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Hard Stuff - Bolex Dementia (1973) {2017, Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered}

Hard Stuff - Bolex Dementia (1973) {2017, Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 311 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Hard Rock | Marquee / Belle Antique #BELLE-172761

A year on from one of the most satisfying hard rock debuts of the age, 1972's Bulletproof, Hard Stuff were hard-pressed to make such a brazen impression on their second LP, and that despite having spent the intervening time pushing themselves to the very brink of a breakthrough. Funkier than its predecessor, and more experimental too, the uncompromisingly named Bolex Dementia substituted much of its predecessor's raw power with proggier tones – John Du Cann himself compared the title track to Spooky Tooth's equally vague meanderings with Pierre Henry. And as if that were not difficult enough, the album was decked in what remains an astonishingly ugly cover, and promoted…
Hard Stuff - Bulletproof (1972) {2017, Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered}

Hard Stuff - Bulletproof (1972) {2017, Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 403 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 160 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Hard Rock | Marquee / Belle Antique #BELLE-172760

Fated never to rise to any heights at all, Hard Stuff – formed by guitarist John Du Cann following his unceremonious firing from Atomic Rooster – had already been through two names before they were signed to Deep Purple's Purple label; Daemon lasted a few rehearsals; Bullet survived a single; they became Hard Stuff after another Bullet fired a legal complaint at them, and Bulletproof was their riposte. It is heavy and it is loud. Period reviews mused on the Purple influence and they are not far from the mark, but only if organ were excised from the mix, to be replaced by guitars, guitars, and more guitars…

The Dark Element - The Dark Element (2017) [Japan SHM-CD+DVD]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Nov. 17, 2017
The Dark Element - The Dark Element (2017) [Japan SHM-CD+DVD]

The Dark Element - The Dark Element (2017) [Japan SHM-CD+DVD]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 424 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 147 Mb | Scans | 87 Mb | 57:08
DVD5 | Video: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Audio: LinearPCM, 2 ch | 1 Gb
King Record Co., Ltd. | KIZC-423/4
Melodic Heavy/Symphonic Metal

Last year, Frontiers Records Srl announced the collaborative project between ex-Sonata Arctica guitarist and the mastermind of Cain's Offering Jani Liimatainen and ex-Nightwish singer Anette Olzon. Now, strengthened by Liimatainen's Cain's Offering bandmates Jani "Hurtsi" Hurula (drums) and Jonas Kuhlberg (bass), and officially known as The Dark Element, this Finnish/Swedish project will release their debut self-titled album on November 10th, 2017.

Deep Purple - Infinite (2017) {Limited Edition, SHM-CD, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 16, 2017
Deep Purple - Infinite (2017) {Limited Edition, SHM-CD, Japan}

Deep Purple - Infinite (2017) {Limited Edition, SHM-CD, Japan}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 482 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 157 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 85 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Classic Rock | Victor #VIZP-149

No one, least of all Deep Purple themselves, expected the success of 2013's Now What?! It placed at number one on four European album charts and in the Top Ten of six other countries. It also sold exceptionally well: It was certified Gold in Poland, Germany (where it sold over 100,000), the Czech Republic, and Russia – it was the band's first album to crack the U.K.'s Top 40 charts in 20 years. For InFinite, Deep Purple re-enlisted producer Bob Ezrin. At this point, he is almost a sixth member. This the longest running lineup in their history. InFinite is a heavier and more expansive record than its predecessor, but it's not as consistent. Ian Gillian is in excellent form…

Queensrÿche - Greatest Hits (2000) [Japan SHM-CD 2014] Repost  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Oct. 10, 2017
Queensrÿche - Greatest Hits (2000) [Japan SHM-CD 2014] Repost

Queensrÿche - Greatest Hits (2000) [Japan SHM-CD 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 602 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 212 Mb | Scans | 129 Mb | Time: 01:17:35
Universal/EMI Music Japan Inc. | UICY-76341
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal

Greatest Hits is a compilation album from the American progressive metal band Queensrÿche, released in 2000. It includes material from all of the band's studio releases up to 1997 (1999's Q2K is excluded), as well as the 1997 B-side "Chasing Blue Sky" and an alternate version of "Someone Else?" featuring the full band.
Caravan - For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night (1973) [Japan LTD (mini LP) Platinum SHM-CD 2014] Re-up

Caravan - For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night (1973) [Japan LTD (mini LP) Platinum SHM-CD 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 303 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 145 Mb | Scans | 267 Mb | 45:40
Universal Music | UICY-40051
Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Canterbury Scene

For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night is the 1973 and fifth studio album released by the Canterbury scene band Caravan. Richard Sinclair and Steve Miller left the band prior to the recording of this album. They were replaced by John G. Perry and Dave Sinclair. Geoff Richardson was added to the band. The pregnant girl pictured on the album's gatefold cover was originally shown naked, but shortly before release Deram insisted that she had to be clothed in a nightdress. A picture of the uncensored artwork was printed in Sounds at the time.
Caravan - In The Land Of Grey And Pink (1971) [Japan LTD (mini LP) Platinum SHM-CD 2014] Re-up

Caravan - In The Land Of Grey And Pink (1971) [Japan LTD (mini LP) Platinum SHM-CD 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 284 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 121 Mb | Scans | 237 Mb | 43:25
Universal Music | UICY-40050
Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Canterbury Scene

In the Land of Grey and Pink is an album by progressive rock band Caravan, released in 1971. According to Allmusic, "it is considered by many to be the pinnacle release from Caravan." It has remained in the catalogue ever since its original release in 1971. Along with Soft Machine, Caravan were a leading exponent of what became known as "the Canterbury sound" – a concoction of styles including jazz, classical and traditional English influences. In the Q and Mojo Classic Special Edition Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock, the album came No. 19 in its list of "40 Cosmic Rock Albums".

Steely Dan - Gaucho (1980) [Japan Platinum SHM-CD 2013] Re-up  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at May 5, 2014
Steely Dan - Gaucho (1980) [Japan Platinum SHM-CD 2013] Re-up

Steely Dan - Gaucho (1980) [Japan Platinum SHM-CD 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 252 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 119 Mb | Scans | 189 Mb | Time: 37:54
Universal Music | UICY-40018
Soft Rock, Jazz Rock

"Gaucho" is the seventh studio album by the American Jazz rock band Steely Dan, released in 1980. The sessions for Gaucho represented the peak of Steely Dan's recording studio perfectionism and obsessive recording technique. To record the album, the band used at least 42 different musicians, spent over a year in the studio, and far exceeded the original monetary advance given to the band by their record label.

Steely Dan - Aja (1977) [Japan Platinum SHM-CD 2013] Re-up  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at May 4, 2014
Steely Dan - Aja (1977) [Japan Platinum SHM-CD 2013] Re-up

Steely Dan - Aja (1977) [Japan Platinum SHM-CD 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 267 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 120 Mb | Scans | 276 Mb | Time: 39:47
Universal Music | UICY-40007
Soft Rock, Jazz Rock

Aja (/ˈeɪʒə/, pronounced like Asia) is the sixth album by the jazz rock band Steely Dan. Originally released in 1977 on ABC Records, it became the group's best-selling album. Peaking at No. 3 on the U.S. charts and No. 5 in the United Kingdom, it was the band's first platinum album, eventually selling over 5 million copies. In July 1978, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Non-Classical Recording. In 2003, the album was ranked number 145 on Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list. It is sometimes considered a recording for audiophiles, because of its excellent production.
Queen - Greatest Hits II (1991) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2013 # UIGY-9533] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC {RE-UP}

Queen - Greatest Hits II (1991) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2013]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 79:52 minutes | Scans included | 2,61 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,76 GB
Based on Digital Remaster 2011 / Universal Japan # UIGY-9533