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]

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 (arranged by Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Yukihiro Takahashi) Yellow Magic Orchestra, 1978 4:51
3. "Tong Poo (東風 Ton Pū?)"     Ryuichi Sakamoto Yellow Magic Orchestra, 1978 6:14
4. "La Femme Chinoise (中国女 Chūgoku Onna?)"   Chris Mosdell Yukihiro Takahashi Yellow Magic Orchestra, 1978 5:51
5. "Technopolis" (Single Version)   Ryuichi Sakamoto Solid State Survivor, 1979 3:51
6. "Insomnia"   Chris Mosdell Haruomi Hosono Solid State Survivor, 1979 4:57
7. "Rydeen (雷電 Raidīn?)"     Yukihiro Takahashi Solid State Survivor, 1979 4:24
8. "Behind the Mask"   Chris Mosdell Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi Solid State Survivor, 1979 3:36
9. "Solid State Survivor"   Chris Mosdell Yukihiro Takahashi Solid State Survivor, 1979 3:59
10. "Radio Junk" (Live at Bottom Line in N.Y.) Chris Mosdell Yukihiro Takahashi Public Pressure, 1980 4:17
11. "Jingle “Y.M.O.”"     Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi X∞Multiplies, 1980 0:19
12. "Nice Age"   Chris Mosdell Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi X∞Multiplies, 1980 3:46
13. "Tighten Up (Japanese Gentlemen Stand Up Please!)"   Billy Butler Archie Bell (arranged by Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Yukihiro Takahashi) X∞Multiplies, 1980 3:41
14. "The End of Asia"     Ryuichi Sakamoto X∞Multiplies, 1980 1:32
15. "Citizens of Science"   Chris Mosdell Ryuichi Sakamoto X∞Multiplies, 1980 4:33
16. "Hirake Kokoro -Jiseiki- (磁性紀-開け心-?)" (Stereo Version) Haruomi Hosono Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi (arranged by Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi & Kenji Omura) 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"   Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi, Peter Barakan Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi BGM, 1981 4:32
2. "Ballet"   Yukihiro Takahashi, Peter Barakan Yukihiro Takahashi BGM, 1981 4:32
3. "U•T"     Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi BGM, 1981 4:31
4. "Gradated Grey (灰色の段階 Haiiro no Dankai?)"   Haruomi Hosono, Peter Barakan Haruomi Hosono Technodelic, 1981 5:32
5. "Taisō (体操?)"   Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro 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 (arranged by Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Yukihiro Takahashi) 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 Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi Naughty Boys, 1983 4:06
8. "Chaos Panic"   Haruomi Hosono, Peter Barakan Haruomi Hosono "Kimi ni, Mune Kyun." single, 1983 4:12
9. "Ongaku (音楽?)"   Ryuichi Sakamoto Ryuichi Sakamoto Naughty Boys, 1983 3:26
10. "Lotus Love"   Haruomi Hosono Haruomi Hosono Naughty Boys, 1983 4:04
11. "Kai-Koh (邂逅?)"   Ryuichi Sakamoto Ryuichi Sakamoto Naughty Boys, 1983 4:26
12. "Kageki na Shujuko (過激な淑女?)"   Takashi Matsumoto Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi single, 1983 4:10
13. "The Madmen (マッドメン Maddomen?)"   Haruomi Hosono, Peter Barakan Haruomi Hosono Service, 1983 4:40
14. "You've Got to Help Yourself (以心電信 Ishin Denshin?)"   Haruomi Hosono, Peter Barakan Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi Service, 1983 4:43
15. "Perspective"   Ryuichi Sakamoto, Peter Barakan Ryuichi Sakamoto Service, 1983 5:14
16. "M-16"     Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro 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 Fred Wise, Ben Weisman (arranged by Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Yukihiro Takahashi) Technodon, 1993 4:59
18. "Behind the Mask" (Seiko Quartz CM Version)   Ryuichi Sakamoto Previously unreleased 2:15
Total length:
75:25

Personnel[edit]

  • Haruomi Hosono - Bass, Electronics, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto - Keyboards, Electronics, Percussion, Orchestration, Vocals, Vocoder
  • Yukihiro Takahashi - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
  • Hideki Matsutake - Programming
  • Chris Mosdell - Lyrics, Vocals on "Citizens of Science"
  • Masayoshi Takanaka - Guitar on "La Femme Chinoise"
  • Tomoko Nunoi (née Ebe) - Sexy Voice (Vocals) on "La Femme Chinoise"
  • Makoto Ayukawa - Guitar on "Solid State Survivor"
  • Akiko Yano - Keyboards & Vocals on "Radio Junk"
  • Moichi Kuwahara - Voice on "Jingle “Y.M.O.”"
  • Kenji Omura - Guitar on "Nice Age", "Tighten Up", "Citizens of Science" & "Hirake Kokoro -Jiseiki-"
  • Sandii - Vocals on "Nice Age"
  • Mika Fukui - Voice on "Nice Age"
  • Katsuya Kobayashi - Voice on "Tighten Up"
  • Masato Ibu - Voice on "Tighten Up" & "The End of Asia"
  • Peter Barakan - Lyrics
  • Mari Nakamoto - Vocals on "Lover, Come Back to Me"
  • Takashi Matsumoto - Lyrics
  • Bill Nelson - Guitar on "Chaos Panic", "Ongaku", "Lotus Love", "Kai-Koh" & "Kageki na Shujuko"
  • Takeshi Fujii & Akihiko Yamazoe - Technical Assistance on "Kimi ni, Mune Kyun.", "Chaos Panic", "Ongaku", "Lotus Love", "Kai-Koh", "Kageki na Shujuko", "The Madmen", "You've Got to Help Yourself", "Perspective" & "M-16"
  • Regency - Doo-wop on "Pocketful of Rainbows"