Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - Ryuichi Sakamoto

I heard this song Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence today for the first time performed by Ryuichi Sakamoto and found it to be very moving. I haven't seen the movie that it is from, (staring David Bowie) but Sakamoto and these performers are pretty much genius, and I wanted to spread a little holiday cheer.

It has been a little tricky to track down, but there is a 2009 released import album Playing the Piano by Ryuichi Sakamoto that has a solo version of only him playing the piano "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence" and it is stellar.


Mango Gal said...

So beautiful! I've already listened to it 3 times!

jo said...

thank you for sharing this! not a typical christmas song, but it is so gorgeous and now i'm really interested to see the film it came from. i read somewhere that sakamoto not only composed all the film's music, but also acted in it. what a talent!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! Was hoping I could track down something close on itunes. Listening to several versions but none are as beautiful as this one.

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