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    JapanThe Art Of Parties

    Label:Virgin – VS 409-12
    Format:
    Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo, CBS Aston Clinton
    Country:UK
    Released:
    Genre:Electronic
    Style:New Wave, Synth-pop

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    AThe Art Of Parties
    Arranged By [Brass Arranged By]D. Sylvian*, Mick Karn
    Backing VocalsJay Yates, Pearly Gates, Ruby James
    Brass [Brass Section]Cliff Hardy*, Martin Drover, Mel Collins
    Drums, PercussionS. Jansen*
    Fretless BassM. Karn*
    Synthesizer [Synthesizers]R. Barbieri*
    Vocals, Guitar [Guitars], Piano [Treated Piano]D. Sylvian*
    6:41
    BLife Without Buildings
    Drums, Percussion [Acoustic And Synthetic Percussion]S. Jansen*
    Fretless Bass, Finger CymbalsM. Karn*
    Synthesizer [Synthesizers], Tape [Tapes]R. Barbieri*
    Vocals, Brass [Synthetic Brass]D. Sylvian*
    6:40
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    UK edition 12", 45 RPM, vinyl single pressed by CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton. Not to be confused with another pressing by EMI Records: The Art Of Parties

    ℗ 1981 Virgin Records Limited
    ℗ © 1981 Virgin Records Limited

    Recorded at Basing Street Studios, London.
    Mixed at Air Studios, London.
    Mastered at Town House.
    Published by Chadwick Nomis Ltd / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.

    Some copies came with a sticker on the front sleeve:
    VS 409-12
    JAPAN
    INCLUDES
    EXTENDED VERSION
    OF
    THE ART OF PARTIES
    LIST PRICE
    £1.15

    Some copies were also provided with an A5 leaflet promoting this new single 'out now' and Japan on tour in the U.K. in May.

    Barcode and Other Identifiers

    • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 1, etched [TOWN HOUSE stamped]): VS·409 · 12 A3 0 TOWN HOUSE Λ
    • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 1, etched [TOWN HOUSE stamped]): VS 409 · 12 B4 0 TOWN HOUSE Λ
    • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 2, etched [1 1 Λ TOWN HOUSE stamped]): VS 409 · 12 A3 1 1 Λ TOWN HOUSE
    • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 2, etched [1 0 Λ TOWN HOUSE stamped]): VS 409 · 12 · B3 1 0 Λ TOWN HOUSE
    • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 3, etched [0 Λ TOWN HOUSE stamped]): VS 409 · 12 A3 0 Λ TOWN HOUSE
    • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 3, etched [0 Λ TOWN HOUSE stamped]): VS 409 · 12 · B3 0 Λ TOWN HOUSE
    • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 4, etched [TOWN HOUSE stamped]): VS·409 · 12-A4 1 C TOWN HOUSE Λ
    • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 4, etched [TOWN HOUSE stamped]): VS 409 · 12 B4 C 1 TOWN HOUSE Λ
    • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 5, etched [TOWN HOUSE CJ]): VS-409-12-A4 TOWN HOUSE CJ
    • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 5, etched [TOWN HOUSE CJ]): VS-409-12-B4 TOWN HOUSE CJ

    Other Versions (5 of 18)View All

    Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
    The Art Of Parties (7", 45 RPM, Single, Fold Out Cross Sleeve)VirginVS 409UK1981
    The Art Of Parties (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single, Stereo, Polygram)VirginVEP 305Canada1981
    The Art Of Parties = ジ・アート・オブ・パーティーズ (7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo)Virgin, VirginVIPX-1580, VIRG-1580Japan1981
    The Art Of Parties (7", 45 RPM, Single)Virgin103285France1981
    The Art Of Parties = ジ・アート・オブ・パーティーズ (7", 45 RPM, Single, Promo, Stereo, Translucent vinyl)Virgin, VirginVIPX-1580, VIRG-1580Japan1981

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