The official track list for the upcoming L’Arc~en~Ciel Tribute album is out!
【CD】KSCL 2070 ￥3,200(tax in)
01. Blurry Eyes / Vince Neil
02. NEO UNIVERSE / Orianthi
03. RAINBOW / TLC ※オリジナルタイトル「虹」
04. HONEY / Eric Martin, John 5 (Gt)
05. READY STEADY GO / ZEBRAHEAD
06. snow drop / Boyz Ⅱ Men
07. Vivid Colors / Maxi Priest
08. HEAVEN’S DRIVE / Michael Monroe
09. STAY AWAY / Daniel Powter
10. flower / Clementine
11. SEVENTH HEAVEN / POLYSICS
12. Shout at the Devil / SID
13. Caress of Venus / Hemenway
14. Driver’s High / TOTALFAT
Produced by Marti Frederiksen (track 1-10)”
That’s right! Vince Neil (lead vocalist of Mötley Crüe), Orianthi (Rock artist known best for her single “According to You”), Maxi Priest (British reggae vocalist), Daniel Powter (Canadian artist known best for his hit, “Bad Day”) and other English artists and bands are going to cover L’Arc songs! It’s going to be interesting to hear their take on all of these songs especially because these artists and bands have different influences and musical styles. Personally, I am looking forward to Boyz II Men’s cover on snow drop because as some of you know, that is my #1 favorite song and also because it is a pretty random song to choose to cover. By the way, I wonder how they even decide on which song to cover? Did these bands and artists go through L’Arc’s discography? Or were they assigned? Some fans are also wondering what language will they sing these songs in and my guess would be English.
Anyway, it also looks like there are also Japanese bands taking part of this tribute album. I am surprise Acid Black Cherry’s Yasu is not on the list.
So what do you guys think? Will this tribute album be a hit or miss?
If you are unfamiliar with some of these English bands/artists, here are a select few songs by them:
Mötley Crüe – Live Wire
Orianthi – According To You
Daniel Powter – Bad Day
You can pre-order this album on CDJapan.co.jp !
By the way, this would actually be the second tribute album to L’Arc~en~Ciel. The first tribute album came out last month and it’s called Vivid Covers – a 20th Anniversary Tribute to L’Arc~en~Ciel in which 13 rising bands of different genres and backgrounds cover popular L’Arc songs.
I previewed some of these songs from this album on iTunes and well, I found only two songs that were passable while the rest… ehhh… not so much. The two that I found good were 虹 (Niji) by KESHIKI and DIVE TO BLUE by LF -Laissez Faire- feat. Dimension.
Check out KESHIKI‘s cover:
Some of the other songs I found the lead singers to be a little bit monotone, others overdoing it, and what the heck is with the slow version of STAY AWAY?!
But then again, I am super biased so I can’t give any of these songs a fair judgment. But what do you guys think of the album? Will you spend $10 to buy it? If you haven’t heard it yet, go to iTunes store and preview them.
If you’re also interesting in purchasing this album, you can buy it from Amazon.com .
Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi Contributor