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Gipsy Kings - The Essential Gipsy Kings (1999) {2015, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Reissue}

Gipsy Kings - The Essential Gipsy Kings (1999) {2015, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Reissue}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,04 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 364 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 30 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Latin, Flamenco | Sony Music Labels #SICP 30852~3

There's very little doubt that the Gipsy Kings are good at what they do–they've become the brand name in Sevillana, the pop-oriented flamenco style. Since 1989, when the single "Bamboleo" and their Gipsy Kings album broke through and went gold in the United States, they've found a willing audience in America for their style, which, while flashy, doesn't demand a great deal of the listener, unlike more hardcore versions of flamenco. This double set collects 38 of their biggest tracks, including a version of the Eagles' "Hotel California," into one package guaranteed to satisfy fans of their precise, jubilant playing. And there's no denying they have the power to move people with their singing and fretwork, making this a must for those who want to experience all the familiar material in one sitting. Like the band themselves, the record is an unqualified success as a greatest hits package.
Soft Machine - Fifth (1972) {2013 Japan Mini LP Blu-spec CD2 SICP 30165}

Soft Machine - Fifth (1972) {2013 Japan Mini LP Blu-spec CD2 SICP 30165}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 293 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 699 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2013 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 30165
Rock / Art Rock / Experimental / Jazz Rock

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Soft Machine features the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD2 format (compatible with standard CD players). Comes with a bonus disc. This series features the following albums: "Third," "Fourth," "Fifth," "Six," and "Seven." *Blu-spec CD2 is the next generation Compact Disc that employs the Phase Transition Mastering, the technology developed for mastering of Blu-ray discs, to further perfect the acclaimed characteristics of Blu-spec CD. Fully compatible with standard CD players, Blu-spec CD2 completely alters the experience of music.
Chase - 3 Albums Mini LP Blu-spec CD Collection (1971-1974) {2012 Epic-Sony Music Japan EICP-20086~8}

Chase - 3 Albums Mini LP Blu-spec CD Collection (1971-1974) {2012 Epic-Sony Music Japan EICP-20086~8}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 781 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 504 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971-74, 2012 Epic / Sony Music Japan | EICP-20086~8
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Rock / Trumpet / Brass

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Chase featuring the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD format (compatible with standard CD players) and the latest remastering. Comes with an obi reprint, a new description, and lyrics. Part of a three-album Chase Blu-spec CD cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring albums "Chase," "Ennea," and "Pure Music."
Art Garfunkel -  7 Albums Collection (2012) {Columbia Sony Music Japan Mini LP Blu-spec CDs}

Art Garfunkel - 7 Albums Collection (2012) {Columbia Sony Music Japan Mini LP Blu-spec CDs}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 2,17 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 1.79 Gb | DSD Mastering
© 2012 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP-20426~7 / SICP-20428~33
Rock / Soft Rock / Contemporary Pop

Cardboard sleeve reissue from Art Garfunkel featuring the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD format (compatible with standard CD players) and 2012 DSD remastering. Part of a six-album Art Garfunkel Blu-spec CD cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring albums "Angel Clare," "Breakaway," "Watermark," "Fate For Breakfast," "Scissors Cut," and "Lefty." The Singer info: Greatest hits album release from Art Garfunkel including two new songs recorded in 2012. Features the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD format (compatible with standard CD players).
Kennedy - Twinkling Nasa (1986) {King Records Japan Blu-spec CD KICS3611 rel 2018}

Kennedy - Twinkling Nasa (1986) {King Records Japan Blu-spec CD KICS3611 rel 2018}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 286 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 68 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1986, 2018 Nexus / King Records Japan | Blu-spec CD | KICS 3611
Rock / Prog Rock / Jazz Rock / Fusion

Long forgotten and unknown short-lived Japanese prog act,led by ex-Dada leader Izumi Mutsuhiko.The band was formed in early-80's after the demise of Dada with Mutsuhiko leaving behind the Electronic territory to explore some synth-driven Fusion field.By mid-80's the rest of the band featured Usami Hitoshi on drums, Ito Koji on sax and keyboardistand Kitaoka Atsushi.Their debut ''Twinkling NASA'' was released in 1986 on King Records with tracks recorded between 1981 and 1985,as a result two more keyboardists are featured on the sleeve notes,Fukami Seiichi and Senba Motoi.Mutsuhiko himself handles all guitars,synthesizers and electronic effects.
Cheap Trick - Busted (1990) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}

Cheap Trick - Busted (1990) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 547 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 174 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 70 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Power Pop, Arena Rock, Hard Rock, AOR | Epic / Sony Music #SICP 31073

Busted is the eleventh studio album released by Cheap Trick, which was released in 1990 and peaked at number 44 on the US album charts. After the success of "The Flame" from the previous album Lap of Luxury, the band recorded Busted with a similar format, especially on the single "Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love." The single peaked at number 12 on the US charts. Guest musicians on the album include Mick Jones of the band Foreigner (guitar on "If You Need Me"), Chrissie Hynde from Pretenders (vocals on "Walk Away"), and Russell Mael of Sparks (vocals on "You Drive, I'll Steer"). Session musician (and former member of Poco) Kim Bullard played keyboards on the album. The album was certified Gold in Canada in November 1990.
Cheap Trick - Lap Of Luxury (1988) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}

Cheap Trick - Lap Of Luxury (1988) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 571 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 185 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 67 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Power Pop, Pop Rock, Hard Rock | Epic / Sony Music #SICP 31072

Cheap Trick's comeback album is by no means a return to the creativity and vitality of their glory days. But even though Lap of Luxury is largely formulaic, the band's strongest collection of material in some time fills that late-'80s pop-metal formula quite well. Combining grandly romantic power ballads ("Ghost Town") with catchy hard rockers ("Never Had a Lot to Lose"), Lap of Luxury consistently delivers strong hooks and well-crafted songs, proving that Cheap Trick were still capable of outdoing many of the bands they helped inspire. The album produced two Top Five singles in a cover of Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" and the band's first number one hit, "The Flame."
Pageant - The Pay For Dreamer's Sin (1989) {King Records Japan Blu-spec CD KICS3621 rel 2018}

Pageant - The Pay For Dreamer's Sin (1989) {King Records Japan Blu-spec CD KICS3621 rel 2018}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 300 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 107 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 87 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1989, 2018 Crime / King Records Japan | Blu-spec CD | KICS 3621
Rock / Prog Rock / Symphonic Prog

This is one of the beauties of the Japanese progressive rock. PAGEANT was formed in '81 by guitarplayer Ikkou Nakajima, singer/keyboard player Hiroko Nagai, bass player Nagashima and drummer Hideaki Indou. In '85 they appeared on a Japanese progrock compilation entilted "Progressive Battle" and one year later PAGEANT released their debut-album "La Mosaïque de la Rêverie", a 'classic'. The band was completed by Kazuhiro Miyatake (flute and electric guitar) and Nobuyuki Nagashima (bass) on those records. The second album "Abysmal Masquerade" appeared in '87 and two years followed by the third record entitled "The Pay for a Dreamer's Sin". On this album Hiroko Nagai and Hideaki Indou remained from the original line-up, Kazuhiro Miyatake played flute on two tracks and the band's new guitarplayer became Hiroyuki Maeno.

Joe Beck - Beck (1975) Japanese Blu-Spec 2013 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at March 19, 2018
Joe Beck - Beck (1975) Japanese Blu-Spec 2013 [Re-Up]

Joe Beck - Beck (1975) Japanese Blu-Spec 2013
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Jazz Fusion | Label: King Records/CTI | # KICJ 2347 | Time: 00:35:57

This 1975 Kudu album by Joe Beck was never reissued on CD in the United States but available only as a Japanese import on the King label. Beck is a masterpiece of mid-'70s funky jazz and fusion. Beck retired in 1971 to be a dairy farmer. He returned to make this album his opus. Featuring David Sanborn, Don Grolnick, Will Lee, and Chris Parker, all of the album's six tracks were recorded in two days. Overdubs were done in another day and the minimal strings added by Don Sebesky were added on a third day. "Star Fire" opens the set and features the interplay of Beck's riffing and lead fills with Sanborn's timely, rhythmic legato phrasing, and the communication level is high and the groove level even higher. On "Texas Ann," another Beck original, Sanborn hits the blues stride from the jump, but Beck comes in adding the funk underneath Grolnick's keyboard while never losing his Albert Collins' feel. On "Red Eye," Beck's two- and three-chord funk vamps inform the verse while Sebesky's unobtrusive strings provide a gorgeous backdrop for Sanborn, who stays in the mellow pocket until the refrains, when he cuts loose in his best Maceo Parker. The deep funk of Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin's "Café Black Rose" showcases the band's commitment to groove jazz with a razor's edge.
Cheap Trick - The Doctor (1986) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}

Cheap Trick - The Doctor (1986) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 423 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 140 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 64 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Power Pop | Epic / Sony Music #SICP 31071

The Doctor is the ninth studio album by Cheap Trick, released in 1986. Since the beginning of the 1980s, Cheap Trick saw increasing pressure from their label, Epic Records, to produce material that was more commercial. In 1985, the band successfully gained a commercial comeback with the Top 40 album Standing on the Edge. For that album, the band had planned on returning to the rough sound of their 1977 debut, but producer Jack Douglas backed out of mixing process due to the legal issues he was having with Yoko Ono. Mixer Tony Platt was called in, and as a result, the album's production featured keyboards and electronic drums more prominently than the band and Douglas had intended. For the follow-up album, Platt was hired as producer and he opted for the dominant use of commercial-sounding synthesizers. The Doctor was released in November 1986.