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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives Of

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives Of

Singer: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Album's name: Thousand Knives Of
Label: Better Days ‎– YX-7586-ND
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress
Country: Japan
Date of released: 1980
Category: Electronic, Classical
Style: Abstract, Experimental, Modern Classical, Synth-pop

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A1 Thousand Knives 9:35
A2 Island Of Woods 9:45
A3 Grasshoppers 5:15
B1 Das Neue Japanische Elektronische Volkslied 8:03
B2 Plastic Bamboo 6:28
B3 The End Of Asia 6:17

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Nippon Columbia Studio
  • Made By – Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.


  • Castanets – Tatsuro Yamashita (tracks: B1)
  • Composed By – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Computer [Operation] – Hideki Matsutake
  • Coordinator [Fashion] – Yukihiro Takahashi
  • Cover – Sign
  • Drum [Syn-Drum Solo] – Motoya Hamaguchi (tracks: A1), Pecker (tracks: B2)
  • Finger Cymbals – Harry Hosono* (tracks: A1)
  • Guitar [Alembic] – Kazumi Watanabe (tracks: A1), Kazumi Watanabe (tracks: B3)
  • Liner Notes – Harry Hosono*, Hikaru Hayashi, Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Management – A. Ikuta*
  • Marimba – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Orchestrated By – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Performer – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Photography By [Cover] – Makoto Iida
  • Piano [Acoustic] – Ryuichi Sakamoto (tracks: A3), Yuji Takahashi (tracks: A3)
  • Producer – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Programmed By – Hideki Matsutake
  • Recording Supervisor [Management] – Akira Ikuta
  • Rhythm Guitar – Kazumi Watanabe (tracks: B3)
  • Synthesizer – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Whistle [Brazillian Bird] – Motoya Hamaguchi (tracks: A2)


Ryuichi Sakamoto plays:
Moog III-C w. Roland MC-8 Micro Composer
Poly Moog
Mini Moog
Micro Moog
Oberheim Eight Voice Polyphonic w. Digital Programmer
ARP Odyssey
KORG PS-3100 Polyphonic
KORG VC-10 Vocoder
KORG SQ-10 Analog Sequencer
Acoustic Piano

Recorded from 4/10 to 7/27, 1978 at Columbia Studio No.1, No.2, & No.4, Tokyo

Special Thanks to...
Mr. Matsutake, Mr. Kawaguchi, Mr. Ueno & The staffs of "KORG" for their great cooperations
Kazumi, Motsu, Tatsuro, Pecker & Yuji for their beautiful performance
Yukihiro+Eitan Takahashi & Harry Hosono (Yellow Magic Orchestra) for good vibrations and encouragement
Exclusive Management: A. Ikuta c/o Bam-Voo Co. 045-421-4889

Tatsuro Yamashita appears through courtesy of RCA Records
Harry Hosono appears through courtesy of ALFA Records

R.S. wears...
Jacket by Georgio Armani; Shirt, Tie and Belt by Bricks; Levis 501 jeans;
Shoes - "Zapata" by Manolo Blahnik

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): YX-7586-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): YX-7586-B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
YX-7586-ND Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of ‎(LP, Album) Better Days YX-7586-ND Japan 1978
DC-8571 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of ‎(CD, Album, RE) Denon DC-8571 US 1990
COCB-53330 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Jroom Jazz, Columbia Music Entertainment COCB-53330 Japan 2005
COGQ-87 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of Ryuichi Sakamoto ‎(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM) Columbia COGQ-87 Japan 2016
COCA-9206 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of ‎(CD, Album, RE) Columbia COCA-9206 Japan 1991

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