Tag Archives: Ryuichi Sakamoto

On July 1, 1987.

On July 1, 1987, “Sony Music” label released “Neo Geo”, the seventh Ryuichi Sakamoto studio album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Bill Laswell and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Personnel:

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – keyboard, piano, computer
  • Yukio Tsuji – shakuhachi, gayageum
  • Iggy Pop – vocals
  • Kazumi Tamaki – vocals
  • Misako Koja – vocals
  • Yoriko Ganeko – vocals
  • Eddie Martinez – guitar
  • Haruo Kubota – guitar
  • Bill Laswell – bass
  • Bootsy Collins – bass
  • Emmett Chapman – Chapman stick
  • David Van Tieghem – percussions
  • Tony Williams – drums
  • Sly Dunbar – drums
  • Lucia Hwong – pipa
  • Jason Corsaro – mixing
  • Clive Smith – programmer
  • Jeff Bova – programmer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ryuichi Sakamoto, express where noted.

  1. Before Long
  2. Neo Geo
  3. Risky
  4. Free Trading
  5. Shogunade
  6. Parata
  7. Okinawa Song – Chin Nuku Juushii
  8. After All

On June 17, 1994.

On June 17, 1994, “Güt / For Life Music” labels released “Sweet Revenge”, the tenth Ryuichi Sakamoto album. It was recorded in 1993, at “11-K Studios”, “Clindton Studios”, “Unique Studios”, “Skyline Studios”, “Right Track Studios” in New York City, “Paradise Studios”, “Sedic Studios” in Tokyo, and “Metropolis Studios”, “Westside Studios” in London, and was produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Personnel:

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – vocals, keyboards, percussion, programming
  • Amadeo Pace – guitar
  • Romero Lubambo – guitar
  • Hiroshi Takano – guitar
  • Lawrence Feldman – bass clarinet
  • Cyro Baptista – percussion
  • David Nadien – string section leader
  • J-Me – vocals
  • Vivien Sessoms – vocals
  • Holly Johnson – vocals
  • Latasha Natasha Diggs – vocals
  • Paul Alexander – vocals
  • Arto Lindsay – vocals
  • Roddy Frame – vocals
  • Miki Imai – vocals
  • Towa Tei – programming
  • Satoshi Tomiie – programming, arrangements
  • Jean-Baptiste Mondino – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

  1. Tokyo Story
  2. Moving On
  3. 二人の果て
  4. Regret
  5. Pounding At My Heart
  6. Love and Hate
  7. Sweet Revenge
  8. 7 Seconds
  9. Anna
  10. Same Dream, Same Destination
  11. Psychedelic Afternoon
  12. Interruptions
  13. 君と僕と彼女のこと

On March 29, 2017.

On March 29, 2017, “Commons” and “Milan” labels released “async”, the nineteenth Ryuichi Sakamoto studio album. It was recorded April – December 2016, at “The Studio”, “Germano Studios” and “Museum of Arts and Design” in New York City,
“Bastyr University Chapel” in Kenmore, Washington, “Gateway Mastering” in Portland, Maine, “Kyoto City University of Arts” in Kyoto, Japan, and was produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Mai Yuda. Magazine “Fact” voted “async” the best album of 2017.

Personnel:

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – piano, primary artist
  • Christian Fennesz – guitar, computer
  • N.S.S. – Singing bowls
  • Ian Antonio, Levy Lorenzo, Ross Karre – triangle
  • Ko Ishikawa – Shō  
  • Honjoh Hidejiro – shamisen
  • Ian Antonio, Levy Lorenzo, Ross Karre – percussion
  • David Sylvian – spoken word
  • Andri Magnason, Bernardo Bertolucci, Carsten Nicolai, Christine Leboutte, José Lavat, Keyko Nimsay, Priscilla Leung, Sergei Mihailov, Shirin Neshat, Tang Kit Ming – spoken word vocals
  • Paul Bowles – words
  • Luca – vocals
  • Arseny Tarkovsky – words
  • Simon James – concertmaster
  • David Sabee – concertmaster
  • Alex Venguer, Ryan Kelly, John Winters,.Seigen Ono – recording engineer
  • Jason Staniulis, Matthew Sim, Alec Fellman – engineer assistant
  • Conrad Hensel – recording, mixing
  • Northwest Sinfonia – recording
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Mai Yuda – assistant production
  • Norika Sora – associate production
  • Alec Fellman – production manager
  • Kaz Tsujio – piano technician
  • Shiro Takatani – artwork direction, photography 
  • Yoko Takatani – artwork production

Track listing:

All tracks by Ryuichu Sakamoto

  1. andata
  2. disentigration
  3. solari
  4. ZURE
  5. walker
  6. stakra
  7. ubi
  8. fullmoon
  9. async
  10. tri
  11. Life, Life
  12. honj
  13. ff
  14. garden
  15. Water State 2

On January 27, 1998.

On January 27, 1986, “Virgin” label released “Album”, the fifth Public Image Ltd. album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Electric Lady Studios”, “The Power Station”, “Quadrasonic Sound Studios”, and “RPM Sound Studios” in  New York City, and was produced by Bill Laswell.

Personnel:

  • John Lydon – lead vocals
  • Bill Laswell – bass 
  • Steve Vai – guitar
  • Nicky Skopelitis – guitar 
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – Fairlight CMI
  • Bernie Worrell – organ, Yamaha DX7 
  • Ginger Baker – drums 
  • Tony Williams – drums 
  • Bernard Fowler – backing vocals
  • Jonas Hellborg – bass
  • Shankar – electric violin
  • Malachi Favors – acoustic bass
  • Steve Turre – didgeridoo
  • Aïyb Dieng – chatan pot drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lydon and Bill Laswell except where noted.

  1. F.F.F.
  2. Rise
  3. Fishing – John Lydon, Jebin Bruni, Mark Schulz
  4. Round – John Lydon, Mark Schulz
  5. Bags – John Lydon, Jebin Bruni, Mark Schulz
  6. Home
  7. Ease – John Lydon, Jebin Bruni

On December 14, 1983.

On December 14, 1983, “Alfa Records” label released “Service”, the seventh Yellow Magic Orchestra album. It was recorded September – October 1983, at “Alfa Studio A” in Tokyo, Japan, and was produced by Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Yukihiro Takahashi.

Personnel:

  • Haruomi Hosono – vocals, bass, synth bass, keyboards, electronics, arrangements, mixing
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – vocals, keyboards, electronics, arrangements, mixing
  • Yukihiro Takahashi – vocals, electronic drums, cymbals, keyboards, electronics, arrangements, mixing
  • Takeshii Fujii, Akihiko Yamazoe – technical assistance

Super Eccentric Theater

  • Yūji Miyake, Hisahiro Ogura, Osamu Hagihashi, Daisuke Yamazaki, Kōichi Nagata, Etsuyo Mitani, Keiko Ishii, Akemi Imamura – counterparts
  • Mitsuo Koike – recording, mixing engineer
  • Akitsugu Doi – assistant engineer
  • Teppei Kasai – mastering engineer
  • Kazusuke Obi – A&R coordinators
  • Tsuguya Inoue – art director, painting
  • Beans – design

Track listing:

  1. Limbo – lyrics by Yukihiro Takahashi, Haruomi Hosono, Peter Barakan, music by Yukihiro Takahashi
  2. S.E.T.
  3. The Madman – lyrics by Yukihiro Takahashi, Peter Barakan, music by Yukihiro Takahashi
  4. S.E.T.
  5. Chinese Whispers – lyrics by Yukihiro Takahashi, Peter Barakan, music by Yukihiro Takahashi
  6. S.E.T.
  7. You’ve Got to Help Yourself – lyrics by Haruomi Hosono, Peter Barakan, music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi
  8. S.E.T. + YMO
  9. Shadows on the Ground – lyrics by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi, Peter Barakan, music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi
  10. S.E.T.
  11. See Through – lyrics by Peter Barkan, music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi, Harumi Hosono
  12. S.E.T.
  13. Perspective – lyrics by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Peter Barakan, music by Ryuichi Sakamoto
  14. S.E.T.

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

On September 23, 2009.

On September 23, 2009, “KAB America Inc” label released “Playing the Piano”, the 19th Ryuichi Sakamoto album. It was recorded in 2009 and was produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Personnel:

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

  1. Amore
  2. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
  3. A Flower Is Not A Flower
  4. The Sheltering Sky
  5. Tamago 2004
  6. The Last Emperor
  7. Tibetan Dance
  8. Thousand Knives
  9. Riot in Lagos
  10. Reversing
  11. Mizu no Naka no Bagatelle
  12. Bolerish

On June 4, 1996.

On June 4, 1996, “Gut” label released “1996”, the twelve Ryuichi Sakamoto studio album. It was recorded in 1996, at “Right Track Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto. The album contains a selection of his popular songs and two new songs, arranged for piano trio.

Personnel:

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto– piano
  • Jaques Morelenbaum– cello
  • Everton Nelson – violin
  • David Nadien– violin
  • Barry Finclair – violin
  • Fernando Aponte – engineer, mixing
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Joe Lizzi & Jason Goldstein – assistant engineers
  • Hideki Nakajima – art direction, design
  • Yoshinori Ochiai – design
  • Kazunari Tajima – photography
  • Clare de Graw, David Rubinson – production managers

Track listing:

All tracks by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

  1. A Day a Gorilla Gives a Banana
  2. Rain
  3. Bibo no Aozora
  4. The Last Emperor
  5. 1919
  6. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
  7. A.Y. in the Backyard
  8. The Sheltering Sky
  9. A Tribute to N.J.P.
  10. High Heels (main theme)
  11. Aoneko no Torso
  12. The Wuthering Heights
  13. Parolibre
  14. Acceptance (End Credit)
  15. Before Long
  16. Bring Them Home

Ob May 25, 1993.

On May 25, 1993, “WEA” label released “Dreamland”, the fifth Aztec Camera studio album. It was recorded in 1992, and was produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Roddy Frame.

Personnel:

  • Roddy Frame– vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Rosie Ania
  • Victor Bailey
  • Steve Bernstein
  • Barry Finclair
  • Romero Lubambo
  • Sylvia Mason-James
  • David Palmer
  • Paul Powell
  • Gary Sanctuary
  • Vivian Saunders
  • Steve Sidelnyk
  • Gary Tibbs
  • Naná Vasconcelos
  • Lolly Grodner, Patrick Dillett, Paul Gomersall – engineer
  • Danton Supple, Hoover Le, Jim Caruana, Tim Leitner – engineer assistant
  • Julian Mendelsohn – mixing
  • Zana – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Roddy Frame.

  1. Birds
  2. Safe in Sorrow
  3. Black Lucia
  4. Let Your Love Decide
  5. Spanish Horses
  6. Dream Sweet Dreams
  7. Pianos and Clocks
  8. Sister Ann
  9. Vertigo
  10. Valium Summer
  11. The Belle of the Ball

On February 25, 2004.

On February 25, 2004, “Warner Music Japan” label released “Chasm”, the 15th Ryuichi Sakamoto album. It was recorded in 2003, and was produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Arto Lindsay.

Personnel:

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto– piano, keyboards
  • Sketch Show– sound programming, looped piano
  • David Sylvian– vocals
  • Keigo Oyamada– guitar, looped piano
  • Luiz Brasil– guitar
  • Amadeo Pace – guitar, looped piano
  • Jaques Morelenbaum– cello
  • MC Sniper– vocals
  • Maucha Adnet – vocals
  • Haruomi Hosono– medicine drum
  • Ryoji Ikeda– processing
  • Marcelo Costa – percussion
  • Cao Xue Jing – erhu
  • Carlos Núñez– whistle
  • Jiang Jian Hua – erhu
  • Jan Xiao-Qing – gu zheng
  • Aya Motohashi – hichiriki
  • Dozan Fujiwara – shakuhachi

Track listing:

All tracks by Ryuichi Sakamoto, except where noted.

  1. undercooled – lyrics by MC Snioer, music by Ryuichi Sakamoto
  2. coro
  3. War & Peace – lyrics by Arto Lindsay and Ryuichi Sakamoto, music by Ryuichi Sakamoto
  4. CHASM
  5. World Citizen – I won’t be disappointed/looped piano – lyrics by David Sylvian, music by Ryuichi Sakamoto
  6. only love can conquer hate
  7. Ngo/bitmix – lyrics translated into Brazilian / Portuguese by Maúcha Adnet
  8. break with
  9. + pantonal
  10. the land song – music for Artelligent City/one winter day mix
  11. 20 msec
  12. Lament
  13. World Citizen/re-cycled – David Sylvian
  14. Seven Samurai – ending theme