Virgin (Japan) 1989
VJT-28211 (Cassette) booklet
sleeve : EX(Plastic case with one thin scratch)
media : EX/EX
This is the Japanese cassette tape of Ryuichi Sakamoto's 1989 world release, his first album since moving to Virgin Records. The album was released in Japan as a cassette tape in 1989, and features a wide range of artists, including Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Robbie Robertson of The Band, Robert Wyatt of Soft Machine, Sly Dunbar of Sly & Robbie, Youssou N'Dour, Arto Lindsay, and Falafina. Although half of the songs on this album are covers, there are also a lot of different elements, such as A3, an African and Spanish sublimation of a famous Okinawan folk song; A4, featuring Arto Lindsay's rap; B2, a collaboration with Youssou N'Dour; and even Korean and Chinese folk music. The album is a masterpiece with a sense of unity created by the excellent arranging skills.