Yukihiro Takahashi and Steve Jansen – Stay Close
Yukihiro Takahashi and Steve Jansen
1986 Canyon Records / 1991 Pony Canyon (JP)
01. Stay Close 08:11
02. Betsu-Ni 05:07
03. Stay Close (Weirder World) 02:59
INFO > While on tour in their namesake country in 1980, UK band Japan met Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Yukihiro Takahashi of Yellow Magic Orchestra. Later that year, Sakamoto co-wrote and played on “Taking Islands In Africa,” the closing track to Japan’s fourth album, “Gentlemen Take Polaroids.” It was the first of many collaborations to come between members of the two groups, including this upbeat single by YMO and Japan’s respective drummers.