Japan – Gentlemen Take Polaroids


Japan were an English new wave band formed in 1974 in Catford, South London by David Sylvian (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Steve Jansen (drums) and Mick Karn (bass guitar), joined by Richard Barbieri (keyboards) and Rob Dean (lead guitar) the following year. Initially an alternative 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. Gentlemen Take Polaroids is the fourth (and penultimate) studio album, released in 1980. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios and cut using a specialist technique known as half-speed mastering, the double LP has superior high frequency response (treble) and solid and stable stereo images.

U.S.A. Version – Label : Virgin
Cat. # 674 622-8

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