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Great Tracks | Alfa

Yellow Magic Orchestra ‎– Yellow Magic Orchestra |US Version: Standard Vinyl Edition | 2018 Reissue

$75.00

Great Tracks | Alfa

Yellow Magic Orchestra ‎– Yellow Magic Orchestra |US Version: Standard Vinyl Edition | 2018 Reissue

$75.00

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"Yellow Magic Orchestra is the first official studio album by Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, who were previously known as the Yellow Magic Band. Originally released by Alfa Records in Japan in 1978, the album was released by A&M Records in Europe and The United States and Canada in early 1979, with the US version featuring new cover art but without the closing track of "Acrobat"…

…The album was an early example of synth-pop, a genre that the band helped pioneer. It contributed to the development of electro, hip hop, techno, and bleep techno. The album's innovations in electronic music included its use of the microprocessor-based Roland MC-8 Microcomposer music sequencer which allowed the creation of new electronic sounds, and its sampling of video game sounds.

The album sold 250,000 copies in Japan and entered the Billboard 200 and R&B Albums charts in the United States. Its most successful single was "Computer Game / Firecracker", which sold over 400,000 records in the United States and was a top 20 hit in the United Kingdom.” – Wiki

“Their reach spreads from the charts to the deepest corners of the underground, influencing hip-hop, numerous strains of dance music culture, and even the world’s shiniest pop tunes. Formed in 1978 by songwriter, bassist, and singer Haruomi Hosono, the original aim of YMO was to release a one-off album of technological exotica which spoofed the West’s archaic and offensive fetishization of the “oriental” while simultaneously paying tribute to the musical talents of Martin Denny and Les Baxter, two American bandleaders whose instrumental albums took the post-World War II fascination with tribal primitivism and tropical calm to vibrant extremes.

That album, Yellow Magic Orchestra, made huge waves in Japan and also found its way into Western ears, making connections with a diverse array of talents and sparking inspiration for new listeners. What casual fans seldom recognize about YMO is that they weren’t dilettantes twiddling their way through relatively new technological breakthroughs, but rather were all seasoned players and veterans in the industry by the time of their formation. Over the course of their career they continued to embrace new technologies while finding ways to fuse these breakthroughs with classic pop forms. Subversion was always there, whether it was sociopolitical, technological, or musical.” – Fact Magazine

Item description:

Artist:

Yellow Magic Orchestra ‎

Title:

Yellow Magic Orchestra: US Version: Standard Vinyl Edition

Label:

Great Tracks , Alfa

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered

Pressing:

Japan

Release Date:

This reissue: 28th Nov 2018 | Original: 1979

Genre:

Electronic

Style:

Electro, Synth-pop

Catalog No:

MHJL 56

Condition:

New