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Yellow Magic OrchestraPublic Pressure = 公的抑圧

Tracklist

Rydeen5:08
Solid State Survivor4:01
Tong Poo6:01
The End Of Asia6:51
Cosmic Surfin'4:35
Day Tripper2:42
Radio Junk4:19
La Femme Chinoise6:15
Back In Tokio1:52

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Notes

It was supposed to be an authentic record of the 1979 tour but Columbia and Alfa couldn’t reach agreement on a fee or royalty rate for Kazumi Watanabe’s guitar work. Under pressure to release the album anyway Sakamoto and possibly Yano performed synth overdubs based on his guitar performance, particularly the solos. The result makes the album more “synth” than the real recordings were, which eventually came out on “Faker Holic”, “Live at the Greek Theatre” and one of Sakamoto’s Year Book releases.

Early vinyl pressings have the intro to “TVC15” by David Bowie playing at the end of Side One. This was the track played by the DJ in The Venue in London after YMO left the stage. It was edited out for the CD release in 1984 and all subsequent reissues.

Most CD versions have the Greek Theatre announcer playing at the end of “The End Of Asia” rather than at the start of “Cosmic Surfin’”.

The Music On Vinyl (MOV) clear vinyl pressing edits out most of the audience applause between “Tong Poo” and “The End of Asia”.

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    Cover of Public Pressure, 1980, VinylPublic Pressure
    LP, Repress
    Alfa – ALR-6033Japan1980Japan1980
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    Cover of Public Pressure = 公的抑圧, 1980-02-21, VinylPublic Pressure = 公的抑圧
    LP, Album, Red Ball Label
    Alfa – ALR-6033Japan1980Japan1980
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Public Pressure  公的抑圧, 1980-02-21, CassettePublic Pressure 公的抑圧
    Cassette, Album
    Alfa – ALC-1530Japan1980Japan1980
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Public Pressure, 1980, VinylPublic Pressure
    LP, Limited Edition, Clear
    Alfa – ALR-6033Japan1980Japan1980
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Public Pressure, 1980, VinylPublic Pressure
    LP, Promo
    Alfa – ALR-6033Japan1980Japan1980
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Public Pressure, 1980, VinylPublic Pressure
    LP, Limited Edition, Promo, Clear
    Alfa – ALR-6033Japan1980Japan1980
    New Submission
    Cover of Public Pressure, 1980, VinylPublic Pressure
    LP
    Alfa – ALR-6033Japan1980Japan1980
    New Submission
    Cover of Public Pressure, 1980, VinylPublic Pressure
    LP, Clear
    Alfa – ALR-6033Japan1980Japan1980
    New Submission
    Cover of Public Pressure, 1980, VinylPublic Pressure
    LP, Limited Edition, Promo, Clear Vinyl
    Alfa – ALR-6033Japan1980Japan1980
    New Submission
    Cover of Public Pressure, 1981, VinylPublic Pressure
    LP, Album
    A&M Records – AMLH 20094, A&M Records – 20094, A&M Records – ALR 6033
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    Europe1981Europe1981
    Cover of Public Pressure = 公的抑圧, 1983, VinylPublic Pressure = 公的抑圧
    LP, Repress
    Alfa – ALR-6033Japan1983Japan1983
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Public Pressure, 1984-08-25, CDPublic Pressure
    CD, Album
    Alfa – 38XA-19Japan1984Japan1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Public Pressure, 1987-03-25, CDPublic Pressure
    CD, Album, Reissue, Repress
    Alfa – 32XA-140Japan1987Japan1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Public Pressure = 公的抑圧, 1987-03-25, CDPublic Pressure = 公的抑圧
    CD, Album, Reissue, Stereo
    Alfa – 32XA-140Japan1987Japan1987
    Cover of Public Pressure, 1992-03-21, CDPublic Pressure
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Alfa – ALCA-289Japan1992Japan1992
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Public Pressure, 1998-01-15, CDPublic Pressure
    CD, Album, Reissue, Limited Edition, Card Sleeve
    Alfa – ALCA-5217Japan1998Japan1998
    New Submission
    Cover of Public Pressure  公的抑圧, 1999-09-22, CDPublic Pressure 公的抑圧
    CD, Album, Remastered
    Alfa – TOCT-24235Japan1999Japan1999
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Public Pressure, 2003, CDPublic Pressure
    CD, Album, Remastered, Reissue
    Epic – EK 91849Canada2003Canada2003
    New Submission
    Cover of Public Pressure  公的抑圧, 2003, CDPublic Pressure 公的抑圧
    CD, Album, Remastered
    Epic – EPC 513447 2UK & Europe2003UK & Europe2003
    New Submission
    Cover of Public Pressure, 2003-01-22, CDPublic Pressure
    CD, Album, Remastered, Limited Edition, Card Sleeve
    SMEJ – MHCL 206Japan2003Japan2003
    New Submission
    Cover of Public Pressure, 2003-01-22, CDPublic Pressure
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Promo, Remastered, Card Sleeve
    SMEJ – MHCL 206Japan2003Japan2003
    New Submission
    Cover of Public Pressure, 2010, CDPublic Pressure
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Blu-spec
    SMDR GT Music – MHCL 20104Japan2010Japan2010
    New Submission
    Cover of Public Pressure, 2015-05-00, CDPublic Pressure
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Music On CD – MOCCD 13229Europe2015Europe2015
    New Submission
    Cover of Public Pressure, 2015-12-14, VinylPublic Pressure
    LP, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Clear, 180 Gram
    Music On Vinyl – MOVLP1468, Alfa – MOVLP1468, Epic – MOVLP1468
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    Europe2015Europe2015
    New Submission
    Cover of Public Pressure = 公的抑圧 = パブリック・プレッシャー, 2019-02-28, SACDPublic Pressure = 公的抑圧 = パブリック・プレッシャー
    SACD, Hybrid, Stereo, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Alfa – MHCL 10110, GT Music – MHCL 10110, Alfa – MHCL-10110, GT Music – MHCL-10110
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    Japan2019Japan2019
    New Submission
    Cover of Public Pressure: Collector's Vinyl Edition, 2019-02-28, VinylPublic Pressure: Collector's Vinyl Edition
    2×12", 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
    Alfa – MHJL 61~62, Great Tracks (2) – MHJL 61~62Japan2019Japan2019
    New Submission
    Cover of Public Pressure: Standard Vinyl Edition, 2019-02-27, VinylPublic Pressure: Standard Vinyl Edition
    LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
    Great Tracks (2) – MHJL 63, Alfa – MHJL 63Japan2019Japan2019
    New Submission
    Cover of Public Pressure  公的抑圧, 2019-05-31, FilePublic Pressure 公的抑圧
    9×File, FLAC, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 24bit 96kHz
    Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc. – none20192019
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Public Pressure, , CDPublic Pressure
    CD, Album, Reissue, Repress
    Alfa – ALCA-9040JapanJapan
    New Submission

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    Reviews

    • FunkyDoolittle's avatar
      How is it possible that all ALR-6033 are represses. Not correct. One of them must be first. The other a second press.
      • MEllODrOnE's avatar
        MEllODrOnE
        The instruments just come alive on this record. A galactic orchestra filled with serious rhythms and out-of-this-world sounds. Get on the Yellow Magic School Bus and get down.
        • mimylovesjapan's avatar
          Very good pressing, but I prefer the original albums than live.
          • Jake_Plester_Coyne's avatar
            I suppose that this album serves as the last YMO album before the big worldwide move to digital synths. a collection of 9 tracks recorded all around the world, live. quite properly, the album is called "Public Pressure" as one, their music was heavily confined to the studio and two, they were now going to a different ordinance around the world. You travel with them to L.A, London, Paris and more. These recording really do capture what an amazing live performance could give live and the recording sound surprisingly great considering their age. There are parts that have been cut out of the recordings though as YMO wanted to just show there performance rather than the two members of there live band. Iv always thought that this was not necessary in any way. To me, the end is cut short. YMO finally return home and open to the audience and then start playing there big hit "Behind The Mask". Problem is that it then fades out. There biggest song around the world is left out of the album....AY?

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            • speccydoughboy's avatar
              A quick listing of the different Japanese LP pressings (not all are on Discogs as of 13/11/2010):

              1) Limited edition clear vinyl, red labels, manufactured by Victor Musical Industries, obi strip has "COLOR RECORD" at the top.

              2) 1st press black vinyl (promos exist of this), red labels, white obi strip with red text. Manufactured by Victor Musical Industries.

              3) 2nd press black vinyl, pink/purple gradiated labels, red obi strip with black text. This is the most common pressing, manufactured by Victor Musical Industries.

              4) 3rd press (1983) black vinyl, light beige labels, same obi strip as No3 but should say (in Japanese) that the record is manufactured by Warner-Pioneer. It does not have that on the label so be careful and learn katakana!

              If anyone knows of any more variations please let me know!

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