Japan ‎– Quiet Life

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AHAL 8011 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, Gat) Ariola Hansa AHAL 8011 UK 1980 Sell This Version
VIP-6700, AHA-6007 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album) Hansa, Hansa VIP-6700, AHA-6007 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
201.261 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, Gat) Hansa International, Hansa 201.261 Benelux 1979 Sell This Version
AHAL 8010 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, Gat) Hansa, Ariola Hansa AHAL 8010 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
AHAL 8010 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, Gat) Ariola Records America, Ariola Hansa AHAL 8010 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
VIP-6700, AHA-6007 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, Promo) Hansa, Hansa VIP-6700, AHA-6007 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
VIP-6700, AHA-6007 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Hansa, Hansa VIP-6700, AHA-6007 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
VIP-6700, AHA-6007 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Hansa, Hansa VIP-6700, AHA-6007 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
AHAL 8010 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, Sin) Hansa, Ariola Hansa AHAL 8010 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
VCW-1684, AHA-C1507 Japan Quiet Life(Cass, Album) Hansa, Hansa VCW-1684, AHA-C1507 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
ZCAHL 8011 Japan Quiet Life(Cass, Album) Ariola Hansa ZCAHL 8011 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ZCAHL 8011 Japan Quiet Life(Cass, Album) Ariola Hansa ZCAHL 8011 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ZCAHL 8011, ZC/AHL 8011 Japan Quiet Life(Cass, Album) Ariola Hansa, Ariola Hansa ZCAHL 8011, ZC/AHL 8011 UK 1980 Sell This Version
D-401.261, D 401261 Japan Quiet Life(Cass, Album) Ariola, Ariola D-401.261, D 401261 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
70 445, 70.445 Japan Quiet Life(Cass, Album) Hansa, Hansa 70 445, 70.445 France 1980 Sell This Version
401 261, 401 261-352 Japan Quiet Life(Cass, Album, Dol) Hansa International, Hansa International 401 261, 401 261-352 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
ZC/AHL 8011 Japan Quiet Life(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Hansa (2) ZC/AHL 8011 1980 Sell This Version
VPL1-4224, VPL1 4224, AHAL-8011 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor, Hansa VPL1-4224, VPL1 4224, AHAL-8011 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
201 261 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album) Polydor, Hansa International, Phonokol 201 261 Israel 1980 Sell This Version
I-201.261, I-201261 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album) Ariola, Hansa, Ariola I-201.261, I-201261 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
PL 31512 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album) RCA Victor, RCA PL 31512 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
201 261 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album) Hansa International 201 261 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
201 261, 201 261-320 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, Gat) Hansa International, Hansa International 201 261, 201 261-320 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
AHAL 8011 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, Gat) Ariola Hansa AHAL 8011 Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
201.261, 301.304 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, Gat) Hansa International, Hansa 201.261, 301.304 Benelux 1980 Sell This Version
201.261 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, Gat) Hansa International, Hansa 201.261 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
AHAL 8011 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, Gat) Ariola Hansa AHAL 8011 UK 1980 Sell This Version
S AHAL 8011, AHAL 8011 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, Gat) Hansa International, Ariola Hansa S AHAL 8011, AHAL 8011 Hong Kong 1980 Sell This Version
S AHAL 8011, AHAL 8011 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, Gat) Hansa International, Ariola Hansa S AHAL 8011, AHAL 8011 Hong Kong 1980 Sell This Version
AHAL 8011, 301.304 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, Gat) Ariola Hansa, Hansa AHAL 8011, 301.304 Benelux 1980 Sell This Version
201.261 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, M/Print, Gat) Hansa International, Hansa 201.261 Benelux 1980 Sell This Version
67.445 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, Mono, Gat) Carrere, Hansa Records, Hansa 67.445 France 1980 Sell This Version
PL 31512 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, Promo) RCA Victor, RCA PL 31512 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
AHAL 8011 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Ariola Hansa AHAL 8011 UK 1980 Sell This Version
AHAL 8011 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, RP, Sin) Ariola Hansa AHAL 8011 UK 1981 Sell This Version
201 261, 201 261-270 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, RE, RP, Sin) Hansa International, Hansa International 201 261, 201 261-270 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
201 261, 201 261-270 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, RE, RP, Sin) Hansa International, Hansa International 201 261, 201 261-270 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
201 261, 201 261-320 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, RP, Sin) Hansa International, Hansa International 201 261, 201 261-320 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
201.261, 201 261-270 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, RP, Sin) Hansa International, Hansa International 201.261, 201 261-270 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
VCW-612 Japan Quiet Life(Cass, Album) Hansa VCW-612 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
FA 3037 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, RE) Fame, Ariola Hansa, EMI FA 3037 UK 1983 Sell This Version
TC-FA 3037 Japan Quiet Life(Cass, Album, RE, Bla) Fame, EMI TC-FA 3037 UK 1984 Sell This Version
TC-FA 3037 Japan Quiet Life(Cass, Album, RE, Blu) Fame, EMI TC-FA 3037 UK 1984 Sell This Version
TC-FA 3037 Japan Quiet Life(Cass, Album, RE, Red) Fame, EMI TC-FA 3037 UK 1984 Sell This Version
TC-FA 3037 Japan Quiet Life(Cass, Album, RE, Sil) Fame, EMI TC-FA 3037 UK 1984 Sell This Version
FA 3037 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, RE) Fame, Ariola Hansa, EMI FA 3037 Ireland 1984 Sell This Version
FA 3037 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, RE, RP) Fame, Ariola Hansa, EMI FA 3037 UK 1984 Sell This Version
VDP-1155 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album) Hansa VDP-1155 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
VDP-1155 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album, RE) Hansa VDP-1155 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
BVCP-646, 74321-15402-2 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album) BMG Victor Inc., Hansa BVCP-646, 74321-15402-2 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
251 261, 251261, 251 261-217 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album) Hansa, Hansa, Hansa 251 261, 251261, 251 261-217 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
CAROL 1203-2 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album, RE) Caroline Records CAROL 1203-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
CAROL 1203-2 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album, RE) Caroline Records CAROL 1203-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
BVCP-7374, 74321-26267-2 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM) BMG Victor Inc., Hansa BVCP-7374, 74321-26267-2 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
BVCP-7374, 74321-26267-2 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album, RE, RM) BMG Victor Inc., Hansa BVCP-7374, 74321-26267-2 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
RR-97-111-2 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album, Unofficial) Hansa (2), Release Records (3) RR-97-111-2 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
74321 895822 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album) BMG, Camden 74321 895822 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
BVCM-37220, 74321-87422-2 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo, RM) BMG, Hansa BVCM-37220, 74321-87422-2 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
BVCM-37220, 74321-87422-2 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album, Ltd, RM) BMG, Hansa BVCM-37220, 74321-87422-2 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
74321 895822, 74321895822 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album, RE) BMG, Camden, BMG, Camden 74321 895822, 74321895822 UK & Ireland 2001 Sell This Version
BVCM-31132, 82876-56695-2 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album, Enh, Promo, RM) BMG, Ariola Hansa BVCM-31132, 82876-56695-2 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
BVCM-31132, 82876-56695-2 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album, Enh, RM) BMG, Ariola Hansa BVCM-31132, 82876-56695-2 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
82876 566952 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album, Enh, RM, Dig) BMG UK & Ireland, Ariola Hansa 82876 566952 UK & Ireland 2004 Sell This Version
82876 56695 2 Japan Quiet Life(CDr, Album, Promo, RM, Unofficial) BMG 82876 56695 2 UK 2004 Sell This Version
82876 844482, 82876844482 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Ariola Hansa, Ariola Hansa 82876 844482, 82876844482 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
BVCM-35415, 88697-34499-2 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album, Enh, Ltd, RE, RM, Min) BMG, Hansa BVCM-35415, 88697-34499-2 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
MOVLP176 Japan Quiet Life(3xLP, Album, Comp, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Music On Vinyl MOVLP176 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
MOVLP176 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, RM, RP, 180 + 2xLP, Comp, RM, 180 + Ltd) Music On Vinyl MOVLP176 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
none Japan Quiet Life(12xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) RCA Camden none Europe Unknown
82876844482 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Ariola Hansa 82876844482 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
82876844482 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM, Unofficial) Sony BMG Music Entertainment (2), Ariola Hansa (2) 82876844482 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
SSR-018 Japan Quiet Life(CD, Album, Unofficial) Strange Sounds Records SSR-018 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
401 261, 401 261-270 Japan Quiet Life(Cass, Album, Dol) Hansa, Hansa 401 261, 401 261-270 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
201.261, FA 3037 Japan Quiet Life(LP, Album, RE) Hansa International, Fame, Ariola Hansa, EMI 201.261, FA 3037 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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thismanisaboy

thismanisaboy

June 17, 2018
referencing Quiet Life, LP, Album, Gat, 201 261, 201 261-320
Mine is not a gatefold, however all other details match, most importantly, that it's 1/80, and not a 1982 pressing.
curtisryan9

curtisryan9

January 31, 2018
referencing Quiet Life, CD, Album, 74321 895822
The extended Life In Tokyo is actually the extended Steve Nye remix and it is sourced from the masters.
mendicino2012

mendicino2012

December 26, 2016
referencing Quiet Life, LP, Album, Sin, AHAL 8010

This album is pure brilliance. What an achievement. An amazing atmospheric lead into the big 80's new wave MTV era. My only complaint is that I would have preferred "European Son" (one of Japan's original songs recorded during the album sessions) on the album as opposed to their cover of Lou Reeds "All Tomorrow's Parties. No big deal. The album is fantastic nonetheless.
LeonardoA

LeonardoA

December 15, 2016
referencing Quiet Life, LP, Album, VIP-6700, AHA-6007
The third album, Quiet Life (1979), contained a cover of All tomorrow's Parties by The Velvet Underground. Japan left the glam rock and the accent was more on synthesizers and Giorgio Moroder-like sequencerloops, while the vocals by Sylvian increasingly that of Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry began to seem. In 1980 came a cover of "I Second that Emotion" released on single. It was originally released by Smokey Robinson the Miracles &. The song, recorded in the Quiet Life-period, a modest hit.
Crijevo

Crijevo

July 21, 2016
referencing Quiet Life, LP, Album, Sin, AHAL 8010
The crucial album in that Japan started responding to the nature of their very choice of name. Goodbye the roughness of the earlier work, hello oriental sophistication wrapped in electro-atmospherics, aided by lush orchestral arrangements - the calm that became more and more evident on each next album, with "Quiet Life" as a stunning turning point.

The closest a counterpart to one "Gentlemen Take Polaroids" (both were delivered in 1980), "Quiet Life" is very easily observed through the prism of a "third debut" album. The sound is finally nailed and fully in control - while the group's dispute with Ariola-Hansa sadly undermined the success, it didn't stop the group for gaining a deserved cult status ever after.

All 8 songs are plain gorgeous, but knowing the group nailed "All Tomorrow's Parties" with such vigour is worth alone possessing this album - and let be possessed.
AloneWithStrangers

AloneWithStrangers

February 19, 2011
referencing Quiet Life, 3xLP, Album, Comp, Ltd, RE, RM, 180, MOVLP176

Nice to mention Mick on the sleeve. Let's not talk about the choice/naming of tracks though . . .
paullo

paullo

May 29, 2003
referencing Quiet Life, LP, Album, Gat, 201 261, 201 261-320

"Quiet LIfe" was the turning point for Japan. Putting aside the glam-rockish attitude and sound of their first two albums, and choosing John Punter to produce it, Japan's sound on Quiet Life became distinct, modern, still soul-funk-glam influenced but it became Japan's sound, a sound all their own.
David Sylvian stoped singing like an arty Mick Jaeger, and found it's own voice - and what a voice it is! Gentle, deep, legant and warm, just like it still is today.
Mick Karn's bass playing found much more room to breathe; Barbieri's atmospherics take the songs to another dimension; Rob Dean was an hell of a guitar player; and Steve Jansen teamed up perfectly with Mick Karn to keep the groove as solid as concrete.
If you listen to songs like Quiet Life, Life in Tokyo,In Vogue, or Halloween, you'll understand which were the roots for many of the electronic/new-romantic/sophisticated pop that made the 80's such a special decade.
"Quiet Life" is definetely a must-have, but just as a warning, their sound got better and better on "Gentlemen take Polaroids" and "Tin Drum".