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Remastered by Bob Ludwig
Vinyl cutting by Bernie Grundman Mastering
Plating at RTI
Pressed at Sony DADC Japan
Limited edition import Japanese press
Originally released in 1980, Public Pressure is Yellow Magic Orchestra’s third release and their first live album. Upon its original release in Japan, the album reached number one on the Oricon charts and sold a record 250,000 copies within two weeks of release. Public Pressure captures YMO at their early peak as live performers, containing recordings from YMO’s first world tour including performances at The Venue (London), Greek Theatre (Los Angeles), and The Bottom Line (New York City).
The principal members are Haruomi Hosono (bass), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards).
The band was originally conceived as a one-off studio project by Hosono, the other two members being recruited session musicians - the idea was to produce an album fusing orientalist exotica (cf their cover version of Martin Denny's Firecracker) with modern electronics. However the first album (with its cutting-edge production) was very popular, and the studio project grew into a fully fledged touring band and career for its three members.
Making abundant use of new synthesizers, samplers, digital and computer recording technology as it became available, their popularity and influence extended beyond Japan. Generally the band are highly regarded as pioneers of electronic music, and continue to be remixed and sampled by modern artists.