Ghosts - Japan - Oil On Canvas
Label: Virgin - CDVD2513 • Format: CD Album • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
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Oct 07, · From "Oil on Canvas — Live from Hammersmith Odeon, " © EMI Records, Ltd.
Sep 20, · Oil On Canvas is a live album by the English band Japan, released in June , six months after the band had broken up. It became their highest charting album in the UK, peaking at number 5. The live tracks on the double-album were taken from the band's performances at the Hammersmith Odeon in November , during their final live concert tour/5().
Japan achieved success in the late s and early s, releasing nine UK Top 40 hits, including the Top 5 hit single "Ghosts", and scoring a UK Top 5 with the live album Oil on Canvas (). The band split in December , just as they were beginning to experience commercial success in Genres: Art pop, new wave, glam rock, synthpop, post-punk.
"Oil on Canvas" is Japan's farewell letter-- usually referred to as a live album, it's really a "mostly" live album, eleven of the fifteen cuts are live, with four studio recordings-- three new instrumentals and a re-recording of "Gentlemen Take Polaroids" standout "Nightporter"/5(21).
Apr 12, · It is sort of semi-live as I think a lot of the parts were re-recorded afterwards and mixed in. Live albums are usually a best of, this one contains three new tracks though, “Oil on Canvas”, “Voices Raised in Welcome, Hands Held in Prayer” and “Temple of Dawn”, all of which are instrumentals and weren’t live at all/5().
Aug 05, · Oil On Canvass is taken from their world tour back in and I think was also the ending of Japan so it kind of a key album as a swan song. Now that I can finally really hear this treasure I have discovered that not all the songs are live with both "Gentlemen Take Polaroids" and "Nightporter" being studio remixes/5(20).
A live version of "Ghosts" is included on the band's live album Oil on Canvas (). Japan also performed the song live on The Old Grey Whistle Test on 4 March The band line-up included Ryuichi Sakamoto and David Rhodes and this new version of Ghosts, allegedly arranged by Sakamoto, remains unique to this celvnamurozulumi.infoinfo: Art pop, synthpop, minimalist.