Fantastic Plastic Machine ‎– The Fantastic Plastic Machine

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Also known as The Fantastic Plastic Machine by Fantastic Plastic Machine.

There are noticeable differences between pressings of this album:
- The original Japanese and Korean pressings include the original "Fantastic Plastic World" while the US and German pressings feature the "<voice 'n' baroque>" mix. The Japanese and Korean pressings also swap "Dear Mr. Salesman" and "Steppin' Out" in the running order.
- The US version includes the remixes from the Dear Mr. Salesman single as bonus tracks while the German version apppends those from the L'Aventure Fantastique single instead.
- The song 'Philter <In Viaggio Attraverso L'Australia>' appears in its original form on all pressings except for the German pressing, which includes the "<vocal version>" instead (which does not feature the trumpet but has a longer coda.)
- The German vinyl pressing uses the Japanese running order but includes the "<voice 'n' baroque>" mix of "Fantastic Plastic World" and removes "Allen Ginsburg". The original version of "Philter" is also miscredited as the "<vocal version>" on this pressing.

Tracklist

Bon Voyage 0:42
L'Aventure Fantastique 3:03
Steppin' Out 5:32
Bachelor Pad (F.P.M. Edit) 4:48
Fantastic Plastic World 6:56
Dear Mr. Salesman 4:14
Allen Ginsberg 4:00
First Class '77 6:45
Philter (In Viaggio Attraverso L'Australia) 5:21
Please, Stop! 4:43
Pura Saudade (Nova Bossa Nova) 4:34

Versions (12)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
COCA-14511, PHOTO 16 Fantastic Plastic Machine The Fantastic Plastic Machine(CD, Album) Readymade Records, L'Appareil-Photo COCA-14511, PHOTO 16 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
TECO011-01 Fantastic Plastic Machine The Fantastic Plastic Machine(CD, Album) Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc. TECO011-01 South Korea 1997 Sell This Version
COCA-14511, PHOTO 16 Fantastic Plastic Machine The Fantastic Plastic Machine(CD, Album, Promo) Readymade Records, L'Appareil-Photo COCA-14511, PHOTO 16 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
TDJL-91405 Fantastic Plastic Machine The Fantastic Plastic Machine(LP, Promo) Readymade Records TDJL-91405 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
EMN 7008 Fantastic Plastic Machine The Fantastic Plastic Machine(CD, Album) Emperor Norton EMN 7008 US 1998 Sell This Version
BUNG 030-2 Fantastic Plastic Machine The Fantastic Plastic Machine(CD, Album) Bungalow BUNG 030-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
EMN 7008 Fantastic Plastic Machine The Fantastic Plastic Machine(CD, Album, Promo) Emperor Norton EMN 7008 US 1998 Sell This Version
BUNG 030-1 Fantastic Plastic Machine The Fantastic Plastic Machine(LP, Album) Bungalow BUNG 030-1 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
EMN 7008 Fantastic Plastic Machine The Fantastic Plastic Machine(LP, Album, Gat) Emperor Norton EMN 7008 US 1998 Sell This Version
BUNG 030-1 Fantastic Plastic Machine The Fantastic Plastic Machine(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Bungalow BUNG 030-1 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
OR 1081 Fantastic Plastic Machine The Fantastic Plastic Machine(CD, Album, Unofficial) Emperor Norton (2) OR 1081 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
EMN 7008 Fantastic Plastic Machine The Fantastic Plastic Machine(CD, Album, Unofficial) Emperor Norton (2) EMN 7008 Unknown Sell This Version

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badhack

badhack

April 30, 2011
referencing The Fantastic Plastic Machine, CD, Album, EMN 7008
This album is catchy, upbeat and fun, combining a wide variety of sounds from different genres like jazz, lounge, house and pop. It's got a sense of humor that is silly and quirky. It is simply a great album to listen to.
scoundrel

scoundrel

April 23, 2004
referencing The Fantastic Plastic Machine, CD, Album, EMN 7008

<I>The Fantastic Plastic Machine</I> is The Fantastic Plastic Machine’s US debut. Makes sense, doesn’t it? It’s a wild mix of disco, lounge and 70s psychedelic pop that the Japanese seem so adept at. “L’Aventure Fantastique” is club-ready; it’s so peppy, you’ll be high for a week. There’s lots of kookiness on display here; for instance, what’s up with the lyrics of “Dear Mr. Salesman”? (Answer: they’re not meant to be taken seriously.) Their cover of Joe Jackson’s “Steppin’ Out” is pure genius, an all-time lounge classic. “Philter” sounds suspiciously like a reimagining of an Italian movie theme. A few tracks are slightly clunkier than others (“Please, Stop!”), but overall, the album is tremendous fun and spirited.