YMO Versus The Human League

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YMO Versus The Human League
EP / Remix by Yellow Magic Orchestra / The Human League
Released April 1993
Recorded Fon Studios, Sheffield
Genre Synthpop, electropop
Length 21:30
Language English & Japanese
Label Alfa
Producer Yoshihiro Akiya, Ray Hearn, David Beevers

YMO Versus The Human League is an EP released in Japan and Asia in April 1993. It was released by Alfa Records and is a collaboration between Japanese electropop/synthpop band Yellow Magic Orchestra and British new wave/synthpop band The Human League.

It features 4 tracks. "Behind the Mask" was remixed by Mark Gamble (based on Michael Jackson's version) instead of the Human League. "Kimi Ni Mune Kyun" (Trans: "My Heart Beats, for You (A Holiday Affair)") has new English lyrics written by Philip Oakey and sung by Susan Ann Sulley and Joanne Catherall.

It was the first release by The Human League after their abrupt dismissal from their 14 year long recording contract with Virgin Records 10 months previously.[1] The song was later included in The Human League's "Tell Me When" in 1994.

Track listing[edit]

All songs arranged by Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi, Philip Oakey, Joanne Catherall, Susan Ann Sulley and Mark Gamble.

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Behind the Mask"   Chris Mosdell, Michael Jackson Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi 3:48
2. "Kimi ni, Mune Kyun. (Uwaki na Vakansu) (君に、胸キュン。 (浮気なヴァカンス)?)"   Takashi Matsumoto, Philip Oakey Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi 3:54
3. "Kimi ni, Mune Kyun. (Uwaki na Vakansu) (君に、胸キュン。 (浮気なヴァカンス)?)" (Extended) Takashi Matsumoto, Philip Oakey Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi 5:54
4. "Computer Game “Theme from The Circus
Firecracker
Tong Poo (東風 Ton Pū?)"  
  Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi
Martin Denny
Ryuichi Sakamoto
7:53

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