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|Kyu Sakamoto Memorial Best|
|Compilation album by Kyu Sakamoto|
|Genre||J-pop, enka, vocal|
Kyu Sakamoto Memorial Best is an album by Kyu Sakamoto released in 2005 by EMI in the UK. The songs are the best known of Sakamoto's career.
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