Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto

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坂本龍一 (Sakamoto Ryuuichi)
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Ryuichi Sakamoto (born January 17, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese musician, composer and actor. Sakamoto studied at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he graduated with a BA in composition, and a Master's degree with special emphasis electronic and ethnic music. Sakamoto began his career in the late 1970s, working as a composer, arranger and producer with some of Japan's most popular rock, jazz and classical artists. He released his first solo album in 1978 but came to fame as a member of Japanese synth-rock outfit Yellow Magic Orchestra with co-founders Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi. He collaborated with David Sylvian on a number of singles and most of Sylvian's albums. He appeared in the 1983 Nagisa Oshima film Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence alongside British rock singer David Bowie; he also wrote the film's musical score. He won the Academy Award for his score to the 1987 Bernardo Bertolucci film The Last Emperor. He has also written soundtracks for Pedro Almodovar's film High Heels, and Oliver Stone's Wild Palms. Sakamoto was married to a Japanese pianist and singer Akiko Yano, collaborating with her on some of her recordings. He is also known as a critic of copyright law, saying it is antiquated in the information age.
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Ryuichi Sakamoto Discography

Albums

Toshiyuki Tsuchitori*, Ryuichi Sakamoto Toshiyuki Tsuchitori*, Ryuichi Sakamoto - Disappointment-Hateruma (Album) ALM Records Japan 1976 Sell This Version
Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of (Album) Better Days (2) Japan 1978 Sell This Version
Ryuichi Sakamoto & The Kakutougi Session Ryuichi Sakamoto & The Kakutougi Session - Summer Nerves (Album) CBS/Sony Japan 1979 Sell This Version
Riuichi Sakamoto* B-2 Unit (Album) Alfa Japan 1980 Sell This Version
坂本龍一* 左うでの夢 (Album, MiniAlbum) Alfa Japan 1981 Sell This Version
Riuichi Sakamoto* & Danceries Riuichi Sakamoto* & Danceries - The End Of Asia (Album) Better Days (2) Japan 1982 Sell This Version
Tokiko Kato With Riuichi Sakamoto* Tokiko Kato With Riuichi Sakamoto* - Miłości Wszystko Wybaczy (Album) Polydor Japan 1982 Sell This Version
Ryuichi Sakamoto Coda (Album) London Records Japan 1983 Sell This Version
Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Album) London Records Canada 1983 Sell This Version
Danceries With Ryuichi Sakamoto Danceries With Ryuichi Sakamoto - Chanconette Tedesche (Album) Better Days (2) Japan 1983 Sell This Version
Ryuichi Sakamoto 音楽図鑑 (Album, Single) Midi Inc., Midi Inc. Japan 1984 Sell This Version
Ryuichi Sakamoto Esperanto (Album) School Japan 1985 Sell This Version
Ryuichi Sakamoto The Adventures Of Chatran (Album) Midi Inc. Japan 1986 Sell This Version
Ryuichi Sakamoto Futurista (Album) Midi Inc. Japan 1986 Sell This Version
Ryuichi Sakamoto Media Bahn Live (Album) Midi Inc. Japan 1986 Sell This Version
Ryuichi Sakamoto Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia (Album) 10 Records Spain 1986 Sell This Version
Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne And Cong Su Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne And Cong Su - The Last Emperor (Album) Virgin Canada 1987 Sell This Version
Ryuichi Sakamoto Aile De Honnêamise - Royal Space Force (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Midi Inc. Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Ryuichi Sakamoto Neo Geo (Album) CBS/Sony Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Ryuichi Sakamoto Playing The Orchestra (Album) Virgin, Virgin Records America, Inc. Japan 1988 Sell This Version
Ryuichi Sakamoto Beauty (Album) Virgin Japan, Virgin Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
Ryuichi Sakamoto The Handmaid's Tale (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) GNP Crescendo US 1990 Sell This Version
Ryuichi Sakamoto The Sheltering Sky (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Virgin France 1990 Sell This Version
KTCD-H001 Ryuichi Sakamoto The Fantasy Of Light & Life(CD, Album, Promo, Ltd) Kab Inc. KTCD-H001 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
Ryuichi Sakamoto Peachboy (Album) Kid Rhino US 1991 Sell This Version