Japan ‎– Oil On Canvas

Virgin ‎– 302178
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve

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A1 Oil On Canvas
Performer [Performed By] – D. Sylvian*Written-By – D. Sylvian*
A2 Sons Of Pioneers
Written-By – D. Sylvian*, M. Karn*
A3 Gentlemen Take Polaroids 6:36
A4 Swing 5:46
B1 Cantonese Boy 3:45
B2 Visions Of China
Written-By – D. Sylvian*, S. Jansen*
B3 Ghosts 4:15
B4 Voices Raised In Welcome, Hands Held In Prayer
Performer [Performed By] – D. Sylvian*, S. Jansen*Written-By – D. Sylvian*, S. Jansen*
C1 Nightporter 6:45
C2 Still Life In Mobile Homes 5:37
C4 Methods Of Dance 6:12
D1 Quiet Life 4:33
D2 The Art Of Parties 5:25
D3 Canton
Written-By – D. Sylvian*, S. Jansen*
D4 Temple Of Dawn
Performer [Performed By] – R. Barbieri*Written-By – R. Barbieri*

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French Edition Double Vinyl Album released in Gatefold Sleeve.

℗ 1983 Virgin Records Ltd.
© 1983 Virgin Records Ltd.

Vinyl: Made in France
Sleeve: France Imprimerie, Sorel.

Published by Chadwick Nomis Ltd./ Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.

Contains studio material, including three new instrumentals and a re-recorded 'Nightporter', as well as live material from the November 1982 concert at the Hammersmith Odeon, London.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Disc One Side One): 83-6 VD 2513 A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc One Side Two): 83-6 VD 2513 B3
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc Two Side One): 83-6 302177 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc Two Side Two): 83-6 VD 2513 D3
  • Matrix / Runout: ƱTOPIA
  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL
  • Price Code: AE 660
  • Other (Disc One Side One Catalogue #): 302176
  • Other (Disc One Side Two Catalogue #): 302176
  • Other (Disc Two Side One Catalogue #): 302177
  • Other (Disc Two Side Two Catalogue #): 302177

Other Versions (5 of 93) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VD 2513, VD2513 Japan Oil On Canvas(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Virgin VD 2513, VD2513 UK 1983 Sell This Version
TCVD 2513 Japan Oil On Canvas(Cass, Album, Whi) Virgin TCVD 2513 UK 1983 Sell This Version
AVD 22513, AVID 22513 Japan Oil On Canvas(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Virgin Dischi S.r.L. AVD 22513, AVID 22513 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
VJCP-36015 Japan Oil On Canvas(2xCD, Album, RE) Virgin Japan, Virgin VJCP-36015 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
VJCP-36042·43, CDVD-2513-1, CDVD-2513-2 Japan Oil On Canvas(2xCD, Album, RM) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin VJCP-36042·43, CDVD-2513-1, CDVD-2513-2 Japan 1993 Sell This Version