Luxury (Fantastic Plastic Machine album)

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Luxury
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Studio album by Fantastic Plastic Machine
Released September 18, 1998
Recorded 1997, 1998
Genre Big beat, electronica, shibuya-kei, trip hop
Length 64:26
Label Japan: Readymade Records
US: Emperor Norton
EU: Bungalow Records
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Masaki Tsurugi
Fantastic Plastic Machine chronology
Summer Review EP
(1998)
Luxury
(1998)
beautiful.
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Discogs 3.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 7.1/10 link

Luxury is the second album by Fantastic Plastic Machine. It is the follow-up to his first album, The Fantastic Plastic Machine (1997). Luxury is a continuation of his previous work in Shibuya-kei, though in some tracks there are indications of a shift towards house music and 1970s Philadelphia soul, a path he explored more in his next album, beautiful.. "There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart)", is a cover version of a Eurythmics song. Vocals on this version are performed by Lorraine Bowen. Her vocals also appear on the track "Bossa for Jackie".

Track listing[edit]

Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese version[edit]

  1. "Theme of Luxury"
  2. "There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)"
  3. "Honolulu, Calcutta"
  4. "Electric Lady Land"
  5. "He Became a Beatnik"
  6. "Bossa for Jackie"
  7. "You Must Learn All Night Long"
  8. "Lotto"
  9. "Satellite Beats"
  10. "I've Forgotten My Fagotto"
  11. "The Girl Next Green Door"
  12. "MPF"
  13. "Mr. Fantasy's Love"

US and European version[edit]

On the US and European release, the tracks and the track order are different:

  • "There Must Be an Angel" is replaced with a different mix.
  • "The Green Door" is replaced with an instrumental version, "The Girl Next Green Door."[citation needed]
  • Track 4 is an English version of "Electric Lady Land", while the original Japanese version is a bonus track.
  • The track "MPF" is titled "mpf (Mezzo Pianoforte)", but remains the same.
  1. "Theme of Luxury"
  2. "There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart)" (Mix for Mirror Ball)
  3. "Honolulu, Calcutta"
  4. "Electric Lady Land" (English Version)
  5. "He Became a Beatnik"
  6. "Bossa for Jackie"
  7. "You Must Learn All Night Long"
  8. "Lotto"
  9. "Satellite Beats"
  10. "I've Forgotten My Fagotto"
  11. "The Girl Next Green Door"
  12. "mpf (Mezzo Pianoforte)"
  13. "Mr. Fantasy's Love"
  14. "Electric Lady Land" (Japanese Version) *
  15. "Bossa for Jackie" (Summer Review EP Version) *

* Bonus track on the U.S. and European releases