Ryuichi Sakamoto turns 70! Explore his legendary career with special anniversary website throughout 2022

Ryuichi Sakamoto celebrates his 70th birthday today, January 17. To mark the occasion and to offer encouragement to the revered musician as he continues his battle with cancer, his Japanese record label commmons has prepared a surprise gift: a special anniversary website that explores his legendary career throughout the decades.

The site is titled 10 Favorites – Ryuichi Sakamoto, which can be found at the following URL: https://www.commmons.com/10favorites/

On the site, a number of well-known Sakamoto lovers/friends will each introduce their personal 10 favorite Sakamoto compositions. Spanning cuts from his 1978 solo album ‘Thousand Knives’ through to his compositions in 2021, these selections offer new perspectives on Sakamoto’s works, leading to new discoveries and opening up new horizons.

The site will be updated continuously over the course of this year. In the first instalment, artist Shinro Ohtake introduces 10 songs by Ryuichi Sakamoto and explains what they mean to him.

Also this week, on January 19, Sakamoto’s latest work ‘Ieta’ will be released digitally. This new piano piece was written for a television commercial starring Haruna Kawaguchi for the contact lens brand CREO. Last year, Sakamoto’s official sheet music site published the score for ‘Ieta’, drawing attention for releasing the score ahead of the actual recording. The long-awaited release is the latest work from Sakamoto, who has continued composing even as he undergoes treatment for illness.

Release information

Title: ‘Ieta’

Release date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Download and streaming links: https://avex.lnk.to/Ieta 

About CREO

CREO website: https://www.creocontact.jp/

CREO Gentle Strength 30-second spot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDwbUrhki30

CREO Live Gently 30-second spot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI5RLOyFUK4

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