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Yellow Magic Orchestra - BGM album download
Performer: Yellow Magic Orchestra
Title: BGM
Country: Japan
Released: 1981
Style: Synth-pop, Experimental
Rating: 4.4/5
FLAC size: 1812 mb | MP3 size: 1855 mb | WMA size: 1807 mb
Genre: Electronic

BGM is the fourth studio album by Yellow Magic Orchestra, released on March 21, 1981. The title stands for "Background music". This album was produced by Haruomi Hosono. Recording started on January 15, 1981, in an effort to release the album by March 21, 1981. YMO was the first band to use the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer, one of the first programmable drum machines, as early as 1980. This was their first studio album recorded with the Roland MC-4 Microcomposer and TR-808.

Yellow Magic Orchestra (album). Yellow Magic Orchestra is the first official studio album by Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, who were previously known as the Yellow Magic Band. Originally released by Alfa Records in Japan in 1978, the album was released by A&M Records in Europe and The United States and Canada in early 1979, with the US version featuring new cover art but without the closing track of "Acrobat".

One of Sakamoto's efforts ("1000 Knives") comes from his 1978 solo album, revisited here as a twisted blurp of an instrumental; the other ("Happy End") is all atmosphere and no substance. And YMO's attempt to understand rap ("Rap Phenomena") is as plodding as it is embarrassing.

Band Name Yellow Magic Orchestra. Album Name BGM. Type Album. Released date 21 March 1981. Labels EMI Records Alfa Records. Music StyleElectronic Rock. Members owning this album1. 4. Happy End. 5. 1000 Knives.

Solid State Survivor by Yellow Magic Orchestra. No Nukes 2012 by Yellow Magic Orchestra. Hi-Tech, No Crime by Yellow Magic Orchestra. Naughty Boys by Yellow Magic Orchestra. After Service by Yellow Magic Orchestra. View all albums . BGM. By: Yellow Magic Orchestra (1981, Electronic).

Yellow magic orchestra. 1000 Knives" and "Cue" are the most famous; 'The Hand Clap' on "1000 Knives" is probably one of the most used samples in the '80s, early '90s.

Album · 1981 · 10 Songs. More By Yellow Magic Orchestra. See All. Solid State Survivor.

BGM is a music studio album recording by YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA (Progressive ve Rock) released in 1981 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Bgm Sony Music Canada Inc. 2016. Sort: Recent best-seller. Yellow magic orchestra-bgm (UK import) vinyl new.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Ballet
Written-By – Takahashi*
A2 Music Plans
Written-By – Sakamoto*
A3 Rap Phenomena
Written-By – Hosono*
A4 Happy End
Written-By – Sakamoto*
A5 1000 Knives
Written-By – Sakamoto*
B1 Cue
Written-By – Hosono*, Takahashi*
B2 U • T
Written-By – Hosono*, Sakamoto*, Takahashi*
B3 Camouflage
Written-By – Takahashi*
B4 Mass
Written-By – Hosono*
B5 Loom
Written-By – Hosono*, Matsutake*, Sakamoto*, Takahashi*

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – ALFA Records, Inc
  • Mastered At – A&M Studios
  • Recorded At – ALFA Studio A
  • Manufactured By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
  • Published By – 1980 Music Inc.
  • Published By – Yano Music Publishing Co., Ltd.


  • Arranged By, Performer, Written-By – Y M O*
  • Computer [Programmed By] – Hideki Matsutake
  • Coordinator [Equipment Coordination] – Don Nagata, Takeshi Fujii , Tomoki Miyadera
  • Design – The Studio
  • Engineer – Mitsuo Koike, Y M O*
  • Executive-Producer – Shoro Kawazoe
  • Lyrics By [Additional Lyrics] – Peter Barakan
  • Management – Hiroshi Okura, Yoichi Itoh*
  • Mastered By – Frank DeLuna, Marv Bornstein
  • Producer – Haruomi Hosono


This pressing with "x" on labels before the A&M logo was pressed at the Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Pressing Plant ID: X
  • Barcode (Text): 0 7502-14853-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075021485310
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One): AM SP 04853-A P2..
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two): AM SP 04853-B P2..

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ALR-28015 YMO* BGM ‎(LP, Album) Alfa ALR-28015 Japan 1981
38XA-16 Yellow Magic Orchestra BGM ‎(CD, Album, RE) Alfa 38XA-16 Japan 1984
MHCL 208 Yellow Magic Orchestra BGM ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) SMEJ MHCL 208 Japan 2003
355 YMO* BGM ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 355 Indonesia 1981
ALCA-9043 YMO* BGM ‎(CD, Album, RE) Alfa Records, Inc ALCA-9043 Japan 1994

Comments (1)
"Ballet" favorite track on the album. Guessing "The Gorillaz" got some ideas from that track. Pressing is great quality too. 5/5