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Ryuichi Sakamoto

Music For Films [Import]

Music For Films [Import]

Silva Screen Records | CAT #: SILLP1524

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KEY FEATURES

  • 2xLP pressed on Classic Black Vinyl
  • Features 13 tracks from films such as The Last Emperor, Babel, The Revenant, a.o.
  • Housed in a beautiful Gatefold Jacket
  • Includes a traditional Japanese OBI strip

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ARTIST: Ryuichi Sakamoto
LABEL: Silva Screen Records
CAT NO: SILLP1524
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  • Soundtrack
  • Modern Classical
  • Orchestral

RELEASE DESCRIPTION

From small beginnings in 1974 as a local cinema and university event, Film Fest Gent has grown yearly in stature and is now recognized as one of the major destinations for the film industry. A vital component is the celebration of film music in the shape of the World Soundtrack Awards which honors the very best composers at work in the world of cinema. In 2016 the award goes to one of the most brilliant composers of his generation, Ryuichi Sakamoto.

This is the first overview of his remarkable catalog of film scores, fully approved by the composer and performed by the masterful Brussels Philharmonic under the baton of Dirk Brossé. Sakamoto was already a celebrated pioneer in electronic music and composer/pianist/singer in Japan when director Nagisa Oshima asked him to write the score for Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence in 1983 and also to star alongside David Bowie. In a 30-year-plus career since then he has worked with the cream of film directors including Bernardo Bertolucci (The Last Emperor), Brian De Palma (Snake Eyes), Pedro Almodovar (High Heels), and most recently Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant). This compilation is a fitting tribute to his status as one of the greatest living musicians and film composers.

TRACKLIST

1. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Main Theme (From "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence")
2. Endroll (From "The Last Emperor")
3. Rain (From "The Last Emperor")
4. The Sheltering Sky Main Theme (From "The Sheltering Sky")
5. High Heels Main Theme (From "High Heels")
6. Wild Palms Main Theme (From "Wild Palms")
7. Acceptance (From "Little Buddha")
8. Snake Eyes Main Theme (Long Version) (From "Snake Eyes")
9. Bolerisch (From "Femme Fatale")
10. Bibo No Aozora (From "Babel")
11. Small Hope (From "Hara-Kiri (Ichimei)")
12. Yae No Sakura Opening Theme (From "Yae No Sakura")
13. The Revenant Main Theme (From "The Revenant")

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Ryuichi Sakamoto was a genius Japanese musician, composer, and producer who has been active in the music industry for over four decades. He first gained international recognition as a member of the electronic music group Yellow Magic Orchestra in the late 1970s and has since become known for his work as a solo artist and renowned for his prolific film scores and collaborations with other musicians.

Sakamoto's music was known for its experimental, avant-garde sound, which incorporated elements of electronic, classical, and traditional Japanese music. He released numerous albums throughout his career, including the critically acclaimed "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" soundtrack, which featured his hit single "Forbidden Colours." In addition to his music career, Sakamoto was involved in a number of environmental and humanitarian causes. He was a vocal advocate for sustainable energy and worked with organizations such as Greenpeace and the Rainforest Foundation. Sakamoto was also recognized for his contributions to music and culture. He won multiple awards, including an Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on the film "The Last Emperor," and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Yellow Magic Orchestra. On March 28, 2023, Sakamoto passed away at the age of 71 from a long battle with cancer. His influence on music and culture will continue to be felt for years to come.

Learn more about Ryuichi Sakamoto here.

SOLO ALBUMS

  1. Thousand Knives (1978)
  2. B-2 Unit (1980)
  3. Left-Handed Dream (1981)
  4. Ongaku Zukan (1984)
  5. Esperanto (1985)
  6. Futurista (1986)
  7. Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia (1986)
  8. Neo Geo (1987)
  9. Beauty (1989)
  10. Heartbeat (1991)
  11. Sweet Revenge (1994)
  12. Smoochy (1995)
  13. 1996 (1996)
  14. Discord (1997)
  15. BTTB (1999)
  16. Comica (2002)
  17. Elephantism (2002)
  18. Chasm (2004)
  19. Out of Noise (2009)
  20. Playing the Piano (2009)
  21. Three (2013)
  22. Async (2017)
  23. 12 (2023)
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