Releases: Solo: Atsushi Sakurai

Compilation

Dance 2 Noise 002

artist: Atsushi Sakurai + Xymox
album: Dance 2 Noise 002 (booklet image)
song: Yokan (lyrics by Sakurai; song and arrangement by Ronny Moorings & Anka Wolbert)
release date: March 21, 1992

Credits
Atsushi: vocals
Ronny: all instruments
Anka: all instruments
recorded at: Marcus Studio (UK)
directed by: Junichi Tanaka
coordinated by: Junko Yamazaki

* this is Atsushi's first work outside of Buck-Tick.

Singles

sacrifice

Sacrifice

release date: May 26, 2004
company: Victor
formats: cd (VICL-35659)
initial price: ¥1260
single chart ranking: #25
goodies: liner notes fold out to reveal an image of Atsushi

Tracklisting

  1. Sacrifice (Sakurai/Wayne Hussey/arranged by Wayne Hussey)
  2. Love (Dakishimetai) (Yuu Aku/Katsuo Ono/arranged by Shigekazu Aida)
  3. Wonderful World (Injection to NY Mix) (Sakurai/Hisashi Sutou/arranged by Hige)

All songs produced by Atsushi Sakurai
(song credits: lyrics/music/arrangement)

co-produced & directed by Junichi Tanaka (Happy House)
artist management: Taeko Nomura (Banker), Takahiro Chiba (Banker)
art direction & art work: Tetsuya Hibe
photography: Makoto Okuguchi
styling: Masashi Nomura (Stuttgart)
hair & make-up: Takayuki Tanizaki (Fats Berry)
creative direction: Tomoro Watanabe (VDC)

Love (Dakishimetai)
guitar: Shigekazu Aida
cello: Kenji Satou
drums: Masahiro Komatsu
recorded & mixed by Toshimi Nanseki
recorded at Victor Studio
mixed at Aobadai Studio
Masahiro Komatsu by the courtesy of Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.

taiji / smell

Taiji / Smell

release date: July 21, 2004
company: Victor
formats: cd (VICL-35691)
initial price: ¥1260
single chart ranking: #22
goodies: liner notes fold out to reveal an image of Atsushi

Tracklisting

  1. Smell (Sakurai/Yasuyuki Okamura/arranged by Yasuyuki Okamura)
  2. Taiji (Embryo's Theatre Version) (Sakurai/Taiji Sato/arranged by Taiji Sato)
  3. Fantasy (Cubic Orange Mix) (Sakurai/Cube Juice/arranged by Cube Juice)
  4. Amaon Wa Chopin No Shirabe -I Like Chopin- (original song by Gazebo & Pierluigi Giombini; Japanese lyrics by Yumi Matsutoya; arranged by Maki Fujii)

* this was a joint single of both "Taiji" and "Smell"

All songs produced by Atsushi Sakurai
(song credits: lyrics/music/arrangement)

co-produced & directed by Junichi Tanaka (Happy House)
artist management: Taeko Nomura (Banker), Takahiro Chiba (Banker)
art direction & art work: Tetsuya Hibe
photography: Makoto Okuguchi
styling: Masashi Nomura (Stuttgart)
hair & make-up: Takayuki Tanizaki (Fats Berry)
creative direction: Tomoro Watanabe (VDC)

Amaon Wa Chopin No Shirabe -I Like Chopin-
all instruments: Maki Fujii
recorded & mixed by Yuuji Sugiyama
recorded & mixed at Victor Studio & Debris

wakusei rebirth

Wakusei Rebirth

release date: February 23, 2005
company: Victor
formats: cd (VICL-35723)
initial price: ¥1260
single chart ranking: #62
goodies: ?

Tracklisting

  1. Wakusei Rebirth (Sakurai/Kenji Kishida/arranged by Shigekazu Aida & Masatomo Kawase & Cube Juice)
  2. Tensei (Sakurai/Cube Juice/arranged by Cube Juice)
  3. Ai No Sanka (original song by Edith Piaf & Chante Marguerite Monnot; Japanese lyrics by Tokiko Iwatani; arranged by Gari)
  4. Wakusei (Live at NHK Hall 21st July, 2004) (Sakurai/Kenji Kishida/arranged by Wakusei group)
  5. Wakusei Rebirth (Last Supper Mix) (Sakurai/Kenji Kishida/arranged by Shigekazu Aida & Masatomo Kawase & Cube Juice)

All songs produced by Atsushi Sakurai
(song credits: lyrics/music/arrangement)

co-produced & directed by Junichi Tanaka (Happy House)
artist management: Taeko Nomura (Banker), Takahiro Chiba (Banker)
art direction & art work: Tetsuya Hibe
creative direction: Tomoro Watanabe (VDC)

Tensei
all instruments: Cube Juice
recorded & mixed by Hitoshi Hiruma
recorded at Victor Studio
mixed at Prime Sound Studio Form

Ai No Sanka
mc & programming: Yow-Row
guitar: Yutaka Dokko
bass: Naoki
drums: K2 (Kei)
recorded by: Yuuji Sugiyama
mixed by: Shinichi Ishizuka
recorded at Innig Recording Hostelry & Victor Studio
mixed at Victor Studio

Album

ai no wakusei

Ai No Wakusei

release date: June 23, 2004
company: Victor
formats: cd (VICL-61419)
initial price: ¥3045
album chart ranking: #15
goodies: a collector's box set version was also released (with photo of Atsushi's right arm)

Tracklisting

  1. Sacrifice (Last Confused Mix) (Sakurai/Wayne Hussey/arranged by Wayne Hussey)
  2. Yellow Pig (Sakurai/Raymond Watts/arranged by Raymond Watts)
  3. X-Lover (Sakurai/Bryan Black/arranged by Xlover)
  4. I Hate You All (Sakurai/J.G. Thirwell AKA Foetus/arranged by J.G. Thirwell AKA Foetus)
  5. Wonderful World (Injection to UK Mix) (Sakurai/Hisashi Sutou/arranged by Hige)
  6. Smell (Sakurai/Yasuyuki Okamura/arranged by Yasuyuki Okamura)
  7. Mächen (Sakurai/Robin Guthrie & Sakurai/arranged by Robin Guthrie)
  8. Fantasy (Sakurai/Cube Juice/arranged by Cube Juice)
  9. Taiji (Sakurai/Taiji Sato/arranged by Taiji Sato)
  10. Hallelujah! (Sakurai/Yukio Murata (My Way My Love)/arranged by My Way My Love)
  11. Shingetsu (Sakurai/Masami Tsuchiya/arranged by Masami Tsuchiya)
  12. Yokan (2004 re-construct) (Sakurai/Ronny Moorings & Anka Wolbert/arranged by Xymox)
  13. Wakusei (Sakurai/Kenji Kishida/arranged by Shigekazu Aida)
  14. Neko (Sakurai/Masatomo Kawase/arranged by Cloud Chair)

Credits
all songs produced by Atsushi Sakurai
(each track was recorded with various musicians)
mastering engineer: Kotaro Kojima (Flair)
co-produced & directed by: Junichi Tanaka (Happy House)
artist management: Taeko Nomura (Banker), Takahiro Chiba (Banker)
artist promoter: Katsuyuki Ooishi (Victor Entertainment, Inc.)
music video coordinator: Tomoko Fujikane (Victor Entertainment, Inc.)
web coordinator: Mai Sato (Victor Entertainment, Inc.)
sales promoter: Hideyuki "3go" Suzuki (Victor Entertainment, Inc.)
art direction, artwork & design: Tetsuya Hibe
photography: Makoto Okuguchi
styling: Masashi Nomura (Stuttgart)
hair & make-up: Takayuki Tanizaki (Fats Berry)
creative direction: Tomoro Watanabe (VDC)
special thanks: Buck-Tuck [sic], BMG Funhouse, Victor all staff, Banker all staff, Yoshihiro Hoshina, Koichi Matsumoto (Yoshimoto Kogyo), Akira Yasukawa (Yoshimoto Kogyo), Yoshi Hashimoto (Sony Music Artists), Shigeru Inoue (Sony Home Net Company), Gary & Hiromi Newby (Ether), Hidetaka Mogi (Riverrun), Yukio Kobayashi (3rd Stone from the Sun Corp.), Akinori Imahashi (3rd Stone from the Sun Corp.), Keisuke Andou (Cool Corporation), ? Maeda (Jingle Plus Angels), Shizuka Hikita (Victor Studio), Yosuke Watanabe (Victor Studio), Yoshiyuki Watanabe (Victor Studio), Yuko (Fourth Dimension NY), Kayoru, Tsubakihime, Chibi, Hami, Hagiwara-san, and all fan.

Sacrifice (Last Confused Mix)
backing vocal: Wayne Hussey
all instruments
except acoustic drums: Kosaku Abe
recorded by Wayne Hussey & Koniyang
mixed by Koniyang
recorded at Innig Recording Hostelry
mixed at Victor Studio

Yellow Pig
all instruments: Raymond Watts
recorded & mixed by Hitoshi Hiruma
recorded at Landmark Studio
mixed at Prime Sound Studio Form

X-Lover
backing vocal: Bryan Black
all instruments: Xlover
recorded & mixed by Hitoshi Hiruma
recorded at Weat Side Studio
mixed at Warner Music Recording Studio

I Hate You All
backing vocal: J.G. Thirwell
composed, produced & performed by J.G. Thirwell aka Foetus
additional drum programming: Jay Wasco
recorded & mixed by Koniyang & J.G. Thirwell
recorded at Victor Studio & Self Immolation Studios
mixed at Victor Studio
J.G. Thirwell aka Foetus by the courtesy of Ectopic Ents

Wonderful World (Injection to UK Mix)
guitar: Yuki Saito (Hige)
guitar: Hisashi Sutou (Hige)
bass: Tomoyuki Miyakawa (Hige)
drums: Hirotoshi "Filipo" Kawasaki (Hige)
drums: Koichi "Koteisui" Satou
backing vocal: Saya Satou
recorded & mixed by Toshimi Nanseki
recorded at Landmark Studio
mixed at Aobadai Studio

Smell
all instruments: Yasuyuki Okamura
programming: Hideyuki Fukasawa
recorded by Koniyang & Mitsunori Tamanoi
produced by: Yasuyuki Okamura
mixed by: Yasuyuki Okamura & Hideyuki Fukasawa
recorded at Victor Studio & Studio Fine
mixed at Victor Studio
Yasuyuki Okamura by the courtesy of Def Jam Japan/Universal Sigma

Märchen
backing vocal: Makiko Suzuki
all instruments: Robin Guthrie
recorded by Robin Guthrie & Yuuji Sugiyama
mixed by Robin Guthrie
recorded at Victor Studio

Fantasy
all instruments: Cube Juice
recorded & mixed by Hitoshi Hiruma
recorded at Landmark Studio
mixed at Warner Music Recording Studio

Taiji
backing vocal: Taiji Satou
guitar & programming: Taiji Satou
bass: Takashi Nakajou
drums: Takashi Numazawa
keyboard: Emerson Kitamura
produced by: Taiji Satou
recorded & mixed by Masatoshi Mutou
recorded at Power House
mixed at Sound Dali

Hallelujah!
electric, acoustic guitar & sampling: Yukio Murata (My Way My Love)
bass: Dai Hiroe (My Way My Love)
drums: Takeshi Owaki (My Way My Love)
recorded by: Sou Nakamura & Yuuji Sugiyama
mixed by Yuuji Sugiyama
recorded at Vox Recorders & Innig Recording Hostelry
mixed at Innig Recording Hostelry

Shingetsu
guitar: Masami Tsuchiya
bass: Tokie
drums: Masafumi Minato
digital president, slide geisha, scum tape from the garbage, gram-pot: Hoppy Kamiyama
strings: Great Eida Strings
strings arrangement: Hoppy Kamiyama
produced by Masami Tsuchiya
recorded & mixed by Koniyang
recorded & mixed at Hitokuchi-Zaka Studio

Yokan (2004 re-construct)
backing vocal: Ronny Moorings & Anka Wolbert
all instruments: Xymox
recorded & mixed by Yuuji Sugiyama
recorded & mixed at Victor Studio

Wakusei
guitar: Shigekazu Aida
bass: Kenji Satou
drums: Masahiro Komatsu
recorded & mixed by Toshimi Nanseki
recorded at Victor Studio
mixed at Aobadai Studio
Masahiro Komatsu by the courtesy of Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.

Neko
all instruments: Masatomo Kawase (Cloud Chair)
recorded & mixed by Yuuji Sugiyama
recorded & mixed at Landmark Studio

Videos

longinus

Longinus

release date: August 25, 2004
company: Victor
formats: DVD (VIBF-192) Region 2
initial price: ¥6090
video chart ranking: #16
goodies: first copies sold were in a limited edition packaging (back cover, inside image, booklet); some may have received these postcards

Contents:

  1. "Longinus" short film by Ryuhei Kitamura

* this is Atsushi's acting debut

Bonus materials:

Credits:

director: Ryuhei Kitamura
original plan: Ryuhei Kitamurai, Ryuichi Takatsu, Isao Kiriyama
screenplay: Isao Kiriyama
cast: Atsushi Sakurai, Kanae Uotani, Yumi Kikuchi, Minoru Matsumoto, Tarou Kanazawa, Kazuhito Ooba, Takehiro Katayama, Shion Machida, Hideo Sakaki, Toshiyuki Kitami
ending song: Sacrifice (Last Confused Mix)

DVD Staff
Documentary of "Longinus" directed by Shirou Shinkei
"Sacrifice" PV directed by Hiroki Yamaguchi
"Taiji" PV directed by Daisuke Shimada
guest appearance: Taiji Sato
menu design: Masaaki Takakura
DVD authoring: Video-Tech

Product Package
art direction & design: Tetsuya Hibe
photography: Makoto Okuguchi, Keisuke Sanada
styling: Junko Kobayashi
hair & make-up: Hisako Araki
creative direction: Tomoro Watanabe

-explosion- ai no wakusei live 2004

-Explosion- Ai No Wakusei Live 2004

release date: December 16, 2004
company: Victor
formats: DVD (VIBL-235) Region 2
initial price: ¥6090
video chart ranking: #47
goodies: first copies sold were in a limited edition packaging (booklet1, booklet2, booklet3, booklet4)

Tracklisting

  1. X-Lover
  2. Wonderful World
  3. Yellow Pig
  4. I Hate You All
  5. Hallelujah!
  6. Yokan
  7. Fantasy
  8. Smell
  9. Mächen
  10. Shingatsu
  11. Taiji
  12. Neko
  13. Explosion
  14. Wakusei
  15. Amaon Wa Chopin No Shirabe -I Like Chopin-
  16. Love (Dakishimetai)
  17. Sacrifice
  18. Space Oddity (cover of David Bowie)

Bonus material included a live version music video of "Wakusei -Rebirth-" and photo gallery.

Credits:

vocal: Atsushi Sakurai
guitars: Masatomo Kawase
guitars: Ken Miyo
bass: Tomohiro Matsuda
drums: Kosaku Abe (The Collectors)
synthesizer, backtrack compile, & rebuild: Maki Fujii

Guest Musician:
Fantasy: Cube Juice
Taiji: Taiji Sato

produced by: Atsushi Sakurai
recorded at NHK Hall July 21-22, 2004
recorded & mixed by Hitoshi Hiruma
mastering engineer: Kazushige Yamazaki (Flair)

opening SE: Maki Fujii
ending SE: Cube Juice

Artist Staff
artist management: Takahiro Chiba (Banker), Taeko Nomura (Banker)
mangement desk: Mayumi Kaneko (Banker)
information desk: Rumi Ikeda (Banker)
Fish Tank staff: Tomoko Nakagawa, Miho Iwata, Rika Sasahara

DVD Staff
directed by: Sojiro Ohtsubo (To Max)
A&R director: Junichi Tanaka (Victor Entertainment Inc.)
producer: Tomoko Fujikane (Victor Entertainment, Inc.), Akie Hayashi (Birth)
artist promoter: Katsuyuki Ooishi (Victor Entertainment, Inc.)
sales promoter: Yasuhiro Kanabou, Hideyuki "3go" Suzuki (Victor Entertainment, Inc.)
web coordinator: Mai Sato (Victor Entertainment, Inc.)
menu design: Tetsuya Hibe
DVD authoring: Video-Tech

Product Package Staff
art direction & design: Tetsuya Hibe
photography: Makoto Okuguchi
styling: Masashi Noguchi (Stuttgart) [probably a typo for Masashi Nomura]
hair & make-up: Takayuki Tanizaki (Fats Berry)
crative direction: Tomoro Watanabe (VDC)

Special thanks to: Buck-Tick, BMG Funhouse, Sogo, All Victor Staff, 3rd Stone from the Sun Corp, Napalm Films, Junko Kobayashi, Fish Tank Members, Love & Media Portable Members, and You!

Wakusei -Rebirth- Version
producer: Akie Hayashi (Birth)
observer: Sojiro Ohtsubo (To Max)
director: Naoko Miyokawa
"Solo Works Photo Gallery"
photography: Makoto Okuguchi, Keisuke Sanada, Hiroshi Harada, Kazuko Tanaka

Books

yasou

Yasou

release date: July 14, 2004
initial price: ¥5250
goodies: includes a 15 minute DVD; some may have received these postcards

his book of poetry

sacrifice book

Sacrifice

release date: July 20, 2004
company: Pia Kabushiki Gaisha (Pia Co., Ltd.) (ISBN 4-8356-0948-4)
author: ?
size: A4 wide
pages: 160
initial price: ¥4200
goodies: a photo and frame were sold separately

photo book

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