On May 26, 1993.

On May 26, 1993, “Verve Forecast” label released “Asian Games”, album by Yōsuke Yamashita, Bill Laswell and Ryuichi Sakamoto. It was recorded in 1988, at “Kampo”, and “Platinum Island” in New York, and “Runt” in Tokyo, and was produced by Bill Laswell and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Personnel:

  • Yōsuke Yamashita – piano, keyboards
  • Bill Laswell – bass guitar, sitar, effects
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – keyboards, recording 
  • Nicky Skopelitis – Fairlight synthesizer, effects
  • Aïyb Dieng – congas, cymbals, tambourine, percussion
  • Oz Fritz – recording
  • Dimitri Jakimowicz – recording 
  • Hiroaki Sugawara – recording 
  • Robert Musso – recording, mixing
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Katsuhiko Hibino – illustrations

Track listing:

  1. Melting Pot – Bill Laswell, Nicky Skopelitis, Yosuke Yamashita
  2. Chasin’ the Air – Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yosuke Yamashita
  3. Asian Games – Bill Laswell, Nicky Skopelitis, Yosuke Yamashita
  4. Ninja Drive – Bill Laswell, Nicky Skopelitis, Yosuke Yamashita
  5. Napping on the Bamboo – Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yosuke Yamashita
  6. A Parade of Rain, The Moon and a Bride – Yosuke Yamashita

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