This is Sakamoto's world music, expanding on the world view of his previous work, "NEO GEO". [Released in 1989.]
The first release under contract with Virgin Records in the U.S.
The album featured Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), Robbie Robertson (ex-The Band), Robert Wyatt (ex-Soft Machine), Youssou N'Dour, Art Lindsay, and many other guests.
The songs on the Japanese version differ from those on the international version, and this time the Japanese version has been chosen at the artist's own request.
About half of the songs on the album are covers, including two Okinawan folk songs and "We Love You" by The Rolling Stones.
The cover photo was taken by Albert Watson.