On October 21, 1991.

On October 21, 1991, “Virgin” label released “Heartbeat”, the ninth Ryuichi Sakamoto studio album. It was recorded in 1991, and was produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Sylvian, and Satoshi Tomiie.

Personnel:

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – lead vocals, keyboards, piano
  • John Cage – voice
  • David Sylvian – vocals
  •  Arto Lindsay – vocals
  • Houria Aichi – vocals
  • Youssou N’Dour – vocals
  • Ingrid Chavez – vocals
  • Marco Prince – vocals
  • Dee Dee Brave – vocals
  • Bill Frisell – guitar
  • Steven Bernstein – trumpet
  • Satoshi Tomiie – percussion
  • Magic Dick – harmonica
  • John Lurie – sax
  • Debra Barsha – backing vocals
  • Lolly Grodner – engineer
  • Patrick Dillett – engineer
  • Yoshifumi Iio – engineer
  • Jungle DJ Towa Towa – co-producer
  • Axel Niehaus – assistant engineer
  • Fernando Aponte – assistant engineer
  • Jim Caruana – assistant engineer
  • Koichiro Nagao – assistant engineer
  • Wes Naprstek – assistant engineer

Track listing:

  1. Heartbeat – Ryuichi Sakamoto, Satoshi Tomiie, Jeffrey Cohen
  2. Rap the World – Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jungle DJ Towa Towa, Super DJ Dmitry
  3. Triste – Ryuichi Sakamoto, FFF, Marco Prince
  4. Lulu – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  5. High Tide – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  6. Song Lines – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  7. Nuages – traditional
  8. Sayonara – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  9. Borom Gal – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  10. Epilogue – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  11. Tainai Kaiki II – Ryuichi Sakamoto, Art Lindsay

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