Japan ‎– Ghosts

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The single achieved Position: 5 in the UK Charts

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VS472-12 Japan Ghosts(12", Single) Virgin VS472-12 UK 1982 Sell This Version
VS472-12 Japan Ghosts(12", Single) Virgin VS472-12 UK 1982 Sell This Version
VINX 854 Japan Ghosts(12", Single) Virgin VINX 854 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
VS 472-12, VS472-12 Japan Ghosts(12", Single, M/Print) Virgin, Virgin VS 472-12, VS472-12 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
VS472-12 Japan Ghosts(12", Single, M/Print) Virgin VS472-12 UK 1982 Sell This Version
VS472-12 Japan Ghosts(12", Single, M/Print) Virgin VS472-12 UK 1982 Sell This Version
VS472 Japan Ghosts(7", Single) Virgin VS472 UK 1982 Sell This Version
VS472 Japan Ghosts(7", Single) Virgin VS472 Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
104221 Japan Ghosts(7", Single) Virgin 104221 France 1982 Sell This Version
104 221, 104 221-100 Japan Ghosts(7", Single) Virgin, Virgin 104 221, 104 221-100 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
VS472 Japan Ghosts(7", Single, M/Print) Virgin VS472 UK 1982 Sell This Version
VS 472, VS472 Japan Ghosts(7", Single, M/Print) Virgin, Virgin VS 472, VS472 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
VSY472, VSY 472 Japan Ghosts(7", Single, Pic) Virgin, Virgin VSY472, VSY 472 UK 1982 Sell This Version
VS 472 Japan Ghosts(7", Single, Promo) Virgin VS 472 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
CDT 11 Japan Ghosts(CD, Mini, Single) Virgin CDT 11 UK 1988 Sell This Version
0602537541881 Japan Ghosts(7", Single, Ltd, Pic, RE) Virgin, Universal Music Group International 0602537541881 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version

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Madison-chan

Madison-chan

July 5, 2019
referencing Ghosts, 12", Single, VS472-12

The A side is something else. Tragic, yet beautiful. Amazed it became a hit single.
Professor_Rat

Professor_Rat

January 3, 2017
referencing Ghosts, 12", Single, VS472-12
Hello all,

Is there a category for 3.25" CDs? I only have one. It's Japan-Ghosts. I haven't played this in years. I was just going through my collection. Tried to find a discussion on this, but being a noobe, I'm a little slow.
Misannthorpe

Misannthorpe

May 18, 2016
referencing Ghosts, 12", Single, VS472-12
Probably the second most unlikely major hit single I can think of after Laurie Anderson's O Superman. One of very few Japan tracks David Sylvian doesn't appear totally embarrassed by. To the best of my knowledge, the only other Japan songs he's ever performed as a solo artist are Nightporter and The other side of life. Ghosts is also the only Japan song to feature on a Sylvian best of compilation, although in a remixed (vocals are re-recorded) and inferior (IMO) version. A timeless masterpiece.
cozwog

cozwog

April 17, 2014
referencing Ghosts, 12", Single, VS472-12
A version with correct track times cut at utopia exists with side 1 runout matrix VS472-12-A3, side 2 VS472-12-B2
ozboyz

ozboyz

November 9, 2009
referencing Ghosts, 12", Single, VS472-12
There is also a UK 12" of this release which lists Ghosts as running time of 5.18 and The Art of Parties as 3.55, the same mistake as with some pressings of the UK 7".