Neo Geo (album)

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Neo Geo
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1, 1987 (Japan)
GenreFusion, electronica, synthpop, folk, world
LabelSony Music
ProducerBill Laswell, Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto chronology
Media Bahn Live
Neo Geo
The Last Emperor
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Neo Geo is a 1987 album by Ryuichi Sakamoto. The term "neo geo", or "new world", is derived from Sakamoto himself as a way to describe worldwide musical diversity in regard to genre (similar to world music and world beat).[2]

The track "Risky" featuring Iggy Pop on vocals was released as a single with another track from Neo Geo "After All" as the B-side. The music video for "Risky" was directed by Meiert Avis and was released in two different versions to accompany the 7" and 12" extended version of the song. The latter contains scenes of female nudity. [3]

Track listing[edit]

1."Before Long"1:20
2."Neo Geo"5:08
4."Free Trading"5:28
7."Okinawa Song – Chin Nuku Juushii"5:19
8."After All"3:08


  • Jason Corsaro – mixing
  • Clive Smith – programmer
  • Jeff Bova – programmer


Chart (1987) Peak
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[4] 8


  1. ^ Mills, Ted. "Neo Geo". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Beale, Lewis (June 21, 1992). "Maestro of the Universe : African Drummers, Japanese Chants, Irish Flutes--the High-tech, High-concept music of Ryuichi Sakamoto Is All Over the Map". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. p. 1. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  3. ^ Kretsch, Ron (January 13, 2014). "Iggy Pop and Ryuichi Sakamoto's 'Risky,' a video tribute to Man Ray". Dangerous Minds. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  4. ^ オリコンチャートブック〈LP編(昭和45年‐平成1年). Minato, Tokyo: Oricon Books. 1990. ISBN 4871310256.