True (L'Arc-en-Ciel album)

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True
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Studio album by L'Arc-en-Ciel
Released December 12, 1996
Genre Alternative rock, pop rock
Length 49:40
Label Ki/oon
Producer L'Arc-en-Ciel, Hajime Okano, Harunama Togashi, Takeshi Hadano, Takao Konishi, Akira Nishidaira
L'Arc-en-Ciel chronology
Heavenly
(1995)Heavenly1995
True
(1996)
Heart
(1998)Heart1998

True is the fourth album by L'Arc-en-Ciel, released on December 12, 1996. It was the band's last record with sakura on drums. It reached number one on the Oricon chart and sold over a million copies, being certified by the RIAJ.[1] It was also named one of the top albums from 1989-1998 in a 2004 issue of the music magazine Band Yarouze.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by hyde, except track 5 by sakura.

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Fare Well"ken4:57
2."Caress of Venus"ken4:25
3."Round and Round"hyde3:25
4."Flower"hyde4:58
5.""Good-Morning Hide""hyde5:02
6."The Fourth Avenue Cafe"ken5:03
7."Lies and Truth ("True" Mix)"ken5:52
8."Kaze ni Kienaide ("True" Mix)" (風にきえないで)tetsu4:37
9."I Wish"tetsu4:35
10."Dearest Love"tetsu6:47

Personnel[edit]

  • hydevocals, backing vocals, harmonica on track 4, handclaps on track 9
  • kenguitar, backing vocals, vibraphone on track 2, tambourine on track 5, handclaps on track 9
  • tetsubass guitar, backing vocals, handclaps on track 9
  • sakuradrums, backing vocals, handclaps on track 9
  • Asuka Kaneko – violin on tracks 1 and 10, strings on track 7
  • Shinobu Hashimoto – cello on tracks 1 and 10
  • Take – tambourine on tracks 3 and 6
  • Shinri Sasaki – female chorus on track 4
  • Kimiyoshi Nagoya (Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra) – trumpet on track 6
  • Masahiko Kitahara (Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra) – trombone on track 6
  • Tatsuyuki Hiyamuta (Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra) – alto saxophone on track 6
  • Gamou (Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra) – tenor saxophone on track 6
  • Atsushi Yanaka (Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra) – baritone saxophone on track 6
  • Yasushi Nakanishi – piano, organ on track 9
  • Jake H. Concepcion – alto sax, clarinet on track 9
  • Susumu Kazuhara – trumpet on track 9
  • Kiyoshi Okatarou – trombone on track 9
  • Hirofumi Kinjou – tenor sax on track 9
  • Yusaku, Reiko, Nozomi, Yukari, Toshiyuki – children chorus on track 9
  • Takako Ogawa – female chorus on track 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RIAJ CERTIFIED MILLION SELLER ALBUMS". ocn.ne.jp. Archived from the original on February 16, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Top 44 Albums from 1989 - 1998". jame-world.com. 2004-05-09. Retrieved 2015-02-19.