Ryuichi Sakamoto's third album, Hidari Ude No Yume, to be reissued with unreleased instrumentals

Ryuichi Sakamoto‘s third solo album, Hidari Ude No Yume, is being reissued by WeWantSounds this fall.

Translating to “Left-handed Dream,” Sakamoto co-produced the record with British producer Robin Scott in Japan’s Alfa Studio in 1981. The intent behind the record was to create something pop-focused, following the experimental B-2 Unit and the seminal 1978 album Thousand Knives.

After the LP’s 1981 release in Japan, Epic Records released it a year later, but not without significant alterations. Two tracks, “Sara No Le” and “Living In The Dark,” were omitted on that edition, while “Relâché,” “Tell ‘Em To Me” and “Venezia” were given English lyrics. An additional English track was also written specifically for the European edition, “The Arrangement.”

Due out November 13th, the original Japanese version will be released elsewhere for the first time since a Dutch label picked it up for a small vinyl release in 1981. It will be pressed up as a single LP and a limited edition double-LP gatefold, the latter of which features previously unreleased instrumental mixes.

Listen to “Venezia”.

01. Boku No Kakera

02. Saru To Yuki To Gomi No Kodomo

03. Kacha Kucha Nee

04. The Garden Of Poppies

05. Relâché

06. Tell ‘Em To Me

07. Living In The Dark

08. Slat Dance

09. Venezia

10. Saru No Ie

11. Boku No Kakera (Inst Mix)

12. Saru To Yuki To Gomi No Kodomo (Inst Mix)

13. Kacha Kucha Nee (Inst Mix)

14. The Garden of Poppies (Inst Mix)

15. Relâché (Inst Mix)

16. Tell’Em To Me (Inst Mix)

17. Living In The Dark (Inst Mix)

18. Slat Dance (Inst Mix)

19. Venezia (Inst Mix)

20. Saru No Ie (Inst Mix)

WeWantSounds will release Hidari Ude No Yume on November 13th, 2020.