Quiet Life (2021 Remaster)



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  • Genre: Rock And Pop
  • Label: BMG
  • Released Date: 5th March 2021
  • Buying Format:
    180g 1LP Gatefold Sleeve
    1LP Coloured Vinyl Gatefold Sleeve
    Deluxe Box Set
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That Japan’s breakthrough record Quiet Life was released in both 1979 and 1980 is uniquely fitting for a band who were about to step out of the glam rock, post punk shadows of the late 70s and deliver an as yet genre-less record that would come to define the 80s.

Quiet Life was the third, final and most successful release on the Hansa Records label. A forerunner for the alternative/new wave sound of the new decade, the album would become one of the great classic British albums.

We are working directly with original band members Steve Jansen and Rob Dean, producer John Punter and with consultant advice from band biographer Anthony Reynolds and the Japanese Shinko archive.

The release features newly restored original album artwork, new liner notes with contributions from band members and original producer, rare and unseen photography and memorabilia.

Available on black 180g vinyl or red 140g vinyl.

The record is now the subject of a major new reissue featuring a brand new Abbey Road half-speed remaster of the original album with the box set featuring alt mixes, b-sides, singles, rarities and live material – including the sought after ‘lost’ Live at Budokan show from March 1980 previously only available as the 4 track EP ‘Live in Japan’.

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Track Listings

LP (CD1 in box set)

A1. Quiet Life (2020 Remaster)
A2. Fall In Love With Me (2020 Remaster)
A3. Despair (2020 Remaster)
A4. In Vogue (2020 Remaster)

B1. Halloween (2020 Remaster)
B2. All Tomorrows Parties (2020 Remaster)
B3. Alien (2020 Remaster)
B4. The Other Side of Life (2020 Remaster)

In box set only


European Son (Steve Nye 7” Remix 1982)* [10/02/21]
Life In Tokyo (Steve Nye 7” Special Remix 1982)
Quiet Life (Original German 7” Mix 1980)*
I Second That Emotion (Steve Nye 7” Remix 1982)*
All Tomorrow’s Parties (Steve Nye 7” Remix Version 1983)
European Son (John Punter 12” Mix 1980)
Life In Tokyo (Steve Nye 12” Special Remix Version 1982)
I Second That Emotion (Steve Nye 12” Remix Version 1982)
All Tomorrow’s Parties (Steve Nye 12” Remix Version 1983)
European Son (Steve Nye 12” Remix Version 1982)
Quiet Life (Japanese 7” Mix 1980)* [18/01/21]
A Foreign Place
All Tomorrow’s Parties (John Punter 7” Mix 1979)
Life In Tokyo (Theme Giorgio Moroder Version 1979)* [05/03/21]
Deviation (Live In Japan)
Obscure Alternatives (Live In Japan)
In Vogue (Live In Japan)
Sometimes I Feel So Low (Live In Japan)

CD3 – LIVE AT THE BUDOKAN 27/03/1980

Quiet Life
Fall In Love With Me
All Tomorrow’s Parties
Obscure Alternatives
In Vogue
Life In Tokyo
Sometimes I Feel So Low
Communist China
Adolescent Sex
I Second That Emotion
Automatic Gun

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