Works II - TV/Inst. album cover
Works II - TV/Inst.

Ryuichi Sakamoto


One might argue that Sakamoto’s recording career at times was a sidebar to his more lucrative career as composer for music, television, and commercials. Maybe you could avoid his music on the radio, but good luck getting through a night of TV without hearing at least one of the man’s melodies beaming into your living room. Starting in the ‘80s, he was in high demand and one can readily admire his economy, focus, and precision in the one-minute spots he rendered for TV commercials. This handy compendium gathers some of his most iconic cues and you might find yourself marveling at how many of these themes ended up as classic songs.

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