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)
True
(1996)
Heart
(1998)

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. Title Music Length
1. "Fare Well" ken 4:57
2. "Caress of Venus" ken 4:25
3. "Round and Round" hyde 3:25
4. "Flower" hyde 4:58
5. ""Good-Morning Hide"" hyde 5:02
6. "The Fourth Avenue Cafe" ken 5:03
7. "Lies and Truth ("True" Mix)" ken 5:52
8. "Kaze ni Kienaide ("True" Mix)" (風にきえないで) tetsu 4:37
9. "I Wish" tetsu 4:35
10. "Dearest Love" tetsu 6:47

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. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Top 44 Albums from 1989 - 1998". jame-world.com. 2004-05-09. Retrieved 2015-02-19.