Yoshiki Classical

Yoshiki Classical

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Yoshiki Classical puts the Japanese pianist and composer in front of the orchestra in his first worldwide classical release, an album that reveals his considerable ambitions. Yoshiki Hayashi has come a long way since co-founding the band X Japan in the 1980s, and his solo career has brought him…  See more details below

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Yoshiki Classical puts the Japanese pianist and composer in front of the orchestra in his first worldwide classical release, an album that reveals his considerable ambitions. Yoshiki Hayashi has come a long way since co-founding the band X Japan in the 1980s, and his solo career has brought him international fame, particularly for three compositions that are highlights of this album. His song "Anniversary" was composed in honor of the tenth anniversary of the enthronement of Emperor Akihito, and it appears here, along with "I'll Be Your Love," the theme of "World Expo Japan" in 2005, and the "Golden Globe Theme," composed in 2012 and appearing in a full-scale arrangement for studio orchestra, as well as a more intimate version for string quartet. Stylistically, Yoshiki has embraced the contemporary instrumental genre, which appeals to a mainstream audience rather more than to serious classical aficionados, and he has drawn in listeners from the world music and new age camps, so his fans are as diverse as his category-defying pieces. Featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Quartet San Francisco as guest artists, and including tracks produced by George Martin, this album surprisingly offers only fleeting glimpses of Yoshiki as a piano soloist on three tracks, so it feels more like a collaboration of all the artists, which is fitting since portions of the proceeds will go to charity.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/2013
Label:
X Project
UPC:
0881034198976
catalogNumber:
1001
Rank:
4730

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Yoshiki   Primary Artist,Piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Quartet San Francisco   String Quartet

Technical Credits

George Martin   Producer,Orchestration,Additional Production
David Campbell   Orchestration
Jeremy Cohen   Orchestration
Stephen Marcussen   Mastering,Remastering
Graham Preskett   Orchestration
Yoshiki   Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Orchestration
Shelly Berg   Orchestration
Ikuro Fujiwara   Orchestration
Gavin Greenaway   Orchestration
Kaz Utsunomiya   Executive Producer
Kei Ishizaka   Executive Producer
Atsushi Suzuki   Executive Producer
Kokei Hayashi   Executive Producer
Kento Oki   Executive Producer

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Yoshiki Classical 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautiful album, to be expected by Yoshiki. I was recently introduced to x japan and I have never found a song/album that I didn't like, this album is no exception. Yoshiki classical is different from yoshiki's previous works that I have heard, but it's one of the most beautiful albums I have ever heard. Any fan of x japan or classical music needs to pick this up.