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  • Audio CD (27 July 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music
  • ASIN: B002E9HXHI
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,593 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Quiet Life (7" Version) 3:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Visions Of China 3:39Album Only
Listen  3. Ghosts 4:32Album Only
Listen  4. I Second That Emotion 3:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Life in Tokyo 3:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. European Son 3:37£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. All Tomorrow's Parties (7" Version) 4:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Adolescent Sex 3:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Don't Rain On My Parade 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. In Vogue 6:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Unconventional 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Communist China 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Suburban Berlin 4:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Halloween 4:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Life in Tokyo (12" Extended Version) 6:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. All Tomorrow's Parties (12" Version) 5:17£0.99  Buy MP3 

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titolo-the collectionartista-japan etichetta-camden-n. dischi1data20 luglio 2010supporto-cd audiogenere-pop e rock internazionale----brani1.quiet life (7" version)2.visions of china3.ghosts4.i second that emotion5.life in tokyo6.european son7.all tomorrow's parties (7" version)8.adolescent sex9.don't rain on my parade10.in vogue11.the unconventional12.communist china13.suburban berlin14.halloween15.life in tokyo (12" extended version)16.all tomorrow's parties (12" version)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By M. B. Wilson on 25 Aug. 2009
Format: Audio CD
So why 4 stars when, as noted by the previous reviewer, this is yet another Japan compilation that doesn't include anything unusual?

In part I bought this when I heard Amazon sample of the 12" version of "Life In Tokyo", as it is not the 7.09min version listed on the sleeve (presumably meant to be to 1982 Moroder 'dance' retweak from his 1979 original mix of the same length). It is the rarer slower 6.14 remix with oriental sounding keyboard stabs that replace most of the original sequencer in these other extended versions.

This 6.14 mix appeared on the recent jewel case remaster of Assemblage (albeit with last 5 seconds of fade-out hideously cut off) but not on all of the previous digipack version of the same remaster (instead its the 7.09 remix).So, if you haven't yet located this mix on CD (the chorus vocals distort slightly on all sources I've come across), this is the compilation to buy - as it even boasts the full fade-out this time round!

Aside from that tracklisting error (arguably a good thing) the timings of the 2 mixes of "All Tomorrows Parties" are swapped round, which is a very minor slip .

One of the main reasons I like this compilation is that it includes a couple of Virgin era tracks, and also the slightly quirky reverse chronology of the tracks. However I feel "Adolescent" sits a little uncomfortably after the previous smoother production, but that's down to personal taste. The choice of older album tracks makes it quite a different animal from the excellent "Assemblage" compilation, and it includes two favourites of mine, "In Vogue" and "Halloween". Sound quality indicates the tracks are taken from various recent remasters, as it sounds consistently crisp and fresh.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D. L. Wilkinson on 26 Aug. 2009
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Who would have thought that a group such as Japan could have originated from the dump know as Lewisham,Sarf London(I live there).Such a sensitive beautiful organism,given the status of new romantic leaders in the early 80's,from such a faceless rough enviroment.Even more interesting is that Richard Barbieri,Japan's keyboard player,is now a member of the great neo-prog band Porcupine Tree,who have worked with Mikael from death metal legends Opeth.Who would have guessed.

The tracks here have been released in many ways but they are all brilliant,but maybe the other compilations have a slightly better selection.
They only had five albums and they are all available cheapish,why not get them all,but don't forget the singles Life in Tokyo and European Son only available on the compilations.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark McIvor on 8 July 2012
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I'd forgotten the beautiful vocals of David Sylvian and the haunting melodies. This album was an 80's classic and continues to inspire even today.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cattledog30 on 16 April 2013
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The 80's were very strange and JAPAN where one of my girlfriend and mine favourite bands of the time, they are as good now as they were then, for me at any rate.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andy on 25 Jan. 2013
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When I was younger and better looking Japan was one of my favourite groups. The track that I particularly liked was Quiet Life. The trouble was that I could never listen to it undistubed by the wife. She always had to chip in. The CD went long ago, and later the wife followed, not sold at a car boot sale as well you understand! So I decided as a guy living alone perhaps this was the time to re-buy the CD. When I played Quite Life all the memories of an earlier era in my life came flooding back, but thankfully no little woman chipping in spoiling the listening experience this time!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Graham Spafford on 27 Sept. 2012
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affter remembering Japan from years ago i use to like them or some of there stuff ,
i thought go on give this one a go !
im glad i did thhis cd is great all there single s and extra remixes on here really brings back how good they really where
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By Emmabemma on 31 May 2014
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I have been going on a real 80s binge and had to include the best of Japan and Sylvian's haunting lyrics. The 80s were big on haunting lyrics.
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Just had to have this album for my collection, A superb selection of their very best material. Excellent quality Cd and all the services related to this brilliant purchase. So very many huge THANKS!
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