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JapanGhosts

Label:Virgin – VS472-12
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
Country:UK
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Genre:Electronic, Pop
Style:Downtempo, Synth-pop

Tracklist

AGhosts
Keyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming]Richard Barbieri
Keyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming], Vocals [Vocal]David Sylvian
MarimbaSteve Jansen
Producer [Produced By]Japan, Steve Nye
3:55
BThe Art Of Parties (Version)
Fretless BassMick Karn
GuitarDavid Rhodes
Keyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming]Richard Barbieri
Percussion [Electronic Percussion]Steve Jansen
Producer [Produced By]Japan, Nigel Walker
Vocals, Guitar [Iruka Guitar]David Sylvian
5:36
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℗ 1981 © 1982 Virgin Records Limited.
℗ 1981 Virgin Records Ltd.

Note that side B has a duration printed on the label of 5.18 but the track is 5.36

There is a UK pressing of this 12" single with the incorrect track times printed on the labels and another UK version of this 12" single which was 'Mastered At' 'Utopia Studios'.

David Rhodes courtesy of Self Control Ltd.

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

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 1): VS 47212 A-1U-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 1): VS 47212 B-1U-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 2): VS 47212 A-4U-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 2): VS 47212 B-1U-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 1 & 2): A PORKY PRIME CUT.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 1 & 2): TOWN HOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 3): VS 47212 A-1U-1-1 1 15 TOWN HOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 3): VS 47212 B-1U-1-2-4 TOWN HOUSE

Other Versions (5 of 19)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Ghosts (7", 45 RPM, Single)VirginVS472UK1982
Ghosts (7", 45 RPM, Single)Virgin, Virgin104 221, 104 221-100Germany1982
Ghosts (7", 45 RPM, Picture Disc, Single)Virgin, VirginVSY472, VSY 472UK1982
Ghosts (7", 45 RPM, Single)Virgin104221France1982
Ghosts (7", 45 RPM, Single, Promo)VirginVS 472Australia1982

Reviews

M1chaelMcG's profile picture
M1chaelMcG
Ghosts is possibly Japan's finest moment. Richard Barbieri's keyboards are amazing.
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Professor_Rat
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.
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Misannthorpe
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.
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cozwog
A version with correct track times cut at utopia exists with side 1 runout matrix VS472-12-A3, side 2 VS472-12-B2
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ozboyz
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".