Cute X Japan fan art by @vampirsdawn​​

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Wow, finally things are starting to move again for X Japan! To celebrate their 25th anniversary, a new best-of album called “THE WORLD” will be released on iTunes in 111 countries on May 21st, followed by the physical release “THE WORLD~X JAPAN Hatsu no zenseikai~” on June 17th.

Both versions will feature remastered versions of their greatest hits, ranging from their debut release in 1989 until now, and a live version of “Without You”.

The physical release will be a regular version, including 2 CDs, and a limited edition including 2 CDs, a DVD with an exclusive World Tour Tailer (2009-2011) and a 60-pages photo book of the tour.

“THE WORLD~X JAPAN Hatsu no zenseikai~”

  • CD 1
  1. Silent Jealousy
  2. Rusty Nail
  3. Scars
  4. Endless Rain
  5. Week End
  6. Kurenai
  7. Forever Love
  8. Dahlia
  9. X (Last Live – Live Version)
  10. Without You (Live Version)
  • CD 2
    Art of Life
  • DVD
    Exclusive Trailer of X JAPAN World Tour 2009, 2010 & 2011
  • Book
    X JAPAN World Tour Selection 2009, 2010 & 2011 (60 pages)

"X JAPAN WORLD BEST"

  1. Rusty Nail
  2. Scars
  3. Forever Love
  4. Dahlia
  5. X (Last Live – Live Version)
  6. Without You (Live Version)
  7. Art of Life

You can check out the cover at Amazon already!

Source: Barks; Xplosion Online

X Japan - Rose and Blood
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Rose and Blood | May, 2001

ALBUM: Rose & Blood -Indies of X-
ORIGINAL TITLE:
Untitled
COMPOSER: TAIJI

Merry Xmas to my dear followers and friends ^_^!

Happy Birthday HIDE #10
I really love this pic with all my heart… here you have in a good size

When I was crazy.. still?! haha  (L to R) HIDE PATA TAIJI TOSHI YOSHIKI  
tbt and now more family members, Heath and Sugizo
#Visual-kei #WeAreX !! 7 Rock 'n roll family members!!
手に負えなかった頃.. 今だ手に負えないって..?!(笑)
今は7人家族だ〜! —Yoshiki @ FB
X Japan - Dangerous Zone
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Dangerous Zone | May, 2001

ALBUM: Rose & Blood -Indies of X-
ORIGINAL TITLE:
Untitled
COMPOSER: TAIJI

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Release: May 2001 | Label Art Union

I’m just feeling nostalgic about Taiji, So I decided to make an entry about this album. There’s no much official info about it, but here’s what I found:
"Although Taiji wrote many songs for the band, ‘Phantom of Guilt’, ‘Desperate Angel’ and ‘Voiceless Screaming’ were some of the few that were officially released. In 2001, Taiji’s rejected compositions for "Jealousy" finally released in Rose & Blood -Indies of X-

This CD is definitely is “official” X material, not official for X discography. The writing “Indies of X” is only a subtitle to the album, meaning to describe its content.
This whole album are demo recordings put up together by Taiji. Most are songs by hide and Taiji. End of the World (Art of Life) music is made in synth version by Taiji  years ago before they recorded a band demo (there were 2 Art of Life demos, one with Taiji, one with Heath, and the oldest one in synth, being “End of the World”).
But outside from that, you’ll see only songs by hide and Taiji. Guess this album was product of Taiji’s big nostalgia for hide’s death and his looming for X which later led him to write X no sei to Shi. [ x ]
You can hear Toshi humming over Taiji’s songs for the most part, that’s because there wasn’t any lyricis composed yet.

 SETLIST:
  • Introduction (ART OF LIFE" | Composed by: Yoshiki)
  • Dangerous Zone (Untitled Song | Composed by: Taiji)
  • Shadows (JOKER" | Composed by: hide)
  • Light Breeze (Untitled Song | Composed by: Taiji)
  • Rose and Blood (JUNGLE" | Composed by: Taiji)
  • Black Devil (Desperate Angel" | Composed by: Taiji)
  • Not true? (Miscast" | Composed by: hide)
  • End of the World (“ART OF LIFE” | Composed by: Yoshiki)

I’m gonna post songs randomly, being “Light Breeze” my favorite ^^.
More info is always welcome. Enjoy!