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Yukihiro Takahashi = 高橋幸宏*Neuromantic = ニウロマンティック

Label:Alfa – ALR-28018
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, JVC Supervinyl
Country:Japan
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:New Wave, Synth-pop

Tracklist

A1Glass6:01
A2Grand Espoir
Lyrics ByHaruomi Hosono
Lyrics By [Translated]Peter Barakan
Music ByHaruomi Hosono
4:38
A3Connection5:03
A4New (Red) Roses3:46
B1Extra-Ordinary4:22
B2Drip Dry Eyes5:29
B3Curtains
Music ByRiuichi Sakamoto*
3:41
B4Charge2:33
B5Something In The Air4:50
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Notes

Some copies came with a 4 page fold-out, full color 10"x10" booklet of illustrated lyrics.
Recorded March-May 1981 at Studio “A” (Tokyo), Air Studios (London) and Gallery Studio (Chertsey).

When held up to light, the disc reveals itself to be slightly translucent, indicating that it's pressed on JVC Supervinyl (proven by runouts).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Other (Retail price): ¥2,800
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): ALR-28018-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): ALR-28018-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A): [Etched:] UTOPIA [Stamped:] ALR 28018A 112+ E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B): [Etched:] UTOPIA [Stamped:] ALR 28018B 111+ E

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Neuromantic (LP)AlfaALF 85393Europe1981
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Neuromantic (LP)AlfaAAF 16009Australia1981
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Neuromantic (LP, Album, Misprint)AlfaAAF 16009New Zealand1981
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Neuromantic (LP, Promo)AlfaALR-28018Japan1981
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Neuromantic (Cassette, Album)AlfaALF40-85393UK1981

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Reviews

  • loubergs's avatar
    loubergs
    I just picked up a copy of this record online, thinking it was this pressing, but got something slightly different. Packaging and record are identical to this pressing, except there is a '見本盤' promo mark on each label (followed by a little '6/5') and the vinyl does not appear to be JVC Supervinyl (it's not translucent). Side A runout is identical, side B runout is almost identical - after '111' it has two little groups of dots and then a plus.

    Is there another promo pressing that's not in Discogs or is it just https://www.discogs.com/ja/release/3681331-Yukihiro-Takahashi-Neuromantic in the wrong sleeve (there's no 見本盤 on the sleeve of mine)?
    • pedroffraga's avatar
      pedroffraga
      Edited 8 months ago
      A hidden gem. May he rest in peace.

      In my opinion, it’s not worth getting the 2021 remastered pressing, since this first pressing is still fairly cheap - and also because this one was manufactured with JVC’s Supervinyl.
      • 508loopdetected's avatar
        Edited one year ago
        ~~ RIP Yuki, you were truly brilliant in your talents over the years and will be missed by millions. 🖤 ~~
        They weren't kidding with "Supervinyl". I had heard of these before, read the history, what makes them unique, why they were eventually banned from production, etc. Usually with records, something called "Supervinyl" leans more into marketing hype than anything else. Visually speaking, my copy is VG+ and features the typical amount of VG+ wear expected on a record over 40 years old. Here's the cool part though: it plays absolutely perfectly, full stop. Dead silent, no distortion, nothing obtrusive at all. The low end sounds fuller, and the highs sound more detailed than the 1980s CD version of this album. Certainly more dynamic than later reissues. The excellent production by Takahashi himself really shines here. Forget any of the squashed-sounding remasters that have come out recently and go for this instead. This sounds incredible. Kudos to JVC for this long forgotten manufacturing process. I get it now.
        • MalachiLui's avatar
          MalachiLui
          rest in peace master... at a loss for words right now.
          • 1987fbird's avatar
            1987fbird
            There are too many good things happening on this album to mention. Every time I listen it moves further up my list of favorite albums. 5 stars.

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