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A French-named yet Japanese rock act, L'Arc-en-Ciel came together in 1991, formed by bassist Tetsuya Ogawa. The original lineup went astray with two members departing in 1992, but Ogawa (aka Tetsu) was able to rope in new members and continue the band. The band released their full-length debut in April 1993. Entitled Dune, the album reached number one on the independent charts and helped get them a major-label deal with Sony in 1994. In addition to stepping up to the majors, 1994 also saw the band release its second album, Tierra. With momentum in their favor, L'Arc-en-Ciel released their next two albums in as many years, 1995's Heavenly and 1996's True. A 1997 drug bust involving drummer Sakura created a sales backlash against the band, and L'Arc-en-Ciel took a break from the spotlight. With new drummer Yukihiro in tow, the band made a successful comeback with a sellout show in Tokyo later in 1997. The band, back to full strength, returned to the forefront with 1998 album release Heart. A new high-water mark was hit when, in 1999, two L'Arc-en-Ciel albums hit the streets on the same day: Ark and Ray, which occupied the top two spots on the album chart upon their release. 2000's Real would be the band's cue to take a much needed break, with members going off and exploring solo projects and remix work. The band returned in 2003, and by 2004 found themselves at their first North American gig, at a Baltimore anime convention. The American show was eventually released on DVD, and the band went on to sign a U.S. deal with HMV in 2007. While 2005 saw the release of the album Awake and its subsequent tour, L'Arc-en-Ciel went back on hiatus for two years, with members again focusing on solo aspirations. L'Arc-en-Ciel regrouped in 2007, released the album Kiss, and began a tour that was to last from December of that year to February 2008. ~ Chris True
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  1.   Song
  2.   Living in Your Eyes (Hitomi No Jyunin)
  3.   Lost Heaven
  4.   Coming Closer
  5.   Killing Me
  6.   Feeling Fine
  7.   Time Goes On
  8.   Twinkle, Twinkle
  9.   My Dear
  10.   New World
  11.   Revelation
  12.   Forever (Eien)
  13.   Trust
  14.   Lover Boy
  15.   Spirit Dreams Inside
  16.   Kiss (Kuchizuke)
  17.   Winter Fall
  18.   Milky Way
  19.   Ready Steady Go
  20.   Nexus 4
  21.   Bless
  22.   drink it down
  23.   Get out from the Shell
  24.   Birth!
  25.   Lies and Truth
  26.   Flower
  27.   [Untranslated]
  28.   Dive to Blue
  29.   Pieces
  30.   Blurry Eyes
  31.   Fare Well
  32.   Kaze Ni Kienaide
  33.   Snow Drop by Arc en Ciel Musica
  34.   What Is Love
  35.   Perfect Blue
  36.   The Nepenthes
  37.   Anata
  38.   Shout at the Devil
  39.   Loreley
  40.   Driver's High
  41.   Honey
  42.   Shi No Hai
  43.   Shine
  44.   I Love Rock'n Roll
  45.   Caress of Venus
  46.   The Fourth Avenue Cafe
  47.   I Wish
  48.   Dearest Love
  49.   Anemone
  50.   Lose Control by Arc en Ciel Musica
  51.   L' Heure by Arc en Ciel Musica
  52.   It's the End by Arc en Ciel Musica
  53.   Butterfly's Sleep
  54.   Larva
  55.   All Year Around Falling in Love
  56.   Love Flies
  57.   Bravery
  58.   Fate
  59.   Niji
  60.   Hurry Xmas by Arc en Ciel Musica
  61.   Spiral by Arc en Ciel Musica
  62.   Pretty Girl by Arc en Ciel Musica
  63.   Seventh Heaven by Arc en Ciel Musica
  64.   Neo Universe
  65.   Stay Away
  66.   Kasou
  67.   Heaven's Drive
  68.   The Black Rose by Arc en Ciel Musica
  69.   As One
  70.   Ibara No Namida
  71.   Round and Round
  72.   The Silver Shining by Arc en Ciel Musica
  73.   Trick by Arc en Ciel Musica
  74.   Cradle
  75.   Time Slip
  76.   Route 666
  77.   Promised Land
  78.   Singin' In the Rain
  79.   Alone en La Vida by Arc en Ciel Musica
  80.   Ophella
  81.   Existence
  82.   Spirit Dreams Inside (from Final Fantasy)~Spirit Dreams Inside
  83.   Good-Morning Hide
  84.   Finale
  85.   A Silent Letter
  86.   Sell My Soul by Arc en Ciel Musica
  87.   Forbidden Lover

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