A Victim of Stars: 1982-2012

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This two-disc compilation spans the solo career of the former Japan frontman, who in the last thirty years has gone from new romantic icon to avant-garde figurehead. This collection charts that course, ranging from the art rock of his early releases to the electronic experiments and pure free improv of his later work, featuring contributions along the way from some of the very biggest names in the world of experimental music.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
This two-disc compilation spans the solo career of the former Japan frontman, who in the last thirty years has gone from new romantic icon to avant-garde figurehead. This collection charts that course, ranging from the art rock of his early releases to the electronic experiments and pure free improv of his later work, featuring contributions along the way from some of the very biggest names in the world of experimental music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2012
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • EAN: 5099995555621
  • Catalog Number: 55556
  • Sales rank: 110,964

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ghosts (3:44)
  2. 2 Bamboo Houses (5:28)
  3. 3 Bamboo Music (5:40)
  4. 4 Forbidden Colours (5:52)
  5. 5 Red Guitar (5:10)
  6. 6 The Ink in the Well (4:32)
  7. 7 Pulling Punches (5:03)
  8. 8 Taking the Veil (4:41)
  9. 9 Silver Moon (6:09)
  10. 10 Let the Happiness In (5:37)
  11. 11 Orpheus (4:51)
  12. 12 Waterfront (3:24)
  13. 13 Pop Song (4:32)
  14. 14 Blackwater (4:21)
  15. 15 Every Colour You Are (4:46)
  16. 16 Heatbeat (Tainai Kaiki II) (5:16)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Jean the Birdman (4:13)
  2. 2 Alphabet Angel (2:06)
  3. 3 I Surrender (9:28)
  4. 4 Darkest Dreaming (4:02)
  5. 5 A Fire in the Forest (4:07)
  6. 6 The Only Daughter (5:30)
  7. 7 Late Night Shopping (2:54)
  8. 8 Wonderful World (6:02)
  9. 9 The Banality of Evil (8:01)
  10. 10 Darkest Birds (5:04)
  11. 11 Snow White in Appalachia (6:06)
  12. 12 Small Metal Gods (5:08)
  13. 13 I Should Not Dare (3:22)
  14. 14 Manofon (4:03)
  15. 15 Where's Your Gravity? (5:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Sylvian Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Eivind Aarset Guitar
Lu Edmonds Guitar
Erik Honore Strings, Trumpet, Sampling
Arve Henriksen Trumpet
Jan Bang Bass, Sampling
David Rothenburg Clarinet
Technical Credits
Mick Karn Composer
Rain Tree Crow Producer
Arto Lindsay Composer
Trey Gunn Composer
Eivind Aarset Composer
Richard Barbieri Composer
David Bottrill Producer
Tony Cousins Mastering
Yuka Fujii Art Direction, Cover Photo
Djivan Gasparyan Composer
Steve Jansen Composer, Producer
Steve Nye Producer
Keith Rowe Composer
Ryuichi Sakamoto Composer, Producer
David Sylvian Composer, Producer
Burkhard Stangl Composer
Werner Dafeldecker Composer
Michael Moser Composer
Burnt Friedman Composer, Producer
Christian Fennesz Composer
Jason Day Executive Producer
Jan Bang Composer
David Fripp Composer
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