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hide’s Spirit Still Rockin’ through Tribute Series
Friday, November 22, 2013 at 1:24pm in Lives, New Releases

hide's Spirit Still Rockin' through Tribute Series

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15 years after his tragic and untimely death, the legend of hide continues to be told and retold through the dedication of those he worked with and those he further inspired.

In May of 1999, on the one-year anniversary of his death, artists banded together to release a tribute album titled Tribute SPIRITS. For 14 years, this album remained untouched — a one-off release to immortalize a truly exceptional, eccentric guitarist who, departing from the hair metal of X JAPAN, spear-headed the visual kei movement. There was no reason to believe that album would ever be part of a series.

… Until this year, when various artists picked up the ball and contributed to multiple visions of SPIRITS, each operating on a different theme or interpretations of hide’s music. The first (re)iterations saw hide’s works through the lens of visual kei, the next through classical music, and the next through his fan club anniversary live.

This December, the final two installments in the SPIRITS series, hide TRIBUTE VI-Female SPIRITS- and hide TRIBUTE VII-Rock SPIRITS- will be released simultaneously. In addition, on December 8, Kawasaki’s CLUB CITTA’ will host a star-studded live to commemorate what would have been the departed musician’s 49th birthday.

Dropping together on December 18th, the two TRIBUTE SPIRITS albums each consist of 10 re-recorded, re-mixed, re-interpreted tracks. Four of which overlap between the twin releases, but all the songs are performed by different artists bringing distinct flavors to the mix. The art for both albums features close-ups of two of hide’s beloved guitars, the colorful and quixotic designs of which have become another trademark of the enigmatic pink-haired performer.

Rock SPIRITS includes recordings by GLAY, J, D’ERLANGER, and BUCK-TICK’s Hisashi Imai, among others. As a bonus, Rock SPIRITS also features a bonus 11th track, a recording of one of hide’s most popular hits, “PINK SPIDER,” as performed by a hodgepodge of hide’s friends and contemporaries: former Dope HEADz vocalist Shame, X JAPAN and Ra:IN guitarist PATA, and Spread Beaver’s CHIROLYN (warning: autoplay), JOE, and I.N.A all coming together as THE PINK SPIDERS to “breathe new life into the masterpiece.”

Female SPIRITS showcases Kanon Wakeshima and almost a dozen other female artists from numerous genres, like hip-pop superstar Koda Kumi, urban singers JAMOSA and 詩音 (Shion), pop duo AMIAYA, electropop newcomer mini, and more.

Various Artists | Tribute Album hide Tribute VI -Female SPIRITS-

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Release date December 18, 2013
¥3000 (tax incl.)

CD
1. “TELL ME” Thelma Aoyama
2. “ROCKET DIVE” AMIAYA
3. “PINK SPIDER” Koda Kumi
4. “ever free” Yuki Koyanagi
5. “HURRY GO ROUND” 詩音 (Shion)
6. “GOOD BYE” JAMOSA
7. “FLAME” chay
8. “In Motion” mini
9. “MISERY” MAY’S
10. “Beauty & Stupid” Kanon Wakeshima

Various Artists | Tribute Album hide Tribute VII -Rock SPIRITS-

hide-Rock Spirits-

Release date December 18, 2013
¥3000 (tax incl.)

CD
1. “POSE” CUTT
2. “ROCKET DIVE” 氣志團 (Kishidan)
3. “DICE” 筋肉少女帯 (Kinniku Shoujo Tai)
4. “MISERY” GLAY (Remixed by I.N.A)
5. “FLAME” J
6. “GOOD BYE” ZEPPET STORE
7. “D.O.D.[DRINK OR DIE]” THE CHERRY COKE$
8. “限界破裂 (Genkai haretsu)” D’ERLANGER
9. “DOUBT” THE NOVEMBERS
10. “EYES LOVE YOU” Yukinojou Mori with Hisashi Imai (BUCK-TICK)
11. “PINK SPIDER” THE PINK SPIDERS(Shame / PATA / CHIROLYN / JOE / I.N.A)

hide Birthday Party 2013 feat.CLUB PSYENCE
December 8 (SUN) @ Kawasaki CLUB CITTA’
Open 15:00 | Start 15:45

Featuring
LIVE:ZEPPET STORE Acoustic Style / defspiral / CUTT electrick / heidi. / Kameleo (Opening Act)
DJ:DJ I.N.A (hide with Spread Beaver) / DJ Dainoji
GUEST:PATA (X JAPAN, Ra:IN) / Kiyoshi (hide with Spread Beaver, machine, MADBEAVERS) / DIE (hide with Spread Beaver) / kyo (D’ERLANGER) / Tetsu (D’ERLANGER) / michiaki (Ra:IN)
MC&DJ:DJ Hiroaki Asai

Tickets
Advance ¥5,000 | Day-of ¥5,500 (drink fee excluded)

Details available at hide OHP and CLUB CITTA’ OHP.

Source: hide OHP, natalie.mu

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