Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ, Tōkyō Suka Paradaisu Ōkesutora), commonly abbreviated by fans as Skapara or TSPO, is a Japanese ska and jazz band officially formed in 1988 by the percussionist Asa-Chang, and initially composed of over 10 veterans of Tokyo's underground scene. At the time, the band's sound was unlike that of any of its contemporaries in the then fledgling Japanese ska scene, and over the course of the past 21 years, their innovation has proved to have been very influential on Japanese music as a whole. Its sound, the product of the musical influences of its numerous members, is an eclectic mix of traditional ska, jazz, and rock. In the vein of many other more traditional ska acts, many of Skapara's songs are purely instrumental. Since its inception, the band has gone on several nationwide tours of Japan, and have toured extensively worldwide. They have collaborated with several vocalists outside of their band, including Shiina Ringo, Akira Kobayashi, Kyōko Koizumi, Schadaraparr, PUFFY, Yoshie Nakano and Tamio Okuda. They also performed the Japanese theme song to the PlayStation 2 game Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, entitled Black Jack, as well as numerous songs for the PlayStation game Incredible Crisis released in 1999.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Wake Up! 2015 Vinyl, 7"
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - 愛があるかい? 1998 CD, Mini, Single
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Paradise Blue 2009 CD, Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Down Beat Selector 2002 DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, Stereo
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Gifted - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Winter Selection 1995 CD, Compilation
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Pioneers 1993 CD, Album, Promo
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Ska Me Crazy 2005 CD, Album, Compilation, Enhanced
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Theme Of Lupin The Third Part II / Theme Of Lupin The Third Part I 2000 Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra 2019 Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Album, Reissue
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Arkestra 1998 CD, Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - World Famous Remix 1991 Vinyl, 12"
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - リボン 2019 CD, Single, Stereo
No Image Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Grand Prix 1995 CD, Album, Limited Edition
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Tondemo Crisis Original Soundtrack 1999 CD, Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Pioneers 1993 Vinyl, LP, Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Jon Lord / Jon Lord Dub Version 1998 Vinyl, 7"
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Paradise Has No Border 2017 CD, Album, Stereo
東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ* - 嘘をつく唇 2015 CD, Single, Stereo
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Skaravan (Caravan) 1999 Vinyl, 12"
No Image Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - The Afro Art Remixes 2002 Vinyl, 12", White Label
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Wake Up! 2014 CD, Maxi-Single
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Jazzie Speaks 1999 CD, Single, Limited Edition, Promo
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Tokyo Ska Plays Disney 2015 CD, Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Best (1989〜1997) 2003 Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Full-Tension Beaters 2000 CD, Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - World Famous Remix 1991 CD, Maxi-Single
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Tokyo Deluxe Original Soundtrack 1995 CD, Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Down Beat Arena 〜横浜アリーナ 7.7.2002 [完全版] 2003 DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, Stereo
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - カナリヤ鳴く空 2001 CD, Maxi-Single, Limited Edition
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Tokyo Ska-Lorful Collage 2019 File, FLAC, Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Tour “Wild Peace” Final At Saitama Super Arena 2007.1.14 2007 DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, Stereo
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Tondemo Crisis Original Soundtrack 1999 CD, Album, Promo
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Down Beat Selector 2003 Vinyl, 7", Compilation
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Live (東京スカパラダイスオーケストラライブ) 1991 CD, Mini-Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Full-Tension Beaters 2000 CDr, Album, Unofficial Release
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Wild Peace CDr, Album, Unofficial Release
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - 火の玉ジャイヴ 1999 CD, Single
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Compared To What 1998 CD, Maxi-Single
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Seleção Brasileira 2016 CD, Compilation, Stereo
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Stompin' On Down Beat Alley 2002 CD, Album, Copy Protected, Limited Edition
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - High Numbers 2003 Vinyl, LP, Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Live (東京スカパラダイスオーケストラライブ) 2019 Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Sunny Side Of The Street 2011 CD, Maxi-Single, DVD, DVD-Video
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - 星降る夜に 2006 CD, Maxi-Single
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Ska Evangelists On The Run Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra 1998-1999 2000 DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, Stereo
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Live Grand Prix 2004 DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Route 135 / Catch The Rainbow (Untouchable Mix) Vinyl, 7", Unofficial Release
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - 戦場に捧げるメロディー 1999 CD, Single, Promo
No Image Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - World Ska Symphony 2010 CD
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Full Tension Beaters 2000 Vinyl, LP, Album

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Tracklist: 18540617

No. Title Runtime
1 The Peak
2 Catch The Rainbow
3 You Don't Know (What Ska Is)
4 (I Know, Someone Of You Cruisin On) Route 135
5 アイトヨクボウノワクセイ
6 花ふぶき (Vocal Version)
7 レッツグミグミ
8 Extra
9 Do You Feel Like Going to DISCO !?
10 パイレーツのテーマ
11 HURRY UP !!
12 ウーハンの女
13 デカメロン
14 きままな生活 ('Reggae Ska Party' In Thailand)
15 18540617 (Bonus Track)

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