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Japan to Reissue Quiet Life

Japan will reissue Quiet Life on March 5, via BMG. The David Sylvian–fronted project released the album in 1979, days before the turn of the decade. The reissue includes the remastered album and a full unearthed live record—Live at the Bodukan 27/03/1980, previously limited to a four-track EP—as well as a disc of unreleased mixes and rarities including the non-album singles “Life In Tokyo,” “European Son,” and “I Second That Emotion.” It also comes with new liner notes and a foreword by original producer John Punter.

In a press release, keyboardist Richard Barbieri said: “It’s as if we discovered sophistication, subtlety and nuance overnight. A big change was that David started writing more on the piano and I think this produced stronger song material at that time. This lent itself towards more open and spacious sounding pieces and we started to understand about how to build arrangements.”  

Read Pitchfork’s review of David Sylvian’s 2019 reissue series, including Secrets of the Beehive and Brilliant Trees.

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