The legendary synth pop band Japan was founded in London in 1974 by school friends David Sylvian, Mick Karn, Richard Barbieri, Steve Jansen and Rob Dean and became one of the most interesting and stylish protagonists of late 1970s synth pop
Now the half speed mastered versions of Japan’s fourth and fifth studio albums, Gentlemen Take Polaroids and Tin Drum will be released. They are released as remastered single LPs on 180 gram vinyl and as special 2LP sets, also on 180 gram vinyl, which deliver more fidelity at 45 rpm. An Obi strip and an Abbey Road certificate are also included
Gentlemen Take Polaroids is Japan’s fourth studio album and was released in 1980. It includes the single “Gentlemen Take Polaroids” and the atmospheric “Nightporter”, which was finally released as a single in November 1982, shortly after the band announced they were separating. The album is widely regarded as the one that has consolidated Japan’s unique aesthetic approach and sound
Japan’s fifth and final album Tin Drum (1981) is generally regarded as the group’s best work and reached 12th place in Great Britain. It contains the single “The Art of Parties” and the top 5 single “Ghosts”.
Format: Vinyl 2LP