Week End (X Japan song)

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"Week End"
Weekendx.jpg
Single by X
from the album Blue Blood
Released April 21, 1990
Format 8cm CD
Recorded February 4, 1990 at Nippon Budokan (track 2)
Genre Heavy metal, power metal
Length 12:44
Label CBS/Sony
Producer(s) X
X singles chronology
"Endless Rain"
(1989)
"Week End"
(1990)
"Silent Jealousy"
(1991)

"Week End" is a single released by X Japan (then named X) on April 21, 1990.

Summary[edit]

Differences between this single edit and the album edit, found on Blue Blood, include an alternate guitar solo and an additional piano bridge. The B-side is a live performance of "Endless Rain" recorded on February 4, 1990 at the Nippon Budokan. A live performance of "Week End" was included as the B-side of their 1996 single "Crucify My Love".

Commercial performance[edit]

The song reached number 2 on the Oricon charts, and charted for 16 weeks.[1] In 1990, with 291,440 copies sold was the 32nd best-selling single of the year, being certified Gold by RIAJ.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Yoshiki.

No. Title Length
1. "Week End" (New Arrange Version) 5:45
2. "Endless Rain" (Live Version) 6:57

Personnel[edit]

X
Other
  • Co-Producer – Naoshi Tsuda
  • Recorder and Mixer – Motonari Matsumoto
    • Track 2 recorded by Satoshi Takahashi and Takashi Itoh
  • Orchestra Arranger and Conductor – Takeshi "Neko" Saitoh
  • Photo – Hiroshi Matsuda

References[edit]

  1. ^ X JAPANのシングル売り上げランキング. oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 10, 2011.