Style (Luna Sea album)

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Style
Style album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 22, 1996
RecordedSound Sky Kawana, Sound Sky Studio, Hitokuchizaka, Victor,
Genre
Length61:00
LabelMCA Victor (1996),
Universal (2007)
ProducerLuna Sea
Luna Sea chronology
Mother
(1994)
Style
(1996)
Shine
(1998)
Singles from Style
  1. "Desire"
    Released: November 13, 1995
  2. "End of Sorrow"
    Released: March 25, 1996
  3. "In Silence"
    Released: July 15, 1996

Style is the fifth album by Japanese rock band Luna Sea, released on April 22, 1996.[1] It reached number 1 on the Oricon chart.[2] 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 "End of Sorrow", "Desire" and "In Silence".

Overview[edit]

Style was supported with Luna Sea embarking on the sold out Un Ending Style tour, which opened with two consecutive concerts at Yokohama Arena and continued for 16 concerts in nine locations, and mobilized an audience of over one hundred thousand people. It was continued in October with the Un Ending Style ~To Rise~ tour, 28 concerts in smaller venues, and ended with a Christmas concert on December 23, titled Christmas Stadium ~Mafuyu no Yagai~ (Christmas STADIUM 〜真冬の野外〜), at the outdoor Yokohama Stadium. During the concert it was announced that the band would have a temporary year break in 1997 for each member to pursue solo careers [3][4]

The single versions of "End of Sorrow" and "Luv U" (b-side of "Desire") are slightly different from the album's.

"G." was used as the theme song of the 1999 24 Hours of Le Mans.

"End of Sorrow" was covered by Yu-Ki & DJ Koo of TRF for the 2007 Luna Sea Memorial Cover Album -Re:birth-.[5]

"In Silence" features singer Akino Arai during the chorus. It was used as the theme song for season one of the Japanese dub of the American television drama Chicago Hope.

Style and the band's other seven major label studio albums were released on vinyl record for the first time on May 29, 2019.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Luna Sea.

No.TitleLength
1."With Love" (Originally composed by Sugizo.)5:13
2."G." (Originally composed by J.)4:19
3."Hurt" (Originally composed by J.)5:28
4."Ra-Se-N" (Originally composed by J.)5:15
5."Luv U" (Originally composed by Inoran.)5:23
6."Forever & Ever" (Originally composed by J.)10:28
7."1999" (Originally composed by Sugizo.)2:27
8."End of Sorrow" (Originally composed by Sugizo.)4:21
9."Desire" (Originally composed by Sugizo.)4:24
10."In Silence" (Originally composed by Sugizo.)5:37
11."Selves" (Originally composed by Inoran.)8:01

Personnel[edit]

Luna Sea
Other
  • Akino Arai – chorus
  • Yukiko Sakanoue – female voice
  • Shinozaki Group – strings
  • Daisuke Kikuchi – programming, synthesizer, strings arrangement

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luna Sea - Style". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-11-13.
  2. ^ LUNA SEAのアルバム売り上げランキング Retrieved April 24, 2011
  3. ^ "LUNA SEA: God Bless You". JRock Revolution. 2007-08-27. Archived from the original on 2016-01-09. Retrieved 2015-03-28.
  4. ^ "Top 100 Japanese pops Artists - No.90". HMV Group (in Japanese). Retrieved 2015-03-28.
  5. ^ "Luna Sea Memorial Cover Album -Re:birth-". cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
  6. ^ "LUNA SEA、結成30周年記念に『IMAGE』から『LUV』までの8作品をアナログレコード化". barks.jp (in Japanese). 2019-03-01. Retrieved 2019-04-13.