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璞 ~Aratama~

Gargoyle

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
April 4th, 1992
Catalog ID:
SHCD-1002
Label:
After ZERO
Format:
CD
Limitation:
44444 copies
Reviews:
2 reviews (avg. 89%)
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2. 凱歌 05:50   Show lyrics
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3. Open Sesame 03:39   Show lyrics
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4. 人の為 05:05   Show lyrics
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5. Cogito, Ergo Sum 05:43   Show lyrics
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6. Propaganda 02:47   Show lyrics
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7. Halleluyah 04:03   Show lyrics
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8. 不倶戴天 04:49   Show lyrics
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9. 頭ガコワレタ 04:34   Show lyrics
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10. Dogma 05:34   Show lyrics
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Band members
Kazuhisa "Kiba" Tochihara Vocals, Lyrics
She-ja Guitars, Guitars (acoustic), Vocals (backing)
Toshiyuki "Toshi" Sueyoshi Bass, Vocals (backing)
Katsuji Kirita Drums, Vocals (backing)
Guest/Session
Keiichiro Koyama Vocals (choirs)
Tomohito Tsuji Vocals (choirs)
Keiichi Satomi Vocals (choirs)
Miho Yokoyama Vocals (choirs)
Mizuho Uchiyama Vocals (choirs)
Kenichi Tsuchimoto Vocals (choirs)
Makiko Ikeda Violin on tracks 3, 5, 7 and 10
Yoshikazu Kishi Trumpet on "Hito no Tame"
Osamu Matsumoto Trombone on "Hito no Tame"
Kazue Akamatusu Vocals (choirs)
Takako Koike Vocals (choirs)
Miscellaneous staff
Toshiko Fujita Producer
Makoto Suzuki Co-Producer
Masayoshi Ohkawa Mastering
Eiji "Q" Makino Engineering
Hideo Ueda Engineering
Mamiko Suzuki Artwork
Kazuhisa "Kiba" Tochihara Vocals, Lyrics
She-ja Guitars, Guitars (acoustic), Vocals (backing)
Toshiyuki "Toshi" Sueyoshi Bass, Vocals (backing)
Katsuji Kirita Drums, Vocals (backing)
Keiichiro Koyama Vocals (choirs)
Tomohito Tsuji Vocals (choirs)
Keiichi Satomi Vocals (choirs)
Miho Yokoyama Vocals (choirs)
Mizuho Uchiyama Vocals (choirs)
Kenichi Tsuchimoto Vocals (choirs)
Makiko Ikeda Violin on tracks 3, 5, 7 and 10
Yoshikazu Kishi Trumpet on "Hito no Tame"
Osamu Matsumoto Trombone on "Hito no Tame"
Kazue Akamatusu Vocals (choirs)
Takako Koike Vocals (choirs)
Toshiko Fujita Producer
Makoto Suzuki Co-Producer
Masayoshi Ohkawa Mastering
Eiji "Q" Makino Engineering
Hideo Ueda Engineering
Mamiko Suzuki Artwork
Read GoG - III: Uncut Gem 87% BastardHead September 1st, 2013
Read A Hidden, Uncut Gem 90% OzzyApu November 17th, 2009

Additional Musicians:
Makiko Ikeda - Violin on tracks 3, 5, 7 and 10
Yoshikazu Kishi - Trumpet on "Hito no Tame"
Osamu Matsumoto - Trombone on "Hito no Tame"
Chorus - Kazue Akamatusu, Takako Koike, Kenichi Tsuchimoto, Mizuho Uchiyama, Miho Yokoyama, Keiichiro Koyama, Tomohito Tsuji, Keiichi Satomi

Track title transliterations:
1. Shin Ou
2. Gaika
4. Hito No Tame
8. Fugutaiten
9. Atama Ga Kowareta

Track title translations:
1. The True King
2. Victory Song
4. The Good Of The People
5. I Think, Therefore I Am
8. Irreconcilable
9. My Head is Broken

Produced by Toshiko Fujita (Co-Produced by Makoto Suzuki).
Mastered at Onkio Haus studio by Masayoshi Ohkawa.
Engineered by Eiji "Q" Makino and Hideo Ueda.
Recorded at Take-One/M-Bar studios.
Illustrations by Mamiko Suzuki.

First pressings came in a special case with large booklet with specially made large obi. Limited to 44,444 copies.
Also sold in regular CD format by After ZERO.
Re-issued on September 30th, 1999 by Paranoiz.

Track 5 is a re-worked version of the song of the same name found on "Misogi". Track 7 is a re-recording of the original version of Halleluyah found on the 1990 "Halleluyah" 7" flexi disc demo.

"璞" (Aratama) is Japanese for "Uncut Gem".

A video was made for "真王".

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