Heart (L'Arc-en-Ciel album)

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Heart
Larc en ciel-Heart.jpg
Studio album by L'Arc-en-Ciel
Released February 25, 1998
Genre Pop rock, alternative rock
Length 48:38
Label Ki/oon
Producer L'Arc-en-Ciel, Hajime Okano, Chieko Nakayama
L'Arc-en-Ciel chronology
True
(1996)
Heart
(1998)
Ark
(1999)

Heart is the fifth album by L'Arc-en-Ciel, released on February 25, 1998. It is the band's first album with yukihiro on drums, and marked the band's return to mainstream attention following the arrest of the former drummer sakura. It reached number one on the Oricon chart and sold over a million copies, being certified by the RIAJ.[1]

The first single to be released from this album was "Niji".

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by hyde, except track 9 by tetsu.

No. Title Music Length
1. "Loreley" hyde 5:58
2. "Winter Fall" ken 4:53
3. "Singin' in the Rain" hyde 4:34
4. "Shout at the Devil" ken 3:57
5. "Niji (Album Version)" () ken 5:07
6. "Birth!" hyde 4:16
7. "Promised Land" ken 4:29
8. "Fate" ken 5:41
9. "Milky Way" tetsu 4:28
10. "Anata" (あなた) tetsu 5:15

Personnel[edit]

  • hydevocals, alto sax on track 1, "master devil" on track 7
  • kenguitar, autoharp on track 1, tambourine on tracks 5 and 10
  • tetsubass guitar
  • yukihirodrums, industrial noise on track 1, metal percussion on tracks 4 and 7
  • Hajime Okano - keyboards on tracks 1, 6 and 7, ARP 2600 on track 8
  • Hitoshi Saitou - keyboards on track 1
  • Shinri Sasaki piano on track 2
  • Chieko Kanehara - strings on tracks 2 and 10
  • Shirou Sasaki - horns on track 2
  • Chinpaul Gorichie - female chorus on track 2
  • Hal-Oh Togashi - keyboards on track 3
  • Kyoya Kimura - "devil's voice" on track 7
  • Chinpaul Gilbert - "grand master devil" on track 7, 12-string guitar on track 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RIAJ CERTIFIED MILLION SELLER ALBUMS". ocn.ne.jp. Retrieved February 13, 2015.