YELL40 YEARS

Yello

Cat No: 3560213

The legendary electronic duo YELLO are celebrating their 40th anniversary with a comprehensive retrospective.

“YELL40 YEARS” by Dieter Meier and Boris Blank is not a common best of with the typical songs like  “The Race”, “Oh Yeah” or the groundbreaking “Bostich”, but more a place for all the pearls of their discography that have always stood for the YELLO sound cosmos, but never really received the spotlight that they deserve. Songs like the everlasting fan favourite “I Love You”, the eccentric “Rubberbandman” or the Mellow YELLO classic “Desire” – the stylistic range of the Zurich originals have always known no limits.

With detailed liner notes and visual impressions of the last four decades, “40 Years” is a must-have for all lovers of the special electronic sounds made in Switzerland.

Available as a strictly limited 4CD hardcover book, as a regular 2CD, as a black 180g double vinyl and of course as download and on all streaming portals.

The limited 4CD hardcover book version also contains a retrospective “A Wider Shade Of YELLO” curated by Boris Blank, on which mainly the “mellow” and not immanently obvious YELLO pieces were brought together, whereas on the fourth bonus CD favourite remixes of the past 40 years have been compiled. Some of them have been completely unpublished so far, including by DJ luminary DJ Hell and the former Factory Records representative, author and filmmaker Mark Reeder.

Product descriptions

4CD – Hardcover Earbook:

The YELL4O YEARS retrospective is released as a limited and numbered 4CD earbook. The 60-page, lavishly and lovingly designed book contains exclusive and brand-new liner notes for every YELLO album released, including numerous rare and in some cases never-before-seen photos and visual insights into the illustrious career of the Swiss electronic pioneers.

The first two CDs form a classic Best Of with 41 songs, which of course includes hits and evergreens like “Oh Yeah”, “Bostich”, “The Race (live)” and “Vicious Games” as well as eternal fan favourites à la “I Love You”, “Goldrush” or “Rubberbandman”. On CD 3, the more melodic, more cinematic side of YELLO is reviewed – MELLO YELLO, so to speak. “The Rhythm Divine (feat. Shirley Bassey)” and “Desire” are included side by side with more unknown gems (“Solar Driftwood”, “Capri Calling” or “Otto di Catania”). For the fourth CD, YELLO’s favourite remixes from 40 years of the band’s history have been compiled and accompanied by previously unreleased remixes, such as Mark Reeder’s (Factory Records) “Wet & Hard Mix” of “Vicious Games”.

 

2LP:

The strictly limited 180g black YELL4O YEARS double vinyl contains 21 tracks and of course quite a few classics and hits like “Oh Yeah”, “Desire”, “I Love You”, “The Rhythm Divine (feat. Shirley Bassey)”, “Vicious Games”, but also new fan favourites like “Waba Duba”, “Spinning My Mind” or “Way Down”.

 

2CD:

The YELL4O YEARS 2CD Best Of contains 41 tracks and all the classics, hits and evergreens from the Zurich sound lab: “Oh Yeah”, “The Race”, “I Love You”, “Bostich”, “Vicious Games”, but also new fan favourites like “Waba Duba”, “Limbo” or “Spinning My Mind”.

 

Tracklists

4CD Hardcover Book

CD 1 THE FIRST 20 YEARS

  1. Bimbo (Solid Pleasure)
  2. Pinball Cha Cha (Claro Que Si)
  3. The Evening‘s Young (Claro que Si)
  4. Bananas To The Beat (Solid Pleasure)
  5. I Love You (1980-85 The New Mix in One Go)
  6. Lost Again (You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess)
  7. Bostich (N’est-ce pas?) (1980-85 The New Mix in One Go)
  8. Daily Disco (Claro Que Si)
  9. Vicious Games (Stella)
  10. Oh Yeah (Stella)
  11. Blender (Baby)
  12. Goldrush (One Second)
  13. Tied Up (Essential Yello)
  14. La Habanera (One Second)
  15. Rubberbandman (Baby)
  16. Jungle Bill (Baby)
  17. Night Train (Zebra)
  18. Tremendous Pain (Zebra)
  19. Houdini (Motion Pictures)
  20. Base For Alec (You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess)
  21. Liquid Lies (Yello By Yello)

CD 2 THE SECOND 20 YEARS

  1. Electrified II (Toy)
  2. Soul On Ice (The Eye)
  3. Don Turbulente (The Eye)
  4. Planet Dada (The Eye)
  5. 30`000 Days (Toy)
  6. Arthur Spark (Point)
  7. 07. The Vanishing of Peter Strong (Point)
  8. Distant Solution (The Eye)
  9. Mean Monday (YELLO book download 2011)
  10. Cold Flame (Toy)
  11. Dialectical Kid (Toy)
  12. The Expert (Touch Yello)
  13. Basic Avenue (Point)
  14. Waba Duba (Point)
  15. Limbo (Toy)
  16. Spinning my Mind (Point)
  17. Tiger Dust (The Eye)
  18. Way Down (Point)
  19. Hot Pan (Point)
  20. The Race (Live in Berlin 2016)

CD 3 Mellow YELLO (working title)

  1. Solar Driftwood (Pocket Universe)
  2. Out Of Dawn (Touch Yello)
  3. Stay (feat. Heidi Happy) (Touch Yello)
  4. Drive Driven (Baby)
  5. Time Palace (The Eye)
  6. Tangier Blue (Touch Yello)
  7. Friday Smile (Touch Yello)
  8. Till Tomorrow (feat. Till Brönner) (Touch Yello)
  9. Moon on Ice (One Second)
  10. Kiss The Cloud (feat. Fifi Rong) (Toy)
  11. Capri Calling (Baby)
  12. Desire (Stella)
  13. You Better Hide (feat. Heidi Happy) (Touch Yello)
  14. The Rhythm Divine (feat. Shirley Bassey) (One Second)
  15. Starlight Scene (Toy)
  16. Otto Di Catania (Flag)
  17. Meet My Angel (feat. Fifi Rong) (Point Bonus Track)
  18. Pacific AM (Toy)

CD 4 REMIXES

  1. DO IT (Marky P. & Teri B. Dub)
  2. LIMBO (Circle Sky Mix / Martin Dubka & Richard Norris)
  3. ELECTRIFIED (Carl Craig Mix)
  4. HOW HOW (Fluke – Papa-Who-Ma-Mix)
  5. BOSTICH (DJ Hell – Brighter Mix)
  6. SQUEEZE PLEASE (Oliver Moldan – Vocal Remix)
  7. OH YEAH (Ralph Rosario – Big Room Vocal Mix)
  8. MORE (Rockabilly Mix – Boris Blank)
  9. VICIOUS GAMES (Mark Reeder`s Wet & Hard Mix)
  10. TAKLA MAKAN (Martin Roth Mix)
  11. PLANET DADA (Northern Light Mix)
  12. TOPAZ (Insect Mix – Boris Blank)

2LP

LP 1 – Side A

  1. BIMBO (Solid Pleasure)
  2. BOSTICH (N’est-ce pas?) (1980-85 The New Mix in One Go)
  3. VICIOUS GAMES (Stella)
  4. OH YEAH (Stella)
  5. JUNGLE BILL (Baby)

LP 1 – Side B

  1. TREMENDOUS PAIN (Zebra)
  2. MEAN MONDAY (YELLO book download 2011)
  3. THE EXPERT (Touch Yello)
  4. WABA DUBA (Point)
  5. THE RACE (LIVE IN BERLIN 2016)

LP 2 – Side A

  1. DESIRE (Stella)
  2. DRIVE DRIVEN (Baby)
  3. THE RHYTHM DIVINE (feat. Shirley Bassey) (One Second)
  4. YOU BETTER HIDE (feat. Heidi Happy) (Touch Yello)
  5. TILL TOMORROW (feat. Till Brönner) (Touch Yello)

LP 2 – Side B

  1. 30’000 DAYS (Toy)
  2. STARLIGHT SCENE (Toy)
  3. SPINNING MY MIND (Point)
  4. LIQUID LIES (Yello By Yello)
  5. MEET MY ANGEL (feat. Fifi Rong) (Point Bonus Track)
  6. WAY DOWN (Point)

2CD

CD 1 THE FIRST 20 YEARS

  1. Bimbo (Solid Pleasure)
  2. Pinball Cha Cha (Claro Que Si)
  3. The Evening‘s Young (Claro que Si)
  4. Bananas To The Beat (Solid Pleasure)
  5. I Love You (1980-85 The New Mix in One Go)
  6. Lost Again (You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess)
  7. Bostich (N’est-ce pas?) (1980-85 The New Mix in One Go)
  8. Daily Disco (Claro Que Si)
  9. Vicious Games (Stella)
  10. Oh Yeah (Stella)
  11. Blender (Baby)
  12. Goldrush (One Second)
  13. Tied Up (Essential Yello)
  14. La Habanera (One Second)
  15. Rubberbandman (Baby)
  16. Jungle Bill (Baby)
  17. Night Train (Zebra)
  18. Tremendous Pain (Zebra)
  19. Houdini (Motion Pictures)
  20. Base For Alec (You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess)
  21. Liquid Lies (Yello By Yello)

CD 2 THE SECOND 20 YEARS

  1. Electrified II (Toy)
  2. Soul On Ice (The Eye)
  3. Don Turbulente (The Eye)
  4. Planet Dada (The Eye)
  5. 30`000 Days (Toy)
  6. Arthur Spark (Point)
  7. 07. The Vanishing of Peter Strong (Point)
  8. Distant Solution (The Eye)
  9. Mean Monday (YELLO book download 2011)
  10. Cold Flame (Toy)
  11. Dialectical Kid (Toy)
  12. The Expert (Touch Yello)
  13. Basic Avenue (Point)
  14. Waba Duba (Point)
  15. Limbo (Toy)
  16. Spinning my Mind (Point)
  17. Tiger Dust (The Eye)
  18. Way Down (Point)
  19. Hot Pan (Point)
  20. The Race (Live in Berlin 2016)

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