Yellow Magic Orchestra ‎– Yellow Magic Orchestra

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There are two mixes of this album which have been released and reissued in several countries over the years: the original Japanese version and a remixed US version.

The cover art featuring a lady holding a fan denotes the US mix, and most versions of it end with the song "Mad Pierrot" instead of "Acrobat."

Tracklist

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 (71)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ALR-6012 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, M/Print) 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
ALR-6012 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) Alfa ALR-6012 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
ALC-1533 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra = イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ(Cass, Album) Alfa ALC-1533 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
8T-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(8-Trk, Album) Horizon (3) 8T-736 US 1979 Sell This Version
CAM 68506 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(Cass, Album) A&M Records CAM 68506 UK 1979 Sell This Version
CS-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(Cass, Album) Horizon (3) CS-736 US 1979 Sell This Version
CS-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(Cass, Album) A&M Records CS-736 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) A&M Records SP-736 Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong 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) A&M Records SP-736 India 1979 Sell This Version
L 37005 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) Horizon (3) L 37005 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
31C 064 63185 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) Horizon (3) 31C 064 63185 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
AMLH 68506 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) A&M Records AMLH 68506 Greece 1979 Sell This Version
AMLH 68506, SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records AMLH 68506, SP-736 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
AMLH 68506, SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records AMLH 68506, SP-736 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) Horizon (3) SP-736 US 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) Horizon (3) SP-736 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
ALR-6020 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) Alfa ALR-6020 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
AMLH 68506 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) A&M Records AMLH 68506 Greece 1979 Sell This Version
AMLH 68506 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) Horizon (3), A&M Records AMLH 68506 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, Mis) A&M Records SP-736 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, Pin) Horizon (3) SP-736 US 1979 Sell This Version
AMLH 68506 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, Promo) Horizon (3), A&M Records AMLH 68506 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, Promo, Yel) Horizon (3) SP-736 US 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, Promo, Yel) Horizon (3) SP-736 US 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, RP, Ter) Horizon (3) SP-736 US 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, Red) Horizon (3) SP-736 US 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, San) Horizon (3) SP-736 US 1979 Sell This Version
AMLH 68506 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, TP) A&M Records AMLH 68506 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, Yel) Horizon (3) SP-736 US 1979 Sell This Version
SP-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, TP) A&M Records SP-736 US 1979 Sell This Version
1 PSP 736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic(LP, Album) A&M Records 1 PSP 736 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
AMS-5040 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album) A&M Records AMS-5040 Venezuela 1980 Sell This Version
ALR-6020 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, RP) Alfa ALR-6020 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
AMLH 68506 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, RP) A&M Records AMLH 68506 UK 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 1982 Sell This Version
ALR-6020 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, RE) Alfa ALR-6020 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
ALR-6012 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP, Album, RP, Fou) Alfa ALR-6012 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
38XA-20 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, RE) 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 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, RE) Alfa, Interfusion 32XA-138, D30579 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
ALCA-286 Yellow Magic Orchestra = イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ* Yellow Magic Orchestra = イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ* - Yellow Magic Orchestra = イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ (日本版)(CD, Album, RE) Alfa ALCA-286 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
ALCA-287 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, RE) Alfa ALCA-287 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
7 72700-2 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, RE) Restless Records 7 72700-2 USA & Canada 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-9037 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra (日本版)(CD, Album, RE) Alfa ALCA-9037 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
ALCA-9038 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(米国版)(CD, Album, RE) Alfa ALCA-9038 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
ALCA-5215 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, RE) Alfa ALCA-5215 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
ALCA-5214 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, RE, Pic) Alfa ALCA-5214 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
TOCT-24233 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, RE, RM) Alfa TOCT-24233 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
TOCT-24246 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Alfa TOCT-24246 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
TOCT-24246 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, RE, RM) Alfa TOCT-24246 Japan 2000 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
MHCL204, MHCL 204 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo, RE, RM, Car) SMEJ, SMEJ MHCL204, MHCL 204 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
MHCL 203, MHCL203 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo, RE, RM, Car) SMEJ, SMEJ MHCL 203, MHCL203 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
MHCL 203, MHCL203 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Car) SMEJ, SMEJ MHCL 203, MHCL203 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
MHCL204, MHCL 204 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Car) SMEJ, SMEJ MHCL204, MHCL 204 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
MHCL 203 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, RE, RM) SMEJ MHCL 203 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
ALME-2222 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra Ver. USA(CD, Album, RE) Alfa, B-Cat ALME-2222 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
MHCL-20101 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Blu) GT Music MHCL-20101 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
MHCL-20102 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) GT Music MHCL-20102 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
none Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(10xFile, MP3, Album, RE, VBR) Sony Music Direct none UK 2017
MHCL 10108 Yellow Magic Orchestra = イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ* Yellow Magic Orchestra = イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ* - Yellow Magic Orchestra (US Version) = イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ (US版)(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM) GT Music, Alfa MHCL 10108 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
MHCL 10107 Yellow Magic Orchestra = イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ* Yellow Magic Orchestra = イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ* - Yellow Magic Orchestra = イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM) GT Music, Alfa MHCL 10107 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
MHJL 51~52 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra: Collector's Vinyl Edition(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Great Tracks (2), Alfa MHJL 51~52 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
MHJL 53 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra: Standard Vinyl Edition(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Great Tracks (2), Alfa MHJL 53 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
MHJL 54~55 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra: US Version: Collector's Vinyl Edition(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Alfa, Great Tracks (2) MHJL 54~55 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
MHJL 56 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra: US Version: Standard Vinyl Edition(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Great Tracks (2), Alfa MHJL 56 Japan 2018 Sell This Version

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BeatlELO10538

BeatlELO10538

October 19, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Yellow Magic Orchestra, LP, Album, Yel, SP-736

Not the greatest mastering job. Sounds rather tinny, compressed, and low in volume.
jordan.turley

jordan.turley

October 12, 2020
referencing Yellow Magic Orchestra: US Version: Standard Vinyl Edition, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, MHJL 56
A great pressing. The remastered audio is crisp and in your face -- just as this kind of music should be!
BeatlELO10538

BeatlELO10538

October 9, 2020
referencing Yellow Magic Orchestra = イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ (日本版), CD, Album, RE, ALCA-286
Do we know for sure if this version was mastered at Nimbus, like the other 1992 pressings?
BeatlELO10538

BeatlELO10538

October 4, 2020
referencing Yellow Magic Orchestra: Standard Vinyl Edition, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, MHJL 53

Japan, you've done it again.

This is quite the pressing, if I do say so myself. A few pops here and there, but overall pretty ace. Sounds leagues better than my original US pressing on yellow vinyl.
t.Archivist

t.Archivist

July 2, 2020
referencing Yellow Magic Orchestra, LP, Album, M/Print, ALR-6012
One of the most important albums you will ever hear.
dapietri

dapietri

January 14, 2019
referencing Yellow Magic Orchestra: US Version: Collector's Vinyl Edition, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, RM, MHJL 54~55

Really excellent sound quality. Wasn’t planning on looking for the other 45rpm remasters, but this is the rare 45rpm version that makes the extra trips back to the record player worthwhile.
matiasmatiasmatias1

matiasmatiasmatias1

November 21, 2018
referencing Yellow Magic Orchestra, LP, Album, ALR-6012
Techno inventors? or what? I need to dig more old Japan stuff
hugo.vandewiele

hugo.vandewiele

March 16, 2018
referencing Yellow Magic Orchestra, LP, Album, ALR-6020
The first Japanese pressing of the US remix album ? I don't know about the mixage on the first pressing, if we can dinstinguish something really different in the sound.
But I guess, the Cover of this one (The First US pressing) is more in adequation with the music of the album at some points.
The Woman on the cover, maybe she represent the track "La Femme chinoise" and this air, her style correspond well at eletronic movements and movement in general, of the Yellow Magic Orchestra (album). This cover correspond more of the second face of this album. By the way, when the second part album start, between "Tong Poo" and "Mad Pierrot", she never stoped before the end of the last song. This is like one amazing giant song , with somes womens voice to guide us through. May they represented the woman on the cover ?
The Face A of the album is delimited between "Computer Game (Theme from 'The Circus')" and "computer Game "Theme From The Invader"" these both effects are the line of this first part.
So I have nothing agaisnt the first cover of this album. It's just an analysis of these kind covers.
These elements make feel this album in two differents parts, with two differents covers, one seems definetly more coherent !
AndyPandy2000

AndyPandy2000

June 20, 2017
referencing Yellow Magic Orchestra, LP, Album, SP-736
its been driving me mad but what famous rave record samples the sunth tones from the first 5 seconds of the 1 minute version of Computer Game Theme From The Invaders as included here?