Japan – Gentlemen Take Polaroids (1980)

Gentlemen Take Polaroids is the fourth album by English art-rock/New Wave band Japan, released in 1980 on Virgin.

A1. “Gentlemen Take Polaroids” (7:08)
A2. “Swing” (6:23)
A3. “Burning Bridges” (5:23)
A4. “My New Career” (3:52)
B1. “Methods of Dance” (6:53)
B2. “Ain’t That Peculiar” (4:40)
B3. “Nightporter” (6:57)
B4. “Taking Islands in Africa” (5:12)

David Sylvian – vocals, synthesizers (ARP Omni, Oberheim OB-X, Minimoog, Roland System 700), piano, electric guitar
Mick Karn – fretless bass guitar, oboe, saxophone, recorder
Steve Jansen – drums, synthesizer (Roland System 700, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5), percussion
Richard Barbieri – synthesizers (Roland System 700, Micromoog, Polymoog, Prophet 5, Oberheim OB-X, Roland Jupiter 4), sequencer, piano
Rob Dean – guitar, ebow

Ryuichi Sakamoto – synthesizers
Simon House – violin on “My New Career”
Cyo – vocals on “Methods of Dance”
Barry Guy – double bass
Andrew Cauthery – oboe
John Punter – production, mixing, recording, engineering

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