Mini lp 2014

The Lovin' Spoonful - Best Of Vol. 2 (1968) [Mini LP Blu-spec CD2, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Best Of Vol. 2 (1968)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2016 | Sony Music Japan, SICP-31006 | ~ 340 or 189 Mb | Scans(png) -> 214 Mb
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock

Though it was released only a year after The Best of the Lovin' Spoonful, during which the group had made only one more new studio album, The Best of the Lovin' Spoonful, Volume Two was the equal of the first volume in quality…
The Lovin' Spoonful - Everything Playing (1967) [Mini LP Blu-spec CD2, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Everything Playing (1967)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2016 | Sony Music Japan, SICP-31010 | ~ 359 or 178 Mb | Scans(png) -> 197 Mb
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock

The Lovin' Spoonful's fourth album, Everything Playing, was made under trying circumstances. Musically, the Sgt. Pepper/Summer of Love era had made the Spoonful's good-time, jugband approach obsolete, and chief songwriter John Sebastian had to try to keep up…
The Lovin' Spoonful - Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful (1966) [Mini LP Blu-spec CD2, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful (1966)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2016 | Sony Music Japan, SICP-31009 | ~ 384 or 166 Mb | Scans(png) -> 195 Mb
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock

Having released two previous albums and a soundtrack, along with a stream of singles, over the previous 12 and a half months, the Lovin' Spoonful assembled their third regular studio LP, Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful, for release around Thanksgiving 1966…
Stanley Cowell - Musa - Ancestral Streams (1973) {Japan Strata-East Mini LP BOM24108}

Stanley Cowell - Musa - Ancestral Streams (1973) {Japan Strata-East Mini LP BOM24108}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 193 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 88 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 2006 Strata-East / Bomba Records Japan | BOM24108 / SES-19743 | Mini LP
Jazz / Post Bop / Hard Bop / Solo Piano

Musa Ancestral Streams remains a relative oddity in the pantheon of jazz's black consciousness movement – a solo piano set of stunning reach and scope, its adherence to intimacy contrasts sharply with the bold, multi-dimensional sensibilities that signify the vast majority of post-Coltrane excursions into spiritual expression, yet the sheer soulfulness and abandon of Stanley Cowell's performance nevertheless vaults the record into the same physical and metaphysical planes.
The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream (1966) [Mini LP Blu-spec CD2, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream (1966)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2016 | Sony Music Japan, SICP-31008 | ~ 430 or 182 Mb | Scans(png) -> 192 Mb
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock

The band's second LP was very strong; this time, most of the tunes are originals, with the exception of a cover of "Bald Headed Lena." Joe Butler and Yanovsky are featured on some lead vocals, and the album includes two more hits, "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" and "Didn't Want to Have to Do It."…
The Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe In Magic (1965) [Mini LP Blu-spec CD2, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe In Magic (1965)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2016 | Sony Music Japan, SICP-31007 | ~ 425 or 175 Mb | Scans(png) -> 193 Mb
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock

By the time of its release, the Lovin' Spoonful's debut album was already a significant record because of the inclusion of its title track, John Sebastian's timeless anthem to love and music, which had been one of the major hits of the summer of 1965…

The Scaffold - Sold Out (1975) Japanese Mini LP Reissue 2004  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 23, 2017
The Scaffold - Sold Out (1975) Japanese Mini LP Reissue 2004

The Scaffold - Sold Out (1975) Japanese Mini LP Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classic Rock, Pop/Rock, Comedy Rock | Label: Muskrat | # RATCD-4228 (WQCP-185) | Time: 00:36:32

The result of the meeting of Michael McCartney (brother of Beatle Paul), who would work as Mike McGear to avoid accusations of coat-tailing, and Post Office engineer John Gorman, the Scaffold took a blend of absurd humor and catchy songs to chart-topping glory throughout the 1960s. Their lineup filled out with Roger McGough and Adrian Henri, the group was briefly known as the Liverpool One Fat Lady All Electric Show, to the horror of everyone around them. Henri soon departed. A change of name later, they were gaining a reputation as one of the most amusing outfits on the scene, with a residency at Peter Cook's Establishment Club (where the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band also held court). The Scaffold's biggest successes were their cheerfully silly singles, starting with "Thank U Very Much" and continuing with "Lily the Pink" (a sterilized adaptation of an old rugby song, featuring Jack Bruce on bass) and the somewhat incomprehensible "Gin Gan Goolie," all of which had a knack for sticking in the mind on endless repeat without causing undue annoyance. These three songs, in particular, are well remembered even as the 1990s draw to a close.

Bruce Cockburn - Bruce Cockburn (1970) Japanese Mini-LP 2007  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 20, 2017
Bruce Cockburn - Bruce Cockburn (1970) Japanese Mini-LP 2007

Bruce Cockburn - Bruce Cockburn (1970) Japanese Mini-LP 2007
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans Included
Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Progressive Folk | Label: Air Mail/True North | # AIRAC-1412 | 00:37:12

Bruce Cockburn's self-titled debut's blend of diversity, enthusiasm, and innocence never quite resurfaced again in his work, especially in his more clinical, politically inclined tracts of later decades. The opening number, "Going to the Country," still evokes that hippie-esque, back-to-the-earth movement as well as any song ever recorded, complete with a sly wink that keeps it fresh to this day. And since this was 1970, the album also comes equipped with some of those quaint excesses of the period; try the nasal tone poem gracing "The Bicycle Trip." "Musical Friends" remains a lively, happy-go-lucky classic with piano signature lifted from Paul McCartney's playbook; it's difficult to picture the dour Cockburn of more recent years ever having this much fun. In contrast, "Thoughts on a Rainy Afternoon" offers a trance-like, introspective atmosphere reminiscent of British folkie legend Nick Drake.

Laura Nyro - Smile (1976) [Japanese Mini-LP 2008] Re-Up  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 16, 2017
Laura Nyro - Smile (1976) [Japanese Mini-LP 2008] Re-Up

Laura Nyro - Smile (1976) [Japanese Mini-LP 2008]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 257 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Soft Rock, AM Pop, Folk, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Sony Music Japan | # SICP 1956 | Time: 00:40:52

After a five-year hiatus, singer/songwriter Laura Nyro returned with Smile in 1976. On this disc, Nyro's somewhat idiosyncratic writing and performance style is decidedly subdued. In its stead is a light pop and jazz feel similar to that of Maria Muldaur's mid-'70s recordings. Supporting Nyro instrumentally is virtually a who's who of New York and Los Angeles studio stalwarts. While the prowess of folks like Will Lee (bass), brothers Randy Brecker (trumpet) and Michael Brecker (flute/sax), Hugh McCracken (guitar), and Rick Marotta (drums) certainly strengthens Nyro's already laid-back material, it likewise reduces her to sounding like a Joni Mitchell ripoff. The undeniable highlight of Smile is the maturity in the songwriting. It becomes obvious that the half-decade away has done some significant good in revealing a decidedly positive evolution in Nyro's approach to her own life. What's more is that the material on this album seems to come from a place of contentment.
Dodo Marmarosa - Dodo's Back! (1961) {Argo Japan Mini LP UCCC-9007 - 24bit/96kHz mastering rel 2007}

Dodo Marmarosa - Dodo's Back! (1961) {Argo Japan Mini LP UCCC-9007 - 24bit/96kHz mastering rel 2007}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 230 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961, 2007 Argo / Universal Japan | UCCC-9007 | Mini LP | 24bit/96kHz mastering
Jazz / Bop / Bebop / Piano Trio

Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve with the latest 24bit/96kHz mastering. Michael "Dodo" Marmarosa, born Pittsburgh, December 12, 1925, died September 17, 2002, jazz piano player, a link between swing and bebop, recorded with (among others) Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Lucky Thompson, Barney Kessel, Charlie Barnet and Slim Gaillard; retired from music, early sixties; died 76. That's what you surely will read in many books about him. Of course, Dodo disappeared from music when he was only 36; but he'll forever remain as one essential link between the swing era and bebop. Maybe he was one of the founders of bebop. Just a great musician.