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Just have a little FAITH

by Leanne on July 31, 2006 · 15 comments · AddThis

HYDE
from HYDE's THE LAST DINNER Tour Pamphlet
FAITH
Release Date: 2006.04.26
Peak Position: #2
Label: SONY/Ki\oon/HAUNTED RECORDS
Product Code: KSCL-998
Limited Edition: DVD (KSCL 999-1000)
First Press: Bonus Poster (Limited Edition First Press only)
HYDE’s Official Web Site

HYDE of L’Arc~en~Ciel releases his third solo album “FAITH” followed by a five-month tour in Japan with 4 stops in California, USA. HYDE has been extremely busy with the making of this album, doing an incredible amount of research to make this album a reality. The cover of the album features an oil painting of Jesus Christ, the Christian Messiah, by Kuniyoshi KANEKO and it contains songs with titles such as “JESUS CHRIST”, “MADE IN HEAVEN”, and “MISSION”.

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HYDE’s Season Calls Him

by Leanne on July 30, 2006 · 6 comments · AddThis

HYDE SEASON'S CALL promo SEASON’S CALL
Release Date: 2006.02.22
Peak Position: #1
Label: SONY/Ki\oon/HAUNTED RECORDS
Product Code: KSCL-944
Limited Edition: “BLOOD+” DVD and jacket-sized sticker (Product Code#:KSCL-942/3)
HYDE’s Official Web Site

“SEASON’S CALL” is HYDE’s fourth #1 single, and it’s also the first time he’s had two #1 singles in a row! Like his previous single “COUNTDOWN”, “SEASON’S CALL” is being used as a theme song: this time for the TBS anime “BLOOD+”. What’s interesting to note is that the song is actually composed by KAZ (ex-Oblivion Dust, ex-Spin Aqua). KAZ has been co-producing with HYDE since his fourth single “HELLO” and is also a new addition to HYDE’s solo band as guitarist. So how does HYDE and KAZ fare together? Let’s see…

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HYDE’s debut: “evergreen”

by Leanne on December 16, 2005 · 11 comments · AddThis

evergreen promo pic evergreen
Release Date: 2001.10.17
Peak Position: #1
Label: HAUNTED RECORDS \ Ki/oon \ SONY Records
Product Code: KSCL-411
First Press: 3″ (8cm) CD with picture label housed in a coffin shaped jewel case (Product Code#: KSDL-1223)
HYDE Official Web Site

In 2000, much to fans’ surprise, L’Arc~en~Ciel announced that they were going to be on a brief hiatus. Future plans for the band were unsure, but the members knew what they wanted to do individually. hyde was the last of the members to release solo material, and his can be considered as the most experimental of the group. In October of 2001 he released his debut single as HYDE titled “evergreen”. No doubt many fans of the band were surprised at the direction HYDE had chosen for his solo project. His singing style was gentler and his whole presentation became more relaxed and calm, and he even took to wearing simple loose clothing and suits. Let’s see how the (then) new HYDE fairs.

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COUNTDOWN: are you in?

by Leanne on October 10, 2005 · 17 comments · AddThis

COUNTDOWN COUNTDOWN
Release Date: 2005.10.05
Peak Position: #1
Label: HAUNTED RECORDS \ Ki/oon \ SONY Records
Product Code: KSCL 888
First Press: none
HYDE Official Web Site

After only reuniting with L’Arc~en~Ciel for two years, HYDE has returned to his solo project; which is slowly becoming less of a “project” and more of a career. It seems he has abandoned the idea of being an “interesting” artist with his contrasting angel (ROENTGEN) and devil (666) albums, and prefers to be a full fledged rock soloist. Don’t worry Laruku fans, although tetsu has confirmed hyde working on his solo project for the rest of this year, expect a new single by the band early to mid 2006.

HYDE returns to us with “COUNTDOWN” a hard rock number being used as the Japanese theme song to the movie “STEALTH” (starring Jamie Foxx) and lyrics crying out for peace. He has been recently going down a very open political road since the album “AWAKE” (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and shows no signs of shutting up. 13.12.11.10.9.8.7.6.5.4.3.2.1, Let’s review!

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