Ghosts- Japan (1981)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Ghosts by Japan. The record was released in 1981, on the Virgin record label and has been reworked into the the shape of a hooded ghost.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of the band, Japan, Ghosts, 80s pop or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Ghosts
Media Artist/s: Japan
Record Label: Virgin
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Pop / New Wave

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Japan – The Artists

Japan were an English new wave band formed in 1974 in Catford, South London by David Sylvian (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Steve Jansen (drums), Richard Barbieri (keyboards) and Mick Karn (bass guitar). Initially a glam rock-inspired band, Japan developed their sound and androgynous look to incorporate electronic music and foreign influences, eventually becoming an influence on the UK’s early-1980s New Romantic scene.

Ghosts – The Song

‘Ghosts’ is a song by English band Japan. It was released in edited form in March 1982 as the third single from their 1981 album Tin Drum. It reached number 5 in the UK Singles Chart in April. Although it was their biggest hit, this was not enough to stop the band splitting a few months later. Writing credits for the song are attributed exclusively to David Sylvian, while instruments credits on the single sleeve are attributed to Sylvian, Richard Barbieri and Steve Jansen, therefore excluding fourth band member Mick Karn. Bereft of drums, the minimalist track would not be described as a “commercially viable” single in most circumstances. However, Japan’s popularity at the time, in addition to the early 1980s fashion for new wave music, allowed the single to become unexpectedly popular. 

A Ghost – The Shape

This record has been modelled into the silhouette of a cloaked ghost with large outstretched hands. In folklore, a ghost (sometimes known as an apparition, phantom, poltergeist, spectre or spectre, spirit, spook, and wraith) is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear to the living. In ghost-lore, descriptions of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike forms. 

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
Artist Formation

Group / Band

Decade

80's

Gender

Male

Nationality

English

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