Format: Boxset - vinyl
Artist: The Flaming Lips
Availability: 14-04-2023
CatNo: 093624869672
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The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots LP Boxset

An expansive 20th Anniversary Deluxe 5LP box set Edition of the glorious Yoshimi, featuring 56 tracks (30 previously unreleased).

A sci-fi-themed quasi-concept album that contained The Flaming Lips’ most playful and profound songs to date in a wondrous swirl of ambient electronics, digital beats, and psychedelic splendor. 

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Released in July 2002, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots remains the commercial high-water mark in The Flaming Lips’ wild four-decade journey, giving the GRAMMY® award-winners their first RIAA certified Gold Record. As the eagerly awaited follow-up to 1999’s masterwork, The Soft Bulletin, Yoshimi proved that singer/guitarist Wayne Coyne, and multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd had yet another masterpiece in them.
 
The record yielded the band’s top-streamed track, “Do You Realize??” (a timeless stargazing anthem that, in 2009, was named the Official Rock Song of the band’s native Oklahoma) and also landed the Lips their first-ever Grammy Award® win for the cosmic album-closing instrumental “Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon (Utopia Planitia).”
 
The 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition provides a complete 360-degree view of the band’s creativity during this period. Several unheard demos show a rare peak at the band’s creative process. The box set also collects B-sides and outtakes, from epic fan favorites like “Assassination of the Sun” to fun, folky serenades like “Thank You Jack White (For the Fiber-Optic Jesus You Gave Me).” There is also a treasure trove of radio sessions including idiosyncratic overhauls of Pink Floyd’s “Lucifer Sam” and “Breathe,” Radiohead’s “Knives Out,” and Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out of My Head.” In addition, the set includes a lush instrumental version of “Do You Realize??,” that has been requested by fans to play at both weddings and funerals.
 
As a whole Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is an essential portrait of rock’s most restlessly creative band at the peak of their powers.
 
LP 1 - Original Album
Side 1
1.    Fight Test
2.    One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21
3.    Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1
4.    Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 2
5.    In The Morning Of The Magicians
Side 2
1.    Ego Tripping At The Gates of Hell
2.    Are You A Hypnotist
3.    It's Summertime
4.    Do You Realize??
5.    All We Have Is Now
6.    Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon
 
LP 2 - Demos+
Side 3
1.    All My Life - Morning Of The Magicians (Demo)
2.    Ego Tripping Part 2 or 3 (Demo)
3.    Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Demo)
4.    Hypnotist: Early Version (Demo)
5.    Epic Systems Delirium (Demo)
6.    In The Morning Of The Magicians (Demo)
Side 4
1.    Do You Realize?? 1st Chords Wayne (Demo)
2.    Do You Realize?? Steven New Part (Demo)
3.    Fight Test: Primitive Demo With Helium Voice
4.    If I Go Mad/Funeral In My Head (B-Side of Do You Realize?? UK CD 1)
5.    Syrtis Major (B-Side of Do You Realize?? UK CD 1)
 
LP 3 - Non-LP+
Side 5
1.    Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Japanese Version)
2.    SpongeBob & Patrick Confront The Psychic Wall Of Energy (From The Spongebob SquarePants Movie)
3.    Seven Nation Army (From LateNightTales: The Flaming Lips)
4.    Go (Sparklehorse with The Flaming Lips) (Alternate Version From the Flaming Lips Archives)
5.    The Deterioration Of The Fight Or Flight Response (B-Side of Fight Test UK CD 1)
6.    Fight Test (Live on WXRT)
Side 6
1.    Do You Realize?? (Live on CD 101)
2.    Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (AOL Session)
3.    Waitin' For A Superman (Live on WXPN)
4.    In The Morning Of The Magicians (Live on KCRW)
5.    White Christmas (Live on WXPN)
6.    The Golden Path (The Chemical Brothers, feat. The Flaming Lips)
 
LP 4 - Radio Sessions
Side 7
1.    Suspicious Minds (Live on Cover-ed)
2.    Assassination Of The Sun (Live on BBC Radio 1) Maida Vale Session July 2002
3.    Can't Get You Out Of My Head (Live on BBC Radio 1) Maida Vale Session July 2002
4.    Do You Realize?? (Live on BBC Radio 1) Maida Vale Session July 2002
5.    One More Robot (Live on BBC Radio 1) Maida Vale Session July 2002
Side 8
1.    Do You Realize?? (Live on KEXP) Aug 5, 2002
2.    One More Robot (Live on KEXP) Aug 5, 2002
3.    Can't Get You Out Of My Head (Live on KEXP) Aug 5, 2002
4.    Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Live on KEXP) Aug 5, 2002
5.    Breathe (Live on XFM) June 26 2003
6.    Ego Tripping At The Gates of Hell (Live on XFM) Nov 11, 2003
7.    Sunship Balloons (Live on XFM) Nov 11, 2003
 
LP 5 - Radio Sessions+
Side 9
1.    Fight Test (Live on XFM) June 26 2003
2.    Thank You Jack White (Live on XFM) June 26 2003
3.    Do You Realize?? (Live on XFM) July 11, 2002
4.    One More Robot (Live on XFM) July 11, 2002
5.    Can't Get You Out Of My Head (Live on XFM) July 11, 2002
Side 10
1.    Ego Tripping At The Gates of Hell (Live on BBC Radio 1) Oct 31, 2003  BBC Janice Long Show
2.    Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Live on BBC Radio 1) Oct 31, 2003  BBC Janice Long Show
3.    Sunship Balloons (Live on BBC Radio 1) Oct 31, 2003  BBC Janice Long Show
4.    Up Above The Daily Hum (B-Side of Do You Realize?? UK CD 2)
5.    Xanthe Terra (B-Side of Do You Realize?? UK CD 2)