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Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids Album

Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids Album
  • Performer Japan
  • Title Gentlemen Take Polaroids
  • Date of release 15 Nov 1980
  • Country UK
  • Style New Wave, Synth-pop
  • Label Virgin
  • Catalog number V 2180, V2180
  • Other formats Vinyl, LP, Album
  • Genre Electronic / Pop
  • Size MP3 1624 mb
  • Size FLAC 2771 mb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 310

Tracklist

1My New Career3:54
2Swing6:25
3Burning Bridges5:20
4Methods Of Dance6:53
5Nightporter6:57
6Ain't That Peculiar
Written-By – M. Tarplan, R. Rodgers, W. Robinson, W. Moore
4:40
7Gentlemen Take Polaroids7:06
8Taking Islands In Africa
Written-By – Sakamoto / Sylvian
5:15

Credits

  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer]Renate
  • Engineer [Engineered By]Colin Fairley, John Punter, Nigel Walker, Steve Prestage
  • Mixed ByJohn Punter
  • Photography By [Back Cover Photo]Nicola Tyson
  • Photography By [Front Cover Photo]Stuart McLeod
  • Producer [Produced By]John Punter
  • Written-ByD. Sylvian (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 6, 8)
  • Design [Cover Concept], PhotographyStuart McLeod
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer]Renate
  • Engineer [Engineered By]Colin Fairley, John Punter, Nigel Walker, Steve Prestage
  • Mixed ByJohn Punter
  • Other [Hair] – Maneline
  • Other [Make-up] – Regis
  • Photography By [Back Cover Photography Assisted By]Steve Shivers
  • Photography By [Back Cover Photography]Nicola Tyson
  • Producer [Produced By]John Punter
  • Written-ByD. Sylvian (tracks: 1 to 5, 7)
  • Composed ByD. Sylvian (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B4)
  • Design Concept [Cover Concept]Stuart McLeod
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer]Renate
  • Engineer [Engineered By]Colin Fairley, John Punter, Nigel Walker, Steve Prestage
  • Mixed ByJohn Punter
  • Other [Hair] – Maneline
  • Other [Make-up] – Regis
  • Photography ByStuart McLeod
  • Photography By [Back Cover Photography Assisted By]Steve Shivers
  • Photography By [Back Cover Photography]Nicola Tyson
  • Producer [Produced By]John Punter

Notes

℗ 1980 Virgin Records Ltd
Made in Japan by "Virgin Japan Ltd" ℗ 1988

Recorded at Air Studios and The Townhouse Studios, London.

Published By Chadwick Nomis Ltd / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd, except for Track B2 Jobete Music Co Ltd.

1988 Japanese Virgin label 'Final Vinyl' issue white label promo sample 8-track Vinyl LP, housed in a full colour promo stickered picture sleeve complete with discography/ lyric insert and 'Big Artist Collection' Obi-Strip.

In 1988 in Japan this promo album was also released in other formats:

Promo CD: VJD-28017℗ 1980 Virgin Records Limited
Made in England

Recorded at Air Studios and The Townhouse Studios, London. Published By Chadwick Nomis Ltd. / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd., except for Track B2 Jobete Music Co Ltd.

This pressing was mastered at Strawberry Mastering with 'STRAWBERRY' etched into runout groove. Another pressing which was mastered at The Town House also exist with 'TOWN HOUSE' etched into runout groove.

Note: First edition pressings had track A3 printed as 'Some Kind Of Fool' on the back of the sleeve. An erratum sticker listed that track A3 would be replaced with 'Burning Bridges'.℗ 1980 Virgin Records Ltd
© 1984 Virgin Records Ltd
Made in Japan
Manufactured by Toshiba EMI Ltd, Japan.

1993 Japanese CD edition of LP originally released in 1980. It comes with two extra tracks which were not on the original LP. Track 4 'The Experience of Swimming' and Track 9 'The Width of a Room'. This release comes with an Obi design that includes some of the album artwork, overlaid with Japanese text. In terms of sound quality, this CD was remastered and sounds much clearer than the original.

All Songs Published by Chadwick Nomis Ltd. / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd., except:

Tracks 4 & 9 by 10 Music Ltd
Track 7 by Jobete Music Co Ltd
Track 10 by Chadwick Nomis Ltd. / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd. / Copyright Control.

Recorded at Air Studios & The Townhouse Studios, London.

Barcodes

  • Barcode: T4988 037 00245 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Runout Side A): STRAWBERRY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched, Variation 1): V2180 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched, Variation 1): V2180 B3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched, Variation 2): V2180 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched, Variation 2): V2180 B3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched, Variation 3): V2180 A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched, Variation 3): V2180 B3 F
  • Barcode (Text): 4 988006 686441
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4988006686441
  • Matrix / Runout: VJCP-23206 3
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L151
  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Other (Secondary catalogue # on CD): CDV-2180

Companies

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Chadwick Nomis Ltd.
  • Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
  • Published By – Jobete Music Co. Ltd
  • Recorded At – Air Studios
  • Recorded At – The Town House
  • Mastered At – Strawberry Mastering
  • Manufactured By – Toshiba EMI Ltd
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Chadwick Nomis Ltd.
  • Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
  • Published By – 10 Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Jobete Music Co., Inc.
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Recorded At – Air Studios
  • Recorded At – The Town House
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – Virgin Japan Ltd
  • Recorded At – Air Studios
  • Recorded At – The Town House
  • Published By – Chadwick Nomis Ltd.
  • Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
  • Published By – Jobete Music Co., Inc.