VHD cover and insert
Back of the VHD cover
Hong Kong VCD front and back
Japanese VHS label
Australian VHS tape
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JAPAN VIDEO AND DVD RELEASES
Canvas (June 1983)
First UK VHS cover
- Burning Bridges (edited version)
- Sons Of Pioneers
- Gentlemen Take Polaroids
- Cantonese Boy
- Visions Of China
- Still Life In Mobile Homes
- Methods Of Dance
- The Art Of Parties
- Voices Raised In Welcome, Hands Held In Prayer (edited version)
This contains a different track order to the album
and an extra track as the intro, "Burning Bridges". Different mixes of
some songs appear. It was filmed at the Hammersmith Odeon and on
location in Bangkok and Hong Kong. The Japanese version was released
with a different cover. Be wary of the Hong Kong VCD bootleg, it is
poorly encoded from a VHS that has some damage and the sound is out of
sync as the conversion from PAL to NTSC has been executed poorly.
Thanks to Ed for the information about the Beta video.
Thanks to Martin for the images of the VHD version and the ozboyz for the VHS and betamax tapes.
The content of this release is included as part of "The Very Best of Japan" DVD.
- UK VHS video: VIRV-055
- UK VHS re-issue: VVL 0882843
- UK Betamax video VIRV 055D. Ghosts and Voices
raised are not mentioned on the cover and tape label,
- Japanese video: TEM533 in card box with group photos
- Japanese re-issued video - with David on top of the
- Laserdisc versions were also released in the UK
(PAL) and Japan (NTSC).
- Hong Kong bootleg VCD.
- Japanese VHD (a kind of laser disc where the disc is inside a plastic cover) VHM58041
- Australian VHS tape: VIR 115
- Australian Betamax tape: VIR 115
Pictures (October 1984)
UK VHS cover
- Gentlemen Take Polaroids (single version)
- Cantonese Boy (live)
- Swing (short version)
- Still Life In Mobile Homes (live)
- Nightporter (short version)
- Canton (live)
- Visions Of China
A compilation of promotional videos and extracts
from "Oil On Canvas" (which are cut differently). It was considered
poor value at the time and doesn't even contain all the promo films the
group made. The one good point about it is the otherwise unavailable
single version of "Swing". The Hong Kong video CD bootleg is fairly
good quality but you would be a lot better off to get the Instant Video
DVD (see below)
The Japanese VHS and Beta versions included a
fold-out insert with a biography of the group and some pictures.
- UK video VVC-049
- Japanese 8 inch laserdisc
- Hong Kong Video CD
- Japanese VHS with card slipcase: VTM-21
- Australian VHS tape: VIR 107
- Australian Betamax tape: VIR 107
Hits DVD (Japan 2001)
- Don't Rain On My Parade
- Adolescent Sex
- Communist China
- Sometimes I Feel So Low
- Quiet Life
- I Second That Emotion
Excellent quality but a disappointing running time.
Was originally to have included Life In Tokyo, European Son and The
Unconventional from TV appearances, but rights issues could not be
resolved. Static menu screen. Booklet includes an article written by
BMG BVBM 31004.
Re-issue BVBM 31009.
Video DVD (2002 Hong Kong)
Hong Kong bootleg DVD with the same tracklisting as
Instant Pictures but with the bonus tracks Red Guitar, Ink In The Well
and Silver Moon. Excellent quality, taken from Japanese laserdisc
sources. The disc and cover say manufactured in Japan but this is
doubtful, as the only place you can buy this from is Hong Kong.
(LD) - various artists.
Includes "Quiet Life". Thanks to Stefan for the
scan. Wienerworld ONTV-2. There may also be a VHS version available.
The Old Grey Whistle Test DVD (UK 2001)
Includes "Ghosts" live, with Ryuichi Sakamoto on
keyboards. Other highlights include The Damned terrorising the studio,
Gary Numan's first live TV performance, Teardrop Explodes, The Specials
- so many.
Classics DVD (2002 Netherlands)
Includes the Top Of The Pops performance of
"Ghosts". The performance omits the intro and a few seconds
from the fade-out. This must have been because they were unable to
remove the Top Of The Pops graphics.
Includes "I Second That Emotion" and other videos by Fashion, Yazoo, Depeche Mode and Roxy Music - and lots more.
Thorn/EMI TVE 90 1304 2
Also released on laserdisc - Wienerworld ONTV-03
Thanks to Chris for the tape cover scan.
|The Very Best of Japan (2006)
Worldwide release: Thanks to Alan and John for the catalogue numbers.
0946 3 57634 9 2 The Very Best of Japan on Virgin/EMI. 2006
TOBW 3299 The Very Best of Japan Japanese issue with obi on EMI. 2006
There is also a US release and a Russian unofficial release (included in the CD release)
Japanese video card slipcase
Japanese re-issue video
UK re-issue video
Australian VHS cover
Australian Betamax video
Japanese card slipcase
Back of the Japanese slipcase
Australian betamax tape