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Japan - Exorcising Ghosts (Half Speed Mastered)


Exorcising Ghosts (1984) is a 16-track 2LP set compiled and produced in consultation with lead singer David Sylvian, two years after Japan dissolved.

This career spanning ‘Best of’ features three recordings from the band’s early career on the Hansa Records label (including 1979’s “Quiet Life”) but mainly focuses on material from their two seminal studio albums on Virgin Records; Gentlemen Take Polaroids (1980) and Tin Drum (1981).


Side A
Methods of Dance
Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Quiet Life

Side B
A Foreign Place
My New Career
The Other Side of Life

Side C
Visions of China
Taking Islands in Africa
Songs of Pioneers

Side D
Voices Raised in Welcome, Hands Held in Prayer
Life Without Buildings
Talking Drum
The Art of Parties

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