Yukihiro Takahashi ‎– Murdered by the Music (1980)

Murdered by the Music is the second solo by Japanese musician Yukihiro Takahashi, released in 1980 on Seven Seas. In 1982, the album was given a U.K. issue on Statik with a slightly revised tracklist. The drummer is joined on this release by YMO cohorts Ryuichi Sakamoto and Haruomi Hosono in addition to jazz-rock guitarist Kenji Omura and pop vocalist Sandi.

Tracklist (Seven Seas):
A1. “School of Thought” (4:12)
A2. “Murdered by the Music” (3:40)
A3. “Kid-Nap, the Dreamer” (3:00)
A4. “I-Kasu!” (1:12)
A5. “Radioactivist” (3:14)
A6. “Numbered From a Calculated Conversation” (4:36)
B1. “Bijin-Kyoshi at the Swimming School” (4:08)
B2. “Blue Colour Worker” (4:28)
B3. “Stop in the Name of Love” (3:19)
B4. “Mirrormanic” (3:33)
B5. “The Core of Eden” (6:25)

Tracklist (Statik):
A1. “School of Thought” (4:12)
A2. “Murdered by the Music” (3:40)
A3. “Kid-Nap, the Dreamer” (3:00)
A4. “Radioactivist” (3:14)
A5. “The Core of Eden” (6:25)
B1. “Bijin-Kyoshi at the Swimming School” (4:08)
B2. “Blue Colour Worker” (4:28)
B3. “Stop! In the Name of Love” (3:19)
B4. “Mirrormanic” (3:33)
B5. “Numbers From a Calculated Conversation” (4:36)

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass – Haruomi Hosono (B2 to B5)
Backing Vocals – Sandi (A3, B2, B3)
Computer – Hideki Matsutake
Electric Guitar – Kenji Omura, Makoto Ayukawa (A1 to A3)
Producer, Arranged By, Vocals, Drums, Percussion – Yukihiro Takahashi
Programmed By [Synthesizers], Synthesizer, Piano [Electric, Acoustic] – Ryuichi Sakamoto
Vocals [Vocoder] – Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi
Voice [Quasimutantic] – Chris Mosdell

Lyrics By – Chris Mosdell (A1 to A3, A5, A6, B2, B4, B5)
Engineer [Operating] – “Teppei” Kasai, Toshiro Itoh
Photography By – Masayoshi SukitaRecorded By [Engineer] – Seiichi Chiba
Artwork By [Art Direction] – Mitsuru Torii

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