Ryuichi Sakamoto's official score store, which opened last year in December, released two new piano scores for "MINAMATA" and "Bibo no Aozora" today! Please check it out.
A piece written for the movie "MINAMATA" (2021, directed by Andrew Levitas) starring Johnny Depp, based on the photograph book "MINAMATA" by photojournalist Eugene Smith and Aileen Mioko Smith, which made the world aware of the existence of Minamata disease.
This piano score, "Minamata Piano Theme", is the first release produced by Sakamoto himself.
"Bibo no Aozora"
Since the original vocal version was released for the first time in 1995 with the album SMOOCHY, Sakamoto has played "Bibo no Aozora" in various instrumental versions such as piano solo and trio arrangements.
The trio version from the self-cover album "1996" was used in the film "BABEL (2006)", directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, as the ending song, which gathered global attention again.
It is a beloved piece among Sakamoto's fans, and he almost always plays it at concerts. This is the latest version of the piano score that Sakamoto has elaborated and finished for the store.