Japan - The Art Of Parties
Label: Virgin ‎– VS409, Virgin ‎– VS 409
Type: Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Date of released: 29 Apr 1981
Category: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Genre: Electronic
Musician: Japan
Album's name: The Art Of Parties
ZIP archive size: 1795

Japan - The Art Of Parties

Tracklist Hide Credits

A The Art Of Parties
Arranged By [Brass Arranged By] – D. Sylvian*, Mick KarnBacking Vocals – Jay Yates, Pearly Gates, Ruby JamesBass Guitar [Fretless Bass] – M. Karn*Brass [Brass Section] – Cliff Hardy*, Martin Drover, Mel CollinsDrums, Percussion – S. Jansen*Synthesizer [Synthesizers] – R. Barbieri*Vocals, Guitar [Guitars], Piano [Treated Piano] – D. Sylvian*
B Life Without Buildings
Bass Guitar [Fretless Bass], Cymbal [Finger Cymbals] – M. Karn*Drums, Percussion [Acoustic & Synthetic Percussion] – S. Jansen*Synthesizer [Synthesizers], Tape [Tapes] – R. Barbieri*Vocals, Brass [Synthetic Brass] – D. Sylvian*

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Chadwick Nomis Ltd.
  • Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Basing Street Studios
  • Mixed At – Air Studios
  • Mastered At – The Town House


  • Arranged By – Japan
  • Engineer [Engineered By] – Andy Lyden
  • Mastered By – Porky
  • Mixed By – John Punter
  • Producer [Produced By] – Japan, John Punter
  • Written-By – D. Sylvian*


℗ © 1981 Virgin Records Limited

Recorded at Basing Street Studios, London. Mixed at Air Studios, London. Mastered at Townhouse.

Published by Chadwick Nomis Ltd. / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.

This version came in a single sleeve. It uses the same catalogue # as the version with the fold open sleeve with color pictures of the band members heads inside.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped runout): VS 409 A-3U-1-1-1X
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped runout): VS 409 B-3U-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched runout): A PORKY PRIME CUT.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched runout): PECKO

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VS 409-12 Japan The Art Of Parties ‎(12", Single) Virgin VS 409-12 UK 1981
VS 409 Japan The Art Of Parties ‎(7", Single, Fol) Virgin VS 409 UK 1981
VS 409 Japan The Art Of Parties ‎(7", Single, Promo) Virgin VS 409 Australia 1981
103285 Japan The Art Of Parties ‎(7", Single) Virgin 103285 France 1981
VEP 305 Japan The Art Of Parties ‎(12", Single) Virgin VEP 305 Canada 1981


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