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Greg Lake - King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Greg Lake in Concert (1995) [Columbia Music Japan, VQCD-10175] Repost

Greg Lake - King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Greg Lake in Concert (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2011 | Columbia Music Japan, VQCD-10175 | ~ 414 or 140 Mb | Scans(png) -> 257 Mb
Progressive Rock, Art Rock

The show captured on King Biscuit Flower Hour (In Concert) (1996) was recorded circa Greg Lake's 1981 self-titled debut, and features Lake (guitar/bass/vocals) leading an impressive backing combo with Gary Moore (guitar), Ted McKenna (drums), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), and Tristian Margetts (bass). The set originated as a King Biscuit Flower Hour broadcast from the Hammersmith Odeon in London on November 5, 1981. During this time, Lake was on an extended hiatus from Emerson, Lake and Palmer (ELP), and issued a pair of solo efforts…
Mal Waldron - In Retrospect (1982) {Baybridge Records Japan TECW-20694 rel 1998}

Mal Waldron - In Retrospect (1982) {Baybridge Records Japan TECW-20694 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 234 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 90 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 31 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1982, 1998 Baybridge Records Japan | TECW-20694
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Mal Waldron is accompanied by a trio of Japanese players for this fine album, recorded in Japan in 1982. As the title suggests, it's a look back, celebrating one of Waldron's key influences, Thelonious Monk. "Blue Monk" is given a relaxed and regal treatment, as Waldron's bedrock chording supports the higher register melody played in tandem on piano and sax. The set as a whole has a bluesy feel to it, with "I Can't Get Started" gliding along as gracefully as a solitary ice skater in a light snowfall. Waldron's varied discography has found him recording for numerous labels, especially in the '70s and '80s, and this date didn't find a U.S. release until eight years after it was recorded; however, it's well worth adding to any Waldron collection.
John Coltrane - The Bethlehem Years (1957) {2014 2CD Set Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6151}

John Coltrane - The Bethlehem Years (1957) {2014 2CD Set Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6151}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 763 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 254 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 300 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 2014 Solid Records Japan / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6151
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features the latest remastering. Includes a Japanese description, lyrics, and bonus tracks. Features original cover artwork. The complete recordings done by John Coltrane for Bethlehem Records – mostly cut during December of 1957, and issued on the albums The Winner's Circle and Art Blakey Big Band! Both albums were a bit unusual for the label – in that The Winner's Circle was sort of a blowing/jam session type record, cut with some of the big poll winners of the year, but with shorter tracks than the usual Prestige-styled set of that nature. The lineup includes Donald Byrd, Al Cohn, Eddie Costa, Oscar Pettiford, and Philly Joe Jones – and Coltrane's a bit buried in the group, but gets out some nice licks from time to time.
Pushim - 果実の月 (Kajitsu No Tsuki) (Japan CD5) (2000) {NeOSITE Discs}

Pushim - 果実の月 (Kajitsu No Tsuki) (Japan CD5) (2000) {NeOSITE Discs}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 176 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 71 mb
Genre: R&B, soul

果実の月 (Kajitsu No Tsuki) is a 2000 single by Korean singer via Japan, Pushim. Taken from her Say Greetings! album, this features a remix of the song plus a single edit of the title track, plus instrumentals for both. This was released by NeOSITE Discs.
Wes Montgomery With Strings - Fusion! (1963) {Riverside Japan VDJ-1671, Early Press, rel 1989}

Wes Montgomery With Strings - Fusion! (1963) {Riverside Japan VDJ-1671, Early Press, rel 1989}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 233 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 108 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963, 1989 Riverside / Victor Japan | VDJ-1671 | Early Press
Jazz / Hard Bop / Guitar

Although most Wes Montgomery fans associate his playing with strings with his later A&M and Verve recordings, the influential guitarist actually fronted a string section for the first time on this Riverside date from 1963, which had the ironic name of Fusion. As with his later albums, Montgomery's guitar solos here are brief and melodic but the jazz content is fairly high even if the emphasis is (with the exception of "Tune Up") on ballads.
Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On (1969) [Warner Music Japan, WPCR-14579] Repost

Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On (1969)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2013 | Warner Music Japan, WPCR-14579 | ~ 314 or 131 Mb | Scans(png) -> 241 Mb
Blues Rock, Classic Rock

This Peter Green-led edition of the Mac isn't just an important transition between their initial blues-based incarnation and the mega-pop band they became, it's also their most vital, exciting version. The addition of Danny Kirwan as second guitarist and songwriter foreshadows not only the soft-rock terrain of "Bare Trees" and "Kiln House" with Christine Perfect-McVie, but also predicts Rumours…
Greg Lake - Manoeuvres (1983) [Columbia Music Japan, VQCD-10174] Repost

Greg Lake - Manoeuvres (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2011 | Columbia Music Japan, VQCD-10174 | ~ 305 or 107 Mb | Scans(png) -> 153 Mb
Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Art Rock

Manouevres was released in 1983 as the follow-up to Greg Lake's 1981 self-titled debut album. His core group of musicians (Gary Moore, Tristam Margetts, Tommy Eyre, and Ted McKenna) is still present, but Manoeuvres is a different sort of album than the '81 effort. The heavy, gritty, guitar-driven feel of the previous record is not quite as evident and this seems a more restrained album…
Sam Jones - Seven Minds (1974) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9140}

Sam Jones - Seven Minds (1974) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9140}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 259 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 136 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD Mastering
© 1974, 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9140
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. A strong 70s recording by a group that was mostly known as the Cedar Walton trio – the group of Sam Jones on bass, Walton on piano, and Billy Higgins on drums – recorded only for the Japanese market, and a heck of a record! The set's got one standout feature that sets it apart from some of the other sides by the Walton group at the time – the use of a string quartet on a few of the tracks, which creates some great interplay between the core trio and the augmented strings.
Masahiko Togashi & Isao Suzuki - A Day of the Sun (Japan Edition) (1979/2012)

Masahiko Togashi & Isao Suzuki - A Day of the Sun (Japan Edition) (1979/2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 179.88 Mb | 37:37 | Covers
Experimental, Free Jazz, Minimal | Country: Japan | Label: King Records - KICJ 2296

"A Day Of The Sun" is two Japanese jazz greats duo's album. Percussionist Masahiko Togashi (besides of pianist Masahiko Satoh) are key figure of Japanese free jazz,played with virtually everyone of important Japanese advanced jazz musician and recorded lot of albums,some of them (especially recorded in late 60s - early 70s)are part of Japanese jazz "golden fund". Acoustic bassist Isao Suzuki is even more legendary figure - in Japan he is usually titled "Godfather of Jazz".
Paul Simon - Paul Simon (1972) [Sony Music Japan, SICP-20342] Repost

Paul Simon - Paul Simon (1972)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sony Music Japan, SICP-20342 | ~ 261 or 104 Mb | Scans(png) -> 141 Mb
Folk Rock, Pop Rock

If any musical justification were needed for the breakup of Simon & Garfunkel, it could be found on this striking collection, Paul Simon's post-split debut. From the opening cut, "Mother and Child Reunion" (a Top Ten hit), Simon, who had snuck several subtle musical explorations into the generally conservative S&G sound, broke free, heralding the rise of reggae with an exuberant track recorded in Jamaica for a song about death…