THE CIRCLE

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THE CIRCLE
Studio album by B'z
Released April 6th, 2005
Genre Hard rock
Length 48:14
Producer Tak Matsumoto
B'z chronology
13th Album
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BIG MACHINE
(2003)
14th Album
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THE CIRCLE
(2005)
15th Album
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MONSTER
(2006)

THE CIRCLE is the fourteenth studio album by B'z, released on April 6th, 2005.

At release, THE CIRCLE debuted at the top of the Weekly Oricon Album chart with sales in excess of 345,000 copies—enough to have it certified as Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan. The album would continue to move units throughout the year, topping the monthly chart and coming in at number 15 for the year. By the end of its run, the album had sold nearly 558,000 copies and earned a Double Platinum certification for physical copies sold. In 2018, the album was reissued as a two 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.

  1. THE CIRCLE
    .
  2. X
    .
  3. Pulse — パルス
    .
  4. Ai no BakudanLove Bomb, 愛のバクダン
    .
  5. Fly The Flag
    .
  6. Aqua Blue — アクアブルー
    .
  7. SuirenWater Lily, 睡蓮
    .
  8. Sanctuary
    .
  9. Fever
    .
  10. Shiroi HibanaWhite-Hot Spark, 白い火花
    .
  11. Icarus — イカロス
    .
  12. BLACK AND WHITE
    .
  13. Brighter Day
    .

Reversion history

Original Song Reversion History
Ai no Bakudan
SINGLE & ALBUM SONG (2005)

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KARAOKE: Ai no Bakudan (TV STYLE) (2005)
Most recent official karaoke version release, made available on limited edition copies of the "Ai no Bakudan" single.
REMIX: Ai no Bakudan (GUITAR SOLO LESS) (2005)
Only "Guitar Solo Less" version released, made available on limited edition copies of the "Ai no Bakudan" single.
REMIX: Ai No Bakudan (2007)
Released only on the band's 2007 self-titled international EP.
ENGLISH: Love Bomb (2012)
Released on the band's worldwide debut English album.

Live appearances

Live Performances

X [10 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK" [10/41 SHOWS]
Pulse [42 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2005 "Abashiri Extra Edition" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK" [41/41 SHOWS]
Ai no Bakudan [174 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2005 "Abashiri Extra Edition" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK" [41/41 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2006 "Yokosuka MONSTER" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2006 "MONSTER'S GARAGE" [17/17 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE in Namba 2006 [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -19- [6/6 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -B'z In Your Town- [5/7 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png SUMMER SONIC 07 [2/2 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2008 -GLORY DAYS- [6/6 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2010 "Ain't No Magic" [19/19 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2011 -long time no see- [3/3 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png Music for Relief's Secret Show for Japan [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png TV Asahi Dream Festival 2011 [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png AEROSONIC [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- [17/30 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT- [37/40 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png ROCKROCK 20th ANNIVERSARY LIVE "ROCK BEYOND ROCK" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2015 -Shinagawa Uchouten NIGHT- [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png TV Asahi Dream Festival 2015 [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2018 -The Wall Of Rock- [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI- [10/23 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z PARTY Presents B’z Pleasure in Hawaii [1/1 SHOWS]
Fly The Flag redx.png
Aqua Blue [42 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2005 "Abashiri Extra Edition" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK" [41/41 SHOWS]
Suiren [42 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2005 "Abashiri Extra Edition" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK" [41/41 SHOWS]
Sanctuary [26 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK" [26/41 SHOWS]
Fever [42 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2005 "Abashiri Extra Edition" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK" [41/41 SHOWS]
Shiroi Hibana redx.png
Icarus [42 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2005 "Abashiri Extra Edition" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK" [41/41 SHOWS]
BLACK AND WHITE [42 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2005 "Abashiri Extra Edition" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK" [41/41 SHOWS]
Brighter Day [14 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE in Namba 2006 [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png Pepsi NEX presents B'z PREMIUM LIVE [2/2 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free- [11/11 SHOWS]

Home Videos

X
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2005 -CIRCLE OF ROCK-
Pulse
crossbracket.png SPLASH! Limited Edition DVD: LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK"
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2005 -CIRCLE OF ROCK-
Ai no Bakudan
crossbracket.png SPLASH! Limited Edition DVD: LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK"
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2006 "MONSTER'S GARAGE"
crossbracket.png LIVE in Namba 2006
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2008 -GLORY DAYS-
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2010 "Ain't No Magic"
crossbracket.png SHOWCASE 2007 -19-
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2011 -long time no see-
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2005 -CIRCLE OF ROCK-
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER-
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT-
Fly The Flag redx.png novid.png
Aqua Blue
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2005 -CIRCLE OF ROCK-
Suiren
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2005 -CIRCLE OF ROCK-
Sanctuary novid.png
Fever
crossbracket.png SPLASH! Limited Edition DVD: LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK"
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2005 -CIRCLE OF ROCK-
Shiroi Hibana redx.png novid.png
Icarus
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2005 -CIRCLE OF ROCK-
BLACK AND WHITE
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2005 -CIRCLE OF ROCK-
Brighter Day
crossbracket.png LIVE in Namba 2006
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free- (Web Stream)
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free- EXTRA

Sales data

No. Cover Album Physical Copies Sold Chart Positions Certification
FIRST WEEK LIFETIME WEEK MONTH YEAR
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THE CIRCLE
2005.04.06

345,041+

557,783+

1

1

15

2x Platinum

Personnel

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