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Mick Karn with Richard Barbieri, Steve Jansen and Steve Wilson - Sleepers Awake live

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Published on Aug 31, 2012

My all time bass heroe and Mr. Cool Mick Karn together with his friends playing this beautiful song. The bass line is mindblowing and hypnotic. Listen to his amazing fretless Wal sound that I love so much. Mick is my Bass inspirator for a long time and it is a shame that he left our planet so early.




About JBK
Steve Jansen, Richard Barbieri and Mick Karn were formerly members of the group JAPAN. The group worked professionally from 1977-1983 during which period five studio albums were made and released world wide. They disbanded at the peak of the group's success following a final world tour in 1982, documented with a live video and double live album release in 1983.

The years following the breakup of JAPAN saw the members working separately, working together (in various configurations), and working with other artists on a large number of releases throughout the world.

In 1990, the original members of JAPAN reformed as RAIN TREE CROW, for a release on Virgin Records, titled "Rain Tree Crow".

Medium Productions was formed in 1993 to allow Jansen, Barbieri and Karn to write and release material independent of major label restrictions and concerns. The first release is a compilation with artists that the trio have been involved with over the years and some whose works have been unrecognised by the major labels. Future releases will see more collaborations and soon, individual projects will be featured as well but without Mick.

Mick contributionS
As JAPAN:
Adolescent Sex (1977, Hansa Records)
Obscure Alternatives (1978, Hansa Records)
Quiet Life (1979, Hansa Records)
Gentleman Take Polaroids (1980, Virgin Records)
Tin Drum (1981, Virgin Records)
Assemblage (compilation) (1981, Hansa Records)
Oil on Canvas (live album) (1983, Virgin)
Exorcising Ghosts (compilation) (1984, Virgin)
Souvenir From Japan (compilation) (1989, Hansa Records)
The Other Side of Japan (compilation) (1991, Receiver Records)

As RAIN TREE CROW:
Rain Tree Crow (1991, Virgin Records)

JANSEN / BARBIERI:
Worlds In A Small Room (1985, Pan East, [UK] JVC Victor, [Japan])
Stories Across Borders (1991, Venture Records)

as THE DOLPHIN BROTHERS:
Catch The Fall (1987, Virgin Records)
Face To Face (Japanese T.V.C.M. 7"single) (1987, Virgin)

MICK KARN:
Titles (1982, Virgin Records)
Midge Ure/Mick Karn- After A Fashion (single) (1983, Chrysalis)
Dalis Car - The Waking Hour (1984, Paradox Records)
Dreams Of Reason Produce Monsters (1987, Virgin Records)
Bestial Cluster (1993, Karakter Records)

JANSEN / KARN / BARBIERI:
Beginning To Melt (Medium Series Volume 1) (1993, Medium)
Seed (1994, Medium)

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