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Japan - Quiet Life


On this date in 1981, Japan released the single, "Quiet Life". It was backed by "A Foreign Place". The band had previously released the single in Japan in 1979 and in the U.K. in early 1980 when it was backed by "Halloween". Both tracks on the original single were included on the band's third album, Quiet Life. "A Foreign Place" was a non-LP track but was added as a bonus track when the album was re-released on CD. The second time around, the single reached the #19 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London new wave disbanded in 1982 after five studio albums. Their last live performance? was in Japan.

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