Ryuichi Sakamoto ‎– Thousand Knives Of

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All vinyl pressings list Side A with a singular track time of 24:45. However, the vinyl surface does have bands separating the three songs. This is not listed on any CD pressings.

Tracklist

Thousand Knives 9:35
Island Of Woods 9:45
Grasshoppers 5:15
Das Neue Japanische Elektronische Volkslied 8:03
Plastic Bamboo 6:28
The End Of Asia 6:17

Versions (26)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YX-7586-ND Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(LP, Album) Better Days (2) YX-7586-ND Japan 1978 Sell This Version
YX-7586-ND Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(LP, Album, Promo) Better Days (2) YX-7586-ND Japan 1978 Sell This Version
CTK 7004-ND Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(Cass, Album) Better Days (2) CTK 7004-ND Japan 1980 Sell This Version
YX-7586-ND Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(LP, Album, RP) Better Days (2) YX-7586-ND Japan 1980 Sell This Version
KMH 709225 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of Ryuichi Sakamoto(LP, Album) Plexus KMH 709225 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
MJ 7137 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of Ryuichi Sakamoto(CD) Denon MJ 7137 US 1984 Sell This Version
35C38-7137 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(CD, Album, RE) Denon 35C38-7137 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
28CY-2366 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(CD, Album, RE, RM) Better Days (2) 28CY-2366 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
DC-8571 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(CD, Album, RE) DENON DC-8571 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
DC-8571 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(CD, Album, RE) Denon DC-8571 US 1990 Sell This Version
COCA-9206, CY-2366 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia COCA-9206, CY-2366 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
COCA-10818 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(CD, Album, RE) Better Days (2) COCA-10818 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
COCA-12152 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(CD, Album, RE, RM) Better Days (2) COCA-12152 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
COCB-53330 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Jroom Jazz, Columbia Music Entertainment COCB-53330 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
COJY-9236 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(LP, Album, RE, 180) Better Days (2) COJY-9236 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
COCP-35523 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Columbia Music Entertainment COCP-35523 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
none Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives(6xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Nipponophone (2) none 2009
COGQ-87 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of Ryuichi Sakamoto(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Columbia COGQ-87 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
COJY-9300 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(LP, Album, RE, RM) Better Days (2) COJY-9300 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
WWSCD24 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(CD, Album, RE, RM) Wewantsounds WWSCD24 France 2019 Sell This Version
WWSCD24 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(CDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Wewantsounds WWSCD24 France 2019 Sell This Version
WWSLP24 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle) Wewantsounds WWSLP24 France 2019 Sell This Version
WWSLP024BLU-LP Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) Wewantsounds WWSLP024BLU-LP US 2019 Sell This Version
WWSLP024CLR-LP Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Lig) Wewantsounds WWSLP024CLR-LP US 2019 Sell This Version
WWSLP24 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(LP, Album, RE) Wewantsounds WWSLP24 France 2019 Sell This Version
DC-8571 Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knives Of(CD, Album, RE) Denon DC-8571 US Unknown Sell This Version

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thejigisup

thejigisup

July 30, 2021
referencing Thousand Knives Of Ryuichi Sakamoto, LP, Album, KMH 709225
I just found a copy at a thrift store. It was not made in Japan as listed in the notes. It has "Made in Holland" on the sticker and on the back. It's also has "We used the original Japanese matrix to make this record"
Jupiterslegacy

Jupiterslegacy

April 22, 2021
referencing Thousand Knives Of, LP, Album, RE, WWSLP24
My copy sounds great, a dead silent disc and no pops or distortion. Brilliant album
andorub

andorub

April 26, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Thousand Knives Of, LP, Album, RE, WWSLP24

The packaging and presentation of this is really nice, it really holds the feel of the original LP release. However something must be said about the pressing. Besides some really noticeable noise in the background throughout the whole disc, side A has multiple issues, all having to do with the fact that it has a lot of quieter passages (Tracks 1 and 2 most notably). During the said passages, there's a lot of background noise and distortion in the high pitched sounds. Actually, the piano sounds very distorted as well, which would indicate either my copy has this problem, or this is a really bad pressing. Side B is okay in this regard, mostly because it doesn't have quiet passages, and also it doesn't feature that many acoustic instruments. Also to add to the problems mentioned above, there are a lot of pops and clicks scattered all across the record, even though I thoroughly cleaned it, does that mean I should apply the wood glue cleaning method? If you want the experience of listening to this album on a turntable, and you don't mind the details that much, then go ahead and get this. If however you're looking for quality sound, stick with the SACD remaster (COGQ-87) or with the original LP (YX-7586-ND).
mcalnd

mcalnd

December 26, 2019
referencing Thousand Knives Of, LP, Album, RE, WWSLP24
First reissue outside of Japan for 30 years? Yes. Fake OBI on the sleeve. Nice. Extra insert with new liner notes. Check. Shall we hire a cutting engineer for this vinyl reissue? Nah, just give it to GzVinyl to sort that out and they can press it too. Fell at the last hurdle there, the most important one. Nice try.
00tydye

00tydye

December 24, 2019
referencing Thousand Knives Of, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu, WWSLP024BLU-LP

near flawless pressing. very sparse popping throughout the record, barely even disrupts listening at all. the latter half of side A is perfect and all of side B is perfect too. love it.
speccydoughboy

speccydoughboy

November 21, 2019
referencing Thousand Knives Of, CD, Album, RE, RM, WWSCD24
Any clue as to which remastering this disc uses? Is it a stereo version of the most recent SACD disc?
purktuline

purktuline

September 12, 2018
referencing Thousand Knives Of, LP, Album, YX-7586-ND

Memorable Ryuichi Sakamoto's first album
The ability of music composition learned at Tokyo University of Arts is felt in music
Later on being played many times with YMO
B1.Das Neue Japanische Elektronische Volkslied made influenced by Kraftwerk is particularly high quality as electronics music at the time
hugo.vandewiele

hugo.vandewiele

March 16, 2018
referencing Thousand Knives Of Ryuichi Sakamoto, LP, Album, KMH 709225
Some one knows how is the quality of this version, and some info on where it from ?
KDSutherland

KDSutherland

January 31, 2017
referencing Thousand Knives Of, LP, Album, RE, RM, COJY-9300
Can anyone comment on the quality of this pressing and the mastering?
480bears

480bears

April 26, 2014
referencing Thousand Knives Of, LP, Album, YX-7586-ND

Listening to this on vinyl with my set up was something else, definitely never experienced the album like this before.