Sylvian/Sakamoto "World Citizen"

2004, sound cd ss002

1: World Citizen (Short Version)
2: World Citizen - I Won't Be Disappointed (Short Version)
3: World Citizen (Long Version)
4: World Citizen - I Won't Be Disappointed (Long Version)
5: World Citizen (Ryoji Ikeda Remix)

Longtime friends and collaborators David Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto released their latest work via David's Samadhisound label in April 2004.

There are five tracks included on the "World Citizen" EP, in a different running order and with completely different artwork to the package that was released late last year by Warner Music Japan. The final track of the CD features a remix by acclaimed remixer Ryoji Ikeda.

Sylvian and Sakamoto worked together for the first time in 1982 when they wrote the double A side "Bamboo Music/Bamboo Houses". This most recent work "World Citizen", was created as part of a project called 'Chain Music' instigated by Ryuichi.

The songs were recorded in New York and New Hampshire, USA in the summer of 2003. The track was performed by David during his Fire In The Forest Tour '04:

"Its skewed pop recalls Bowie's Hunky Dory, and pinpoints the human cost of superpower recklessness, prompting a standing ovation for pop music's most mercurial refusenik-turned-prodigal son" - THE GUARDIAN (on a live performance of World Citizen).


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