Ryuichi Sakamoto

Real Name:
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.

Father of Miu Sakamoto alias Sister M.
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AL-7 Ryuichi Sakamoto - ディスアポイントメント・ハテルマ = Disappointment-Hateruma album art Toshiyuki Tsuchitori*, Ryuichi Sakamoto Toshiyuki Tsuchitori*, Ryuichi Sakamoto - ディスアポイントメント・ハテルマ = Disappointment-Hateruma (Album) ALM Records AL-7 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
VV-5006 Ryuichi Sakamoto - 宇宙~人類の夢と希望~  album art Ryuichi Sakamoto 宇宙~人類の夢と希望~ (Album) Victor VV-5006 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
YX-7586-ND Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives Of album art Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of (Album) Better Days (2) YX-7586-ND Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25AH 507 Ryuichi Sakamoto - Summer Nerves album art Ryuichi Sakamoto & The Kakutougi Session Ryuichi Sakamoto & The Kakutougi Session - Summer Nerves (Album) CBS/Sony 25AH 507 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
ALR-28003 Ryuichi Sakamoto - B-2 Unit album art Riuichi Sakamoto* B-2 Unit (Album) Alfa ALR-28003 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
ALR 28025 Ryuichi Sakamoto - 左うでの夢 album art 坂本龍一* 左うでの夢 (Album, MiniAlbum) Alfa ALR 28025 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
28MX 2046 Ryuichi Sakamoto - Miłości Wszystko Wybaczy album art Tokiko Kato With Riuichi Sakamoto* Tokiko Kato With Riuichi Sakamoto* - Miłości Wszystko Wybaczy (Album) Polydor 28MX 2046 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
CTK-7071-ND Ryuichi Sakamoto - The End Of Asia album art Riuichi Sakamoto* & Danceries Riuichi Sakamoto* & Danceries - The End Of Asia (Album) Better Days (2) CTK-7071-ND Japan 1982 Sell This Version
YF-7075-BD Ryuichi Sakamoto - Chanconette Tedesche album art Danceries With Ryuichi Sakamoto Danceries With Ryuichi Sakamoto - Chanconette Tedesche (Album) Better Days (2) YF-7075-BD Japan 1983 Sell This Version
M25N 1016 Ryuichi Sakamoto - Coda album art Ryuichi Sakamoto Coda (Album) London Records, London Records M25N 1016 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
V 2276 Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence album art Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Album) London Records V 2276 UK 1983 Sell This Version
MIL-1001, Bon-1 Ryuichi Sakamoto - 音楽図鑑 album art Ryuichi Sakamoto 音楽図鑑 (Album, Single) School, School MIL-1001, Bon-1 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
MIT-1007 Ryuichi Sakamoto - エスペラント = Esperanto album art Ryuichi Sakamoto エスペラント = Esperanto (Album) MIDI Inc. MIT-1007 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
MIT-4001 Ryuichi Sakamoto - Media Bahn Live album art Ryuichi Sakamoto Media Bahn Live (Album) School MIT-4001 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
35MD-1017 Ryuichi Sakamoto - 子猫物語 ~The Adventures Of Chatran~ album art Ryuichi Sakamoto 子猫物語 ~The Adventures Of Chatran~ (Album) Midi Inc. 35MD-1017 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
DIXK 734 Ryuichi Sakamoto - Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia album art Ryuichi Sakamoto Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia (Album) 10 Records DIXK 734 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
MIL-1015 Ryuichi Sakamoto - Futurista album art Ryuichi Sakamoto Futurista (Album) Midi Inc. MIL-1015 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
35MD-1025 Ryuichi Sakamoto - Aile De Honnêamise - Royal Space Force = オネアミスの翼 ~王立宇宙軍~ オリジナル・サウンド・トラック album art Ryuichi Sakamoto Aile De Honnêamise - Royal Space Force = オネアミスの翼 ~王立宇宙軍~ オリジナル・サウンド・トラック (Album) School 35MD-1025 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
VL4 2485 Ryuichi Sakamoto - The Last Emperor album art Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne And Cong Su Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne And Cong Su - The Last Emperor (Album) Virgin, Virgin VL4 2485 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
28AH 2200TR Ryuichi Sakamoto - Neo Geo album art Ryuichi Sakamoto Neo Geo (Album) CBS/Sony 28AH 2200TR Japan 1987 Sell This Version
VJD-200/201/202 Ryuichi Sakamoto - Playing The Orchestra album art Ryuichi Sakamoto Playing The Orchestra (Album) Virgin, Virgin Records America, Inc. VJD-200/201/202 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
PR 2204 Ryuichi Sakamoto - The Last Emperor "The Making Of..." album art Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne - The Last Emperor "The Making Of..."(LP, Promo, Int) Virgin Movie Music PR 2204 US 1988 Sell This Version
VJL-28203 Ryuichi Sakamoto - Beauty album art Ryuichi Sakamoto Beauty (Album) Virgin Japan, Virgin VJL-28203 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
GNP5 8020 Ryuichi Sakamoto - The Handmaid's Tale (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Ryuichi Sakamoto The Handmaid's Tale (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) GNP Crescendo GNP5 8020 US 1990 Sell This Version
70824 Ryuichi Sakamoto - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 'The Sheltering Sky' album art Ryuichi Sakamoto Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 'The Sheltering Sky' (Album) Virgin 70824 France 1990 Sell This Version

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