Japan Pop

Japan Pop!: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Jan. 6, 2010
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.

The Police - Synchronicity (1983) {Japan 1 st Press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 14, 2017
The Police - Synchronicity (1983) {Japan 1 st Press}

The Police - Synchronicity (1983) {Japan 1 st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + Log + m3u ~ 247 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 70 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
New Wave, Pop Rock | A&M Records #38XB-2

Synchronicity is the fifth and final studio album by English rock band The Police, released in the United Kingdom on 17 June 1983. The band's most successful release, the album includes the hit singles "Every Breath You Take", "King of Pain", "Wrapped Around Your Finger", and "Synchronicity II". At the 1984 Grammy Awards the album was nominated for a total of five awards including Album of the Year and won three. At the time of its release and following its tour The Police were hailed as the "Biggest Band in the World". It has since been included on their lists of the "100 Best Albums of the Eighties" and the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In 2009, Synchronicity was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Bryan Ferry - Boys And Girls (1985) [Virgin VJCP-23191, Japan]

Bryan Ferry - Boys And Girls (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Virgin, VJCP-23191 | ~ 231 or 91 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 57 Mb
Rock, Pop Rock, Downtempo, Synth-pop

Having at last laid Roxy to bed with its final, intoxicatingly elegant albums, Ferry continued its end-days spirit with his own return to solo work. Dedicated to Ferry's father, Boys and Girls is deservedly most famous for its smash single "Slave to Love." With a gentle samba-derived rhythm leading into the steadier rock pace of the song, it's '80s Ferry at his finest, easy listening without being hopelessly soporific…

XTC - White Music (1978) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-65711, Japan]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 2, 2017
XTC - White Music (1978) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-65711, Japan]

XTC - White Music (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2001 | Toshiba-EMI, TOCP-65711 | ~ 387 or 128 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 72 Mb
New Wave / Indie Rock

XTC's first full album, White Music shows the band going full-throttle in true punk spirit. More dissonant than their latter period, the young band shines with directionless energy and a good sense of humor…
Lee Morgan - The Rajah (1966) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5023}

Lee Morgan - The Rajah (1966) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5023}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 308 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 108 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 252 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1966, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5023
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (fully compatible with standard CD player) and the latest remastering (24bit 192kHz). This long-lost Lee Morgan session was not released for the first time until it was discovered in the Blue Note vaults by Michael Cuscuna in 1984; it has still not been reissued on CD. Originals by Cal Massey, Duke Pearson ("Is That So") and Walter Davis, in addition to a couple of surprising pop tunes ("What Not My Love" and "Once in My Lifetime") and Morgan's title cut, are well-played by the quintet (which includes the trumpeter/leader, Hank Mobley on tenor, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Billy Higgins).
Jack Wilson - Song For My Daughter (1968) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81089}

Jack Wilson - Song For My Daughter (1968) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81089}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 282 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 251 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1968, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81089
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Piano

Reissue. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. On Song for My Daughter, his third record for Blue Note, Jack Wilson "changed with the times," to paraphrase one of the record's songs. Like many of his peers on the label, Wilson pursued a pop direction as the '60s drew to a close, which meant he covered pop hits like "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" and "Stormy," and that he recorded the album with a large band augmented by a string section. It is a testament to Wilson's strengths as a pianist that he doesn't get lost in this heavy-handed setting and manages to contribute some typically graceful moments, including the lovely title song.

Barbra Streisand - Christmas Memories (2001) [Japan]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Dec. 24, 2016
Barbra Streisand - Christmas Memories (2001) [Japan]

Barbra Streisand - Christmas Memories (2001) [Japan]
Pop, Vocal, Christmas | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-600dpi (PNG) | 47:14 Min | 580,28 Mb
Label: Sony Music Japan international Inc. (Japan) | Released: 2001-11-14 (2001-10-30)

"Christmas Memories" is the second Christmas album and 57th album by singer Barbra Streisand, released in 2001. The album reached #15 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and has been certified as Platinum, her 28th platinum disc in America. Sales have now reached 1 million copies in the USA.

B.J. Thomas ‎- Midnight Minute (1989) [Japan]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Dec. 22, 2016
B.J. Thomas ‎- Midnight Minute (1989) [Japan]

B.J. Thomas ‎- Midnight Minute (1989) [Japan]
Pop/Rock, AOR, AC | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans-300dpi (JPEG) | 43:38 Min | 319,72 Mb
Label: Warner-Pioneer Corporation (Japan) | Released: 1989-10-10 (1989-08-15)

B.J. Thomas has performed during four decades, sold more than 70 million records, won 5 Grammy Awards and scored 15 Top40 Pop/Rock Hits. But all this success was achieved in the country/pop genre. At the middle of the eighties, AOR rule the charts, and he was seduced by TV soundtracks guru STEVE DORFF to record the main theme for the soap opera 'Growing Pains'. The single (a duet with Jennifer Warnes) was a hit, and B.J. understood that was the direction to take. "Midnight Minute" is the only Adult Contemporary / WestCoast / AOR album recorded by Thomas.

B.J. Thomas ‎- Midnight Minute (Japan) (1989)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Dec. 22, 2016
B.J. Thomas ‎- Midnight Minute (Japan) (1989)

B.J. Thomas ‎- Midnight Minute (Japan) (1989)
Pop, Rock | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 43 min | Artwork | 114 MB
Label: Warner-Pioneer Corporation (Japan) | Rel:1989

B.J. Thomas has performed during four decades, sold more than 70 million records, won 5 Grammy Awards and scored 15 Top40 Pop/Rock Hits. But all this success was achieved in the country/pop genre. At the middle of the eighties, AOR rule the charts, and he was seduced by TV soundtracks guru STEVE DORFF to record the main theme for the soap opera 'Growing Pains'. The single (a duet with Jennifer Warnes) was a hit, and B.J. understood that was the direction to take…
Miles Davis - The Original Jacket Collection (2006) [30 Albums, 37 CDs] {DSD Japan Mini LP Analog Collection} (part 6of6)

Miles Davis - The Original Jacket Collection (2006) [30 Albums, 37 CDs] {DSD Japan Mini LP Analog Collection} (part 6of6)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.50 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 0.99 Gb | Artwork
© 2006 Sony Music Japan / Columbia | SICP 1230~37 | DSD | HQD High Quality Disc
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Rock / Jazz Funk / Trumpet

Along with its sister recording, Pangaea, Agharta was recorded live in February of 1975 at the Osaka Festival Hall in Japan. Amazingly enough, given that these are arguably Davis' two greatest electric live records, they were recorded the same day. Agharta was performed in the afternoon and Pangaea in the evening. Of the two, Agharta is superior. The band with Davis – saxophonist Sonny Fortune, guitarists Pete Cosey (lead) and Reggie Lucas (rhythm), bassist Michael Henderson, drummer Al Foster, and percussionist James Mtume – was a group who had their roots in the radically streetwise music recorded on 1972's On the Corner, and they are brought to fruition here.