Ryuichi Sakamoto ‎– Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

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In the movie actor David Bowie as Major Celliers.

Tracklist

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence 4:34
Batavia 1:18
Germination 1:47
A Hearty Breakfast 1:21
Before The War 2:14
The Seed And The Sower 5:00
A Brief Encounter 2:23
Ride, Ride, Ride (Celliers' Brother's Song) 1:03
The Fight 1:29
Father Christmas 2:00
Dismissed! 0:10
Assembly 2:16
Beyond Reason 2:01
Sowing The Seed 1:53
23rd Psalm 2:00
Last Regrets 2:40
Ride, Ride, Ride (Reprise) 1:04
The Seed 1:02
Forbidden Colours 4:42

Versions (55)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
L28N 1008 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(LP) London Records L28N 1008 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
205 658 Ryuichi Sakamoto Bande Originale Du Film "Furyo"(LP) Virgin, Ariola Eurodisc GmbH 205 658 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
205494, 205.494 Ryuichi Sakamoto Bande Originale Du Film "Furyo"(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 205494, 205.494 France 1983 Sell This Version
405.494 Ryuichi Sakamoto Bande Originale Du Film : Furyo(Cass, Album) Virgin 405.494 France 1983 Sell This Version
205 494, 205 494-320 Ryuichi Sakamoto Furyo - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence! (Original Soundtrack)(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 205 494, 205 494-320 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
616305 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Sound Track From The Motion Picture)(LP, Album) Virgin 616305 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
TCV 2276, TCV2276 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin TCV 2276, TCV2276 UK 1983 Sell This Version
TCV 2276 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(Cass, Album) Virgin TCV 2276 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
TCV 2276, TCV2276 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin TCV 2276, TCV2276 UK 1983 Sell This Version
TCV 2276, TCV2276 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin TCV 2276, TCV2276 UK 1983 Sell This Version
OVEDC 237 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin OVEDC 237 UK 1983 Sell This Version
BAN 2276 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(LP) Virgin Records Ltd. BAN 2276 Israel 1983 Sell This Version
VL 2267 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(LP) Virgin VL 2267 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
104.8307 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(LP) Virgin 104.8307 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
V2276 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(LP, Album) Virgin V2276 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
V-2276 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(LP, Album) Virgin V-2276 Scandinavia 1983 Sell This Version
V2276 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(LP, Album) Virgin V2276 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
205 494, 205 494-320 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 205 494, 205 494-320 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
205 494, 205 494-320 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 205 494, 205 494-320 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
L28N 1008 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(LP, Album, Promo) London Records L28N 1008 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
14C 262 VG 50.002 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence (Sound Track From The Motion Picture)(Cass, Album) Virgin 14C 262 VG 50.002 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
VG 50.002, 062-VG 50.002 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence (Sound Track From The Motion Picture)(LP) Virgin, Virgin VG 50.002, 062-VG 50.002 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
VL4 2276 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence(Cass) Virgin VL4 2276 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
V 2276 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence(LP, Album) Virgin V 2276 UK 1983 Sell This Version
V 2276 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence(LP, Album) Virgin V 2276 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
205 494, 205 494-320 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence! (Original Soundtrack Furyo)(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 205 494, 205 494-320 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
I-205 567 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence(LP, Album) Virgin I-205 567 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
MCA-6125 Ryuichi Sakamoto Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(LP, Album) MCA Records MCA-6125 US 1983 Sell This Version
70114 Ryuichi Sakamoto Bande Originale Du Film "Furyo"(LP, Album, RP) Virgin 70114 France 1984 Sell This Version
50114 Ryuichi Sakamoto Furyo (Bande Originale Du Film)(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin 50114 France 1985 Sell This Version
H3OP20053 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(CD, Album) London Records H3OP20053 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
CDV 2276 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(CD, Album) Virgin CDV 2276 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
OVED 237 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 237 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
CDV 2276, CDVP 2276 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Sound Track From The Motion Picture)(CD, Album, Pic) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2276, CDVP 2276 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CDV 2276 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(CD, Album) Virgin CDV 2276 UK 1988 Sell This Version
32MD-1036 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(CD, Album, RE) Midi Inc. 32MD-1036 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
MDCZ-1093 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(CD, Ltd, RE, Gol) Midi Inc. MDCZ-1093 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
MIL-1036 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(LP) Midi Inc. MIL-1036 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
OVED 237 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(LP, Album) Virgin OVED 237 UK 1988 Sell This Version
MDCZ-1220 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(CD, Album, RE) Midi Inc. MDCZ-1220 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
MDCL-1241, MDCZ-1220 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(CD, Album, RE) Midi Inc., Midi Inc. MDCL-1241, MDCZ-1220 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
73138 35691-2 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(CD) Milan 73138 35691-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
5050466 3090 2 0 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence / Furyo(CD, Album) Milan 5050466 3090 2 0 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
197 953-2 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence / Furyo(CD, Album) Milan, Universal, Universal Licensing Music (ULM) 197 953-2 France 1994 Sell This Version
74321 22048-2 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence / Furyo(CD, Album) Milan, BMG 74321 22048-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
74321 22048-2 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence / Furyo(CD, Album) Milan, BMG 74321 22048-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
74321 22048-2 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence / Furyo(CD, Album) Milan, BMG Distribution 74321 22048-2 France 1994 Sell This Version
74321 22048-2 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence / Furyo(CD, Album) Milan, BMG 74321 22048-2 Switzerland 1994 Sell This Version
74321 22048-4 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence / Furyo(Cass, Album) Milan, BMG 74321 22048-4 France 1994 Sell This Version
MDLP-1001 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(LP) Midi Inc. MDLP-1001 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
MDCL-5017/5018 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Midi Inc. MDCL-5017/5018 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
399 703-2 Ryuichi Sakamoto Furyo "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence"(CD, Album) Milan 399 703-2 France 2015 Sell This Version
CDV 2276 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDV 2276 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1407 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Peacock (4) 1407 Thailand Unknown Sell This Version
S3716, S-3716 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Foot Print, Foot Print S3716, S-3716 Asia Unknown Sell This Version

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speccydoughboy

speccydoughboy

March 19, 2014
referencing Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, CD, Album, CDV 2276
this is a really interesting example - see the disc image - Virgin Records briefly had a CD manufacturing machine in their Tottenham Court Road branch where you could see CDs being made. This CD disc's matrix includes the words "Virgin Megastore" showing that it was made there.
speccydoughboy

speccydoughboy

March 19, 2014
referencing Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, 2xCD, Album, RE, RM, SHM, MDCL-5017/5018

The version of 23rd Psalm on Disc One is different to the original album version in that the organ/synth plays from the beginning of the track rather than fading in slowly.
mmk1138

mmk1138

March 17, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, CD, 73138 35691-2

A superb soundtrack from a fantastic film. Sakamoto, who also played in the movie along with David Bowie (whose role is one of his best to date), created a moody piece of music perfectly fitting into the screen and what's more, sounding equally great without moving images. But those appear anyway - in your imagination. No wonder The Orb's Alex Peterson ranks amongs the best circa-ambient albums ever. I wouldn't call it ambient but then again I wouldn't call it at all. There's simply no point in doing that. All I can say it's whenever I listen to these tunes I feel emotions I never considered actually existing. The main theme along with the vocal version "Forbidden Colours" with David Sylvian almost bring tears into one's eyes! Watch, listen, get knocked out. Highly recommended!
barticle

barticle

May 12, 2003
referencing Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, LP, Album, 205 494, 205 494-320
In the book that came with the '93 Trance Europe Express 2CD compilation, Alex Paterson of The Orb included this soundtrack amongst his top 12 ambient albums of all-time!