Published Jul 17, 2019Haruomi Hosono is adding to his 50th anniversary celebrations, this time enlisting none other than Cornelius to curate a new collection honouring the works of the famed Happy End/Yellow Magic Orchestra member.
Simply titled Hosono Haruomi Compiled by Oyamada Keigo, the double-disc compilation will arrive on September 25 via Speedstar Records, which released the stellar Hosono House re-recording, Hochono House, earlier this year.
The compilation marks the second in the Hosono-celebrating series, with a Hosono Haruomi Compiled by Hoshino Gen arriving on August 28.
The collection curated by Oyamada (a.k.a Cornelius) features a cross section of Hosono classics and deep cuts, including tracks from Happy End, YMO and Hosono's solo works. This includes selections from albums such as Tropical Dandy, The Endless Talking, HoSoNoVa and Omni Sight Seeing.
You can see the complete tracklist below.
In North America, you can pre-order the collection on CD and vinyl.
Beyond the upcoming comps, Hosono will close out the year with a series of more 50th anniversary activities. These include the Haruomi Hosono 50th anniversary exhibition "Hosono Sightseeing 1969-2019," which runs from October 4 to November 4 at the Roppongi Hills Observatory in Tokyo. Hosono will also play a special anniversary performances on November 30 and December 1, though details have yet to be announced.
What's more, Hosono will be the subject of a new film documentary. At this point, though, no further details have been revealed.
As previously reported, Hosono was the subject of a reissue campaign from Light in the Attic last year, as well as appeared on that label's Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990. He also recently received notable shout-outs in North America from both Mac DeMarco and Vampire Weekend, as well as played a series of rare U.S. dates.
Cornelius, meanwhile, is celebrating his beloved Point album with both an expanded reissue and North American tour. You can learn more here.
Hosono Haruomi Compiled by Oyamada Keigo:
1. BALLADE OF AYA / ティン・パン・アレー [キャラメル・ママ]
2. 東京ラッシュ / 細野晴臣&イエロー・マジック・バンド [はらいそ]
3. BODY SNATCHERS / HARRY HOSONO & THE WORLD SHYNESS [FLYING SAUCER 1947]
4. HURRICANE DOROTHY / 細野晴臣 [TROPICAL DANDY]
5. 夏なんです / はっぴいえんど [風街ろまん]
6. シャンバラ通信 / 細野晴臣&イエロー・マジック・バンド [はらいそ]
7. GOOD MORNING, MR.ECHO / swing slow [swing slow]
8. 夢見る約束 / HARRY HOSONO & THE WORLD SHYNESS [FYLING SAUCER 1947]
ま / 細野晴臣 [HoSoNoVa]
10. 東京Shyness Boy / 細野晴臣 [泰安洋行]
11. ハニー・ムーン / 細野晴臣 [TROPICAL DANDY]
12. HEPATITIS 肝炎 / 細野晴臣 & 横尾忠則 [コチンの月]
13. Radio Activety / 細野晴臣 [Heavenly Music]
14.ノルマンディア / 細野晴臣 [COINCIDENTAL MUSIC]
15. ローズマリー、ティートゥリー / 細野晴臣 [HoSoNoVa]
16. CHOO CHOO ガタゴト・アメリカ編 / 細野晴臣 [HOCHONO HOUSE]
17. ろっかばいまいべいびい(New ver.) / 細野晴臣 [HOCHONO HOUSE]
18. "Sayonara", The Japanese Farewell Song / 細野晴臣 [泰安洋行]
19. THE FIRST ONE IN HEAVEN / 細野晴臣 [THE ENDLESS TALKING]
20. Laugh-Gas / 細野晴臣 [omni Sight Seeing]
21. PURE JAM / Yellow Magic Orchestra [TECHNODELIC]
22. ピクニック / 細野晴臣[フィルハーモニー]
23. RESCUE / HASYMO[EX MACHINA ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK]
24. METALIC VELOCITY / Haruomi Hosono + Cornelius [EX MACHINA ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK]
25. GRADATED GREY / Yellow Magic Orchestra [TECHNODELIC]
26. Turn Turn / SKETCH SHOW [AUDIO SPONGE]
27. ORGONE BOX / 細野晴臣 [omni Sight Seeing]
28. O.K. / Yellow Magic Orchestra [テクノドン]
29. Microtalk / SKETCH SHOW [AUDIO SPONGE]
30. Korendor / 細野晴臣 [omni Sight Seeing]
31. STELLA / SKETCH SHOW [LOOPHOLE]
32. DARK SIDE OF THE STAR －地球の夜にむけての夜想曲－ / 細野晴臣 [S・F・X]