Japanese Plays

Mariah Carey - Butterfly (1997) {Japanese Edition}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 26, 2017
Mariah Carey - Butterfly (1997) {Japanese Edition}

Mariah Carey - Butterfly (1997) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 483 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 162 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 112 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Dance, Pop | Sony Records #SRCS 8500

Upon its release, Butterfly was interpreted as Mariah Carey's declaration of independence from her ex-husband (and label president) Tommy Mottola, and to a certain extent, that's true. Butterfly is peppered with allusions to her troubled marriage and her newfound freedom, and the music is supposed to be in tune with contemporary urban sounds instead of adult contemporary radio. Nevertheless, it feels like a Mariah Carey album, which means that it's a collection of hit singles surrounded by classy filler. What is surprising about Butterfly is the lack of up-tempo dance-pop. Apart from the Puffy Combs-produced "Honey," Butterfly is devoted to ballads, and while they are all well-crafted…
Eliane Elias - Something For You - Eliane Elias Sings & Plays Bill Evans (2007) (Repost)

Eliane Elias - Something For You - Eliane Elias Sings & Plays Bill Evans (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 317.08 Mb | 63:10 | Scans included
Ethnic Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Country: Brazil | Label: Blue Note Records (50999 5 11795 26)

Eliane Elias' return to the Blue Note label after a decade working elsewhere is a triumph. This salute to the late pianist Bill Evans, one of her favorite players, explores a number of songs he recorded, including both standards and originals. Evans' bassist from his final trio, Marc Johnson, is not only a long-time collaborator with Elias but also her husband; drummer Joey Baron rounds out the band. While Elias is influenced by Evans' playing style, his arrangements are only a launching pad for her approach to each tune; never does she sound like an obvious Evans clone. Her lush take of "My Foolish Heart" features Johnson on the late Scott LaFaro's bass (the talented Evans sideman who died in a 1961 car wreck just ten days after recording the landmark sets with the pianist at the Village Vanguard).
Heathen - Breaking The Silence (1987) [Japanese Cardboard Sleeve, Reissue 2009]

Heathen - Breaking The Silence (1987) [Japanese Cardboard Sleeve, Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 608 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 191 Mb | Scans | 71 Mb | Time: 01:13:09
King Record Co., Ltd. | KICP-91404
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal

Breaking the Silence is the first album by the American thrash metal band Heathen released in 1987 by Combat Records. The band members on this album was Dave Godfrey on vocals, Lee Altus on guitars, Doug Piercy on guitars, Mike Jastremski on bass and Carl Sacco on the drums. They all show great skills when it comes to the guitars, frantic and high-speeding riffs and great guitar solos.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Who Built The Moon? (Japanese Edition) (2017)

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Who Built The Moon? (2017)
AAC~256 kbps | 00:52:39 | 100 Mb
Indie Rock | Label: Caroline International

The former Oasis star spent two years collaborating with producer, DJ and composer, David Holmes on the record, which also features guest appearances from Paul Weller and Johnny Marr. Said to be inspired as much by French psychedelic pop as it was classic electro, soul, rock, disco and dance, the follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed ‘Chasing Yesterday‘ has been described as an “exhilarating” collection of “placid instrumentals, hypnotic, eastern-influenced grooves, gutsy balcony-shakers and widescreen, cinematic walls of sound”.

Japanese Ghost Stories: Spirits, Hauntings, and Paranormal Phenomena  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Nov. 20, 2017
Japanese Ghost Stories: Spirits, Hauntings, and Paranormal Phenomena

Catrien Ross, "Japanese Ghost Stories: Spirits, Hauntings, and Paranormal Phenomena"
2010 | ISBN-10: 4805310928 | 160 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Opeth - Watershed (2008) [Japanese Edition] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 19, 2017
Opeth - Watershed (2008) [Japanese Edition] (Repost)

Opeth - Watershed (2008) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 405 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 288 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Roadrunner Records Japan (RRCY-29159~60)

After album (or "observation," as the band likes to call them) number eight - Ghost Reveries - Opeth could have very easily coasted, merely rehashing their sound. Instead, they opted to challenge themselves and their listeners, creating an album that can - at times - expose its true nature and scope slowly and - at other times - be jarring, as if it were turning itself inside out. Opeth take chances that many bands in the same situation would be too scared to have a go at. It's hard to say if the recent membership changes affected bandleader Mikael Åkerfeldt's writing and production, or if he was enjoying his trip down classic rock (see: Deep Purple) lane…
Lindsey Stirling - Warmer In The Winter (Japanese Edition) (2017)

Lindsey Stirling - Warmer In The Winter (Japanese Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image) +cue, log, scans - 348 MB | 00:49:51
Classical Crossover, Pop, Xmas | Label: Concord Records / Universal Music

Warmer In The Winter, the first Holiday album from critically acclaimed electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling, will officially release October 20th on Lindseystomp Music / Concord Records. The album features renditions of Holiday favorites such as “Jingle Bell Rock”, “Silent Night”, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”, and “Let It Snow”, as well as original numbers written by Lindsey Stirling. A slew of guest features by chart topping artists appear on the album including Sabrina Carpenter, Trombone Shorty and Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low.
Mike Oldfield - The Complete Mike Oldfield (1985) 2CD, Japanese Press [Re-Up]

Mike Oldfield - The Complete Mike Oldfield (1985) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 640 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 270 Mb | Scans ~ 133 Mb
Art Rock, Prog-Rock, Progressive Electronic | Label: Virgin | # VJD-1001~2 | 01:58:04

In 1973, Mike Oldfield burst onto the British music scene with his debut album Tubular Bells, two long instrumental suites in which Oldfield stitched together a series of melodies into a grandly scaled work in which he played the many instruments himself. The album was an audacious beginning to a career than saw him become one of the most respected artists in progressive rock, as well as a successful film composer. The Complete Mike Oldfield is a collection released in 1985 which features selections from his first ten solo albums, as well as highlights from his score for the film The Killing Fields.
Paul Badura-Skoda - Paul Badura-Skoda plays Franz Schubert (2013)

Paul Badura-Skoda - Paul Badura-Skoda plays Franz Schubert (2013)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 534 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 343 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 34 Mb
Classical, Piano | Label: Genuin Select, GEN 12251 | 02:23:33

Here, 85-year-old Austrian pianist Paul Badura-Skoda offers no fewer than three complete recordings of the Schubert Piano Sonata in B flat major, D. 960, with the Drei Klavierstucke, D. 946, as a curtain raiser. The three versions are played on three different pianos, a Graf fortepiano of 1826, a modern Steinway, and a 1923 Bosendorfer that for piano buffs may be worth the price of admission to this two-CD set.
Hard Stuff - Bulletproof (1972) {2017, Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered}

Hard Stuff - Bulletproof (1972) {2017, Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 403 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 160 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Hard Rock | Marquee / Belle Antique #BELLE-172760

Fated never to rise to any heights at all, Hard Stuff – formed by guitarist John Du Cann following his unceremonious firing from Atomic Rooster – had already been through two names before they were signed to Deep Purple's Purple label; Daemon lasted a few rehearsals; Bullet survived a single; they became Hard Stuff after another Bullet fired a legal complaint at them, and Bulletproof was their riposte. It is heavy and it is loud. Period reviews mused on the Purple influence and they are not far from the mark, but only if organ were excised from the mix, to be replaced by guitars, guitars, and more guitars…