The Japan Album
John Taylor Japan Album
album by John Taylor
Released 23 November 1999
Recorded 1999
Genre Pop, Rock, Dance
Length 66:34 minutes
Label Cutting Edge Records / Avex Trax
Producer(s) John Taylor
Hein Hoven
Dan Chase
Justin Walden
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John Taylor

John Taylor (also known as The Japan Album) is the self-titled album by John Taylor, released by Cutting Edge Records / Avex Trax on 23 November 1999.

About the albumEdit

In 1999 Taylor signed a recording contract with the Japanese record label Avex Trax and released this album, with only the words John Taylor on the front cover. The Japanese connection lead to the CD to be known as The Japan Album.

Taylor dedicated the album to his late mother, who passed away in October 1998. The CD includes the song "Spirit of the Times", featuring lyrics that refer to Taylor's home city of Birmingham.

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Taylor, except track 03 (traditional), track 07 (Argent), track 11 (Taylor, Blue), track 12 (Taylor, Shanks).

  1. "The Panhandler" (4:07)
  2. "Air Miles" (6:01)
  3. "Coventry Carol" (0:31)
  4. "Hollow Victory" (3:43)
  5. "To Do You (John Lennon Says)" (3:29)
  6. "Good Reason To **** Me" (8:22)
  7. "She's Not There" (4:20)
  8. "A-Anon" (5:23)
  9. "Getting Intimate" (5:40)
  10. "Down With U" (4:50)
  11. "Silent Skin" (3:47)
  12. "Fields of Eden" (6:06)
  13. "Spirit of the Times" (6:29)
  14. "American Muse" (3:46)




  • Producer - John Taylor & Hein Hoven (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 14), Dan Chase (tracks: 8, 11), Stoker & Justin Walden (tracks: 6, 9, 10)
  • Art by Patty Palazzo / TTP Design
  • Photography by Michael Laurita, Yuki Kuroyanagi, Jo Gerrard and Eric Alexandrakis

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