Jesus (Gackt song)

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"Jesus"
Single by Gackt
from the album Re:Born
Released December 3, 2008 regular edition, November 26, 2008 limited edition for fanclub.
Genre Hard rock, Alternative metal,
Classical/Romantic music
Length 16:93
Label Dears
Writer(s) Gackt C.
Producer(s) Gackt
Gackt singles chronology
"Returner (Yami no Shūen)"
(2007)
"Jesus"
(2008)
"Ghost"
(2009)
Alternate cover
Dears only

"Jesus" is the twenty-eighth single by Japanese musical artist Gackt. It was released on December 4, 2008.[1]

Summary[edit]

"Jesus" marked the beginning of Gackt's move back into music scene after a year,[2] and the story of ЯR Project began in 2001 with release of the album Rebirth and Requiem et Reminiscence tour.[1][3] The sequel to the story was the Gackt Visualive Tour Requiem et Reminiscence II 2008-2009 tour, which he explained in detail on his website through "Asakura's Report".[1]

"Jesus" is first Gackt's release from his own label Dears, but still supported by Nippon Crown. A limited edition version with a PV was released on November 26, 2008 for members of Gackt's official fanclub, Dears, and the regular edition was released on December 3, 2008.[4]

In 2009, Gackt in a French magazine interview stated that Metallica's song "One" influenced him for writing the song "Jesus", whose certain part is a homage to "One".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Gackt.C, all music composed by Gackt.C.

No. Title Length
1. "Jesus"   3:37
2. "Sayonara -ЯR II ver.-"   5:14
3. "Jesus (Instrumental)"   3:36
4. "Sayonara -ЯR II ver.- (Instrumental)"   5:06

Chart performance[edit]

Release Provider(s) Chart Peak position
December 3, 2008 Oricon Daily Singles 6
Weekly Singles 7
Monthly Singles 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gackt 1年半ぶりの新作と約3年ぶりライブについて語る!!" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2008-12-03. Retrieved August 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gackt史上最大11万人動員の全国ツアーがスタート!". listenmusic.jp (in Japanese). Global Plus. 2008-12-15. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "極限まで高められたヘヴィネスと、鋭く研ぎ澄まされたヴォーカリゼイション 強い存在感を堪能できるGacktのニュー・シングル". CD Journal (in Japanese). Ongaku Shuppansha. 2008-12-09. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jesus on Oricon" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ Cecile, Emilie, Valerie (Ongaku France). "GACKT" HardRock 2009: n. pag. Web. 23 April–May 2009.