Various Artists "Yellow Magic kayōkyoku" & "Techno Magic kayōkyoku"

Two interesting compilations of 80's techno-pop/kayō, certainly containing a lot of gems, will be released in February at a relatively low price.

The first compilation has 3 CDs and consists of only songs written/produced by Yellow Magic Orchestra members (Sakamoto Ryūichi, Takahashi Yukihiro and Hosono Haruomi) for other artists.
The second has 2 CDs and contains songs that don't have to do with YMO.

You can learn about most of these artists at the great and essential Techno Pop Academy (bilingual).

(I collected the release years below from many different sources, so some may be wrong.)

Various Artists "Yellow Magic kayōkyoku"
オムニバス 「イエローマジック歌謡曲」

Various Artists "Yellow Magic kayōkyoku"Disc 1
1. Manna "Yellow Magic Carnival (single version)" (1979)
2. Chikada Haruo "Electric Love Story" (1979)
3. Sheena & the Rokkets "You May Dream" (1979)
4. Kanai Yūko "China Rose" (1979)
5. Minami Yoshitaka "akogare no Radio Girl" (1980)
6. Minami Yoshitaka "yoru no tsubasa" (1980)
7. Sandii "Idol Era" (1980)
8. Ōnuki Taeko "Carnaval" (1980)
9. Susan "Ah! Soka" (1980)
10. Sheena & the Rokkets "ukabi no Beach Girl" (1980)
11. Rajie "Radio to futari" (1980)
12. Rajie "Apartment" (1980)
13. Yano Akiko "harusaki kobeni" (1981)
14. imo-kin Trio "High School Lullaby" (1981)
15. Sakai Shūko "Computer obaachan" (1981)
16. Itō Tsukasa "koi wa runrun" (1994)
17. imo-kin Trio "Teardrop tanteidan" (1982)
18. Nakahara Rie "Pretty Boy... daijōbu" (1982)

Disc 2
1. Yamashita Kumiko "sekidō komachi" (1982)
2. Susan "Samarcando ōdōri" (1982)
3. Ago & Kinzō "aishū no Death Match Love (yokokuhen)" (1982)
4. Mita Hiroko "natsu no shizuku" (1982)
5. Starbow "Heartbreak taiyōzoku" (1982)
6. Kawashibara Yoshie "shiawase ondo" (1982)
7. Cosmic Invention "Cosmic Surfin'" (1982)
8. Manabe Chiemi "nerawareta shōjo" (1982)
9. Manabe Chiemi "Romantist" (1982)
10. Maekawa Kiyoshi "yuki ressha" (1982)
11. Koike Tamao "sangokushi Love Theme" (1982)
12. Yamada Kuniko "I Like Best" (?)
13. Yamada Kuniko "tetsugaku shiyō" (1982)
14. Ibu Masato "datte, Hormon Love"
15. imo-kin Trio "Teenage Eagles" (1983)
16. Kawakami-san to Nagashima-san "kita ka Chō-san matteta don" (?)
17. Gō Hiromi "kimi no na wa saiko" (1983)
18. Gō Hiromi "mainichi boku o ai shite" (1983)
19. Yumi "From Tokyo -Ending Theme wa Repeat de-" (1983)

Disc 3
1. Matsuda Seiko "wagamama na kataomoi" (1983)
2. Iijima Mari "Marin" (1984)
3. Koike Tamao "kagami no naka no 10gatsu" (1983)
4. Tango Europe "Dancehall de machiwabite" (1983)
5. Takahashi Mie "Pink no kaban" (1983)
6. Togawa Jun "tamahime sama" (1984)
7. Yasuda Narumi "kaze no tani no Nausica" (1984)
8. Matsuda Seiko "Pink no Mozart" (1984)
9. Takenaka Naoto "Funky Mahjong" (1984)
10. Harada Tomoyo "Lycéenne" (1984)
11. Harada Tomoyo "kurara kibun" (1984)
12. Kilala to Ulala "Tuxedo Moon de yūshoku o" (?)
13. Nakahara Kaori "ginga tetsudō no yoru" (1985)
14. Nakahara Rie "namaiki musume" (1985)
15. Kisaragi Koharu "Neo-Plant (12inch single ver.)" (1986)
16. shōjo-tai "Siam Paradise" (1986)
17. Nishimura Tomomi "tenshi no yubisaki" (1988)
18. Tsumiki Miho "jidai yo kaware" (1988)

GT Music MHCL-490~2
Out 2/23, ¥4200 (tax incl.)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower

Various Artists "Techno Magic kayōkyoku"
オムニバス 「テクノマジック歌謡曲」

Various Artists "Techno Magic kayōkyoku"Disc 1
1. Apache "uchūjin wanawana" (1980)
2. Sakakibara Ikue "Robot" (1980)
3. Hero "China Girl" (?)
4. Mizuki Ichirō "Mister Synthesizer" (?)
5. Fever "Digitalove" (?)
6. Barracuda "arara korara" (1980)
7. Hiki Rie "sōzōryoku shōjo" (1980)
8. Pink Lady "Amenic - gyakukaiten no Cinema" (1981)
9. Pegmo "SOS penpen Computer" (1982?)
10. Manabe Chiemi "Heart ga pippi" (1982)
11. Tsuchiya Kaori "aishū no Orient kyūkō" (1983)
12. Jan Ken Pow "Space komachi" (?)
13. Ōno Masae "Eccentric Person, Come Back To Me" (?)
14. Takami Chika "kuchibiru Nude" (1984)
15. TPO "Hoshimaru ondo" (1984)
16. Ōta Hiromi "natsu e nukeru michi" (1984?)
17. Ōta Hiromi "chirachira kasa shotte" (?)
18. Gotō Tsugutoshi "Time out" (?)
19. Kōsaka Miyuki "Nuance shimasho" (?)

Disc 2
1. Takenaka Naoto "Tokyo Boogie-Woogie" (1984)
2. Takenaka Naoto "sukusuku" (?)
3. Ibu Masato "nanka chōdai" (1984)
4. Manabe Chiemi "Wa-shoi!" (1985)
5. bokufū Slump "aa! budōkan" (?)
6. Sugiura Miyuki "hana no yō ni"
7. Mita Hiroko "enpitsu ga ippon" (1986)
8. Chiroline "tochū ni shite ne" (1986)
9. Minamino Yōko "haikara-san ga tooru" (?)
10. Harada Tomoyo "taiyō ni naritai" (1988)
11. Watanabe Minayo "kutsu o haita Summer" (1988)
12. Tanimura Yumi "kasa o motte dekakeyō" (1989)
13. Haga Yui "hoshizora no Passport" (1990)
14. Nakayama Shinobu "Lament No.5" (1990)
15. Shishido Rumi "conbini tengoku" (1991)
16. Shishido Rumi "chikyū no kiki" (1991)
17. Haniwa-chan "kare wa gaijin" (1984/1991)
18. Haniwa-chan "Waitress" (1984/1991)

GT Music MHCL-493~4
Out 2/23, ¥3150 (tax incl.)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower

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Comments

FYI - I know "datte, Hormon Love" on Yellow Magic disc 2 is from the YEN released "Ultra Psyche Bikkuri Party" which is sort of a comedy omnibus (radio?) thing with unreleased tracks by YEN label artists & friends. The Hosono music sounds much older than 1982 but it was released then.

You can compare these releases to the 1999 Techno Ca-yo series P-VINE assembled back in 1999. - I have a page worth of info
http://www.technopop.info/tc.html

Posted by ndkent on


That song actually really stood out for me on that compilation! Crazy stuff! Doesn't quite sound like it had anything to do with YMO, but it's really fun!

And yes, not yet having been able to find all of the Techno kayō series (they've all been sold out since a long time... there are remains at Tower online and Amazon but orders were unsuccessful), I thought that these two releases were a good substitute. The Techno kayō series certainly have a lot more fun tracks though.

When you're in Tokyo you should try to check out the event 「ホイ!」 (Hoi!) at Enban in Kōenji, where one of the DJs is FUKUTA Takeshi of 8-bits (who selected the Techno kayō series). The event's focus is wa-techno-pop/kayō. I'm sure you'd have a great time!

Posted by Patrick on


I had been a YMO fan, so I also enjoyed listening to these two compilations.

http://www001.upp.so-net.ne.jp/tsuribe/CDs/jpope.html

BTW, "Sakaitsukasa Yūko" is correctly pronounced as "Syuko Sakai" in Japanese.

Posted by A music junkie on


Thanks for stopping by, and for the correction! I fixed that.

I'll be studying your great review page carefully. :)

Posted by Patrick on


Where can I download the 2nd one?

Posted by reversalmushroom on



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