japan: Exorcising Ghosts: Half Speed Mastered Gatefold Vinyl 2LP

Exorcising Ghosts: Half Speed Mastered Gatefold Vinyl 2LP


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  • Release Date 07 October 2022
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Double Vinyl LP

Exorcising Ghosts (1984) is a 16-track 2LP set compiled and produced in consultation with lead singer David Sylvian, two years after Japan dissolved.

This career spanning ‘Best of’ features three recordings from the band’s early career on the Hansa Records label (including 1979’s “Quiet Life”) but mainly focuses on material from their two seminal studio albums on Virgin Records; Gentlemen Take Polaroids (1980) and Tin Drum (1981).

Features key album tracks and 6 UK Top 60 singles:

“Gentlemen Take Polaroids” #60 in Oct. 1980
“The Art of Parties” #48 in May 1981
“Visions of China” #32 in Nov. 1981
“Quiet Life” #19 in Sept. 1981
“Ghosts” #5 in March 1982
“Nightporter” #29 in Nov. 1982

Half Speed Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, London

The LPs are housed in a Gatefold Sleeve with Printed Inner bags.

Contains a new Print / Abbey Road Half Speed Master Certificate and Obi strip.

Side A
1 Methods of Dance  
2 Swing  
3 Gentlemen Take Polaroids  
4 Quiet Life  
Side B
1 A Foreign Place  
2 Nightporter  
3 My New Career  
4 The Other Side of Life  
Side C
1 Visions of China  
2 Taking Islands in Africa  
3 Ghosts  
4 Songs of Pioneers  
Side D
1 Voices Raised in Welcome, Hands Held in Prayer  
2 Life Without Buildings  
3 Talking Drum  
4 The Art of Parties