Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一, Sakamoto Ryūichi, born January 17, 1952) (Japanese pronunciation: [sakamoto ɽju͍ːitɕi]) is a Japanese musician, composer, record producer, pianist, activist, writer, actor and dancer, based in Tokyo and New York. He began his career whilst a university student as a session musician, producer, and arranger in the 1970s, first gaining major success in 1978 as one third of the electronic music group Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO). The band had worldwide hits such as "Computer Game / Firecracker" (1978), "Behind the Mask" (1978), and "Rydeen" (1979), playing a pioneering role in the development of the synthpop, techno and house genres.

He concurrently pursued a solo career, releasing the experimental electronic fusion album Thousand Knives (1978), and later released the pioneering album B-2 Unit (1980), from which "Riot in Lagos" influenced the development of electro and hip hop music. He went on to produce more solo records, collaborate with many international artists, and pursue a wide variety of projects, in different genres ranging from electronic to classical and world music. He composed music for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics opening ceremony, and his composition "Energy Flow" (1999) was the first instrumental number-one single in Japan's Oricon charts history.

As a film composer, he has won an Academy Award, BAFTA, Grammy, and two Golden Globe Awards, and has received three BAFTA nominations and four Golden Globe nominations. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983) marked his debut as a film score composer and as an actor, and its main theme was adapted into the single "Forbidden Colours" which became an international hit. His most successful work as a film composer was The Last Emperor (1987), after which he continued earning accolades composing for films such as The Sheltering Sky (1990), Little Buddha (1993), and The Revenant (2015). On occasion, Sakamoto has also worked on anime and video games, as a composer as well as a scenario writer. In 2009, he was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France's Ministry of Culture for his musical contributions.

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Sleeve Title Year Format
Riuichi Sakamoto* = 坂本龍一* - B-2 Unit 1980 Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
坂本龍一* = Ryuichi Sakamoto - Media Bahn Live 1986 Vinyl, LP, Album
坂本龍一* = Ryuichi Sakamoto - 変革の世紀 = Henkaku No Seiki — Century Of Reform 2002 CD, Mini-Album
坂本 龍一* = Ryuichi Sakamoto - 千のナイフ = Thousand Knives Of 1978 Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
坂本龍一* = Ryuichi Sakamoto - 「怒り」Ikari (Rage) オリジナル・サウンドトラック 2016 CD, Album
Ryuichi Sakamoto = 坂本龍一* - Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence = 戦場のメリー・クリスマス オリジナルサウンドトラック 1983 Vinyl, LP, Stereo
Ryuichi Sakamoto = 坂本龍一* - Playing The Piano 12122020 2021 File, FLAC
坂本龍一* = Ryuichi Sakamoto - 「怒り」Ikari (Rage) オリジナル・サウンドトラック 2016 CD, Album
Ryuichi Sakamoto = 坂本龍一* - Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - Version 2020 2021 File, FLAC
坂本龍一* = Ryuichi Sakamoto - 千のナイフ = Thousand Knives Of 1980 Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress
Ryuichi Sakamoto = 坂本龍一* - Coda 1983 Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
坂本龍一* = Ryuichi Sakamoto - 変革の世紀 = Henkaku No Seiki — Century Of Reform 2002 CDr, Numbered, Promo
Riuichi Sakamoto* = 坂本龍一* - B-2 Unit 1980 Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Riuichi Sakamoto* = 坂本龍一* - B-2 Unit 2005 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
坂本龍一* = Ryuichi Sakamoto - 千のナイフ = Thousand Knives Of 1984 CD, Album, Reissue
Ryuichi Sakamoto = 坂本龍一* - Esperanto = エスペラント 1985 Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Stereo
Ryuichi Sakamoto = 坂本龍一* - Ieta 2022 File, FLAC
Ryuichi Sakamoto = 坂本龍一* - Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence = メリークリスマスローレンスさん 1983 Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo
坂本 龍一* = Ryuichi Sakamoto - 千のナイフ = Thousand Knives Of 1978 Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo, Stereo
Ryuichi Sakamoto = 坂本龍一* - Esperanto = エスペラント 1985 Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Stereo
坂 本龍一* = Ryuichi Sakamoto - 左うでの夢 = Hidari Ude No Yume = Left Handed Dream 2020 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Special Edition
坂本龍一* = Ryuichi Sakamoto - Media Bahn Live 1986 Vinyl, LP, Album
Ryuichi Sakamoto = 坂本龍一* - Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence = 戦場のメリー・クリスマス オリジナルサウンドトラック 1983 Vinyl, LP, Stereo
坂本龍一* = Ryuichi Sakamoto - 「怒り」Ikari (Rage) オリジナル・サウンドトラック 2016 CD, Album
坂本龍一* = Ryuichi Sakamoto - 変革の世紀 = Henkaku No Seiki — Century Of Reform 2002 CD, Mini-Album
Ryuichi Sakamoto = 坂本龍一* - Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia = 音楽図鑑 CD, Album, Reissue
Ryuichi Sakamoto = 坂本龍一* - Tong Poo For Junya Watanabe 2021 File, FLAC, Single
Ryuichi Sakamoto = 坂本龍一* - Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence = メリークリスマスローレンスさん 1985 CD, Album
Ryuichi Sakamoto = 坂本龍一* - Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence = メリークリスマスローレンスさん 1988 Vinyl, LP
坂本 龍一* = Ryuichi Sakamoto - 千のナイフ = Thousand Knives Of 1978 Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Anger / Grief 1998 CD, Single
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Little Buddha (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 1993 CD, Album
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Bricolages 2006 CD
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Minamata (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 2021 Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Femme Fatale 2002 CD, Album
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Playing The Piano 2009 Japan Self Selected 2009 CD, Compilation
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Opera 1993 CD, Album, Compilation
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Prayer / Salvation 1998 CD
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Wild Palms 1993 CD
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Proxima (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 2019 File, AIFF, Album
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Life In Progress 1999 CD, HDCD, Album
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Tony Takitani 2005 File, AAC, Album
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Undo #1 1989 CD, EP
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Minha Vida Como Um Filme 2002 CD, Compilation, Stereo
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Trio Tour 2012 Japan 2015 DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Discord 1998 CD, Album, Unofficial Release
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 'The Sheltering Sky' 1990 Vinyl, LP, Album
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Coda / Performance In New York: Async 2018 Blu-ray, Album, Stereo, Multichannel
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Playing The Piano / Out Of Noise 2009 CD, Compilation, CD, Album, Deluxe Edition
坂本龍一* - 子猫物語 ~The Adventures Of Chatran~ 1986 Vinyl, LP, Album

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