Saturday, November 18, 2006

Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence - Ryuichi Sakamoto

The Spastic Children's Society is using this piece of music for an advertisement on cerebral palsy. The music brought back a lot of memories for me. And then I found this live performance on youtube.

I wonder how many people remember the film, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, starring David Bowie and Ryuichi Sakamoto? And if people remember the vocal verison, Forbidden Colors, sung by David Sylvian. I don't know why it was not David Bowie?

All I can say is this is one of the most haunting pieces of music I have ever heard. And it brings back lots of memories for me. Ironic that an advertisment on Cerebral Palsy does this for me.

1 comment:

ShutterBug said...

I loved this song to bits... it's just so haunting and melancholy but a slight tinge of hope still lies within the chords.. it's really a wonderful piece by Ryuichi-san