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JAPAN – OIL ON CANVAS 2LP – Nr MINT UK  DAVID SYLVIAN MICK KARN

SKU:VD2513

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£13.99

Japan – Oil On Canvas
(Virgin Records  1983  VD2513)
Matrix No’s: A2/B2/C1/D2 – UK Pressing

Gatefold Sleeve in Excellent/Very Good+ condition
– some wear to edges/corners – Hype sticker on front

Double Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some light surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality)

Japan were an English music group formed in 1974 in Catford, South London by David Sylvian (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Steve Jansen (drums), Richard Barbieri (keyboards) and Mick Karn (bass guitar). They began as a glam rock group but their sound developed into a more electronica influenced group.

Oil on Canvas is a live album by the English band Japan, released in June 1983 by Virgin Records.

Track listing

All tracks written by David Sylvian unless otherwise noted

Side A:

  1. “Oil on Canvas” (instrumental studio recording) – 1:25
  2. “Sons of Pioneers” (Karn, Sylvian) – 4:59
  3. “Gentlemen Take Polaroids” – 6:41
  4. “Swing” – 5:36

Side B:

  1. “Cantonese Boy” – 3:45
  2. “Visions of China” (Jansen, Sylvian) – 3:34
  3. “Ghosts” – 6:23
  4. “Voices Raised in Welcome, Hands Held in Prayer” (instrumental studio recording) (Jansen, Sylvian) – 3:30

Side C:

  1. “Nightporter” – 6:47
  2. “Still Life in Mobile Homes” – 5:37
  3. “Methods of Dance” – 6:07

Side D:

  1. “Quiet Life” – 4:34
  2. “The Art of Parties” – 5:28
  3. “Canton” (Jansen, Sylvian) – 5:43
  4. “Temple of Dawn” (instrumental studio recording) (Barbieri) – 1:45

Personnel

Japan
  • David Sylvian: lead vocals, occasional keyboards, cover concept
  • Mick Karn: fretless bass guitar, backing vocals, clarinet, saxophone
  • Steve Jansen: drums, marimba
  • Richard Barbieri: keyboards/synthesizers
Additional personnel
  • Masami Tsuchiya: electric guitar, keyboards, tapes
  • Frank Auerbach – cover painting
  • Anton Corbijn – Photography
  • Ivette Anna – Photography (Handtinting)
  • Engineered by Nigel Walker, John Punter

 

Weight 2.00000000 kg

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