Fantastic Plastic Machine ‎– Beautiful.

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1 I Am Beautiful 0:03
2 Beautiful Ways
Arranged By – Dan Miyakawa, Masayuki Kumahara, Tomoyuki TanakaFeaturing – Haven L. Clayborne*, Yoshie NakanoLyrics By – Tomoyuki TanakaMusic By – Dan Miyakawa, Tomoyuki Tanaka
4:29
3 Paragon
Arranged By – Dan Miyakawa, Masayuki Kumahara, Tomoyuki TanakaCello – Yohei MatuokaMusic By – Tomoyuki TanakaViola – Minoru KuwataViolin – Nagisa KiriyamaViolin, Conductor – Chieko Kinbara
5:09
4 Love Is Psychadelic
Arranged By – Dan Miyakawa, Masayuki Kumahara, Tomoyuki TanakaCello – Jennifer Lorenzo*, Mark WardFlute – Takuo YamamotoViola – Peter Nocella*, Ruth FrazierViolin – Charlene Kwas, Charles Parker, Jr.*, Christine Reeves, Elizabeth Kirschen, Gregory Teperman, Igor Szwec, Larry Abramovitz, Martha Mott-Gale, Paul ReiserViolin, Conductor – Emma KummrowVocals [Poetry Reading] – Tyron FrancisWritten-By – Tomoyuki Tanaka
6:00
5 On A Chair
Arranged By – Dan Miyakawa, Masayuki Kumahara, Tomoyuki TanakaCello – Tunehiro TeraiMusic By – Dan Miyakawa, Tomoyuki TanakaViola – Tamio SuzukiViolin – Kaori Hirooka, Kazuhisa Saito, Rie KoikeViolin, Conductor – Hiroyuki Koike
6:17
6 Whistle Song
Acoustic Bass [Wood Bass] – Hitoshi WatanabeArranged By – Dan Miyakawa, Masayuki Kumahara, Tomoyuki TanakaBacking Vocals – Dan MiyakawaCello – Yohei MatuokaFeaturing – Shigeko SuzukiFlute – Takuo YamamotoGuitar [Gut] – Yoshirou NakamuraMusic By – Eric Stephen Kupper*Viola – Minoru KuwataViolin – Nagisa KiriyamaViolin, Conductor – Chieko Kinbara
8:02
7 One Minute Of Love
Arranged By – Dan Miyakawa, Masayuki Kumahara, Tomoyuki TanakaWritten-By – Tomoyuki Tanaka
1:00
8 Todos Os Desejos
Arranged By – Dan Miyakawa, Masayuki Kumahara, Tomoyuki TanakaFeaturing – Clara MorenoLyrics By – Tomoyuki TanakaMusic By – CLR. James, Dan Miyakawa, Tomoyuki TanakaViola – Hirohito Furugawara, Manami Tokutaka, Tamami SomaViolin – Hitoshi Konno, Nagisa Kiriyama, Noriyo ObayashiViolin, Conductor – Chieko Kinbara
7:27
9 I'm Still A Simple Man
Acoustic Guitar – Kiyoshi Tuchiya*Arranged By – Dan Miyakawa, Masayuki Kumahara, Tomoyuki TanakaCello – Jennifer Lorenzo*, Mark WardFeaturing – Hirth MartinezLyrics By – Hirth Martinez, Tomoyuki TanakaMusic By – Dan Miyakawa, Tomoyuki TanakaTuba – Kiyoshi Satoh*Viola – Peter Nocella*, Ruth FrazierViolin – Charlene Kwas, Charles Parker, Jr.*, Christine Reeves, Elizabeth Kirschen, Gregory Teperman, Igor Szwec, Larry Abramovitz, Martha Mott-Gale, Paul ReiserViolin, Conductor – Emma Kummrow
4:41
10 Black Dada
Arranged By – Dan Miyakawa, Masayuki Kumahara, Tomoyuki TanakaBacking Vocals – Takaki Horigome, Yasuyuki HorigomeClarinet – Tadashi HoshinoMusic By – Tomoyuki TanakaScratches – DJ FumiyaTrumpet – Masahiro Kobayashi
3:59
11 God Save The Mona Lisa
Arranged By – Dan Miyakawa, Masayuki Kumahara, Tomoyuki TanakaBacking Vocals – Masumi Arichika, Reiji OkiiFeaturing – Bob DoroughFlute – Takuo YamamotoFrench Horn – Atsushi DoyamaLyrics By – Hirth Martinez, Tomoyuki TanakaMusic By – Dan Miyakawa, Tomoyuki TanakaOboe – Masakazu IshibashiViola – Hirohito Furugawara, Manami Tokutaka, Tamami SomaViolin – Hitoshi Konno, Nagisa Kiriyama, Noriyo ObayashiViolin, Conductor – Chieko Kinbara
5:13
12 Beautiful Days (Reprise)
Arranged By – Dan Miyakawa, Masayuki Kumahara, Tomoyuki TanakaFeaturing – Haven L. Clayborne*, Yoshie NakanoLyrics By – Tomoyuki TanakaMusic By – Dan Miyakawa, Tomoyuki Tanaka
4:15
13 Take Me To The Disco (Malibu Remix)
Electric Bass [Additional] – Justin Meldal-JohnsenRemix – Roger Joseph Manning Jr.Written-By – Tomoyuki Tanaka
6:35

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Track 8 contains a sample of "Battened Ships" by Odyssey ℗ 1992 Motown Record Company L/P. © 1972 Jobeic Music Co. Inc.

Track 11 dedicated to Marcel DuChamp and Yoko Ono Lennon

Track 13 contains an interpolation of "Disco At The End Of The World", written by Harry Williams and Smith Gilli

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 07217-7042-2 8
  • Matrix / Runout: EMN7042
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L765

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AVCD-11867 Fantastic Plastic Machine Beautiful(CD, Album) Avex Trax AVCD-11867 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
EMN 7042 Fantastic Plastic Machine Beautiful(2xLP, Album) Emperor Norton EMN 7042 US 2001 Sell This Version
EMN 7042 Fantastic Plastic Machine Beautiful(CD, Album, Promo) Emperor Norton EMN 7042 US 2001 Sell This Version
AVTCD-95458 Fantastic Plastic Machine Beautiful(CD, Album) Avex Trax AVTCD-95458 Hong Kong 2001 Sell This Version
AA 259, 607217704228 Fantastic Plastic Machine Beautiful (CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Fantastic Plastic Machine), Not On Label (Fantastic Plastic Machine) AA 259, 607217704228 Russia 2001 Sell This Version

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benow

benow

April 24, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

I like it. Production is excellent. So are the vocalists, tho they are perhaps a bit tiring towards the end of the album. FPM is quite different, very clean and very quirky. This release is more cohesive and has some great bits, tho it doesn't quite work when listenened as a whole. Deserves a listen if only for the production and arrangement.
scoundrel

scoundrel

April 27, 2004

The Fantastic Plastic Machine’s third album, <I>Beautiful</I>, is much more steeped in disco than his previous two, which is both good and bad. It’s bad in that it narrows the eclectic sound that made his first two albums so fun; it’s good in that he can still pump out a great track like “Beautiful Days.” There’s no mistaking the disco strings on “On a Chair”; “The Whistle Song” isn’t a remake of the famous Frankie Knuckles track as you might think -- it’s a peppy number with more of a flute than a whistle. “I’m Still a Simple Man” sounds like it came straight from vaudeville. Not all the tracks are as charming, though: “God Save the Mona Lisa” seems rambling and “Take Me to the Disco” shows you why disco had a short shelf life. Still, not a bad album.