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Talking About Japan: Q and A  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by DZ123 at April 29, 2016
Talking About Japan: Q and A

Kodansha International, "Talking About Japan: Q and A (Kodansha Bilingual Books)"
English | 1999 | ISBN: 4770020260 | PDF | pages: 326 | 45,8 mb
Steelheart - Through Worlds Of Stardust (2017) [KICP 1838, Japan]

Steelheart - Through Worlds Of Stardust (2017)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
King Record Co., KICP 1838 | ~ 296 or 106 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 53 Mb
Hard Rock / Glam Metal

As the 80’s turned into the 90’s, the “Hair Metal” era had finally run it course. The advent of Grunge Rock had turned the music industry on it’s head, changing the landscape from a fun loving, Rock n’ Roll party crowd into an angst inspired movement that seemed obsessed with introspective solidarity. As bleak as it may have seemed, there were a few bands that defied logic and continued to sell massive amounts of records early in the 90’s. After their self-titled debut album (1990) reached platinum status, STEELHEART, one of the most talented bands to every grace the Hard Rock genre, was a band with an iconic sound that gave hard rock fans a thread of hope to challenge the “changing of the guard”, if you will. And they were doing it…

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.
Mark Knopfler - Golden Heart (1996) [Vertigo PHCR-1420, Japan]

Mark Knopfler - Golden Heart (1996)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Vertigo PHCR-1420 | ~ 447 or 169 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 46 Mb
Blues Rock, Classic Rock

Mark Knopfler's debut non-soundtrack solo album, Golden Heart, was, in effect, the follow-up to the last Dire Straits studio album, On Every Street (1991). But it was also a compendium of the various musical endeavors in which Knopfler had engaged since emerging as a major figure in 1978. "Imelda" was cast in the mold of "Money for Nothing," with its trademark electric guitar riff and sardonic lyrics about Imelda Marcos, and other songs resembled Dire Straits songs, notably "Cannibals," which recalled "Walk of Life."…

Mariah Carey - Rainbow (1999) {Japan 1st Press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Nov. 5, 2017
Mariah Carey - Rainbow (1999) {Japan 1st Press}

Mariah Carey - Rainbow (1999) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 410 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 134 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 97 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Dance, Pop, Hip Hop | SME Records #SRCS 2222

Mariah Carey claims Rainbow, her first album since divorcing Tommy Mottola, "chronicles my emotional roller coaster ride of the past year," but less subjective listeners could be forgiven for viewing it as simply another Mariah Carey album. After all, all the elements are in place – the crossover dance hits, the ballads, the cameos, the hip producers, the weird cover choice from the early '80s. But dig a little deeper, and her words ring true. Rainbow is the first Carey album where she's written personal lyrics, and allusions to her separation from Mottola are evident throughout the album, even if it doesn't really amount to the "story" she mentions in the liner notes…
Timothy B. Schmit - Tell Me The Truth (1990) [Universal Music Japan, UICY-9481]

Timothy B. Schmit - Tell Me The Truth (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2004 | Universal Music Japan, UICY-9481 | ~ 325 or 103 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 25 Mb
Classic Rock

The voice behind the Top Ten 1980 hit for the Eagles' "I Can't Tell You Why" should have been a big star after his third solo album. Everything that was wrong on Don Felder's Airborne effort goes right on Schmit's Tell Me the Truth album, his charming voice gliding over charming songs like "In Roxy's Eyes" and "Something Sad." Having Rita Coolidge and Siedah Garrett on backing vocals is part of the artistically successful formula here, but the other key is that six producers converge to manufacture a very smooth and very polished affair…
Eddie Higgins Trio - A Fine Romance (2006) [Venus TKCV-35385, Japan]

Eddie Higgins Trio - A Fine Romance (2006)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2007 | Venus, TKCV-35385 | ~ 395 or 151 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 52 Mb
Jazz, Hard Bop, Post Bop

A solid bop-based pianist, Eddie Higgins has never become a major name, but he has been well-respected by his fellow musicians for decades…
Timothy B. Schmit - Timothy B. (1987) [Universal Music Japan, UICY-9480]

Timothy B. Schmit - Timothy B. (1987)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2004 | Universal Music Japan, UICY-9480 | ~ 309 or 103 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 23 Mb
Classic Rock

Maybe it's just the somewhat overpowered production – including the electric drums – but this album ended up being a disappointment. The tunes and the songs are good enough, and Schmit is in superb voice, and you have to love the luminous guitar sound in evidence throughout. But it's all a little reminiscent of what happened to the Eagles once they became a top arena act – all of a sudden, their sound started to get bigger and heavier than their music could carry comfortably…
Camel - I Can See Your House From Here (1979) {1991, Japan 1st Press}

Camel - I Can See Your House From Here (1979) {1991, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 270 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 115 Mb
Covers Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Deram / Polydor K.K. #POCD-1828

I Can See Your House from Here is the seventh studio album by English progressive rock band Camel. Released in 1979, a new line up was introduced with founding members Andrew Latimer (guitar) and Andy Ward (drums) joined by bassist Colin Bass (to replace Richard Sinclair) and keyboardists Jan Schelhaas (who joined in 1978 for the Breathless tour) and Kit Watkins (ex-Happy The Man) who replaced Dave Sinclair. At one point, the album was going to be called Endangered Species.

David Gilmour - Live At Pompeii (2017) {2Blu-spec CD2, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 30, 2017
David Gilmour - Live At Pompeii (2017) {2Blu-spec CD2, Japan}

David Gilmour - Live At Pompeii (2017) {2Blu-spec CD2, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 0,99 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 399 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Psychedelic Rock, Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Sony Records Int. #SICP31083-6

David Gilmour's two concerts assembled for Live at Pompeii mark the first time that the amphitheater has hosted a rock gig since Pink Floyd played there in 1971. They didn't play for an audience, however, they were filmed for Adrian Maben's documentary Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii. Gilmour's gigs – some 45 years after Floyd – bests their gig historically: It hosted a paying audience assembled from all over the globe, and it was the first time an audience had occupied the site since 79 AD. This double-disc set is the movie's soundtrack. Pompeii was just one of the historic sites Gilmour played on the tour, others included amphitheaters in Verona and Nîmes, Circus Maximus in Rome, a chateau in Chantilly, and five nights at London's Royal Albert Hall…