Japan ‎– Exorcising Ghosts

Virgin ‎– 20VB-1015·16, Virgin ‎– VGD-3510
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation

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A1 Methods Of Dance 6:48
A2 Swing 6:20
A3 Gentlemen Take Polaroids 7:00
A4 Quiet Life 7:20
B1 A Foreign Place
Written-By – Sylvian*, Barbieri*
B2 Nightporter 6:48
B3 My New Career
Violin – Simon House
B4 The Other Side Of Life
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Ann O'Dell*
C1 Visions Of China
Written-By – Sylvian*, Jansen*
C2 Taking Islands In Africa
Keyboards – Ryuichi SakamotoRemix – Japan, Steve NyeWritten-By – Sylvian / Sakamoto*
C3 Ghosts 4:33
C4 Sons Of Pioneers
Written-By – Sylvian*, Karn*
D1 Voices Raised In Welcome, Hands Held In Prayer
Written-By – Sylvian*, Jansen*
D2 Life Without Buildings 6:34
D3 Talking Drum
Violin – Simon House
D4 The Art Of Parties 6:41

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Japanese Edition Double Vinyl Compilation Album.

℗ 1984 This Compilation Virgin Records Ltd.
© 1984 Virgin Records Ltd.

Manufactured by Toshiba-EMI Ltd, in Japan.

Published by Chadwick Nomis Ltd. / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd. except Track A4 'Quiet Life', Track B4 'The Other Side Of Life', published by Chadwick Nomis Ltd.

Japanese vinyl released by 'Toshiba EMI Ltd' with Obi branded 'The Best Of Japan', includes two lyric sheets; one printed in English and the other in Japanese. The sleeve is manufactured in very good quality thick cardboard. The secondary catalogue # printed on Side 3 & 4 is a misprint. Instead of VGD-3510 it is printed as VGO-3510.

In 1984 in Japan this album was also released in other formats:
* Music Cassette: 40VC-1015

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): VGD-3510-1 1S2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): VGD-3510-2 1S 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): VGD-3510-3 1S 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): VGD-3510-4 2S 2
  • Other (Side A Catalogue #): 20VB-1015
  • Other (Side B Catalogue #): 20VB-1015
  • Other (Side C Catalogue #): 20VB-1016
  • Other (Side D Catalogue #): 20VB-1016
  • Other (Side A Secondary Catalogue #): VGD-3510-1
  • Other (Side B Secondary Catalogue #): VGD-3510-2
  • Other (Side C Secondary Catalogue #): VGO-3510-3
  • Other (Side D Secondary Catalogue #): VGO-3510-4
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

Other Versions (5 of 48) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VGD 3510 Japan Exorcising Ghosts(2xLP, Album, Comp) Virgin VGD 3510 UK 1984 Sell This Version
VGDCD 3510, 0777 7 86728 2 1 Japan Exorcising Ghosts(CD, Comp, RE, RP) Virgin, Virgin VGDCD 3510, 0777 7 86728 2 1 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
VGDC 3510 Japan Exorcising Ghosts(Cass, Comp) Virgin VGDC 3510 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
VGDCD 3510 Japan Exorcising Ghosts(CD, Comp, RP) Virgin VGDCD 3510 UK Unknown Sell This Version
VJCP-36017 Japan Exorcising Ghosts(2xCD, Comp) Virgin Japan VJCP-36017 Japan 1991 Sell This Version