Haruomi Hosono ‎– Philharmony

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Picnic 1:52
Funiculi Funicura 4:31
Luminescent / Hotaru 4:22
Platonic 4:20
In Limbo 2:25
Living-Dining-Kitchen 3:46
Birthday Party 3:51
Sports Men 4:02
Philharmony 3:22
Air-Condition 4:23

Versions (14)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YLR-28001 Haruomi Hosono Philharmony(LP, Album) Yen Records YLR-28001 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
YLC-28001 Haruomi Hosono = 細野晴臣* Haruomi Hosono = 細野晴臣* - Philharmony = フィルハーモニー(Cass, Album) Yen Records YLC-28001 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
YLR-28001 Haruomi Hosono Philharmony(LP, Album, Promo) Yen Records YLR-28001 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
32XA-227 Haruomi Hosono = 細野 晴臣* Haruomi Hosono = 細野 晴臣* - Philharmony = フィルハーモニー(CD, Album, RE) Alfa 32XA-227 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
32XA-227 Haruomi Hosono = 細野 晴臣* Haruomi Hosono = 細野 晴臣* - Philharmony = フィルハーモニー(CD, Album, RE) Alfa 32XA-227 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
ALCA-360 Haruomi Hosono Philharmony(CD, Album, RE) Alfa ALCA-360 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
ALCA-9069 Haruomi Hosono Philharmony(CD, Album, RE) Alfa ALCA-9069 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
MHCL 510 Haruomi Hosono Philharmony(CD, Album, RE, RM) SMDR GT Music MHCL 510 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
MHCL 510 Haruomi Hosono Philharmony(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) SMDR GT Music MHCL 510 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
LITA 170 Haruomi Hosono Philharmony(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Light In The Attic LITA 170 US 2018 Sell This Version
LITA 170, 88985478671 Haruomi Hosono Philharmony(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Light In The Attic, Alfa, Sony Music Commercial Music Group LITA 170, 88985478671 US 2018 Sell This Version
MHJL 71 Haruomi Hosono Philharmony(LP, Album, RE, RM) Yen Records, Great Tracks (2) MHJL 71 Japan 2019 Sell This Version
MHCL 10115 Haruomi Hosono Philharmony(SACD, Hybrid, Album, Promo, RE, RM) GT Music, Yen Records MHCL 10115 Japan 2019 Sell This Version
MHCL 10115 Haruomi Hosono Philharmony(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM) GT Music, Yen Records MHCL 10115 Japan 2019 Sell This Version

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manmachine83

manmachine83

September 10, 2021
referencing Philharmony, LP, Album, YLR-28001
Which is better sounding, the OG or the recent reissue?
joyci_e

joyci_e

April 5, 2021
edited 7 months ago
referencing Philharmony, LP, Album, YLR-28001

I uploaded photos for this and the 2019 re-release for anyone looking to play spot the difference. Now having spent some time with both, I think it's fair to say I would be happy with either. In all honesty I’m not sure I could point out a difference sound-wise between the two. The repress is on much heavier vinyl. In terms of packaging, the colour of the sleeve does differ - but this could be due to fading over time.

Both offer near perfect clarity, providing no distractions for what I can only describe as quite an odd day out with Hosono. The album side-steps jarringly between euphoric elation, anxious preoccupation and discomfort ending with the somewhat ambient but completely not of this world “Air-Condition”, leaving you with the sense you’ve really been through something.

The song “Living Dining Kitchen” is a reference to Hosono’s recording studio LDK, set up for him by parent label Alfa as he was spending all of his time at their main studio. The output of Hosono at that time is staggering, driven by an internal force I more than suspect is reflected in this recording. Recommended, however not for the faint of heart.
joyci_e

joyci_e

April 5, 2021
edited 7 months ago
referencing Philharmony, LP, Album, RE, RM, MHJL 71

I uploaded photos for this release and the 1982 original for anyone looking to play spot the difference. Now having spent some time with both, I think it's fair to say I would be happy with either. In all honesty I’m not sure I could point out a difference sound-wise between the two. The repress is on much heavier vinyl. In terms of packaging, the colour of the sleeve does differ - but this could be due to fading over time.

Both offer near perfect clarity, providing no distractions for what I can only describe as quite an odd day out with Hosono. The album side-steps jarringly between euphoric elation, anxious preoccupation and discomfort ending with the somewhat ambient but completely not of this world “Air-Condition”, leaving you with the sense you’ve really been through something.

The song “Living Dining Kitchen” is a reference to Hosono’s recording studio LDK, set up for him by parent label Alfa as he was spending all of his time at their main studio. The output of Hosono at that time is staggering, driven by an internal force I more than suspect is reflected in this recording. Recommended, however not for the faint of heart.
JAMOOL

JAMOOL

December 4, 2020
referencing Philharmony, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, LITA 170, 88985478671
as expensive as these are I must say LTiA does a terrific job with these reissues, there is a great interview booklet which is nice because as much as I love his music I feel like I don't know anything about Hosono himself. album itself sounds amazing.
whitespyder

whitespyder

October 1, 2020
referencing Philharmony, LP, Album, RE, RM, MHJL 71
I haven't compared with a LitA (nor an OG) but i have a CD from the Yen Box and this pressing sounds very good to me!
Packaging is top notch as usual. One remark though: my copy is a bit noisy (compared to Paraiso which is totally silent), which isn't a problem most of the time as it can be heard mostly on chill tracks.
lazylistener

lazylistener

November 18, 2019
referencing Philharmony, LP, Album, RE, RM, MHJL 71
Previously owned the LITA version which was very well made, with insightful English liner notes (and an interview with Hosono himself) - but this one has a sturdy tip-on sleeve and an incredible cut by Bernie Grundman. Plus, it's still the cheaper option at the moment!
evertonis111

evertonis111

July 10, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Philharmony, LP, Album, RE, RM, MHJL 71
This edition is incredible! Artwork looks absolutely beautiful with a tip-on jacket. Vinyl is silent, and Grundman’s cut really makes the very dyamic attack of the synthesizers stand out very realistically! Massive sound! Highly recommend
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

June 23, 2019
referencing Philharmony, LP, Album, RE, RM, MHJL 71
Never heard any other version of this but it's a quality press and sounds stunning. A little pricey tho, set me back almost $50.
peache

peache

May 27, 2019
referencing Philharmony, LP, Album, RE, RM, MHJL 71

How does this sound compared to the Light in the Attic pressing?
tubberaul

tubberaul

March 20, 2019
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Philharmony, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, LITA 170, 88985478671
amazing album, but price really high for a repress :D Wauw