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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.   Lost Heaven
  3.   Living in Your Eyes (Hitomi No Jyunin)
  4.   Spirit Dreams Inside
  5.   New World
  6.   Feeling Fine
  7.   My Dear
  8.   Kiss (Kuchizuke)
  9.   Killing Me
  10.   Trust
  11.   Forever (Eien)
  12.   Coming Closer
  13.   Time Goes On
  14.   Lover Boy
  15.   Twinkle, Twinkle
  16.   Revelation
  17.   Dune
  18.   [Untranslated]
  19.   Voice
  20.   Anemone
  21.   Perfect Blue
  22.   Niji
  23.   Loreley
  24.   Lies and Truth
  25.   Ready Steady Go
  26.   Be Destined
  27.   Entichers
  28.   Nexus 4
  29.   Bless
  30.   I Love Rock'n Roll
  31.   drink it down
  32.   Dearest Love
  33.   Snow Drop by Arc en Ciel Musica
  34.   Cradle
  35.   Forbidden Lover
  36.   All Year Around Falling in Love
  37.   Finale
  38.   Love Flies
  39.   Anata
  40.   Milky Way
  41.   Fate
  42.   Birth!
  43.   The Black Rose by Arc en Ciel Musica
  44.   As One
  45.   Flower
  46.   Dive to Blue
  47.   Stay Away
  48.   Heaven's Drive
  49.   Pieces
  50.   Blurry Eyes
  51.   Honey
  52.   It's the End by Arc en Ciel Musica
  53.   Kasou
  54.   Ushinawareta Nagame
  55.   Tsuioku no Jyokei
  56.   Ibara No Namida
  57.   Shi No Hai
  58.   As If in a Dream
  59.   Taste of Love
  60.   Shine
  61.   Round and Round
  62.   The Fourth Avenue Cafe
  63.   Kaze Ni Kienaide
  64.   I Wish
  65.   Lose Control by Arc en Ciel Musica
  66.   L' Heure by Arc en Ciel Musica
  67.   Butterfly's Sleep
  68.   Time Slip
  69.   Route 666
  70.   Bravery
  71.   Singin' In the Rain
  72.   Spiral by Arc en Ciel Musica
  73.   Ophella
  74.   Existence
  75.   Neo Universe
  76.   Driver's High
  77.   Floods of Tears
  78.   Caress of Venus
  79.   Good-Morning Hide
  80.   The Silver Shining by Arc en Ciel Musica
  81.   Trick by Arc en Ciel Musica
  82.   Sell My Soul by Arc en Ciel Musica
  83.   What Is Love
  84.   A Silent Letter
  85.   The Nepenthes
  86.   Get out from the Shell
  87.   Spirit Dreams Inside (from Final Fantasy)~Spirit Dreams Inside
  88.   Promised Land
  89.   Shout at the Devil
  90.   Seventh Heaven by Arc en Ciel Musica
  91.   Winter Fall
  92.   Fare Well
  93.   Pretty Girl by Arc en Ciel Musica
  94.   Alone en La Vida by Arc en Ciel Musica
  95.   Larva
  96.   Hurry Xmas by Arc en Ciel Musica
  97.   Shutting from the Sky