The Art of Parties

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"The Art of Parties"
Single by Japan
B-side "Life Without Buildings"
Released 29 April 1981
Format 7", 12" Vinyl single
Genre New wave, Synthpop
Label Virgin Records
Songwriter(s) David Sylvian
Producer(s) John Punter, Japan
Japan singles chronology
"Gentlemen Take Polaroids"
(1980)
"The Art of Parties"
(1981)
"Visions of China"
(1981)

"Gentlemen Take Polaroids"
(1980)
The Art of Parties "Visions of China"
(1981)

The Art of Parties is a song by the British band Japan.

It was released as a single in April 1981 and reached number 48 on the UK Singles Chart.[1] A re-recorded version was subsequently included as the opening track on the band's album Tin Drum released later in 1981. A live version of the song is included on Japan's 1983 album Oil on Canvas and on the DVD release The Very Best of Japan.

Track listings[edit]

UK 7" Virgin Records VS 409
  1. The Art of Parties - 3.55
  2. Life Without Buildings - 6.40
UK 12" Virgin Records VS 409-12
  1. The Art of Parties - 6.41
  2. Life Without Buildings - 6.40
Australia 7" Virgin Records VS 409 and Japan 7" Virgin Records VIPX-1580
  1. The Art of Parties - 3.54
  2. My New Career - 3.52
Canada 12" Virgin Records VEP 305
  1. The Art of Parties - 6.41
  2. The Width of a Room - 3.14
  3. Life Without Buildings - 6.40
  4. The Experience of Swimming - 4.06[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Art of Parties Official Charts
  2. ^ The Art of Parties Discogs.com