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
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© 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.
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
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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

Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900 [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Jan. 8, 2017
Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900 [Repost]

Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900 edited by Haruo Shirane
English | September 1, 2004 | ISBN: 0231109911, 0231109903 | EPUB | 1392 pages | 55.8 MB
Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004

Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Blues, Soul-Blues, Vocal Jazz | Label: BMG/RCA | # BVCJ-37368, 82876-60795-2 | Time: 00:32:35

Nina Simone Sings the Blues, issued in 1967, was her RCA label debut, and was a brave departure from the material she had been recording for Phillips. Indeed, her final album for that label, High Priestess of Soul, featured the singer, pianist, and songwriter fronting a virtual orchestra. Here, Simone is backed by a pair of guitarists (Eric Gale and Rudy Stevenson), bassist (Bob Bushnell), drummer (Bernard "Pretty" Purdie), organist (Ernie Hayes), and harmonica player who doubled on saxophone (Buddy Lucas). Simone handled the piano chores. The song selection is key here. Because for all intents and purposes this is perhaps the rawest record Simone ever cut. It opens with the sultry, nocturnal, slow-burning original "Do I Move You," which doesn't beg the question but demands an answer: "Do I move you?/Are you willin'?/Do I groove you?/Is it thrillin'?/Do I soothe you?/Tell the truth now?/Do I move you?/Are you loose now?/The answer better be yeah…It pleases me…." As the guitarists slip and slide around her husky vocal, a harmonica wails in the space between, and Simone's piano is the authority, hard and purposely slow.
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981) {2014, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981) {2014, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 209 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 84 Mb
Scans (JPG, 400 dpi) ~ 29 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Electronic, Synth-Pop | Kling Klang / Parlophone / Warner Music #WPCR-80043

Computer World (German: Computerwelt) is the eighth studio album by German electronic music band Kraftwerk, released on 1981. The album peaked at number fifteen on the UK Albums Chart. Rolling Stone named it the tenth greatest EDM album of all time in 2012.
Japanese Cookbook, 25 Delicious Japanese Recipes from Authentic Japanese Cuisine: Enjoy Authentic Japanese Meals

Ted Alling, "Japanese Cookbook, 25 Delicious Japanese Recipes from Authentic Japanese Cuisine: Enjoy Authentic Japanese Meals"
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1534823077 | 70 pages | AZW3 (True) / EPUB (Conv) | 2.9 MB