Happy birthday Dick Heckstall-Smith (sax player in Colosseum)(1934) and Bryan Ferry (singer & piano player of Roxy Music)!
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO – Ongakuzukan / Illustrated Music Encyclopedia (2CD SHM-CD)
The original 1984 LP was 10 tracks, it was…all we knew about Mr. Sakamoto, at that time. There are several versions of CD, each time adding a track (or two). This album is straightforward Japanese music, of the electro-pop type; a Y.M.O. solo album, too. The new 2CD SHM-CD version is designated as the “2015 edition”, with 27 tracks! Disc 2 of the new set is 12 “demos” of nearly the entire album!
To be fair, it is a pretty good Ryuichi Sakamoto album. I’d put it in the Top 10 of Y.M.O. solo albums.
M.A.Y. In The Backyard
A Tribute To Nam Jun Paik
Tibetan Dance (Version)
Self Portrait (featuring Minako Yoshida)
M31 Tokyo Melody