1996 (Ryuichi Sakamoto album)

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1996
Studio album by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Released June 4, 1996 (1996-06-04)
Genre Classical, Chamber Music, Soundtrack
Length 52:19
Label Güt, For Life
Milan
Producer Ryuichi Sakamoto

1996 is a 1996 album by Japanese composer and pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto. It contains a selection of Sakamoto's most popular compositions plus two new compositions, all arranged for a standard piano trio.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Originally from Length
1. "A Day a Gorilla Gives a Banana (ゴリラがバナナをくれる日 Gorira ga Banana wo Kureru Hi?)"   Previously unreleased 1:40
2. "Rain"   The Last Emperor (soundtrack), 1987 3:38
3. "Bibo no Aozora (美貌の青空?)"   Smoochy, 1995 6:36
4. "The Last Emperor"   The Last Emperor (soundtrack), 1987 5:53
5. "1919"   Previously unreleased 6:22
6. "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence"   Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (soundtrack), 1983 4:46
7. "M.A.Y. in The Backyard"   Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia, 1984 3:29
8. "The Sheltering Sky"   The Sheltering Sky (soundtrack), 1990 4:33
9. "A Tribute to N.J.P."   Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia, 1984 3:17
10. "High Heels (Main Theme)"   High Heels (soundtrack), 1991 3:18
11. "Aoneko no Torso (青猫のトルソ?)"   Smoochy, 1995 2:32
12. "The Wuthering Heights"   Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights (soundtrack), 1992 5:20
13. "Parolibre"   Futurista, 1986 3:22
14. "Acceptance (End Credit) -Little Buddha-"   Little Buddha (soundtrack), 1994 7:30
15. "Before Long"   Neo Geo, 1991 3:02
16. "Bring them home"   Smoochy, 1995 3:24

Personnel[edit]

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto - piano
  • Jaques Morelenbaum - cello
  • Everton Nelson - violin (tracks 1, 3 - 7, 9 - 12 & 14)
  • David Nadien - violin (tracks 2 & 8)
  • Barry Finclair - violin (tracks 13 & 15)

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Fernando Aponte - engineer, mixing
  • Ted Jensen - mastering
  • Joe Lizzi & Jason Goldstein - assistant engineers
  • Hideki Nakajima - art direction, design
  • Yoshinori Ochiai - design
  • Kazunari Tajima - photography
  • Clare de Graw & David Rubinson - production managers

Recorded at Right Track Studios, New York Source:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ryuichi Sakamoto discografia". TokyoNoise.Net. Retrieved 2013-05-27.