Japan - Ghosts
Electronic, Pop
Label: Virgin ‎– VS472-12
Type: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Misprint
Country: UK
Date of released: 12 Mar 1982
Category: Electronic, Pop
Style: Downtempo, Synth-pop
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Musician: Japan
Album's name: Ghosts
ZIP archive size: 1381

Japan - Ghosts

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A Ghosts
Keyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming] – Richard BarbieriKeyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming], Vocals [Vocal] – David SylvianMarimba – Steve JansenProducer [Produced By] – Japan, Steve Nye
B The Art Of Parties (Version)
Bass Guitar [Fretless Bass] – Mick KarnGuitar – David RhodesKeyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming] – Richard BarbieriPercussion [Electronic Percussion] – Steve JansenProducer [Produced By] – Japan, Nigel WalkerVocals, Guitar [Iruka Guitar] – David 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.
  • Mastered At – Utopia Studios


  • Cover [Cover Concept] – Sylvian*
  • Photography By [Photography] – Yuka Fujii
  • Typography [Lettering] – Ken*
  • Written-By – D. Sylvian*


℗ 1981 © 1982 Virgin Records Limited.
℗ 1981 Virgin Records Ltd.

This pressing has the incorrect track times printed on the labels. 'Ghosts' is listed as 5:18 and 'The Art Of Parties (Version)' at 3:55. Mastered at Utopia Studios which is identified by ƱTOPIA etched into the vinyl. Another pressing with incorrect times but no mention of who cut the lacquer also exists.

David Rhodes courtesy of Self Control Ltd.

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

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): VS-472-12 - A3 ƱTOPIA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): VS 472-12 B2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VS472-12 Japan Ghosts ‎(12", Single) Virgin VS472-12 UK 1982
VS472 Japan Ghosts ‎(7", Single, M/Print) Virgin VS472 UK 1982
VS 472-12, VS472-12 Japan Ghosts ‎(12", Single, M/Print) Virgin, Virgin VS 472-12, VS472-12 New Zealand 1982
VS472 Japan Ghosts ‎(7", Single) Virgin VS472 UK 1982
VS472 Japan Ghosts ‎(7", Single) Virgin VS472 Ireland 1982

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