'Night Fishing Is Good' Tour 2008 in Sapporo

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'Night Fishing Is Good' Tour 2008 in Sapporo
A fish skeleton against a pink background.
EP by Sakanaction
Released August 6, 2008 (2008-08-06)
Recorded March 8, 2008
Genre techno, electronica, post-rock
Length 21:32
Language Japanese
Label BabeStar Label
Producer Sakanaction
Sakanaction chronology
Night Fishing
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'Night Fishing Is Good' Tour 2008 in Sapporo
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Remixion
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'Night Fishing Is Good' Tour 2008 in Sapporo (stylized as 「NIGHT FISHING IS GOOD」TOUR 2008 in SAPPORO) is a live extended play by Japanese band Sakanaction. It was released on August 5, 2008 through Victor Entertainment sublabel BabeStar exclusively as a paid download.[1]

Background and production[edit]

Sakanaction was first formed in the summer of 2005 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, and released their debut album Go to the Future in May 2007.[2][3] In the same month, the band performed a national tour to promote the album, including a solo-billed performance at Bessie Hall in Sapporo as the final performance, on May 27, 2007,[3] for the rest of the year, the band worked on the production of their second album Night Fishing, which was released only half a year after their debut work, in January 2008.[4]

The concert was recorded on March 8, 2008, at Penny Lane 24 in Sapporo, it was one of the either concerts held by Sakanaction in their Night Fishing Is Good tour, but only one of two dates that were a full-length, solo concert.[5] The extended play compiles live takes of both of the promoted tracks on Go to the Future, "Mikazuki Sunset" and "Shiranami Top Water", as well as two of the three promotional tracks from Night Fishing, "Sample" and "Night Fishing Is Good".

Release and reception[edit]

The extended play was first announced on July 24, 2008 at Sakanaction's official website,[6] at the band's official MySpace page, footage of "Mikazuki Sunset" from the concert was uploaded.[7] After its release on August 6, the extended play managed to top iTunes Japan's rock chart, surpassing Coldplay's Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends.[8] In December, Sakanaction released their first physical single release, "Sen to Rei", on the limited edition version of the release, a recording of "Yoru no Higashigawa" from the same concert was added as a bonus track.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ichiro Yamaguchi.

No. Title Length
1. "Sample ('Night Fishing Is Good' Tour in Sapporo)" (サンプル Sanpuru) 5:06
2. "Mikazuki Sunset ('Night Fishing Is Good' Tour in Sapporo)" (三日月サンセット, "Crescent Moon Sunset") 4:20
3. "Night Fishing Is Good ('Night Fishing Is Good' Tour in Sapporo)" (ナイトフィッシングイズグッド Naito Fisshingu Izu Guddo) 6:30
4. "Shiranami Top Water ('Night Fishing Is Good' Tour in Sapporo)" (白波トップウォーター, "White Wave Top Water") 5:36
Total length: 21:32

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Distributing Label Catalogue codes
Japan August 6, 2008 (2008-08-06)[10] digital download BabeStar Label VEAML-22450

References[edit]

  1. ^ "夏フェス最多出場の新人、サカナクションがライヴ音源を配信限定リリース" (in Japanese). Barks. August 3, 2008. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "北海道から全国区へ?新種バンド"サカナクション"" (in Japanese). Oricon. May 22, 2007. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "北海道で人気急上昇中のバンド、サカナクション" (in Japanese). Barks. April 20, 2007. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ Shinji Hyogo (2011). "特集 サカナクション" (in Japanese). Rockin' On Japan. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ "サカナクション 初の全国ツアーが決定" (in Japanese). Rockin' On Japan. December 20, 2007. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  6. ^ "札幌ワンマンの厳選ライブテイク4曲を8/6(水)DIGITAL RELEASE決定!" (in Japanese). Victor Entertainment. July 24, 2008. Archived from the original on July 28, 2008. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  7. ^ "三日月サンセット(「NIGHT FISHING IS GOOD」TOUR 2008 in SAPPORO) サカナクション / Sakanaction" (in Japanese). Victor Entertainment. July 24, 2008. Archived from the original on February 22, 2015. Retrieved February 22, 2015. 
  8. ^ "サカナクション、iTunesでCOLDPLAYを抜いて1位獲得" (in Japanese). Barks. August 9, 2008. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  9. ^ "セントレイ(初回限定盤) Single, Limited Edition, Maxi" (in Japanese). Amazon. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  10. ^ "「NIGHT FISHING IS GOOD」 TOUR 2008 in SAPPORO / サカナクション" (in Japanese). Victor Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2008-08-01. Retrieved February 17, 2015.