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YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA

- DISCOGRAPHY FOR JAPAN -


autumn? 1978 promo DJ 12" Harry Hosono & Yellow Magic Orchestra: Tong Poo

    Tong Poo [special DJ mix] 6.08 / Firecracker [special DJ mix] 4.52 (ALFA-1001)
Vocals on Tong Poo: Minako Yoshida.

25 Nov 1978 LP/MC (+ CD) YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA

  1. Computer Game "Theme from the Circus" 1.47 (Y.M.O.)
  2. Firecracker 4.50 (Martin Denny)
  3. Simoon 6.26 (music: Haruomi Hosono / words: Chris Mosdell)
  4. Cosmic Surfin' 4.51 (Haruomi Hosono)
  5. Computer Game "Theme from the Invader" 0.42 (Y.M.O.)

  6. Tong Poo 6.15 (Ryuichi Sakamoto)
  7. La Femme Chinoise 5.53 (music: Yukihiro Takahashi / words: Chris Mosdell)
  8. Bridge over Troubled Music 1.16 (Y.M.O.)
  9. Mad Pierrot 4.20 (Haruomi Hosono)
  10. Acrobat 1.12 (Haruomi Hosono) (LP: ALFA ALR-6012; MC: ALC-1511)

    (CD 21 March 1992: ALCA-286; CD 29 June 1994: ALCA-9037; CD cardboard sleeve 15 Jan 1998: ALCA-5214; CD 22 Sep 1999: Toshiba EMI TOCT-24233; CD cardboard sleeve 22 Jan 2003: Sony MHCL-203; Blu-Spec CD 29 Sep 2010: MHCL 20101)

Recorded 10 July - 5 Sep 1978.

25 July 1979 LP/MC (+ CD) YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA [US mix]

  1. Computer Game "Theme from the Circus" 1.47
  2. Firecracker 4.51 [based on 'special DJ mix']
  3. Simoon 6.29
  4. Cosmic Surfin' 4.28
  5. Computer Game (Theme from the Invader) 1.01

  6. Yellow Magic (Tong Poo) 6.18 [based on 'special DJ mix']
  7. La Femme Chinoise 5.58
  8. Bridge over Troubled Music 1.18
  9. Mad Pierrot 4.05 (LP: ALR-6020; MC: ALC-1533)

    (CD 25 Aug 1984: 38XA-20; CD 25 March 1987: 32XA-138; CD 21 March 1992: ALCA-287; CD 29 June 1994: ALCA-9038; CD cardboard sleeve 15 Jan 1998: ALCA-5215; CD 26 April 2000: Toshiba EMI TOCT-24246; CD cardboard sleeve 22 Jan 2003: Sony MHCL-204; CD 7 Feb 2006: Trio Record/Alfame ALME-2222; ; Blu-Spec CD 29 Sep 2010: MHCL 20102)

Remixed 12-16 Feb 1979 by Al Schmitt at Capitol Records Studio, Hollywood. First released in USA on May 30th, then in Japan 25 July. Features a different cover than the original Japanese LP.

"The original 1978 release of the first album didn't even chart in Japan. It was only after the US tour and after the US mix of the first album was being released in the US and after all the attention it got in Japan and after the US mix was also released in Japan, that the US remix started to sell relatively well in Japan: it reached #20 in the Japanese album charts, selling 250,000 copies in Japan. The big success in Japan only started with the album Solid State Survivor, which went to #1 and sold over one million copies in Japan."


25 Sep 1979 LP/MC (+ CD) SOLID STATE SURVIVOR

  1. Technopolis 4.14 (Ryuichi Sakamoto)
  2. Absolute Ego Dance 4.37 (Haruomi Hosono)
  3. Rydeen 4.25 (Yukihiro Takahashi)
  4. Castalia 3.30 (Ryuichi Sakamoto)

  5. Behind the Mask 3.35 (music: Ryuichi Sakamoto & Yukihiro Takahashi* / words: Chris Mosdell)
  6. Day Tripper 2.39 (Lennon/McCartney)
  7. Insomnia 4.56 (music: Haruomi Hosono / words: Chris Mosdell)
  8. Solid State Survivor 3.57 (music: Yukihiro Takahashi / words: Chris Mosdell) (LP: ALFA ALR-6022; MC 5 Oct 1979: ALC-1519)

    (CD 25 April 1984: 38XA-2; CD 25 March 1987: 32XA-139; CD 21 March 1992: ALCA-288; CD 29 June 1994: ALCA-9039; CD cardboard sleeve 15 Jan 1998: ALCA-5216; CD 22 Sep 1999: Toshiba EMI TOCT-24234; CD cardboard sleeve 22 Jan 2003: Sony MHCL-205; Blu-Spec CD 29 Sep 2010: MHCL 20103)

* On the original Solid State Survivor LP & the first CD (1984) the song credits for Behind the Mask say: Music by Ryuichi Sakamoto & Yukihiro Takahashi. On later reissues of the album the song credits are changed into: Music by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

25 Oct 1979 7" Technopolis

    Technopolis 3.50 [single remix] / Solid State Survivor 3.57 (ALR-1016)


25 Oct 1979 LP SHEENA & THE ROKKETS: SHINKÛ PACK

Music by YUKIHIRO TAKAHASHI, words by CHRIS MOSDELL, produced by HARUOMI HOSONO. HARUOMI HOSONO: MC-8. HIDEKI MATSUTAKE: MC-8. RYÛICHI SAKAMOTO: synthesizer. YUKIHIRO TAKAHASHI: drums, chorus. KAZUHIDE KAWASHIMA: chorus.

5 Dec 1979 LP YÛKO KANAI: CHINA ROSE

Music by HARUOMI HOSONO, words by AYUMI DATE, arranged by HARUOMI HOSONO & RYÛICHI SAKAMOTO. YUKIHIRO TAKAHASHI: drums. HARUOMI HOSONO: electric bass. RYÛICHI SAKAMOTO: keyboards. TADAOMI ANAI: latin percussion.


5 June 1980 mini 10" LP/MC (+ CD) X00 MULTIPLIES [ZOOSHOKU]

  1. Jingle "Y.M.O" 0.20 (Y.M.O.)
  2. Nice Age 3.46 [full length with abrupt ending] (music: Yukihiro Takahashi & Ryuichi Sakamoto / words: Chris Mosdell)
  3. Snakeman Show 1.56
  4. Tighten up (Japanese Gentlemen Stand up Please!) 3.42 [fades into next track] (music: Archie Bell / words: Billy Buttier)
  5. Snakeman Show 2.05
  6. Here We Go Again - Tighten up 1.08

  7. Snakeman Show 1.26
  8. Citizens of Science 4.28 [Snakeman Show interrupts beginning and end] (music: Ryuichi Sakamoto / words: Chris Mosdell)
  9. Snakeman Show 2.08
  10. Multiplies 2.56 (Elmer Bernstein & Y.M.O. *)
  11. Snakeman Show 3.45
  12. The End of Asia 1.32 [Snakeman Show interrupts beginning] (Ryuichi Sakamoto) (LP: ALFA YMO-1; MC: ALC-22001)

    (CD 25 Feb 1990: ALCA-12; CD 27 July 1994: ALCA-9041; CD cardboard sleeve 15 Jan 1998: ALCA-5218; CD 22 Sep 1999: Toshiba EMI TOCT-24236; CD cardboard sleeve 22 Jan 2003: MHCL 207; Blu-Spec CD 29 Sep 2010: MHCL 20105)

* On the original vinyl release the song credits for the song Multiplies say: Music by Elmer Bernstein. On later reissues on CD the song credits keep changing between Elmer Bernstein & YMO and YMO alone. The JASRAC database also says: Music by YMO.

21 June 1980 7" Rydeen

    Rydeen 4.25 / Cosmic Surfin' 3.51 [live version from Y.M.O. 'Public Pressure' live-LP] (ALR-701)

5 Sep 1980 coll-LP (+ CD) X00 MULTIPLIES [1979-1980]

  1. Nice Age 3.45 [soft fade-out, missing last second] [from X00 MULTIPLIES 5 June 1980]
  2. Behind the Mask 3.35 [from SOLID STATE SURVIVOR 25 Sep 1979]
  3. Rydeen 4.25 [from SOLID STATE SURVIVOR 25 Sep 1979]
  4. Day Tripper 2.39 [from SOLID STATE SURVIVOR 25 Sep 1979]

  5. Technopolis 4.14 [from SOLID STATE SURVIVOR 25 Sep 1979]
  6. Multiplies 2.56 [from X00 MULTIPLIES 5 June 1980]
  7. Citizens of Science 4.33 ['clean' version without Snakeman Show interrupting beginning and end] [from X00 MULTIPLIES 5 June 1980]
  8. Solid State Survivor 3.55 [from SOLID STATE SURVIVOR 25 Sep 1979] (LP: ALFA ALR-28004)

    (CD 10 Aug 1988: 32XA-225; CD 21 March 1992: ALCA-290; CD 27 July 1994: ALCA-9042; CD cardboard sleeve 15 Jan 1998: ALCA-5219; CD 22 Sep 1999: Toshiba EMI TOCT-24237)

15 Oct (?) 1980 commercial music (+ various artists LP/MC) Jiseiki - hirake kokoro
This noisy song was originally recorded in 1980 for a Fuji cassette commercial. The History section of a Japanese YMO fan site (http://mmw4.web.fc2.com/dbymo/history1980.html) as well as this site http://web.archive.org/web/20080321145818/http://www.interq.or.jp/yellow/ftm710/ymo/ealry/1980_10.htm say that the FUJI CASSETTE 'TECHNOPOLIS 25 o'clock' commercial went on air 15 October 1980. Credits for 'Jiseiki - hirake kokoro -' (a 1980 Fuji CF song) are: words: Haruomi Hosono. Composed [=music written by] Ryuichi Sakamoto & Yukihiro Takahashi. Arranged: Y.M.O. + Kenji Omura. Haruomi Hosono: keyboards. Ryuichi Sakamoto: keyboards. Yukihiro Takahashi: drums. Kenji Omura: guitar. Hideki Matsutake: computer programmer.

It's first release on record was in mono on 21 Feb 1981 on the Snakeman LP "ISOIDE KUCHI DE SUE!". Interestingly, the song INAUDIBLE on Kenji Ômura's album HARU HA IPPAI (aka SPRING IS NEARLY HERE), which was released on the same day as the Snakeman Show album, is very similar to the song Jiseiki - Hirake Kokoro.

Jiseiki - hirake kokoro was re-issued several times later on on various YMO compilations, both in mono and in stereo. Its first appearance in stereo was on the live 3-LP set YMO WORLD TOUR 1980 (22 May 1996). It's first digital/CD release was on 25 Jan 1999 in the YMO GIGA CAPSULE Box Set. The commercial video is on the DVD "Visual YMO: the Best".

21 Oct 1980 LP SHEENA & THE ROKKETS: CHANNEL GOOD

YMO are the backing band on the song, so it's actually a YMO track with Sheena on vocals. Music & arrangement by YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA, words by SHIGESATO ITOI. Produced by HARUOMI HOSONO & YUKIHIRO TAKAHASHI. YUKIHIRO TAKAHASHI: drums, chorus. RYÛICHI SAKAMOTO: synthesizers. HARUOMI HOSONO: keyboards, bass.

Note: A new recording of this song was released on Sheena's solo album Beautiful (16 Dec 1982). Hosono and Takahashi are playing on the album, which is produced by Hosono, but it's unclear if any of them is playing on this particular song.

20 Dec 1980 7" Tighten up

    Tighten up (Japanese Gentlemen Stand up Please!) 3.40 / Nice Age 3.38 [fade-out single version] (ALR-725)


21 March 1981 LP/MC (+ CD) BGM

  1. Ballet 4.32 (music: Yukihiro Takahashi / words: Yukihiro Takahashi & Peter Barakan)
  2. Music Plans 4.31 (music: Ryuichi Sakamoto / words: Ryuichi Sakamoto & Peter Barakan)
  3. Rap Phenomena 4.31 (music: Haruomi Hosono / words: Haruomi Hosono & Peter Barakan)
  4. Happy End 4.31 (Ryuichi Sakamoto)
  5. 1000 Knives 5.21 (Ryuichi Sakamoto)

  6. Cue 4.31 (music: Yukihiro Takahashi & Haruomi Hosono / words: Takahashi, Hosono & Barakan)
  7. U.T 4.31 (Y.M.O.)
  8. Camouflage 4.32 (music: Yukihiro Takahashi / words: Yukihiro Takahashi & Peter Barakan)
  9. Mass 4.30 (music: Haruomi Hosono / words: Haruomi Hosono & Peter Barakan)
  10. Loom 5.18 (Y.M.O. & Hideki Matsutake) (LP: ALFA ALR-28015; MC: ALC-28014)

    (CD 25 July 1984: 38XA-16; CD 25 March 1987: 32XA-141; CD 21 March 1992: ALCA-291; CD 27 July 1994: ALCA-9043; CD cardboard sleeve 15 Jan 1998: ALCA-5220; CD 22 Sep 1999: Toshiba EMI TOCT-24238; CD cardboard sleeve 22 Jan 2003: Sony MHCL-208; Blu-Spec CD 29 Sep 2010: MHCL 20106)

Recorded early 1981. 'BGM' is an ironic abbreviation for 'Background Music'.

21 April 1981 7" Cue

    Cue 4.31 / U.T 4.31 (ALR-731)
5 Sep 1981 7" Mass
    Mass 4.30 / Camouflage 4.32 (ALR-742)


21 Nov 1981 LP/MC (+CD) TECHNODELIC

  1. Pure Jam 4.30 (music: Yukihiro Takahashi / words: Yukihiro Takahashi & Peter Barakan)
  2. Neue Tanz 4.59 (Y.M.O.)
  3. Stairs 4.15 (music: Yukihiro Takahashi / words: Yukihiro Takahashi & Peter Barakan)
  4. Seoul Music 4.45 (music: Ryuichi Sakamoto & Yukihiro Takahashi / words: Ryuichi Sakamoto & Peter Barakan)
  5. Light in Darkness 3.38 (Yukihiro Takahashi & Ryuichi Sakamoto)

  6. Taiso 4.21 (music: Ryuichi Sakamoto & Yellow Magic Orchestra / words: Ryuichi Sakamoto)
  7. Gradated Grey 5.33 (music: Haruomi Hosono / words: Haruomi Hosono & Peter Barakan)
  8. Key 4.32 (music: Haruomi Hosono & Yukihiro Takahashi / words: Haruomi Hosono & Peter Barakan)
  9. Prologue 2.32 (Ryuichi Sakamoto)
  10. Epilogue 4.21 (Ryuichi Sakamoto) (LP: ALFA ALR-28030; cassette: ALC-28029)

    (CD 25 July 1984: 38XA-17; CD 25 March 1987: 32XA-142; CD 21 March 1992: ALCA-292; CD 27 July 1994: ALCA-9044; CD cardboard sleeve 15 Jan 1998: ALCA-5221; CD 22 Sep 1999: Toshiba EMI TOCT-24239; CD cardboard sleeve 22 Jan 2003: Sony MHCL-209; Blu-Spec CD 29 Sep 2010: MHCL 20107)

Recorded Aug-Oct 1981.

21 Feb 1982 7" Taiso

    Taiso 4.20 / Key 4.30 (ALR-751)


25 March 1983 7" Kimi ni munekyun

    Kimi ni munekyun 4.06 / Chaos Panic [vocal version] 4.11 (YLR-704)
CD (in 18-CD set 'Yen Box Vol. 2') YEN YEARS
This OKV excluded the lead vocals and was used by YMO in TV performances.

CD (in 17-CD set 'Yen Box Vol. 1') BONUS DISC

24 May 1983 LP (+ CD) NAUGHTY BOYS [UWAKI NA BOKURA]
  1. Kimi ni munekyun 4.06 (music: Y.M.O. / words: Takashi Matsumoto)
  2. Expected Way 4.33 (Yukihiro Takahashi)
  3. Focus 3.41 (music: Yukihiro Takahashi & Haruomi Hosono / words: Haruomi Hosono & Peter Barakan)
  4. Ongaku 3.25 (Ryuichi Sakamoto)
  5. Opened My Eyes 3.39 (music: Yukihiro Takahashi / words: Yukihiro Takahashi & Peter Barakan)

  6. You've Got To Help Yourself [Instrumental] 0.30 (Yukihiro Takahashi & Ryuichi Sakamoto)
  7. Lotus Love 4.05 (Haruomi Hosono)
  8. Kai-koh 4.26 (Ryuichi Sakamoto)
  9. Expecting Rivers 4.36 (music: Yukihiro Takahashi & Ryuichi Sakamoto / words: Yukihiro Takahashi)
  10. Wild Ambitions 5.10 (music: Haruomi Hosono & Ryuichi Sakamoto / words: Haruomi Hosono)
    (LP: ALFA YLR-28008; cassette: YLC-28008)

    (CD 25 April 1984: 38XA-6; CD 25 March 1987: 32XA-143; CD 21 March 1992: ALCA-293; CD 31 Aug 1994: ALCA-9045; CD cardboard sleeve 15 Jan 1998: ALCA-5222; CD 22 Sep 1999: Toshiba EMI TOCT-24240; 2-CD cardboard sleeve NAUGHTY BOYS + NAUGHTY BOYS INSTRUMENTAL 22 Jan 2003: Sony MHCL 210~211; Blu-Spec 2-CD NAUGHTY BOYS + NAUGHTY BOYS INSTRUMENTAL 29 Sep 2010)

Recorded Oct 1982 - March 1983.

CD (in 17-CD set 'Yen Box Vol. 1') BONUS DISC

27 July 1983 LP (+ CD) NAUGHTY BOYS INSTRUMENTAL
  1. Chaos Panic 4.11 (Haruomi Hosono)
  2. Expected Way 4.32 (Yukihiro Takahashi)
  3. Focus 3.42 (Yukihiro Takahashi & Haruomi Hosono)
  4. Kai-koh 4.26 (Ryuichi Sakamoto)
  5. Expecting Rivers 4.36 (Yukihiro Takahashi & Ryuichi Sakamoto)

  6. You've Got To Help Yourself 4.18 (Yukihiro Takahashi & Ryuichi Sakamoto)
  7. Lotus Love 4.04 (Haruomi Hosono)
  8. Ongaku 3.24 (Ryuichi Sakamoto)
  9. Opened My Eyes 3.42 (Yukihiro Takahashi)
  10. Wild Ambitions 5.10 (Haruomi Hosono & Ryuichi Sakamoto)
    (LP: ALFA YLR-20002; cassette: YLC-20002)

    (CD 25 Feb 1990: ALCA-13; CD 31 Aug 1994: ALCA-9046; CD cardboard sleeve 15 Jan 1998: ALCA-5223; CD 22 Sep 1999: Toshiba EMI TOCT-24241; 2-CD cardboard sleeve NAUGHTY BOYS + NAUGHTY BOYS INSTRUMENTAL 22 Jan 2003: Sony MHCL 210~211; Blu-Spec 2-CD NAUGHTY BOYS + NAUGHTY BOYS INSTRUMENTAL 29 Sep 2010: MHCL 20108~20109)

These are not merely the same versions without the vocals, they also sound slightly different - synth melodies take the vocals' place.

27 July 1983 non-LP 7" Kageki na shukujo

    Kageki na shukujo 4.10 / See-Through 3.37 (YLR-707)
Sep 1983 limited flexi 7" The Spirit of Techno
    YMO Comment / YMO Spot / Kageki na shukujo (Karaoke) [probably same as Yen Years version below] (cat # YMO-2)
A black vinyl 7" flexi disc that was sent to people who filled in the questionnaire (white postcard) that came with the first pressing of the LP NAUGHTY BOYS INSTRUMENTAL and the single Kageki na shukujo. Tha last day of entry was 31 Aug. Some sources say it was limited to only 200 copies.

CD (in 18-CD set 'Yen Box Vol. 2') YEN YEARS

This OKV excluded the lead vocals and was used by YMO in TV performances.

28 Sep 1983 7" You've Got To Help Yourself [Vocal version]

    You've Got To Help Yourself [Vocal version/single fade-out] 4.36 / Expecting Rivers 4.36 [Vocal version] (YLR-709)
This single version of You've Got To Help Yourself fades out about six seconds earlier than the version on the SERVICE LP.

CD (in 18-CD set 'Yen Box Vol. 2') YEN YEARS

This OKV excluded the lead vocals and was used by YMO in TV performances.

CD (in 17-CD set 'Yen Box Vol. 1') BONUS DISC

CD (in 18-CD set 'Yen Box Vol. 2') BONUS DISC MALE
All tracks are album versions, but are edited together like a "medley".


28 Sep 1983 7" Tamao Koike: Kagami no naka no jugatsu

    Kagami no naka no jugatsu 3.56 / Automne dans un miroir 3.56 (YLR-708)
Music and arrangement by YMO. Side A words by Masao Urino, side B words by Masao Urino translated by Tomoko Ebe. Side B is a 'minimalistic' version of side A. Note that YMO are the backing band for both sides, so this is actually is a genuine YMO song, but with a female singer, that is why I include it here.

CD (in 17-CD set 'Yen Box Vol. 1') BONUS DISC

CD (in 18-CD set 'Yen Box Vol. 2') BONUS DISC FEMALE
All three songs written by YMO.

CDS Sunshi Alfa Music

Written by YMO, recorded 6/83 as a demo for Tamao Koike. This CD-single was free of charge within a limited time if you bought both YEN Boxes (released in 1996) and sent in the vouchers.


14 Dec 1983 LP/MC (+ CD) SERVICE

  1. Limbo 3.31 (music: Yukihiro Takahashi & Haruomi Hosono / words: Takahashi, Hosono & Barakan)
  2. S.E.T. 4.21
  3. The Madmen 4.40 (music: Haruomi Hosono / words: Haruomi Hosono & Peter Barakan)
  4. S.E.T. 1.23
  5. Chinese Whispers 4.27 (music: Yukihiro Takahashi / words: Takahashi & Barakan)
  6. S.E.T. 4.16
  7. You've Got to Help Yourself 4.42 [Vocal version/full album version] (music: Ryuichi Sakamoto & Yukihiro Takahashi / words: Hosono & Barakan)

  8. S.E.T. + Y.M.O. 5.53
  9. Shadows on the Ground 4.20 (music: Ryuichi Sakamoto & Yukihiro Takahashi / words: Sakamoto, Takahashi & Barakan)
  10. S.E.T. 3.25
  11. See-Through 3.36 [same version as on single] (music: Y.M.O. / words: Peter Barakan)
  12. S.E.T. 4.09
  13. Perspective 5.12 (music: Ryuichi Sakamoto / words: Sakamoto & Barakan)
  14. S.E.T. 0.46 (LP: ALFA/YEN YLR-28013; cassette: YLC-28011)

    (CD 25 May 1984: 38XA-13; CD 25 March 1987: 32XA-144; CD 21 March 1992: ALCA-294; CD 31 Aug 1994: ALCA-9047; CD 15 Jan 1998: ALCA-5224 (Cardboard Sleeve); CD cardboard sleeve 22 Sep 1999: TOCT-24242; CD cardboard sleeve 22 Jan 2003: Sony MHCL-212; Blu-Spec CD 29 Sep 2010: MHCL 20110)

Recorded Sep - Oct 1983.

CD (in 18-CD set 'Yen Box Vol. 2') YEN YEARS


25 April 1984 VHD/LD (+ DVD) A Y.M.O. FILM: PROPAGANDA

A rather strange "film" based around live footage from the concerts on 12 & 13 Dec 1983 at Nippon Budokan, with some newly shot "scenes" inserted in between the live footage (see same entry in my "YMO video" discography for more detailed info). The film features two newly recorded studio tracks (which is why I include it here in my "YMO studio" discography): "Propaganda, which is basically only some background music without melody or a real rhythm, used as an intro to the film, and the rather beautiful 'M16' which is used as end theme (it sounds to me like a solo performance by Sakamoto but it was composed by all three Y.M.O. members) (M16 was recorded on 10th February 1984). "Propaganda" was included on the CD "¥en Years" in the CD box "¥EN BOX VOL. 2" that came out 18 Dec 1996, while M16 was included on a CD-single that came with the book "PERIOD - the ultimate visual data of YMO 1978-1984" (see entry at 30 Nov 1993) and then on the "UC YMO" compilation 2-CD (see entry at 6 Aug 2003).


21 Dec 1984 coll-4LP/MC SEALED

    LP 1 - Haruomi Hosono compositions:
  1. Simoon
  2. Absolute Ego Dance
  3. Insomnia
  4. Mass
  5. Gradated Grey
  6. Chaos Panic
  7. Lotus Love
  8. The Madmen
    LP 2 - Yukihiro Takahashi compositions:
  1. La Femme Chinoise
  2. Rydeen
  3. Solid State Survivor
  4. Ballet
  5. Pure Jam
  6. Camouflage
  7. Expected Way
  8. Chinese Whispers
    LP 3 - Ryuichi Sakamoto compositions:
  1. Tong Poo
  2. Technopolis
  3. Behind the Mask
  4. Citizens of Science
  5. Music Plans
  6. Prologue
  7. Epilogue
  8. Ongaku
  9. Kai-koh
  10. Perspective
    LP 4 - YMO compositions:
  1. Nice Age (Takahashi/Sakamoto)
  2. Multiplies (Elmer Bernstein and/or YMO) [info varies]
  3. Cue (Takahashi/Hosono)
  4. Taiso (Sakamoto/YMO)
  5. Key (Hosono/Takahashi)
  6. Kimi ni munekyun (YMO)
  7. Focus (Takahashi/Hosono)
  8. Kageki na shukujo (YMO)
  9. Shadows on the Ground (Sakamoto/Takahashi)
  10. You've Got to Help Yourself (Takahashi/Sakamoto) (LP: ALFA/YEN YLR-80001~80004; MC: YLC-80001~80004)
    2-CD "SEALED - CD SELECTION":
  1. Simoon
  2. Absolute Ego Dance
  3. Insomnia
  4. Mass
  5. Chaos Panic
  6. Lotus Love
  7. The Madmen
  8. La Femme Chinoise
  9. Rydeen
  10. Solid State Survivor
  11. Ballet
  12. Pure Jam
  13. Camouflage
  14. Expected Way
  15. Chinese Whispers
  1. Tong Poo
  2. Technopolis
  3. Behind the Mask
  4. Citizens of Science
  5. Music Plans
  6. Ongaku
  7. Kai-koh
  8. Perspective
  9. Nice Age
  10. Multiplies
  11. Cue
  12. Taiso
  13. Key
  14. Kimi ni munekyun
  15. Kageki na shukujo
  16. You've Got to Help Yourself (2-CD 10 Aug 1988: 50XA-221~222; reissue 2-CD 31 Aug 1994: ALCA-9053~9054)
25 Feb 1986 coll-CD Y.M.O. BEST SELECTION [1979-1982]
  1. Rydeen
  2. Behind the Mask
  3. Cosmic Surfin'
  4. Tong Poo
  5. Technopolis
  6. 1000 Knives
  7. Taiso
  8. Nice Aga
  9. Key
  10. Day Tripper
  11. U.T
  12. Seoul Music
  13. Cue (32XA-51; reissue CD 11 Sep 1990: ALCA-61)
28 Nov 1987 coll-2CD Y.M.O. HISTORY
  1. Tong Poo
  2. La Femme Chinoise
  3. Technopolis
  4. Rydeen
  5. Nice Age
  6. Multiplies
  7. Tighten up
  8. Cue
  9. Mass
  10. Ballet
  1. Taiso
  2. Pure Jam
  3. Neue Tanz
  4. Kimi ni munekyun
  5. Chaos Panic
  6. Kageki na shukujo
  7. Chinese Whispers
  8. You’ve Got to Help Yourself
  9. Firecracker (1986 Remix) 5.34 [from Y.M.O. MEGA MIX]
  10. Behind the Mask (1986 Remix) 5.29 [Y.M.O. MEGA MIX] (2-CD: ALCA 50XA-191~192; reissue 2-CD 21 Sep 1991: ALCA-198~199)
21 July 1992 coll-CD KYORETSU NA RHYTHM
  1. Lotus Love 4.05
  2. Chaos Panic 4.11 [vocal version]
  3. Key 4.33
  4. Cue 4.32
  5. Computer Games 1.46 (US Remix)
  6. Firecracker 4.52 (US Remix)
  7. Pure Jam 4.31
  8. Jingle "YMO" 0.20
  9. Nice Age 3.43
  10. Snakeman Show 1.56
  11. Tighten up (Japanese Gentlemen Stand up Please!) 3.41
  12. Snakeman Show 2.00
  13. Rydeen 4.25
  14. YMO in the 090s - The Pete Lorimer Remix (Long Version) 13.13 [medley]
  15. Nice Age (The TF Production Remix) 6.24 [remixed by YUKIHIRO FUKUTOMI and YASUHIKO TERADA]
    (ALCA 331; reissue CD 31 Aug 1994: ALCA-9059)
21 Aug 1992 coll-5-CD TECHNO BIBLE Y.M.O.
    Disc 1 - The Early (1978-1980):
  1. Rydeen
  2. Absolute Ego Dance
  3. Mad Pierrot (US Remix)
  4. Tong Poo
  5. Behind the Mask
  6. Nice Age
  7. Citizens of Science
  8. Technopolis
  9. Tighten up
  10. La Femme Chinoise (US Remix)
  11. Insomnia
  12. Simoon (US Remix)
  13. Firecracker (US Remix) [without 'computer game' noises]
    Disc 2 - The Middle (1980-1981):
  1. Jiseiki - hirake kokoro - (mono)
  2. Cue
  3. Key
  4. Neue Tanz
  5. Seoul Music
  6. Camouflage
  7. Rap Phenomena
  8. Taiso
  9. U.T.
  10. Light in Darkness
  11. Music Plans
  12. Mass
  13. 1000 Knives
  14. Pure Jam
    Disc 3 - The Later (1983):
  1. Wild Ambitions
  2. Lotus Love
  3. Ongaku
  4. The Madmen
  5. Kimi ni munekyun
  6. See-Through
  7. Kai-koh
  8. Limbo
  9. Shadows on the Ground
  10. Chaos Panic [vocal version]
  11. Kageki na shukujo
  12. Perspective
  13. You’ve Got to Help Yourself
    Disc 4 - The Live (1979-1983):
  1. Propaganda
  2. Tong Poo
  3. Solid State Survivor
  4. Ballet
  5. Cosmic Surfin’
  6. Rocket Factory
  7. Day Tripper
  8. Radio Junk
  9. Zai kung tong shonen
  10. Behind the Mask
  11. Technopolis
  12. 1000 Knives
  13. End of Asia
  14. Firecracker
    Disc 5 - Remixes and Rare Tracks (1978-1992):
  1. Tong Poo (The Orb Remix) 9.49
  2. Computer Games (Mark Gamble Micro-Mix IV) 2.02
  3. Multiplies (The Altern 8 Remix - 12" version) 6.04
  4. Pure Jam (The Sideways Remix) 7.52
  5. Rydeen (The Graham Massey Remix - long version) 7.06
  6. Neue Tanz (The Something Wonderful Remix) 5.33
  7. Light in Darkness (The 808 State Remix - Ambient Reprise) 1.33
  8. Tong Poo (special D.J copy 1978) 6.10
  9. Firecracker (special D.J copy 1978) 4.55
  10. Technopolis (single mix version 1979) 3.53
  11. Tighten up (A&M Mix 1980 - The Jeff Ayeroff & John Beverly Jones Remix) 3.10
  12. The Madmen (live) 5.13 [AFTER SERVICE out-take]
  13. Chinese Whispers (live) 4.16 [AFTER SERVICE out-take]
  14. Shadows on the Ground (live) 4.28 [AFTER SERVICE out-take]
  15. Perspective (live) 5.13 [AFTER SERVICE out-take] (ALCA ALCA-371~374, H12-19)


28 April 1993 3" CDM Pocketful of Rainbows

  1. Pocketful of Rainbows 4.22 (Japanese single version) [edit of album version]
  2. Hi-Tech Hippies 4.23
  3. Pocketful of Rainbows 4.36 (English version) [remix/edit of album version] (CD-maxi: TODT 3040)
26 May 1993 CD TECHNODON
  1. Be a Superman 5.19 (Sakamoto/Takahashi)
  2. Nanga def? 5.09 (music: Y.M.O. / lyrics: Sakamoto)
  3. Floating Away 6.44 (music: Takahashi/Hosono / lyrics: William Gibson)
  4. Dolphinicity 5.11 (Hosono)
  5. High-Tech Hippies 4.23 (Y.M.O.)
  6. I tre merli 6.04 (Y.M.O.)
  7. Nostalgia 4.48 (Sakamoto)
  8. Silence of Time 5.39 (music: Sakamoto/Takahashi / lyrics: Sakamoto)
  9. Waterford 5.37 (Sakamoto/Takahashi)
  10. O.K. 4.28 (music: Hosono/Takahashi / lyrics: Hosono)
  11. Chance 4.56 (Sakamoto)
  12. Pocketful of Rainbows 4.59 (Fred Wise/Ben Weisman; Japanese lyrics by Reiko Yukawa)
    (Toshiba-ENI TOCT-8010; reissue CD 22 Sep 1999: TOCT-24245; reissue CD 27 July 2011: TOCT-27087)
Recorded Nov 1992 - March 1993. The 2001 reissue CD (TOCT-27087) includes a bonus track: Pocketful of Rainbows (English Version).

21 July 1993 7" singles box CUBIC - YMO ANALOG SINGLE BOX

    (ALKA-1~9)
Contains nine vinyl singles (YMO's first nine singles).

25 Aug 1993 3" CDM Be a Superman

  1. Be a Superman 5.19
  2. Tong Poo (live) 5.23
  3. Firecracker (live) 3.36 (3" CD-maxi 25 Aug 1993: TODT 3095)
The two live tracks are from the album TECHNODON LIVE (see my YMO Live discography).

21 Sep 1993 CD-singles box CUBIC - YMO CD SINGLE BOX

    (ALDA-91~100)
Contains ten CD singles (YMO's first nine singles plus an extra unique 1-track CD single "See-Through (Brian Eno Remix)". This remix was also included on the CD "¥en Years" in the CD box "¥EN BOX VOL. 2" that came out 18 Dec 1996.

30 Nov 1993 book + CD-single PERIOD - the ultimate visual data of YMO 1978-1984

  1. Tong Poo (live 7 Nov 1980 at A&M Chaplin Memorial Studio, Los Angeles) 4.12
  2. M16 (4.11) (book + 3" CD-single: PERIOD-1)
"M16" is from the film PROPAGANDA (see entry at 25 April 1984)

21 Jan 1994 13-LP Box YMO LP BOX

23 March 1994 4-CD TECHNODON BOX COLLECTION - FINAL EDITION
13 Dec 1995 coll-2CD OVER SEAS COLLECTION
  1. Computer Game (Theme from the Invaders)/Firecracker (UK 7" version)
  2. Yellow Magic (Tong Poo) (UK 7" version)
  3. Cosmic Surfin’ (UK 7" version)
  4. Mad Pierrot (UK 7" version)
  5. La Femme Chinoise (UK 7" version)
  6. Technopolis (LP version - from UK 7")
  7. Behind the Mask (LP version - from Italian 7")
  8. Day Tripper (LP version - from Argentinan 7")
  9. Jingle YMO/Nice Age (LP version - from Dutch 12")
  10. Multiplies (LP version - from Portugese 7")
  11. Tighten up (US 12" version) 5.45 [1 min longer edit than LP + merged with "Here We Go Again - Tighten up"]
  12. Citizens of Science (LP version - from US 7")
  13. Cue (LP version - from US promo 12")
  14. 1000 Knives (LP version - from US promo 12")
  1. Rydeen (UK 7" version)
  2. Absolute Ego Dance (LP version - from UK 7")
  3. Pure Jam (LP version - from Spanish 7")
  4. Light in Darkness (LP version - from Spanish 7")
  5. Taiso (LP version - from Australian 7")
  6. Epilogoe (LP version - from Australian 7")
  7. The Madmen (German 7" version)
  8. You’ve Got to Help Yourself (LP version - from German 7")
  9. Firecracker (US 7" version)
  10. Cosmic Surfin’ (US 7" version)
  11. Tighten up (US monaural 7" version)
  12. Yellow Magic (Tong Poo) (US 7" version) (ALCA-5056-5057)
26 Sep 1996 coll-2CD TWINS - SUPER BEST OF YMO
  1. Computer Game ³Theme from the Circus² 1.47
  2. Firecracker 4.50
  3. Yellow Magic (Tong Poo) 6.14
  4. La Femme Chinoise 5.51
  5. Mad Pierrot 4.21
  6. Behind the Mask 3.35
  7. Day Tripper 2.39
  8. Technopolis 4.10
  9. Rydeen 4.25
  10. Solid State Survivor 3.57
  11. Nice Age 3.46
  12. Citizens of Science 4.33
  13. Tighten up (Japanese Gentlemen Stand up Please!) 3.41
  14. Multiplies 2.57
  15. Ballet 4.33
  16. Music Plans 4.33
  17. U.T 4.31
  18. Cue 4.31
  1. Pure Jam 4.29
  2. Seoul Music 4.454
  3. Taiso 4.20
  4. Key 4.32
  5. Kimi ni munekyun 4.06
  6. Ongaku 3.25
  7. Expecting Rivers 4.37
  8. Lotus Love 4.05
  9. Kai-koh 4.26
  10. Chaos Panic [vocal version] 4.11
  11. Kageki na shukujo 4.10
  12. You've Got to Help Yourself 4.43
  13. Limbo 3.30
  14. Shadows on the Ground 4.20
  15. See-Through 3.37
  16. Perspective 5.11
  17. Prologue 2.31
  18. Epilogue 4.21 (ALCA-5105~5106; reissue 2-CD 27 Aug 1997: ALCA-5199~5200)
1 July 1998 2-CD-ROM SELFSERVICE

    CD-single - included with first pressings only:
  1. Behind the Mask (live 7 Nov 1980 at A&M Chaplin Memorial Studio, Los Angeles)
  2. Rydeen (live 7 Nov 1980 at A&M Chaplin Memorial Studio, Los Angeles)
Contains the music from all 12 YMO albums from the 70s and 80s, rare live tracks, 100 samples and the possibility to remix (and save) 5 YMO songs: RYDEEN, TECHNOPOLIS, BEHIND THE MASK, TONG POO and SOLID STATE SURVIVOR, and much more.

26 Aug 1998 coll-CD THE ICHIBAN PRESENTS WE LOVE YMO

  1. Cosmic Surfin¹ 4.52
  2. Firecracker 4.51
  3. Tong Poo 6.16
  4. Technopolis 4.14 [LP version]
  5. Rydeen 4.26
  6. Behind the Mask 3.36
  7. Solid State Survivor 3.58
  8. Nice Age 3.46
  9. Tighten up (Japanese Gentlemen Stand up Please!) 3.40
  10. 1000 Knives 5.22
  11. Cue 4.32
  12. Taiso 4.21
  13. Kimi ni munekyun 4.07
  14. Kageki na shukujo 4.10
  15. You've Got to Help Yourself 4.44 (ALCA-5246)
25 Jan 1999 DVD+CD-ROM YMO GIGA CAPSULE
    (BBBE-1026)
The DVD-ROM side is an updated/advanced version of the SELFSERVICE 2-CD-ROM with slightly altered contents. For the DVD side, see "YMO on video".

22 Sep 1999 coll 2-CD YMO GO HOME! - The Complete Best of the Y.M.O.

  1. Jingle "Y.M.O."
  2. Rydeen
  3. Behind the Mask
  4. Insomnia
  5. Cue
  6. U.T.
  7. Nice Age
  8. Taiso
  9. Cosmic Surfin' (live)
  10. You've Got to Help Yourself (vocal SERVICE version)
  11. Pocketful of Rainbows (Japanese single version) 4.22
  12. Tong Poo (special DJ mix)
  13. La Femme Chinoise (acoustic version) 2.24 [previously unreleased]
  14. Firecracker
  1. Xoo Multiplies
  2. Tighten up
  3. Simoon
  4. Citizens of Science
  5. Camouflage
  6. Gradated Grey
  7. Pure Jam
  8. Lotus Love
  9. Kimi ni munekyun
  10. Shadows on the Ground
  11. Be a Superman
  12. Where Have All the Flowers Gone? (acoustic version) 3.19 [previously unreleased]
  13. Technopolis
  14. The End of Asia (no talk dub mix) [no talk in the beginning]
    (Toshiba EMI TOCT-24231~24232; reissue 2-CD 21 March 2007: MHCL 1043~1044)
The two previously unreleased acoustic songs were recorded with a mandolin (Sakamoto) and two acoustic guitars (Hosono & Takahashi) in the studio for playback at a show 23 April 1980 in Tokyo on the occasion of the launch of the first issue of the SHAGAKU magazine. Apparently they were playback so that YMO were free to do some sort of theatrical act (or sketch or parody) on stage. A third acoustic track (Green Back Doller) was included on the live 2005 CD "ONE MORE YMO" but as a "real" live track with audience noise etc (although that, too, was performed as playback).

3 April 2002 various artists CD HARUOMI HOSONO PRESENTS STRANGE FLOWERS Vol. 1

Note: This version is different than the one on AUDIO SPONGE.

19 Sep 2002 CD SKETCH SHOW: AUDIO SPONGE

  1. Turn Turn 4.30 (Words & Music by YT & HH / Arr. by Tôwa Tei & Sketch Show)
  2. Wonderful To Me 5.35 (Words by YT & HH / Music by RS, YT & HH)
  3. Microtalk (Instrumental) 5.01 (Music by YT, HH & Yasuo Kimoto)
  4. Wilson 5.16 (Words by YT / Music by YT & HH / Chorus Arr. by Hiroko Shigezumi)
  5. Supreme Secret 3.00 (Words by YT & HH / Music by RS, YT & HH)
  6. Do You Want To Marry Me 3.47 (Words by Corinne Tulipe / Music by Michel Magne)
  7. Gokigen ikaga 1. 2. 3. [new album version] 4.11 (Words by Snakeman Show / Music by HH)
  8. Reform (Instrumental) 3.41 (Music by YT & HH)
  9. Flying George 4.34 (Words by YT / Additional Words by Tomoko Yoshihashi / Music by YT & HH)
  10. Turn Down Day 3.22 (Words & Music by David Blume & Paul Jerry Keller)
  11. Return 3.49 (Words & Music by YT & HH)
  12. Theme from a Summer Place 5.58 (Words by Mack Discant / Music by Max Steiner) (Daisyworld, CTCR-14224)
Produced by Sketch Show.

26 Feb 2003 mini-CD SKETCH SHOW: TRONIKA

  1. Ekot 5.35
  2. Chronograph 5.06
  3. Snow #1 (1.22)
  4. Night Talker 4.52
  5. Snow #2 (1.06)
  6. Ohotzka 4.09
  7. Chronograph (Cornelius Remix) 5.53
  8. Snow #3 (1.49)
  9. Ekot (Cornelius Remix) 6.04
  10. Ekot (CD-Extra: Video Clip) (Daisyworld, CTCR-40156)
Words & music by Sketch Show, produced by Audio Sponge.

29 March 2003 12" Sketch Show: Ekot

    Ekot/Chronograph (Daisyworld, RR12-88399)
25 July 2003 various artists 12" Space Invaders Vol. 2
    Sketch Show: Back in the Space Again 0.59 (Written by Haruomi Hosono / Produced by Sketch Show) (SBLEP 51)
30 July 2003 various artists tribute CD SPACE INVADERS
http://www.cdjournal.com/main/news/news.php?nno=4837
A tribute CD celebrating the 25th anniversary of the game being released in Japan. Other artists included are KEN ISHII, TEI TOWA, CO-FUSION vs REBUS TAPE, MALAWI ROCKS vs K.SOBAJIMA, TOBY vs MIJK VAN DIJK (from Germany), KAGAMI, DJ SHUFFLEMASTER vs CHESTER BEATTY, Q'HEY vs MARCO VAILLY, KO KIMURA, SHINKAWA, DJ SHINGO, DJ YAMA vs DJ ZANK. This CD will be released UK & EU in October through the UK company Third Ear.

6 Aug 2003 coll 2-CD UC [ULTIMATE COLLECTION] YMO

  1. Computer Game (Theme from the circus) 1.47
  2. Firecracker 4.51
  3. Tong Poo 6.14
  4. La Femme Chinoise 5.51
  5. Technopolis 3.51 [single remix]
  6. Insomnia 4.57
  7. Rydeen 4.24
  8. Behind the Mask 3.36
  9. Solid State Survivor 3.59
  10. Radio Junk 4.17 [live at the Bottom Line, New York, 6 Nov 1979]
  11. Jingle "Y.M.O." 0.19
  12. Nice Age 3.46 [version with abrupt ending]
  13. Tighten Up (Japanese Gentlemen Stand up Please!) 3.41
  14. The End of Asia 1.32 [version without Snakeman Show conversation in the beginning]
  15. Citizens of Science 4.33 [MULTIPLIES Version]
  16. Jiseiki - hirake kokoro - (stereo) 3.25
  1. Cue 4.31
  2. Ballet 4.33
  3. U.T. 4.31
  4. Gradated Grey 5.32
  5. Taiso 4.20
  6. Lover Come Back To Me 1.03 [sung by Mari Nakamoto; from a TV performance in "Music Fair" programme 15 April 1982] [note: original length was 1 min 45 sec, this version fades out earlier for some reason]
  7. Kimi ni Mune Kyun 4.06
  8. Chaos Panic 4.12 [vocal B-side version]
  9. Ongaku 3.26
  10. Lotus Love 4.04
  11. Kai-kou 4.26
  12. Kageki na Shukujo 4.10
  13. The Madmen 4.40
  14. You've Got To Help Yourself 4.43
  15. Perspective 5.14
  16. M-16 4.11 [from 'Propaganda' video]
  17. Pocketful of Rainbows 4.59 [album version]
  18. Behind the Mask (SEIKO QUARTS commercial 1978 version) 2.15 (Sony Music MHCL 295-6; Blu-spec CD 19 Aug 2009: MHCL 20032~20033)
Info at http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/Music/Info/ymo/. Also available as Super Audio CDs (MHGL-1 / 3,495 yen) and as a limited edition set (MHCL-291~292 / 20,000 yen) with: YMO Stage Shirt and Bandana The World Tour 1980 'From Tokio to Tokyo' (designed by Yukihiro Takahshi); photo album with previously unreleased photos; greeting card from Yukihiro Takahashi; see-through Box; super picture CD only for this limited edition CD-set.

25 Sep 2003 various artists CD-Extra AUDIO SPONGE 1

'Human Audio Sponge' are Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi.

27 Nov 2003 CD-Extra SKETCH SHOW: LOOPHOLE

  1. Mars 4.15 (Words by Sketch Show / Music by Sketch Show & Ryûichi Sakamoto)
  2. Wiper 4.32 (Words by Sketch Show / Music by Sketch Show)
  3. Chronograph 5.06 (Words by Sketch Show / Music by Sketch Show)
  4. Plankton (Instrumental) 4.08 (Music by Sketch Show)
  5. Flakes 5.16 (Words by Yukihiro Takahashi & MEG / Music by Sketch Show)
  6. Attention Tokyo 3.23 (Words by Sketch Show / Music by Sketch Show & Ryûichi Sakamoto)
  7. Night Talker (Safety Scissors Mix) 4.32 (Words & Music by Sketch Show)
  8. Traum 6.6 (5.26) (Words by Yukihiro Takahashi & MEG / Music by Sketch Show)
  9. Scotoma (Instrumental) 3.10 (Music by Sketch Show)
  10. Fly Me To the River 4.35 (Words & Music by Sketch Show)
  11. Ekot (Cornelius Mix by Keigo Oyamada) 6.07 (Words & Music by Sketch Show)
  12. Stella 4.09 (Words by Haruomi Hosono / Music by Sketch Show) (Japanese CD: CTCR-14278, European/UK CD May 2004: Third ear 3ECD 023))
Tracks 1,2,3,6 & 11: Swedish words translation by Chiho Shibaoka. Produced by Sketch Show.

28 Jan 2004 12" Sketch Show: Loopholes

    Mars / Flakes // Attention Tokyo / Plankton (Daisyworld, RR12-88437)
24 March 2005 8-CD set L-R TRAX [Live and Rare Tracks]
    (CD 1-7: Live CDs - see YMO live)

    CD 8: Rare Tracks and More:

  1. Tong Poo (Special D.J. Copy) 6.07
  2. Firecracker (Special D.J. Copy) 4.52
  3. Jiseiki - hirake kokoro - (mono) 3.21
  4. Tighten Up (Japanese Gentlemen Stand Up Please!) (US 12" Version) 5.45 [OVER SEAS COLLECTION version]
  5. Behind the Mask (Live 7 Nov 1980 at A&M Chaplin Memorial Studio, L.A.)
  6. The Madmen (AFTER SERVICE Outtake, live 12/13/22 Dec 1983 at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo)
  7. Chinese Whispers (AFTER SERVICE Outtake, live 12/13/22 Dec 1983 at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo)
  8. Shadows on the Ground (AFTER SERVICE Outtake, live 12/13/22 Dec 1983 at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo)
  9. Perspective (AFTER SERVICE Outtake, live 12/13/22 Dec 1983 at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo)
  10. Where Have All the Flowers Gone? (Acoustic Version) [performed as playback 23 April 1980 at the SHAGAKU Event, Nippon Budokan]
  11. La Femme Chinoise (Acoustic Version) [performed as playback 23 April 1980 at the SHAGAKU Event]
  12. Pocketful of Rainbows (English Version) 4.36
  13. Cosmic Surfin¹ (pre-YMO Version) [= from Hosono LP "PACIFIC" 1978]
  14. Y.M.O. Mega Mix 10.52 [from 12"/CD-maxi 1986]
    (8-CD 'long case box' with 80-page book 24 March 2005: MHCL 501~508)
22 Aug 2007 CDS HASYMO: Rescue
  1. HASYMO: Rescue 3.35
  2. Yellow Magic Orchestra: Rydeen 79/07 (5.21)(CD-single: RZCM-45642)
Rescue: music by Hosono/Takahashi/Sakamoto, words by Hosono/Takahashi/Chiho Shibaoka, arranged by HASYMO.

17 Oct 2007 various artists soundtrack CD+DVD / 2-CD+DVD EX MACHINA

    Regular CD+DVD edition
    CD:
    03. HASYMO: Rescue 3.35
    10. HASYMO: Method 1.35
    11. HASYMO: Weather 3.35
    Special limited 2-CD+DVD edition
    2-CD:
    03. HASYMO: Rescue 3.35
    10. HASYMO: Method 1.35
    11. HASYMO: Weather 3.35
Only HASYMO's contributions are listed here. The 'Complete Edition' 2CD + DVD includes the original music score (by TETSUYA TAKAHASHI) of the animated movie on a separate CD.

6 Aug 2008 soundtrack CD TOKYO

From the film/DVD "PIECES OF TOKYO!". The song TOKYO TOWN PAGES is played during the end credits of the movie.

6 Aug 2008 CDS HASYMO: The City of Light

  1. The City of Light 4.29
  2. Tokyo Town Pages 5.06
  3. The City of Light (Ambient) 4.53
  4. Tokyo Town Pages (Ambient) 5.01 (CD-single: Commons/Avex Entertainment RZCM-45845)
TBS "News 23" Theme Song. "The City of Light": music by Sakamoto/Takahashi/Hosono, words by Takahashi/Kyoko Amatatsu/Sakamoto. "Tokyo Town Pages" written by Sakamoto/Takahashi/Hosono.

23 Jan 2009 MP3 Good Morning, Good Night

Made for NTT Docomo N-04A. Was available as free download for some time. Also several shorter ringtones were available.

21 April 2010 book+CD COMMONS: SCHOLA Vol.5 - Yukihiro Takahashi & Haruomi Hosono Selections: Drums & Bass

A 120 page book + a CD on Commons (Sakamoto's own label) containing 15 songs (mainly old soul songs) including two new YMO songs, a cover of Hello Goodbye by The Beatles and a cover of Thank You for Talking To Me Africa by Sly & The Family Stone with vocals by Crystal Kay.

http://www.commmonsmart.com:80/detail/Goods507.html

15 June 2011 coll-CD YMO

  1. Firecracker 4.51 [from YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA (US mix), 1979]
  2. Cosmic Surfin' 4.28 [from YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA (US mix), 1979]
  3. La Femme Chinoise 5.58 [from YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA (US mix), 1979]
  4. Tong Poo (live 16 Oct 1979 at The Venue, London) [from 2-CD "FAKER HOLIC - YMO WORLD TOUR LIVE", 1991]
  5. Day Tripper (live 6 Nov 1979 live at the Bottom Line, N.Y.) [from 2-CD "FAKER HOLIC - YMO WORLD TOUR LIVE", 1991]
  6. Behind the Mask 3.35 [from SOLID STATE SURVIVOR, 1979]
  7. Rydeen 4.25 [from SOLID STATE SURVIVOR, 1979]
  8. Tighten up (Japanese Gentlemen Stand up Please!) 3.42 [from X00 MULTIPLIES, 1980]
  9. U.T 4.31 [from BGM, 1981]
  10. 1000 Knives 5.21 [from BGM, 1981]
  11. Mass 4.30 [from BGM, 1981]
  12. Camouflage 4.32 [from BGM, 1981]
  13. Light in Darkness 3.38 [from TECHNODELIC, 1981]
  14. Epilogue 4.21 [from TECHNODELIC, 1981]
  15. Key (live 13 Dec 1983 at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo) [from 2-CD "COMPLETE SERVICE", 1992]
  16. Nanga Def? 5.09 [from TECHNODON, 1993]
  17. Tokyo Town Pages 5.06 [from 'HASYMO' CD-EP "The City of Light", 2008] (Sony Music Japan)
25 Jan 2012 charity digital single/CDS Japan United with Music: All You Need Is Love
  1. All You Need Is Love
  2. All You Need Is Love (video) (CD-single 7 March 2012: XNAP-00001/B)
All the proceeds will go to the victims of the 2011 earthquake/tsunami in Japan.
http://www.japan-united-with-music.jp/


Copyright (c) 1996-11-02 Jonas Wårstad.

Last update 2012-01-17.

Thanks a lot to Theo Spadlo for veryfying all info systematically.
Also thanks to Jun Okamoto, Hiroshi Murata, Nicholas D. Kent and Yuji Tanaka for helping me in the past.


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