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Royal Hunt - Far Away Album
Royal Hunt - Far Away Album
Performer: Royal Hunt
Title: Far Away
Label: Rondel Records
Country: Japan
Released: 23 Aug 1995
Style: Prog Rock, Heavy Metal
Cat: TECW-20002
Rating: 4.5/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 1079 mb | MP3 size: 2899 mb | WMA size: 2174 mb
Genre: Rock

1Far Away4:59
3Double Conversation4:18
5Intro ~ Wasted Time6:29


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
TECW-20002Royal Hunt Far Away ‎(CD, EP, Promo)Rondel RecordsTECW-20002Japan1995


  • Art DirectionMartin Burridge
  • Backing VocalsMaria McTurk (tracks: 3 to 6), Maria Nørfelt (tracks: 3 to 6)
  • BassSteen Mogensen
  • DrumsKenneth Olsen
  • Engineer [Live Tracks]Peter Brander
  • Engineer [Studio Tracks]Andre Andersen
  • GuitarJacob Kjaer
  • Keyboards, GuitarAndre Andersen
  • Liner Notes [Japanese Lyrics Translation]川原真理子
  • Liner Notes [Japanese]Makoto-Captain-Wada
  • ManagementMichael Raitzin
  • Mixed ByPeter Brander, Royal Hunt
  • Photography ByOsamu "Tio" Suzuki
  • ProducerAndre Andersen
  • VocalsD.C. Cooper
  • Written-ByA. Andersen


Track 2 is an instrumental track, and tracks 3 to 6 are live tracks.
Issued with a sixteen-page Japanese and English booklet, and an obi.

From the back cover:
Published by Warner Chappell Music.

℗ 1995 Majestic Entertainment, Inc, USA. © 1995 Majestic Entertainment, Inc, USA.
Manufactured and marketed by Teichiku Records Co.,Ltd.Japan.
under exclusive license agreement with Majestic Entertainment, Inc.

Manufactured & Distributed by Teichiku Records Co.,Ltd.Japan.

From the booklet:
Live tracks recorded at Club Citta, Japan 28-29.01.95
Studio tracks recorded at Mirand Studio, Denmark.
Mixed at Media Sound Productions, Denmark.
Mastered at Sweet Silence Studios, Denmark.


  • Barcode: 4 988004 058462
  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Matrix / Runout: TECW-20002 101+++
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L251
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 42A3
  • ASIN: B0000073GR


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Majestic Entertainment, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Majestic Entertainment, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Teichiku Records Co., Ltd.
  • Marketed By – Teichiku Records Co., Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Teichiku Records Co., Ltd.
  • Licensed From – Majestic Entertainment, Inc.
  • Published By – Warner/Chappell Music
  • Recorded At – Club Citta
  • Recorded At – Mirand Studio
  • Mixed At – Media Sound Studios
  • Mastered At – Sweet Silence Studios

Comments (1)
fire dancer
(Some parts of English are wrong, but never mind.)

The single "Far Away" devoted to the victims of the Great Hanshin Earthquake as a leader track. It's the first new song after joining second generation singer: D. C. Cooper. There are some songs dedicated to the Great Earthquake, none of them are lyrics songs "Keep your hands up and cheer up" But, only this song has become a lament that captured "tragedy" from the front side. The classical performances as well, it sounds like a requiem.

"Far Away" depicts quite accurately the earthquake that occurred in the early morning. Constituent gradually increasing in thickness is also splendid, finished in an impressive ballad. D. C. Cooper was the owner of overwhelming singing skills that manipulates a wide range of sounds from deep bass to treble-like treble. By the way, it's a different version from the 3rd Album "Moving Target" recorded later, which can only be heard on this EP single.

Track 3 to 6 are the live tracks at the first Japan tour. I heard the news that "singer changed," on that day, I remember the unsettling spread among fans. However, guided by the introduction, the performance which started naturally was a splendid one. It was a brief period of thought that it was a bass with deep depth. In the second round chorus, he leaped octaves from the original and also showed brilliant treble. The fans were convinced that "This is amazing...!" to an exceptionally unequal interval, high voice, and wide range. The set list in which "Wasted Time", "Flight", "Stranded", "Epilogue", and the album's songs are arranged in a straightforward manner is satisfying with the best song selection. Despite the rookie before the worldwide debut, the performance which followed the female chorus far exceeded the expectation, it was definitely the best live in 1995. Recommended.