Friday, July 18, 2008

Outrage - Awakening 2008 ( serial no. boxset )

This is my short review and photospread of the Japanese band OUTRAGE limited edition boxset called Awakening 2008. It is a live double cd, and mine is numbered 2957 out of 3000 copies.

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Besides X Japan, and of course Loudness, Outrage is another Japan band that I enjoy. In the early 90s, their songs were a staple in my walkman. I lost track of them after that. Unable to understand Japanese, it is hard to find infos on them, but when news of the original singer rejoining the band, and the announcement of this live boxset kind of rekindles the memories of the old times.
I wonder how will the whole The Final Day album sounds like live about 17 years later?



The interesting thing about this release is that it features Outrage performing live every song from the two studio albums they released in the early 90s: The Final Day from 1991 & Life Until DEAF from 1995.



The Final Day full album was played at Shibuya Boxx in Tokyo on 8 March 2008. The above photo shows the full setlist of that night.
So cd1 of Awakening 2008 features - 1. MY FINAL DAY, 2. MADNESS, 3. FOLLOW, 4. WINGS, 5. SAD SURVIVOR, 6. VISIONS, 7. VEILED SKY, 8. RIVER, 9. FANGS

I forgot how very beautiful Veiled Sky is, and I think River is a song that makes me like Japanese bands like X-Japan so much. They can play fast songs, some metal songs, but at the next moment they can play something so slow & emotional song. And nope, River is not a love ballad huhuhu.



The whole of Life Until DEAF album was played also at Shibuya Boxx but on 15 March 2008. Check out the above photo for the full setlist of that night.
So cd2 of Awakening 2008 features 1. MEGALOMANIA, 2. VANISHING FULLY FROM THE WORLD, 3. UNDERTOW, 4. MIDNITE CARNIVAL, 5. IN UNION WITH EARTH, 6. ECHO, 7. DRAGGIN'ME DOWN(FEAR IS), 8. YOU SUCK, 9. CONCRETE MIRROR, 10. ARGUMENT, 11. LIVE UNTIL YOU DIE

What will the ticket prices be like if there is a kind of Japanese festival here, with X-Japan headling ( of course most definitely and they play those 3hr shows which must include Silent Jealousy please ), and we have Loudness, Outrage and the rest huhuhu. Tu hari aku nengok iklan Sting nak perform classical kat Esplanade tiket dah $600. Giler siot.



There seems to be a 3rd nite at Shibuya Boxx on 18 March 2008. I cannot find anymore info on this night. You can see this above photo for the setlist.



So thats about it. If anyone is interested to sample what Outrage is about, this a live performance of them last year in Japan I think featuring the return of their original singer ( the jepun crowd is very kecoh ) here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf3QEgJ78RQ

3 comments:

Wiween @ Awin said...

weei..band Japan pun engko layan yek.agagagga :p

deaf_angel said...

cerita lama ni semua agagaga

Wiween @ Awin said...

cet..kire skang engko da x layan la ek bro? agagaggga :p