Japan ‎– Tin Drum

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Virgin ‎– V2209
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Tracklist

A1 The Art Of Parties 4:09
A2 Talking Drum 3:34
A3 Ghosts 4:33
A4 Canton 5:30
B1 Still Life In Mobile Homes 5:32
B2 Visions Of China 3:37
B3 Sons Of Pioneers 7:07
B4 Cantonese Boy 3:44

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

℗ + © 1981 VIRGIN RECORDS LTD.
℗ 1981 VIRGIN RECORDS LTD

Publishers: Chadwick-Nomis Ltd. / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.

Some initial pressings included a limited edition free poster with slightly different matrix #s on the vinyl: Tin Drum. Furthermore, some copies were incorrectly manufactured with the A-side label on both sides.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, label): V2209A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, label): V2209B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 1): V·2209.A·3 ƱTOPIA Λ :〕I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 1): V·2209.B·3 ƱTOPIA Λ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 2): V·2209.A·3 ƱTOPIA Λ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 2): V·2209.B·4 ƱTOPIA Λ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 3): V·2209.A·3 ƱTOPIA Λ :〕:〕
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 3): V·2209.B·5 Λ I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 4): V·2209.A·3 ƱTOPIA Λ I :〕
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 4): V·2209.B·6 Λ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 5): V·2209.A·6 ƱTOPIA Λ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 5): V·2209.B·4 ƱTOPIA Λ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 6): V·2209.A·6 ƱTOPIA Λ :〕:〕
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 6): V·2209.B·5 Λ :〕
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 7): V·2209.A·6 ƱTOPIA Λ :〕
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 7): V·2209.B·6 Λ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 9): V-2209-A6 ƱTOPIA ⋀
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 9): V-2209-B-3 ⋀ ƱTOPIA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant, 10): V·2209-A4 ƱTOPIA D DG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 10): V-2209-B5 D C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 11): V-2209-A5 4 ƱTOPIA 5A ⋀
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 11): V-2209-B6 1 U ⋀

Other Versions (5 of 130) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TOCP-53837, 0946 3 63061 2 4 Japan Tin Drum(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, EMI, Virgin TOCP-53837, 0946 3 63061 2 4 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
CDVX 2209, 7243 5 91018 2 8 Japan Tin Drum(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig + CD, EP, RM, Dig + Box) Virgin, Virgin CDVX 2209, 7243 5 91018 2 8 UK 2003 Sell This Version
CDMR 432792, CDV2209, 0777 7 86697 22 Japan Tin Drum(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) CD Media Records, Virgin (2), Virgin (2) CDMR 432792, CDV2209, 0777 7 86697 22 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
CDVP 2209, CDV2209 Japan Tin Drum(CD, Album, RE, Pic) Virgin, Virgin CDVP 2209, CDV2209 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SSR-017 Japan Tin Drum(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Strange Sounds Records SSR-017 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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Crijevo

Crijevo

July 26, 2016

If one ever imagined how "Japan" would sound - David Sylvian, Mick Karn, Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri (minus Rob Dean, who left the group at this point) did their best to provide with a weirdly beautiful provocative audio-postcard from China, confronting the modern and the traditional into one damn great, ethnically funky cocktail of sounds, in stark contrast to the karaoke-machines and expensive automated hi-gloss production of the workaholic country their name so implies on.
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

October 3, 2014
Finding an obscure Synth-Pop is deeply rewarding. It's a sensation felt when an LP such as 'Tin Drum', 'B-2 Unit' or 'Logic System' fall into your hands. Probably for the whole aesthetic concept, the Synth timbres, the melodies & surrounding atmospheric chords, the instruments interaction with vocals, and, most of all, that ability to embrace with identity the introspectiveness & the infectious dancing sides.