千聖 (Chisato) is a veteran musician that has been in the scene for several years. Last year, his first solo work, Dance with the wild things, turned 20 years. To celebrate his more than 20 years in the industry, he has recently released a best of album. Don’t miss the details!
Chisato is one of the most energetic, productive musicians in the Japanese field. He has released a lot of solo works alongside his career with Penicillin. As a soloist, he began releasing songs back in 1996, where he sung (unlike his role in Penicillin, where he almost exclusively plays the guitar and composes), and ever since the beginning he made it very clear that he has an unique style.
Due to his pop-rock style (more leaning towards pop), which is very upbeat, he has also made songs for anime. I remember hearing him for the first thing ever in the credits song of the anime Gokudo Kun Manyuki, with his song Wake Up!, released on 1999.
Chisato released 9 singles between 1996 and 1999, and 9 albums between 1996 and 2017. This is as a soloist, because he also has a career as part of the band Crack6, where he has again the role of vocalist, but unlike his solo career, here the sound is much harder.
His most recent solo album celebrates his 20 years as a soloist. The work includes 16 tracks, as follows:
- Can you Rock?!
- VENUS 〜XX ver.〜
- 電撃ミサイル2000 〜XX ver.〜
- CYBER ROSE 〜XX ver.〜
- kissin’ the moonlight 〜XX ver.〜
- LOVE ～lost in the pain～ 〜XX ver.〜
- Millennium 〜XX ver.〜
- 666 〜XX ver.〜
- Shadow 〜XX ver.〜
- falling over you 〜XX ver.〜
- WAKE UP! 〜XX ver.〜
- 電脳遊戯 〜XX ver.〜
- KICK! 〜XX ver.〜
- DANCE WITH THE WILD THINGS 〜XX ver.〜
- This Side Of Paradise 〜XX ver.〜
- LAST TEARS 〜XX ver.〜（ボーナストラック/通常盤のみ収録
The first song is an all new one, and all the other ones are his best songs re-recorded.
The limited edition, still available, includes a photobook. By buying it through CDJapan, it also includes a poster.