From Sonic Retro
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.
- Composers: Jun Senoue
- Arrangers: Johnny Gioeli, Jun Senoue
- Performers: Crush 40
- CD Info - 1 Disc - 4 Tracks
- Sonic Youth [3:48]
- One of Those Days [4:30]
- Song of Hope [5:10]
- Rise Again [4:25]
Total Running Time: 17:53
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
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.
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
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- 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.