Japan - Ghosts
Japan - Ghosts
    Label: Virgin ‎– VS472-12
    Type: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Misprint
    Country: UK
    Date of released: 12 Mar 1982
    Category: Electronic, Pop
    Style: Downtempo, Synth-pop


  • Description
  • Tracklist Hide Credits

    A Ghosts
    Keyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming] – Richard BarbieriKeyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming], Vocals [Vocal] – David SylvianMarimba – Steve JansenProducer [Produced By] – Japan, Steve Nye
    B The Art Of Parties (Version)
    Fretless Bass – Mick KarnGuitar – David RhodesKeyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming] – Richard BarbieriPercussion [Electronic Percussion] – Steve JansenProducer [Produced By] – Japan, Nigel WalkerVocals, Guitar [Iruka Guitar] – David Sylvian

    Companies, etc.

    • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
    • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
    • Published By – Chadwick Nomis Ltd.
    • Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
    • Mastered At – Utopia Studios


    • Cover [Cover Concept] – Sylvian*
    • Photography By [Photography] – Yuka Fujii
    • Typography [Lettering] – Ken*
    • Written-By – D. Sylvian*


    ℗ 1981 © 1982 Virgin Records Limited.
    ℗ 1981 Virgin Records Ltd.

    This pressing has the incorrect track times printed on the labels. 'Ghosts' is listed as 5:18 and 'The Art Of Parties (Version)' at 3:55. Mastered at Utopia Studios which is identified by ƱTOPIA etched into the vinyl.

    Another pressing with incorrect times but no mention of who cut the lacquer also exists.

    David Rhodes courtesy of Self Control Ltd.

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

    Barcode and Other Identifiers

    • Matrix / Runout (Side A): VS-472-12 - A3 ƱTOPIA
    • Matrix / Runout (Side B): VS 472-12 B2

    Other versions

    Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
    VS472-12 Japan Ghosts ‎(12", Single) Virgin VS472-12 UK 1982
    VS472-12 Japan Ghosts ‎(12", Single) Virgin VS472-12 UK 1982
    0602537541881 Japan Ghosts ‎(7", Single, Ltd, Pic, RE) Virgin, Universal Music Group International 0602537541881 UK & Europe 2013
    VS472 Japan Ghosts ‎(7", Single) Virgin VS472 UK 1982
    CDT 11 Japan Ghosts ‎(CD, Mini, Single) Virgin CDT 11 UK 1988

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