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Live, released in 2006

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. 黄金の環 (The Golden Circle) (10:13)
2. 神々の都市 (City of Gods) (7:54)
3. 聖地巡礼 (Pilgrimage to the Holy Site) (6:23)
4. 負の遺産 (Adverse Legacy (6:56)
5. 核心地域 (Core Zone) (5:33)
6. 国際記念物遺跡会議 (ICOMOS) (13:08)
7. 生け贄の儀式 (Ritual of Sacrifice) (8:27)
8. 世界遺産のテーマ (The World Heritage) (9:31)
9. 安息の地 (Haven) (8:25)

Total Time 76:31

Line-up / Musicians

- Katsui Yuji / Violin
- Yamamoto Seiichi / Guitar
- Kido Natsuki / Guitar
- Nasuno Mitsuri / Bass
- Yoshida Tatsuya / Drums

On tracks 1, 2, 7, from left to right: Kido, Yoshida, Nasuno, Katsui
On tracks 4, 5, 8, from left to right: Yamamoto, Nasuno, Yoshida, Kido
On tracks 3, 6, 9, from left to right: Kido, Nasuno, Yoshida, Katsui, Yamamoto

Releases information

Polystar Jazz Library, MTCJ-3040
Tracks 1, 2, 7 recorded live at Akihabara GOODMAN, 4th August 2006 by Soma Tadashi
Tracks 4, 5, 8 recorded live at Osaka BRIDGE, 8th August 2006 by Okunari Hitoshi
Tracks 3, 6, 9 recorded at Ikebukuru Studio MIB, 10th October 2006 by Yoshida Tatsuya

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THE WORLD HERITAGE Icomos ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(50%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
Good, but non-essential (0%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Review by SaltyJon
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4 stars The World Heritage is an improvisational rock group formed by Yoshida Tatsuya, with one of his most often collaborating bassists (Nasuno Mitsuri), Kido Natsuki and/or Yamamoto Seiichi on guitar, and Katsui Yuji on violin. The music present on this album is almost always high octane, powerful material with little down time...what there is of down time is often a nice short break from the crazy power of the rest of the album.

The best way I can think of to describe this band's music is Korekyojinn with one to two extra instruments and a lot more improvisational. As the lineup info shows above, some tracks are simply Korekyojinn+Katsui on violin, while others have all of Korekyojinn plus Katsui and Yamamoto both joining in, and some don't include Kido. Really, we get to hear three different lineups of the group on the album. As far as their ability goes, everyone here is a more than competent improviser. Occasionally some of the pieces drag in places, but never long enough that I want to skip the track. Usually right after a dragging bit they come back with something extra fun, so it all evens out in the end. A lot of the music displayed here is noisy and chaotic, but that's something I've come to expect from improvisational bits from Yoshida and crew, and something I really enjoy, since it never crosses over to the realm of "mostly noise".

Overall, this isn't one of my absolute favorite Yoshida groups - I prefer the more composed sound of Korekyojinn more when I want that, and the chaos of Ruins more when I want chaos. Still, this album is quite a lot of fun, and I would recommend it to any fan of the instrumental side of Yoshida's work with full groups (as opposed to the drums and bass only approach of Ruins). Really 3.75 stars, rounded to 4.

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