Japan ‎– Japan

Not On Label (Japan) ‎– none
2 × Vinyl, LP, Unofficial Release, White Label, Stereo, Red Cover



This is a bootleg 'Live' double-vinyl album; UK repress of Japanese original. It's source is from a stereo FM broadcast, Kyoto Feb 1981. It comes in either a green or red sleeve and some labels feature Mick Karn's sculptures. This pressing was issued with labels in plain white. Album title nowhere on this release, only "Japan" but it is known to fans 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): JAP 1A 1E
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): JAP 1B 1E
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): JAP 2A 1E
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): JAP 2B 1E

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Japan Japan(2xLP, Unofficial, Gre) Not On Label (Japan) none Japan 1981 Sell This Version
ETS-2525 / 6 Japan Japan(2xLP, Unofficial, Gre) ETS ETS-2525 / 6 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
none Japan Japan(2xLP, Unofficial, Red) Not On Label (Japan) none UK 1982 Sell This Version
ETS2525-26 Japan Japan(2xLP, Unofficial, Red) ETS ETS2525-26 Japan 1981 Sell This Version