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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives Of FLAC album

Performer: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Genre: Electronic
Title: Thousand Knives Of
Country: Japan
Style: Synth-pop, Experimental
FLAC version ZIP size: 1727 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1905 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1606 mb
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Thousand Knives (also known as Thousand Knives of Ryuichi Sakamoto) is Ryuichi Sakamoto's first solo album. The album is named after Henri Michaux's description of the feeling of using mescaline in Misérable Miracle. The title track begins with a vocoded Sakamoto reading "Jinggang Mountain", a poem written by Mao Zedong during his visit to a well in the Jinggang Mountains in 1965. The song proper is performed in a reggae hymn style, inspired by Herbie Hancock's Speak Like a Child album.

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Cut from Ryuichi Sakamoto’s first solo album of the same name, Thousand Knives Of was released in 1978, the same year that Sakamoto’s band, Yellow Magic Orchestra also released their eponymous debut album. Purportedly the first ever release to use a Roland TR-808, Thousand Knives Of would become a fan favourite of YMO’s live shows. Its Kraftwerkian vocoder intro and mellow, swaying beginnings are cool enough, but allow those hairy guitar chops, please.

Ryuichi Sakamoto's first solo album appeared before he formed Yellow Magic Orchestra in late 1978, after the young keyboardist had earned his . in music from Tokyo University.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Thousand Knives
Cymbal [Finger Cymbals] – Harry Hosono*Electronic Drums [Syn-drum Solo] – Motoya HamaguchiGuitar [Alembic Guitar Solo] – Kazumi Watanabe
2 Island Of Woods
Performer [Brazilian Bird Whistles] – Motoya Hamaguchi
3 Grasshoppers
Piano – Yuji Takahashi
4 Das Neue Japanische Elektronische Volkslied
Castanets – Tatsuro Yamashita
5 Plastic Bamboo
Electronic Drums [Syn-drum Solo] – Pecker
6 The End Of Asia
Guitar [Alembic Guitar Solo & Rhythm] – Kazumi Watanabe

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Denon/Nippon Columbia
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.


  • Design [Cover] – Satoshi Saitoh
  • Liner Notes – Harry Hosono*, Hikaru Hayashi, Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Management [Recording] – Akira Ikuta
  • Photography By [Cover] – Makoto Iida
  • Producer, Composed By, Orchestrated By, Performer, Synthesizer, Piano, Marimba – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Programmed By [Computer Operation & Synthesizer Programming Assistance] – Hideki Matsutake


℗ 1990 DENON RECORDS/Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
Printed in U.S.A.
Imprimé aux Etats-Unis.

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

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

Reissue of the Denon 1984 release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 81757 85712 3
  • Matrix / Runout: *1D* DC8571
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L433
  • Label Code: LC 8723

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
DC-8571 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of ‎(CD, Album) DENON DC-8571 Japan 1990
COCP-35523 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Columbia Music Entertainment COCP-35523 Japan 2009
COCB-53330 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Jroom Jazz, Columbia Music Entertainment COCB-53330 Japan 2005