Yellow Magic Orchestra

Yellow Magic Orchestra BIOGRAPHY

Yellow Magic Orchestra

Label(s): Horizon Records, A&M Records
Recording Years: 1979-1981

"I think they're one of the most original things ever to come out of Japan."--Tommy LiPuma, Record World August 11, 1979.

A&M made an agreement with Japan's Alfa Records that it could acquire Japanese products it felt were suitable for the American market. The band came to Horizon Record's president Tommy LiPuma when Alfa invited Horizon artist Neil Larsen to appear in Japan.

The first Japanese band to play a U.S. concert hall.

SOURCE:
Yellow Magic Orchestra Brings Japanese Music to U.S. Audiences. Samuel Graham. Record World, August 11, 1979.

Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto & Kazumi Watanabe

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Haruomi Hosono
   Born: Jul 09, 1947
   Instrument(s): bass
Ryuichi Sakamoto
   Born: Jan 17, 1952
   Instrument(s): keyboards
   See Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Kazumi Watanabe
Yukihiro Takahashi
   Born: Jun 06, 1952
   Instrument(s): drums


Yellow Magic Orchestra PHOTOS

Yellow Magic Orchestra DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Yellow Magic Orchestra U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
BGMA&M RecordsSP 48531981
X MultiplesA&M RecordsSP 48131980
Yellow Magic OrchestraHorizon RecordsSP 7361979

Yellow Magic Orchestra U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
Behind the Mask, Nice Age, TechnopolisA&M RecordsSP 171291980
Behind the Mask/Citizens of ScienceA&M Records22611979
Computer Game/Yellow MagicA&M RecordsSP 127021979
Computer Game/Yellow MagicA&M RecordsSP 171061979
Computer Game/Yellow MagicHorizon RecordsHZ 1271979
Cosmic Surfin'/Mad PierrotA&M Records22391979
Cue/1000 KnivesA&M RecordsSP 120391979
Tighten UpA&M Records22861980
Tighten UpA&M RecordsSP 171361979
Tighten Up/RydeenA&M RecordsSP 120361980
Yellow Magic/Cosmic Surfin'A&M RecordsSP 127011979
Yellow Magic/Cosmic Surfin'Horizon RecordsHZ 1210000
YMO Micro Sampler (the)A&M RecordsYMO-51980

Yellow Magic Orchestra U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Behind the Mask, Nice Age, Technopolis1980SP 17129
Behind the Mask
Nice Age
Technopolis

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Behind the Mask/Citizens of Science19792261
Behind the Mask
Citizens of Science

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
BGM1981SP 4853
Ballet
Music Plans
Rap Phenomena
Happy End
1000 Knives
Cue
U-T
Camoflage
Mass
Loom

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Computer Game/Yellow Magic1979HZ 127
Computer Game
Computer Game

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Computer Game/Yellow Magic1979SP 17106
Computer Game
Yellow Magic

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Computer Game/Yellow Magic1979SP 12702
Computer Game (Edited Version)
Yellow Magic (Tong Poo)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Cosmic Surfin'/Mad Pierrot19792239
Cosmic Surfin'
Mad Pierrot

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Cue/1000 Knives1979SP 12039
Cue
1000 Knives

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Tighten Up1979SP 17136
Tighten Up (Special Extended Version)
Tighten Up (Single Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Tighten Up19802286
Tighten Up
Citizens Of Science

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Tighten Up/Rydeen1980SP 12036
Tighten Up (Long Version)
Rydeen

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
X Multiples1980SP 4813
Nice Age
Behind the Mask
Rydeen
Day Tripper
Technopolis
Mulitples
Citizens of Science
Solid State Survivor

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Yellow Magic Orchestra1979SP 736
Computer Game (Theme from the Circus)
Fire Cracker
Simoon
Cosmic Surfin'
Computer Game (Theme from the Invader)
Yellow Magic (Theme from the Circus)
La Femme Chinoise
Bridge Over Troubled Music
Mad Pierrot

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Yellow Magic/Cosmic Surfin'1979SP 12701
Cosmic Surfin'
Yellow Magic

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Yellow Magic/Cosmic Surfin'0HZ 121
Yellow Magic
Cosmic Surfin'

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
YMO Micro Sampler (the)1980YMO-5
Message from YMO (a)
Tighten Up with Excerpts from the Snakeman Show
Edited Selections from X Multiples
Nice Age
Technopolis
Rydeen
Behind the Mask
Day Tripper


Yellow Magic Orchestra MUSIC CHARTS

Yellow Magic Orchestra on Record Charts

US ALBUMS
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
X MultiplesSP 4813Billboard Pop177
Yellow Magic OrchestraSP 736Billboard Pop81
SP 736Billboard R&B37
US SINGLES & EPs
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Computer Game/Yellow MagicHZ 127Billboard R&B18