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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.
Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks (Japan Ltd. Edition Reissue) (1990/2014)

Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks (Japan Ltd. Edition Reissue) (1990/2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 262 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 114 Mb | 00:49:51
Jazz, Ambient, Lounge, Modern Classical, Soundtrack | Label: Warner Music Japan

Soundtrack from Twin Peaks (also known as Music from Twin Peaks) is a soundtrack album by the American composer Angelo Badalamenti. It was released on September 11, 1990 on Warner Bros. Records and is the official soundtrack to the television series Twin Peaks (1990–91). The series' co-creator David Lynch produced the album alongside Badalamenti and wrote lyrics for several tracks, including the series theme song "Falling". Upon its release, Soundtrack from Twin Peaks placed in several international charts—including the top 10 in Norway, Sweden, Australia and the Netherlands—and "Twin Peaks Theme" received the award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance at 33rd Annual Grammy Awards.

Wham! - Make It Big (1984) [Japan, 1st Press]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at April 24, 2017
Wham! - Make It Big (1984) [Japan, 1st Press]

Wham! - Make It Big (1984) [Japan, 1st Press]
Pop, Electronic, Synth-pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 38:18 Min | 421,51 Mb
Label: Epic/Sony Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# 32・8P-60 | Released: 1984-12-08 (1984-10-23)

"Make It Big" is the second studio album from British pop duo Wham!, released in 1984. It was mostly recorded at Studio Miraval in Southern France to escape the press and enable George Michael to work peacefully and mixed at Good Earth Studios in London and Marcadet Studios in Paris. In comparison to their earlier work, the duo had more control over the album's production, as George Michael became the sole credited producer, a position he would subsequently hold on all future releases until the group split in 1986.

Barbra Streisand - Streisand Superman (1977) [1986, Japan for Europe]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at April 24, 2017
Barbra Streisand - Streisand Superman (1977) [1986, Japan for Europe]

Barbra Streisand - Streisand Superman (1977) [1986, Japan for Europe]
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Vocal | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans (PNG) | 37:02 Min | 491,58 Mb
Label: CBS/Sony Inc. (Japan for EU) | Cat.# CDCBS 86030 | Released: 1986-02-11 (1977)

Happy 75th Birthday, dear Barbra!

"Streisand Superman" is an album released in 1977 by American singer Barbra Streisand. The single "My Heart Belongs To Me" became a hit in 1977, peaking at #4 on the US pop chart. The album peaked at #3 on the Top 200 LP Billboard album chart and on the UK Albums Chart at #32. It has sold 2 million copies in United States and was certified 2x Platinum.

Barbra Streisand - Emotion (1984) [Japan, 1st Press]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at April 16, 2017
Barbra Streisand - Emotion (1984) [Japan, 1st Press]

Barbra Streisand - Emotion (1984)
Pop/Rock, Electronic, Vocal | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans (PNG) | 46:21 Min | 521,12 Mb
Label: CBS/Sony Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# 32DP 188 | Released: 1984-12-21 (1984-10-09)

"Emotion" is the twenty-third studio album released by Barbra Streisand. It was released on October 9, 1984, and went platinum in the United States on December 18 the same year. This album was recorded in eleven studios in Los Angeles and two in New York with a multitude of producers and writers. The album was promoted by a music video of the title track "Emotion", starring Streisand, The Who's Roger Daltrey and Mikhail Baryshnikov. "Left in the Dark" also received a music video, reuniting Streisand with Kris Kristofferson, her costar from A Star Is Born. The album peaked at #19 on the US chart and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. According to the liner notes of Barbra's retrospective box set, Just for the Record, the album also received a record certification in the Netherlands.

Camel - Breathless (1978) {1991, Reissue, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 15, 2017
Camel - Breathless (1978) {1991, Reissue, Japan}

Camel - Breathless (1978) {1991, Reissue, Japan}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 269 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 112 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Deram / Polydor K.K. #POCD-1827

With Rain Dances, Camel began exploring shorter, more concise songs, but it wasn't until its follow-up, Breathless, that they truly made a stab at writing pop songs. Although they didn't completely abandon improvisational prog rock – there are several fine, jazzy interludes – most of the record is comprised of shorter songs designed for radio play. While the group didn't quite achieve that goal, Breathless is nevertheless a more accessible record than Camel's other albums, which tend to focus on instrumentals. Here, they try to be a straightforward prog rock band, and while the results are occasionally a little muddled, it is on the whole surprisingly successful.

Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams (Japan Tour Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 14, 2017
Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams (Japan Tour Edition) (2017)

Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams (Japan Tour Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 568 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 197 MB | 01:24:52
Alternative Rock, Brit Pop, Pop Rock, Funk | Label: Warner Music Japan | Release Year: 2017

Released swiftly after Ghost Stories just a year and a half, all things considered A Head Full of Dreams plays like a riposte to that haunted 2014 album. Where Chris Martin spent Ghost Stories in a mournful mood his sorrow perhaps derived from his divorce to Gwyneth Paltrow or perhaps not it's best not to read too much into the tabloid headlines the Coldplay leader sees nothing but sunshine and stars on A Head Full of Dreams. Martin gives away the game with his song titles. He's quite literally having "Fun" on an "Amazing Day," living for the weekend and viewing his impending middle age as nothing so much as the "Adventure of a Lifetime."
Roy Wood - On The Road Again (1979) {2008, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Japan}

Roy Wood - On The Road Again (1979) {2008, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 304 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 106 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Warner Bros. Records / Lost House Archive Club / Hayabusa Landings #LHAC-7015
Pop Rock / Country Rock / Art Rock / Rock & Roll

Roy Wood is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He was particularly successful in the 1960s and 1970s as member and co-founder of the Move, Electric Light Orchestra and Wizzard. As a songwriter, he contributed a number of hits to the repertoire of these bands. Wood will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 as a member of Electric Light Orchestra. On the Road Again is the third solo album by Roy Wood. The album was released only due to the intervention of Warner Bros. boss Mo Ostin, but it was only released in the United States, Germany and The Netherlands. The album includes guest appearances from Carl Wayne, Andy Fairweather-Low and John Bonham.
Phil Upchurch - Darkness, Darkness (1972) {Geffen Records Japan SHM-CD Mini LP UICY-93418 rel 2008}

Phil Upchurch - Darkness, Darkness (1972) {Geffen Records Japan SHM-CD Mini LP UICY-93418 rel 2008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 499 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 161 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 39 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2008 Blue Thumb Records / Geffen Records / Universal Japan | UICY-93418
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Blues / Jazz Funk / Guitar

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Phil Upchurch featuring the latest remastering and the high-quality SHM-CD format. Recorded in 1971, shortly after he departed Cadet where he served as a house sideman-playing on dozens of records and a prefferred guitarist for Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler, Phil Upchurch headed for the West Coast and Blue Thumb Records. Produced by Tommy LiPuma, Upchurch's Darkness, Darkness is his quintessential (double) album, full of laid-back funky grooves, elegant, mind-blowing guitar work, elegant string and horn arrangements, and fine Fender Rhodes work from Donny Hathaway with legendary session bassist Chuck Rainey and smooth jazz piano great Joe Sample in the house.

Finis Henderson - Finis (1983) {Japan Motown}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 23, 2017
Finis Henderson - Finis (1983) {Japan Motown}

Finis Henderson - Finis (1983) {Japan Motown}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 324MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

Within a refined setting of easy listening pop ballads and lightly funky up-tempo selections produced by Al McKay, Henderson proves himself an assured vocalist with mastery of clarity and phrasing. The problem here is the material isn't challenging enough – it's often formulaic and derivative of other early-'80s releases. Even a contribution from Stevie Wonder, "Crush on You," wanders into oblivion. But the singer's debonair tone and elegant, polished diction makes the weaker sound stronger. A perfect example is the mid-tempo "I'd Rather Be Gone," which suffers from a sleepy melody and clichéd rhythm arrangement.