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Ryuichi Sakamoto

MERRY CHRISTMAS MR LAWRENCE (original soundtrack)

Milan



CD

Released: 4th Nov 2016

£9.99


LP + DOWNLOAD

Released: 9th Nov 2016

£22.99


In 1983, David Bowie and Ryuichi Sakamoto shared the bill in the unforgettable film 'Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence', by Nagisa Ōshima.

Its soundtrack, composed by Sakamoto in an original style, combines classical occidental symphonic composition, traditional Japanese sounds, and experimental electronic music. "Ryuichi Sakamoto’s primary renown is as a musician, principally the leader of Yellow Magic Orchestra, and his soundtrack for Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence is rightfully seen as a high point of the production. From lilting elliptical chimes to staccato burst fraught with tension, Sakamoto’s rich palette is an integral component of the action, and not surprisingly, the score is a highly sought-after item" – pop matters

MERRY CHRISTMAS MR LAWRENCE (original soundtrack)

Tracklist

  1. MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAWRENCE
  2. BATAVIA
  3. GERMINATION
  4. HEARTY BREAKFAST
  5. BEFORE THE WAR
  6. The SEED AND THE SOWER
  7. A BRIEF ENCOUNTER
  8. RIDE, RIDE, RIDE (CELLIERSâ?? BROTHERâ??S SONG)
  9. The FIGHT
  10. FATHER CHRISTMAS
  11. DISMISSED
  12. ASSEMBLY
  13. BEYOND REASON
  14. SOWING THE SEED
  15. 23RD PSALM
  16. LAST REGRETS
  17. RIDE, RIDE, RIDE (REPRISE)
  18. The SEED
  19. FORBIDDEN COLOURS (RYUICHI SAKAMOTO & DAVID SYLVIAN)