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Japan - Exorcising Ghosts album download Performer: Japan
Album: Exorcising Ghosts
Country: UK
Released: 1988
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Size MP3: 1490 mb.
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Rating: 4.6/5
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Exorcising Ghosts is a compilation album by the British band Japan, released in October 1984 by record label Virgin. Exorcising Ghosts was compiled and produced in consultation with lead singer David Sylvian two years after Japan dissolved. It features three recordings from the band's early career on the Hansa Records label (such as 1979's Quiet Life) but mainly focuses on material from their two studio albums on Virgin Records; Gentlemen Take Polaroids (1980) and Tin Drum (1981).

That all said, though, if one needs to have a useful enough starting point for what made Japan so great, Exorcising Ghosts is a reasonable way to start. The emphasis is entirely on the moody, melancholic but energetic phase of Japan's career - there's nothing earlier than a couple of cuts from Quiet Life, and any hint of the band's trash glam rock start is carefully and quietly ignored. Tasteful is the word here instead, and, to be sure, the album cover and design, a beautifully striking effort from regular Sylvian artistic partner Russell Mills, is one of the best ever done

Released October 1984. Exorcising Ghosts Tracklist. 1. Methods of Dance Lyrics.

Complete your Japan collection. Compilation album which was supervised by Sylvian. Unfortunately, what was true in Japan was not true in the UK, therefore, the album's promotion, mentioning 'unreleased tracks' was incorrect for the domestic market, attracting criticism at the time. UK Chart Position: 45. Elenco tracce.

Exorcising Ghosts is a music boxset/compilation recording by JAPAN (Prog Related/Progressive Rock) released in 1984 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Exorcising Ghosts Virgin Records 1994. TJKB8) poster/advert 11X8" japan - exorcising ghosts album framed.

Exorcising Ghosts - Студийный альбом от Japan. Вышел 1 октября 1984г. В альбом вошло 21 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 01:57:01. album version "Gentlemen Take Polaroids". Japan - My New Career - Audio Only - Live Hammersmith Odeon 1981.

Classic new romantic ensemble Japan with their album "Exorcising Ghosts" compiling their singles along with the B-sides.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Methods Of Dance 6:48
A2 Swing 6:20
A3 Gentlemen Take Polaroids 7:00
A4 Quiet Life 7:20
B1 A Foreign Place
Written-By – Sylvian*, Barbieri*
3:10
B2 Nightporter 6:48
B3 My New Career
Violin – Simon House
3:48
B4 The Other Side Of Life
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Ann O'Dell*
7:21
C1 Visions Of China
Written-By – Sylvian*, Jansen*
3:37
C2 Taking Islands In Africa
Keyboards – Ryuichi SakamotoRemix – Japan, Steve NyeWritten-By – Sylvian / Sakamoto*
4:57
C3 Ghosts 4:33
C4 Sons Of Pioneers
Written-By – Sylvian*, Karn*
7:07
D1 Voices Raised In Welcome, Hands Held In Prayer
Written-By – Sylvian*, Jansen*
3:23
D2 Life Without Buildings 6:34
D3 Talking Drum
Violin – Simon House
3:34
D4 The Art Of Parties 6:41

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed Through – Ariola Eurodisc GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Ariola Eurodisc GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Chadwick Nomis Ltd.
  • Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.

Credits

  • Bass Guitar [Fretless Bass], Clarinet, Suona [Dida], Saxophone – Mick Karn
  • Cover, Artwork [Art & Design] – Russell Mills
  • Drums, Percussion, Electronic Drums, Percussion [Keyboard Percussion] – Steve Jansen
  • Edited By [Compilation], Engineer [Compilation Engineered By] – Nigel Walker
  • Engineer – Colin Fairley, John Punter, Nigel Walker, Steve Nye, Steve Prestage
  • Guitar – Rob Dean (tracks: A1 to A4, B4)
  • Keyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming], Tape [Tapes] – Richard Barbieri
  • Keyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming], Tape [Tapes], Guitar, Vocals – David Sylvian
  • Photography By – David Buckland
  • Producer – Japan (tracks: C1 to D4), John Punter (tracks: A1 to B4, C2, D1, D2, D4), Steve Nye (tracks: C1, C3, C4, D3)
  • Written-By – Sylvian*

Notes

Japanese Limited Edition double vinyl compilation album.

℗ 1984 This Compilation Virgin Records Ltd.
© 1984 Virgin Records Ltd.

Made in Japan by "Virgin Japan Ltd." ℗ 1988.
.
Published by Chadwick Nomis Ltd. / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd., except Track A4 'Quiet Life', Track B4 'The Other Side Of Life', published by Chadwick Nomis Ltd.

Japanese vinyl released by 'Virgin Japan' with Obi branded 'Best Selections, Limited Edition'. Unlike the CD edition which only included 11 tracks, this vinyl compilation includes all of the original 16 tracks, including a lyric sheet, printed in English.

In 1988 in Japan this album was also released in other formats:
* Music Cassette: VJT-1003~4
* CD: VJD-128

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: T4988 037 00196 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): VGD-3510A 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): VGD-3510B 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): VGD-3510C 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): VGD-3510D 1 1
  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Other (Side A Catalogue #): VJL-1003
  • Other (Side B Catalogue #): VJL-1003
  • Other (Side C Catalogue #): VJL-1004
  • Other (Side D Catalogue #): VJL-1004
  • Other (Side A Secondary Catalogue #): VGD3510-A
  • Other (Side B Secondary Catalogue #): VGD3510-B
  • Other (Side C Secondary Catalogue #): VGD3510-C
  • Other (Side D Secondary Catalogue #): VGD3510-D

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VGD 3510 Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(2xLP, Comp) Virgin VGD 3510 UK 1984
VGDCD 3510, 0777 7 86728 2 1 Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(CD, Comp, RE, RP, tak) Virgin, Virgin VGDCD 3510, 0777 7 86728 2 1 UK & Europe Unknown
VGD 3510 Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(2xLP, Comp) Virgin VGD 3510 Australia 1985
VGDCD 3510 Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Virgin VGDCD 3510 UK Unknown
VJCP-36017 Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(2xCD, Comp) Virgin Japan VJCP-36017 Japan 1991

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Methods Of Dance 6:48
A2 Swing 6:20
A3 Gentlemen Take Polaroids 7:00
A4 Quiet Life 7:20
B1 A Foreign Place
Written-By – Sylvian*, Barbieri*
3:10
B2 Nightporter 6:48
B3 My New Career
Violin – Simon House
3:48
B4 The Other Side Of Life
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Ann O'Dell*
7:21
C1 Visions Of China
Written-By – Sylvian*, Jansen*
3:37
C2 Taking Islands In Africa
Keyboards – Ryuichi SakamotoRemix – Japan, Steve NyeWritten-By – Sylvian / Sakamoto*
4:57
C3 Ghosts 4:33
C4 Sons Of Pioneers
Written-By – Sylvian*, Karn*
7:07
D1 Voices Raised In Welcome, Hands Held In Prayer
Written-By – Sylvian*, Jansen*
3:23
D2 Life Without Buildings 6:34
D3 Talking Drum
Violin – Simon House
3:34
D4 The Art Of Parties 6:41

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed Through – Ariola Eurodisc GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Ariola Eurodisc GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Chadwick Nomis Ltd.
  • Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.

Credits

  • Bass Guitar [Fretless Bass], Clarinet, Suona [Dida], Saxophone – Mick Karn
  • Cover, Artwork By [Art & Design] – Russell Mills
  • Drums, Percussion, Electronic Drums, Percussion [Keyboard Percussion] – Steve Jansen
  • Edited By [Compilation], Engineer [Compilation Engineered By] – Nigel Walker
  • Engineer – Colin Fairley, John Punter, Nigel Walker, Steve Nye, Steve Prestage
  • Guitar – Rob Dean (tracks: A1 to A4, B4)
  • Keyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming], Tape [Tapes] – Richard Barbieri
  • Keyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming], Tape [Tapes], Guitar, Vocals – David Sylvian
  • Photography By – David Buckland
  • Producer – Japan (tracks: C1 to D4), John Punter (tracks: A1 to B4, C2, D1, D2, D4), Steve Nye (tracks: C1, C3, C4, D3)
  • Written-By – Sylvian*

Notes

℗ 1984 This Compilation Virgin Records Ltd.
© 1984 Virgin Records Ltd.

Made in Japan by "Virgin Japan Ltd." ℗ 1988.

Published by Chadwick Nomis Ltd. / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd., except Track A4 'Quiet Life', Track B4 'The Other Side Of Life', published by Chadwick Nomis Ltd.

Japanese promo vinyl released by 'Virgin Japan' with Obi branded 'Best Selections, Limited Edition'. Unlike the CD edition which only included 11 tracks, this vinyl compilation includes all of the original 16 tracks, including a lyric sheet, printed in English.

In 1988 in Japan this album was also released in other formats:
* Music Cassette: VJT-1003~4
* CD: VJD-128

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: T4988 037 00196 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): VGD-3510A 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): VGD-3510B 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): VGD-3510C 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): VGD-3510D 1 1
  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Other (Side A Catalogue #): VJL-1003
  • Other (Side B Catalogue #): VJL-1003
  • Other (Side C Catalogue #): VJL-1004
  • Other (Side D Catalogue #): VJL-1004
  • Other (Side A Secondary Catalogue #): VGD3510-A
  • Other (Side B Secondary Catalogue #): VGD3510-B
  • Other (Side C Secondary Catalogue #): VGD3510-C
  • Other (Side D Secondary Catalogue #): VGD3510-D

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VGD 3510 Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(2xLP, Comp) Virgin VGD 3510 UK 1984
VGDCD 3510, 0777 7 86728 2 1 Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(CD, Comp, RE, RP, tak) Virgin, Virgin VGDCD 3510, 0777 7 86728 2 1 UK & Europe Unknown
VGD 3510 Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(2xLP, Comp) Virgin VGD 3510 Australia 1985
VGDCD 3510 Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Virgin VGDCD 3510 UK Unknown
VJCP-36017 Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(2xCD, Comp) Virgin Japan VJCP-36017 Japan 1991

Tracklist

A1 Methods Of Dance
A2 Swing
A3 Gentlemen Take Polaroids
A4 Quiet Life
B1 A Foreign Place
B2 Nightporter
B3 My New Career
B4 The Other Side Of Life
C1 Visions Of China
C2 Taking Islands In Africa
C3 Ghosts
C4 Sons Of Pioneers
D1 Voices Raised In Welcome, Hands Held In Prayer
D2 Life Without Buildings
D3 Talking Drum
D4 The Art Of Parties

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed Through – Virgin Holdings Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Ariola Eurodisc GmbH
  • Published By – CBS Songs
  • Published By – Chadwick Nomis Ltd.
  • Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.

Credits

  • Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Ann O'Dell* (tracks: B4)
  • Bass Guitar [Fretless Bass], Clarinet, Suona [Dida], Saxophone – Mick Karn
  • Drums, Percussion, Electronic Drums, Percussion [Keyboard Percussion] – Steve Jansen
  • Edited By [Compilation], Engineer [Compilation Engineered By] – Nigel Walker
  • Engineer [Engineers] – Colin Fairley, John Punter, Nigel Walker, Steve Nye, Steve Prestage
  • Guitar – Rob Dean (tracks: A1 to A4, B4)
  • Keyboards – Riuichi Sakamoto* (tracks: C2)
  • Keyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming], Tape [Tapes] – Richard Barbieri
  • Keyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming], Tape [Tapes], Guitar, Vocals – David Sylvian
  • Producer [Producers] – Japan (tracks: C1 to D4), John Punter (tracks: A1 to B4, C2, D1, D2, D4), Steve Nye (tracks: C1, C3, C4, D3)
  • Remix [Re-mixed By] – Japan (tracks: C2), Steve Nye (tracks: C2)
  • Violin – Simon House (tracks: B3, D3)
  • Written-By – Sylvian*, Karn* (tracks: C4), Barbieri* (tracks: B1), D. Sylvian/ R. Sakamoto* (tracks: C2), Jansen* (tracks: C1, D1)

Notes

℗ 1984 This Compilation Virgin Records Ltd.
© 1984 Virgin Records Ltd.

A1, A2, A3, B2, B3 © 1980 Virgin Records Ltd.
A4, B4 © 1980 Ariola Eurodisc GmbH.
B1 © 1981 Ariola Eurodisc GmbH.
C1 to C4, D2 to D3 © 1981 Virgin Records Ltd.
D1 © 1983 Virgin Records Ltd.

This Australian edition is supplied with a lyric sheet printed on strong matt-paper. However, unlike the UK release which uses the same catalogue # VGD 3510 it does not have a 'Triangle Sticker' on the sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): VGD 3510 -1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): VGD 3510 -2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 3): VGD 3510 * 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 4): VGD 3510 * 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched on side 1): Mx 215195 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched on side 2): Mx 215196
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched on side 3): Mx 215197-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched on side 4): Mx 215198-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched on side 1 and 2): RECORD ONE
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched on side 3 and 4): RECORD TWO
  • Other (Secondary catalogue number side 1): MX215195
  • Other (Secondary catalogue number side 2): MX215196
  • Other (Secondary catalogue number side 3): MX215197
  • Other (Secondary catalogue number side 4): MX215198

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VGD 3510 Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(2xLP, Comp) Virgin VGD 3510 UK 1984
VGDCD 3510, 0777 7 86728 2 1 Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(CD, Comp, RE, RP, tak) Virgin, Virgin VGDCD 3510, 0777 7 86728 2 1 UK & Europe Unknown
VGDCD 3510 Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Virgin VGDCD 3510 UK Unknown
VJCP-36017 Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(2xCD, Comp) Virgin Japan VJCP-36017 Japan 1991
VJL-1003~4, VGD-3510 Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Promo, RE) Virgin Japan, Virgin VJL-1003~4, VGD-3510 Japan 1988