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Offline Sander

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on: January 28, 2011, 09:09:41 AM
I think this deserves it's own topic!

So, with the Jade single to be released in March, there came another piece of news which went more unnoticed by X fans than the general media. X Japan in fact signed a 3 year contract with the big music company EMI. "We are so honored to have X JAPAN as part of the EMI / CAROLINE family. After the highly successful North American tour last fall, the timing is perfect for the upcoming X JAPAN release" , says EMI s executive vice-president and general manager Mike Harris. Added Executive Vice President EMI Music Services North America, "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with X JAPAN. They have cultivated a strong following in the U.S. and we look forward to working with them, helping to reach even more fans."

You can read more on The Gauntlet and the Phoenix Times


I personally think that this is a big and important step. Now Yoshiki has some big guys breathing into his neck all the time, so we hopefully will see less delays and postponements in the future.

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Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 10:07:04 AM
They shouldn't have signed a 'year' contract but a contract about a certain number of albums (full of new material, so no compilations), that would have been better :D



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Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 10:54:53 AM
a contract means releases, right? I'd be happy to see any "new" release - be it old or new -  by now :D



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Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 11:13:49 AM
Wow :o this sounds good.  Definitely a big step for X Japan

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Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 11:16:16 AM
They shouldn't have signed a 'year' contract but a contract about a certain number of albums (full of new material, so no compilations), that would have been better :D
Well such albums usually include a certain number of releases as well. I'm not aware of any details, but I expect this one to be no exception. A time limit combined with a set (or minimum) amount of releases is the best option in my opinion :)

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Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011, 01:17:16 PM
At least EMI will get on his arse about a release date. He's working to their schedual now, not his own, for once.



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Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011, 03:23:58 PM
At last, maybe now i'll be able to walk into my local music store and be able to buy an X album off the shelf. That'll be my dream come true.

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Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011, 06:32:59 PM
The Caroline catalog has some great artists, big news for X :)

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Reply #8 on: January 28, 2011, 07:49:50 PM
@Brandon

exactly, what I thought when i read the post

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Reply #9 on: January 29, 2011, 12:28:24 PM
Some details about the JADE single (Source: http://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000067304)

「JADE」 Written and Produced by:Yoshiki
Recorded by:X Japan(Vocals:Toshl, Guitar:Pata, Guitar:Sugizo, Bass:Heath, Drum and Guitar:Yoshiki)
Label:EMI North America
Orchestration:Yoshiki & David Campbell
Orchestra Recorded by:Steve Churchill
Engineered by:Stan Katayama, Ryan Boesch, Mike Ging, Yuji Sugiyama, Motonari Matsumoto
Mixed by:Andy Wallace
Recorded at:Extasy Recording Studios(LA), Capitol Records(LA), Sound City(Japan)
Mastered by:Stephen Marcussen

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Reply #10 on: January 29, 2011, 03:32:13 PM
Recorded by:X Japan(Vocals:Toshl, Guitar:Pata, Guitar:Sugizo, Bass:Heath, Drum and Guitar:Yoshiki
Yoshiki on guitar? Isn't that a mistake and being piano?

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Reply #11 on: January 29, 2011, 04:11:12 PM
Jade has no piano, so I guess Yoshiki played some guitar on it (the acoustic one?)

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Reply #12 on: January 29, 2011, 04:22:47 PM
Yoshiki on guitar? Hmmmm, interesting. Why do you suppose Yoshiki performed guitar if he has Pata and Sugizo to play for him?

Maybe it is a mistake... :/

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Reply #13 on: January 29, 2011, 04:27:07 PM
Jade has NO piano? x_x Did I miss something?..... *confused* I still hope it's a mistake. *Yoshiki playing guitar would be nice though*

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Reply #14 on: January 29, 2011, 04:47:09 PM
That's right. There is no piano in Jade. Yoshiki plays the harp/acoustic string in it :)



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Reply #15 on: January 29, 2011, 05:26:14 PM
I could be wrong but I think the acoustic guitar in Jade is actually a guitar sounding  synth/keyboard. Similar to that on Dahlia.



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Reply #16 on: January 29, 2011, 06:35:52 PM
It's great to know the orchestration was real and not synth or MIDI.



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Reply #17 on: January 29, 2011, 07:55:17 PM
It's great to know the orchestration was real and not synth or MIDI.

And done by David Campbell, too. He's a really well known musician and has done A LOT of orchestral arrangements for huge artists and top selling albums.



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Reply #18 on: January 30, 2011, 04:36:41 AM
Recorded By means yoshiki did some recording work as well, the guy knows how to play guitar, and on a song recording, there could be many guitar tracks. it doesnt surprise me he did some work



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Reply #19 on: January 30, 2011, 10:02:52 AM
It's great to know the orchestration was real and not synth or MIDI.

And done by David Campbell, too. He's a really well known musician and has done A LOT of orchestral arrangements for huge artists and top selling albums.

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Reply #20 on: January 30, 2011, 11:16:52 AM
No piano in Jade? O_o and what's about the intro? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7kEkPPrWMw ...

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Reply #21 on: January 30, 2011, 11:39:04 AM
I guess the intro (and some parts of the song) were cut from the single release. You can't, or I wouldn't, release a 8 minutes song. And if not, it must be a mistake ^^

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Reply #22 on: January 30, 2011, 05:43:13 PM
8 minutes song is short ! =D Art of Life is a good length =P x'D
Really, i don't like the short songs like you can hear on the radio...

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Reply #23 on: January 30, 2011, 06:16:30 PM
I prefer it without the Piano introduction, always have, it seems a little pointless and out-of-place.



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Reply #24 on: January 30, 2011, 06:43:36 PM
I prefer it without the Piano introduction, always have, it seems a little pointless and out-of-place.

Agreed, not sure if its really needed. It doesn't sound right to me because I always listen to this version of Jade...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-771gyUcpds[/youtube]

Best version in my opinion.

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Reply #25 on: February 03, 2011, 07:28:27 AM
Any word on whether the Jade single will be available in physical copy in North America, or just over iTunes or whatever? I'd like to get my hands on a physical copy, personally.



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Reply #26 on: February 03, 2011, 11:19:44 AM
No word on it yet as far as I know, but I personally prefer a physical release as well.

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Reply #27 on: February 03, 2011, 02:09:48 PM
Since they are labelling it as the first single in 15 years, I guess it will be a physical release, since we already had a single released on iTunes 3 years ago.

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Reply #28 on: February 08, 2011, 06:26:36 AM