Sahara (Slash song)
|Single by Slash featuring Koshi Inaba|
|from the album Slash (Japanese Edition)|
|B-side||"Paradise City" (featuring Cypress Hill and Fergie)|
|Released||November 11, 2009|
|Format||7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, 12" picture disc, CD|
|Recorded||March 4–August 17, 2009|
|Writer(s)||Slash and Koshi Inaba|
|Slash singles chronology|
"Sahara" is the first single from Slash's self titled album. It was released as the first single of the album in Japan only. It has been awarded "Single of the Year" by the Japanese recording industry.
"Sahara" is only available as a bonus track on the Japanese version of the album Slash. The song has been re-recorded with lyrics in English. The English version is available on the iTunes version of the album, as a bonus track. It's also available as a bonus track on the Canadian Deluxe edition of the album (with English vocals).
"Sahara" has been awarded "Single of the Year" by the Japanese recording industry. It is the first time in 20 years that an international artist has won this award.
- Slash - lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals on "Paradise City"
- Koshi Inaba - lead vocals on "Sahara"
- Fergie - lead vocals on "Paradise City"
- Cypress Hill - co-lead vocals on "Paradise City"
- Franky Perez - backing vocals on "Paradise City"
- Chris Chaney - bass
- Josh Freese - drums
- Lenny Castro - percussion
- Single of the Year in Japan
- http://slash.ultimate-guitar.com/news/sahara_awarded_single_of_the_year_82500.html "Sahara" awarded "Single Of The Year", slash.ultimate-guitar.com, April 23, 2010
- Slash releases his first single in Japan, eil.com, October 8th 2009
- http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=420167906&blogId=517788503 Slash's Myspace blog, Nov. 9, 2009
- http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/slash/sahara_ep/index.html Sahara EP review, ultimate-guitar.com, March 31, 2010