Blu Spec Selection

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.
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - Blues For Tee (1974) {2014 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster}

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - Blues For Tee (1974) {2014 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 279 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 102 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 29 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2014 Three Blind Mice / Sony Music Direct (Japan) / Think! Records / | THCD-316 | LP TBM-41
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Three Blind Mice Blu-spec CD reissue series. Limited paper sleeve edition. Blues For Tee is the second of the three albums that came out of the legendary Christmas sessions at the Misty, a Tokyo jazz club, which took place on December 1974. The Three Blind Mice producer Takeshi "Tee" Fujii wanted to record Yamamoto before he left for the U.S. to study at Berklee School of Music, and almost all of the performances were so good that he decided to release three LPs instead of one that was originally planned.
Matching Mole (Robert Wyatt) - Matching Mole's Little Red Record (1972) {2013 Japan Mini LP Blu-spec CD2}

Matching Mole (Robert Wyatt) - Matching Mole's Little Red Record (1972) {2013 Japan Mini LP Blu-spec CD2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 385 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 457 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 30322
Rock / Art Rock / Experimental / Jazz Rock

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Matching Mole features 2013 remastering and the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD2 format (compatible with standard CD players). Includes bonus tracks. Maybe it's because Wyatt relinquished his firm upper hand on the songwriting (everybody in the band pens material) and production (Robert Fripp takes over), but this is a distinct comedown from Matching Mole's debut.
Kosuke Mine with Kimiko Kasai - Yellow Carcass In The Blue (1971) {2013 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec Remaster}

Kosuke Mine with Kimiko Kasai - Yellow Carcass In The Blue (1971) {2013 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 320 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 110 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 30 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Three Blind Mice / Sony Music Japan | THCD-237 | LP TBM-8
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Vocal Jazz / Contemporary Jazz

Three Blind Mice Blu-spec CD reissue series. Limited paper sleeve edition. Yellow Carcass in the Blue is considered an important album by talented singer Kimiko Kasai in which she really began to show her original qualities. At the same time, as the "double bill" credit suggests, it was also a showcase for the Kosuke Mine Quartet, which plays two tunes on their own.
Matching Mole (Robert Wyatt) - Matching Mole (1972) {2013 Japan Mini LP Blu-spec CD2}

Matching Mole (Robert Wyatt) - Matching Mole (1972) {2013 Japan Mini LP Blu-spec CD2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 459 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 188 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 386 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 30321
Rock / Art Rock / Experimental / Jazz Rock

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Matching Mole features 2013 remastering and the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD2 format (compatible with standard CD players). Includes bonus tracks. The opening track, "O Caroline," is indicative of Wyatt at his best: art rock with a human face, a playful vocal, and soul. Much of the record is instrumental improvisation, though, with the humor largely confined to the song titles ("Instant Pussy," "Dedicated to Hugh, But You Weren't Listening").

David Bowie - Blackstar (2016) {Japan Blu-spec CD2 - SICP 30918}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 3, 2016
David Bowie - Blackstar (2016) {Japan Blu-spec CD2 - SICP 30918}

David Bowie - Blackstar (2016) {Japan Blu-spec CD2 - SICP 30918}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 284 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 98 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 741 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015, 2016 ISO Records / Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 30918 | Blu-spec CD2
Rock / Art Rock / Experimental Rock

David Bowie brings an album, featuring Blu-spec CD2 format. Comes with lyrics and a description. David Bowie's late career peak arrived just days before he left us! The preceding record The Next Day was a solid reminder of Bowie at his fuzz guitar-graced 70s best, while still standing firm in the here-and-now, yet we still sort of wished for more creatively daring work. Here it is! Once again, Bowie co-produces with Tony Visconti, but it's clear from the start that they're going for something deeper and more complex.

Soft Machine - Seven (1973) {2013 Japan Mini LP Blu-spec CD2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 11, 2016
Soft Machine - Seven (1973) {2013 Japan Mini LP Blu-spec CD2}

Soft Machine - Seven (1973) {2013 Japan Mini LP Blu-spec CD2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 279 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 101 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 855 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP-30167
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). 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.

George Benson - White Rabbit (1971) [2013, Japanese Blu-Spec CD]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Feb. 7, 2016
George Benson - White Rabbit (1971) [2013, Japanese Blu-Spec CD]

George Benson - White Rabbit (1971) [2013, Japanese Blu-Spec CD]
Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Guitar Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-300dpi (PNG) | 36:19 Min | 253,58 Mb
Label: King Records (Japan) | Released: 2013, December, 11

White Rabbit is an album by George Benson. The title track is a cover of the famous Great Society/Jefferson Airplane song by Grace Slick.