Japan Pop

Japan Pop!: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture

Japan Pop!: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture
Publisher: East Gate Book | pages: 348 | 2000 | ISBN: 0765605600 | PDF | 10,8 mb

Examines various forms of Japanese popular culture: pop music, jazz, enka (a form of ballad music), karaoke, manga and more. As pop culture not only entertains but also reflects society, this study is also about Japan - comparing it with the rest of the world and exploring the Japanese way of life.
A-ha - Headlines And Deadlines: The Hits Of A-ha (1991) {Japan 1st press}

A-ha - Headlines And Deadlines: The Hits Of A-ha (1991) {Japan 1st press}
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New Wave, Synth-pop | Warner Bros. Records #WPCP-4610

Norway's a-ha took "Take on Me" to the number one spot on Billboard's Top 40 in 1985, thanks to the award-winning animated video that accompanied it. Still, a-ha contributed rather accordingly to the '80s pop sound, drenching their music with bouncy riffs and employing the keyboard as the foundation to their colorful formula. Headlines and Deadlines: The Hits of a-ha assembles all of their singles together, a definite one-stop for all of their music. Combining ballads and radiant '80s pop, this set includes their most fervent offering in "The Sun Always Shines on T.V.," which hit number 20 in 1986 and originated from Hunting High and Low…
Peter, Paul and Mary - Live in Japan, 1967 (2012) {2CD Rhino-Warner Bros. R2-533277}

Peter, Paul and Mary - Live in Japan, 1967 (2012) {2CD Rhino-Warner Bros. R2-533277}
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© 1967, 2012 Rhino / Warner Bros. | R2-533277
Folk / Folk Rock / Folk Pop / Pop Rock

Rhino Celebrates The Trio’s 50th Anniversary With A 24-Song Collection Of Rare And Unreleased Live Performances Recorded In Tokyo And Kyoto. By 1967, Peter, Paul and Mary’s inspiring performances and memorable hits had earned Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers fans all over the world, Japan in particular. In January of that year, the group returned to the island-nation for a tour marked by a string of emotionally stirring performances. Tapes were rolling during shows at Tokyo and Kyoto (January 16 and 17), recording music that would later appear on Deluxe: Live in Japan, an LP that was only available in Japan.

1927 ‎- ...Ish (1988) [1989, Japan]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Nov. 11, 2016
1927 ‎- ...Ish (1988) [1989, Japan]

1927 ‎- …Ish (1988) [1989, Japan]
Pop/Rock, Lite AOR, West Coast | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans (JPEG) | 38:12 Min | 267,05 Mb
Label: Warner-Pioneer Corporation (Japan) | Released: 1989-09-25 (1988-12-04)

...ish is the debut album by Australian pop rock band 1927, released on 4 December 1988, which peaked at #1 for four weeks in early 1989 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The album remained in the top 50 for 46 weeks and reached #2 on the 1989 ARIA Year End Albums Chart.

Bryan Adams - Tracks Of My Years (2014) [Japan SHM-CD]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Nov. 8, 2016
Bryan Adams - Tracks Of My Years (2014) [Japan SHM-CD]

Bryan Adams - Tracks Of My Years (2014) [Japan SHM-CD]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 370 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 142 Mb | Scans | 125 Mb | Time: 54:45
Universal Music | UICP-1163
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Tribute

TRACKS OF MY YEARS is the twelfth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams. The Covers album was released on September 30, 2014 by Polydor Records. It is an eclectic mix of songs reflective of the time when rock was played alongside pop, country and R&B, and follows Adams’ acoustic album, 2010's Bare Bones, a release that resulted in sold out shows across Europe, North America, Australia and South Africa.

John Farnham - Whispering Jack (1986) [1987, Japan]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Oct. 17, 2016
John Farnham - Whispering Jack (1986) [1987, Japan]

John Farnham - Whispering Jack (1986) [1987, Japan]
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Vocal | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-600dpi (PNG) | 41:20 Min | 465,93 Mb
Label: RVC/RCA Corporation (Japan) | Released: 1987-03-21 (1986-10-20)

Whispering Jack is the twelfth studio album by Australian adult contemporary pop singer John Farnham. It was produced by Ross Fraser, and released on 20 October 1986, which peaked at #1 on the Australian Kent Music Report Album Charts.
Michael Jackson - One Night In Japan (2009) {2CD Immortal IMA 104231 rec 1987}

Michael Jackson - One Night In Japan (2009) {2CD Immortal IMA 104231 rec 1987}
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© 1987, 2009 Immortal | IMA 104231
Pop / Soul / R'n'B / Dance Pop / Quiet Storm

One Night In Japan, a live Michael Jackson performance recorded at Korakuen Stadium, Yokahama, Japan on the 12th of September, 1987. Capturing the 'King Of Pop' at the absolute height of his fame and creative prowess, the set features highlights from Michael's entire career, including a medley of Jackson 5 hits!

Michiru Akiyoshi - Mangestu (1991) {Virgin Japan} [Monday Michiru]  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Sept. 28, 2016
Michiru Akiyoshi - Mangestu (1991) {Virgin Japan} [Monday Michiru]

Michiru Akiyoshi - Mangestu (1991) {Virgin Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 293 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 111 mb
Genre: J-pop, pop, R&B, soul, hip-hop, rap

Mangestu is the 1991 debut albu from Japanese singer Michiru Akiyoshi, who became better known as Monday Michiru, daughter of jazz musicians Toshiko Akiyoshi and Charlie Mariano. Released by Virgin/EMI, she began as a pop artist showing hints of soul and rap before moving more into jazz and acid jazz later in the 1990's and 21st century. One of the songs also features DJ Krush and Muro helping her out in her one rap song.
Madonna - Rebel Heart (2015) {Super Deluxe Edition, Japan} Restored

Madonna - Rebel Heart (2015) {Super Deluxe Edition, Japan}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 765 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 259 Mb
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Euro-Pop, Dance, Pop Rap, Electro House
Maverick / Live Nation / Interscope Records #UICS-9148/9

Rebel Heart is the thirteenth studio album by American singer Madonna. It was released on March 6, 2015 by Interscope Records. After a flurry of unexpected album content leaks, the singer put the album's pre-order out of a sudden on iTunes on December 20, 2014, with six songs being available for download. Madonna co-wrote and co-produced the album in partnership with various musicians, including Diplo, Avicii, and Kanye West. Musically, Rebel Heart is a pop record which merges an array of musical genres such as 1990s house, trap and reggae, as well as the usage of acoustic guitars and gospel choir…
Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013) {2014 Universal Japan UICO-1262}

Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013) {2014 Universal Japan UICO-1262}
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© 2014 Universal Music NZ / Universal Japan | UICO-1262
Pop / Post Rock / Adult Alternative Pop / Indie Rock

Signed to a major label at an early age, she was groomed in the darkness of studios, the label knowing the potential they had in their singer/songwriter. She wrote on her own, then she was paired with a sympathetic producer/songwriter, live performances taking a back seat to woodshedding. If this story in the early years of the 2010s brings to mind Lana Del Rey, it's no coincidence that it also applies to New Zealand singer/songwriter Lorde, whose 2013 debut, Pure Heroine, contains all of the stylized goth foreboding of LDR's Born to Die and almost none of the louche, languid glamour. This is not a small thing. Lana Del Rey is a self-created starlet willing herself into stardom but Lorde fancies herself a poet, churning away at the darker recesses of her soul.