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Here Comes The Quiet Life ... Again

vinyl Sublime and wonderfully packaged 2021 release. The record is now the subject of a major new reissue featuring a brand new Abbey Road half-speed remaster of the original album, alt mixes, b-sides, singles, rarities and live material - including the sought after 'lost' Live at Budokan show from March 1980 previously only available as the 4 track EP Live in Japan.

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2021 Reissue Available: amazon.co.uk (direct link)

vinyl That Japan's breakthrough record Quiet Life was released in both 1979 and 1980 is uniquely fitting for a band who were about to step out of the glam rock, post-punk shadows of the late '70s and deliver an as yet genre-less record that would come to define the '80s. Quiet Life was the third, final and most successful release on the Hansa Records label. A forerunner for the alternative/new wave sound of the new decade, the album would become one of the great classic British albums.

2021 Reissue Available: amazon.co.uk (direct link)

vinyl 2021 Red Vinyl Available: amazon.co.uk (direct link)



June 2022: just started adding to twitter as haven't really embraced it this far.


Items of the month (June 22): David Byrne - How Music Works Hardcover Book (2012)

Japan - Quiet Life Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve (UK) 1980

Shinro Ohtake - America (Art Random) Hardbook Book (Japan) (1989) | All Saints Night - Small Flyer (Japan) - Featuring Channel Light Vessel, Audio Active + Laraaji, Harold Budd, Jah Wobble & Roger Eno | Japan, The B-52's - Assemblage Cassette, Compilation (Saudi Arabia) | Japan Oil on Canvas Cassette, Album (Saudi Arabia) | Japan Tin Drum Cassette, Album (Saudi Arabia) | Japan - The Singles Vinyl, 12", Mini-Album, Compilation, Limited Edition, Stereo (Japan) (1981) | Yellow Magic Orchestra - X00 Multiplies (Gatefold sleeve) [180 gm black vinyl] Vinyl, LP, 10", Mini-Album (1980) - 1 in stock | Frank Auerbach: Revised and Expanded Edition Hardcover – 20 Sept. 2022 by William Feaver @ amazon.co.uk (direct link) see cover

David Sylvian + Holger Czukay - Plight & Premonition Cassette, Album (UK) (1988) - 1 in stock | Russell Mills / Brian Eno - Third Uncle Painting | v23 - Modern Calendar 96 (UK) (1995) | Japan Sometimes I Feel So Low Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo, Solid Centre, Blue Vinyl (UK) (1978)


2022: Starting adding a list of Sylvian items as a kind of library to Instagram - you'll have to follow to see the now 1100+ photos | Sylvian/Japan Record Labels on Instagram #japanthebandrecordlabels


#GetIntoJapan - You're a little late - some 40 years - but we've been expecting you | #myfrankauerbachstuff

Far more photos added to my own gallery tho | Releases Gallery


Japan List | 1 just back in stock 4 each title! Japan - Sons of Pioneers Book, Paperback (UK) (1983) | 1 just back in stock 4 each title! Japan - Obscure Alternatives Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo (Japan) (1978) - sold | 1 just back in stock 4 each title! David Sylvian Glowing Enigmas - Rare Limited Edition Photographic Catalogue (2012) (Japan) - sold | Mick Karn - Sculpture Signed Brochure (1980s) (UK) | David Sylvian: The Last Romantic - A Biography Revised Edition Paperback Book (2000) (UK) | David Sylvian/Various - The World Is Everything - A Samadhisound Sampler CD, Compilation, Sampler, Limited Edition (2007) | 2022: 1 left! Jon Hassell - Dream Theory In Malaya (Fourth World Volume Two) CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Digisleeve (Europe) (2017)


Jan 20 - Useless Trivia: A poster of David Sylvian from the Quiet Life cover appears in the bedroom of killer Jeremy Bamber in the ITV drama, White House Farm.


Header Photo: David Sylvian by Russell Mills. Image © Russell Mills.

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AND ... these are January 2022 items just in. Onsite, in stock and ready to go from the UK... Started one off Sylvian/related items and rare posters & other things ...

David Sylvian Glowing Enigmas Book

2022: DAVID STYLVIAN- 2022 GLOWING ENIGMAS. THIS SITE - SHIPPED FROM THE UK - 2022: 1 IN STOCK

Japan David Sylvian Vintage Photograph

2022: JAPAN - 1980S VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH. THIS SITE - SHIPPED FROM THE UK - 2022: 1 IN STOCK

David Sylvian Approaching Silence CD, Album (US) (2000)

DAVID SYLVIAN - APPROACHING SILENCE CD, ALBUM (US) (2000). THIS SITE - SHIPPED FROM THE UK - 2022: 1 IN STOCK

David Sylvian Alchemy - An Index Of Possibilities Japan Cassette

DAVID SYLVIAN - ALCHEMY - AN INDEX OF POSSIBILITIES CASSETTE, ALBUM (JAPAN) (1986). THIS SITE - SHIPPED FROM THE UK - 2022: 1 IN STOCK

David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - The Road to Graceland 93 Giant Poster

DAVID SYLVIAN & ROBERT FRIPP - THE ROAD TO GRACELAND '93 VINTAGE GIANT TOUR POSTER. THIS SITE - SHIPPED FROM THE UK - 2022: 1 IN STOCK

Shin'ya Fujiwara (Shinya Fujiwara) Japanese Exhibition Poster

SHINYA FUJIWARA - VINTAGE JAPANESE EXHIBITION POSTER. THIS SITE - SHIPPED FROM THE UK - 2022: 1 IN STOCK

Mick Karn Bestial Cluster Giant Poster

MICK KARN - BESTIAL CLUSTER VINTAGE GIANT POSTER. THIS SITE - SHIPPED FROM THE UK - 2022: 1 IN STOCK

David Sylvian In Praise of Shamans World Tour Giant Poster

DAVID SYLVIAN - IN PRAISE OF SHAMANS WORLD TOUR VINTAGE 1980S GIANT POSTER. THIS SITE - SHIPPED FROM THE UK - 2021: 1 IN STOCK

Japan Gentlemen Take Polaroids UK Promo Poster

JAPAN - GENTLEMEN TAKE POLAROIDS VINTAGE 1980S REPRO POSTER. THIS SITE - SHIPPED FROM THE UK - 2021: A HANDFUL LEFT IN STOCK

David Sylvian I Surrender UK Promo CD Single

David Sylvian - I Surrender UK Promo CD Single + Set of Sylvian Postcards. THIS SITE - SHIPPED FROM THE UK - 2021: 2 IN STOCK

David Sylvian Godman UK Promo CD Single

David Sylvian - Godman UK Promo CD Single + Set of Sylvian Postcards. THIS SITE - SHIPPED FROM THE UK - 2021: 1 IN STOCK

David Sylvian Brilliant Trees Cassette, Album (UK) (1984)

David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees Cassette, Album (UK) (1984) + Set of Sylvian Postcards. £10.00 if delivered to a UK address - THIS SITE - SHIPPED FROM THE UK - 2021: 1 IN STOCK

Japan Obscure Alternatives Cassette, Album (Germany) (1978)

Japan - Obscure Alternatives Cassette, Album (Germany) (1978) + Set of Sylvian Postcards. 2021: £12.99 if delivered to a UK address - THIS SITE - SHIPPED FROM THE UK - 2021: 1 IN STOCK

David Sylvian Everything and Nothing UK Tour CD/Programme (2001) + Set of Sylvian Postcards. 2021: 2 left in stock. £19.99 if delivered to a UK address

DAVID SYLVIAN - Everything and Nothing UK Tour CD/Programme (2001) + Set of Sylvian Postcards. 2021: £19.99 if delivered to a UK address - THIS SITE - SHIPPED FROM THE UK - MAY 2021: 2 IN STOCK


David Sylvian & Japan
Just In

Sylvian & related rarities added. Bold items below denote items just in (2021).

Japan in Nippon Music Life Special Japan Magazine Poster 79 David Sylvian Karn
Japan in Nippon Music Life Special Japan Magazine Poster 79 David Sylvian Karn - MORE PHOTO SCANS THAN ANYWHERE - 2021: 1 IN STOCK

David Sylvian - David Sylvian Interview 8.10.82 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Picture Disc (UK) + Set of David Sylvian Postcards - 2018: 1 Now In Stock

Serena Spedicato, Nicola Andrioli - The Shining Of Things. Dedicated To David Sylvian CD, Album (Italy) (2019) Details Added

Japan In Vogue CD Compilation, Mono (UK & Europe) (1996) + Set of David Sylvian Postcards

Japan Very Best of Japan CD + Postcards @ £6.99 incl UK postage only - still sealed

Japan Life In Tokyo Vinyl, 7, Single, 45 RPM, Promo (Japan) (1979) + Postcards

Trophies Book - 2019: 1 back in stock @ £49.99 including WORLDWIDE tracked postage

Best Seller: Plight & Premonition / Flux & Mutability Double CD Set (2018) (Europe) + Set of Exclusive Sylvian/Czukay Postcards ~ 2021: back in stock

Plight & Premonition / Flux & Mutability Double LP Vinyl Set (2018) (Europe) + Set of Exclusive Sylvian/Czukay Postcards ~ 2021: back in stock

Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids [Half Speed Mastered] [VINYL] 2018

Japan - Tin Drum [Half Speed Mastered] [VINYL] 2018

Nicola Alesini & Pier Luigi Andreoni Featuring David Sylvian, Roger Eno, David Torn, Harold Budd - Marco Polo CD, Album (Italian) (1995) with exclusive Sylvian postcards ~ 1 back in stock: March 2017

Virginia Astley - Had I The Heavens CD, Album (1997) (US) 2018: 1 Now In Stock

Silent Poets (Featuring Virginia Astley) - For Nothing Remix CD, Album (1998) (Japan) 2018: 1 Now In Stock


David Sylvian
Items

David Sylvian Weatherbox UK CD Boxset

David Sylvian Weatherbox UK CD Boxset. 2021: sold the last of these but have added more photographs of this iconic CD boxset than anywhere else & have added links to where else it can be found and current value


David Sylvian Weatherbox @ ebay.com (direct link to boxset)

David Sylvian Ingrid Chavez 10" x 8" Portrait Photograph + postcards

David Sylvian E&MM Magazine September 1986 Clippings + postcards

David Sylvian The Face 1980s Clippings + postcards

RTC - Blackwater Fold-Out CD

Rain Tree Crow - LP Vinyl 1991

Alchemy : An Index of Possibilities UK CD Album 2003

Alchemy - An Index Of Possibilities Cassette, Album (Canada) (1985)

Alchemy - An Index Of Possibilities Cassette, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered Box Set (Netherlands) (1985)

Alchemy - An Index Of Possibilities Cassette, Album (Japan) (1986) - 2021: 1 back in stock

Alchemy : An Index of Possibilities UK Numbered Cassette 1985

Alchemy : An Index of Possibilities UK Cassette 1985 (NO COVER)

Alchemy : An Index of Possibilities UK Unnumbered Cassette 1985

Alla Perifera (on the Periphery): David Sylvian, Una Biografia - Gli Anni Da Solo Hardcover Book (2015)

Approaching Silence UK CD Album 1999

Approaching Silence CD, Album (US) (2000)

Bamboo Houses UK 7" Vinyl

Blemish UK CD Album (2003)

Brilliant Trees Cassette, Album (Canada) (1984)

Brilliant Trees Cassette, Album (Italy) (1984)

Brilliant Trees Cassette, Album, Reissue (Italy) (1984)

Brilliant Trees CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered (2006)

Brilliant Trees UK Cassette

Brilliant Trees 1980s Poster

Brilliant Trees UK LP (1984)

Brilliant Trees/Words With The Shaman US CD Album

Camphor Sealed 2 CD Set

Camphor 2 CD Set

Ingrid Chavez - Hippy Blood CD, Maxi-Single, Promo (US) (1991)

1 x Damage CD, Album, Limited Edition, 24k Gold CD, Slipcase (UK & Europe) New & Sealed

1 x Damage Japanese Cassette, Album, Promo, Reissue - SOLD

Darshan Japan Maxi Single CD with obi - Dec. 19: 1 in stock!

Darshan UK & Europe Maxi Single CD

Dead Bees On A Cake Japanese CD

Dead Bees On A Cake CD, Album, Promo (Japan) (1999)

Dead Bees On A Cake Italian Promo Display

Dead Bees On A Cake UK CD Reissue

Dead Bees On A Cake US CD

Everything & Nothing Promo 2 × CD, Compilation, Promo (US) (2001)

Everything & Nothing Promo CD

Everything & Nothing Tour CD + Programme

The First Day UK Cassette Album (1993)

The First Day Cassette, Album (Italy) (1993)

The First Day Cassette, Album (US) (1993)

The First Day Cassette, Album, Promo (US) (1993)

The First Day Italian Tour Programme (1992) - Sold

The First Day Japanese Tour Programme (1992) SOLD

Flux & Mutability Cassette Album (1989) - SOLD

Flux + Mutability CD, Album, Promo (Japan) (1989) - Dec. 19: 1 in stock!

Flux & Mutability CD Album (1989) - Dec. 2019: 1 back in stock


Forbidden Colours Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single (UK) 1983

Forbidden Colours UK 12" Vinyl (1983)

Glowing Enigmas - Rare Limited Edition Photographic Catalogue (2012) (Japan) - July 2021: 1 in stock

Godman Ltd Edn & Numbered CD Single (1999) - Dec. 19: 1 in stock (No. 0339)

Godman UK UK Promo CD Single (1999)

Gone To Earth Cassette, Album (Canada) (1986)

Gone To Earth Cassette, Album (Europe) (1986)

Gone To Earth Cassette, Album (Italy) (1986)

Gone To Earth Cassette, Album, Clear Shell (Italy) (1986)

Gone To Earth Cassette, Album, SR, Dolby HX Pro, B NR (US) (1987)

Gone To Earth Cassette, Album (UK) (1986)

Gone to Earth Japanese Double LP (1986)

Gone To Earth 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve (US) (1987) + Set of David Sylvian Postcards

The Good Son Vs. The Only Daughter - The Blemish Remixes CD, Album, Digipak (2005) (UK & US) + Postcards ~ July 2018: 1 back in stock

Heartbeat CD, Mini-Album, Promo (Japan) (1992) - Dec. 19: 1 in stock! SOLD

Heartbeat US 7" Vinyl


Hypergraphia: The Writings of David Sylvian 1980-2014 Book ~ Set of Sylvian Postcards

2021: Sylvian's Hypergraphia Book @ ebay.co.uk (direct link to book)

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Implausible Beauty UK Tour 2012 Promo Flyer

In Praise of Shamans World Tour Giant Poster

In Praise of Shamans Signed Tour Programme (Steve Jansen & Robert Aceto)

Ink in the Well UK 7" Vinyl 1984

Ink in the Well UK 12" Vinyl 1984

Ink in the Well Promo T-Shirt 1984

David Sylvian - David Sylvian Interview 8.10.82 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Picture Disc (UK) + Set of David Sylvian Postcards - 2018: 1 Now In Stock

Interview Vrije University Brussels 8.10.1982 white Vinyl 7"

Interview 87 Limited Edition Vinyl Picture Disc LP

I Surrender UK Promo CD Single

I Surrender Part 1 UK CD Single

I Surrender CD, Single, Promo, Sampler (US) (1999)

Janus Belgium Magazine

Jean The Birdman Cassette, Single (UK & Europe) (1993) - PLAY TESTED THROUGHOUT - 2021: 1 BACK IN STOCK

La filosofia di David Sylvian. Incursioni nel rock postmoderno (Italian) Perfect Paperback (2014)

The Last Romantic - A Biography Revised Edition Paperback Book (2000) (UK) + Postcards - 2021: in stock

The Last Romantic Paperback Book (Updated version)

Manafon (Deluxe Edition) CD

Orphée (Various) CD, Compilation (US) (2000)

Orpheus UK 7" Vinyl

Orpheus UK 12" Vinyl

Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit Featuring David Sylvian - Out In The Sticks Vinyl, 12", Mini-Album, 45 RPM (Germany) 2005

Perspectives Book

Playing the Schoolhouse CD EP (2015)

Plight & Premonition CD, Album, Reissue, Promo (Japan) (1991) - SOLD

Plight & Premonition Cassette, Album (UK) (1988)

David Sylvian + Holger Czukay - Plight & Premonition Cassette, Album (US) (1988) - SEALED - 2021: 1 BACK IN STOCK

Plight & Premonition Vinyl LP (1988)

Plight & Premonition / Flux & Mutability Double CD Set (2018) (Europe) + Set of Exclusive Sylvian/Czukay Postcards ~ 2021: back in stock

Plight & Premonition / Flux & Mutability Double LP Vinyl Set (2018) (Europe) + Set of Exclusive Sylvian/Czukay Postcards ~ 2021: back in stock

Pop Song Japanese Promo CD

Pop Song Japanese CD

Pop Song UK Box CD

Pop Song 3" CD

Pop Song UK White Label 12" Vinyl

Preparations For A Journey Laserdisc, 12", Single Sided, NTSC (Japan) (1992) - SOLD

Pulling Punches UK 7" Vinyl with Postcards (1984)

Pulling Punches UK 12" Vinyl - Not Mint

Pulling Punches UK 12" Vinyl

Red Guitar UK 7" Vinyl

Red Guitar UK 12" Vinyl

The Road To Graceland UK Tour Brochure (1993) (Sylvian/Fripp)

Secrets Of The Beehive Cassette, Album (Canada) (1987)

Secrets Of The Beehive Cassette, Album (Europe) (1987)

Secrets Of The Beehive Cassette, Album (Italy) (1987)

Secrets Of The Beehive Cassette, Album (UK) (1987)

Secrets Of The Beehive Cassette, Album (US) (1987)

BARGAIN PACKAGE: Secrets of the Beehive (1987) CD + Postcards

Secrets Of The Beehive CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered (2006) + Postcards

Sets of Official Sylvian 1988 Postcards

Silver Moon German 12" Vinyl

Silver Moon UK 7" Promo Vinyl

Sleepwalkers CD, Compilation, Digipak (UK & US) (2010) + Set of Sylvian Postcards ~ July 2018: 1 back in stock

Slowfire - A Personal Retrospective Tour Programme (1995) - Sold

Songs From Dead Bees On A Cake UK Promo CD

Songs From Dead Bees On A Cake UK Promo CD - Not Mint

Steel Cathedrals UK Official Video 1985

Steel Cathedrals UK Official Video Reissue 1989

A Little Girl Dreams Of Taking The Veil Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single (Europe) 1986 ~ back in stock

A Little Girl Dreams Of Taking The Veil Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single (UK) 1986 ~ back in stock

Taking the Veil UK 5½", Shaped, Single, Limited Edition, Picture Disc Vinyl - 2021: 1 back in stock

Taking the Veil UK 12" Vinyl (1986)

There's a Light That Enters Houses With No Other House In Sight CD Digipak (2014)

Trophies Book - 2019: 1 back in stock

1 x Trophies II Book - 2019: Unique Copy

1 x Trophies II Book - 2019: 1 back in stock

Trophies II Test Print - SOLD

Uncommon Deities CD, Album, Limited Edition, Deluxe Version (UK & US) (2012)

A Victim of Stars, 1982-2012 Double CD (Seemingly out of print though as of April 2017 a few more back in stock)

Weatherbox

When Loud Weather Buffeted Naoshima CD

Words With The Shaman UK 3" CD Single (1985)

Words With The Shaman UK 12" Vinyl

World Citizen (I Won't Be Disappointed) CD, Maxi-Single (Japan)

The World Is Everything - A Samadhisound Sampler CD, Compilation, Sampler, Limited Edition (2007) (UK) + Postcards ~ 2021: 1 back in stock

1 x Jansen Barbieri Karn JBK - _ISM CD, Album (UK) (1999) - SOLD

1 x Takahashi/Jansen - PulseXPulse CD, Album (UK) (1998) - SOLD

1 x Hector Zazou - Sahara Blue CD, Album (Belgium) (1992)


David Sylvian
Re-releases

Just look at the new artwork for these re-releases! Beautiful beyond words - they add a whole new dimension to the release. Brilliant Trees, for instance, without the yellow border works much better as the colour somehow takes away from the power of the image. Alchemy has always been a favourite of mine as it really foretold the direction Sylvian would go without the constraints of pop stardom shackling him - this is as far away to the catchy riffs of the New Romantics as you can go in the mid 1980s. The original release was enhanced by Amanda Faulkner's depiction of South American Shamanism but this new imagery works - Sylvian at peace in a far away land. Gone to Earth - well that's a complete reinvention! I quite like the original artwork but this takes it off in another direction - literally with the car and all that. It works but I can't really say why. Secrets - well what I can see from the front cover is the blackened background of the name and title. And Rain Tree Crow - well you just couldn't get better than the original cover - period. Looks good to see it again with the new, heavy vinyl. Looking at each of these, far, far bigger and therefore more pleasing than the pathetically small CD versions, feeling the vinyl - it shows you just why it's been revived - it's like seeing works of art in a museum.

David Sylvian Alchemy: An Index Of Possibilities
180 gram Vinyl

Alchemy: An Index Of Possibilities VINYL - NEW ARTWORK -180 gram - Feb 2019 release - first time on 180gram vinyl - amazon.co.uk (direct link).

David Sylvian Brilliant Trees 
180 gram Vinyl

Brilliant Trees VINYL - Feb 2019 release - first time on 180gram vinyl - amazon.co.uk (direct link)

David Sylvian Gone To Earth 
180 gram Vinyl

Gone To Earth VINYL - NEW ARTWORK - first time on 180gram vinyl - Feb 2019 release - amazon.co.uk (direct link)

David Sylvian Secrets Of The Beehive 
180 gram Vinyl

Secrets Of The Beehive VINYL - Feb 2019 release - first time on 180gram vinyl - amazon.co.uk (direct link)

Rain Tree Crow 
180 gram Vinyl

Rain Tree Crow VINYL - March 2019 release - first time on 180gram vinyl - amazon.co.uk (direct link)

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Japan
Items

Japan Obscure Alternatives Cassette, Album (Germany) (1978)

Japan Obscure Alternatives Cassette, Album (Germany) (1978)

Japan UK Box Set, 3 × CD, Compilation, Limited Edition, Picture Disc (1990)

Japan 2 vintage 1980s 10" x 8" Photographs

Japan - All Tomorrows Parties Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo (UK) (1983)

Japan - All Tomorrows Parties Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single (UK) (1983) + Free Set of Sylvian Postcards

Japan - The Art Of Parties Vinyl, 12", 33 1/2 RPM, Single, Stereo, Polygram (Canada) 1981

Japan - The Art of Parties Japanese 7" Vinyl

Japan The Art of Parties UK 12" Vinyl - 2021: in stock

Japan, The B-52's Assemblage Cassette, Compilation, Unofficial Release (Saudi Arabia)

Japan Assemblage Misprinted UK Cassette (1981) - SOLD

Japan - Assemblage Cassette, Compilation, Reissue, Blue Translucent Cassette (UK) (1984)

Japan - Canton / Visions Of China (Live) Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Gatefold (UK) (1983)

Japan - Canton / Visions Of China (Live) Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, CBS Pressing - 2021: in stock

Japan - Cantonese Boy UK 7" Vinyl Doublepack

Japan - Cantonese Boy Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single (UK) (1982) + Set of David Sylvian Postcards

Japan The Collection CD, Compilation (UK & Europe) (2009) + Set of Sylvian Postcards (2021: 1 in stock)

Japan 1982 Concert Scarf

Japan European Son UK 7" Vinyl

Japan European Son Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single (UK) (1982)

Exorcising Ghosts Cassette, Compilation (Australia) (1985) - SOLD

Exorcising Ghosts Cassette, Compilation (Canada) (1984) - SOLD

Exorcising Ghosts Cassette, Compilation (Japan) (1984) - SOLD

Exorcising Ghosts Cassette, Compilation (New Zealand) (1984) - SOLD

Gentlemen Take Polaroids (UK) Running Times, Black Text Cassette 1980 (Sold - Illustrative Purposes Only)

Gentlemen Take Polaroids Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release, Stereo, Mono, dbx Series (Indonesia) NOT FOR SALE - FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY

Gentlemen Take Polaroids Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release (Saudi Arabia) NOT FOR SALE - FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY

Gentlemen Take Polaroids (Taiwan) Cassette, Album (Sold - Illustrative Purposes Only)

Gentlemen Take Polaroids, Canton Cassette, Compilation, Unofficial Release (Thailand) NOT FOR SALE - FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY

Gentlemen Take Polaroids (UK) Running Times, Black Text Cassette 1980 (Sold - Illustrative Purposes Only)

Japan Gentlemen Take Polaroids UK Vinyl, LP, Album (1980) + Free Set of Sylvian Postcards

Japan Gentlemen Take Polaroids UK & Europe CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Repress (2006) + Free Set of Sylvian Postcards

Gentlemen Take Polaroids New Zealand Cassette 1980 (Sold - Illustrative Purposes Only)

Gentlemen Take Polaroids (Spain) Misprint Cassette 1980 (Sold - For Illustrative Purposes Only)

Japan Gentlemen Take Polaroids UK Cassette

Gentlemen Take Polaroids (UK) Cassette 1980 (Black Text On Cassette)

Japan Gentlemen Take Polaroids UK Cassette

Japan Gentlemen Take Polaroids Cassette, Album, Reissue, Silver Text on Cassette (UK) (1984) + Set of David Sylvian Postcards

Gentlemen Take Polaroids (UK) Running Times, Black Text Cassette 1980 (Sold - Illustrative Purposes Only)

Japan Gentlemen Take Polaroids CD, Album, Misprint, Reissue (UK)

Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids [Half Speed Mastered] [VINYL] 2018

Japan Gentlemen Take Polaroids Japanese 7" Vinyl

Japan Gentlemen Take Polaroids UK Promo Poster

Japan Ghosts Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Matt Cover (UK) (1982) + Set of David Sylvian Postcards

Japan Ghosts Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Misprint (UK) (1982) + Set of David Sylvian Postcards

Japan Ghosts 7" Pic. Disc + Set of David Sylvian Postcards

Japan Ghosts 3" CD

Japan - I Second That Emotion Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Hand Sleeve (UK) 1982 - 2021: in stock

Japan - I Second That Emotion 1982 UK Hansa label solid centre 7" Vinyl single

Japan In Vogue CD, Compilation, Mono (UK & Europe) (1996) + Set of David Sylvian Postcards

Japan - Instant Pictures Video VHS, PAL (UK) 1984

Japan - Life In Tokyo Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue (UK) 1982

Japan Life In Tokyo Vinyl, 7, Single, 45 RPM, Promo (Japan) (1979) + Postcards

Japan in Nippon Music Life Special Japan Magazine Poster 79 David Sylvian Karn - MORE PHOTO SCANS THAN ANYWHERE - 2021: 1 IN STOCK

Japan Nightporter Japanese 12"

Japan Nightporter UK 7"

Japan Obscure Alternatives Cassette, Album (Germany) (1978)

Japan Obscure Alternatives Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo (1978) (Japan)

Japan Oil On Canvas Cassette, Album, Black Text, White Plastic (UK) (1983) + Set of David Sylvian Postcards

Japan Oil On Canvas Cassette, Album (Australia) (1983) - SOLD

Japan Oil On Canvas Cassette, Album (Canada) (1983) - SOLD

Japan Oil On Canvas Cassette, Album (Italy) (1983) - SOLD

Japan Oil On Canvas Cassette, Album (Japan) (1983) - SOLD

Japan Oil On Canvas Cassette, Album (New Zealand) (1983) - SOLD

Japan Oil On Canvas Cassette, Album, Mispress, Unofficial Release (Saudi Arabia)

Japan - Oil On Canvas CD, Album, Reissue, Repress (UK & Europe)

Japan - Oil On Canvas CD, Album, Reissue, Repress, Swindon EMI (UK & Europe) (1992)

Japan - Quiet Life German CD Album (2021: out of stock but I have in just a couple of the now out of print 2006 re-release in standard jewel case. Comes with bonus tracks and bonus video)

Japan - Quiet Life Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve (UK) 1980 - 2022: in stock

Japan Quiet Life 1980 UK 7" Vinyl single

Japan Quiet Life Cassette, Album (France) (1980) - SOLD

Japan Quiet Life Cassette, Album, Dolby (Germany) - SOLD

Japan Quiet Life Cassette, Album, Dolby (Germany) (1980) - SOLD

Japan Quiet Life Cassette, Album (Spain) (1980) - SOLD

Japan - The Singles Vinyl, 12", Mini-Album, Compilation, Limited Edition, Stereo (Japan) (1981)

Japan The Singles Vinyl, 12", Mini-Album, Compilation, Limited Edition, Blue (Japan) (1981)

Japan Sometimes I Feel So Low Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo, Solid Centre, Blue Vinyl (UK) (1978)

Japan Sons of Pioneers Book, Paperback (UK) (1983)

Japan Sons of Pioneers UK Tour Programme

Japan Sons of Pioneers Japanese Tour Programme

Japan - Special Edition - Five Song - Extended Play Vinyl, 12", 33 1/3 RPM, EP, Special Edition (Canada) (1980) + Set of David Sylvian Postcards

Japan Take Two: Adolescent Sex & Obscure Alternatives Cassette, Compilation, Stereo, Dolby (UK) (1983)

Japan - Tin Drum Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Town House (UK) 1981 - 2021: in stock

Japan - Tin Drum CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered (UK & Europe) (2006) + Postcards

Japan Tin Drum Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release (Saudi Arabia)

Japan - Tin Drum [Half Speed Mastered] [VINYL] 2018

Japan Tin Drum Cassette, Album (Australia) (1981) - SOLD

Japan - Tin Drum Japanese LP Album (1980)

Japan Tin Drum Cassette, Album (Italy) - SOLD

Japan Tin Drum Cassette, Album (Japan) (1981) - SOLD

Japan Tin Drum Cassette, Album (New Zealand) (1981) - SOLD

Japan Tin Drum Cassette, Album (South Africa) (1982) - SOLD

Japan Tin Drum Cassette, Album (Spain) (1981) - SOLD

Japan Tin Drum Cassette, Album (Thailand) (1981) - SOLD

Japan A Tourist's Guide to Japan Book (2019: 1 in stock)

Various - The Old Grey Whistle Test Cherry Bombs 3 cd compilation. Swing, The Art of Parties and the subliminal Ghosts are all included here. Seminal performances from a seminal TV series

Videosyncratic (A Taste Of Synth Pop) CD, Compilation (Europe) (2018). Released by Sainsbury's Own Label, it was curated, compiled and has sleeve notes by Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley. An eclectic mix of songs from the 1980s, the stand out track is, of course, Japan's Ghosts

VIDEOSYNCRATIC Vinyl 2 LP

Japan Very Best of Japan CD + Postcards - still sealed

Japan Very Best of Japan Dvd

Japan - Visions Of China Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo (UK) 1981 + Set of Sylvian Postcards

Japan Visions of China UK 7" Vinyl


Rain Tree Crow
Items

Blackwater Cassette, Single (UK) (1991)

Rain Tree Crow Blackwater CD, Single (Europe) (1991)

Rain Tree Crow Cassette, Album (UK) (1991) - PLAY TESTED

Rain Tree Crow Cassette, Album (Italy) (1991)

Rain Tree Crow Cassette, Album, Test Pressing (UK) (1991) - SOLD


Virginia Astley
Items

Virginia Astley The English River: a journey down the Thames in poems & photographs Book (2018) (UK). Foreword by Pete Townshend. Review & buy

The English River: a journey down the Thames in poems & photographs Book (2018) (UK). Foreword by Pete Townshend. Review & buy

Virginia Astley - Had I The Heavens CD, Album (1997) (US) 2018: 1 Now In Stock

The English River: a journey down the Thames in poems & photographs Book (2018) (UK). Foreword by Pete Townshend. Review & buy

Silent Poets (Featuring Virginia Astley) - For Nothing Remix CD, Album (1998) (Japan) 2019: 1 Now In Stock


JBK / Dolphin Brothers / Jansen / Barbieri
Items

PLAY TESTED: The Dolphin Brothers - Catch The Fall Cassette, Album (UK) (1987) - 2021: 1 in stock

Steve Jansen - The Occurrence Of Slope DVD, DVD-Video, Digipak (Japan) (2008)

Jansen | Barbieri - Worlds In A Small Room Cassette, Album (UK) (1986)

Dolphin Brothers - Second Sight 12" Vinyl

Dolphin Brothers - Catch The Fall UK CD, Album - SOLD

JBK Playing In A Room With People D, Album, Promo (Japan) (2001) - Dec. 2019 - 1 in stock

JBK Playing In A Room With People CD, Album (UK) (2001) - Dec. 2019 - 1 in stock


Mick Karn
Items

Sculpture Signed Brochure (1980s) (UK) - 2021: in stock

Bestial Cluster Giant Poster

Buoy UK 7" Vinyl

Mick Karn - The Concrete Twin CD, Album, Reissue (UK) 2016

Mick Karn - Dreams Of Reason Produce Monsters Vinyl, LP, Album (Japan) 1987 NO OBI

Mick Karn - Dreams Of Reason Produce Monsters Vinyl, LP, Album (UK) 1987

Mick Karn - Italian Tour Pamphlet [Italy] (1995)

Mick Karn - Medium Signed & Dedicated Promo Postcard

Mick Karn - Each Eye A Path CD, Album, Reissue, Digipak (Europe) 2016

Mick Karn - Each Eye a Path Signed & Dedicated Promo Postcard SOLD

Mick Karn - More Better Different CD, Album, Reissue (UK) 2016

Mick Karn - Sensitive UK 7" Vinyl

Mick Karn - The Tooth Mother CD, Album, Digipak (Germany) (1995)

Dalis Car - InGladAloneness CD, EP, Reissue, Digipak (UK) 2016

Dalis Car - The Waking Hour Cassette, Album (UK) (1984)


Tweaker
Items

Tweaker feat. David Sylvian Linoleum 12" US Vinyl (2001)

Tweaker 2 a.m. Wakeup Call CD (2004) Signed & Numbered


Jon Hassell
Items

Jon Hassell, Harold Budd, Gavin Bryars - Myths 3. La Nouvelle Sérénité. Vinyl, LP, Compilation ( Belgium) 1987

Dream Theory In Malaya (Fourth World Volume Two) CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Digisleeve (Europe) (2017)

Dream Theory In Malaya (Fourth World Volume Two) CD, Album, Promo, Cardboard sleeve (Europe) (2017)

Dressing For Pleasure Cassette, Album (US) (1994) (Jon Hassell And Bluescreen)

Earthquake Island Cassette, Album, Dolby (Netherlands) (1989)

Flash Of The Spirit Cassette, Album (Germany) (1988) (Jon Hassell / Farafina)

Fourth World: Possible Musics - Volume 1 CD (Jon Hassell & Brian Eno) (2014 re-release)

Fourth World Vol. 1 - Possible Musics Cassette, Album, Stereo (Jon Hassell & Brian Eno) (US) (1980)

Power Spot Cassette, Album, Dolby B (US) (1986)

The Surgeon Of The Nightsky Restores Dead Things By The Power Of Sound Cassette, Album (Germany) (1987)


Russell Mills
Items

Samuel Beckett Reader Painting

Murphy - Zones Painting

Light Years Painting

Ciphers Foldout - Sold

Ember Glance Drawing A - Sold

Ember Glance Drawing B - Sold

Ember Glance Drawing C - Sold

Ember Glance Drawing F - Sold

Ember Glance Drawing G - Sold

Kurt's Rejoinder Signed Print - Sold

Undark Signed Promo Poster - Sold

Undark Promo Poster

US Undark Signed Promo Poster - Sold

Cleave Poster - Dec.20: in stock

More Dark Than Shark Promo Poster

1 x Russell Mills And Mike Fearon - Cleave/Soft Bullets CDr, Limited Edition (UK) (2002) - Sold

Russell Mills - Republic of Thorns Fold Out (2001)

Third Uncle Painting


Readymade
Items

Readymade Bold CD, Album (France) + Set of David Sylvian Postcards December 2018 - in stock


Shin'ya Fujiwara
Items

Japanese Exhibition Poster - 2021: 1 back in stock


Sakamoto
Items

Async CD, Album (France) (2017) + Set of David Sylvian Postcards

Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia Cassette, Album, Chrome (UK) (1986)

Steppin' Into Asia Japanese 7", Promo (Midi Inc.)


Serena Spedicato, Nicola Andrioli
Items

The Shining Of Things. Dedicated To David Sylvian CD, Album (Italy) (2019)


Masami Tsuchiya
Items

Starlight Shower Japanese 7" Vinyl

Forest People Cassette, Promo (Japan) (1998)


Japan/Sylvian
Covers Releases

Chris & James Featuring Sally Rodgers - Ghosts Vinyl, 12", Single (UK) (1997)


Brian Eno
Items

77 Million Paintings at Fabrica Fold Out/6 Page Brighton Programme (2010) SOLD


YMO & Related
Items

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Naughty Boys (Instrumental) CD, Album, Promo, Remastered, Sampler (Japan) (1999) - SOLD

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Public Pressure Vinyl, LP, Repress (Japan) (1980)

Yellow Magic Orchestra - X00 Multiplies (Gatefold sleeve) [180 gm black vinyl] Vinyl, LP, 10", Mini-Album (1980)

The Beatniks (Keiichi Suzuki/Yukihiro Takahashi) - No Way Out Japanese 7" Vinyl (1981)

The Beatniks (Keiichi Suzuki/Yukihiro Takahashi) - River In The Ocean Vinyl, Single (Japan) (1982) 7" Vinyl (1982)

Haruomi Hosono - Coincidental Music Japanese LP Vinyl (1985)

Haruomi Hosono / Friends of Earth - S-F-X Japanese LP Vinyl (1984)


Dateline

Hypergraphia: The Writings of David Sylvian 1980-2014

March 2018: Added Hypergraphia: The Writings of David Sylvian 1980-2014 to stock

March 2018: Added Jon Hassell re-releases here.

March 2018: 1 of the The Road to Graceland UK Tour Brochures (Sylvian/Fripp) (1993) in excellent condition is now in stock @ £25 incl. UK postage. Details here.

March 2018: Russell Mills Original Painting for the Maggie Gee Light Years Faber & Faber book cover now available. View one of the most beautiful paintings...ever!

Sylvian Rarities Index - May 2017

YMO Related ~ The Beatniks (Keiichi Suzuki/Yukihiro Takahashi) - No Way Out Japanese 7" Vinyl (1981) ~ March 2017: 1 in stock

Here it is: what a bargain!: Very Best of Japan sealed CD with exclusive Sylvian postcards @ £6.99 incl. UK Postage ~ May 2017

Here it is: what a bargain!: Brilliant Trees sealed CD with exclusive Sylvian postcards @ £6.99 incl. UK Postage ~ May 2017

Here it is: what a bargain!: Secrets Of The Beehive sealed CD with exclusive Sylvian postcards @ £6.99 incl. UK Postage ~ May 2017

Sylvian CD :: Vinyl :: Memorabilia Price Guide ~ Nov. 16

Oct. 16: Brilliant Trees CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered (2006) + Exclusive Set of Sylvian Postcards, The Very Best of Japan

Jon Hassell vinyl & CD re-releases

Mick Karn Rarities

The Dolphin Brothers Items

YMO & Related Items

Sakamoto Rarities

Brian Eno Items

Japan Rarities   Russell Mills Rarities

Tweaker Rarities

Masami Tsuchiya Rarities

The lyrics to Forbidden Colours were written on 16, Feb., 1983...

Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids UK Promo Poster + Free Set of Sylvian Postcards @ £8.99 incl. UK postage

SamadhiSound Back Catalogue

Hypergraphia: The Writings of David Sylvian 1980-2014. : Extensive review on the most beautiful book ever

Sylvian Rarities Index

David Bowie (1947 - 2016)

Sets of Official Sylvian 1988 Postcards

Japan - Assemblage Cassette Misprint

The Joke

Japan - It's Official: One of the most important bands of all time

Latest News (Russell Mills Sale)

Playing The Schoolhouse CD Details

Biography   Releases Gallery

Photo Gallery   Cds

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David Sylvian :: CD :: Vinyl :: Memorabilia :: Price Guide

Nov 2016: just started the Price Guide. See how I'm doing. More details here.


Japan Very Best & David Sylvian Brilliant Trees CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered (2006) + Exclusive Set of Sylvian Postcards

March 2017: just got in some of these remastered and reissued CDs from 2006. All are sealed, come with an exclusive set of Sylvian postcards, and are priced at just £6.99 including UK delivery. More details here. Ditto The Very Best of Japan CD here. Now with the cards The Very Best makes a great collector's item!


Sylvian/Sakamoto - Forbidden Colours


Sylvian/Sakamoto - Forbidden Colurs Japanese 7 inch record


June 2016: as per the back cover of the 1983 Japanese 7" release of Forbidden Colours, Sylvian wrote the lyrics to the song on 16, February 1983. On that day (a Wednesday) Ronald Reagan was US President and Andropov leader of the Soviet Union (remember the time after Brezhnev had finally shuffled off this mortal coil when the Russian leaders seemed to come and go at a drop of a hat until Gorbachev was the last man standing, it seemed?)...more.


Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids UK Promo Poster + Free Set of Sylvian Postcards @ £8.99 incl. UK postage


Japan Gentlemen Take Polaroids UK Promo Poster


Feb. 2016: Have five of these posters in @ just £8.99 including postage if delivered to a UK address. Plus will send a set of Sylvian postcards. More details and more scans of the poster added here.


David Bowie (1947 - 2016)

18th Jan. 2016: Well a week has passed since the death was announced on this musical genius and so much has been written and televised that little old me can add little, if anything. So I thought I would mention it in relation to Sylvian and Japan...more.


SamadhiSound Back Catalogue

June 2016: With Hypergraphia being the label's final release, it's means that unless another record company takes the back catalogue on then at some point the releases will dry up as they're no longer made. Statin' the bledin' obvious ... whatever, but the outcome will be that the prices for titles that do appear on secondary markets will go up and up. This is already true with Uncommon Deities where prices are all over the place...more.


1988 Official Sylvian Postcards

June 2016: just found a few sets of 4 of these cards in my stockroom. More details now added here. They're absolutely beautiful...




Japan - Assemblage Cassette Misprint

Here's a weird one. The Assemblage (Special Edition - Double Play, ZCHAN 1) UK cassette release from the 1980s. Yes it's 'special' but not in the way Hansa would like. The reverse of the pic slv. has details of a Bee Gees release! June 2016: 1 in stock. More details and photos here.


The Joke

Being a Sylvian fan (or a fan of anything as opposed to a slightly enthusiastic follower of something) reminds me of that famous Tony Hancock line in The Rebel...more


Russell Mills Sale - April 2016:

Lowered the prices on many Russell Mills items. Many have sold but there are some wonderful items left including a few of the Ember Glance drawings (these have all sold as of Sept. 2016), the paintings used for the covers of the Samuel Beckett books, the painting used for the Light Years book published by Faber & Faber, and the Third Uncle Mixed Media Painting used for the book with Brian Eno (and obviously they are all a one off and can never be replaced). They make a unique and wonderful gift for any Sylvian/Mills/Eno collector.

Details here.

Obviously, the one off items can never be replaced but I won't be replacing the other Russell Mills items in multiples like posters once they sell out so catch them while I still have them. And nothing is in great quantities to start with.


Hypergraphia - Books You Must Read Before You Die

26th December 2015
It's deserves a full review and it is here. This will be sent out with an exclusive set of Sylvian postcards.

November 2015:
Hypergraphia: The Writings of David Sylvian 1980-2014 now reviewed here. With design by Chris Bigg it promises to be the release of the year.

We have alot more Sylvian/Japan stuff not even listed so if there is a specific item you are after e-mail us and if we haven't got it we'll look out for it and you'll be the first person to know when it comes in.


Playing The Schoolhouse Release

Playing the Schoolhouse CD EP in tin box and postcard. Well, the new release from Sylvian (released by Confront Recordings) came and went in Oct. 15...more.


David Sylvian.

Rarities Index

Sylvian Rarities Index

Sylvian CD :: Vinyl :: Memorabilia Price Guide ~ Nov. 16

Serena Spedicato, Nicola Andrioli

Brian Eno Items

Brilliant Trees CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered (2006) + Exclusive Set of Sylvian Postcards

The lyrics to Forbidden Colours were written on 16, Feb., 1983...

Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids UK Promo Poster + Free Set of Sylvian Postcards @ £8.99 incl. UK postage

SamadhiSound Back Catalogue

David Bowie (1947 - 2016)

Sets of Official Sylvian 1988 Postcards

Japan - Assemblage Cassette Misprint

The Joke

Hypergraphia: The Writings of David Sylvian 1980-2014. Read more on the art design book the world has been waiting for

Sylvian Rarities Index

Japan - It's Official: One of the most important bands of all time

Latest News (Russell Mills Sale)

Playing The Schoolhouse CD Details

Japan Rarities   Russell Mills Rarities

Rain Tree Crow

Mick Karn Rarities

The Dolphin Brothers Items

Jon Hassell vinyl & CD re-releases

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Sakamoto Rarities

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