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2.43 | 9 ratings | 1 reviews | 22% 5 stars

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DVD/Video, released in 2006

Songs / Tracks Listing

1 Life in Tokyo
2 Quiet Life
3 I Second That Emotion
4 Gentlemen Take Polaroids
5 Swing
6 Visions of China
7 Night Porter
8 Overture (Burning Bridges)
9 Sons of Pioneers
10 Gentlemen Take Polaroids
11 Swing
12 Cantonese Boy
13 Visions of China
14 Canton
15 Ghosts
16 Still Life in Mobile Homes
17 Methods of Dance
18 Art of Parties
19 Voices Raised in Welcome, Hands Held In Prayer

Total Time unknown

Line-up / Musicians

David Sylvian / vocals, guitar, keyboards
Mick Karn / bass guitar, saxophone, oboe, african flute, vocals
Rob Dean / guitar
Steve Jansen / drums and percussion, keyboards, vocals
Richard Barbieri / keyboards, tape, programming, vocals

Additional musicians:
Simon House / violin
Yuka Fujii / vocals

Releases information

DVD: EMI 57984

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JAPAN The Very Best Of Japan ratings distribution

(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(22%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (11%)
Collectors/fans only (22%)
Poor. Only for completionists (11%)

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Review by Matti
2 stars From this late 70's/ early 80's arty techno-pop band - featuring the famous cute male blonde of the time, DAVID SYLVIAN - a DVD release of any kind is a rare thing to be happy about if you're a fan, but I'm not very satisfied with my 10 euros investment. Promo videos (especially from the early years) look rather cheapie, and only the Erik Satie -inspired 'Night Porter' is a pleasure that one doesn't get bored to hear. The concert section 'Oil On Canvas' doesn't have all tracks that the CD of the same name has. And considered that the visual quality is quite blurry, the Oil On canvas CD remains more recommendable than this DVD. Several tracks - 'Cantonese Boy', 'Visions of China' and 'Canton' - are accompanied with Chinese visual material, as one might expect. If I see right, Ryuchi SAKAMOTO is featured here. Bassist Mick KARN does some funny mini steps during the show. I bet DURAN DURAN was influenced by JAPAN, both musdically and visually.

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