Art of Life is a mini album released by X Japan on August 25, 1993. It consists solely of the 29 minute long title track, which was written and composed by Yoshiki, entirely in English. The album is also the first where the band is called "X Japan", after they changed their name from "X". The heavily orchestrated piece (recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) comprises several passages of varying speed and instrumentation, including numerous verses, with no set chorus, several harmonized guitar solos, and eight minutes performed solely on piano. Upon the album's release, it debuted at #1 on the Oricon chart and became the 28th best-selling album of 1993 with over 513,000 units sold.