L’arc Playing Hyde and Seek?

Hmm…Hyde is actually still associated with L’arc~En~Ciel? Joking, joking. That was a bad joke. In any case, after slowing down tremendously with the L’arc activities in order to pursue his VAMPS project, it looks like Hyde is back for a L’arc~En~Ciel best-of album and a brand-new DVD release.

For a band with a bit of a history of hiatuses, as well as having some pretty prolific members (Hyde does VAMPS, everyone else has solo-side projects, and so on), it’s not really a surprise that things would wind down after a while. I mean, yeah, they’re one of the most internationally acclaimed Jrock bands in existence, but still, people need a change sometimes, right? It seems like they’ve been spending a lot of time working on their side and solo projects, and Hyde tours with VAMPS quite a bit…But who knows, maybe 2010 is going to see another L’arc come-back? We’ve already seen two recent releases (Hurry XMAS remastered Winter ’09, and Bless which hit shelves Jan. 27th ’10), and now they’re ready to take us on a stroll down memory-lane with a killer best-of set that looks like enough to make any fan swoon.

Quadrinity~ Member’s Best Selections will be released on March 10th. A whopping 5 disc L’arc-athon, the collection features one disc per member– “hyde best”, “ken best”, “tetsuya best”, and “yukihiro best”, with the respective member’s choices, totally remastered by master engineers chosen by each member. The fifth disc is a compilation by the band as a whole, with 7 remastered tracks.

The limited edition release features a DVD of a bonus-feature 65 minute long game-show type special hosted by Oowada Shinya and Nakada Aki. External bonuses include pictured-label, cruciform digipak, and a clear slipcase. Includes 4 photo poster-type booklets. All that for only JPY4980 ($52.25).

They will really send us somewhere over the rainbow later the same month with the release of their live DVD Tour 2008- L’7 Trans Asia via Paris on March 31st. The DVD covers footage of their Tokyo Dome final on June 1st ’08 which concluded a major tour across Asia and France. JPY 7980
Tour 2008 L’7 -Trans Asia Via Paris- / L’Arc-en-Ciel

Note: Prices, cover artwork, and product descriptions subject to change. Please check with CDJ closer to the actual release date for the most up-to-date information about this item.

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