Album: The Reflection Wave One—Original Soundtrack
Artist: Trevor Horn
2017 U/M/A/A Inc.
CD: UMA-9095-9096 [limited edition]

Trevor Horn: lead vocals (1, 22, 24), backing vocals (23, 24), voice (12), keys (24), synth (9), synth pads (7), bass (1, 7, 13, 21-23), guitar (13, 21, 23), acoustic guitar (24), handclaps (1, 22)
Jamie Muhoberac: keys (1, 7, 21-23), programming (1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 20-23), synth (7), piano (1, 22), bass (1, 22), Vocoder (1, 7, 21-3)
Simon Bloor: guitars (1, 22), acoustic guitar (21, 23), keys (1, 22, 23), drum programming (1, 22), programming (21, 23), strings (1, 22)
Julian Hinton: keys (1, 22, 23), piano (1, 22), strings arrangement (1, 22, 23), programming (1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 13, 15-7, 22, 23), orchestra (5, 6, 15-7), guitar (1, 22)
Jamie Squire: background vocals (1, 22), harmonies (1, 22)
Chris Braide: keys (1, 22), vocal harmonies (1, 22)
Joel Martin Peters: programming (1, 13, 21-23), drum programming (7, 12), guitar (12), keys (12, 21, 23), voice (12)
Cameron Gower Poole: programming (1, 22), drum programming (21, 23), synth (13)
Tim Weidner: drum programming (1, 12, 22), programming (1, 22), keys (1, 12, 22), guitar (1, 12, 22), bass (1, 9, 12, 22), samples& fx (1, 22)
Lol Creme: guitars (1, 7, 9, 15, 22), electric guitar (23), keys (15, 23), handclaps (1, 22), background vocals (1, 22)
Kirsten Joy: background vocals (1, 22)
Christopher Tin: programming (9, 12, 18, 19), orchestra (19)
Ally Horn: voice (12)
9nine: lead vocals (21), backing vocals (21)
Paget Shand: lead vocals (23)

Produced by Horn
Engineered by Gower Poole/Peters/Weidner (1-5, 7-23), Peters/Weidner (6), Peters/Josh Tyrrell (240
Mixed by Peters (1, 2, 9, 17-9, 21-23), Gower Poole/Peters (3-8, 10-16, 20), Peters/Tyrrell (24); all 5.1 versions mixed by Peters
Josh Tyrrell: assistant engineer (1-23)
Recorded at SARM West Coast (LA) & SARM Music Village (London)
Executive producer: Masakazu Hiroishi
Mastered by Mitsuo Koike

Cover illustration: usi
Photo: Daniel Spencer
Liner notes: Ian Peel (English), Kengo Watanabe (Japanese)


Tracks:
1. "Sky Show" [Horn/Braide/Weidner/Creme] (3:24)
2. "Battle Begins" [Horn/Hinton; arr. by Hinton] (2:31)
3. "Reflection" [Horn/Muhoberac; arr. by Muhoberac] (0:47)
4. "Hear Them Come" [Horn/Muhoberac; arr. by Muhoberac] (1:34)
5. "In Chaos and Confusion" [Horn/Hinton; arr. by Hinton] (3:56)
6. "From On High" [Horn/Hinton; arr. by Hinton] (3:16)
7. "My Daily Life" [Horn/Muhoberac] (2:07)
8. "Reflected" [Horn/Muhoberac; arr. by Muhoberac] (0:52)
9. "Peace in Blue" [Horn/Tin/Creme; arr. by Tin] (1:37)
10. "In a World of Unreason" [Horn/Hinton; arr. by Hinton] (2:54)
11. "I am Alone with Sadness" [Horn/Muhoberac; arr. by Muhoberac] (2:27)
12. "Loneliness and Solitude (Dialogue ver.)" [Horn/Weidner] (2:29)
13. "Main Theme" [Horn/Hinton; arr. by Hinton] (1:34)
14. "Hear Them Come (Again)" [Horn/Muhoberac; arr. by Muhoberac] (1:25)
15. "Left in a Bleak and Desolate Land" [Horn/Creme] (2:06)
16. "The Transition" [Horn/Hinton; arr. by Hinton] (2:56)
17. "From Battle to Flight" [Horn/Hinton; arr. by Hinton] (1:40)
18. "The Future of Happiness" [Horn/Tin; arr. by Tin] (1:35)
19. "Greater Expectations" [Horn/Tin; arr. by Tin] (2:11)
20. "Reflection (Reprise)" [Horn/Muhoberac; arr. by Muhoberac] (0:36)
21. "SunSunSunrise (TV Edit)" [lyr: Horn; Japanese words: Kohei Tsunami; melody: Horn; mus: Horn/Bloor/Gower Poole] (1:29)

Bonus tracks on limited edition:
22. "Sky Show ("Bel Air" Reflected & Extended Mix)" [Horn/Braide/Weidner/Creme] (5:14)
23. "Future Boyfriend" [lyr: Horn; melody: Horn; mus: Horn/Bloor/Gower Poole] (4:08)
24. "Sky Show (Unplugged)" [Horn/Braide/Weidner/Creme] (0:51)


Notes: The limited edition DVD includes two interviews with Horn (one filmed in LA; the other in London with director Hiroshi Nagahama), "Sky Show", "Battle Begins", "In Chaos and Confusion", "Main Theme", "The Transition", "My Daily Life" and "SunSunSunrise" (104 second version) in 5.1 Surround Sound, and various extras.

(23) is an English-language version of (21). While Horn is credited as the lyricist on "SunSunSunrise" here, only Tsunami is credited on 9nine's single and my Japanese isn't very good, but the Japanese lyrics don't appear to be a translation of the English-language version.

This is the first album released just under Horn's own name. It came out 16 Aug 2017 in Japan, as a regular edition (UMA-1095) and as a limited edition (UMA-9095) in a 'mini-LP' sleeve with a bonus DVD, bonus CD tracks and an expanded booklet. It is the soundtrack for the anime series The Reflection. An initial season of 12 episodes premiered 22 Jul 2017 on NHK in Japan, with broadcast elsewhere in the world expected. The series was co-created by writer Stan Lee and director Hiroshi Nagahama, and is a collaboration with Lee's Pow! Entertainment company and Studio DEEN. Character design is by Yoshiko Umakoshi. Others working on the series are scriptwriter Yasuyuki Suzuki, animation chief Kouichirou Sohtome, animation director Umakoshi Yoshihiko, in-between director Kanako Sato, colour design director Hiroko Umezaki, art director Hishaharu Iijima, and photographic director Norito Kondo. Japanese girl group 9nine (Uki Satake, Sayaka Nishiwaki, Kanae Yoshii, and Hirona Murata) sing (21), the ending theme, a longer version of which they released as a single.

Within the fiction of the series, "Sky Show" is a 1980s one-hit wonder by a character called Ian Izette, who has now donned a super-suit to fight crime as I-Guy, who plays the song while in action. (12) begins with an English-language version of a scene in episode 4, with speaking parts for Horn (voiced by himself), his daughter (Ally) and Izette (voiced by Peters). The scene, in Japanese with voice actors, appears in episode 4. In it, Horn is depicted as the producer of "Sky Show". Another 4 characters in the show seem to be based on 9nine.

The Trevor Horn Band (with Creme, Bloor, Hinton, Squire and Gower Poole) premiered "Sky Show" and "SunSunSunrise/Future Boyfriends" live on Japanese dates in August 2017. At an initial festival date, they were joined by 9nine for "SunSunSunrise", but the Band played it as "Future Boyfriends" at subsequent shows. (HP, 28 Aug 17)
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