TREE


  • I. Introduction

    TREE is the seventh Japanese full album for South Korean boy group TVXQ, known in Japan as Tohoshinki. It was released on March 5, 2014. It had four physical versions with a seasonal theme cover - Version A (Spring/Summer), a CD + DVD version with music videos and behind-the-scenes content; Version B (Autumn), CD + DVD with off shot movies; Version C (Winter), CD-only version with two bonus tracks; and Version D: a fan club limited edition.


    II. Commercial Performance

    The album became Tohoshinki's 3rd consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Japanese Oricon Album Charts. The album made Tohoshinki the first foreign group in Japan to have three consecutive studio albums with first week sales over 200,000 copies, breaking a 13-year-old record. It also debuted at the top of the Billboard Japan Top Albums chart. The album earned a platinum certification by the Recording Industry of Japan (RIAJ) less than a month after release. The album also charted in the top 15 in the Korean Gaon Album Charts and Taiwanese charts. Four of the album's singles debuted at #2 on the Oricon Singles Chart and achieved gold certifications: "Ocean," "Scream," "Very Merry Xmas" and "Hide & Seek/Something."


    III. Promotional Singles

    Title Release Date
    "Ocean" June 12, 2013
    "Scream" September 4, 2013
    "Very Merry Xmas" November 27, 2013
    "Tree of Life" February 4, 2014
    "Hide & Seek/Something" February 5, 2014


    IV. Music Videos

    "Ocean"

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    "Scream"

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    "Very Merry Xmas"

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    "Tree of Life"

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    "Hide & Seek/Something"

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    V. Track List

    VI. CD (all versions)

    Track # Title Lyrics Music Arrangement
    1 "I Love You - Introduction" Katushiko Yamamoto Katushiko Yamamoto Katushiko Yamamoto
    2 "Champion" H.U.B. Sean Alexander, Jeremy Thurber Sean Alexander, Jeremy Thurber
    3 "Breeding Poison" H.U.B. Lasse Lindorff, Daniel Rothmann, Harry Wilkins Lasse Lindorff, Daniel Rothmann, Harry Wilkins
    4 "Ai O Motto (愛をもっと)" (More Love) Katushiko Yamamoto Katushiko Yamamoto Katushiko Yamamoto, Daisuke Kadowaki
    5 "Cheering" Shinjiroh Inoue Shinjiroh Inoue Shinjiroh Inoue
    6 "Something" (Japanese version) H.U.B. Yoo Young-jin, Yoo Han-jin Yoo Young-jin, Yoo Han-jin
    7 "Good Days" Shinjiroh Inoue Shinjiroh Inoue Shinjiroh Inoue
    8 "Hide & Seek" H.U.B. Kaoru Kondou Shinjiroh Inoue
    9 "Shiniru Mama (信じるまま)" (As We Believe) H.U.B. Steven Lee, Drew Ryan Scott Steven Lee, Drew Ryan Scott
    10 "Scream" H.U.B. hitchhiker hitchhiker
    11` "Crazy Crazy Crazy" H.U.B. Steven Lee, Andreas Stone Johansson, Fredrik Hult, Andreas Oberg Steven Lee, Andreas Stone Johansson, Fredrik Hult, Andreas Oberg
    12 "Ocean" Shinjiroh Inoue Shinjiroh Inoue Shinjiroh Inoue
    13 "Tree of Life" Shinjiroh Inoue Anders Grahn, Carlos Okabe Shinjiroh Inoue
    14 "Good-bye for Now" Shinjiroh Inoue Katerina Bramley, Obi Mhondera, Tim Hawes Katerina Bramley, Obi Mhondera, Tim Hawes


    VII. Version C - Winter (+ bonus tracks)

    15 "I Love You - Full Version) Katushiko Yamamoto Katushiko Yamamoto Katushiko Yamamoto
    16 "Very Merry Xmas" Shinjiroh Inoue Chris Buseck, Tom Hugo Hemansen Tomoji Sogawa

    VIII. Version D - fan club (+ bonus track)

    15 CD Extra: "Tree of Life" (lip version)


    VIV. Version A - Spring/Summer: DVD

    "Ocean" (video clip)
    "Scream" (video clip)
    "Very Merry Xmas" (video clip)
    "White" (video clip)
    "Something" (video clip)
    "Tree of Life" (video clip)
    "Ocean" (Dance version)
    "Scream" (Dance version)
    "Something" (Dance version)
    "Catch Me - if you wanna" (Live at A-nation 2013 stadium festival)
    "Scream" (Live at A-nation 2013 stadium festival)
    "Humanoids" (Live at A-nation 2013 stadium festival)


    VV. Version B - Autumn (DVD)

    "In Our Time" (off shot movie)
    "White" (off shot movie)
    "Tree of Life" (off shot movie)
    "Album jacket photography" (off shot movie)
    "One and Only One" (Live Tour 2013 Time documentary film)
    "In Our Time" (Live Tour 2013 Time final in Nissan Stadium documentary film)

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