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Computer Game "Theme From The Circus"
Firecracker
Simoon
Cosmic Surfin'
Computer Game "Theme From The Invader"
Tong Poo
La Femme Chinoise
Bridge Over Troubled Music
Mad Pierrot
Acrobat

Versions (48)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ALR-6012 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, Fir) Alfa ALR-6012 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
ALC-1511 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(Cass, Album) Alfa ALC-1511 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
CS-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(Cass, Album) Horizon Records & Tapes CS-736 US 1979 Sell This Version
AMLH 68506 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP) A&M Records AMLH 68506 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP) A&M Records SP-736 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
1 PSP 736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP) A&M Records 1 PSP 736 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
AMLH 68506 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP) A&M Records AMLH 68506 UK 1979 Sell This Version
AMLH 68506 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP) A&M Records AMLH 68506 Greece 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP) A&M Records SP-736 US 1979 Sell This Version
AMLH 68506 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) A&M Records AMLH 68506 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) Horizon Records & Tapes SP-736 US 1979 Sell This Version
ALR-6020 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) Alfa ALR-6020 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
31C 064 63185 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) A&M Records 31C 064 63185 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
ALR-6020 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) Alfa ALR-6020 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) Horizon Records & Tapes SP-736 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
L 37005 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) Horizon Records & Tapes L 37005 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) A&M Records SP-736 India 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, Pin) Horizon Records & Tapes SP-736 US 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, Promo, Yel) Horizon Records & Tapes SP-736 US 1979 Sell This Version
AMLH 68506 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, TP) A&M Records AMLH 68506 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Yel) Horizon Records & Tapes SP-736 US 1979 Sell This Version
AMS-5040 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP) A&M Records AMS-5040 Venezuela 1980 Sell This Version
ALR-6012 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, RP, Sec) Alfa ALR-6012 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
ALR-6012 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, RP, Thi) Alfa ALR-6012 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
ALR-6020 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, RE) Alfa ALR-6020 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
38XA-20 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album) Alfa 38XA-20 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
32XA-138 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, RE) Alfa 32XA-138 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XA-138, D30579 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album) Alfa, Interfusion 32XA-138, D30579 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
7 72700-2 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, RE) Restless Records 7 72700-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
ALCA-286 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, RE) Alfa ALCA-286 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
79156-2 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, RE) Restless Records 79156-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
LS 9156 2 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, RE, RM) Restless Records, Roadrunner Records LS 9156 2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
ALCA-287 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, RM) Alfa Records, Inc ALCA-287 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
ALCA-9037 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD) Alfa ALCA-9037 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
ALCA-5214 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, Pic) Alfa ALCA-5214 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
ALCA-5215 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, RE) Alfa ALCA-5215 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
TOCT-24246 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, RE, RM) Toshiba EMI Ltd TOCT-24246 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
TOCT-24233 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, RE, RM) Toshiba EMI Ltd TOCT-24233 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
MHCL204, MHCL 204 Y.M.O.* Yellow Magic Orchestra (USA)(CD, Album, RE, RM, Car) SMEJ, SMEJ MHCL204, MHCL 204 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
MHCL204, MHCL 204 Y.M.O.* Yellow Magic Orchestra USA(CD, Album, RE, RM) SMEJ, SMEJ MHCL204, MHCL 204 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
MHCL 203, MHCL203 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, RE, RM, Car) SMEJ, SMEJ MHCL 203, MHCL203 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
513445 2 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra USA & Yellow Magic Orchestra(2xCD, Album, RM) Epic 513445 2 UK 2004 Sell This Version
ALME-2222 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra Ver. USA(CD, RE) Alfa, B-Cat ALME-2222 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
MHCL-20101 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) GT Music MHCL-20101 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
MHCL-20102 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc. MHCL-20102 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
MOCCD 13227 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra USA & Yellow Magic Orchestra(2xCD, Album, RE) Music On CD MOCCD 13227 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
MOVLP1466 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra USA & Yellow Magic Orchestra(2xLP, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle) Music On Vinyl, Alfa, Epic MOVLP1466 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
EK 91851, E2K 91851 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra USA & Yellow Magic Orchestra(2xCD, Album, RM) Epic, Epic EK 91851, E2K 91851 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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dpfrag

dpfrag

December 3, 2015
referencing Yellow Magic Orchestra USA & Yellow Magic Orchestra, 2xLP, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle, MOVLP1466
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!
music_emporium

music_emporium

November 27, 2015
referencing Yellow Magic Orchestra, LP, Album, Fir, ALR-6012
and set a precedent in the music industry like never before. By releasing this daring album, YMO shook the world with their 'Synthpop', at the time a revelation as well as a revolution.

Featuring the hit "Firecracker", an infectious and exotic Martin Denny cover, which became a staple in the early Hip Hop scene in New York.
kiss3000

kiss3000

April 4, 2014
referencing Yellow Magic Orchestra, LP, Album, Fir, ALR-6012
The melody of "Firecracker" comes from Martin Denny's "Firecracker", on the album Quiet Village.
levague

levague

May 14, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Yellow Magic Orchestra, LP, Album, Fir, ALR-6012

This 'cigarettes & arcade-radio' cover is the very first and rare japanese pressing with the original mix of the album, that differ from the later US 'electric wire geisha' version. The original mix is true to the japanicity of the concept in a way that it does not try to tame the quirkiness and the intended annoying quality of this electronic overload of sounds.
This is the version Hosono mixed and sent to the pressing plant so if you're faithful to the producer's view, it is important to hear that version first.
Concerning the music: bliss from A to the Z.
A milestone, no need to explain.
Samstrung

Samstrung

September 26, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Yellow Magic Orchestra, LP, AMLH 68506

This is such a joyful album to listen to. It makes me smile with every play. If you find a copy, treasure it.
tcordes

tcordes

February 15, 2009
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Yellow Magic Orchestra, CD, Album, RE, 79156-2
Electronic music from over 30 years ago that will blow your socks off. A dear friend lent me this on vinyl when I was just getting started with techno in 1991. I thought it was good, yet funny & cheesy. I had never heard much from Japan, living in central Canada. We both liked the "bad" singing on Tong Poo, and snickered at the name.

Somehow it grew on me to an unbelievable extent and today I own nearly every YMO album. This first one is still my favorite. The melodies and intricate flourishes are timeless and addictive. The styles are all over the map, from Simoon that sounds like it's out of a Super Mario 3 cave level (probably the other way around!), to the eclectic Femme Chinoise with the wonderfully cheesy electric guitar chords.

Seriously, if you can't fathom it on the first listen, try it a few more times.

And, oh ya, I no longer find any of the singing bad! In fact, I love YMO vocals as they're so Japanese and distinctly different from typical American pop vocals.

Be sure to check out Atom Heart's Senor Coconut revamp of YMO's tunes in Yellow Fever. And the 90's remix CD Hi-Tech/No Crime is good too!
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

September 2, 2007
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Yellow Magic Orchestra, LP, Album, ALR-6020
Needless to say the importance that had Yellow Magic Orchestra on the early international electronic scene since their first legendary album 'Yellow Magic Orchestra', a reference to an unimaginable amount of electronic producers since then.
The masterpiece long play made by the Japanese trio Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, electronics, percussion, vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards, percussion), despite its ground-breaking (and out of the ordinary) perspective, was acclaimed not only in Japan, but on the International scene, and became very popular.
Yellow Magic Orchestra's milestone LP brought timeless classics such as the "Computer Games" noise clash milestone whose initial bleeps were sampled by 'Quadrophonia - Quadrophonia' (1990) and 'Sweet Excorcist - TestOne' (1990); 'Fire Cracker' was largely played by DJs such as The Wizard (A.K.A. Jeff Mills) on WJLB; another one was 'La Femme Chinoise' (that even became a soundtrack for TV Program), among many other innovative electronic compositions.
Definitely a quintessential album of innovative compositions on the history of Electronic Music.
ecuadorian_bass

ecuadorian_bass

November 1, 2003
referencing Yellow Magic Orchestra, LP, AMLH 68506

The Japanese answer to Kraftwerk? The melding of traditional Japanese music with pop and electronics shines through like a star on Firecracker. One of Mantronix´s faves.