Japan, whose members were David Sylvian, guitarist Rob Dean, keuboardist Richard Barbieri, bassist Mick Karn and Sylvian's brother Steve Jansen as a drummer, began as a group of friends, who all studied at the same school and became an alternative glam rock outfit in the mould of David Bowie, T.Rex, and The New York Dolls.In 1977, the German label Hansa held a contest that elicited entries from over 1000 bands.The eight winners, including Japan (and an unknown group called the Easy Cure who later became the Cure) received recording contracts and, a year later their debut 'Adolescent Sex' hit the shops.'Quiet Life' is Japan's third album, originally released in 1980. Musically, the album was a huge change of style for the band since it stepped awau from their earlier alternative Glamrock and into New Wave.This release will come with no less than 2 LP's filled with bonus tracks of all kind and the first 1000, numbered, copies will be pressed on red vinyl, just like all the other Music on Vinyl's Japan releases!. 180 grams audiophile vinyl. Gatefold Sleeve. 3LP set including 2LP's with rare bonus tracks. Includes Replica of Japanese insert with liner notes. LTD Edition of 1000 copies on RED Vinyl.
Contents / Track Listing:
SIDE A: A1. QUIET LIFE (3:36) A2. FALL IN LOVE WITH ME (4:31) A3. DESPAIR (5:56) A4. IN VOGUE (6:31)
SIDE B: B1. HALLOWEEN (4:24) B2. ALL TOMORROWS PARTIES (5:44) B3. ALIEN (5:01) B4. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE (7:26)
SIDE C: C1. QUIET LIFE (FULL LENGTH 12' EXTENDED VERSION) (4:50) C2. QUIET LIFE (UK 7' VERSION) (3:54) C3. EUROPEAN SON (12' VERSION) (5:00) C4. I SECOND THAT EMOTION (12' VERSION) (3:54)
SIDE D: D1. LIFE IN TOKYO (REMIX ) (6:19) D2. LIFE IN TOKYO (EXTENDED REMIX) (7:05) D3. LIFE IN TOKYO (SPECIAL REMIX ) (4:03) D4. LIFE IN TOKYO (PART 2) (3:17)
SIDE E: E1. A FOREIGN PLACE (B SIDE OF QUIET LIFE SINGLE) (3:15) E2. FALL IN LOVE WITH ME (12' VERSION) (4:35) E3. LIFE IN TOKYO (THEME) (3:55)
SIDE F: F1. ALL TOMORROWS PARTIES (STEVE NYE EXTENDED REMIX) (5:16) F2. I SECOND THAT EMOTION (STEVE NYE EXTENDED REMIX) (5:15) F3. EUROPEAN SON (STEVE NYE EXTENDED REMIX) (5:35)