Japan - Japan download

Japan - Japan download Performer: Japan
Title: Japan
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Released: 1981
Country: Japan
MP3 album: 1512 mb
FLAC album: 1105 mb
WMA album: 1366 mb
Rating: 4.5
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Genre: Electronic music / Pop
Japan - Japan download

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Burning Bridges
A2 Swing
A3 Gentlemen Take Polaroids
A4 Alien
A5 ....Rhodesia
B1 Quiet Life
B2 My New Career
B3 Obscure Alternatives
C1 Taking Islands In Africa
Written-By [Uncredited] – Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian
C2 Methods Of Dance
C3 Ain't That Peculiar
Written-By [Uncredited] – Marvin Tarplin, Robert Rogers, Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore
C4 Sometimes I Feel So Low
C5 Halloween
D1 European Son
D2 Life In Tokyo
Written-By [Uncredited] – Giorgio Moroder
D3 Adolescent Sex
D4 Automatic Gun


  • Performer [Uncredited] – David Sylvian, Mick Karn, Richard Barbieri, Rob Dean, Steve Jansen
  • Written-By [Uncredited] – David Sylvian (tracks: A1 to C3, C4 to D4)


This is a Japanese bootleg 'Live' double-vinyl album. It's source is from stereo FM broadcast, Kyoto Feb 1981. It comes in a single red folded sheet with Mick Karn's sculptures printed on red labels. Album title only 'Japan' on this pressing although fans know it as 'Kyoto 1981'.

During Track D1 'European Son', David Sylvian starts to sing the wrong lyrics but corrects himself halfway through a verse.

An edited version came out on CD titled: 'Oriental Performance 1980'.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): ETS-2525A 111
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): ETS-2525B 111
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): ETS-2526A 111
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): ETS-2526B 111
  • Other (Side A Catalogue #): ETS2525A
  • Other (Side B Catalogue #): ETS2525B
  • Other (Side C Catalogue #): ETS2526A
  • Other (Side D Catalogue #): ETS2526B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none Japan Japan ‎(2xLP, Unofficial, Gre) Not On Label (Japan) none Japan 1981
ETS-2525 / 6 Japan Japan ‎(2xLP, Unofficial, Gre) ETS ETS-2525 / 6 Japan 1981
none Japan Japan ‎(2xLP, Unofficial, Red) Not On Label (Japan) none UK 1982
none Japan Japan ‎(2xLP, Unofficial, W/Lbl, Red) Not On Label (Japan) none UK 1982
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