Tag Archives: David Sylvian

Book Review: JAPAN – A Foreign Place [The Biography 1974-1984] [part 1]

I finally bought copies of this book from the UK last summer for gift giving purposes. I knew several friends who should have copies of this in their library and I piggybacked my purchase with one of the others to … Continue reading

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Record Review: Mick Karn – Dreams Of Reason Produce Monsters

Mick Karn: Dreams of Reason Produce Monsters UK CD [1987] First Impression Language Of Ritual Buoy Land The Three Fates When Love Walks In Dreams Of Reason Answer When JAPAN fissured into various splinters, I did not immediately pursue Mick … Continue reading

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REVO Remastering: JAPAN – Bento, A Collection of Rarities [REVO 063]

Japan: Bento 3XCD-R [2009] DISC 1 1. Stateline 2. Adolescent Sex [ver. 2] 3. Life In Tokyo 4. Life In Tokyo [part 2] 5. Deviation [live in Japan] 6. Quiet Life [JPN 7 edit] 7. Life In Tokyo [long ver.] 8. … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Japan [part 8]

Japan – Oil On Canvas | 1983 – 3 Virgin Records convinced the band to soldier on through 1982 to reap the commercial whirlwind that had finally begun to coalesce around the group with the “Ghosts” single making them stars. … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Japan [part 4]

Japan – Gentlemen Take Polaroids | 1980 – 4 Just eleven months after the release of “Quiet Life” in the UK [it was released in 1979 in Germany and Benelux countries] came the second classic album in a row for … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Japan [part 3]

Japan – Quiet Life | 1980 – 4 Japan took tremendous creative strides by the time of their third album in 1980. It bore almost no resemblance to the children who had churned out the first two albums, as it … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Japan [part 1]

I have just recently realized that while I natter on about Simple Minds on a regular basis [to put it mildly], of all of the core collection groups that I could not live on the proverbial desert island without, I’ve … Continue reading

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