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X Japan Songs Books LLC

X Japan Songs

Books LLC

Published May 4th 2010
ISBN : 9781155507521
Paperback
54 pages
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Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Chapters: Art of Life, I.v., 20th Century Boy, Forever Love, Silent Jealousy, Longing, Kurenai, Tears, Say Anything, Crucify My Love, Orgasm, Dahlia, the Last Song, Rusty Nail, Standing Sex, Scars, Week End, Ill Kill You, Endless Rain. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 53. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Art of Life is an album released by X Japan on August 28, 1993. It consists entirely of the 29 minute long title track, and was written and composed by Yoshiki Hayashi. The heavily orchestrated piece (recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra) is partly based on Schuberts unfinished Symphony No. 8 and comprises several passages of varying speed and instrumentation, including numerous verses, with no set chorus, several harmonized guitar solos, and eight minutes performed solely on piano. Upon the albums release, it debuted at number-one and became the 28th best-selling album of 1993 with over 513,000 units sold. It was rarely played live, an early performance taking place on July 30, 1992 at Nippon Budokan and two more on December 30 and 31, 1993, at the Tokyo Dome. These were later released on the Art of Life Live album and the Art of Life 1993.12.31 Tokyo Dome VHS/DVD, respectively. It was also performed at the bands reunion concert on March 28, 2008 at the Tokyo Dome, but was cut short when Yoshiki collapsed midway through the song, just before the piano solo. The rest of the song was played at the same venue two days later. The song opens with very gentle guitar fading in, with piano following soon after. The strings of the orchestra enter at 25 seconds, softly at first but gradually building in volume until Toshis first vocals. With one drum beat Yoshikis piano is now traded for drums (as he would do live during this song and ...http: //booksllc.net/?id=4590214