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Ep 5 - Japan, Soft Cell and Beyond

Wise Choice

09-11-2022 • 55 minutos

This episode looks at the history and connections in Post-Punk / New Wave including Japan, David Sylvian, Ryuichi Sakamoto, The Passions, The Church, Bel Canto, Gloria Jones and Soft Cell..

Wise Choice is an official Wise Music Group podcast celebrating 50 years of Wise Music and taking the opportunity to delve into the vast catalogue of incredible songs and artists that are part of the Wise family. The show is hosted by Wise Music songwriting and composing team Adam and Paula Pickering aka The Daydream Club. They asked the Wise Music teams from all over the world to choose their absolute favourite songs from the Wise Music catalogue (their Wise Choice). From this list Adam & Paula look into the history surrounding the songs and where the story leads them with connections to other notable versions, covers and samples.

New episodes every other Wednesday.

If you liked this you might also enjoy Composing Myself - an official Wise Music podcast featuring interviews with composers and songwriters, taking an in-depth look at their process.


Suburban Love - Japan

Quiet Life - Japan

Nostalgia - David Sylvian

Forbidden Colours - David Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto

I’m In Love With A German Film Star - The Passions

Reptile - The Church

Without You - Bel Canto

Tainted Love - Gloria Jones

Tainted Love - Soft Cell

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