Japanese Plays

John Coltrane - Coltrane Plays the Blues (1960) {Japan MiniLP, WPCR-25105} [Repost]

John Coltrane - Coltrane Plays the Blues (1960) {Japan MiniLP, WPCR-25105}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 529 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 176 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 9 Mb
© 2006 Atlantic / Warner Japan | WPCR-25105
Japan / Post Bop / Modal Music / Saxophone

One of THE great jazz quartets of all time: Coltrane (tenor & soprano), McCoy Tyner (piano), the earth-shaking Elvin Jones (drums) and Steve Davis (bass, though 'Trane's band would most often feature Jimmy Garrison and sometimes Reggie Workman), playing a blues-inspired program of originals. This band had an empathy shared by only the best bands in jazz: the Brubeck and Miles Davis groups, the Modern Jazz Quartet–and it shows here, with warmth, confidence, economy and relaxed interplay.

Pearl Jam - Riot Act (2002) Japanese Press  Music

Posted by Designol at April 21, 2017
Pearl Jam - Riot Act (2002) Japanese Press

Pearl Jam - Riot Act (2002) Japanese Press
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 373 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans ~ 32 Mb
Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Post-Grunge | Label: Epic | # EICP 161 | 00:54:15

Riot Act is the seventh studio album by American rock band Pearl Jam, released on November 12, 2002 through Epic Records. Following a full-scale tour in support of its previous album, Binaural (2000), Pearl Jam took a year-long break. The band then reconvened in the beginning of 2002 and commenced work on a new album. The music on the record featured a diverse sound, including songs influenced by folk, art rock, and experimental rock. The lyrics deal with mortality and existentialism, with much influence from both the political climate after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the accidental death of nine fans during Pearl Jam's performance at the 2000 Roskilde Festival.

She & Him - Volume Two (2010) Japanese Edition  Music

Posted by Designol at April 18, 2017
She & Him - Volume Two (2010) Japanese Edition

She & Him - Volume Two (2010) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included | 00:47:17
Indie Pop, Indie Folk, Alternative Country, Singer/Songwriter | Label: P-Vine | # PCD-93325

It’s hard to be ambivalent about Zooey Deschanel. She’s a polarizing personality, one whose deadpan movie roles and big Bambi eyes are either charming or too cute for their own good. The same can be said for She & Him, a soft rock duo that features Deschanel doing what she does best as a film star: acting utterly adorable alongside a quiet, talented male character. Her co-star in this case is M. Ward, who produces the band's second album and frames Deschanel’s voice with a Spector-sized pile of instruments. Those who already take issue with Zooey’s acting will almost surely pick this record apart – it’s too reminiscent of her cutesy turns in movies like (500) Days of Summer to change many minds – but for fans of retro pop (and Deschanel in general), Volume 2 is a gem. Whether they’re copping the Brill Building sound or resurrecting ‘70s beach-pop, She & Him always seem to have nostalgia on the mind.

Gloria Estefan - Cuts Both Ways (1989) Japanese Edition  Music

Posted by Designol at April 14, 2017
Gloria Estefan - Cuts Both Ways (1989) Japanese Edition

Gloria Estefan - Cuts Both Ways (1989) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans ~ 111 Mb
Dance Pop, Latin Pop, Adult Contemporary | Label: Epic/Sony | # 25・8P-5299 | 00:55:40

Cuts Both Ways is the debut solo album by American recording artist Gloria Estefan and final album with Miami Sound Machine, as they would become her backup band for her solo career after its release. Although Estefan's name is on the front cover, the album credits Estefan and Miami Sound Machine (as with the previous album, Let It Loose).

The Orwells - Terrible Human Beings (Japanese Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 26, 2017
The Orwells - Terrible Human Beings (Japanese Edition) (2017)

The Orwells - Terrible Human Beings (Japanese Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 279 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 93 MB | 00:40:30
Indie Rock, Garage Rock | Label: Atlantic Records | Release Year: 2017

On their 3rd album, this Chicago band plays melody-driven hard guitar pop with a crunchy rock energy. The songs have a punky hook-filled flow that rides a spirited surge of melodic power. You can dance, bounce, hum along, play air guitar or just fly around the room in a freak-out of pure fun. This is the kind of music that will make your smile. “Terrible Human Beings” is a perfectly balanced combination of rock ‘n’ roll power and pop accessibility.
Muddy Waters - The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album (1975) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

Muddy Waters - The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album (1975) Japanese Press
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues, Rock & Roll | MCA.Chess/Victor | # MVCM-22077 | 00:43:54

Of all the post-Fathers & Sons attempts at updating Muddy's sound in collaboration with younger white musicians, this album worked best because they let Muddy be himself, producing music that compared favorably to his concerts of the period, which were wonderful. His final album for Chess (recorded at Levon Helm's Woodstock studio, not in Chicago), with Helm and fellow Band-member Garth Hudson teaming up with Muddy's touring band, it was a rocking (in the bluesy sense) soulful swansong to the label where he got his start. Muddy covers some songs he knew back when (including Louis Jordan's "Caldonia" and "Let The Good Times Roll"), plays some slide, and generally has a great time on this Grammy-winning album. This record got lost in the shuffle between the collapse of Chess Records and the revival of Muddy's career under the auspices of Johnny Winter, and was forgotten until 1995. The CD contains one previously unreleased number, "Fox Squirrel".
Art Farmer - Crawl Space (1977) Japanese Blu-spec, Remastered Reissue 2016

Art Farmer - Crawl Space (1977) Japanese Blu-spec, Remastered Reissue 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Hard Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: CTI | # KICJ 2503 | 00:34:56

Some of the finer CTI recordings of the late '70s were those led by flugelhornist Art Farmer. Although the emphasis was generally on obscure material (in this case Farmer plays one original, two songs by Dave Grusin and one piece by pianist Fritz Pauer) and often featured musicians who did not normally play together, the results were generally quite rewarding. For this CTI LP (long out-of-print), the focus is almost entirely on Farmer who is joined by keyboardist Grusin, guitarist Eric Gale, flutist Jeremy Steig, either Will Lee or George Mraz on bass and drummer Steve Gadd. The moody music holds one's interest throughout.

The Charlatans - Us and Us Only (1999) Japanese Edition  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 2, 2017
The Charlatans - Us and Us Only (1999) Japanese Edition

The Charlatans - Us and Us Only (1999) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 84 Mb
Alternative Rock, BritPop, Madchester, British Trad Rock | Universal | # MVCE-24180 | 01:03:26

Us and Us Only picks up where Tellin' Stories left off and twists that album's virtues around. Where that record was essentially a stripped-down, straight-ahead collection, Us and Us Only dresses up the band's continually impressive songcraft in a moody atmosphere, borrowed in equal parts from Blonde on Blonde, Beggars Banquet, and the Chemical Brothers. The album unfolds in a haze of keyboards and subdued beats, and this murky veil never really lifts throughout the record, even as harmonics and acoustic guitars break through the mist every once and a while. Consequently, the album can initially seem a little amorphous, albeit intriguingly amorphous, filled with deep grooves and tantalizing sonic textures. Repeated plays reveal that Us and Us Only is merely a step below their previous high point of Tellin' Stories. If nothing is as immediately grabbing as "North Country Boy" or "One to Another," that's not a problem, since nearly every song works its charms with subtle grace and considerable muscle. "Forever" soon reveals itself as a minor masterpiece of swirling menace and swagger, while the Dylan inflections of "A House Is Not a Home" and "My Beautiful Friend" seem natural instead of grandstanding.

Tony Martin - Scream (2005) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Jan. 23, 2017
Tony Martin - Scream (2005) [Japanese Ed.]

Tony Martin - Scream (2005) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 339 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 127 Mb | Scans | 65 Mb | Time: 48:30
Marquee Inc./Avalon | MICP-10558
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Scream is the second solo album of the former Black Sabbath vocalist Tony Martin. Released on November 8, 2005. The song "Raising Hell" features former Black Sabbath drummer Cozy Powell and keyboardist Geoff Nicholls. On most songs, Tony's son Joe Harford plays guitar. Nearly all other instruments are played by Martin himself (including a violin solo on "Scream").
A Different Kind of Luxury: Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance [Repost]

A Different Kind of Luxury: Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance by Andy Couturier
English | February 1, 2010 | ISBN: 193333083X | EPUB | 316 pages | 17.2 MB