Needless to say, I welcomed this song gleefully. It's such an irresistible and eclectic number that brings to mind a dance festival in oriental paradise. The brass band is very busy here. I also enjoy Tsuchiya's Bowie-like vocals since they have this story-telling effect. He composed and arranged the song while Yasuo Sugibayashi (杉林恭雄) provided the lyrics. While doing research for this article, I was further amazed by all the personnel that was involved in "Life in Mirrors". Of course, there was Tsuchiya's regular collaborator Mick Karn, along with David Sylvian, John Taylor, and Guy Barker from one side of the Pacific. The Japanese musicians, including Satoshi Nakamura (中村哲), Ichiro Nitta (新田一郎) and Kazuto Shimizu (清水一登), were prolific in the country's City Pop and kayokyoku scene and took care of all the horns action. As a cherry on top, the flawless Minako Yoshida (吉田美奈子) participated in the back chorus. You can hear her voice on this track.