World Citizen (album)

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World Citizen
Worldcitizen japan.jpg
EP by David Sylvian, Ryuichi Sakamoto
Released October 8, 2003 (Japan)
April 21, 2004 (UK)
Recorded Summer 2003, New York and New Hampshire.
Genre Ambient
Label Warner Japan WPCL-10043, Samadhi Sound
Producer David Sylvian, Ryuichi Sakamoto
Alternative cover
UK edition
UK edition

World Citizen is an EP by Ryuichi Sakamoto and David Sylvian. It was originally released in 2003 in Japan, and was later released under UK label in 2004. The two editions have different track lists and different covers. The EP was created as part of a project called Chain Music instigated by Ryuichi Sakamoto.[1]

The album was praised by The Guardian: "Its skewed pop recalls Bowie's Hunky Dory, and pinpoints the human cost of superpower recklessness, prompting a standing ovation for pop music's most mercurial refusenik-turned-prodigal son".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by David Sylvian.

Japanese edition

  1. "World Citizen (I Won't Be Disappointed) (Short Version)" 3:47
  2. "World Citizen (Short Version)" 4:10
  3. "World Citizen (I Won't Be Disappointed) (Long Version)" 6:19
  4. "World Citizen (Long Version)" 6:48
  5. "World Citizen (Ryoji Ikeda Remix)" 5:01

UK edition

  1. "World Citizen (Short Version)"
  2. "World Citizen - I Won't Be Disappointed (Short Version)"
  3. "World Citizen (Long Version)"
  4. "World Citizen - I Won't Be Disappointed (Long Version)"
  5. "World Citizen (Ryoji Ikeda Remix)"


UK edition personnel

  • Yuka Fujii - art direction, design (for Osmosis)
  • Atsushi Fukui - cover artwork
  • Special thanks to: Ingrid Chavez, Richard Chadwick, Adrian Molloy and Arto Lindsay.


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