This is a tribute album to Yellow Magic Orchestra's Takahashi Yukihiro who celebrated his 60th anniversary last June 6. Included are new covers of Takahashi's songs from his whole career. O/S/T (Oyamada Keigo (Cornelius), Sunahara Yoshinori and Towa Tei) offers a first ever recording, alongside with Suzuki Keiichi (ex-Moonriders), Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, James Iha, pupa, M.O (YMO without the "Y"?), and many others! Also check out the captivating jacket artwork, art direction by Shindō Mitsuo (C.T.P.P.)!
A 60th Anniversary show will be held at Tokyo's Bunkamura Orchard Hall on December 22. Tickets go on sale September 29.
Most tracks can be sampled at the official release page.
Various Artists "Red Diamond ~Tribute to Yukihiro Takahashi~"
(Title / Artist)
1. sayonara / Miyazawa Rie
2. What, Me Worry? ～ It's Gonna Work Out / Wow Wow Hippies （Kogure Shinya+Takakuwa Kiyoshi+Shirane Kenichi+Leo Imai)
3. Forever Bursting Into Flame / Todd Rundgren
4. genki nara ureshii ne / pupa
5. Are You Receiving Me? / Hidaka Tōru Band Set
6. Drip Dry Eyes / O/S/T (Oyamada Keigo+Sunahara Yoshinori+Towa Tei) with Valerie Trebeljahr
7. X'mas Day In The Next Life / Suzuki Keiichi
8. Now And Then...... / Steve Jansen
9. Bijin Kyoshi At The Swimming School ~ I-Kasu! / Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
10. Where Are You Heading To? / James Iha
11. nagareboshi hitotsu / Takano Hiroshi
12. Happy Children / M.O (Sakamoto Ryuichi+Hosono Haruomi)