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Japanese Hospitality

Japanese Hospitality is the fourth album by Warmen, which is the side project of Children of Bodom keyboard player Janne Wirman. The album was released on August 26, 2009, by Spinefarm Records. The album includes two cover versions: "Separate Ways", originally recorded by Journey, and "Black Cat" by Janet Jackson. Guest musicians appearing on the CD include Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom), Pasi Rantanen (Thunderstone), Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius), Jonna Kosonen (Nylon Beat) and Marko Vaara.

Track listing

# "Japanese Hospitality" (J. Wirman, A. Wirman) 4:22 # "Eye of the Storm" (feat. Timo Kotipelto) (J. Wirman, A. Wirman, T. Kotipelto) 3:26 # "Goodbye" (feat. Jonna Kosonen) (J. Wirman, A. Wirman, J. Kosonen) 3:39 # "My Fallen Angel" (feat. Pasi Rantanen) (J. Wirman, A. Wirman, P. Rantanen) 4:27 # "Don't Bring Her Here" (feat. Jonna Kosonen) (Alexi Laiho, J. Kosonen) 3:01 # "High Heels on Cobblestone" (feat. Alexi Laiho) (J. Wirman, A. Wirman, A. Laiho) 3:47 # "Switcharoo" (J. Wirman, A. Wirman) 4:09 # "Black Cat (Janet Jackson cover)" (feat. Jonna Kosonen) (Janet Jackson) 4:23 # "Unconditional Confession" (feat. Marko Vaara) (J. Wirman, A. Wirman, J. Helko, M. Vaara) 3:57 # "Separate Ways (Journey cover)" (feat. Pasi Rantanen) (Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon) 5:26 # "Fading Like a Flower (Roxette cover)" (feat. Jonna Kosonen) (Japanese Bonus track) (Per Gessle)

Production

  • Produced and engineered by Janne Wirman
  • Mixed by Mikko Karmila and Janne Wirman
  • Mastered by Mika Jusslia

    Personnel

  • Jonna Kosonen, Timo Kotipelto, Pasi Rantanen: vocals
  • Janne Wirman: keyboards, synthesizers
  • Alexi Laiho, Sami Virtanen, Antti Wirman: lead and rhythm guitars
  • Jyri Helko: bass guitar
  • Mirka Rantanen: drums, percussion

    Charts