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YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA

- ON VIDEO (VHS/LD/DVD) -


Video filmed 1979

5 Dec 1982 VHS YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA [4 Aug 1979]

  1. Castalia [studio version - played as background music only]
  2. Tong Poo (live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles)
  3. Cosmic Surfin' (live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles)
  4. 1000 Knives (live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles)
  5. Radio Junk [live version - played as background music only]
    (CSM 808, 26 min.)
5 Feb 1983 VHS COMPUTER GAME
  1. Computer Game ~ Firecracker [video clip]
  2. Technopolis [video clip]
  3. Rydeen [video clip]
  4. Solid State Survivor [studio version - played as background music only]
  5. Behind the Mask (live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles)
    (CSM 809, 22 min.)
21 Jan 1985 VHS YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA [4 Aug 1979 + video clips]
  1. Castalia [studio version - played as background music only]
  2. Tong Poo (live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles)
  3. Cosmic Surfin' (live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles)
  4. 1000 Knives (live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles)
  5. Radio Junk [live version - played as background music only]
  6. Computer Game ~ Theme from the Circus [video clip]
  7. Firecracker [video clip]
  8. Technopolis [video clip]
  9. Rydeen [video clip]
  10. Solid State Survivor [studio version - played as background music only]
  11. Behind the Mask (live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles)
    (CSMV 0043, 46 min; reissue 27 May 1998: ALVA-8016)
21 Aug 1992 VHS/LD HURRAH [1 Nov 1979]
  1. Rydeen
  2. Behind the Mask
  3. La femme Chinoise
  4. Technopolis
  5. Firecracker
  6. Day Tripper
  7. Solid State Survivor
  8. Zai kung tong shonen
  9. BGM TV-CF
  10. Rydeen (live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles)
    (VHS: ALVA-83; laser disc 21 Sep 1992: ALLA-83; reissue 20 March 1996: ALVA-9701/ALLA-9701)
All tracks recorded live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York, except where noted. 43 min.

22 Sep 1999 VHS/LD (+ DVD) COMPLETE HURRAH [1 Nov 1979]

  1. Castalia [studio version - played as background music only]
  2. Rydeen
  3. Behind the Mask
  4. Radio Junk
  5. Solid State Survivor
  6. Zai kung tong shonen
  7. Tong poo
  8. Day Tripper
  9. 1000 Knives
  10. Rocket Factory
  11. La femme Chinoise
  12. Firecracker
  13. Cosmic Surfin'
  14. Technopolis (VHS/laser disc: TOVF-1320/TOLF-1320; DVD 26 April 2000: TOBF-5025)
All tracks recorded live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York. 73 min.

26 April 2000 DVD/VHS (YMO 1979) TRANS ATLANTIC TOUR

  1. Intro [BGM 1: Rydeen]
  2. Opening [BGM 2: castalia] 3.51
  3. Behind the Mask (live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles)
  4. Cosmic Surfin' (live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles)
  5. Rydeen (live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles)
  6. 1000 Knives (live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles)
  7. Tong Poo (live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles)
  8. Credits [BGM 3: Computer Game - Theme from the Circus (U.S. Mix)]
  9. Private shot in Transatlantic Tour [BGM 4: Radio Junk (live 6 Nov 1979 at The Bottom Line, New York)] 3.52
  10. Private shot in London [BGM 5: La femme Chinoise (live 18 Oct 1979 at Theatre le Palace, Paris)] 5.52
  11. Private shot in Paris [BGM 6: Technopolis (live 18 Oct 1979 at Theatre le Palace, Paris)] 5.03
  12. Radio Junk (live 18 Oct 1979 at Theatre le Palace, Paris) 4.30
  13. Private shot in New York [BGM 7: Cosmic Surfin' (live 6 Nov 1979 at The Bottom Line, New York)] 3.26
  14. Behind the Mask (live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York)
  15. Zai kung tong shonen (live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York)
  16. Technopolis (live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York)
  17. Solid State Survivor (live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York)
  18. Day Tripper (live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York)
  19. Firecracker (live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York)
  20. Credits [BGM 8: Insomnia]
  21. Private photo in Transatlantic Tour - World tour offshot [BGM 9: Cocmis Surfin' (U.S. Mix)]
  22. Private photo in Transatlantic Tour - Greek Theatre [BGM 10: Simoon (U.S. Mix)]
  23. Private photo in Transatlantic Tour - Bottom Line [BGM 11: Tong Poo (U.S. Mix)]
  24. Private photo in Transatlantic Tour - Hurrah [BGM 12: Mad Pierrot (U.S. Mix)] (DVD: TOBF-5024; VHS: TOVF-1342)
DVD: 95 min. VHS: 86 min. Note: The VHS version is missing Radio Junk (live 18 Oct 1979) and the "Private photo in Transatlantic Tour" part, but is said to contain footage of the songs CASTALIA, RYDEEN and BEHIND THE MASK from the ThÚatre Le Palace concert in Paris.


Video filmed 1980

21 Sep 1993 VHS/LD LIVE AT BUDOKAN 1980

  1. Introduction (Rydeen)
  2. Riot in Lagos
  3. The End of Asia
  4. Behind the Mask
  5. Nice Age
  6. Rydeen
  7. Maps
  8. La femme Chinoise
  9. Citizens of Science
  10. Solid State Survivor
  11. Radio Junk
  12. Kang Tong Boy
  13. Firecracker
  14. Tighten Up
  15. Cosmic Surfin'
  16. 1000 Knives (VHS/laser disc: ALVA-105/ALLA-105; reissue 24 May 1995: ALVA-9706/ALLA-9706)
Recorded live 27 Dec 1980 at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo. 72 min.


Video filmed 1981

21 April 1983 VHS (+ LD/DVD) WINTER LIVE '81

  1. Prologue
  2. Pure Jam
  3. Light in Darkness
  4. Camouflage
  5. Stairs
  6. Neue Tanz
  7. Happy End
  8. Music Plans
  9. Cue
  10. Taiso
  11. Cosmic Surfinĺ
  12. Epilogue (VHS: 96ZM 26; reissue VHS/LD 1 Nov 1989: CSVM 133/CSLM 133; reissue VHS/LD 22 Nov 1995: ALVA-8005/ALLA-8005; DVD 20 Nov 1999: SRBL-1033)
Recorded live 22-24 Dec 1981 at Koma Gekijo, Shinjuku (Tokyo). 57 min.


Video filmed 1983

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

  1. Propaganda 5.32 [studio recording]
  2. Yellow Magic (Tong Poo)
  3. Behind the Mask
  4. Solid State Survivor
  5. Ballet
  6. La femme Chinoise
  7. Kageki na shukujo
  8. Ongaku
  9. Wild Ambitions
  10. Chinese Whispers
  11. Kai-Koh
  12. Key
  13. Technopolis/Rydeen
  14. M16 [studio recording] (VHS: V148F8002; VHS Beta: X148F8002; VHD: VHM78001; laser disc: G78M0009; reissue VHS/LD 21 May 1993: PCVA-50021/PCVP-50021/PCLP-50021/PCLP-00445; DVD 18 July 2001: PCBA-50052)
83 min. A rather strange "film" based around live footage from the concerts on 12 & 13 Dec 1983 at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo. The rest of the film Propaganda was shot in 1984 at various locations:
11 January: Enoshima Aquarium (Hosono)
12 January: Enoshima Aquarium (Hosono)
14 January: Chiba, Kamogawa flower center (Sakamoto)
15 January: Miura Peninsula, Aburatsubo (Sakamoto)
16 January: Yokohama, Negishi racecourse (Hosono, Sakamoto, Takahashi)
17 January: Toshir˘ Mifune Productions (Hosono, Sakamoto, Takahashi)
20 January: Tateyama, Heisaura beach (Hosono, Sakamoto, Takahashi)
22 January: Tokyo Electric Power Station in the basement of the Hamamatsuch˘ World Trade Center (Takahashi)
23 January: Toshir˘ Mifune Productions (Takahashi)
28 January: (former) Nakano prison (Hosono, Sakamoto, Takahashi)

25 June 1985 various artists VHS (+ LD) YEN SOTSUGYď KINEN VIDEO ["YEN MEMORIAL VIDEO"]

21 March 1993 VHS/LD YMO DENSETSU
  1. Propaganda
  2. Tong Poo
  3. Behind the Mask
  4. Ongaku
  5. La femme Chinoise
  6. Shadows on the Ground
  7. The Madmen
  8. Expecting Rivers
  9. Kai-Koh
  10. See-Through
  11. Key
  12. Firecracker
  13. Technopolis
  14. Rydeen (VHS/laser disc: ALVA-91/ALLA-91; reissue 24 May 1995: ALVA-9703/ALLA-9703)
Recorded live 22 Dec 1983 at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo. 60 min.


Video compilations (filmed 1979-1983)

21 Dec 1992 VHS/LD HI-TECH VIDEO CRIME

  1. Camouflage (Mark Gamble Micro-Mix [I])
  2. Taiso (Video clip)
  3. Computer Game (Mark Gamble Micro-Mix [IV])
  4. Multiplies (The Altern 8 Remix)
  5. Castalia (Mark Gamble Micro-Mix [III])
  6. Tong Poo - Special DJ Copy 1978 (Video clip)
  7. Behind the Mask (THE Orbital Remix Reprise)
  8. Kimi ni Mune Kyun (Video clip)
  9. Rocket Factory (live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York)
  10. Cosmic Surfin' (live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York)
  11. Light in Darkness (The 808 State Remix Ambient Reprise)
    (VHS/laser disc: ALVA-87/ALLA-87; reissue VHS/laser disc 20 March 1996: ALVA-9702/ALLA-9702, 33 min)
21 Dec 1993 LD/VHS TV-YMO
  1. Intro: Jingle "Y.M.O."
  2. Technopolis (2 June 1980 - Yoru no Hit Studio)
  3. Rydeen (2 June 1980 - Yoru no Hit Studio)
  4. Tighten Up (7 Nov 1980 at Chaplin Memorial Studio, L.A.) (YMO Special)
  5. Riot in Lagos (7 Nov 1980 at Chaplin Memorial Studio, L.A.) (YMO Special)
  6. Solid State Survivor (7 Nov 1980 at Chaplin Memorial Studio, L.A.) (YMO Special)
  7. Rydeen (7 Nov 1980 at Chaplin Memorial Studio, L.A.) (YMO Special)
  8. Trio the Techno (30 March 1982 - '82 Special THE MANZAI)
  9. Cue (15 April 1982 - Music Fair)
  10. Key (1 Jan 1983 - "Oretachi Hy˘kin-zoku" New Year's Day Special)
  11. Kageki na Shukujo (25 July 1983 - Yoru no Hit Studio)
  12. Wild Aambitions (25 July 1983 - Yoru no Hit Studio)
  13. You've Got to Help Yourself (26 Sep 1983 - Yoru no Hit Studio)
    (laser disc 21 Dec 1993: ALLA-109; reissue VHS/laser disc 24 May 1995: ALVA-9707/ALLA-9707)
56 min. All above TV programs were broadcast by Fuji TV. In the "Oretachi Hy˘kin-zoku" New Year's Day Special the three members of YMO were performing in a short historical comic play entitled SANHIKI NO YďJINBď ("The three bodyguards").

2 July 1998 2-CD-ROM SELFSERVICE

25 Aug 1998 DVD YMO GIGA CLIPS

  1. History of YMO (historic video files)
  2. Cosmic Surfin' (live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, L.A.)
  3. Firecracker (video clip)
  4. Technopolis (video clip)
  5. Rydeen (video clip)
  6. Rydeen (live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York)
  7. Behind the Mask (live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York)
  8. Day Tripper (live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York)
  9. Neue Tanz (live 22-24 Dec 1981 at Koma Gekijo, Shinjuku)
  10. Music Plans (live 22-24 Dec 1981 at Koma Gekijo, Shinjuku)
  11. Ongaku (live 22 Dec 1983 at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo)
  12. Expecting Rivers (live 22 Dec 1983 at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo)
  13. Taiso (video clip)
  14. Tong Poo (Special DJ Copy 1978) (video clip)
  15. Kimi ni Munekyun (video clip)
  16. Cosmic Surfin' (live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York)
    Newly recorded interviews:
  17. HARUOMI HOSONO
  18. RYUICHI SAKAMOTO
  19. YUKIHIRO TAKAHASHI
    TV-YMO:
  20. Technopolis (2 June 1980 - Yoru no Hit Studio)
  21. Rydeen (2 June 1980 - Yoru no Hit Studio)
  22. Tighten Up (7 Nov 1980 at Chaplin Memorial Studio, L.A.) (YMO Special)
  23. Riot in Lagos (7 Nov 1980 at Chaplin Memorial Studio, L.A.) (YMO Special)
  24. Solid State Survivor (7 Nov 1980 at Chaplin Memorial Studio, L.A.) (YMO Special)
  25. Rydeen (7 Nov 1980 at Chaplin Memorial Studio, L.A.) (YMO Special)
  26. Trio the Techno (30 March 1982 - '82 Special THE MANZAI)
  27. Cue (15 April 1982 - Music Fair)
  28. Key (1 Jan 1983 - "Oretachi Hy˘kin-zoku" New Year's Day Special)
  29. Kageki na Shukujo (25 July 1983 - Yoru no Hit Studio)
  30. Wild Aambitions (25 July 1983 - Yoru no Hit Studio)
  31. You've Got to Help Yourself (26 Sep 1983 - Yoru no Hit Studio) (Toshiba-EMI/BBBE-1007, 150 min.)
25 Aug 1998 DVD YMO GIGA LIVE
    Live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround):
  1. Tong Poo
  2. 1000 Knives
  3. Behind the Mask [Multi-angle]
  4. Rydeen
    From "HURRAH" video - Live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York:
  5. La femme Chinoise
  6. Technopolis
  7. Firecracker
  8. Solid State Survivor
    From "LIVE AT BUDOKAN 1980" video - Live 27 Dec 1980 at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo:
  9. Introduction (Rydeen)
  10. Riot in Lagos
  11. The End of Asia
  12. Behind the Mask
  13. Nice Age
  14. Rydeen
  15. Maps
  16. La femme Chinoise
  17. Citizens of Science
  18. Solid State Survivor
  19. Radio Junk
  20. Kang Tong Boy
  21. Firecracker
  22. Tighten Up
  23. Cosmic Surfin'
  24. 1000 Knives
    From "WINTER LIVE '81" video - Live 22-24 Dec 1981 at Koma Gekijo, Shinjuku:
  25. Light in Darkness
  26. Camouflage
  27. Taiso
  28. Cosmic Surfin' [Multi-angle]
    From "YMO DENSETSU" video - Live 22 Dec 1983 at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo:
  29. Tong Poo
  30. The Madmen
  31. Key
  32. Firecracker
  33. Technopolis (Toshiba-EMI/BBBE-1008, 185 min.)
25 Jan 1999 DVD+CD-ROM YMO GIGA CAPSULE

    DVD:
    From "COMPLETE HURRAH" video - Live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York:
  1. Zai Kung Tong Shonen
    From "HI-TECH VIDEO CRIME" video - Live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York:
  2. Rocket Factory
    From "WINTER LIVE '81" video - Live 22-24 Dec 1981 at Koma Gekijo, Shinjuku:
  3. Pure Jam
  4. Stairs
  5. Happy End
  6. Key
    From "YMO DENSETSU" video - Live 22 Dec 1983 at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo:
  7. Behind the Mask
  8. La femme Chinoise
  9. Shadows on the Ground
  10. Kai-Koh
  11. See-Through
  12. Rydeen
10 Nov 1999 VHS (+ DVD) CLIPS - HISTORY OF YMO
    Intro (BGM: Loom)
  1. Opening (BGM: Simoon)
  2. Computer Game - Theme from the Circus 1.00/ Tong Poo (DJ version 1978) (promotional video) 5.55
    History of YMO Part 1 (BGM: Bridge over Troubled Music)
  3. Computer Game - Theme from the Circus 1.07/ Firecracker (promotional video) 4.51
    History of YMO Part 2 (BGM: Behind the Mask)
  4. Technopolis (promotional video) 4.11
    History of YMO Part 3 (BGM: The End of Asia - live)
  5. Off Shots: 1st YMO World Tour 1979 (BGM: The End of Asia - live) 5.10
    History of YMO Part 4 (BGM: Nice Age)
  6. Rydeen (promotional video) 4.17
    History of YMO Part 5 (BGM: Cue)
  7. TV CF: BGM (BGM: Loom)
    History of YMO Part 6 (BGM: Neue Tanz)
  8. Taiso (promotional video) 4.20
    History of YMO Part 7 (BGM: Chaoc Panic - vocal)
  9. Kimi ni Munekyun (promotional video) 4.02
    History of YMO Part 8 (BGM: Perspective)
  10. Ending: Making of Taiso promotional video (BGM: Acrobat)
  11. Making of Kimi ni Munekyun promotional video (BGM: Ongaku) 3.22
    (VHS: TOVF-1329; DVD 26 April 2000: DVD: TOBF-5026, 47 min.)
22 Jan 2003 DVD VISUAL YMO: THE BEST
  1. Opening (Castalia) (4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles, shot before the concert)
  2. Behind the Mask (live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles)
  3. Cosmic Surfin' (live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles)
  4. Rydeen (live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles)
  5. Tong Poo (live 4 Aug 1979 at Greek Theater, Los Angeles)
  6. Private Shot in London (From 1979 Transatlantic Tour) (BGM: Radio Junk)
  7. Firecracker (live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York)
  8. Solid State Survivor (live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York)
  9. Day Tripper (live 1 Nov 1979 at Hurrah, New York)
  10. Technopolis (2 June 1980 - Fuji TV Yoru no Hit Studio)
  11. Fuji Cassette TV commercial: Rydeen (Walking verion) (30 sec)
  12. Entry (BGM: Tighten Up) (7 Nov 1980 at Chaplin Memorial St., L.A.)
  13. Rydeen (7 Nov 1980 at Chaplin Memorial St., L.A.)
  14. La Femme Chinoise (live 27 Dec 1980 at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo)
  15. Citizens of Science (live 27 Dec 1980 at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo)
  16. Fuji Cassette TV commercial (BGM: Jiseki - Hirake Kokoro) (30 sec)
  17. TV Commercial (BGM: Loom)
  18. Taiso (promotional video clip)
  19. Stairs (live 22-24 Dec 1981 at Koma Gekijo, Shinjuku, Tokyo)
  20. Neue Tanz (live 22-24 Dec 1981 at Koma Gekijo, Shinjuku, Tokyo)
  21. Cue (15 April 1982 - Fuji TV Music Fair)
  22. Kimi ni Mune-kyun (promotional video clip)
  23. Ongaku (live 22 Dec 1983 at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo)
  24. Shadows on the Ground (live 22 Dec 1983 at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo)
  25. Expecting Rivers (live 22 Dec 1983 at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo)
  26. You've Got to Help Yourself (26 Sep 1983 - Fuji TV Yoru no Hit Studio)
  27. Making of Kimi ni Mune-kyun video (BGM: Wild Ambitions) (MHBL-1)
Compilation produced by Yukihiro Takahashi. 100 min.


Video filmed 1993

1 Dec 1993 VHS/LD (+ DVD 2011) TECHNODON IN TOKYO DOME

  1. Be a Superman
  2. Nanga def
  3. Floating Away
  4. Dolphinicity
  5. I tre merli
  6. High-Tech Hippies
  7. Castalia
  8. Behind the Mask
  9. La Femme Chinoise
  10. Nostalgia
  11. Silence of Time
  12. Waterford
  13. O.K.
  14. Chance - Rydeen Ending
  15. Pocketful of Rainbows
  16. Tong Poo
  17. Firecracker
    (VHS: TOVF-1178; VHS ltd edition with YMO watch: TOVF-1179; laser disc: TOLF-1178; reissue VHS 22 Sep 1999: TOVF-1321; DVD 30 Nov 2011 'TECHNODON LIVE - 1993 TOKYO DOME': TOBF-5715)
Recorded live 10-11 June 1993 in Tokyo Dome, Tokyo. 97 min. "The DVD's picture and sound quality are absolutely fabulous. Compared with the Taiwanese bootleg DVD, it's as if you're looking at a completely different live show. The colours are bright and sparkling and the sound is up to today's standard with deep voluptuous basses. The bonus footage include the "rebirth" or "reincarnation" press conference from April 1, 1993 at the Four Seasons Hotel at Chinzan-s˘, T˘ky˘ (13'55") and TECHNODON TV SPOT, two 30 sec. TV commercials (in black & white) for the upcoming album TECHNODON. The DVD (which has new cover art work) includes a 16 page booklet with previously unreleased photographies by Kenji Miura. Notice that they have also slightly altered the video's title to TECHNODON LIVE - 1993 TOKYO DOME."


Video filmed 2002 as Sketch Show:

25 Sep 2003 live DVD MILD/WILD SKETCH SHOW LIVE DVD

  1. Reform
  2. Ekot
  3. Do You Want To Marry Me
  4. Supreme Secret
  5. Night Talker
  6. Ohotzka
  7. Wilson
  8. Gradated Grey
  9. Wonderful To Me
  10. Chronograph
  11. Turn Turn
  12. Microtalk
  13. Flying George
  14. Return
  15. Zoetrope [new song; music by YT & HH]
  16. Pure Jam
  17. Cue
  18. Haraiso
    Extras:
  19. La Femme Chinoise
  20. Opening Short Sketch
  21. SKETCH SHOW Chronicle
  22. The End of the World
  23. Original Video Clip EKOT
  24. Original Video Clip TURN TURN
  25. SKETCH SHOW Biographical Sketch (Cutting Edge CTBR-92030; ą5,800)
Filmed live at Shibuya-AX on 3rd, 8th & 9th December 2002 during their live tour "Wild Sketch Show." Duration concert: approx. 96 mins, duration extras: approx. 38 mins. Yukihiro Takahashi: vocals, drums, electronics. Haruomi Hosono: vocals, bass, electronics. Ryuichi Sakamoto: keyboards on Wonderful To Me, Chronograph, Cue and Haraiso. Other special guests: Hirofumi Tokutake: guitars. Keigo Oyamada: guitars & other instruments. Hirohisa Horie: keyboards. Junko Tanaka: keyboards, accordion. Tomohiko Gondo: manipulation, euphonium.
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=CTBR-92030

Note from Theo Spadlo: "The Japanese title could be read in two different ways, MILD SKETCH SHOW or WILD SKETCH SHOW. The first kana (kana = syllabic Japanese scripts) of the Japanese title is a non-existing kana in the Japanese language. It's a combination of the two kana "ma" and "wa" so it's sort of a (visual) word game, so to speak."


Video filmed 2004-2008 as HAS/YMO:

8 Feb 2006 2xDVD HAS: LIVE IN BARCELONA - TOKYO [live 2004]

'Human Audio Sponge' are Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi. They originally released many of these songs as "Sketch Show" (see separate "Sketch Show" discography). Disc 1 recorded live 18 June 2004 at SonarPark, Barcelona. Disc 2 recorded live 10 Oct 2004 at Yebisu Garden Hall, Tokyo.

12 March 2008 2xDVD HAS: HAS/YMO [live 19 May 2007]

    DVD 1: LIVE
  1. You've Got To Help Yourself
  2. Sports Men
  3. Fly Me to the River
  4. Mars
  5. Flakes
  6. Everybody Had a Hard Year
  7. Riot in Lagos
  8. Ongaku
  9. Rescue
  10. Turn Turn
  11. Supreme Secret
  12. Wonderful to Me
  13. War & Peace
  14. Rydeen 79/07
  15. Chronograph
  16. Ekot
  17. Cue
    DVD 2: DOCUMENT + OMAKE
  1. YMO KARA HAS E ("From YMO to HAS") (Documentary/Musical Journey)
  2. OMAKE - making of HAS/YMO LIVE (2-DVD: RZBM-45824~45825)
Recorded live 19 May 2007 at Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall.


Video filmed 2008-2011:

26 Aug 2009 2-DVD YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA: POSTYMO [live June 2008]

  1. I-shin-den-shin
  2. Sports Men
  3. Fly Me to the River
  4. Mars
  5. Flakes
  6. Riot in Lagos
  7. Ongaku
  8. Rescue
  9. Turn Turn
  10. Tokyo Town Pages
  11. The City of Light
  12. Supreme Secret
  13. Wonderful to Me
  14. Tibetan Dance
  15. War & Peace
  16. Rydeen 79/07
  17. Chronograph
  18. Cue
  1. Rescue
  2. Supreme Secret
  3. Tokyo Town Pages
  4. Chronograph
  5. Ongaku
  6. War and Peace
  7. [Interview] (RZBM-46311~46312)
Disc 1 recorded live 15 June 2008 at the Royal Festival Hall, London (full concert). Disc 2 recorded live 19 June 2008 at Auditorium Ciudad de la Cultura in Gijˇn, Asturias, Spain.

15 Feb 2012 DVD YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO 2011 [live 27 June 2011]

  1. [improvisation intro]
  2. Firecracker
  3. Behind the Mask
  4. Riot in Lagos
  5. The City of Light
  6. Tokyo Town Pages
  7. Lotus Love
  8. Ongaku
  9. Seoul Music
  10. Gradated Grey
  11. Taiso
  12. Tibetan Dance
  13. Supreme Secret
  14. Thousand Knives
  15. Cosmic Surfin╣
  16. Rydeen
  17. Cue
  18. Tong Poo (RZBM-46936)
Recorded Live 27 June 2011 at The Warfield in San Francisco. Supporting musicians: Christian Fennesz, Tomohiko Gond˘, Keigo Oyamada. Also includes an interview.

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=RZBM-46936

18 July 2012 DVD YMO: YMONHK [live 5 Aug 2011]

  1. [improvisation intro]
  2. Firecracker
  3. Behind the Mask
  4. The City of Light
  5. Seoul Music
  6. Gradated Grey
  7. Taiso
  8. 1000 Knives
  9. Cosmic Surfin╣ ~ Absolute Ego Dance
  10. Rydeen
  11. Cue
  12. Tong Poo (DVD: RZBM-59112; Blu-ray: RZXM-59113)
Studio Live recording from 5 August 2011 at NHK Studio 101 before an audience of 1,000 people only. Other participating musicians are Keigo Oyamada, Tomohiko Gond˘ and Christian Fennesz. The DVD also includes a "talk section," with interviews with Hosono, Sakamoto and Takahashi.
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=RZBM-59112

20 June 2012 DVD RYUICHI SAKAMOTO SELECTIONS: SCHOLA TV (COMMONS SCHOLA: LIVE ON TELEVISION VOL. 1) [live 2010 & 2011]

    7. Thousand Knives
    8. Thank You for Talkin' to Me Africa
    9. Improvisation from the workshop (DVD: RZBM-59095; Blu-ray: RZXM-59096)
7: Ryűichi Sakamoto: Keyboards, Haruomi Hosono: Bass, Yukihiro Takahashi: Drums, Keigo Oyamada: Electric Guitar, Tomohiko Gond˘: Flugelhorn, Electronics. 8: Written by Sylvester Stewart (Sly & The Family Stone). Ryűichi Sakamoto: Keyboards, Haruomi Hosono: Bass, Yukihiro Takahashi: Drums, Keigo Oyamada: Electric Guitar. Tomohiko Gond˘: Electronics. 9: Written by Yellow Magic Orchestra. Ryűichi Sakamoto: Piano, Haruomi Hosono: Bass, Yukihiro Takahashi: Drums, Children from Soshigaya elementary school: Percussion, [...(?) Odagiri]: Percussion, Tomoko Yoshino: Percussion. http://www.nhk.or.jp/schola/


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Last update 2012-06-25.

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