Japanese Plays

Roger Taylor (Queen) - Solo Studio Albums Collection 1981-1998 (4CD) Japanese Releases [Re-Up]

Roger Taylor (Queen) - Solo Studio Albums 1981-1998 (4CD) Japanese Releases
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.23 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 445 Mb | Scans ~ 186 Mb
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Prog-Rock, Art Rock, Dance-Rock | Time: 03:14:11

Drummer and songwriter best known as a member of million-selling album hard rock/glam band Queen. Collection includes: Fun In Space (1981); Strange Frontier (1984); Happiness? (1994); Electric Fire (1998).

Norah Jones - Not Too Late (2007) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 9, 2018
Norah Jones - Not Too Late (2007) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

Norah Jones - Not Too Late (2007) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Jazz Blues, Folk Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # TOCP-70170 | Time: 00:48:07

Although the music of Norah Jones continues to blend pop, soul, folk, and country with a seasoning of jazz, her third album for Blue Note is the first where she's written (or collaborated on) all the material. Beneath the smooth surface lie darker strains on the album-opening "Wish I Could" (about a boyfriend lost to war), intimations of mortality in "The Sun Doesn't Like You," and the post-election horrors of "My Dear Country." The last seems to channel the inspiration of Brecht/Weill, while the equally bleak "Sinkin' Soon" is set to a jaunty Dixieland rag. Throughout, Jones's vocal intimacy and melodic warmth remain as disarmingly understated as ever. The soulful "Thinking of You," the countryish "Wake Me Up," and the syncopated "Be My Somebody" reflect the captivating style of her previous work. Although too much in the same midtempo mode becomes a dreamy lull, cut by cut, Jones's voice is irresistible.
Horslips - Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part (1972) Japanese Remastered 2008

Horslips - Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part (1972) Japanese Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included | 00:44:53
British Folk-Rock, Celtic Rock, Prog-Rock | Label: Strange Days | # POCE-1243

Get ready for the ride of your life through Irish folk-rock styles. The opening track of the group's debut album, with its pipes, button accordion, and percussion, could pass for any Chieftains record, but then the electricity kicks in on "Hall of Mirrors," and the rest is melodic rock, not so much folk-rock as folkish rock, recalling early Genesis. John Fean sounds like he's playing folk melodies even as he plays runs on his electric guitar on "The Clergy's Lamentation," and the group follows this with an anthem-like piece of Gaelic rock ("An Bratach Ban") with a dance-like instrumental break. "Bim Istigh Ag Ol" is probably the best track on the album, and "Hall of Mirrors" and "Furniture" remained in their stage act for years, the latter, with its superb middle section – favorably recalling Steve Howe's playing with Yes on their early albums – transformed into a 15-minute epic. And just when you think you've got them pegged as a progressive folk-rock outfit, they deliver the exquisitely languid, almost impressionistic "The Shamrock Shore" and the playful "Dance for Yer Daddy," which sounds like the Chieftains with vocals until Fean's electric guitar kicks in.
Tommy Flanagan With The Wilbur Harden Quartet Plays The Music Of Rodgers & Hammerstein (1958) Expanded Reissue 1990

Tommy Flanagan With The Wilbur Harden Quartet
Plays The Music Of Rodgers & Hammerstein (1958)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Mainstream jazz | Label: Savoy Jazz | # ZDS 4429 | Time: 00:47:39

This CD reissue (put out in 1990) may be hard to find, now that Savoy has been sold to the Japanese Denon label. Originally issued under flugelhornist Wilbur Harden's name, the 1958 quartet (which also includes pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Granville T. Hogan) performs nine Rodgers & Hammerstein songs mostly taken from The King and I, plus a reprise and an alternate take of "Hello Young Lovers." The interpretations are tasteful yet swinging, and include such familiar tunes as "Getting to Know You" and "We Kiss In a Shadow," along with some obscurities. Enjoyable music.

Jack White - Lazaretto (2014) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at March 23, 2018
Jack White - Lazaretto (2014) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

Jack White - Lazaretto (2014) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans ~ 238 Mb | 00:39:19
Blues Rock, Garage Rock, Punk Blues | Label: Sony Music/Third Man | # SICP 4141

Lazaretto is the second studio album by Jack White. It was released on June 10, 2014, through White's own label Third Man Records in association with XL Recordings and Columbia Records. Lazaretto was partly inspired by a collection of short stories, poems, and plays White wrote when he was 19 years old and rediscovered years later in his attic. Lazaretto debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, the album was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album. The track "Lazaretto" was nominated for Best Rock Song and won Best Rock Performance.

Jack White - Blunderbuss (2012) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at March 23, 2018
Jack White - Blunderbuss (2012) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

Jack White - Blunderbuss (2012) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans ~ 215 Mb | 00:48:12
Blues Rock, Garage Rock, Punk Blues | Label: Sony Music/Third Man | # SICP 3480

Blunderbuss is the debut album by Jack White, released on April 23, 2012 through White's own label Third Man Records in association with XL Recordings and Columbia Records. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album received Grammy Award nominations for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards, while the single "Freedom at 21" was nominated for Best Rock Song. The single "I'm Shakin" was nominated for Best Rock Performance at 2014 Grammy Awards.

Vampire Weekend - Contra (2010) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at March 23, 2018
Vampire Weekend - Contra (2010) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

Vampire Weekend - Contra (2010) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 387 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans ~ 56 mb | 01:01:21
Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: XL Recordings, Hostess | # XLCD429JX, BGJ-11059

Contra is the second studio album by the American indie rock band Vampire Weekend, released in January 2010 on XL Recordings. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. The album title is intended as a thematic allegory and a complex reference to the Nicaraguan counter-revolutionaries, the 1980 album by The Clash Sandinista!, and partially to the Contra video game. On December 1, 2010, it was announced that Contra was nominated for a Grammy for "Best Alternative Music Album". This album was number 6 on Rolling Stone's list of the 30 Best Albums of 2010. The album was recognized as one of The 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far by Pitchfork Media in August 2014.

Stormhunter - Crime and Punishment (2011) [Japanese Edition]  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 17, 2018
Stormhunter - Crime and Punishment (2011) [Japanese Edition]

Stormhunter - Crime and Punishment (2011)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Spiritual Beast, IUCP-16112 | ~ 455 or 136 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 32 Mb
Speed / Power Metal

Stormhunter is what they generally call those who chase tornadoes in the american south, those who use special cars and special equipment that is custom made for learning everything about those whirlwinds. Stormhunter is also a german heavy/power metal band who has a logo that looks a bit like an extreme metal band’s logo…
Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays The Duke Ellington Song Book (1960) {2010, Japanese Reissue}

Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays The Duke Ellington Song Book (1960) {2010, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 171 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 80 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 38 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Mainstream Jazz, Bop | Verve Records #UCCV-9393

This 1959 album is the second of Oscar Petersons two 50's Duke Ellington Songbook recordings and the first one in stereo. On this album the line-up is Oscar Peterson (Piano), Ray Brown (Double Bass) and Ed Thigpen (Drums). The first Ellington songbook album by Peterson and his trio, the 1952 album Oscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington was a mono recording. Both albums were digitally remastered and compiled on one CD for the Verve Master Edition re-release series in 1999.

Jaga Jazzist - Starfire (2015) 2CDs [Japanese Edition]  Music

Posted by Designol at March 7, 2018
Jaga Jazzist - Starfire (2015) 2CDs [Japanese Edition]

Jaga Jazzist - Starfire (2015) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 497 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans ~ 23 Mb
Experimental, Nu Jazz, Post-Rock, Electronic | Label: Beat | # BRC-473 | 01:18:45

Jaga Jazzist, the Norwegian multi-instrumental boundary-busters, may occupy a niche, but it feels like an enduringly spacious and fertile one, where sounds that recall everything from Weather Report to big-band jazz, krautrock, Radiohead or even the Pat Metheny Group intertwine. Last year’s 20th anniversary retrospective was fascinatingly diverse, but Starfire – conceived in composer Lars Horntveth’s new Los Angeles home, rather than in Oslo – is a more densely layered and studio-dominated deployment of this band’s awesome resources. The title track is classic Jazzist: a sound like the Shadows driven by a marching-band thump skids through power-chord guitar hooks and Zappaesque melodic zigzags; the atmospheric Big City Music is a masterly balance of quickfire rhythm-section ingenuity and the instrumental diversity of guitars, keys and brass. The tunes remain quirkily dramatic and the thematic scene-shifting spectacular, but a little thinning-out would have let Jaga Jazzist’s uniquely mercurial music breathe more.