Tell Me (hide song)

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"Tell Me"
Single by hide
from the album Hide Your Face
Released March 24, 1994
Genre Alternative rock
Label MCA Victor
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"Tell Me"
"Tell Me"
Single by hide with Spread Beaver
Released January 19, 2000
Genre Alternative rock
Label Universal Victor
hide with Spread Beaver singles chronology
"Hurry Go Round"
"Tell Me"
"In Motion"

"Tell Me" is the fourth single by Japanese musician hide, released on March 24, 1994. It reached number 4 on the Oricon chart.[1] The B-side "Scanner (Ai no Duet?)" is a different version of "Scanner" from Hide Your Face, as it features vocals by Ryuichi from Luna Sea.[2]

A re-recording of "Tell Me", that features Spread Beaver playing, was released on January 19, 2000, under the hide with Spread Beaver name. This version reached number 2 on the Oricon chart.[1]

The original version was re-released on December 12, 2007, with a new cover.[3] On April 28, 2010, it was re-released again as part of the first releases in "The Devolution Project", which was a release of hide's original eleven singles on picture disc vinyl.[4]

Track listing

All songs written and composed by hide.
1994 Original release

No. Title Length
1. "Tell Me"   4:44
2. "Scanner (Ai no Duet?) (SCANNER 愛のデュエット??, Scanner: Duet of Love?)"   3:26
3. "Tell Me (Original TV Mix)"   4:48

2000 Re-recording

No. Title Length
1. "Tell Me"   4:50
2. "Pink Spider (Live at Yokohama on Nov.18.1998)"   4:31
3. "Tell Me (Voiceless Version)"   4:59

Cover versions

"Tell Me" and "Scanner" were covered by Kyo and Tetsu (both currently of D'erlanger, but previously in hide's old band Saver Tiger) and Luna Sea on the 1999 hide tribute album Tribute Spirits.[5] Luna Sea performed their cover live at the hide memorial summit on May 4, 2008, and "Tell Me" was covered live by heidi. earlier that same day.[6][7] A studio version by heidi. appears on the Tribute II -Visual Spirits- tribute album, which was released on July 3, 2013.[8] For Tribute VI -Female Spirits-, released on December 18, 2013, "Tell Me" was covered by Thelma Aoyama.[9]


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