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Yellow Magic Orchestra - YMO USA & Yellow Magazine 2LP

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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

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)

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