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Late Singer Origa's Final Album Features Unreleased Tracks

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
2-disc greatest hits album, 2-disc final album shipped on October 21

Japanese record label Gemmatika Records announced on October 20 in a press release that it released two albums by the late singer/songwriter Origa on October 21.

The first album, all about ORIGA 1994-2014 (pictured at right), is a greatest hits album. The album includes two discs with 26 tracks, and it retails for 3,000 yen (about US$25).

The second album, Lost and Found (pictured below), is Origa's final album that includes unreleased tracks. The album includes two discs. The first disc "Amon Ra" is an original album containing nine songs Origa worked on in 2013. The second disc "The annulet" features eight songs, five of which are Origa's arrangement of Russian folk songs. The second disc also includes three bonus tracks. The album retails for 2,000 yen (US$16).

Origa passed away in January due to lung cancer at 44 years old.

Russian-born Origa first came to Japan in 1991 on a home-stay program, and made her major debut in Japan in 1995 under the EMI Music Japan label. She performed theme songs for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society, Fantastic Children, and Princess Arete. She also performed the hymn singing voice for the character Kanon in Gust and KOEI Tecmo Games' Ar nosurge PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita video game, which shipped in Japan last year.

[Via Hachima Kikō]


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