Art rockers Japan are to have their 1984 compilation Exorcising Ghosts reissued on half-speed remastered vinyl through UMC on October 7.
The band officially split in 1982, following a tour in support of their final album, the ground-breaking Tin Drum. However, they agreed to undertake a farewell tour, with accompanying live album, Oil On Canvas, towards the end of 1983.
Exorcising Ghosts was released in 1984 and features material from the band’s third album, 1979’s Quiet Life, which saw the shift stylistically away from the glam rock of their first two albums (1978’s Adolescent Sex and 1979’s Obscure Alternatives) towards their more recognised stylish art rock approach.
The new edition has been mastered at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, London. The LPs are housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner bags, a print of the band, an Abbey Road Half Speed Master Certificate, and an Obi strip.
A limited number of the album will be available with an exclusive 30cm x 23cm landscape print of Russell Mills’ sleeve artwork without text.
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- Japan - Tin Drum - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.35, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 21-Sep-2022 16:25)on September 25, 2022 at 10:21 pm
JAPAN Tin Drum (1981 UK 8-track vinyl LP, their fifth and final studio album including the singles The Art Of Parties, Visions Of China, Ghosts and Cantonese Boy, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a little shelf/ringwear whilst the vinyl showsonly light signs of play V2209)
- Japan - Life In Tokyo - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $16.35, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jul-2022 15:26)on September 25, 2022 at 10:21 pm
JAPAN Life In Tokyo (1982 UK 12" vinyl single including the Extended Remix produced by Giorgio Moroder plus Life In Tokyo Theme [a slowed down mix which could be enjoyed at the usual speed if played on a 78rpm turntable], housed in the silhouette glossy picture sleeve HANSA1217)
- Japan - I Second That Emotion - Sylvian Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $8.72, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 04-May-2022 15:53)on September 25, 2022 at 10:21 pm
JAPAN I Second That Emotion (1982 UK 7" vinyl single featuring his rendition of the Smokey Robinson penned classic, also including Halloween, David Sylvian picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light wear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play HANSA12)
- Japan - Quiet Life - 180gm vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $27.24, €27.99 (New Item) (arrived 12-May-2022 17:09)on September 25, 2022 at 10:21 pm
JAPAN Quiet Life (2021 UK limited edition 8-track half-speed remastered LP pressed on 180 Gram Vinyl. Originally released in 1979, including All Tomorrow's Parties and Quiet Life. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with exclusive liner notes, remains brand new and factory sealed in its hype stickered shrinkwrap BMGCAT403LP)
- Japan - Assemblage - White Stickered Sleeve - Shrink - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $21.80, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 31-May-2022 11:57)on September 25, 2022 at 10:21 pm
JAPAN Assemblage (1981 UK 10-track compilation vinyl LP including five tracks previously unreleased on album. The sleeve retains its opened shrink with hype sticker and original price sticcker attached. There is a little shelfwear to the sleeve however, despite a couple of minor surface scuffs, the vinyl remains in excellent condition HANLP1)