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Sonny Stitt - Sonny Stitt With The New Yorkers (1957) {Roost Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9405 rel 2002}

Sonny Stitt - Sonny Stitt With The New Yorkers (1957) {Roost Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9405 rel 2002}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 248 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 138 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 107 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 2002 Roost / Toshiba-EMI Japan | TOCJ-9405 | Mini LP
Jazz / Bop / Alto Saxophone

SUPERB is right! I have rarely, if ever, heard Sonny Stitt sound like this. Everybody knows about his instrumental prowess, so let's talk about his sound for a moment. On this particular album, Stitt's sound is so rich, so full, so visceral, it sounds as if he's gonna pop right out of the speakers and play in your living room right next to you. I have NEVER heard Sonny play with such a full, enveloping tone as he does here. At first, I thought he might have quit smoking or something, but there he is with holding a cigarette on the cover. But he must have done something to obtain the lavish, sumptuous timbre he plays with on With the New Yorkers.
John Hiatt - Hiatt Comes Alive At Budokan? (1994) [2013, Universal Music Japan UICY-75583] Repost

John Hiatt - Hiatt Comes Alive At Budokan? (1994)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-75583 | ~ 489 or 184 Mb | Scans(png) -> 162 Mb
Rock & Roll, Classic Rock

John Hiatt's first live album was recorded during a 1994 winter-spring tour of the U.S. (the title is a joke) and finds the singer/songwriter backed by the Guilty Dogs, a guitar-bass-drums trio. He doesn't need any more ammunition than that, not when he's got a set of 15 songs drawn from his last four critically acclaimed albums, including "Thing Called Love" and "Tennessee Plates."…
Herbie Hancock - The Prisoner (1969) {Blue Note Japan TOCJ-4321 rel 1998}

Herbie Hancock - The Prisoner (1969) {Blue Note Japan TOCJ-4321 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 246 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar | 20bit 88.2 kHz remaster
© 1969, 1998 Blue Note / Toshiba-EMI Japan | TOCJ-4321 | The BN Works 4300 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Piano

A nice late Blue Note change from Herbie Hancock – a very different album than his previous sets for the label – in that it features a slightly larger group, and a sound that really points the way towards his directions in the 70s! There's a slightly ambitious feel to some of these cuts – not in a way that's over-arranged, but just a new sort of thinking for Herbie's kind of groove – a mode that's partially informed by the seriousness of 60s jazz soundtracks, but which also has the beginnings of some more righteous modes of expression too. Players are all great – and include Joe Henderson on tenor and flute, Johnny Coles on flugelhorn, Garnett Brown on trombone, Hubert Laws on flute, Jerome Richardson on bass clarinet, Buster Williams on bass, and Tootie Heath on drums. Herbie plays both acoustic and electric piano – using the latter here in one of his first recordings on the instrument.

Heart - Brigade (1990) {1991 Capitol Japan limited edition box}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at June 24, 2018
Heart - Brigade (1990) {1991 Capitol Japan limited edition box}

Heart - Brigade (1990) {1991 Capitol Japan limited edition box}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 159 mb
Genre: pop rock

Brigade is the 1990 album by American pop rock band Heart. This is a special limited edition pressing from Japan, featuring a bonus CD3 (3 inch CD) featuring three extra songs.
Bobby Hutcherson - Dialogue (1965) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5114 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)

Bobby Hutcherson - Dialogue (1965) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5114 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 287 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 106 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 150 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1965, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5114
Jazz / Hard Bop / Vibes

Reissue. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Coming fresh on the heels of his groundbreaking work with Eric Dolphy, Bobby Hutcherson's debut album is a masterpiece of "new thing" avant-garde jazz, not really free but way beyond standard hard bop. Dialogue boasts an all-star lineup of hot young post-boppers – trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, woodwind player Sam Rivers, pianist Andrew Hill, bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Joe Chambers – and a set of imaginative compositions by either Hill or Chambers that frequently push the ensemble into uncharted territory.
Recasting Red Culture in Proletarian Japan: Childhood, Korea, and the Historical Avant-Garde

Recasting Red Culture in Proletarian Japan: Childhood, Korea, and the Historical Avant-Garde by Samuel Perry
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0824838939 | 248 Pages | PDF | 3.5 MB

Recasting Red Culture turns a critical eye on the influential proletarian cultural movement that flourished in 1920s and 1930s Japan.
Anthrax - State Of Euphoria (1988) [Polystar P33D-20077, Japan] Repost

Anthrax - State Of Euphoria (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Polystar P33D-20077 | ~ 366 or 127 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 28 Mb
Thrash Metal

After the awesomeness that was Spreading the Disease and Among the effing Living, Anthrax really set the bar pretty darn high. They had established a unique, heavy, and humorous thrash formula that they used to put out some of the best songs of the genre…
Elvin Bishop - Struttin' My Stuff (1975) [2013, Universal Music Japan UICY-75683] Repost

Elvin Bishop - Struttin' My Stuff (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-75683 | ~ 301 or 106 Mb | Scans(png) -> 190 Mb
Classic Rock

Elvin Richard Bishop is an American blues and rock music singer, guitarist, bandleader, and songwriter. An original member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of that group in 2015 and the Blues Hall of Fame in his own right in 2016…
Jim Hall & Ron Carter - Alone Together (1972) {2014 Japan Universal 100 Series UCCO-99058}

Jim Hall & Ron Carter - Alone Together (1972) {2014 Japan Universal 100 Series UCCO-99058}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 187 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 101 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 127 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2014 Milestone / Universal Japan | UCCO-99058
Jazz / Post Bop / Guitar / Bass

Long considered a classic and a revelation to listeners who had taken guitarist Jim Hall for granted, this set of duets with bassist Ron Carter (reissued on CD) has near-telepathic communication between the two musicians and quiet music full of inner tension and fire. Hall and Carter brought in an original apiece and also collaborated on six standards, including "St. Thomas," "Softly As in a Morning Sunrise," "Autumn Leaves," and "Alone Together." Introspective and thought-provoking music.
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) [EMI TOCP-95054, Japan] Repost

David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
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2009 | EMI TOCP-95054 | ~ 294 or 96 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 11 Mb
Pop Rock

After summing up his maverick tendencies on Scary Monsters, David Bowie aimed for the mainstream with Let's Dance. Hiring Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers as a co-producer, Bowie created a stylish, synthesized post-disco dance music that was equally informed by classic soul and the emerging new romantic subgenre of new wave, which was ironically heavily inspired by Bowie himself. Let's Dance comes tearing out of the gate, propulsed by the skittering "Modern Love," the seductively menacing "China Girl," and the brittle funk of the title track…