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Performer: Japan
Genre: Electronic / Pop
Title: Exorcising Ghosts
Country: UK
Style: Synth-pop
Label: Virgin
Catalog Number: VGD 3510
MP3 version ZIP size: 1158 mb
FLAC version ZIP size: 2484 mb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 885


1Sons Of Pioneers
3A Foreign Place
4The Art Of Parties
5Methods Of Dance
7Life Without Buildings
8My New Career
9Quiet Life
10Voices Raised In Welcome, Hands Held In Prayer
11Taking Islands In Africa
12Visions Of China
14Talking Drum
15Gentlemen Take Polaroids
16The Other Side Of Life


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
VGD 3510Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(2xLP, Comp)VirginVGD 3510UK1984
VGDCD 3510, 0777 7 86728 2 1Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(CD, Comp, RE, RP, tak)Virgin, VirginVGDCD 3510, 0777 7 86728 2 1UK & EuropeUnknown
VGD 3510Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(2xLP, Comp)VirginVGD 3510Australia1985
VGDCD 3510Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(CD, Comp, RP)VirginVGDCD 3510UKUnknown
VJCP-36017Japan Exorcising Ghosts ‎(2xCD, Comp)Virgin JapanVJCP-36017Japan1991


  • Arranged By [String Arrangement]Ann O'Dell (tracks: B4)
  • Cover, Artwork By [Art & Design]Russell Mills
  • Drums, Percussion, Electronic Drums, Percussion [Keyboard Percussion]Steve Jansen
  • Edited By [Compilation], Engineer [Compilation Engineered By]Nigel Walker
  • Engineer [Engineers]Colin Fairley, John Punter, Steve Nye, Steve Prestage
  • Fretless Bass, Clarinet, Suona [Dida], SaxophoneMick Karn
  • GuitarRob Dean (tracks: A1 to A4, B4)
  • KeyboardsRiuichi Sakamoto (tracks: C2)
  • Keyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming], Tape [Tapes]Richard Barbieri
  • Keyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming], Tape [Tapes], Guitar, VocalsDavid Sylvian
  • Mixed ByJapan (tracks: C2), Steve Nye (tracks: C2,)
  • Photography ByDavid Buckland
  • Producer [Producers]Japan (tracks: C1, C3, C4, D1 to D4), John Punter (tracks: A1 to B4, C2, D1, D2, D4), Steve Nye (tracks: C1, C3, C4, D3)
  • ViolinSimon House (tracks: B3, D3)
  • Written-BySylvian, Karn (tracks: D4), Barbieri (tracks: B1), Sakamoto (tracks: C2), Jansen (tracks: C1, D1)


The UK reissued edition double vinyl compilation.

℗ 1984 This Compilation Virgin Records Ltd.
© 1984 Virgin Records Ltd.
Manufactured in the UK

A1, A2, A3, B2, B3, C1 to D4 Published by Chadwick Nomis Ltd. / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
A4, B1, B4, Published by Chadwick Nomis Ltd.

A compilation which was supervised by Sylvian. It must be mentioned that the selection of tracks was definitely geared towards the Japanese market, with a large proportion of tracks previously unavailable on an album in that Country. Unfortunately, what was true in Japan was not true in the UK, therefore, the compilation's promotion, mentioning 'unreleased tracks' was incorrect for the domestic market, attracting criticism at the time.


  • Barcode (Text): 5 012981 351014
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5012981351014
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): VGD 3510 A-1U-1-4-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): VGD 3510 B-2U-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 3): VGD 3510 C-2U-1-1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 4): VGD 3510 D-1U-1-1


  • Licensed Through – Ariola Eurodisc GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Ariola Eurodisc GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Chadwick Nomis Ltd.
  • Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.



Exorcising Ghosts is a compilation album by the British band Japan, released in October 1984 by record label Virgin. Exorcising Ghosts was compiled and produced in consultation with lead singer David Sylvian two years after Japan dissolved. It features three recordings from the band's early career on the Hansa Records label such as 1979's Quiet Life but mainly focuses on material from their two studio albums on Virgin Records Gentlemen Take Polaroids 1980 and Tin Drum 1981. Exorcising Ghosts - Japan. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Album 1984 11 Songs. Exorcising Ghosts. That all said, though, if one needs to have a useful enough starting point for what made Japan so great, Exorcising Ghosts is a reasonable way to start. The emphasis is entirely on the moody, melancholic but energetic phase of Japan's career - there's nothing earlier than a couple of cuts from Quiet Life, and any hint of the band's trash glam rock start is carefully and quietly ignored. Released October 1984. Exorcising Ghosts Tracklist. Methods of Dance Lyrics. The first of several compilation albums released after Japans breakup, Exorcising Ghosts is difficult to label as anything in particular it is not a greatest hits, singles collection or B-sides album, though it can perhaps be seen as Virgins response to Hansa-Ariolas Assemblage. Exorcising Ghosts, 2003. Methods of Dance, 06:50. Gentlemen Take Polaroids, 07:03. Quiet Life, 04:51. My New Career, 03:51. The Other Side of Life, 07:24. Visions of China, 03:38. Ghosts, 04:32. Life Without Buildings, 06:34. The title track of John Piccari's 2011 album, now available via . John Piccari. CD Baby CD Baby Pro Publishing, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. JAPAN - Ghosts - Продолжительность: 5:39 Bila Martins Recommended for you. Gotye with Yum Cha Sessions covering Japan's - Продолжительность: 3:43 Groovescooter Recommended for you. Yoshimi - Japanese Ghosts III - Продолжительность: 45:16 DREAM CATALOGUE Recommended for you. Язык: Русский. Страна: США. Album Exorcising Ghosts by Japan with lyrics: Methods Of Dance,Swing,Gentlemen Take Polaroids,Quiet Life,A Foreign Place,Nightporter,My New Career,The Other Side Of Life,Visions Of China,Taking Islands In Africa,Ghosts. Just when I think I'm winning When I've broken every door The ghosts of my life blow wilder than before Just when I thought I could not be stopped When my chance came to be king The ghosts of my life blew wilder than the wind. Well I'm feeling nervous Now I find myself alone The simple life's no longer there Once I was so sure Now the doubt inside my mind Comes and goes but leads nowhere. Imported ed. Japan Format: Audio CD. Please retry. Classic new romantic ensemble Japan with their album Exorcising Ghosts compiling their singles along with the B-sides. 11 tracks