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Life Course, Happiness and Well-being in Japan  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Oct. 20, 2017
Life Course, Happiness and Well-being in Japan

Life Course, Happiness and Well-being in Japan by Barbara Holthus and Wolfram Manzenreiter
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1138290572, 1138290599 | 298 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Black Earth - 20 Years Of Dark Insanity: Japan Tour 2016 (2017) [Japanese Ed.] DVD+2CD

Black Earth - 20 Years Of Dark Insanity: Japan Tour 2016 (2017) [Japanese Ed.] DVD+2CD
DVD9 | Video: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Audio: LinearPCM, 2 ch | 6.8 Gb | 01:46:46
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 858 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 279 Mb | Scans | Mb | 52:47+57:54
Trooper Entertainment | QATE-90014
Melodic Death Metal

BLACK EARTH - the project featuring former and current members of ARCH ENEMY performing material from ARCH ENEMY's first three albums live on stage.
Charles Kynard - Woga (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45220}

Charles Kynard - Woga (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45220}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 242 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2017 Time / Mainstream Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-45220
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

Sweet organ lines, heavy drums, and a great little groove throughout – a tight batch of groovers from the mighty Charles Kynard! The keyboardist is in fine 70s form here – stepping away from the sparer sound of his albums for Prestige with a fuller style for Mainstream Records – in a groove that's almost part blacksploitation funk, thanks to some sharp backings from arranger Richard Fritz! The mighty Paul Humphrey is at the bottom of the set on nicely funky drums – and other players include Arthur Adams on guitar, Chuck Rainey on bass, and some great additional horns, which give the record a larger jazzy finish, but never get in the way of Kynard's lean, mean organ lines. There's a great version of "Rock Steady" on the album, one that has a great funky intro – plus the cuts "Shout", "Lime Twig", "Slop Jar", "Name The Missing Word", "Little Ghetto Boy", and "Hot Sauce".
Queensrÿche - Hear In The Now Frontier (1997) [Japan 2nd Press] Repost

Queensrÿche - Hear In The Now Frontier (1997) [Japan 2nd Press]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 444 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 148 Mb | Scans | 53 Mb | Time: 01:01:27
Toshiba-EMI Ltd. | TOCP-50160
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, ¿Alternative/Grunge?

Hear in the Now Frontier is the sixth studio album by the American heavy metal band Queensrÿche, released in 1997. It was partly recorded at Studio Litho in Seattle, the home studio of Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard, and was engineered and mixed by Toby Wright, who had recently worked with Alice In Chains.

Fight - A Small Deadly Space (1995) [Japan 1st Press] Repost  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Oct. 18, 2017
Fight - A Small Deadly Space (1995) [Japan 1st Press] Repost

Fight - A Small Deadly Space (1995) [Japan 1st Press]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 464 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 149 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:00:27
Epic/Sony Records | ESCA 6211
Thrash/Groove/Alternative/Heavy Metal

A Small Deadly Space is the second and final full-length studio album from the heavy metal band Fight, released first in Japan on April 12, 1995, with 11 tracks via Sony Music Entertainment. The music has a more grunge-oriented sound, making it less appealing to fans who had developed a taste for the previous album. The disc found Halford seeming like he was making a solid effort to not reproduce his Judas Priest sound. Indeed, the disc showed a Rob Halford who was staying more to the lower end of the register rather than screaming out in a Priest-ish display of vocal pyrotechnics. Overall, this is a great album, and certainly a nice bookend for the group's brief career.

Manfred Mann - Soul Of Mann (1967) {1993, Japan 1st Press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 18, 2017
Manfred Mann - Soul Of Mann (1967) {1993, Japan 1st Press}

Manfred Mann - Soul Of Mann (1967) {1993, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 181 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 94 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 39 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soul Jazz / Jazz Rock / Beat / Rhythm & Blues
Groovin' Move / Toshiba-EMI #TOCP-7943

Amidst their pop/rock, blues, and folk-rock, Manfred Mann peppered their early recordings with jazzy instrumentals that faintly suggested a jazz-rock direction. Soul of Mann, never issued in the U.S., is a compilation of most of these early instrumental efforts, which originally appeared on various singles, EPs, and LPs between 1963 and 1966 (though one song, "L.S.D.," and is actually a blues-rocker with a Paul Jones vocal). Instrumentals were not the band's forte, but this collection is more interesting than you might think. No one would put Manfred Mann on the level of a jazz artist like Oscar Peterson, but these cuts are executed with a surprising amount of style and wit…

Fight - Mutations (1994) [Japan 1st Press] Repost  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Oct. 17, 2017
Fight - Mutations (1994) [Japan 1st Press] Repost

Fight - Mutations (1994) [Japan 1st Press]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 359 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 125 Mb | Scans | Time: 45:58
Epic/Sony Records | ESCA 6028
Thrash/Crossover/Heavy Metal

Released in late 1994, Mutations (subtitled “collector’s edition“, which really means nothing) was a live/remix CD to follow War of Words. Live Fight! Rob Halford was still in peak voice in 1994, and every high scream is present on opener “Into the Pit”. Fight as a live band were less stiff than on the first album. They were no less precise, and each song is just as ferocious as its album counterpart. On “Nailed to the Gun”, bassist Jay Jay does the low death metal growls while Rob howls like a mad dog.
Sonny Stitt - Stitt Plays Bird (1963) {Atlantic Japan WPCR-25116 Mini LP 24bit remastered rel 2006}

Sonny Stitt - Stitt Plays Bird (1963) {Atlantic Japan WPCR-25116 Mini LP 24bit remastered rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 316 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 41 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remastered | Mini LP
© 1963, 2006 Atlantic / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-25116
Jazz / Bebop / Bop / Saxophone

Special Feature / Bonus Track: 2 bonus tracks. After years of staying free of comparisons with Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt steps confidently into a set of compositions by the late, great one – sounding really wonderful in his own interpretations of these classics! The album's got the same simple and focused still as Stitt's best work on Roost – and although the compositions are all by Bird, the overall sound is still very much Sonny's own – especially given the wonderful sense of space and timing brought to some of the performances! The group's an unusual one, especially for Stitt – and features John Lewis on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Richard Davis on bass, and Connie Kay on drums – all offering a slightly more modern take on Bird than might be expected – especially through the angular lines on Hall's guitar.
The Duke Pearson Nonet - Honeybuns (1965) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27121}

The Duke Pearson Nonet - Honeybuns (1965) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27121}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 191 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 72 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1965, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27121 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Piano

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. Other than "Our Love" (a familiar classical theme adapted to American pop music by Larry Clinton), all six selections are originals by the pianist. Utilizing a nonet that includes trumpeter Johnny Coles (who does his best to be soulful on "Honeybuns"), trombonist Garnett Brown, flutist Les Spann, altoist James Spaulding, tenor saxophonist George Coleman, baritonist Pepper Adams, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Mickey Roker, Pearson performs music in a style that would have fit in quite well on Blue Note. Most memorable among his originals is "Is That So." This is not an essential date, but it is nice to have this rarity back in print again.

Deep Purple - Infinite (2017) {Limited Edition, SHM-CD, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 16, 2017
Deep Purple - Infinite (2017) {Limited Edition, SHM-CD, Japan}

Deep Purple - Infinite (2017) {Limited Edition, SHM-CD, Japan}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 482 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 157 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 85 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Classic Rock | Victor #VIZP-149

No one, least of all Deep Purple themselves, expected the success of 2013's Now What?! It placed at number one on four European album charts and in the Top Ten of six other countries. It also sold exceptionally well: It was certified Gold in Poland, Germany (where it sold over 100,000), the Czech Republic, and Russia – it was the band's first album to crack the U.K.'s Top 40 charts in 20 years. For InFinite, Deep Purple re-enlisted producer Bob Ezrin. At this point, he is almost a sixth member. This the longest running lineup in their history. InFinite is a heavier and more expansive record than its predecessor, but it's not as consistent. Ian Gillian is in excellent form…