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Johnny Smith - Guitar & Strings (1960) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29239}

Johnny Smith - Guitar & Strings (1960) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29239}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 203 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 76 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 89 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1960, 2017 Roost / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29239
Jazz / Cool / Guitar

Reissue with SHM-CD format and new 24bit remastering. A very special album from Johnny Smith – one of the few to feature his sublime guitar sound amidst a larger string setting – which only seems to emphasize the moodier, darker tones of his instrument! The album's a lot like his My Dear Little Sweetheart set – and, like that one, it features help from conductor Irv Kostal, as well as violinist Gene Orloff – both artists with the right sort of subtle, understated approach to make sure that Johnny's six strings never get lost in the larger swirl! Most tunes are very slow-moving, which allows us to hear that Smith guitar magic in full relief – that special way that Johnny had of choosing just the right notes and colors, in just the right way.

Phenomena - Phenomena III: Inner Vision (1993) {Japan 1st Press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 27, 2017
Phenomena - Phenomena III: Inner Vision (1993) {Japan 1st Press}

Phenomena - Phenomena III: Inner Vision (1993) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 329 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 113 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Arena Rock, Progressive Rock | Brunette / Alfa Records #ALCB-777

Phenomena is a rock concept around a supergroup formed by record producer Tom Galley, Metalhammer magazine founder Wilfried Rimensberger and Tom's brother, Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley. Contributors were leading rock musicians such as Glenn Hughes, Brian May, Tony Martin and John Wetton amongst others. In a cover story, run by Kerrang! magazine in 1985, Phenomena's production of rock songs based on a story line running through a whole album, attached to artworks and other multi-media aspects was credited for the "return of the concept album" in the 1980s. Phenomena released three albums in the 1980s and early 1990s…
Financial Crisis and Bank Management in Japan (1997 to 2016): Building a Stable Banking System (repost)

Financial Crisis and Bank Management in Japan (1997 to 2016): Building a Stable Banking System (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions) by Mitsuhiko Nakano
English | 5 Dec. 2016 | ISBN: 1137541172 | 208 Pages | PDF | 3.53 MB

This book explores the challenges faced by the Japanese economy and the Japanese banking industry following the financial crisis that emerged around the turn of the last millennium.

Sabu - Sabu (1996) [Japan 1st Press, 1998]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at June 27, 2017
Sabu - Sabu (1996) [Japan 1st Press, 1998]

Sabu - Sabu (1996) [Japan 1st Press, 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 340 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 111 Mb | Scans | Time: 42:29
Teichiku Records Co., Ltd. | TECW-25385
Hard Rock

Paul would hook up with ex-BONFIRE members Joerg Deisinger and Angel Schlieffer in 1995 to form a proposed new band. However, as it transpired the new project took on the SABU title. The resulting product, seeing Derek Smith on drums, was considerably heavier than earlier Sabu material, taking on a harder sound and with Paul Sabus voice remarkably rougher in approach.

BBC - Handmade in Japan: Series 1 (2017)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at June 27, 2017
BBC - Handmade in Japan: Series 1 (2017)

BBC - Handmade in Japan: Series 1 (2017)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2062 Kbps | 3x~28mn | 1.52 GB
Audio: English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Series looking at traditional Japanese crafts and craftspeople.
Sahib Shihab and Herbie Mann - The Jazz We Heard Last Summer (1957) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0228 rel 1993}

Sahib Shihab and Herbie Mann - The Jazz We Heard Last Summer (1957) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0228 rel 1993}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 205 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 52 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 1993 Savoy Jazz / Nippon Columbia | SV-0228
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone / Flute

This split LP pairs a sextet led by multi-instrumentalist Sahib Shihab with another under the direction of Herbie Mann. Big names all the way around on this one. On the Shihab session, John Jenkins and Clifford Jordan round out the front line, while Hank Jones, Addison Farmer, and Dannie Richmond hold down the rhythm. Mann, on the other hand, is joined by Phil Woods, Eddie Costa, Joe Puma, Wilbur Ware, and Jerry Segal. Nothing overly surprising here, but one can expect quality performances by all.
Japan and the Great Divergence: A Short Guide (Palgrave Studies in Economic History) [Repost]

Japan and the Great Divergence: A Short Guide (Palgrave Studies in Economic History) by Penelope Francks
English | 27 Oct. 2016 | ISBN: 1137576723 | 132 Pages | PDF | 1.97 MB

This text offers an accessible guide to the ways in which our growing knowledge of development in early-modern and modernising Japan can throw light on the paths that industrialisation was eventually to take across the globe. It has long been taken as read that the industrial revolution was the product of some form of ‘European superiority’ dating back to at least early-modern times.

The Firm - Mean Business (1986) {1987, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 26, 2017
The Firm - Mean Business (1986) {1987, Japan}

The Firm - Mean Business (1986) {1987, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 292 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 125 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Hard Rock, Blues Rock | Victor #VDP-1080

The Firm were a British rock supergroup composed of singer Paul Rodgers (Free and Bad Company), guitarist Jimmy Page (The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin), drummer Chris Slade (Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Uriah Heep and AC/DC) and bass player Tony Franklin. Mean Business is the second and final studio album by The Firm, released by Atlantic Records on 3 February 1986. The album peaked at #22 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and at #46 on the UK Albums Chart. The single "All the King's Horses" spent four weeks at the top of Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Zingale - Peace (1977) [Belle Antique BELLE 152454, Japan]  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 26, 2017
Zingale - Peace (1977) [Belle Antique BELLE 152454, Japan]

Zingale - Peace (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2015 | Belle Antique, BELLE 152454 | ~ 446 or 161 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 70 Mb
Progressive Rock

Zingale are an obscure band to prog heads around the world, but in it's native country israel, the band was regarded as innovative and groundbreaking, trying to bring progressive rock music from the west to the conservative israel…

Small Cetaceans of Japan: Exploitation and Biology  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at June 26, 2017
Small Cetaceans of Japan: Exploitation and Biology

Small Cetaceans of Japan: Exploitation and Biology by Toshio Kasuya and William Perrin
English | 2017 | ISBN: 149877900X | 502 pages | PDF | 100 MB