Reflection: Axiom of the Two Wings

Reflection: Axiom of the Two Wings is a compilation album by Japanese singer/songwriter Mari Hamada, released on July 23, 2008 by Meldac/Tokuma Japan to commemorate the 25th anniversary of her music career. The album consists of two discs dubbed "Wings". Wing I features the new songs "Fantasia", "Revolution in Reverse", "Spiral Galaxy", and "Eagle -Hard Rock Mix-", along with a collection of Hamada's heaviest songs. Wing II features a cappella versions of select songs.[1][2]

Reflection: Axiom of the Two Wings
Mari Hamada - Reflection.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedJuly 23, 2008 (2008-07-23)
Genre
Length1:53:04
Language
  • Japanese
  • English
LabelMeldac/Tokuma Japan
ProducerMari Hamada
Mari Hamada chronology
Sur lie
(2007)
Reflection: Axiom of the Two Wings
(2008)
Aestetica
(2010)
Singles from Reflection: Axiom of the Two Wings
  1. "Eagle"
    Released: April 30, 2008 (2008-04-30)

The album peaked at No. 58 on Oricon's albums chart.[3]

Track listingEdit

All lyrics are written by Mari Hamada, except where indicated.

Wing I
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Fantasia" Masaru Kishii4:57
2."Revolution in Reverse" Takanobu Masuda4:44
3."Spiral Galaxy" 
  • Hiroyuki Ohtsuki
  • Hamada
4:43
4."Eagle -Hard Rock Mix-" 
  • Ohtsuki
  • Hamada
6:24
5."Don't Change Your Mind"Munetaka Higuchi Project TeamMunetaka Higuchi Project Team4:05
6."Back to Cypher" Ohtsuki4:35
7."Noah"Munetaka Higuchi Project TeamMunetaka Higuchi Project Team3:52
8."Fearless Night" Keiji Katayama5:32
9."Time Again" Masuda4:27
10."Free Way" Hamada4:53
11."Love Trial" Hiroaki Matsuzawa4:31
12."Starting Over" Ohtsuki5:41
13."In Your Eyes" (English) 4:22
14."Only in My Dreams" Ohtsuki3:54
15."Come and Go" Nobuo Yamada3:26
16."Stone-Cold" Hamada5:15
Wing II
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Prologue -World Soul-" Hamada1:24
2."Mayoi-Boshi" Hamada5:29
3."Parallel Life -Prelude to "Ever After"-" Hamada1:50
4."Ever After" Hamada5:04
5."Interlude 1 -Reflections-" Hamada1:26
6."In the Precious Age"
  • Pat DeRemer
  • Robin Lerner
  • Tom Harriman
  • Hamada
  • DeRemer
  • Lerner
  • Harriman
3:24
7."Promised Land" 
  • Hamada
  • Yōichi Fujii
3:31
8."Soleil" Ohtsuki3:36
9."Interlude 2 -Watercolor-" Hamada1:33
10."Return to Myself" Ohtsuki2:22
11."Rainbow Dream" Hamada1:19
12."Amaranth" Hamada4:08
13."Epilogue -In Four Elements-" Hamada2:28

PersonnelEdit

  • Michael Landau – guitar
  • Tak Matsumoto – guitar
  • Takashi Masuzaki – guitar
  • Hiroyuki Ohtsuki – guitar
  • Kenji Kitajima – guitar
  • Takayuki Hijikata – guitar
  • Matt Bissonette – bass
  • John Pierce – bass
  • Kōichi Terasawa – bass
  • Yoshihiro Naruse – bass
  • Naoki Watanabe – bass
  • Masahiko Rokukawa – bass
  • Hiro Nagasawa – bass
  • Tom Keane – keyboards
  • Randy Kerber – keyboards
  • Takanobu Masuda – keyboards
  • Yōgo Kōno – keyboards
  • Yoshinobu Kojima – keyboards
  • Yūki Nakajima – keyboards
  • Jeff Babko – piano
  • Greg Bissonette – drums
  • John Keane – drums
  • Roger Kazuhisa Takahashi – drums
  • Munetaka Higuchi – drums
  • Atsuo Okamoto – drums
  • Tohru Hasebe – drums
  • Jason Scheff – backing vocals

ChartsEdit

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[3] 58
Japanese Top Albums Sales (Billboard)[4] 84

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MARI HAMADA / Reflection-axiom of the two wings- [2CD]". CDJournal. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  2. ^ "Reflection -axiom of the two wings-/浜田麻里". Billboard Japan. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  3. ^ a b "Reflection-axiom of the two wings-/浜田麻里". Oricon. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  4. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales". Billboard Japan. 2008-07-30. Retrieved 2021-05-07.

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