1979 album remastered and expanded for new deluxe box set
BMG reissuedJapan‘s third album, Quiet Life, across a number of formats, including a deluxe box set.
The 1979 album (issued a few weeks late, in January 1980, in the UK) was the final album on Hansa Records and became a forerunner for the alternative/new wave sound of the new decade.
The single ‘Quiet Life’ reached number 19 in the UK, but almost two years after the album (having originally been a B-side for non-album single ‘I Second That Emotion’). TheQuiet Lifealbum was a creative, rather than commercial success and Japan singles only started to chart onceGentlemen Take PolaroidsandTin Drum(both issued on Virgin in 1981 and 1982 respectively) raised the band’s profile.
The Quiet Life box features three CDs and a 180g half-speed mastered vinyl LP
Quiet Life is being reissued as3CD+LP box setthat features a new 2020 remaster of the album on CD and vinyl (the vinyl is half-speed mastered at Abbey Road) along witha disc of alternate mixes, remixes, singles and rarities. This same disc also includes the four-track EPLive in Japan(taken from the March 1980 Budokan show) which had a limited vinyl release in Europe in July of that same year. The third CD in the box set is that same Budokan gig, in full.
In addition to the box set, there are standalone 2020 remasters of the album available on black vinyl, red vinyl (both half-speed) and CD.
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