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The Collection (2009)

Japan The Collection

Completists might be interested in this collection which features "Ghosts", "Visions Of China", "Quiet Life" (1981 single version) and "Life In Tokyo" (two versions including the one from the cassette of "Assemblage").  Nothing previously unreleased is included, but a couple of tracks are not available on the album CDs or Virgin's "The Very Best of Japan". This CD retails at between 3.99 and 5.99.

Curiously, a mastering error has been made with "Halloween" which is obvious during the opening drums - this seems to be the compilers have used the "In Vogue" (1996) compilation master which only uses one side of the stereo field. It sounds shit, basically. Must try harder BMG!

Sony BMG/Camden 88697556792

Tracklist
1. Quiet Life (1981 7" Single Version) 3:36
2. Visions Of China 3:41
3. Ghosts (Album Version) 4:34
4. I Second That Emotion 3:46
5. Life In Tokyo 3:32
6. European Son 3:39
7. All Tomorrow's Parties  4:15
8. Adolescent Sex  3:45
9. Don't Rain On My Parade  2:54
10. In Vogue 6:30
11. The Unconventional 3:01
12. Communist China 2:46
13. Suburban Berlin 5:01
14. Halloween 4:24
15. Life In Tokyo (Remix)    6:15
16. All Tomorrow's Parties (Steve Nye 1983 remix)    5:17

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