Awake (L'Arc-en-Ciel album)

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Awake
Studio album by L'Arc-en-Ciel
Released June 22, 2005 (JP)
September 20, 2005 (US)
Genre Alternative rock, pop rock
Length 55:19
Label Ki/oon
Producer L'Arc-en-Ciel, Hajime Okano
L'Arc-en-Ciel chronology
Smile
(2004)
Awake
(2005)
Kiss
(2007)

Awake is the tenth album released by L'Arc-en-Ciel on June 22, 2005 in Japan and on September 20, 2005 in the United States. The song "Lost Heaven" was used as the ending theme of the Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa film.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by hyde, except track 1 by yukihiro and track 12 by ken

No. Title Music Length
1. "New World"   yukihiro, hyde 4:06
2. "Lost Heaven"   ken 4:36
3. "Jojoushi" (叙情詩) ken 5:10
4. "Trust"   tetsu 4:29
5. "Killing Me"   hyde 4:01
6. "As One"   hyde 3:44
7. "My Dear"   hyde 5:09
8. "Existence"   ken 4:08
9. "Jiyuu e no Shoutai" (自由への招待) tetsu 3:59
10. "Ophelia"   hyde 5:09
11. "Hoshizora" (星空) hyde 5:36
12. "Twinkle, Twinkle"   ken 5:12
13. "Heaven's Drive (Live at Yoyogi National Stadium)" (US release only) hyde 5:12

Personnel[edit]

  • hydevocals, rhythm guitar on track 13
  • kenguitar, backing vocals, keyboards on tracks 3, 7, 8, 11 and 12, tambourine on tracks 1 and 3
  • tetsubass, backing vocals, keyboards on tracks 4 and 9, guitar on track 4
  • yukihirodrums, keyboards on track 1, scratching on track 6, synthesizer on track 7
  • Hiroaki Sugawara – keyboards on track 2
  • Hajime Okano – keyboards on tracks 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12, autoharp on track 9, shaker on track 11
  • Hitoshi Saitou – keyboards on tracks 6, 7 and 10
  • Rie Eto – female backing vocals on track 8
  • Atsushi Koike – keyboards on track 10
  • Hal-Oh Togashi – acoustic piano on track 10
  • Jun Miyakeflugelhorn on track 10
  • Takeshi Hidano – keyboards and synthesizer on track 13
  • Jeremy Lubbock – conductor
  • Charles Bisharat, Darius Campo, Joel Derouin, Armen Garabedian, Berj Garabedian, Patricia Johnson, Peter Kent, Miran Kojian, Anatoly Rosinsky, Shari Zippert – violin on track 3
  • Marilyn Baker, Denyse Buffum, James Ross, Evan Wilson – viola on track 3
  • Larry Corbett, Emie Ehrhardt, Suzie Katayama, Dan Smith – cello on track 3
  • Earle Dumler – oboe on track 3

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