Luna Sea ‎– Mother

Mother is the fourth album by Luna Sea, released on October 26, 1994. It reached number two on the Oricon chart. The album was named one of the top albums from 1989-1998 in a 2004 issue of the music magazine Band Yarouze and number 49 on Bounce's 2009 list of 54 Standard Japanese Rock Albums.

Guitarist Sugizo cited "Rosier" as one of the songs wherein he tried to replicate the "psychedelic feel of shoegaze bands" by using effects, "like playing fast with a wah-wah pedal, or using tape-echo and harmonizers. I couldn’t figure out how they did it, so I just made it into my own thing". The fast spoken English words in the middle of the song were written and performed by J.

The music video for "Rosier" won Best Promotional Video at the 36th Japan Record Awards. "Rosier" has been covered by multiple Japanese artists such as High And Mighty Color, defspiral, Tomomi Kahala, and Show-Ya. The single version of "Rosier" is slightly different than the album's, in which it has a faded outro.

"True Blue" was the band's first single to reach number 1 on the Oricon singles chart. It was covered by melodic death metal band Blood Stain Child. It also received a music video.

The single version of the song "Mother" is slightly different from the album's, in which it has a different vocal and drum recording take.

Mother was released on vinyl record for the first time on May 29, 2019 as part of their 30th anniversary.


Face To Face
Genesis Of Mind~夢の彼方へ~
In Future
True Blue

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MVCD-15 Luna Sea Mother(CD, Album) MCA Records MVCD-15 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
MCD-34818 Luna Sea Mother(CD, Album) MCA Records MCD-34818 1994 Sell This Version
MVCD-15 Luna Sea Mother(CD, Album, Ltd, Pic) MCA Records MVCD-15 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
UPCY6288 Luna Sea Mother(CD, Album, RE) Universal UPCY6288 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
UPCH-20058 Luna Sea Mother(CD, Album, RE, RM + DVD, NTSC) Nayutawave Records UPCH-20058 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
UPJH-9068 Luna Sea Mother(2xLP, Album, Ltd, 180) Universal Music UPJH-9068 Japan 2019 Sell This Version
MCC 34818 Luna Sea Mother(Cass, Album) MCA Records MCC 34818 Thailand Unknown Sell This Version



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December 30, 2020
edited 11 months ago
referencing Mother, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, 180, UPJH-9068
Easily beats the original CD in a A/B comparison test: the battery is less compressed, the cymbals are more shiny and precise, the whole music stage unpacks left and right. Good upgrade!