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JAPAN: Ghosts US LP version

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JAPAN: Ghosts US LP version

Postby AJWAVE » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:49 am

Hi everyone:
is there any difference between the Ghosts UK album version (V2209) and the US version available on the "Japan" Compilation (ARE 3791)??

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Re: JAPAN: Ghosts US LP version

Postby Frank50 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:16 am

One is slightly shorter than the other can't quite recall which one at the moment.
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Re: JAPAN: Ghosts US LP version

Postby bigarbel » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:31 pm

These are the versions according to nightporter.co.uk:

Album version on "Tin Drum".
Single version (3.55) on "The Very Best Of Japan" and all formats of the single.
Another version on the US "Japan" album. This omits some of the synth noises that are on the album version, but is longer than the single.
Live version on "Oil On Canvas".
New vocal version on "Everything & Nothing" by David Sylvian. This uses the Japan backing track but David re-recorded the vocals in 2000.
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Re: JAPAN: Ghosts US LP version

Postby eddie » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:06 am

Thanks to Frank50's tenacity just been able to put something ultra rare out into the wider world.
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