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Black Earth - 20 Years Of Dark Insanity: Japan Tour 2016 (2017) [Japanese Ed.] DVD+2CD

Black Earth - 20 Years Of Dark Insanity: Japan Tour 2016 (2017) [Japanese Ed.] DVD+2CD
DVD9 | Video: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Audio: LinearPCM, 2 ch | 6.8 Gb | 01:46:46
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 858 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 279 Mb | Scans | Mb | 52:47+57:54
Trooper Entertainment | QATE-90014
Melodic Death Metal

BLACK EARTH - the project featuring former and current members of ARCH ENEMY performing material from ARCH ENEMY's first three albums live on stage.
Queensrÿche - Hear In The Now Frontier (1997) [Japan 2nd Press] Repost

Queensrÿche - Hear In The Now Frontier (1997) [Japan 2nd Press]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 444 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 148 Mb | Scans | 53 Mb | Time: 01:01:27
Toshiba-EMI Ltd. | TOCP-50160
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, ¿Alternative/Grunge?

Hear in the Now Frontier is the sixth studio album by the American heavy metal band Queensrÿche, released in 1997. It was partly recorded at Studio Litho in Seattle, the home studio of Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard, and was engineered and mixed by Toby Wright, who had recently worked with Alice In Chains.
Sonny Stitt - Stitt Plays Bird (1963) {Atlantic Japan WPCR-25116 Mini LP 24bit remastered rel 2006}

Sonny Stitt - Stitt Plays Bird (1963) {Atlantic Japan WPCR-25116 Mini LP 24bit remastered rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 316 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 41 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remastered | Mini LP
© 1963, 2006 Atlantic / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-25116
Jazz / Bebop / Bop / Saxophone

Special Feature / Bonus Track: 2 bonus tracks. After years of staying free of comparisons with Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt steps confidently into a set of compositions by the late, great one – sounding really wonderful in his own interpretations of these classics! The album's got the same simple and focused still as Stitt's best work on Roost – and although the compositions are all by Bird, the overall sound is still very much Sonny's own – especially given the wonderful sense of space and timing brought to some of the performances! The group's an unusual one, especially for Stitt – and features John Lewis on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Richard Davis on bass, and Connie Kay on drums – all offering a slightly more modern take on Bird than might be expected – especially through the angular lines on Hall's guitar.

Deep Purple - Infinite (2017) {Limited Edition, SHM-CD, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 16, 2017
Deep Purple - Infinite (2017) {Limited Edition, SHM-CD, Japan}

Deep Purple - Infinite (2017) {Limited Edition, SHM-CD, Japan}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 482 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 157 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 85 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Classic Rock | Victor #VIZP-149

No one, least of all Deep Purple themselves, expected the success of 2013's Now What?! It placed at number one on four European album charts and in the Top Ten of six other countries. It also sold exceptionally well: It was certified Gold in Poland, Germany (where it sold over 100,000), the Czech Republic, and Russia – it was the band's first album to crack the U.K.'s Top 40 charts in 20 years. For InFinite, Deep Purple re-enlisted producer Bob Ezrin. At this point, he is almost a sixth member. This the longest running lineup in their history. InFinite is a heavier and more expansive record than its predecessor, but it's not as consistent. Ian Gillian is in excellent form…

Queensrÿche - Best I Can (Single) (1991) [Japan 2nd Press, 1992]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Oct. 13, 2017
Queensrÿche - Best I Can (Single) (1991) [Japan 2nd Press, 1992]

Queensrÿche - Best I Can (Single) (1991) [Japan 2nd Press, 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 141 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 57 Mb | Scans | Time: 18:36
Toshiba-EMI Ltd. | TOCP-7035
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal

"Best I Can" is a song by American band Queensrÿche appearing on their 1990 album Empire. The song was released as the third single from the album. Track 4 recorded live in Tokyo, Japan, 3rd November 1984.

Scorpions - Return To Forever (2015) [Japan Press, Blu-spec CD2]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Oct. 4, 2017
Scorpions - Return To Forever (2015) [Japan Press, Blu-spec CD2]

Scorpions - Return To Forever (2015) [Japan Press, Blu-spec CD2]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 535 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 177 Mb | Scans | 119 Mb | Time: 01:11:07
RCA/Sony Music | SICP-30719
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Return to Forever is the eighteenth studio album by German rock band Scorpions. It was released on February 20, 2015 in Europe and on February 23 in North America. As the opposite usually happens, the brand-new SCORPIONS studio album "Return To Forever" has appeared later in Japan - just three days ago - however worth the wait as it's manufactured on the superior Blu-Spec CD2 format, and apart of including the European deluxe edition 4 bonus, adds 2 exclusive to this release. This "Return To Forever Japanese Blu-Spec CD2" worth the extra pennies. The Digipak is velvet-textured, and you have two exclusive bonus tracks: the kickin' hard rocker "One And One Is Three" very much in the '84 Scorpions vibe (and a crime that it is not included in the regular CD), plus the hooky "Crazy Ride", a melodic rocker in the pure Schenker tradition.
Nicki Parrott - Can't Take My Eyes Off You (2011) [Japan 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Nicki Parrott - Can't Take My Eyes Off You (2011) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 58:13 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,94 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,27 GB

One of the most popular jazz musicians in Japan today, Nicki Parrott's latest release from Venus Records is a gorgeous collection of romantic standards. The star-studded band includes her frequent collaborators–Harry Allen on tenor sax, her sister Lisa on alto sax, John Di Martino on piano–and, this time, Chuck Redd on vibraphone who adds a distinctive tonal color to the collective sound.
Alexis Cole & Bucky Pizzarelli - A Beautiful Friendship (2015) [Japan] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Alexis Cole & Bucky Pizzarelli - A Beautiful Friendship (2015) [Venus Japan # VHGD-84]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:27 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,78 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,13 GB
Charles Kynard - Woga (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45220}

Charles Kynard - Woga (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45220}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 242 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2017 Time / Mainstream Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-45220
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

Sweet organ lines, heavy drums, and a great little groove throughout – a tight batch of groovers from the mighty Charles Kynard! The keyboardist is in fine 70s form here – stepping away from the sparer sound of his albums for Prestige with a fuller style for Mainstream Records – in a groove that's almost part blacksploitation funk, thanks to some sharp backings from arranger Richard Fritz! The mighty Paul Humphrey is at the bottom of the set on nicely funky drums – and other players include Arthur Adams on guitar, Chuck Rainey on bass, and some great additional horns, which give the record a larger jazzy finish, but never get in the way of Kynard's lean, mean organ lines. There's a great version of "Rock Steady" on the album, one that has a great funky intro – plus the cuts "Shout", "Lime Twig", "Slop Jar", "Name The Missing Word", "Little Ghetto Boy", and "Hot Sauce".

New York Trio - Thou Swell (2007) [Japan 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at Oct. 18, 2017
New York Trio - Thou Swell (2007) [Japan 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

New York Trio - Thou Swell (2007) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 55:02 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,68 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,11 GB