Ballad Collection (X Japan album)

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Ballad Collection
Compilation album by
ReleasedDecember 19, 1997
GenreHeavy metal, rock
X Japan compilation chronology
B.O.X ~Best of X~
Ballad Collection
X Japan Singles ~Atlantic Years~

Ballad Collection is a compilation album released by X Japan on December 19, 1997.[1] It compiles all the ballads Yoshiki Hayashi wrote for the group. Songs by other members such as "Voiceless Screaming" by Taiji Sawada and Toshimitsu "Toshi" Deyama are not included. The album reached number 3 on the Oricon chart, and charted for 26 weeks.[2] In 1998, with 566,160 copies sold was the 47th best-selling album of the year.[3] It was certified platinum by RIAJ.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Forever Love"
  2. "Longing ~Togireta Melody~"
  3. "Endless Rain"
  4. "Crucify My Love"
  5. "Alive"
  6. "Say Anything"
  7. "Unfinished"
  8. "Tears"
  9. "Forever Love" (Last Mix)
  10. "The Last Song"


  1. ^ "BALLAD COLLECTION X JAPAN BALLAD COLLECTION BEST" (in Japanese). CDJournal. Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  2. ^ "X JAPANのアルバム売り上げランキング". Oricon. Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved April 27, 2011.
  3. ^ "What's This Year - Music 1998". Archived from the original on March 10, 2012. Retrieved 2014-07-01.
  4. ^ "月次認定作品 認定年月:1998年 2月" (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2017-05-10.