We Are X Soundtrack Charting in UK

posted on by Andrew Osmond
We Are X - OST album at number 27 in albums chart, top place in Rock and Metal Albums chart

The 'OST' soundtrack for the film We Are X, about the Japanese band X Japan, is currently at number 27 in its first week in the official Albums chart. Published by Legacy Recordings, the We Are X - OST album is also at the number one spot in the Rock and Metal Albums chart and number 3 in the Soundtrack Albums chart (between the soundtracks for La La Land and Fifty Shades Darker).

The We Are X film had UK cinema screenings on March 2 'with encore screenings', and will have a home release on May 1 in Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand formats. The soundtrack was released on March 3 by Sony Music's Legacy Recordings, a day before X Japan appeared live at Wembley on March 4.

The documentary chronicles the career of X Japan, and won Sundance Film Festival Awards' Special Jury Award for Best Editing. The band was formed by YOSHIKI and Toshi formed in 1982 as X. Over the next 13 years, X Japan released five studio albums, six live albums, 10 best hit albums, and 20 DVD releases. The band disbanded in 1997 but reunited in 2007. Original lead guitarist Hide and bassist Taiji Sawada passed away in 1998 and 2011, respectively. The band has sold more than 30 million albums (with singles and videos combined), and has sold out Japan's 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome 18 times.

Thanks to Ian Wolf for the heads-up.

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