| August 31, 2005|
31 August 2005
Key Sounds Label
| Riya, VisualArt's / Key Sounds Label|
Owari no Hoshi no Love Song, Boku Tachi no Mirai, Kyu Sakamoto Memorial, Future Addict, Mikuni Shimokawa Singles
Love Song is an album containing songs sung by Riya from Eufonius first released on August 31, 2005 in Japan by Key Sounds Label bearing the catalog number KSLA-0019. The album contains one disc with thirteen tracks composed and produced by Jun Maeda of Key. Additional participating musicians include Kendi Sato on electric guitar for tracks two and twelve, AchillesKEN on percussion for track seven, and Weisswurst on violin for tracks seven and thirteen. Cover art for the album was provided by Yoshitoshi ABe who also provided illustrations inside the album's booklet. Love Song is a concept album which tells the narrative of love as it heads toward ruin.
Love Song (Riya album) Wikipedia
All tracks written by Jun Maeda.
The fifth track "Hyakunen no Natsu" (百年の夏, The One Hundred Year Summer) heavily sampled the background music track "Natsukage" (夏影, Summer Lights) from Key's 2000 visual novel Air, which was also written by Jun Maeda. The thirteenth track "Love Song" was later featured as a remixed background music version in Key's 2005 visual novel Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life; this version later appeared on the Tomoyo After Original Soundtrack, along with a piano version. A different piano version of "Love Song" appeared on the Clannad and Tomoyo After remix album Piano no Mori. A remixed version of "Love Song" combined with the track "Memories" from the Tomoyo After Original Soundtrack appeared on the remix album Key 10th Memorial Fes Anniversary CD. Both "Love Song" and "Memories" are written by Jun Maeda. The fourth track "Hashiru" (走る, Run) was heavily sampled for Saya's leitmotif "Kakeru" (駆ける, Run) from Key's 2008 visual novel Little Busters! Ecstasy. The eleventh track "Orenai Tsubasa" (折れない翼, Unbreakable Wings) was sampled for "Eien" (永遠, Eternity), the ending theme song to Ram's 2008 visual novel 5; "Eien" was also written and composed by Jun Maeda. A cover of the seventh track "Haiiro no Hane" (灰色の羽根) sung by Vocaloid Hatsune Miku was included on Key+Vocaloid Best selection vol.1 released by Key Sounds Label in May 2012.