Kiss (L'Arc-en-Ciel album)

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Kiss
Kiss cover larc-en-ciel.jpg
Studio album by L'Arc-en-Ciel
Released November 21, 2007
Genre Pop rock, alternative rock
Length 53:07
Label Ki/oon
Producer L'Arc-en-Ciel, Hajime Okano, Akira Nishidaira
L'Arc-en-Ciel chronology
Awake
(2005)
Kiss
(2007)
Quadrinity: Member's Best Selections
(2010)

Kiss is the eleventh album by L'Arc-en-Ciel, released on November 21, 2007. Its first-press edition had a 23-page photobook and sold out in less than a week. The album reached #1 on the Oricon album chart.[1] The song Daybreak's Bell was used as the first opening song for the Gundam 00 series.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Seventh Heaven" hyde hyde 5:01
2. "Pretty Girl" ken ken 3:17
3. "My Heart Draws a Dream" hyde ken 4:16
4. "Sunadokei" (砂時計) tetsu tetsu 4:35
5. "Spiral" yukihiro yukihiro 4:01
6. "Alone en la Vida" hyde ken 5:12
7. "Daybreak's Bell" hyde ken 4:11
8. "Umibe" (海辺) hyde tetsu 4:33
9. "The Black Rose" hyde hyde 3:38
10. "Link -Kiss Mix-" hyde tetsu 4:46
11. "Yuki no Ashiato" (雪の足跡) hyde ken 4:47
12. "Hurry Xmas" hyde hyde 4:49

Personnel[edit]

  • hydevocals, keyboards on track 12
  • kenguitar, backing vocals, keyboards on tracks 1-3, 5-9 and 11, tambourine on track 2
  • tetsubass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards on tracks 4, 8 and 10, handclap on track 10
  • yukihirodrums, metal percussion on track 2
  • Akira Nishidaira – keyboards on tracks 1, 4, 10, handclap on track 10
  • Hajime Okano – keyboards on track 2, handclap on track 10, tambourine on track 12
  • Toshihiko Komura – saxophone on track 2
  • Harunam Togashi – keyboards on tracks 3, 11, acoustic piano on track 3, 7, 11
  • Chieko Kanehara – strings on tracks 10 and 12
  • Jeremy Lubbock – conductor on track 6
  • Bruce Dukov, Becky Bunnell, Darius Campo, Pip Clarke, Charles Everett, Armen Garabedian, Pat Johnson, Peter Kent, Miran Kojian, Dennis Molchan, Anatoly Rosinski, Haim Shtrum, Mari Tsumura, Shari Zippert – violin on track 6
  • Marilyn Baker, Dennyse Buffum, Pam Goldsmith, Jimbo Ross – viola on track 6
  • Larry Corbett, Ernie Ehrhardt, Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Suzie Katayama, Steve Richards, Dan Smith – cello on track 6
  • Masahiro Kobayashi – trumpet on tracks 9 and 12
  • Ta Kobayashi, Isao Sakuma, Mikio Saitou – trumpet on tracks 9
  • Hikoutsu Fujita, Yuji Uesato – horn on track 9
  • Kiyoshi Satou – tuba on track 9
  • Takeshi Hatano – keyboards on track 12
  • Masahiko Sugasasa – trumpet on track 12
  • Youichi Murata, Masanori Hirohara – trombone
  • Kazuhiko Kondou – alto saxophone and flute on track 12
  • Ooji Miyamoto – tenor saxophone on track 12
  • Yoshiaki Satou – accordion on track 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007年11月25日のCDアルバム週間ランキン" (in Japanese). oricon. Retrieved February 11, 2012.