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

AL-7 Toshiyuki Tsuchitori*, Ryuichi Sakamoto Toshiyuki Tsuchitori*, Ryuichi Sakamoto - Disappointment-Hateruma (Album) ALM Records AL-7 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
YX-7586-ND Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of (Album) Better Days (2) YX-7586-ND Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25AH 507 Ryuichi Sakamoto & The Kakutougi Session Ryuichi Sakamoto & The Kakutougi Session - Summer Nerves (Album) CBS/Sony 25AH 507 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
ALR-28003 Riuichi Sakamoto* B-2 Unit (Album) Alfa ALR-28003 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
ALR 28025 坂本龍一* 左うでの夢 (Album, MiniAlbum) Alfa ALR 28025 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
YF-7045-ND Riuichi Sakamoto* & Danceries Riuichi Sakamoto* & Danceries - The End Of Asia (Album) Better Days (2) YF-7045-ND Japan 1982 Sell This Version
28MX 2046 Tokiko Kato With Riuichi Sakamoto* Tokiko Kato With Riuichi Sakamoto* - Miłości Wszystko Wybaczy (Album) Polydor 28MX 2046 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
L25N 1016 Ryuichi Sakamoto Coda (Album) London Records L25N 1016 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
VL4 2276 Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Album) London Records VL4 2276 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
YF-7075-BD Danceries With Ryuichi Sakamoto Danceries With Ryuichi Sakamoto - Chanconette Tedesche (Album) Better Days (2) YF-7075-BD Japan 1983 Sell This Version
MIL-1001, Bon-1 Ryuichi Sakamoto 音楽図鑑 (Album, Single) Midi Inc., Midi Inc. MIL-1001, Bon-1 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
MDC7-1007 Ryuichi Sakamoto Esperanto (Album) School MDC7-1007 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
35MD-1017 Ryuichi Sakamoto The Adventures Of Chatran (Album) Midi Inc. 35MD-1017 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
35MD-1015 Ryuichi Sakamoto Futurista (Album) Midi Inc. 35MD-1015 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
MIT-4001 Ryuichi Sakamoto Media Bahn Live (Album) Midi Inc. MIT-4001 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
T-207.580 Ryuichi Sakamoto Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia (Album) 10 Records T-207.580 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
VL4 2485 Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne And Cong Su Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne And Cong Su - The Last Emperor (Album) Virgin VL4 2485 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
35MD-1025 Ryuichi Sakamoto Aile De Honnêamise - Royal Space Force (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Midi Inc. 35MD-1025 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
28AH 2200 Ryuichi Sakamoto Neo Geo (Album) CBS/Sony 28AH 2200 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
VJD-200/201/202 Ryuichi Sakamoto Playing The Orchestra (Album) Virgin, Virgin Records America, Inc. VJD-200/201/202 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
CDVUS 14 Ryuichi Sakamoto Beauty (Album) Virgin Japan, Virgin CDVUS 14 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
GNPD 8020 Ryuichi Sakamoto The Handmaid's Tale (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) GNP Crescendo GNPD 8020 US 1990 Sell This Version
2-91597 Ryuichi Sakamoto The Sheltering Sky (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Virgin 2-91597 US 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
R2 70416 Ryuichi Sakamoto Peachboy (Album) Kid Rhino R2 70416 US 1991 Sell This Version