Zero Landmine

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Zero Landmine
Zero landmine.jpg
EP by Ryuichi Sakamoto, others
Released April 2001
Recorded 2001
Length 19:29
Label Warner Elektra Atlantic Corp. (Japan)

Zero Landmine is an Extended play (EP) recording created to promote awareness of the problem of landmines and to promote a ban on landmines. Japanese recording artist Ryuichi Sakamoto led a collection of musicians to form a group called NML (No More Landmines), and they released the single Zero Landmine on April 25, 2001.


Sakamoto and other musicians were concerned about the issue of landmines remaining buried in several countries. Together with a number of domestic and foreign artists and musicians, Sakamoto formed the unit NML (No More Landmines). NML produced the EP recording Zero Landmine, which runs for about twenty minutes with ethnic music and singing forming the bulk of the second half of the song. David Sylvian wrote English lyrics for the song. Proceeds from the CD of the recording have gone towards de-mining efforts and other related funds.

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  1. Zero Landmine
  2. Zero Landmine – Piano + Vocal Version
  3. Zero Landmine – Piano + Cello Version
  4. Zero Landmine – Short Version
  5. Zero Landmine – Piano Version
  6. Zero Landmine – The Track

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Preceded by
Global Communication by Glay
Oricon weekly number-one single
May 14–21, 2001 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
Endless Sorrow by Ayumi Hamasaki