Yellow Magic Orchestra

Listening to the original release of the first YMO album right now. I think I like it better than the American release. Maybe there was some remastering, but it sounds more robust and I like “Tong Poo” without the lyrics.

W. David MARX
August 29, 2008

3 Responses

  1. amida Says:

    You mean “Let’s dance with me” etc. was only added in for the US market?

  2. Geoff L Says:

    Yea, only the US version has the lyrics, which I think do add a little something. The mixes are different too. As for robust, I think some of the early live performances of Tong Poo are excellent. Plus, some have a blazing guitar solo in it. Hard to find in on disc though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER0ckwGIejY

  3. L. Says:

    I completely agree. It’s not just the Tong Poo lyrics, there’s something bolder or deeper about the way the sound has been remastered or mixed.