Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence – Song Of The Day

Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence

What better way to open a week full of Christmas songs with the main theme from a war movie?

From Ryuichi Sakamoto comes this atmospheric, haunting theme for the underrated film Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence which starred David Bowie and Takeshi Kitano among others. While very simple, Sakamoto’s tune manages to both capture the sense of quiet abstract menace the film conveys throughout and still sound quite beautiful, hopeful even. It’s no wonder why the composer won a BAFTA award for Best Film Music for this movie back in the day.

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