Half Japanese* ‎– Greatest Hits

Label:
Safe House ‎– SH 2118-1
Format:
3 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Blue, Trifold
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Credits

  • Arranged By1/2 Japanese (tracks: B1)
  • BassHoward Wuelfing (tracks: A4, E11, F7, F14), Jason Willett (tracks: D6, F11, F13), Rob Kennedy (tracks: A2, A5, A7, A8, A10, B1, B4 to B6, B8, B11, C1, C2, D8, D9, E1, E5, E8, F2, F3)
  • Bass, Co-producerHank Beckmeyer (tracks: D11)
  • Bass, KeyboardsKramer (2) (tracks: A2, A5, A7, A8, A10, B6)
  • Co-producer1/2 Japanese (tracks: A1, A3, B2, B3, B7, B9, B10, C3, C4, C6, C7, D4, D10, E6, E7, E9, E10, E12, E13, F4 to F6, F11, F13), Don Zietara* (tracks: A1, A3, B2, B3, B7, B9, B10, C3, C4, C6, C7, D4, D10, E6, E7, E9, E10, E12, E13, F4 to F6), Eppo Krol (tracks: D11), Gilles Rieder (tracks: D1, D5), Momo (tracks: D1, D5)
  • Design [Lp]Robbie Cavolina
  • Design, Design [Lp]Tammi Colichio
  • DrumsGilles Rieder (tracks: D1, D5, D6, F11, F13), Jay Spiegel (tracks: A3, B2, B7, B10, C1, C3, C4, C7, D4, D8, D10, E5, E7, E10, E12, F4, F6), Moe Tucker (tracks: A1, A9, B3, B9, E4, E6, E9, E13, F5, F8), Pippen Barnett* (tracks: A1, B3, B9, E6, E9, E13, F5), Richie Labrie* (tracks: A4, E11, F7, F14), Rick Dreyfuss (tracks: A1, A4, B3, B9, C5, C6, E6, E9, E11, E13, F5, F7), Scott Jarvis (tracks: B4, B5, B8, B11, C1, C2, D9, E1, E8, F2, F3)
  • GuitarDon Fleming (tracks: A2 to A5, A7 to A10, B2, B6, B7, B10, C1, C3, C4, C7, D4, D8, D10, E4, E5, E7, E10 to E12, F4, F6, F7), Fred Frith (tracks: A2, A5, A7, A8, A10, B6), Hank Beckmeyer (tracks: A9, D3, E3, E4), Jad Fair (tracks: A1 to A8, A10, A11, B1 to B12, C2 to C7, D2 to D4, D6, D7, D9 to D11, E1 to E3, E6 to E13, F1 to F10, F12, F14), Joe Martinelli (tracks: D3, E3), John Sluggett (tracks: A9, D1, D3, D5, D6, D11, E3, E4, F11, F13), Kramer (2) (tracks: A2, A5, A7, A8, A10, B1, B4 to B6, B8, B11, C2, D9, E1, E8, F2, F3), Mark Jickling (tracks: A1 to A5, A7, A8, A10, B1 to B11,C1 to C7, D3, D4, D6, D8 to D10, E1, E3, E5 to E13, F2 to F9, F14), Mick Hobbs (tracks: D6, F11, F13), Rebby Sharp (tracks: A1, B3, B9, E6, E9, E13, F5), Steve Johnson (6) (tracks: B1, B4, B5, B8, B11, C2, D9, E1, E8, F2, F3), Tim Foljahn (tracks: D1, D5, D11)
  • HarmonicaJad Fair (tracks: C1)
  • KeyboardsJad Fair (tracks: F14), Kramer (2) (tracks: A2, A5, A7, A8, A10, B6), Lisa Mednick (tracks: A1, B3, B9, E6, E9, E13, F5)
  • Liner NotesByron Coley, David Fair
  • OrganKramer (2) (tracks: B1, B4, B5, B8, B11, C2, D9, E1, E8, F2, F3)
  • Other [T-shirts] – Marc Baines (tracks: D11)
  • PercussionDavid Fair (tracks: C1, D8, E5, F14)
  • Percussion [Conga]David Licht (tracks: B1, B4, B5, B8, B11, C2, D9, E1, E8, F2, F3)
  • Photography ByAxel Jansen*
  • PianoTerry Adams (2) (tracks: B4, B5, B8, B11, C2, D9, E1, E8, F2, F3)
  • ProducerJad Fair (tracks: A4, A6, A11, B12, C1, C5, C8, D2, D3, D6 to D8, E2, E3, E5, E11, F1, F7, F10, F12, F14), Kramer (2) (tracks: A2, A5, A7, A8, A10, B1, B4 to B6, B8, B11, C2, D9, E1, E8, F2, F3), Moe Tucker (tracks: A9, E4)
  • SaxophoneDanny Finney (tracks: A1, B3, B9, E6, E9, E13, F5), David Doris (tracks: A9, E4), Gary Windo (tracks: B4, B5, B8, B11, C2, D9, E1, E8, F2, F3), George Cartwright (tracks: A2, A5, A7, A8, A10, B6), John Dreyfuss (tracks: A1, A3 to A4, B2 to B3, B7, B9 to B10, C3 to C7, D4, D10, E6, E7, E9 to E13, F4 to F7), John Zorn (tracks: A2, A5, A7, A8, A10, B6), Lana Zabko (tracks: A4, C5, C6, E11, F7)
  • VocalsDon Fleming (tracks: A3, B2, B7, B10, C3, C4, C7, D4, D10, E7, E10, E12, F4, F6)
  • Vocals, Artwork [Paper Cuttings, Inside Cover, Back Cover]Jad Fair
  • Vocals, GuitarDavid Fair (tracks: A1, A3, A4, A6, A11, B2, B3, B7, B9, B10, B12, C3 to C8, D2, D4, D7, D10, E2, E6, E7, E9 to E13, F1, F4 to F7, F10, F12)
  • Vocals, Guitar, HarmonicaEugene Chadbourne (tracks: C1)
  • Written-ByDavid Fair (tracks: A4, A11, B3, C5 to C7, D2, D8, E1,E2, E5, E10 to E12, F1, F6, F7, F12), Don Fleming (tracks: F14), Jad Fair (tracks: A1 to B3, A5 to A10, B1, B2, B4 to B12, C2 to C4, C8, D3 to D7, D9 to D11, E3, E4, E6 to E9, F2 to F5, F8 to F11, F13), Traditional (tracks: B1), W.M. Thorton* (tracks: E13)
  • Written-By [Uncredited]Andrew Innes (tracks: D1), Bobby Gillespie (tracks: D1), Robert Young (2) (tracks: D1)

Notes

A carrier spaning compilation towards 1976-1993, from their debut single (A11) to "Boo!" album era with some unreleased tracks as well.
Housed in a three panel smells good shiny laminated cover.
Limited to 2,000 numbered copies.
Also released as a double CD.
D1: originally performed by Primal Scream.
Includes tracks from the following albums:
1/2 Gentlemen/Not Beast (rec.1976-79)
Loud (1982)
Horrible (1983)
Our Solar System (1984)
Sing No Evil (1985)
Charmed Life (1986)
Music To Strip By (1987)
We Are They Who Ache With Amourous Love (1987-89)
The Band That Would Be King (1988)
I Like It When You Smile (1990)
Fire In The Sky (1991)
Boo! (1992)
+ unreleased tracks from 1986 & 1993.

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SH-2118 Half Japanese* Greatest Hits(2xCass, Comp, Promo) Safe House SH-2118 US 1995 Sell This Version
SH 2118-2 Half Japanese* Greatest Hits(2xCD, Comp) Safe House SH 2118-2 US 1995 Sell This Version

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hhjack

hhjack

July 20, 2015
I'm always pleasantly surprised when colored vinyl sounds good. This is one of those cases. Nice trifold here, too. Musically, there's a lot to absorb.