Ryuichi Sakamoto

坂本龍一 (Sakamoto Ryuuichi)

Also known as H. Sakamoto, H.Sakamoto, Last Emperor, The, Lyuichi, Lyuichi Sakamoto, R. S., R. Sakamoto, R.S., R.Sakamoto, Rioichi Sakamoto, Riuchi Sakamoto, Riuichi Sakamoto, Ruichi Sakamoto, Ryûichi Sakamoto, Ryuchi Sakamoto, Ryuichi, Ryuichi Hosono, Ryuichi Sacamoto, Ryuichi Sakamato, Ryuichi Sakamot, Ryuichi Sakamoto-Writer, Ryuichi Salcamoto, Ryuishi Sakamoto, Sagamoto, Sakamolo, Sakamoto, Sakamoto Ryuichi, 坂本 龍一, 坂本龍一
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Discography of Ryuichi Sakamoto:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Anger / Grief 5 Audio 1998-04-00 Ninja Tune
2 Anger / Grief 5 Audio 1998-04-00 Ninja Tune
3 Prayer / Salvation 8 Audio 1998-09-00 Ninja Tune
4 Prayer / Salvation 6 Audio 1998-09-00 Ninja Tune
5 We Love You 3 Audio 1991 Virgin
6 You Do Me 5 Audio 1990
7 Field Work / Exhibition 2 Audio 1985 10 Records
8 Neo Geo 8 Audio 1987 CBS
9 Moving On - Remixes By Butterfly 6 Audio 1994 Elektra
10 Beauty 11 Audio 1990
11 Riot In Lagos 3 Audio 1983
12 Warhead 2 Audio 1980 Island Records
13 Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia 8 Audio 1986 Virgin
14 Bande Originale Du Film "Furyo" 19 Audio 1983
15 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence 19 Audio 1988 Virgin
16 Heartbeat 12 Audio 1992-06-29
17 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence 19 Audio 1983
18 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence 19 Audio 1994 Milan
19 Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia 8 Audio 1986
20 Sweet Revenge 11 Audio 1994-09-27 Elektra
21 Love And Hate 4 Audio 1994 Elektra
22 Love & Hate 5 Audio 1994
23 Thousand Knives Of 6 Audio 1988-05-00 Better Days (2)
24 Sweet Revenge 13 Audio 1994-06-17
25 Smoochy 12 Audio 1995-10-20
26 Heartbeat 11 Audio 1991-10-21 Virgin Japan
27 Left Handed Dream 10 Audio 1986-03-25 Alfa Records, Inc
28 You Do Me (Justin Strauss Remix) 3 Audio 1990 Virgin
29 Smoochy 13 Audio 1996 Milan
30 Left Handed Dream 10 Audio 1981 Plexus Holland
31 Asian Games 6 Audio 1994-05-17 Verve Forecast
32 音楽図鑑 11 Audio 1984 Midi Inc.
33 Media Bahn Live 17 Audio 1986 Midi Inc.
34 Coda 16 Audio 1988 Midi Inc.
35 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence 19 Audio 1983 Virgin
36 Discord 5 Audio 1998-03-23 Sony Classical
37 Riot In Lagos 2 Audio 1981 Rocktopus
38 Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence 19 Audio 1983 Virgin
39 Risky 2 Audio 1987 CBS
40 Field Work 2 Audio 1985
41 Riot In Lagos 2 Audio 1983 Island Records
42 Hard Revenge 5 Audio 1994
43 B-2 Unit 8 Audio 1980 Alfa Records, Inc
44 B-2 Unit 8 Audio 1996 Spalax Music
45 Thousand Knives Of 6 Audio 1978
46 Heartbeat 3 Audio 1992 Virgin
47 Neo Geo 8 Audio 1987 CBS
48 The Arrangement 4 Audio 1982 Alfa Records, Inc
49 B-2 Unit 8 Audio 1981
50 Derrida 29 Audio 2003 KAB America


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 [a=Yellow Magic Orchestra] with co-founders [a=Haruomi Hosono] and [a=Yukihiro Takahashi]. He collaborated with [a=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 [a=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.


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