1996 (Ryuichi Sakamoto album)

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1996
Ryuichi Sakamoto 1996.jpg
Studio album by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Released June 4, 1996 (1996-06-04)
Studio Right Track Studios, New York
Genre Chamber music
Length 52:19
Label Güt, For Life
Milan
Producer Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto chronology
Smoochy
(1995)Smoochy1995
1996
(1996)
Discord
(1997)Discord1997

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. The arrangement of "Bibo no Aozora" that appears on this album has appeared in several film and television projects; one notable example is the film Babel, whose soundtrack features both the 1996 version and the /04 version of the song.

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, Beauty of a Blue Sky) 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, Torso of a Blue Cat) 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]

Performers

Technical

  • 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[1]

References[edit]

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