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YMO LP BOX

Catalog Number ALJA-1~13
Release Date Jan 21, 1994
Publish Format Commercial
Release Price 25000 JPY
Media Format 14 Vinyl
Classification Remix, Original Work
Published by Alfa Records / /
Composed by Yellow Magic Orchestra, Martin Denny, Haruomi Hosono / , Ryuichi Sakamoto / , Yukihiro Takahashi /
Arranged by
Performed by Haruomi Hosono / , Ryuichi Sakamoto / , Hideki Matsutake / , Shunichi Hashimoto, Tomoko Nunoi, Masayoshi Takanaka /
Lyrics by Martin Denny, Chris Mosdell

Tracklist

Disc 1

01 COMPUTER GAME "Theme from the Circus"
02 FIRECRACKER
03 SIMOON
04 COSMIC SURFIN'
05 COMPUTER GAME "Theme from the Invader"
06 TONG POO
07 LA FEMME CHINOISE
08 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED MUSIC
09 MAD PIERROT
10 ACROBAT
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01 COMPUTER GAME "Theme From The Circus"
02 FIRECRACKER
03 SIMOON
04 COSMIC SURFIN'
05 COMPUTER GAME "Theme From The Invader"
06 TONG POO
07 LA FEMME CHINOISE
08 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED MUSIC
09 MAD PIERROT
10 ACROBAT
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Disc 3

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Disc 4

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Disc 5

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Disc 6

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Disc 7

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Disc 8

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Disc 9

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Disc 10

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Disc 11

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Disc 12

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Disc 13

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Disc 14

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Notes

Contains 13 of YMO's previously released albums and one bonus disc. The full list of included LPs in this box is as follows:

YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA
YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA(US)
SOLID STATE SURVIVOR
PUBLIC PRESSURE
X∞ MULTIPLIES(増殖[zoushoku])
X∞ MULTIPLIES
BGM
TECHNODELIC
NAUGHTY BOYS
NAUGHTY BOYS(INSTRUMENTAL)
SERVICE
AFTER SERVICE
BONUS DISC

Only two of these albums contain tracks that are VGM related:

YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA (ALR-6012)
YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA(US) (ALR-6020 or SP 736)

Information about these individual albums can be found elsewhere in this database. The tracklists given correspond to these 2 LPs only. The US version of the album came out later and was remastered. Therefore, it sounds slightly different from the Japanese original. The following information applies to these two albums:

Only track 1 and 5 are remixes of music/sound effects from the arcade games Circus and Space Invaders respectively. Since it is unknown whether YMO recieved permission to use the music from these games, the album has currently been labeled as a doujin album, though this only refers to the two tracks mentioned above and is not a reflection of the nature of the album as a whole.

Futhermore, the music and sound effects used from the games were not recorded from the arcade cabinets, but recreated on a synthesizer. The group did try to record music from the Circus game for track 1, but as they couldn't get a good transition to the next track, the idea was scrapped.

Source: Wikipedia Japan
http://tinyurl.com/3e4n3g
http://tinyurl.com/2tp5gz

Credits:

Composition:
Yellow Magic Orchestra (1, 5, 8), Martin Denny (2), Haruomi Hosono (3, 4, 9, 10), Ryuichi Sakamoto (6), Yukihiro Takahashi (7)

Original Space Invaders sound by Michiyuki Kamei.

Lyrics:
Martin Denny (2), Chris Mosdell (3, 7)  

Performers:

Haruomi Hosono: Electronics, Synthesizer, Bass, Arrangement
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Electronics, Synthesizer, Percussion, Orchestration
Yukihiro Takahashi: Electronics, Vocals, Drums, Percussion
Hideki Matsutake: Programming
Shunichi Hashimoto: Vocals
Tomoko Nunoi: Voice
Masayoshi Takanaka: Guitar

Tracks 1-5 are on side A, while tracks 6-10 are on side B.

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