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Gilbert O'Sullivan - Irlish (2000) [Japan]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Oct. 1, 2017
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Irlish (2000) [Japan]

Gilbert O'Sullivan - Irlish (2000) [Japan]
Pop/Rock, Tribal, Singer-Songwriter | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 49:30 Min | 867,72 Mb
Label: Grand Upright Music Ltd./Kitty Enterprises (Japan) | Cat.# KTCM-1175 | Released: 2000-06-24

What’s eating Gilbert O’Sullivan these days? He might have had his troubles with the music industry and the media in the past but why does he continue to harbour so much bitterness and resentment? On the back of Irlish, printed in bold type are the following lines taken from his song, ‘Me’: “You can’t make music at your age/Unless of course it’s dung/Well balls to those who take that view/Especially if they’re young.”
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.

Eating Ethically  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Jan. 20, 2018
Eating Ethically

Jonathan K. Crane, "Eating Ethically"
ISBN: 023117344X | 2017 | EPUB | 264 pages | 46 MB
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.
Big Star - Radio City (1974) {Victor Entertainment Japan MiniLP VICP-62292 rel 2003}

Big Star - Radio City (1974) {Victor Entertainment Japan MiniLP VICP-62292 rel 2003}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 251 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 21 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2003 Ardent Music / Victor Entertainment Japan | VICP-62292 | Mini LP
Rock / Contemporary Pop/Rock / Power Pop

Largely lacking co-leader Chris Bell, Big Star's second album also lacked something of the pop sweetness (especially the harmonies) of #1 Record. What it possessed was Alex Chilton's urgency (sometimes desperation) on songs that made his case as a genuine rock & roll eccentric. If #1 Record had a certain pop perfection that brought everything together, Radio City was the sound of everything falling apart, which proved at least as compelling.
Sustainable Development in Rural China: Field Survey and Sino-Japan Comparative Analysis (Repost)

Sustainable Development in Rural China: Field Survey and Sino-Japan Comparative Analysis by Bingtao Qin
Language: English | 2015 | ISBN: 3662464756 | 105 pages | PDF | 1,57 MB

The book provides a study of sustainable development in rural China. Because of its huge population and vast land area, this is an important issue not only for China but for the whole world. The research presented is both multi aspect and systematical.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Last Concert Vol.2 (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27937}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Last Concert Vol.2 (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27937}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 281 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 101 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 129 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1974, 2014 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27937 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

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.

Charles McPherson - But Beautiful (2004) {Venus Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 18, 2018
Charles McPherson - But Beautiful (2004) {Venus Japan}

Charles McPherson - But Beautiful (2004) {Venus Japan}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 200dpi | 457MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 168MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Charles McPherson delves into a number of standards in this collection of timeless ballads, well accompanied by pianist Steve Kuhn, bassist David Williams, and drummer Leroy Williams. The alto saxophonist's tone has a bit of a bluesy edge throughout the sessions, as if he is reminiscing about a past love. His heartfelt rendition of "My Ideal" stands out, as do his two interpretations of songs by Nicholas Brodszky, "Be My Love" and "Love Letters." McPherson picks up the tempo with "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," though his tone doesn't shift to a lighter mood. The relaxed mood makes this release perfect for late-night listening. The only drawback with this CD is the ugly cover photo, which McPherson denounced as very tasteless during a 2007 interview.