Description Limited box set from Fishmans contains 12 vinyl featuring previously released five albums, two singles, and a mini-album. Please use it only as a reference. Fishmans Related Items See more. The group finished in August, however Season was only released on September 25 and its accompanying album on October Recorded in their Waikiki Beach private studio, the lyrics and melodies presented on the album are intended to be incredibly personal to Sato and to present a dreamlike musical experience.
This would ultimately become their most recognizable studio album among underground music communities for its experimentation and truly unique structure. On underground music community Rate Your Music as of April 11,Long Season has been user-rated as the best neo-psychedelia album of all time,  as well as the second best dream pop album of all time  and second best progressive pop album of all time.
Through February to JuneFishmans would consistently record new material in their Waikiki Beach studio, making this the longest continuous period of time they spent actively recording. At a very early stage during these recordings, the group began recording with music software Pro Toolscompleting their new material entirely within the program. On July 2, their single Magic Love was released to tease their next project, coupled with a b-side remixed by Hiroshi Kawabe of Tokyo No.
Fishmans had been growing a friendship with the group, 帰り道 - Fishmans - Go Go Round This World! - Fishmans 25th Anniversary Record Box (Vinyl), and this remix solidified that relationship between the two bands.
Lyrically, the album focused on personal everyday life while retaining a wide worldview that inspired the title of the record, steadily magnifying from space, down to Japan, and down to the city of Setagaya.
The album included single Magic Loveas well as standout tracks Walking in the RhythmWeather Report and others, pushing much of the record to stand out as a classic in their discography. The four-track remix maxi-single Walking in the Rhythm was also released on October 22, showing the group's prowess in revitalizing their compositions in new and interesting ways, as well as the group's fondness for that particular song.
These mostly consisted of a multitude of rare live concerts and interviews, as well as a full music video for Long Season on Episode 2  and a half-hour long live dub mix of Walking in the Rhythm and It's Just A Feeling on Episode 3. Beginning at the start of the year, the group began organizing a new live album after their live performances at their private studio, as well as at Polydor's studios.
This style of remixed live performances bore significant resemblance to their previous live output Oh! Mountain帰り道 - Fishmans - Go Go Round This World! - Fishmans 25th Anniversary Record Box (Vinyl) the two albums to be easily compared as sibling releases.
A tour was conducted by the same name in August to coincide with 帰り道 - Fishmans - Go Go Round This World! - Fishmans 25th Anniversary Record Box (Vinyl) live album's release, concluding on October 10 at Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall which included a complete performance of unreleased song A Piece of Future a song that seemed to foreshadow a turn towards post-rock for the band.
This long-form 帰り道 - Fishmans - Go Go Round This World! - Fishmans 25th Anniversary Record Box (Vinyl) structure was in similar fashion to their previous LP Long Seasonalthough not nearly on the same grandiose scale. Following the single's December 2 release, however, band member Yuzuru Kashiwabara expressed disinterest in continuing his musical career, electing to leave the band with the coming of the new year. Fishmans performed their final concert on December 28, That night, they played many of their most widely acclaimed songs and concluded with a full performance of Long Season.
This was to be Kashiwabara's final performance with the band, and Sato with Motegi planned to continue working as Fishmans. However, tragedy struck the band on March 15, when Sato suddenly died. Fishmans' last concert was released as the live album It has gone on to receive strong critical and fan praise; on Rate Your Music as of February The passing of Sato was so sudden that Polydor, their record label had already prematurely scheduled the release of two compilation releases for only two days after his death.
Breaking into the twenty-first century was incredibly difficult for Fishmans with the loss of their lead vocalist and writer. The following month, a live event was held at Shinjuku Liquid Room to synchronize with the 帰り道 - Fishmans - Go Go Round This World! - Fishmans 25th Anniversary Record Box (Vinyl) performances where a band played over the video, including Motegi on drums.
The event was held again in April at Nagoya and Osaka, spreading awareness of the video album's release. Kashiwabara, who had originally planned to abandon the music industry, eventually joined forces with Yusuke Oya ex-LabLife to form Polaris,  whose spacey and dubby tracks bear significant resemblance to Fishmans' sound in the late '90s.
Both Motegi and Kashiwabara would later join forces with Takashi Kato of Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and Losalios to form rock group So Many Tears,  whose music leans further towards indie rock and alternative rock productions than that of Fishmans' more dub-influenced sound.
Fishmans' popularity only continued to grow, even after Sato's untimely passing. This was followed by the compilation albums Kuchu and Uchu inwhich included rare and unreleased tracks alongside their best hits.
Among these was A Piece of Futurea minute long post-rock 帰り道 - Fishmans - Go Go Round This World! - Fishmans 25th Anniversary Record Box (Vinyl) only ever performed live by Fishmans finally released to the public. In Augustall of Fishmans' music was contributed to SpotifyiTunes and YouTube to stream for free, although much of their lesser-known material remains obscure. Nevertheless, this has helped to significantly increase Fishmans' fanbase, especially overseas in North America and Europe.
The following month, a tribute art exhibition "The Long Season Rewind" was held in Shibuya with contributions from various artists. A complete performance of Long Season was conducted at the concert, however for unknown reasons it is not present on The Long Season Revue.
The live video was originally only screened in theatres and it featured the original members of the band together with a cast of supporting musicians such as UAAsa-ChangHanaregumi, Oki Yuichi of Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and Ikuko Harada of Clammbon.
Sincethe band has played a number live shows at festivals. Inthe group played 3 shows in Nagoya, Tokyo and Osaka featuring a number of original band members and guests. Most recently in FebruaryFishmans collaborated live with Japanese jazz-rock group cero at Zepp Tokyo,  a venue Fishmans would visit for the first time in 20 years.
This was in similar fashion to a live show Fishmans had recorded with Japanese J-pop group Sakanaction in This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
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