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A Tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto,To the Moon and Back

Milan Records - Sony Masterworks
Release Date: November 25, 2022

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1 Walker – Lim Giong – Follow The Steps Remodel  
2 Grains (Sweet Paulownia Wood) – David Sylvian Remodel  
3 Thousand Knives – Thundercat Remodel  
4 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence – Electric Youth Remodel  
5 Thatness and Thereness – Cornelius Remodel  
6 World Citizen I Won’t Be Disappointed – Hildur Guðnadóttir Remodel  
7 The Sheltering Sky – Alva Noto Remodel  
8 Amore – Fennesz Remodel  
9 Choral No. 1 – Devonté Hynes Remodel (featuring Emily Schubert  
10 DNA – The Cinematic Orchestra Remodel  
11 With Snow and Moonlight – snow, silence, partially sunny – Yoshihide Otomo Remodel  
12 Forbidden Colors – Gabrial Wek Remodel  
13 The Revenant Main Theme – Remodel  
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Milan Records today releases A TRIBUTE TO RYUICHI SAKAMOTO – TO THE MOON AND BACK, a collection of songs from Sakamoto’s vast catalogue newly reworked and remodeled by contemporary artists and collaborators. Available everywhere now, the album features contributions from THUNDERCAT, DEVONTÉ HYNES, HILDUR GUÐNADÓTTIR, THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA, DAVID SYLVIAN, ELECTRIC YOUTH, ALVA NOTO and more, each of which were hand-selected for the project as either past collaborators, friends, admirers, or personal favorites of Sakamoto.

Envisioned by Sakamoto’s management team and Milan Records, A TRIBUTE TO RYUICHI SAKAMOTO – TO THE MOON AND BACK features artists across generation and genre, each with their own connection to the iconic musician. From contemporary admirers of Sakamoto’s work like Thundercat, Devonté Hynes, and Hildur Guðnadóttir to longtime collaborators and friends like David Sylvian, Alva Noto, Cornelius, and Fennesz, plus some of Sakamoto’s personal favorites like Lim Giong, Gabrial Wek, and, the included artists reflect the breadth of Sakamoto’s influence on contemporary music. Given full access to the musician’s extensive catalogue of solo releases and film scores, each artist personally selected their contribution and put their unique spin on Sakamoto’s originals. The result is a collection that reflects the many dimensions of Sakamoto’s career, from the diversity of sound the consummate musician has traversed to the continued legacy of his work on artists of all backgrounds.

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