Yellow Magic Orchestra ‎– Yellow Magic Orchestra USA & Yellow Magic Orchestra

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Music On Vinyl ‎– MOVLP1466, Alfa ‎– MOVLP1466, Epic ‎– MOVLP1466
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Clear, 180 Gram
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Yellow Magic Orchestra USA 36:09
A1 Computer Game "Theme From The Circus"
Music By – Yellow Magic Orchestra
1:46
A2 Firecracker
Music By – Martin Denny
4:50
A3 Simoon
Vocals – Shunichi HashimotoWords By – Chris Mosdell
6:27
A4 Cosmic Surfin'
Electric Guitar – Masayoshi TakanakaMusic By – Haruomi Hosono
4:26
A5 Computer Game "Theme From The Invader"
Music By – Yellow Magic Orchestra
1:01
B1 Yellow Magic (Tong Poo)
Backing Vocals – Minako YoshidaMusic By – Ryuichi Sakamoto
6:17
B2 La Femme Chinoise
Electric Guitar – Masayoshi TakanakaMusic By – Yukihiro TakahashiVocals – Tomoko NunoiWords By – Chris Mosdell
5:55
B3 Bridge Over Troubled Music
Music By – Yellow Magic Orchestra
1:18
B4 Mad Pierrot
Music By – Haruomi Hosono
4:04
Yellow Magic Orchestra 37:40
A1 Computer Game "Theme From The Circus"
Music By – Yellow Magic Orchestra
1:48
A2 Firecracker
Music By – Martin Denny
4:50
A3 Simoon
Music By – Haruomi HosonoVocals – Shunichi HashimotoWords By – Chris Mosdell
6:27
A4 Cosmic Surfin'
Electric Guitar – Masayoshi TakanakaMusic By – Haruomi Hosono
4:51
A5 Computer Game "Theme From The Invader"
Music By – Yellow Magic Orchestra
0:43
B1 Tong Poo
Music By – Ryuichi Sakamoto
6:15
B2 La Femme Chinoise
Electric Guitar – Masayoshi TakanakaMusic By – Yukihiro TakahashiVocals – Tomoko NunoiWords By – Chris Mosdell
5:52
B3 Bridge Over Troubled Music
Music By – Yellow Magic Orchestra
1:17
B4 Mad Pierrot
Music By – Haruomi Hosono
4:20
B5 Acrobat
Music By – Haruomi Hosono
1:12

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First pressing on 1000 numbered copies on transparent vinyl.

Gatefold sleeve, two inserts - one a replica of the Japanese insert from the remixed LP, the other has both album track listings in English and Japanese on one side and on the other a reprint of the Netherlands 1979 LP insert that features a translation of the Japanese 1978 original insert. Protective PVC cover includes a YMO sticker.

Label designs - LP1 replicates the 1979 USA vinyl with a plain red label on one side and full track listing on the reverse. LP2 uses the Alfa label design used from 1980 to 1982 - not the original Japanese Alfa label.

LP1 - The USA version, mixed by Al Schmitt in 1978 'for a more USA-friendly sound'.
LP2 - Original Japanese version.

Recorded at Studio "A", Shibaura, Tokyo, 1978.

According to MOV: 'We received and used high res audio files (96 KHZ / 24 BIT) of the original masters.'

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 718469 539536

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EK 91851, E2K 91851 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra USA & Yellow Magic Orchestra(2xCD, Album, Comp, RM) Epic, Epic EK 91851, E2K 91851 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
513445 2 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra USA & Yellow Magic Orchestra(2xCD, Album, Comp, RM) Epic 513445 2 UK 2004 Sell This Version
513445 2, EPC 513445 2 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra USA & Yellow Magic Orchestra(2xCD, Album, Comp, RM) Epic, Epic 513445 2, EPC 513445 2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
MOVLP1466 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra USA & Yellow Magic Orchestra(2xLP, Comp, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl, Alfa, Epic MOVLP1466 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
MOCCD 13227 Y.M.O.* Yellow Magic Orchestra USA & Yellow Magic Orchestra(2xCD, Album, Comp, RE) Music On CD MOCCD 13227 Europe 2015 Sell This Version

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apotos

apotos

July 22, 2018
edited 12 months ago
Sound quality is stunning. For comparison I think it sounds better than my 1980 pressing of Solid State survivor. Also awesome that both versions of the album are included. Glad I didn't skimp and buy a cheap US original, never realized how many minor differences there are between the two. Japanese version remains my favorite. The scans inside the gatefold are low resolution. The jacket is really glossy. Overall really happy with this version and this is a great way to go if you want the Japanese version.
dpfrag

dpfrag

December 3, 2015
Would love to know how the pressing and packaging is on this re-issue. I've had some mixed experiences with Music On Vinyl - bad pressing with duplicate ghosting audio, low image quality etc - so any opinions would be greatly appreciated!