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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

Wishbone Ash - New England (1976) {2001, Remastered, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 22, 2017
Wishbone Ash - New England (1976) {2001, Remastered, Japan}

Wishbone Ash - New England (1976) {2001, Remastered, Japan}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 267 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
MCA Records / Victor Entertainment / Universal International #UICY-9086
Classic Rock / Hard Rock / Blues Rock

New England is the seventh studio album by rock band Wishbone Ash. It was a success compared to the band's Locked In album, but still did not chart as high as most of their previous albums. This album would mark the "Americanization" of Wishbone Ash, as the band would relocate from England to the Northeastern United States (New England) for tax purposes. New England contained an even balance of hard rock songs and breezy, soft rock ballads, the latter of which would see further exploration from Wishbone Ash on their next studio album, Front Page News.

Wishbone Ash - Locked In (1976) {2001, Remastered, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 21, 2017
Wishbone Ash - Locked In (1976) {2001, Remastered, Japan}

Wishbone Ash - Locked In (1976) {2001, Remastered, Japan}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 242 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 95 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
MCA Records / Victor Entertainment / Universal International #UICY-9085
Classic Rock / Hard Rock / Blues Rock

Either the mid-'70s or the addition of Ted Turner's replacement, Laurie Wisefield, brought about a severe identity crisis for Wishbone Ash. No longer were they the self-conscious band that evolved from their blues-based debut to their prog precursor Pilgrimage to their progressive tour de force Argus. While Wishbone Ash was still a guitar-oriented band, Locked In provided no originality and, save for a guitar refrain in "Rest in Peace," no memorable passages whatsoever. While his credentials are impressive, producer Tom Dowd was not the man for the job…

Nina Simone - Black Gold (1970) {2004 Japan Cardboard Sleeve}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Sept. 20, 2017
Nina Simone - Black Gold (1970) {2004 Japan Cardboard Sleeve}

Nina Simone - Black Gold (1970) {2004 Japan Cardboard Sleeve}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi, png) | 301 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 133 mb
Jazz, Soul Jazz | Label: RCA / BVCJ-37373 / carboard sleeve

In the midst of the Civil Rights Movement where spirits may not have been high, Nina Simone walked onto the stage and used her raspy voice to send a message. That message is there's always tomorrow and the future is bright. It's a live album that features Simone singing some of her biggest songs as well as other songs that she was fond of at the time. It also features a lot of dialogue from Simone on issues facing black Americans at the time.

Night Ranger - Rock In Japan (1997)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 20, 2017
Night Ranger - Rock In Japan (1997)

Night Ranger - Rock In Japan (1997)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Zero Corp., XRCN-2004 | Japan | ~ 563 or 183 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 53 Mb
Melodic Hard Rock / AOR

Japanese rock audiences always seemed to have a thing for melodic rock radio bands from the U.S. – Mr. Big, Ratt, and Cheap Trick reigned supreme in the land of the rising sun at various points. Another you could add to the list was Night Ranger. When the band came out of retirement and decided to fire up their engines once more, Japanese dates were set in support of their 1997 release, Neverland…

Wishbone Ash - There's The Rub (1974) {2001, Remastered, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 20, 2017
Wishbone Ash - There's The Rub (1974) {2001, Remastered, Japan}

Wishbone Ash - There's The Rub (1974) {2001, Remastered, Japan}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 248 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 100 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
MCA Records / Victor Entertainment / Universal International #UICY-9084
Progressive Rock / Hard Rock / Blues Rock / Classic Rock

There's the Rub is the fifth studio album by rock band Wishbone Ash. It is the first album to feature guitarist/vocalist Laurie Wisefield, who would be a major part of the band's creative direction for the next 11 years. The album is considered by many to be a highpoint of the band's recording career. The title is taken from Shakespeare's Hamlet; "To sleep—perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub." The track "F.U.B.B." caused controversy because of the acronym's meaning ("Fucked Up Beyond Belief") upon the album's release. Moreover, the haunting ballad "Persephone" would go on to become one of the band's most popular live songs…

Dire Straits - Making Movies (1980) [1985, Japan for USA]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 19, 2017
Dire Straits - Making Movies (1980) [1985, Japan for USA]

Dire Straits - Making Movies (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Warner Bros., 3480-2 | ~ 229 or 91 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 72 Mb
Blues Rock / Classic Rock

Without second guitarist David Knopfler, Dire Straits began to move away from its roots rock origins into a jazzier variation of country-rock and singer/songwriter folk-rock. Naturally, this means that Mark Knopfler's ambitions as a songwriter are growing, as the storytelling pretensions of Making Movies indicate…

Wishbone Ash - Live Dates (1973) {2001, Remastered, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 19, 2017
Wishbone Ash - Live Dates (1973) {2001, Remastered, Japan}

Wishbone Ash - Live Dates (1973) {2001, Remastered, Japan}
2CD | EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 713 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 252 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
MCA Records / Victor Entertainment / Universal International #UICY-9082/3
Progressive Rock / Hard Rock / Blues Rock / Classic Rock

No surprise – in concert was the best way to hear Wishbone Ash, because the studio was just too sterile an environment, at least for their hardest-rocking stuff to take off. Anyone really into the group should own this record.

Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Four (1973) {2001, Remastered, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 18, 2017
Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Four (1973) {2001, Remastered, Japan}

Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Four (1973) {2001, Remastered, Japan}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 326 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 110 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
MCA Records / Victor Entertainment / Universal International #UICY-9081
Hard Rock / Classic Rock

Wishbone Four is the fourth studio album by British rock band Wishbone Ash, released in 1973. It was a departure from their previous album, Argus, in that it lacked that recording's overall cohesion and atmosphere and the loose conceptual framework of a stately, pastoral and warring medieval England. Containing only hints of the extended twin-lead guitar harmonies, Wishbone Four's stylistic variety found its footing in acoustic folk elements in half of the eight-song set ("Ballad of the Beacon", "Everybody Needs a Friend", "Sorrel" and "Sing Out the Song"), two aggressive and melodic starters on each side of the vinyl release (Side 1: So Many Things to Say" and Side 2: "Doctor"), and the band's first use of horns on the semi-autobiographical "rave-up" touring song "No Easy Road"…
Electric Light Orchestra - Eldorado (1974) [Jet 28DP 1076, Japan]

Electric Light Orchestra - Eldorado (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1987 | Jet 28DP 1076 | ~ 242 or 94 Mb | Scans(png) -> 110 Mb
Progressive Rock

This is the album where Jeff Lynne finally found the sound he'd wanted since co-founding Electric Light Orchestra three years earlier. Up to this point, most of the group's music had been self-contained – Lynne, Richard Tandy, et al., providing whatever was needed, vocally or instrumentally, even if it meant overdubbing their work layer upon layer…