Blu Spec Selection

Boston SO, Charles Munch - Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works (1962/2006) Japanese Blu-Spec CD, 2009

Claude Debussy: Prélude À L'Après-Midi D'Un Faune; Nocturnes; Printemps
Maurice Ravel: La Valse; Boléro
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Charles Munch, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: BMG Japan | # BVCC 20008 | Time: 01:05:26

There could be no better introduction to the sound of the Boston Symphony, in the repertoire in which it became most famous, than this French collection with Charles Munch. Sometimes wild and unpredictable in concert performances, Munch's conducting here is both visceral yet elegant, full of mystery when called for and unbridled in its passion at other times. 1962 Recordings.
The Lovin' Spoonful - Best Of Vol. 2 (1968) [Mini LP Blu-spec CD2, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Best Of Vol. 2 (1968)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2016 | Sony Music Japan, SICP-31006 | ~ 340 or 189 Mb | Scans(png) -> 214 Mb
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock

Though it was released only a year after The Best of the Lovin' Spoonful, during which the group had made only one more new studio album, The Best of the Lovin' Spoonful, Volume Two was the equal of the first volume in quality…
The Lovin' Spoonful - Everything Playing (1967) [Mini LP Blu-spec CD2, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Everything Playing (1967)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2016 | Sony Music Japan, SICP-31010 | ~ 359 or 178 Mb | Scans(png) -> 197 Mb
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock

The Lovin' Spoonful's fourth album, Everything Playing, was made under trying circumstances. Musically, the Sgt. Pepper/Summer of Love era had made the Spoonful's good-time, jugband approach obsolete, and chief songwriter John Sebastian had to try to keep up…
The Lovin' Spoonful - Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful (1966) [Mini LP Blu-spec CD2, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful (1966)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2016 | Sony Music Japan, SICP-31009 | ~ 384 or 166 Mb | Scans(png) -> 195 Mb
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock

Having released two previous albums and a soundtrack, along with a stream of singles, over the previous 12 and a half months, the Lovin' Spoonful assembled their third regular studio LP, Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful, for release around Thanksgiving 1966…
The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream (1966) [Mini LP Blu-spec CD2, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream (1966)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2016 | Sony Music Japan, SICP-31008 | ~ 430 or 182 Mb | Scans(png) -> 192 Mb
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock

The band's second LP was very strong; this time, most of the tunes are originals, with the exception of a cover of "Bald Headed Lena." Joe Butler and Yanovsky are featured on some lead vocals, and the album includes two more hits, "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" and "Didn't Want to Have to Do It."…
The Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe In Magic (1965) [Mini LP Blu-spec CD2, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe In Magic (1965)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2016 | Sony Music Japan, SICP-31007 | ~ 425 or 175 Mb | Scans(png) -> 193 Mb
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock

By the time of its release, the Lovin' Spoonful's debut album was already a significant record because of the inclusion of its title track, John Sebastian's timeless anthem to love and music, which had been one of the major hits of the summer of 1965…
Art Farmer - Crawl Space (1977) Japanese Blu-spec, Remastered Reissue 2016

Art Farmer - Crawl Space (1977) Japanese Blu-spec, Remastered Reissue 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Hard Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: CTI | # KICJ 2503 | 00:34:56

Some of the finer CTI recordings of the late '70s were those led by flugelhornist Art Farmer. Although the emphasis was generally on obscure material (in this case Farmer plays one original, two songs by Dave Grusin and one piece by pianist Fritz Pauer) and often featured musicians who did not normally play together, the results were generally quite rewarding. For this CTI LP (long out-of-print), the focus is almost entirely on Farmer who is joined by keyboardist Grusin, guitarist Eric Gale, flutist Jeremy Steig, either Will Lee or George Mraz on bass and drummer Steve Gadd. The moody music holds one's interest throughout.

2Pac - Greatest Hits [Blu-spec CD Japan] (1998)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Jan. 16, 2017
2Pac - Greatest Hits [Blu-spec CD Japan] (1998)

2Pac - Greatest Hits [Blu-spec CD Japan] (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 1.4 GB | Covers Included
Genre: Hip-Hop, West Coast Rap | Label: BMG Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: BVCP 20032~3

Greatest Hits is a strange release. Sure, Tupac Shakur had more than enough hits to make a terrific compilation, but its appearance in the fall of 1998 felt a bit like another opportunity to milk his catalog, simply because of the plethora of releases, from previously unheard recordings to interview discs and bootlegs. Even with these misgivings taken into account, it has to be said that Greatest Hits does its job well. Given that it runs 25 tracks and two CDs, some may argue that it does its job a little too well, but the fact of the matter is, this contains all of his big hits, from "Keep Ya Head Up" and "Dear Mama" to "California Love" and "I Ain't Mad at Cha." Some may argue that it would have been more effective if it was sequenced in chronological order, but this remains the best place for casual listeners to get all the 2Pac they need.

Barry Gibb - In The Now (2016) [Japan 1st Press, Blu-spec CD2]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Dec. 1, 2016
Barry Gibb - In The Now (2016) [Japan 1st Press, Blu-spec CD2]

Barry Gibb - In The Now (2016) [Japan 1st Press, Blu-spec CD2]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 473 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 175 Mb | Scans | 139 Mb | Time: 01:05:17
Sony Music Labels Inc. | SICP-30889
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, R&B, Country, Singer-songwriter

IN THE NOW is the second solo album by British singer-songwriter Barry Gibb, released on 7 October 2016 by Columbia Records. Although his second solo album (since 1984's Now Voyager), it is the first of all new material since the Bee Gees' final studio album This Is Where I Came In (2001). Gibb said of the album: "This is a dream come true for me. It's a new chapter in my life. I always hoped one day that The Bee Gees would be with Columbia or indeed Sony so, it's a great joy for me to start again this way with such great people."
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - Summertime (1976) {2014 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster}

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - Summertime (1976) {2014 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 277 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 108 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1976, 2014 Three Blind Mice / Sony Music Direct (Japan) / Think! Records | THCD-318 | LP TBM-69
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Three Blind Mice Blu-spec CD reissue series. Limited paper sleeve edition. Summertime is the seventh album by pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto released by the Three Blind Mice label. Virtually unknown when he made his first recording in 1974, he had become one of the most popular jazz pianists by the time of this exciting live recording in 1976.