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Rise Again

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Rise Again
Record label: Wave Master Artists
Artist: Crush 40

Rise Again is the first EP from the SEGA-centric band Crush 40. It is also their first release to be comprised entirely of new material not written for any specific video game. Even so, the first track on the extended play, "Sonic Youth," is a love letter to the Sonic franchise, referencing most every song the band has performed over the previous 14 years.

Release Info

Track List

  1. Sonic Youth [3:48]
  2. One of Those Days [4:30]
  3. Song of Hope [5:10]
  4. Rise Again [4:25]

Total Running Time: 17:53

Credits

All Songs Written & Produced By Crush 40

Mastered by Isao Kikuchi at Warner Mastering, Tokyo, Japan
Design: Chiaki Kuroda (Windansea Design)
Band Photography: Rachel E Scott

Label Staff
Executive Producer: Fumitaka Shibata
A&R Director: Kazuo Koizumi
Sales Promoter: Hiroki Tokuyama (avex marketing)

Johnny would like to thank:
My family for always understanding when I need to go into the studio and not to the beach!
Thank you Jun...my favorite Japanese brother...
14 years of Crushing...and more to come.
For all the behind the scenes people like our artists, engineers, techs and more...without you we are lost...
and last but not least...
For all the fans who stand behind Crush 40 year after year...
I thank YOU...you guys are simply the best.
Period, end.

Jun would like to thank:
Chieko Juri, Joshua and rest of my family
Kiyoshi Yoshida, Takeshi Taneda, Toru Kawamura, Katsuji and Masahiro Fukuhara
Naofumi Hataya and Eishin Miura at Sega of Japan
Hiroki Hayashi, Makoto Suzuki, Yuichi Sugata and Daiki Sato at ESP guitars
Michelle Silberman at Line 6, Scott Uchida at Jim Dunlop, Yasu Yokote at Performance guitars, Yuichiro Obata at Zoom
Kaz Hirose and Yumiko Haba at BURRN! magazine
Martin Sturrock, Naoko Hayashi

Jun Senoue uses ESP guitars, LINE 6 products, ZOOM products, & Jim Dunlop Picks

Scans

EP, JP
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Cover
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Booklet Exterior
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Booklet Interior
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Tray
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Disc
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Obi


Miscellaneous

  • A limited edition version of Rise Again was available at the UK-based Summer of Sonic 2012, with completely new artwork.
  • "Song of Hope" was originally released as a charity single on iTunes in the aftermath of the 2011 Japan tsunami tragedy.

External Links

Albums "1990s"
Sonic the Hedgehog Boom (1993) | Sonic the Hedgehog - Remix (1994) | Sonic & Knuckles Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994) | Virtual Sonic (1996) | Sonic the Fighters Sound Tracks (1996) | Sonic the Hedgehog (1996) | Sonic Live in Sydney (1997) | Sonic R (1998) | Sonic Adventure Songs With Attitude ~Vocal mini-Album~ (1998) | SONIC Adventure REMIX (1998) | Sonic Adventure "Digi-LOG Conversation" Original Sound Track (1999)
Albums "2000s"
Cuts Unleashed SA2 Vocal Collection (2001) | Multi-dimensional Sonic Adventure 2 Original Sound Track (2001) | Sonic the Hedgehog 10th Anniversary (2001) | Sonic Adventure 2 Official Soundtrack (2002) | Sonic Adventure 2: Battle - Sampler (2002) | Triple Threat Sonic Heroes Vocal Trax (2004) | Complete Trinity Sonic Heroes - Original Soundtrax (2004) | Sonic X ~Original Sound Tracks~ (2004) | Sonic Heroes Official Soundtrack (2004) | SONIC RUSH Original Groove Rush (2005) | Lost and Found: Shadow the Hedgehog Vocal Trax (2006) | Shadow the Hedgehog Original Soundtrax (2006) | Sonic Riders Original Soundtrack "Speedbeats Grand Prix" (2006) | Sonic the Hedgehog Vocal Traxx: Several Wills (2007) | Sonic the Hedgehog Original Sound Track (2007) | Seven Rings in Hand: Sonic and the Secret Rings Original Sound Track (2007) | Sonic Rush Adventure Original Soundtrack (2007) | Sonic Underground - The Greatest Hits (2007) | Sonic Riders Shooting Star Story Original Soundtrack "Zero Gravity Tracks" (2008) | True Blue: The Best of Sonic the Hedgehog (2008) | Sonic Underground - The Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (2008) | Planetary Pieces: Sonic World Adventure Original Soundtrack (2009) | Face to Faith: Sonic and the Black Knight - Vocal Trax (2009) | Tales of Knighthood: Sonic and the Black Knight Original Soundtrax (2009) | True Colors: The Best of Sonic the Hedgehog Part 2 (2009)
Albums "2010s"
Sonic Free Riders Original Soundtrack: Break Free (2010) | Vivid Sound x Hybrid Colors: Sonic Colors Original Soundtrack (2010) | Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | Sonic Adventure 2 Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | Sonic Heroes Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | Sonic the Hedgehog 1&2 Soundtrack (2011) | Sonic Generations: 20 Years of Sonic Music (2011) | Sonic the Hedgehog CD Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | History of the 1st Stage Original Soundtrack White Edition (2011) | History of the 1st Stage Original Soundtrack Blue Edition (2011) | History of Sonic Music 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | Sonic Generations Original Soundtrack: Blue Blur (2012) | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I & II Original Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic Lost World Bonus Soundtrack [Special Selection] (2013) | Sonic Lost World Original Soundtrack Without Boundaries (2013) | Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Original Soundtrack (2014) | Passion & Pride: Anthems with Attitude from the Sonic Adventure Era (2014)
Singles
SUPERSONIC (1992) | Super Sonic Dance Attack (1992) | Super Sonic Dance Attack Remix (1992) | Winter Song (1994) | Wonderman (1994) | Wizards of the Sonic (1994) | Wizards of the Sonic (Remix) (1994) | They Call Me Sonic (1996) | King of the Ring (1996) | Wizards of the Sonic (1998) | SONIC Adventure REMIX (1998) | Work It Out (1999) | Mi-Ra-I (2003) | Sonic Drive (2003) | The Shining Road (2003) | T.O.P (2004) | If It's Snow/Only Today (2006) | So Much More... (2009)
Digital Releases
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I Original Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II Original Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic And the Black Knight Official Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic Generations Official Soundtrack (2012) | Shadow the Hedgehog Official Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic Lost World: Wonder World EP (2013)
Associated Albums
SONICTEAM "PowerPlay" (1998) | Thrill of the Feel (2000) | Crush 40 (2003) | SonicTeam Unplugged Live 2004 (2004) | The Works (2009) | The Best of Crush 40: Super Sonic Songs (2009) | Rise Again [EP] (2012) | Live! (2012)
Select Compilations Featuring Sonic
Super Mega Drive Fan Vol. 1 - Mega-CD Super Music Collection (1993) | Super Mega Drive Fan Vol. 2 - Mega Drive Super Music Collection (1994) | SEGA Arcade Selection D-RAM Remix (1995) | Club Saturn (1996) | Club SEGA (1997) | Club Sega 2 ~Beat Grooves~ (1999) | Radio DC (1999) | The Very Best of SEGA (2004) | Play! A Video Game Symphony Live! (2009) | Video Games Live: Level 2 (2010)
Miscellaneous
The Better One Wins!: Album | Single | Sonic Dance: 1 | 2 | Sonic Mix: 1 | 2 | 3 | Sonic Dance Power: I | II | III | 4 | V | VI | VII | VIII