X JAPAN’S “We Are X” soundtrack to be released worldwide

It has been announced that the soundtrack for the documentary We Are X will be getting a worldwide release on March 3rd, 2017. We Are X follows the story of X JAPAN, arguably Japan’s most successful rock band. They have sold over 30 million units (albums, single, video) and sold out Tokyo Dome’s 55,000 seat venue an astonishing 18 times.

We Are X was originally released to select theaters across America in late 2016 after the critical acclaim the film received from the Sundance and SXSW film festivals, with one critic hailing the film as “an astonishingly intimate portrait of a deeply haunted — but truly unstoppable — virtuoso and the music that has enthralled legions of the world’s most devoted fans.” We Are X will also finally be hitting Japanese and U.K theaters in March.

Checkout the cover and tracklist below.

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  1. La Venus (Acoustic Version)*
  2. Kurenai (from The Last Live)
  3. Forever Love
  4. A Piano String in Es Dur
  5. Dahlia
  6. Crucify My Love
  7. Xclamation
  8. Standing Sex (from X Japan Returns)
  9. Tears
  10. Longing / Setsubo-no-yoru
  11. Art of Life (3rd Movement)
  12. Endless Rain (from The Last Live)
  13. X (from The Last Live)
  14. Without You (Unplugged)*

    * New Recording 2017, Soundtrack Exclusive

Japanese bonus tracks

  1. Rusty Nail (from Dahlia Tour Final)
  2. Forever Love (from The Last Live)

  • Comments

    • eee

      those who’ve seen it – is it as yoshiki centered as the trailers suggest?

      • Navin

        Yeah, it really is. The director said that a lot of the footage was taken from Yoshiki’s huge personal archives that he keeps of himself. It also seemed like it was Yoshiki’s personal project. His relationships with the other band members, especially Toshi, are looked at from his perspective and take up the most time. Toshi gets to talk about the break-up and his feelings, but for a relatively short amount of time. Pata and Heath have like 2 lines.

        If you watch the movie with that in the back of your mind, you’re good to go. And remember that at times it’s still Yoshiki in his public persona, so some of his actions and the things he says, are overly dramatised.

    • Navin

      Incredible documentary. Saw it in Amsterdam, followed by a Yoshiki live concert. It might be one of my best moviegoing experiences ever, with a largely Dutch crowd singing along to Endless Rain perfectly.

    • kamben is here

      Interesting. I’m watching out for this.

    • Yuukyuou

      Damm I’m so unlucky….I wish I’d live somewhere where I could see their legendary concerts (TT)