Collaborations (Page 3)

Collaborations are special songs that usually are done with another artist. They usually aren't available on Van's CDs, either. I've listed all of her collaborations below, in chronological order. New collaborations are always displayed on the first page.

Also, please note the following:

Bold links = done while part of Do As Infinity
Regular links = done as a solo artist

There are two ways you can sample the songs:

1) HTML: This is the original way I had it set up, where you'll have to manually download and listen to each file. Also, if you hover over the links, you'll see the kanji title of each song.

2) Flash Player (and Hear all collabs): This flash player will let you listen to each sample in REAL TIME. (^^) Occasionally you can choose between different playlists (especially if the CD is a remake/tribute to another artist's work).

Here's a quick summary of how the flash player works (image opens in a new window)

Click on the 'Lyrics' icon to access the lyrics. ALL lyrics will open in ONE popup (i.e.: all of the lyrics share the same popup). This way, you won't have a TON of popups open. Besides, you can't read two lyrics at the same time, right? (^^) But if you want to open the lyrics in more than one window, feel free to right-click the links and choose "Open in New Window".

Lastly, to make the pages load faster, the collaborations have been split into several pages (hence why I alternated/color-coded the links).

regular text (no link) = song not available yet

  1. Drive me nuts (Original Version)
  2. Drive me nuts (Cyber TRANCE mix)
  3. again (Original Version)
  4. again (TATSUMAKI Remix)
  5. El Dorado
  6. Hold me...
  7. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes
  8. TRUTH '94 -meets Tomiko Van-
  9. manacles (REIDEEN Edit ver.)
  10. Dance!
  12. Tsubasa no uta


CD cover
(CD Single - 3 tracks)

+Produced by: tearbridge records (part of avex trax)
+Catalogue #: NFCD-27127
+Release Date: October 15, 2008

+More Info:
This is a song by Kohey Tsuchiya, a popular guitarist in Japan who's been around since the 1973. That means 2008 was his 25th anniversary.

Since he got started in the '70s, it's only fitting that he'd make a tribute song (and music video) with a '70s vibe, AND have it feature multiple artists. (^^) The song was later placed on his album, "GET STONED" (which came out January 21, 2009. "Tsubasa no uta", another collaboration he did with Van, is also on the same album.)

"MUSIC FLOWER" has Kohey Tsuchiya collaborating with 7 artists: Tomiko Van, Maki Ohguro, Mika Nakashima, Rinko Urashima, Nadia Shimazu, Katteni Shiyagare and DJ HASEBE. However, the first 3 artists (Van, Maki, and Mika) are the lead soloists. (^__^) This single is also cool because this is the second time Van and Mika Nakashima have collaborated together. They once sang "Yuki no Hana" together (along with Sato Chikuzen). ^^

So after I've said all that, how does "MUSIC FLOWER" actually sound? Well, to be's kind of bland. (^^;) All of the singers did a good job, but the melody is pretty dull (although it does grow on you a bit). But since the melody was dull, the song should have been short (you know, to balance things out). But it's not's not short at all. It's nearly 6 minutes long. >_<;

Like I said, the song does grow on you after a while, but it's definitely not one of my favorites. But who knows; maybe YOU will like the song? ^^

Oh, and as a sidenote!!: Chara also did a special song with Kohey Tsuchiya, which she wrote herself. It's called "Soul Ryder", and I happen to think it's pretty cool. You can go to this CDJapan page to hear a sample of it. =)

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