Yellow Magic Orchestra – Service (1983) [Japan 2019]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:51 minutes | Scans included | 2,21 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,2 GB
Service was the seventh and, at the time, final studio album by Yellow Magic Orchestra. The band dissolved the following year after a world tour, but would later reform in 1993 for a one-off reunion album, Technodon. Like ×∞Multiplies, it contains a mixture of YMO songs and comedy sketches performed by Super Eccentric Theater, or S.E.T. The first Dutch/German edition of the album omitted the sketches, effectively cutting the album’s length in half. Service features “You’ve Got to Help Yourself”, which was previously featured in instrumental form on the previous album, Naughty Boys Instrumental. The 2nd “S.E.T.” track featured a sample of Casiopea’s song “Time Limit”. “以心電信” more accurately transliterates to “Telegraph from the heart”.
03. The Madmen
05. Chinese Whispers
07. You’ve Got To Help Yourself
09. Shadows On The Ground
12. S.E.T. Muramatsuri
Haruomi Hosono – Bass, Synth Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Keyboards, Vocals
Yukihiro Takahashi – Vocals, Electronic drums, Cymbals, Keyboards
Digitally Remastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine.