Skip to product information
1 of 2


Gentlemen Take Polaroids (Half Speed Master) [Import]

Gentlemen Take Polaroids (Half Speed Master) [Import]

Regular price $34.99 USD
Regular price $34.99 USD Sale price $34.99 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing Half-speed master. Japan's fourth and penultimate album, Gentlemen Take Polaroids was released in 1980. It was the group's first album for Virgin Records, after leaving the Hansa-Ariola label, and the last to feature guitarist Rob Dean. It features the single "Gentlemen Take Polaroids" and the atmospheric, Satie-esque "Nightporter", which was eventually released as a single in November 1982, shortly after the band announced they were to split. The album is widely considered as the one which consolidated Japan's unique aesthetic approach and sound. Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road, each record was cut using a half-speed mastering technique; a specialist artisan process, which results in cuts that have a superior high frequency (treble) response and solid and stable stereo images. In short this produces a very high quality master, which in turn helps to create a very high quality record.

- Disc 1 -
1 Gentlemen Take Polaroids 7:06
2 Swing 6:25
3 Burning Bridges 5:20
4 My New Career 3:54
- Disc 2 -
1 Of Dance 6:53
2 Ain't That Peculiar 4:40
3 Nightporter 6:57
4 Taking Islands in Africa 5:15

  • Genre: Pop
  • Format: Vinyl
  • Released: 08/31/2018


Global Shipping

Insured Heavy-Duty Packaging

Return policy

We offer a 10-day from delivery, no-hassle return or exchange policy. To contact us or read more, click HERE.

View full details