Image (album)

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Image
Studio album by Luna Sea
Released May 21, 1992
Recorded Victor Studio, Studio Vincent, Magnet Studio, Den Music Studio, Studio EGM, Freedom Studio, RMC Studio, MIT Studio, Echo House
Genre Hard rock, progressive rock, punk rock
Length 54:42
Label MCA Victor
Producer Luna Sea
Luna Sea chronology
Luna Sea
(1991)
Image
(1992)
Eden
(1993)

Image is the second album by Japanese rock band Luna Sea, released on May 21, 1992.[1] It is their major label debut on MCA Victor and reached number nine on the Oricon chart.[2]

Overview[edit]

The song "Search For Reason" is re-recorded from their 1989 demo "Shade"."Vampire's Talk" was originally titled "Feeling", and "In Mind" was titled "Sinful Song". This recording of "Moon" is a longer, reworked version of the song from their debut album Luna Sea. "Déjàvu" and "Wish" were both re-recorded by the band for the 2000 compilation album Period -the Best Selection-.[3] Image was remastered and re-released by Universal Music Group on December 19, 2007, it came with a DVD of the promotional video for "Déjàvu".

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Ryuichi, except "Wish" by Ryuichi and J.

No. Title Music Length
1. "Call For Love"   Sugizo 0:42
2. "Déjàvu"   Sugizo 3:54
3. "Mechanical Dance"   J 5:05
4. "Wall"   Sugizo 4:55
5. "Image"   Inoran 5:41
6. "Search For Reason"   Sugizo 7:10
7. "Imitation"   J 3:22
8. "Vampire's Talk"   Inoran 6:16
9. "Symptom"   Sugizo 2:15
10. "In Mind"   J 3:54
11. "Moon"   Sugizo 7:10
12. "Wish"   J 4:18

Personnel[edit]

Luna Sea
Additional performers
  • Chorus: Yurie Kokubu, Kaoru Akimoto
  • Chorus arrangement: Hidekazu Tokumitsu
Production
  • Producer and arranger: Luna Sea
  • Executive producers: Masatoshi Sakanoue (Sweet Child), Seiichiro Ishihara, Takafumi Muraki (Victor Invitation)
  • Supervisor: Hiroyuki Iwata
  • Director: Yoshiyuki Maki, Akira Sekiguchi (Victor Invitation)
  • Recorder, mixer: Masayuki Nakahara (Victor Studio)
  • Additional engineers: Hirokazu Akashi (Victor Studio), Shigetoshi Saito (Victor Studio)
  • Mastering engineer: Hiroshi Kawasaki (Victor Studio)
  • Assistant engineers: Masayuki Oka (Victor Studio), Tomoaki Sato (Victor Vincent), Takashi Kondo (Victor Vincent), Terushi Maruyama (Magnet Studio), Osamu Konishi (Den Music Studio), Akihiro Sano (Studio EGM), Minoru Yasuda (Freedom Studio), Toshio Tanabe (RMC Studio), Shigeru Matsumura (MIT Studio), Satoru Arai (Echo House)
  • Sound effects: Keishi Urata, Tsuyoshi Kon, Kunihiko Tominaga, Manabu Ogasawara, Tsutomu Nakayama
  • Sound adviser: Kazutaka Minemori
  • Drum tuner: Yukihiro Sugimoto
  • Adviser: Toshihiro Nara
  • Art direction & graphic design: Sakaguchi Ken Factory
  • Design coordinator: Tatsuo Sato
  • Photography: Bruno Dayan
  • Hair & make-up: Tetsuya Kameyama
  • Stylist: Sayuri Chihara
  • Costumes: Mikako Ohhara
  • Cover model: Sakuraku K.
  • Shinya's model: Sayuri Ichiyo
  • Sugizo's doll: Katan Amano, Ryoichi Yoshida
  • A & R coordinator: Nobuhiro Sonoyama (Sweet Child)
  • Artist management: Yoshiki Okiyama (Sweet Child), Masato Takahashi (Sweet Child), Eriko Murata (Sweet Child)
  • Road crew: Yosuke Narita, Keisuke Takimoto, Jyunzi Sakuma
  • Official fan club Slave: Orie Murasaki, Naoe Tanimoto
Personnel per album's liner notes.[4]

Covers[edit]

"Déjàvu" was also covered by Mucc for the 2007 Luna Sea Memorial Cover Album -Re:birth-.[5]

This album's version of "Moon" was covered by Masami Tsuchiya for the 2007 Luna Sea Memorial Cover Album -Re:birth-.[5]

"Wish" was covered by Sid for the 2007 Luna Sea Memorial Cover Album -Re:birth-.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luna Sea - Image". discogs.com. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ LUNA SEAのアルバム売り上げランキング Retrieved April 24, 2011
  3. ^ "PERIOD: LUNA SEA". amazon.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  4. ^ Image liner notes, 1992-05-21. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
  5. ^ a b c "Luna Sea Memorial Cover Album -Re:birth-". cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-07-07.