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American Musicians Cover Gundam Songs

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Richie Kotzen, with Cyndi Lauper, To Release Gundam Cover Album in March

Gundam Ace magazine reports that a group called "Z×R ," headed by guitarist Richie Kotzen, will cover an array of songs from the Gundam franchise. Kotzen, former guitarist for Poison and Mr. Big, is working with several other artists, including Cindy Lauper.

A live tour of Japan will be launched in March to support the project. Kotzen's work with Mr. Big and Poison, as well as his solo material, is especially popular in Japan. With Mr. Big, Kotzen provided theme music for the Hellsing TV series.

Songs on the album will include:

Kimi Ga Matteiru Kara (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation - Heirs to the Stars- )
Metamorphoze (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation - Heirs to the Stars- )
Ai Senshi (Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow, featuring Cyndi Lauper on vocals)
Kaze Ni Hitori De (Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow)
Z Toki O Koete (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam )
Mizu No Hoshi E Ai O Komete (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam)
The Winner (Gundam 0083)
Tobe! Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam)
Meguriai (Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space)
The Way Forward (original piece)
Re-Encounter (original piece)
The Beginning (original piece)

The CD will go on sale in Japan on March 3rd, it will be titled "Ai Senshi" (哀 戦士 - Soldier of Love)

Addendum, Ai Senshi" (哀 戦士) means "Soldier of Sorrow" not Soldier of Love.

This article has a follow-up: ZxR Ai Senshi update (2006-02-27 11:15)
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