UC YMO: Ultimate Collection of Yellow Magic Orchestra

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UC YMO: Ultimate Collection of Yellow Magic Orchestra
Compilation album by Yellow Magic Orchestra
Released 6 August 2003
Genre Electropop
Label Sony Music Entertainment

UC YMO: Ultimate Collection of Yellow Magic Orchestra is a compilation album by Yellow Magic Orchestra. The songs were selected by keyboardist and pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto. The album was also released as a premium edition. The premium edition came with a long-sleeved white shirt emblazed with the yMo logo as well as a yMo bandana that the band wore on the 1980 world tour 'From Tokio to Tokyo', along with a special Liner Notes Booklet and an autographed print by drummer and sometimes singer, Yukihiro Takahashi. It was cataloged as MHCL 291-4 and sold in Japan for 21,000 yen.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks arranged by YMO, except "Hirake Kokoro -Jiseiki-" by YMO & Kenji Omura and "Behind the Mask (Seiko Quartz CM Version)" by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Disc 1
No. Title Lyrics Music Originally from Length
1. "Computer Game “Theme from The Circus”"     Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi Yellow Magic Orchestra, 1978 1:47
2. "Firecracker"     Martin Denny Yellow Magic Orchestra, 1978 4:51
3. "Tong Poo (東風 Ton Pū?)"     Sakamoto Yellow Magic Orchestra, 1978 6:14
4. "La Femme Chinoise (中国女 Chūgoku Onna?)"   Chris Mosdell Takahashi Yellow Magic Orchestra, 1978 5:51
5. "Technopolis" (Single Version)   Sakamoto Solid State Survivor, 1979 3:51
6. "Insomnia"   Mosdell Hosono Solid State Survivor, 1979 4:57
7. "Rydeen (雷電 Raidīn?)"     Takahashi Solid State Survivor, 1979 4:24
8. "Behind the Mask"   Mosdell Sakamoto, Takahashi Solid State Survivor, 1979 3:36
9. "Solid State Survivor"   Mosdell Takahashi Solid State Survivor, 1979 3:59
10. "Radio Junk" (Live at Bottom Line in N.Y.) Mosdell Takahashi Public Pressure, 1980 4:17
11. "Jingle “Y.M.O.”"     Hosono, Sakamoto, Takahashi X∞Multiplies, 1980 0:19
12. "Nice Age"   Mosdell Sakamoto, Takahashi X∞Multiplies, 1980 3:46
13. "Tighten Up (Japanese Gentlemen Stand Up Please!)"   Billy Butler Archie Bell X∞Multiplies, 1980 3:41
14. "The End of Asia"     Sakamoto X∞Multiplies, 1980 1:32
15. "Citizens of Science"   Mosdell Sakamoto X∞Multiplies, 1980 4:33
16. "Hirake Kokoro -Jiseiki- (磁性紀-開け心-?)" (Stereo Version) Hosono Sakamoto, Takahashi Snakeman Show, 1981 (mono)
World Tour 1980, 1996 (stereo)
3:25
Total length:
61:29
Disc 2
No. Title Lyrics Music Originally from Length
1. "Cue"   Hosono, Takahashi, Peter Barakan Hosono, Takahashi BGM, 1981 4:32
2. "Ballet"   Takahashi, Barakan Takahashi BGM, 1981 4:32
3. "U•T"     Hosono, Sakamoto, Takahashi BGM, 1981 4:31
4. "Gradated Grey (灰色の段階 Gurei no Dankai?)"   Hosono, Barakan Hosono Technodelic, 1981 5:32
5. "Taisō (体操?)"   Hosono, Sakamoto, Takahashi Hosono, Sakamoto, Takahashi Technodelic, 1981 4:20
6. "Lover, Come Back to Me (恋人よ我に帰れ Koibito yo Ware ni Kaere?)"   Sigmund Romberg Oscar Hammerstein II Music Fair, 1982 1:03
7. "Kimi ni, Mune Kyun. (Uwaki na Vakansu) (君に、胸キュン。 (浮気なヴァカンス)?)"   Takashi Matsumoto Hosono, Sakamoto, Takahashi Naughty Boys, 1983 4:06
8. "Chaos Panic"   Hosono, Barakan Hosono "Kimi ni, Mune Kyun." single, 1983 4:12
9. "Ongaku (音楽?)"   Sakamoto Sakamoto Naughty Boys, 1983 3:26
10. "Lotus Love"   Hosono Hosono Naughty Boys, 1983 4:04
11. "Kai-Koh (邂逅?)"   Sakamoto Sakamoto Naughty Boys, 1983 4:26
12. "Kageki na Shujuko (過激な淑女?)"   Matsumoto Hosono, Sakamoto, Takahashi single, 1983 4:10
13. "The Madmen (マッドメン Maddomen?)"   Hosono, Barakan Hosono Service, 1983 4:40
14. "You've Got to Help Yourself (以心電信 Ishin Denshin?)"   Hosono, Barakan Sakamoto, Takahashi Service, 1983 4:43
15. "Perspective"   Sakamoto, Barakan Sakamoto Service, 1983 5:14
16. "M-16"     Hosono, Sakamoto, Takahashi Propaganda, 1984 4:11
17. "Pocketful of Rainbows (ポケットが虹でいっぱい Poketto ga Niji de Ippai?)"   Fred Wise, Ben Weisman
Reiko Yukawa (translation)
Wise, Weisman Technodon, 1993 4:59
18. "Behind the Mask" (Seiko Quartz CM Version)   Sakamoto, Takahashi Previously unreleased 2:15
Total length:
75:25

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