98.12.28 男達の別れ (98.12.28 Otokotachi no Wakare)

Fishmans - 98.12.28 男達の別れ (98.12.28 Otokotachi no Wakare)
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Based on 119 ratings
1999 Ratings: #1
September 29, 1999 / Release Date
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Cyd
96
Just sat through 2 hours of a godly Asian man singing live. Idk what he was saying but it was beautiful.
EMR
95
The emotional recordings of the final performance of the great japanese band Fishmans. This massive double-disc album successfully captured the whole essence of the imaginative group, with some beautiful performances that take everything the band had to give into account, to the point of presenting some of the best renditions of all their best songs (including a five-star performance of Long Season, in full). Few times in the past could a live recording solely deliver a band's soul as this ... read more
Tacorillaz
100
I probably made the decision to give this a perfect score too quickly, but… Does it matter?

This is one of the most heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, glorious, breath-taking and emotional pieces of music I've ever heard. Probably the first record I can't pass without bursting into tears. Even without understanding the lyrics, it still it evokes memories, thoughts and feelings in such a strong way.

Some may think that since it's live, it wouldn't sound as great as an album recorded in a ... read more
ThrowBackG
98
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I feel like I'm listening to someone's soul with every listen.
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