Virgin Japan (1988–1992)

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Annotation

Virgin Japan Ltd. was originally founded as a fully-owned subsidiary of Virgin Music Group in 1988. The company became a joint venture between Pony Canyon Inc. and Virgin Music Group in 1990. Around the middle of July 1992, the company was dissolved. Toshiba-EMI Ltd. took over the international music releases while laying off the international section staff, whereas the Japanese artists and staff were moved to Pony Canyon Inc.'s newly established company Media Remoras.

The international music releases featured both a "Virgin Japan" logo and the artist's original label (e.g., Virgin, 10 Records, Circa Records, etc.). The Japanese artist releases only carried the "Virgin Japan" logo.

Annotation last modified on 2014-06-15 15:37 .

Releases

Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
Skylarking XTC CD 14 VJD-111
Skylarking XTC Vinyl 14 VJL-111
Skylarking XTC Cassette 14 VJT-111
Oil on Canvas Japan 2×CD 8 + 7 VJD-25009~10 4988037002487
Starless and Bible Black King Crimson CD 8 VJD-28004 4988037002166
Three of a Perfect Pair King Crimson CD 9 VJD-28005 4988037002180
A Trick of the Tail Genesis CD 8 VJD-28026 4988037002661
Islands King Crimson CD 6 VJD-28020 4988037002524
Red King Crimson CD 5 VJD-28021
Julia Fordham Julia Fordham CD 11 VJD-32066
Music From the Penguin Cafe Penguin Cafe Orchestra CD 5 VJD-28041 4988037003736
Red Heat James Horner CD 9 VJD-32088 4988037004177
Danger Money U.K. CD 6 VJD-28049 4988037004191
Gone to Earth David Sylvian 2×CD 7 + 10 VJD-25021~22 4988037004931
Into a Secret Land Sandra CD 9 VJD-32102 4988037005020
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Genesis 2×CD 11 + 12 VJD-25011
...and Then There Were Three... Genesis CD 11 VJD-28089 4988037004832
Say Uncle Uncle Slam CD 12 VJD-32112 4988037005426
Oranges & Lemons XTC CD 15 VJD-32114 4988037005402
White Music XTC CD 19 VJD-28106 4988037005273
Go 2 XTC CD 13 VJD-28107 4988037005280
Drums and Wires XTC CD 15 VJD-28108 4988037005297
Black Sea XTC CD 14 VJD-28109 4988037005303
English Settlement XTC CD 13 VJD-28110 4988037005310
Mummer XTC CD 16 VJD-28111
The Big Express XTC CD 14 VJD-28112 4988037005334
Skylarking XTC CD 14 VJD-28113 4988037005341
The Compact XTC: The Singles 1978–85 XTC CD 18 VJD-28114 4988037005358
King for a Day XTC CD 3 VJD-15552 4988037006096
Empusa Gianni Nocenzi CD 4 VJD-5016
Porcelain Julia Fordham CD 11 VJD-32240
Runaway Horses Belinda Carlisle CD 10 VJD-32253
Gazeuse! Gong CD 7 VJD-5018 4988037007628
Forever Blowing Bubbles Clearlight CD 7 VJD-5025 4988037007697
Music for Piano and Drums Patrick Moraz & Bill Bruford CD 8 E-10-4 [none]
Live Julia Fordham CD 10 VJD-2501
Masques Brand X CD 7 VJD-28204 4988037005563
The Scattering Cutting Crew CD 12 VJD-32205 4988037005778
Eat Me in St. Louis It Bites CD 12 VJD-32213 4988037006102
Exposure Robert Fripp CD 17 VJD-500 4988037007062
Capolinea Banco del Mutuo Soccorso CD 8 VJD-5015 4988037007192
Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen The Colonel 8cm CD 2 VJPR-2
Fourth World, Volume 2: Dream Theory in Malaya Jon Hassell CD 7 VJCP-2506 4988037008076
A Young Person’s Guide to King Crimson King Crimson 2×CD 6 + 9 VJCP-3001~02 4988037008014
You Do Me 坂本龍一 CD 3 VJCP-1404 4988037008342
In the Court of the Crimson King King Crimson CD 5 VJCP-2301 4988037008243
What Becomes a Legend Most? Jermaine Stewart CD 12 VJCP-12
Hyperborea Tangerine Dream CD 4 VJCP-2524 4988037008793
Encore Tangerine Dream CD 4 VJCP-2525 4988037008809
Angels Egg: Radio Gnome Invisible, Part 2 Gong CD 13 VJCP-2526 4988037008984
You: Radio Gnome Invisible, Part 3 Gong CD 8 VJCP-2527 4988037008991
Gong Live etc. Gong CD 15 VJCP-2528 4988037009004
Fish Rising Steve Hillage CD 5 VJCP-2529 4988037009011
L Steve Hillage CD 6 VJCP-2530 4988037009028
Refugee Refugee CD 5 VJCP-2543 4988037009530
As Your Mind Flies By Rare Bird CD 5 VJCP-2548 4988037009585
(We Want) The Same Thing Belinda Carlisle CD 4 VJCP-1415 4988037010512
Private Parts & Pieces IV: A Catch at the Tables Anthony Phillips CD 13 VJCP-2328
Peter Gabriel (Scratch) Peter Gabriel CD 11 VJCP-2330
Peter Gabriel III Peter Gabriel CD 10 VJCP-2331 4988037010888
Paintings in Yellow Sandra CD 9 VJCP-72 4988037010765
One and Only Man Steve Winwood CD 3 VJCP-1412 [none]
We Love You 坂本龍一 CD 3 VJCP-1417 4988037010550
The Story of I Patrick Moraz CD 14 VJCP-2544 4988037009547
too too 有近真澄 CD 10 VJCA-00001 4988037080010
The Martyr Mantras Boy George CD 11 VJCP-28010 4988037010987
自分の色 鈴木結女 CD 11 VJCA-00002
Oil on Canvas Japan 2×CD 8 + 7 VJCP-36015 4988037011762
満月 秋吉満ちる CD 10 VJCA-00003 4988037080034
ひこうき フィッシュマンズ 8cm CD 2 VJDA-00002 4988037095021
Chappie,Don't Cry フィッシュマンズ CD 10 VJCA-00004 4988037080041
主義-Ism: 高見沢俊彦 CD 11 VJCA-00005 4988037080058
主義-Ism: 高見沢俊彦 Cassette 11 VJTA-00001 4988037093010
?UNK! RESISTANCE CD 11 VJCA-00006 4988037080065
Mea Culpa, Part II Enigma CD 4 VJCP-14027 4988037012554
DEFORMATION FREAK / MAdDOG RESISTANCE 8cm CD 2 VJDA-00003 4988037095038
Principles of Lust Enigma CD 4 VJCP-14030 4988037013483
Swept Julia Fordham (unknown) 10 VJCP-28064
Gish Smashing Pumpkins CD 10 VJCP-28068 4988037013421
時の記憶 福島祐子 CD 10 VJCA-00007 4988037080072
Haze amaze maze RESISTANCE CD 15 VJCA-00008 4988037080089
I Don't Know Why I Love You (But I Love You) B.E.F. CD 4 VJCP-14305
BEST FRIEND RESISTANCE 8cm CD 2 VJDA-00006 4988037095069
(Love Moves in) Mysterious Ways Julia Fordham CD 7 VJCP-20003 4988037014176
Thank You and Goodnight It Bites CD 10 VJCP-28074 4988037013568
The Singles Paula Abdul CD 4 VJCP-14038 4988037014329
Lull Smashing Pumpkins CD 4 VJCP-14039
VisioN-I VisioN CD 8 VJCA-00013 4988037080133
君を探して VisioN 8cm CD 2 VJDA-00009 4988037095090
White Music XTC CD 19 VJCP-23132 4988037014633
Go 2 XTC CD 13 VJCP-23133 4988037014640
Drums and Wires XTC CD 15 VJCP-23134 4988037014657
Black Sea XTC CD 14 VJCP-23135 4988037014664
English Settlement XTC CD 15 VJCP-23136 4988037014671
Mummer XTC CD 16 VJCP-23137 4988037014688
The Big Express XTC CD 14 VJCP-23138 4988037014695
Skylarking XTC CD 14 VJCP-23139 4988037014701
The Compact XTC: The Singles 1978–85 XTC CD 18 VJCP-23140
Oranges & Lemons XTC CD 15 VJCP-23141 4988037014725
Explode Together: The Dub Experiments 78–80 XTC CD 16 VJCP-23143