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A History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hill0 at Jan. 22, 2018
A History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower [Repost]

A History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower by Kenneth Henshall
English | 15 May 2012 | ISBN: 0230346618 | 304 Pages | PDF | 1.12 MB

Covering the full sweep of Japanese history, from ancient to contemporary, Henshall explores Japan's enormous impact on the modern world, and how vital it is to examine the past and culture

The Japanese Culture of Mourning: Whales Whale Graves and Memorial Monuments in Japan  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AvaxGenius at Jan. 22, 2018
The Japanese Culture of Mourning: Whales Whale Graves and Memorial Monuments in Japan

The Japanese Culture of Mourning: Whales Whale Graves and Memorial Monuments in Japan By Mayumi Itoh
English | EPUB | 2018 | 272 Pages | ISBN : 9811066701 | 1.45 MB

This book provides an in-depth study of Japanese whaling culture, emphasizing how the Japanese have considered whales and whaling in relation to their understanding of nature and religion. It examines why and how the Japanese have mourned the deaths of whales, treating them as if they were human beings, and assesses the relevance of this culture to nature conservation and management of sustainable use of natural resources.
Camel - The Complete SHM-CD Set (1973 -1984) [12 Albums, 15 CDs] {2009 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster UICY-94130~94145}

Camel - The Complete SHM-CD Set (1973 -1984) [12 Albums, 15 CDs] {2009 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster UICY-94130~94145}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 5.78 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 2.61 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 648 Mb (inside) | 5% repair rar
© 1973-84, 2009 Universal Japan / Deram / Decca | UICY-94130~94145 | SHM-CD Mini LP
Rock / Art Rock / Progressive Rock

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Cover artwork faithfully replicates original one. Comes with lyrics and a description. Camel was still finding its signature sound on its eponymous debut album. At this point, Peter Bardens and his grand, sweeping organ dominate the group's sound and Andrew Latimer sounds tentative on occasion.
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Mozart: Great Mass in C Minor & Exsultate, Jubilate (2016) [24/96]

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Mozart: Great Mass in C Minor & Exsultate, Jubilate (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:10 minutes | 1.30 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Following on the 2015 release of Mozart's Requiem, Masaaki Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan has gone on to record the composers Mass in C minor, K427 the 'Great Mass'. As the nickname indicates it is a work of unusual proportions for a mass of the Classical period or would have been so, had Mozart completed it. It is not known for what occasion Mozart intended the work, but a letter to his father Leopold dated 4 January 1783 indicate that he may have committed himself to writing it in connection with his marriage to Constanze and a planned visit to Salzburg. A performance of parts of the Mass did take place in Salzburg in October 1783, with Constanze performing the prominent soprano part.
Supertramp - The Complete SHM-CD Set (1970 -1987) {10 Albums Japan Mini LP SHM-CD UICY-93607~17 rel 2008}

Supertramp - The Complete SHM-CD Set (1970 -1987) {10 Albums Japan Mini LP SHM-CD UICY-93607~17 rel 2008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image & tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.30 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.23 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 130 Mb (inside)
© 1970-87, 2008 A&M Records / UM Int. Japan | UICY-93607~17 | Mini LP | SHM-CD
Rock / Art Rock / Soft Rock / Prog Rock / Contemporary Rock

Supertramp followed an unusual path to commercial success in the 1970s, fusing the stylistic ambition and instrumental dexterity of progressive rock with the wit and tuneful melodies of British pop, and the results made them one of the most popular British acts of the '70s and ‘80s, topping the charts and filling arenas around the world at a time when their style of music was supposed to have fallen out of fashion. Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from SUPERTRAMP featuring the high quality SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players) and Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) replica of the original LP artwork. The ten-album SUPERTRAMP SHM-CD Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue series featuring the albums "Supertramp," "Indelibly Stamped," "Crime Of The Century," "Crisis? What Crisis?," "Even In The Quietest Moments," "Breakfast In America," "Paris," "…Famous Last Words…." "Brother Where You Bound," and "Free As A Bird."
Nicki Parrott - Close To You: Burt Bacharach Song Book (2017) [Japan] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Nicki Parrott - Close To You: Burt Bacharach Song Book (2017) [Venus Japan]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:02 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,61 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,09 GB

Australian-born and New York-based Nicki Parrott is a double threat: She can play the bass very competently, and has a singing voice that shares the relaxed sexiness of Julie London and the coquettishness of Blossom Dearie. She has performed and recorded with the legendary guitarist Les Paul, pianist Rachel Z and her sister Lisa Parrott. For this collection of Burt Bacharach songs, Nicki is supported by John Di Martino on piano, Paul Meyers on guitar, Harry Allen on tenor sax, and Alvin Atkinson on drums.
Big Star - 3rd 'a.k.a Sister Lovers' (1975) {Video Arts-Rykodisc Japan MiniLP VACK-1298 rel 2005}

Big Star - 3rd 'a.k.a Sister Lovers' (1975) {Video Arts-Rykodisc Japan MiniLP VACK-1298 rel 2005}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 333 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 127 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1975, 2005 Ardent Music / Video Arts Japan / Rykodisc | MiniLP | VACK-1298
Rock / Contemporary Pop/Rock / Power Pop

Cardboard sleeve, digitally remastered re-release of Big Star's last album featuring all of their original members. Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) replicates original LP artwork with obi strip, printed inner and lyric sheet in Japanese & English. After Big Star released Radio City, they fell apart, leaving Alex Chilton to record in 1975 what was later released as 3rd (aka Sister Lovers). The album is strikingly different from everything Chilton created before or after. With pained outpourings such as the haunting "Holocaust," it holds its own against rock's greatest monuments to existential angst, from Tonight's the Night to Bryter Layter. It also ranks alongside the Beach Boys' SMiLE as perhaps the only "classic" album with no set sequence. (Chilton never bothered to sequence it because, upon its completion, no label wanted to release it.) It finally came out four years later, and since then, while it has appeared on several labels, no two have used the same track order.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - More From The Last Concert (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27938}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - More From The Last Concert (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27938}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 275 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 129 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1974, 2014 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27938 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

More material from the famous Last Concert record from the MJQ – not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic Records, with a sublime focus on that unique sound that no other group like this could match.
Barbara Carroll - I Wished On The Moon (2007) [Japan 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Barbara Carroll - I Wished On The Moon (2007) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:58 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,95 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,28 GB

Barbara Carroll is an elegant jazz pianist, composer and vocalist, long recognized as one of the premier players of swinging jazz piano and expressive vocals. Her inventive piano playing and totally unique vocal sound leads her into transforming any composition into her own art with her trade-mark emotional directness and respect for the tune, its lyrics and its many possibilities. According to Stephen Holder of the New York Times, "Ms. Carroll plays with an impeccable technique in which harmonies burst into flower. In recent decades she has embraced singing in a parlando style that is witty, literate, discreetly sexy and at times heartbreakingly honest".
Traffic - 10 Album Collection (1967-1974) {2008 10CD Set SHM-CD Universal Japan Mini LP Remaster UICY-93640~49}

Traffic - 10 Album Collection (1967-1974) {2008 10CD Set SHM-CD Universal Japan Mini LP Remaster UICY-93640~49}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.27 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.50 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 414 Mb (inside) | 5% repair rar
© 1967-74, 2008 Island / Universal Music Japan | UICY-93640~49 | SHM-CD | Mini LP
Rock / Art Rock / Prog Rock / Psychedelic Rock

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Traffic featuring the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (fully compatible with standard CD players). Part of a ten-album Traffic SHM-CD Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue series featuring the albums "Mr. Fantasy," "Heaven is in Your Mind," "Traffic," "Last Exit," "John Barleycorn Must Die," "Welcome To The Canteen," "THe Low Spark of High Heeled Boys," "Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory," "On The Road," and "When The Eagle Flies." Since Traffic's debut album, Mr. Fantasy, has been issued in different configurations over the years, a history of those differences is in order. In 1967, the British record industry considered albums and singles separate entities; thus, Mr. Fantasy did not contain the group's three previous Top Ten U.K. hits. Just as the album was being released in the U.K., Traffic split from Dave Mason.