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Enigma - A Posteriori (2006) [Japan 1st Press]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Nov. 21, 2016
Enigma - A Posteriori (2006) [Japan 1st Press]

Enigma - A Posteriori (2006) [Japan 1st Press]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 348 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 144 Mb | Scans | 137 Mb | Time: 53:41
Virgin Japan Ltd./Toshiba-EMI | TOCP-66612
Electronic, Ambient, Downtempo, Trance, New Age

A Posteriori is the sixth studio album by German musical project Enigma. In December 2006, the album was nominated in the Best New Age Album category in the 2007 Grammy Awards. Three years after the release of Voyageur, an album that took Enigma in a new direction, Michael Cretu took another step and released A Posteriori. This latin title is often used in philosophy where it describes what is essentially knowledge through experience (e.g. "after the fact"). In style the release shares more with Voyageur than the four first Enigma albums, but it has taken the approach of this new direction even further. The album introduces sort of a hybrid culture that lends itself to many different directions, but still revolves around a common point in a more straight-forward manner than before.

Enigma - Voyageur (2003) [Japan 1st Press]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Nov. 20, 2016
Enigma - Voyageur (2003) [Japan 1st Press]

Enigma - Voyageur (2003) [Japan 1st Press]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 300 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 124 Mb | Scans | 97 Mb | Time: 47:21
Virgin Japan Ltd./Toshiba-EMI | VJCP-68491
Electronic, Ambient, Downtempo, New Age

Voyageur is the fifth studio album by the German musical project Enigma and released in 2003. Voyageur was considered to be Enigma's most different album ever created, due to Enigma's drastic changes in sound as compared to the previous four albums. The project's signature shakuhachi flutes, Gregorian chants and tribal chants found on the earlier albums were all but gone on Voyageur.

Enigma - Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! (1996) [Japan 1st Press]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Nov. 18, 2016
Enigma - Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! (1996) [Japan 1st Press]

Enigma - Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! (1996) エニグマ 3 [Japan 1st Press]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 303 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 124 Mb | Scans | 166 Mb | Time: 45:40
Virgin Japan Ltd./Toshiba-EMI | VJCP-25270
Electronic, Ambient, New Age

Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! was the third album released as part of Michael Cretu's Enigma project. It's style built on and extended the first two releases, offering a well-crafted album with mysterious sounds, original ideas, and philosophical lyrics. The title is French and translates to "The King Is Dead, Long Live The King", foreshadowing some of the texts contained within. The most recognized song from this release was Beyond The Invisible, though Michael Cretu has stated that his favorite track on the album is actually Morphing Thru Time.

Enigma - The Cross Of Changes (1993) [Japan 1st Press, 1994] Repost  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Nov. 17, 2016
Enigma - The Cross Of Changes (1993) [Japan 1st Press, 1994] Repost

Enigma - The Cross Of Changes (1993) エニグマ2 [Japan 1st Press, 1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 309 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 133 Mb | Scans | 153 Mb | Time: 44:15
Virgin Japan Ltd./Toshiba-EMI | VJCP-25077
Electronic, Ambient Dance, New Age

THE CROSS OF CHANGES (ENIGMA 2) is the second studio album by the German musical project Enigma, headed by Romanian-German musician and producer Michael Cretu. The Cross Of Changes is a musical step forward but it nevertheless incorporates all of the instinctive elements that MCMXC a.D. does but in a completely new guise.

Enigma - MCMXC a.D. (1990) [Japan 1st Press, 1991]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Nov. 16, 2016
Enigma - MCMXC a.D. (1990) [Japan 1st Press, 1991]

Enigma - MCMXC a.D. (1990) [初版 / Japan 1st Press, 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 259 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 119 Mb | Scans | 56 Mb | Time: 40:21
Virgin Japan Ltd. | VJCP-28024
Electronic, Ambient Dance, New Age

MCMXC a.D. ("1990" in Roman numerals followed by an abbreviation of Anno Domini) is the first studio album of the German music project Enigma, headed by Romanian-German musician Michael Cretu, released on 10 December 1990 on Virgin Records in the UK.
Ornette Coleman - Skies Of America (1972) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4042}

Ornette Coleman - Skies Of America (1972) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4042}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 234 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 156 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4042
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. A brilliant large ensemble work from Ornette Coleman – ambitious material recorded with full orchestra, in a haunting sound that's light years from any of his smaller group recordings of the 60s and 70s! There's an incredible feel to the strings used here – played by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Measham – all tied up and dark, with swirling sounds that run up beautifully from the bottom, then take off to the skies promised in the title – opening the door for Ornette to come in and solo freely over the top – in a magical mix that easily makes the record a standout in his long and mighty career!
Art Blakey - Live At Montreux and Northsea (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series CDSOL-6305}

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers Big Band - Live At Montreux and Northsea (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series CDSOL-6305}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 286 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 186 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1980, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6305
Jazz / Hard Bop

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A beautiful big band set from the great Art Blakey – but one that's got all the sharp focus of his small group sides by the Jazz Messengers! The lineup here is a great one – that very vibrant early 80s version of Blakey's group with Bobby Watson on alto sax, Bill Pierce on tenor, and James Williams on piano – augmented by Kevin Eubanks on guitar, Valerie Ponomarev on trumpet, and the Marsalis brothers rounding out the set with some extra horn work! The sound is strong and proud, and handled by Blakey with a tightness that's similar to his smaller group work of the time – but with a power that's simply incredible – especially when Watson's presence is made known on his tunes "Wheel Within A Wheel", "Linwood", and "Bit A Bittadose". Also features a take on Williams' "Minor Thesis".
Tal Farlow - The Swinging Guitar Of Tal Farlow (1956) {Verve Japan UCCU-9282 24-bit rel 2006}

Tal Farlow - The Swinging Guitar Of Tal Farlow (1956) {Verve Japan UCCU-9282 24-bit rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 140 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 33 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 2006 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9282 | 24 Bit Mastering
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Guitar

In the mid-'50s, guitarist Tal Farlow led one of his finest groups, a drumless trio with pianist Eddie Costa and bassist Vinnie Burke. The same band would record the album Tal a week or two later. With Burke contributing a constant walking bass, the interplay between Farlow and Costa is always exciting, whether they are playing unisons or trading off. This 1999 CD reissue not only has the original seven selections but "Gone With the Wind" (which was left off of the original LP due to lack of space) plus three full-length alternate takes that are basically on the same level as the masters. Among the highpoints are "Taking a Chance on Love," "Yardbird Suite," "Like Someone in Love," and Farlow's lone original, "Meteor," which utilizes the chord changes of "Confirmation." Hot bebop that is easily recommended.
"Big" John Patton - Oh Baby! (1965) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5113 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)

"Big" John Patton - Oh Baby! (1965) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5113 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 279 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 182 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1965, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5113
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Funk / Organ Hammond B-3

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Oh Baby is right – as the album's one of the best John Patton albums for Blue Note – a perfect mix of funky organ and burning hardbop! The tracks hare are all originals penned for the album – mostly by Patton, but also by other group members – the kind of fresh grooves that made John's organ work for Blue Note really stand out from the rest of the 60s Hammond generation – very creative stuff, with occasional modern touches, and a rhythmic conception that's not only unusual, but which also really lets the soloists stretch out on their grooves! Players include Harold Vick on tenor, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Ben Dixon on drums, and Grant Green on guitar – and the album's about as sharp as you can get for a Blue Note organ session. Titles include "Fat Judy", "Each Time", "One To Twelve", and "Night Flight".
Earl Coleman - Earl Coleman Returns (1956) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5245}

Earl Coleman - Earl Coleman Returns (1956) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5245}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 197 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 139 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 247 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 1956, 2013 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5245 | Mono | PRLP 7045
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Standards

Reissue features the latest digital remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering. Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. Possibly the strongest album ever recorded by mellow-voiced jazz vocalist Earl Coleman – a singer with a deeper style that's very much in the classic Billy Eckstine mode, but which swings a bit more freely in a small combo! The set's got a nicely open style – with longer tracks than usual for a jazz vocal date, and lots of room for jazz soloists that include Art Farmer on trumpet, Gigi Gryce on alto, and Hank Jones on piano.