YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA - YMO USA & YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA

YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA

YMO USA & YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA

2LP
GF
4P

This first YMO album was released in 1978 in Japan ('79 in Europe) and set a precedent in the music industry like never before. By releasing this daring album, YMO shook the world with their 'Synthpop', at the time a revelation as well as a revolution. Featuring the hit "Firecracker", an infectious and exotic Martin Denny cover, which became a staple in the early Hip Hop scene in New York.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve / 4 page booklet
  • PVC protective sleeve
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Catalog # : MOVLP1466Format : 2 LP, 180 gramReleasedate : 2015-11-23
Barcode : 8718469539536Sleeve : GatefoldOriginal Release : 1978 

Side A

1. Computer Game "Theme From The Circus" (Instrumental)
2. Firecracker (Instrumental)
3. Simoon (Album Version)
4. Cosmic Surfin' (Instrumental)
5. Computer Game "Theme From The Invader" (Instrumental)

Side B

1. Yellow Magic (Tong Poo) (Instrumental)
2. La Femme Chinoise (Album Version)
3. Bridge Over Troubled Music (Instrumental)
4. Mad Pierrot (Instrumental)

Side C

1. Computer Game "Theme From The Circus" (Instrumental)
2. Firecracker (Instrumental)
3. Simoon (Instrumental)
4. Cosmic Surfin' (Album Version)
5. Computer Game "Theme From The Invader" (Instrumental)

Side D

1. Tong Poo (Instrumental)
2. La Femme Chinoise (Album Version)
3. Bridge Over Troubled Music (Instrumental)
4. Mad Pierrot (Instrumental)
5. Acrobat (Instrumental)

This first YMO album was released in 1978 in Japan ('79 in Europe) and set a precedent in the music industry like never before. By releasing this daring album, YMO shook the world with their  Synthpop','at the time a revelation as well as a revolution.

YMO created their own sound, far ahead of its time. The band was amongst the first to use a "computer music composer", which was a programmed Roland MC-8 Microcomposer developed by Hideki Matsutake (composer, arranger and computer programmer). The trio mainly used electronic equipment on this album. The only acoustic instruments used were a piano and marimba percussion set. This type of production was never heard of before and set about a new movement within the music business.

Featuring the hit "Firecracker", an infectious and exotic Martin Denny cover, which became a staple in the early Hip Hop scene in New York.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve / 4 page booklet
  • PVC protective sleeve
  • First pressing on 1000 numbered copies on transparent vinyl
    Available on black vinyl