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Yellow Magic Orchestra

Yellow Magic Orchestra Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: ja
  • ASIN: B000003BJ9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YMO's first album from the 1970s.. 8 Mar 2007
By Marco Rossini TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This is the very first album released by Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO). It is amazing to know that someone was actually able to create such a futuristic sound back in 1970s. There are no 'gaps' between the tracks, but are some computerised noises throughout, which was a very new idea in those days. The original arrangements of some famous numbers, such as 'Tong Poo' (by Ryuichi Sakamoto), are just EXCELLENT! The original version of 'Cosmic Surfin' (by Hary Hosono) is also good, but it sounds like almost a different piece if the listener is more familiar with the 1979 US live concert version of this piece. 'La Femme Chinoise' (by Yukihiro Takahashi) must be one of the greatest pieces of all time by YMO, and this original version contains some sexy voice, although I don't really understand what the voice is actually saying... This is certainly one of the 'must have' albums if you consider yourself to be a YMO fan, as this is where YMO came from.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh pure joy!! 14 Feb 2004
By S. Hawes VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
What can I say? This album is simply pure joy. I remember first seeing YMO on the Old Grey Whistle Test more years ago than I wish to remember playing Cosmic Surfin' live and on the strength of that one performance I brought the whole album/cassette and it did not dissapoint at all. For anyone not familar with YMO's music just think of Jean Michel Jarre/Vangelis/Kraftwerk all rolled in together and you get some sort of idea what to expect. I love this album and was delighted to see it on CD with a bonus CD of the tracks for the USA market just about different enough to make it interesting. Buy if you want the very best in synthesier music, believe you me you won't be dissapointed
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pioneering Stuff 16 April 2004
By Christopher Hunter VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I still dig out my vinyl copies of YMO albums when I want to remember why I got hooked on elctronic music in the first place after tolerating some of the more bland mass produced records of recent years.
This is an interesting record and still has some gloriously fresh moments running through it. 'Firecracker' still sparkles and stands out as a key moment in the rise of electro-pop in the last 70's early 80's. Other tracks are OK but the quirkiness on some of YMO's musical influences can be a tad annoying at times.
YMO are ludicrously underrated in what they contributed to synthesizer music and the re-mastering sounds great, unfortunately the material is dated. Personally I prefer 'Solid State Survivor' as the full monty of YMO output.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What's not to love? 15 Jan 2012
By Shivari VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Hehehe. I'm listening to this as I write and it's taking me ages because - oh, excuse me for a moment.

Back. Just had to go and dance around the room for a bit.

Very occasional an album comes along that plasters a silly grin on your face and makes you feel good to be alive. YMO is one such. It's bright, energetic, bouncy and quirky. What set it apart from other electro albums of the time was that it fused Western and Japanese music, so it's electro-oriental. To me it's a wonderful mixture. Just listen to Tong Poo/Femme Chinoise/Mad Pierrot (basically side 2 of the original vinyl) - how can you not start dancing insanely around the room?

To me this was their high point. They went on to make some decent music, but what came after was more westernised, more mainstream, more serious, more Kraftwerk - and a lot less fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars relive your mispent youth 2 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As amazing now as it was when I first bought it, over 30 years ago.Lay back and lose yourself in a technical masterpeice
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