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2003 "BIG MACHINE" [12/12 SHOWS]
Strings of My Soul [24 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '93 "RUN" [24/49 SHOWS]
Akai Kawa [105 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-" [55/55 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part2-" [32/32 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 "LIVE DINOSAUR" [18/18 SHOWS]
WILD ROAD [87 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-" [55/55 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part2-" [32/32 SHOWS]
Don't Leave Me [149 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-" [55/55 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part2-" [32/32 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png Merry X'Mas ~ Mary Had a Little Lamb/Silent Night [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'95 "BUZZ!!" [12/12 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '96 "Spirit LOOSE" SHOWCASE [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '99 "Brotherhood" -Extra- [2/24 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2003 "BIG MACHINE" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2003 "BIG MACHINE" [12/12 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2008 -GLORY DAYS- [6/6 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT- [16/40 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png ROCKROCK 20th ANNIVERSARY LIVE "ROCK BEYOND ROCK" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png 7-Eleven presents B'z PREMIUM LIVE [1/2 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 "LIVE DINOSAUR" [9/18 SHOWS]
Sweet Lil' Devil [87 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-" [55/55 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part2-" [32/32 SHOWS]
THE BORDER redx.png
JAP THE RIPPER [186 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'93 "JAP THE RIPPER" [2/2 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-" [55/55 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part2-" [32/32 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png Merry X'Mas ~ Mary Had a Little Lamb/Silent Night [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'95 "BUZZ!!" [12/12 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '96 "Spirit LOOSE" SHOWCASE [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '96 "Spirit LOOSE" [44/44 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '99 "Brotherhood" -Extra- [2/24 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2001 "ELEVEN" [37/46 SHOWS]
SLAVE TO THE NIGHT redx.png
Haru [34 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-" [27/55 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -19- [6/6 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -B'z In Your Town- [1/7 SHOWS]
Yaburenu Yume wo Hikizutte [33 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-" [1/55 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part2-" [32/32 SHOWS]
LADY NAVIGATION (English Version) [57 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'93 "JAP THE RIPPER" [2/2 SHOWS] (The 7th Blues Version)
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-" [55/55 SHOWS] (The 7th Blues Version)
Mou Karimakka [87 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-" [55/55 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part2-" [32/32 SHOWS]
farewell song [31 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part2-" [31/32 SHOWS]

Home Videos

LOVE IS DEAD
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2003 "BANZAI IN NORTH AMERICA"
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2010 "Ain't No Magic"
Odekake Shimasho
crossbracket.png ULTRA Pleasure DVD: LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-"
crossbracket.png SHOWCASE 2007 -19-
Miseinen novid.png
Yami no Ame
crossbracket.png Uchouten Limited Edition DVD: EX THEATER ROPPONGI Special LIVE
MY SAD LOVE novid.png
Queen of Madrid novid.png
Himitsu na Futari novid.png
Strings of My Soul
crossbracket.png Strings Of My Soul Limited Edition DVD: LIVE-GYM '93 "RUN"
Akai Kawa
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 "LIVE DINOSAUR"
WILD ROAD novid.png
Don't Leave Me
crossbracket.png "BUZZ!!" THE MOVIE
crossbracket.png ULTRA Pleasure DVD: LIVE-GYM 2003 "BIG MACHINE"
crossbracket.png Hidden Pleasure: LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part2-"
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2008 -GLORY DAYS-
Sweet Lil' Devil novid.png
THE BORDER redx.png novid.png
JAP THE RIPPER
crossbracket.png LIVE RIPPER: Pleasure'93 "JAP THE RIPPER"
crossbracket.png "BUZZ!!" THE MOVIE
crossbracket.png True meaning of "Brotherhood"?
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2001 -ELEVEN-
SLAVE TO THE NIGHT redx.png novid.png
Haru
crossbracket.png SHOWCASE 2007 -19-
Yaburenu Yume wo Hikizutte novid.png
LADY NAVIGATION (English Version) novid.png
Mou Karimakka novid.png
farewell song novid.png

Sales data

No. Cover Album Physical Copies Sold Chart Positions Certification
FIRST WEEK LIFETIME WEEK MONTH YEAR
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The 7th Blues
1994.03.02

1,049,900+

1,630,450+

1
(3 Weeks)

4

Million

Personnel

B'z

  • Tak Matsumoto: Guitar, Music Composition, Arrangement, Electric Sitar,
  • Koshi Inaba: Vocals, Lyric Composition, Chorus (DISC 1: Track 8, DISC 2: Track 7,8,9除く)

Support Members

  • Jun Aoyama: Drums, Timpani (DISC 2: Track 6)
  • Masao Akashi: Bass, Manipulator, Arrangement
  • Takanobu Masuda: Acoustic Piano (DISC 1: Track 8), Hammond Organ (DISC 1: Tracks 2, 6, 10,
    DISC 2: Tracks 1 & 5)
  • Akira Onozuka from DIMENSION: Acoustic Piano (DISC 1: Tracks 1, 3, 4, DISC 2: Tracks 6, 8, 9, 10),
    Korg SG-1 (DISC 1: Track 5), Rhodes Piano (DISC 2: Track 3), Electric Piano (DISC 2: Track 7)
  • Rei Atsumi: Hammond Organ (DISC 2: Track 4)
  • Shin Kazuhara: Horns Section (DISC 1: Track 1)
  • Jake H. Concepcion: Horns (DISC 1: Track 1)
  • Shigeru Terauchi from DE LA LUZ HORN SECTION: Trumpet (DISC 1: Tracks 2 & 7)
  • Shiro Sasaki from DE LA LUZ HORN SECTION: Trumpet (DISC 1: Tracks 2 & 7)
  • Yoshihito Fukumoto from DE LA LUZ HORN SECTION: Trumpet (DISC 1: Tracks 2 & 7)
  • Hideaki Nakaji from DE LA LUZ HORN SECTION: Trombone (DISC 1: Tracks 2 & 7)
  • Taisei Aoki from DE LA LUZ HORN SECTION: Trombone (DISC 1: Tracks 2 & 7)
  • Kimiyoshi Nagoya from SKA-PARA HORNS: Trumpet (DISC 1: Track 5, DISC 2: Tracks 1 & 5)
  • Masahiko Kitahara from SKA-PARA HORNS: Trombone (DISC 1: Track 5, DISC 2: Tracks 1 & 5)
  • Tatsuyuki Hiyamuta from SKA-PARA HORNS: Alto Sax (DISC 1: Track 5, DISC 2: Tracks 1 & 5)
  • GAMOU from SKA-PARA HORNS: Tenor Sax (DISC 1: Track 5, DISC 2: Tracks 1 & 5)
  • Atsushi Yanaka from SKA-PARA HORNS: Baritone Sax (DISC 1: Track 5, DISC 2: Tracks 1 & 5)

Production