This Iz the Japanese Kabuki Rock

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This Iz the Japanese Kabuki Rock
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Studio album by Miyavi
Released March 19, 2008 (2008-03-19)
Recorded Dog House Studio
Hitokuchi-Zaka Studios
Zak Studio
Aladdin Lounge
Deji Toga
Heart Beat Recording Studio
Genre Rock, pop, hip hop, electronic
Length 47:51
Label PS Company/Universal
Producer Miyavi
Miyavi chronology
7 Samurai Sessions
(2007)7 Samurai Sessions2007
This Iz the Japanese Kabuki Rock
(2008)
Azn Pride
(2008)Azn Pride2008
Singles from This Iz the Japanese Kabuki Rock
  1. "Sakihokoru Hana no You Ni/Kabuki Boiz"
    Released: June 20, 2007
  2. "Subarashikikana, Kono Sekai"
    Released: November 14, 2007
  3. "Hi no Hikari sae Todokanai Kono Basho de"
    Released: January 16, 2008
Alternative cover
Limited edition
Limited edition

This Iz the Japanese Kabuki Rock is the sixth studio album by Miyavi. It was released on March 19, 2008. A limited edition was released on SHM-CD, a supposedly high-quality CD format developed by Universal,[1] and includes a DVD featuring music videos and documentary footage.[2] The album is advertised as the "final stage" of Miyavi's recent "Neo Visualizm" theme,[2] and features the artist's performance troupe, the Kavki Boiz, including an MC, various instrumentalists, and other artists. The album charted 25th on Oricon[3] and 27th on Billbord Japan.[4]

The documentary on the second disc features footage of the making-of the album. The film shows a month-by-month breakdown of each song being recorded in various studios.

A working title for "Jpn Pride" was "Azn Pride". Songs that did not make the album or underwent rewriting include "Morning Glory" and "Winding Road". The title of "Azn Pride" was later used for his greatest hits compilation for Korea and Taiwan, titled Azn Pride -This Iz the Japanese Kabuki Rock-.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Miyavi; all music composed by Miyavi and Tyko except 7, 10, 11 (Miyavi).

Disc one (CD)
No. Title Length
1. "Jpn Pride" 5:13
2. "21st Century Tokyo Blues" (21st Century 東京 Blues) 4:16
3. "Kabuki Danshi -Kavki Boiz-" (歌舞伎男子) 4:11
4. "Boom-Hah-Boom-Hah-Hah" 4:19
5. "Memories of Bushido (Instrumental)" 1:06
6. "Nowheregod" 7:06
7. "Hi no Hikari Sae Todokanai Kono Basho de" (陽の光さえ届かないこの場所で featuring Sugizo) 5:30
8. "Sakihokoru Hana no You Ni -Neo Visualizm-" (咲き誇る華の様に) 4:35
9. "Subarashikikana, Kono Sekai -What A Wonderful World-" (素晴らしきかな、この世界) 4:10
10. "Tsurezure Naru Hibi Naredo" (徒然なる日々なれど) 4:32
11. "Thanx Givin' Day" 2:57
Disc two (DVD)
No. Title Length
1. "Hi no Hikari Sae Todokanai Kono Basho de -Guitar Battle Mixx-" (music video, featuring Sugizo)  
2. "This Iz the Torippanashi Tosatsu Video" (This Iz The 撮りっぱなし盗撮ビデオ)  
3. "Hi no Uchidokoro Sae Miatranai Kono PV Documentary Eizo" (非の打ち所さえ見当たらないこのPVドキュメンタリー映像, making-of footage)  

Personnel[edit]

Note: Other than for lyrics and music composition, the album's liner notes offer no credits for the eleventh track "Thanx Givin' Day".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SHM-CD information". universal-music.co.jp (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  2. ^ a b "This Iz the Japanese Kabuki Rock release details". cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  3. ^ "Oricon albums list" (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on 2014-01-02. Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Top Albums Sales". Billboard Japan. Retrieved 2017-03-15.