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Gentlemen Take Polaroids
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Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Digitally remastered reissue, in standard jewel case, of 1980 album including one bonus track, 'Taking Islands In Africa' (Steve Nye Remix), Features the tracks 'Gentlemen Take Polaroids', 'My New Career', 'Nightporter',...  more »

     
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All Artists: Japan
Title: Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Caroline
Release Date: 4/24/2007
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 094636305721

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Digitally remastered reissue, in standard jewel case, of 1980 album including one bonus track, 'Taking Islands In Africa' (Steve Nye Remix), Features the tracks 'Gentlemen Take Polaroids', 'My New Career', 'Nightporter', 'Methods Of Dance' and more. 11 tracks. Virgin.

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CD Reviews

Japan Does It Again!
Marc Dalesandro | Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Canada | 11/01/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Well, first let's get my bias out into the open. The two best tracks on this Japan CD are "Gentlemen Take Polaroids" and "Taking Islands In Africa", although neither compares to my favorite Japan track of all time, "In Vogue" from the "Quiet Life" CD.

The "Gentlemen Take Polaroids" CD is more moody New Romanticism from one of the true pioneers of the genre. Mick Karn's fretless bass playing got/gets a lot of press, but Japan's true genius is in David Sylvain's voice and lyrics.

Any fan of New Wave should own this album."
Gtp
Jo day | 05/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Swing and nightporter are shimmering 80's treasures. Like nothing else, swing is an uptempo rain of colours, nightporter a soft-vamp ballad, the only true pierrot-song i've ever heard. Outstanding and very original."
DEFINITIVE JAPAN
Proppa | 12/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this album balanced japans experimental side ('burning bridges', 'taking islands in africa') pop side ("pop" for japan anyway) ('gentlemen take polaroids', 'ain't that peculiar') and the amazingly sombre 'nightporter'. as a long-standing definitive japan album the inclusion here of once-rare b-side 'the experience of swimming' makes this is an absolutely must-have japan opus."