Japan ist weit 7'' [GER]
Virgin "Piccobello" 106 430-100
7" vinyl single (Germany)

A-Side: Japan ist weit 3:44
B-Side: Sekunden 3:21

Released April 1984

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Japan ist weit: Sekunden:
Music: Marian Gold/Frank Mertens/Bernhard Lloyd Music: Michael Cretu
Lyrics: Kunze Lyrics: Kunze
Produced by Michael Cretu

Photography by Jürgen & Thomas

"Japan ist weit", the German cover version of Alphaville's No.1 hit "Big in Japan",  was Sandra's first try as a solo artist after she separated from the trio Arabesque. Unfortunately it was a total flop (only 125 singles were sold, although many thousands were produced and now are a much wanted collector's item) but if it had been a success, who knows if Sandra had ever become the international pop star we know with "Maria Magdalena"? 
Probably it is not really that unfortunate that "Japan ist weit" flopped...