Yoshiki Classical

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
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: 9/24/2013
  • Label: X Project
  • UPC: 881034198976
  • Catalog Number: 1001
  • Sales rank: 36,178

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Miracle (4:52)
  2. 2 Red Christmas (7:20)
  3. 3 Seize the Light (6:32)
  4. 4 Golden Globe Theme (3:49)
  5. 5 Tears (5:04)
  6. 6 Anniversary (7:18)
  7. 7 Forever Love (8:19)
  8. 8 I'll Be Your Love (9:03)
  9. 9 Amethyst (6:20)
  10. 10 Say Anything (10:09)
  11. 11 Golden Globe Theme (3:48)
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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    A beautiful album, to be expected by Yoshiki. I was recently int

    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.

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