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Japan - Exorcising Ghosts Album

Japan - Exorcising Ghosts Album Performer: Japan
Title: Exorcising Ghosts
Style: New Wave, Vocal
Category: Electronic / Pop
Date of release: Jan 1985
Country: Australia
Label: Virgin
Catalog number: VGD 3510
Size MP3: 2501 mb
Size FLAC: 1508 mb
Rating: 4.8


1Life Without Buildings
2Methods Of Dance
3Gentlemen Take Polaroids
4Talking Drum
6Visions Of China
7My New Career
8The Art Of Parties
9The Other Side Of Life
10Voices Raised In Welcome, Hands Held In Prayer
13Taking Islands In Africa
14A Foreign Place
15Quiet Life
16Sons Of Pioneers


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
VGD 3510Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(2xLP, Comp)VirginVGD 3510UK1984
VGDCD 3510, 0777 7 86728 2 1Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(CD, Comp, RE, RP, tak)Virgin, VirginVGDCD 3510, 0777 7 86728 2 1UK & EuropeUnknown
VGD 3510Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(2xLP, Comp)VirginVGD 3510Australia1985
VGDCD 3510Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(CD, Comp, RP)VirginVGDCD 3510UKUnknown
VJCP-36017Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(2xCD, Comp)Virgin JapanVJCP-36017Japan1991


  • Arranged By [String Arrangement]Ann O'Dell (tracks: B4)
  • Bass Guitar [Fretless Bass], Clarinet, Suona [Dida], SaxophoneMick 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
  • GuitarRob Dean (tracks: A1 to A4, B4)
  • KeyboardsRiuichi Sakamoto (tracks: C2)
  • Keyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming], Tape [Tapes]Richard Barbieri
  • Keyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming], Tape [Tapes], Guitar, VocalsDavid 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)
  • ViolinSimon House (tracks: B3, D3)
  • Written-BySylvian, Karn (tracks: C4), Barbieri (tracks: B1), D. Sylvian/ R. Sakamoto (tracks: C2), Jansen (tracks: C1, D1)


℗ 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 promo edition is supplied with a lyric sheet printed on strong matt-paper. However, unlike the UK retail release which uses the same catalogue # VGD 3510 it does not have a 'triangle' sticker' on the sleeve.

Å Mx 215198-B VGD 3510-4 catalogue number appears as Å Mx 215198-B VGD 3510-2 (2 is crossed out) 4

Back of sleeve: Printed gold stamp: PROMOTION ONLY NOT FOR SALE

On labels: NOT FOR SALE


  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, runout, etched): Å Mx215195-C VGD 3510-1 RECORD ONE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, runout, etched): Å Mx 215196 VGD 3510-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 3, runout, etched): Å Mx 215197-C VGD 3510- 3 RECORD TWO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 4, runout, etched): Å Mx 215198-B VGD 3510-4 RECORD TWO
  • Other (Side 1, secondary catalogue number): MX215195
  • Other (Side 2, secondary catalogue number): MX215196
  • Other (Side 3, secondary catalogue number): MX215197
  • Other (Side 4, secondary catalogue number): MX215198


  • 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.



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. Exorcising Ghosts - Japan. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Album 1984 11 Songs. Exorcising Ghosts. 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. Released October 1984. Exorcising Ghosts Tracklist. Methods of Dance Lyrics. The first of several compilation albums released after Japans breakup, Exorcising Ghosts is difficult to label as anything in particular it is not a greatest hits, singles collection or B-sides album, though it can perhaps be seen as Virgins response to Hansa-Ariolas Assemblage. Album Exorcising Ghosts by Japan with lyrics: Methods Of Dance,Swing,Gentlemen Take Polaroids,Quiet Life,A Foreign Place,Nightporter,My New Career,The Other Side Of Life,Visions Of China,Taking Islands In Africa,Ghosts. Just when I think I'm winning When I've broken every door The ghosts of my life blow wilder than before Just when I thought I could not be stopped When my chance came to be king The ghosts of my life blew wilder than the wind. Well I'm feeling nervous Now I find myself alone The simple life's no longer there Once I was so sure Now the doubt inside my mind Comes and goes but leads nowhere. The title track of John Piccari's 2011 album, now available via . John Piccari. CD Baby CD Baby Pro Publishing, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. JAPAN - Ghosts - Продолжительность: 5:39 Bila Martins Recommended for you. Gotye with Yum Cha Sessions covering Japan's - Продолжительность: 3:43 Groovescooter Recommended for you. Yoshimi - Japanese Ghosts III - Продолжительность: 45:16 DREAM CATALOGUE Recommended for you. Язык: Русский. Страна: США. Listen free to Japan Exorcising Ghosts Methods Of Dance, Swing and more. 16 tracks 83:05. Exorcising Ghosts, 2003. Methods of Dance, 06:50. Gentlemen Take Polaroids, 07:03. Quiet Life, 04:51. My New Career, 03:51. The Other Side of Life, 07:24. Visions of China, 03:38. Ghosts, 04:32. Life Without Buildings, 06:34