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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: Soundtrack From The Original Motion Picture
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: Soundtrack From The Original Motion Picture
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
 
Actor and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto is one of the world's best musicians. He creates music with a unique style that combines western, classical, symphonic composition, Japanese traditional sounds and experimental electroni...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Title: Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: Soundtrack From The Original Motion Picture
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Milan Records
Original Release Date: 9/2/1983
Re-Release Date: 10/11/1994
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
Styles: Electronica, Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Progressive, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731383569128, 5050466309020, 731383569142, 731383569128, 073138356912

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Actor and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto is one of the world's best musicians. He creates music with a unique style that combines western, classical, symphonic composition, Japanese traditional sounds and experimental electronic music. Out of print for many years until now, the soundtrack also contains a vocal performance by David Sylvian, best remembered as leader of the popular U.K. rock band Japan.
 

CD Reviews

Essential Sylvian / Sakamoto collaboration
09/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD disappeared for some time, I remember hunting for years to find it again. This re-release gives fans of the movie and the two artists another chance to listen to a fine Sakamoto piece. Sakamoto was in Yellow Magic orchestra, Sylvian in Japan and then on his own. The collaboration with Sylvian is one of many: Bamboo Music/Bamboo Houses and Sylvian's first 3 solo albums -- all amazing when Sakamoto adds his unique keyboard touches. "Forbidden Colors" stands away from the rest of the album, I think, a wonderful song, one of my favorites. Buy the movie, it's still available, enjoy Bowie against Sakamoto and Tom Conti's fine performance. Then, you'll need this album."
This is still No.1 in my list of favorite music
08/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I watched the movie for the first time when I was 21.I listened to the entire soundtrack for the first time when I was 18.I have known the melody of the title theme....since I was in elementary school. I always whistled this melody without knowing what the music was called or who it was by.Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence was the soundtrack of my life.PS.
I have recently noticed the track #2 on disc #2 of the compilation Clicks & Cuts 3 (on Mille Plateaux), by Antonelli Electr., starts with a melody that is very remniscent of one of the short tracks on Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence. It made me really excited..."
Beautiful, complicated and haunting
04/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"close your eyes and enjoy this work of art"