Mother (Luna Sea album)

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Mother
Studio album by Luna Sea
Released October 26, 1994
Genre Progressive rock, punk rock, hard rock
Length 48:40
Label MCA Victor
Producer Luna Sea
Luna Sea chronology
Eden
(1993)
Mother
(1994)
Style
(1996)
Singles from Mother
  1. "Rosier"
    Released: July 21, 1994
  2. "True Blue"
    Released: September 21, 1994
  3. "Mother"
    Released: February 22, 1995

Mother is the fourth album by Japanese rock band Luna Sea, released on October 26, 1994.[1] It reached number two on the Oricon chart.[2] The album was named one of the top albums from 1989-1998 in a 2004 issue of the music magazine Band Yarouze and Allmusic called it one of the band's best, along with 1998's Shine.[3][4]

Overview[edit]

The single versions of "Rosier" and "Mother" are slightly different from the album's. The album was remastered and re-released by Universal Music Group on December 19, 2007, it came with a DVD of the promotional videos for "Rosier", "True Blue" and "Mother".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Luna Sea.

  1. "Loveless" - 5:36
    Originally composed by Sugizo.
  2. "Rosier" - 5:25
    Originally composed by J.
  3. "Face to Face" - 4:45
    Originally composed by Inoran.
  4. "Civilize" - 3:25
    Originally composed by Sugizo.
  5. "Genesis of Mind ~Yume no Kanata e~" (GENESIS OF MIND ~夢の彼方へ~ Genesis of Mind ~Beyond the Dream?) - 8:12
    Originally composed by Sugizo.
  6. "Aurora" - 4:44
    Originally composed by Sugizo.
  7. "In Future" - 4:16
    Originally composed by J.
  8. "Fake" - 3:12
    Originally composed by Inoran.
  9. "True Blue" - 3:47
    Originally composed by J.
  10. "Mother" - 5:18
    Originally composed by Inoran.

Covers[edit]

"Rosier" was covered by High and Mighty Color for the 2007 Luna Sea Memorial Cover Album -Re:birth-.[5] It was later included on their 2008 album Rock Pit. It was also covered by defspiral for Crush! 3 - 90's V-Rock Best Hit Cover Love Songs-, which was released on June 27, 2012 and features current visual kei bands covering love songs by visual kei bands of the 90's.[6]

"True Blue" was covered by melodic death metal band Blood Stain Child on their 2005 album Idolator.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luna Sea - Mother". 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. ^ "Top 44 Albums from 1989 - 1998". jame-world.com. 2004-05-09. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  4. ^ Eremenko, Alexey. "Shine - Luna Sea" (Review). AllMusic. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  5. ^ "Luna Sea Memorial Cover Album -Re:birth-". cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  6. ^ "Crush! 3-90's V-Rock best hit cover LOVE songs-". cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  7. ^ "IDOLATOR Blood Stain Child". cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-07-07.