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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.

VA - Extend The 80s: Pop (3CD) (2018)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 15, 2018
VA - Extend The 80s: Pop (3CD) (2018)

VA - Extend The 80s, Pop (3CD) (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 428 mb
Genre: pop, dance pop, synth pop, R&B, soul, hip-hop, rap

Extend The 80s: Pop is a 3CD compilation released in 2018 focusing on some of the great pop music of the 1980's. You can hear what it was like in a pre-MTV world vs. a post-MTV world plus all of the delights in between.
Paul McCartney - Pure McCartney (2016) {4CD Box Set, Deluxe Edition, Japan}

Paul McCartney - Pure McCartney (2016) {4CD Box Set, Deluxe Edition, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,61 Gb | Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 389 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock | Concord Music / MPL / Universal Music #UCCO-8003

Touted as a personally curated compilation by Paul McCartney, Pure McCartney is the first McCartney compilation since 2001's Wingspan: Hits and History. A full 15 years separated this and Wingspan, longer than the span between that double-disc set and 1987's All the Best, but the 2001 set also stopped cold in 1984, leaving over 30 years of solo McCartney recordings uncompiled on hits collections. In both its standard two-CD and deluxe four-disc incarnations, Pure McCartney attempts to rectify this, going so far as to include "Hope for the Future," his song for the 2014 video game Destiny. A fair chunk of the compilation rests upon songs heard on Wings Greatest, All the Best, and Wingspan – "Jet," "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey," "Another Day," "Mull of Kintyre," "Let Em In," "Band on the Run"…
Sade - Stronger Than Pride (1988) {2013, BSCD2, Remastered, Japan}

Sade - Stronger Than Pride (1988) {2013, BSCD2, Remastered, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 281 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 115 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 60 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Pop, Smooth Jazz | Epic / Legacy / Sony Music Japan #SICP 30203

After two LPs with little or no energy, Sade demonstrated some intensity and fire on her third release. Whether that was just an attempt to change the pace a bit or a genuine new direction, she had more animation in her delivery on such songs as "Haunt Me," "Give It Up," and the hit "Paradise." Not that she was suddenly singing in a soulful or bluesy manner; rather, Sade's dry and introspective tone now had a little more edge, and the lyrics were ironic as well as reflective. This was her third consecutive multi-platinum album, and it matched the two-million-plus sales level of her debut.
Earth And Fire - Golden Years of Dutch Pop Music: A & B Sides (2015)

Earth And Fire - Golden Years of Dutch Pop Music: A & B Sides (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Universal Music, 471 666-4 | ~ 1056 or 376 Mb | Scans(png) -> 289 Mb
Progressive Rock

This top notch Dutch band from The Hague had their pinnacle during the early Seventies when they delivered some outstanding 24 carat symphonic rock albums. EARTH AND FIRE was founded by the twin brothers Chris (guitar) and Gerard (keyboards) Koerts in '68. Soon bass player Hans Ziech, drummer Kees Kalis and singer Lisette joined them. Unfortunately Lisette had to give up singing because of a serious eye-disease and Kees Kalis left…

Katie Melua - Secret Symphony (2012) {HQCD, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 5, 2018
Katie Melua - Secret Symphony (2012) {HQCD, Japan}

Katie Melua - Secret Symphony (2012) {HQCD, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 233 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 91 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 118 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Pop | Dramatico / Evosound #EVSA186HQ

Secret Symphony is the fifth studio album by singer-songwriter Katie Melua, and was released on 5 March 2012. The album was recorded at Air Studios in London in collaboration with orchestrator and conductor Mike Batt. Melua said in a statement: "This album was going to be my 'singer's album'. I had always wanted to do this one day; singing other people's songs brings something out of you and your voice that isn't perhaps where you would have gone vocally with your own material." She added: "It stretches you. As it happened Mike and I did write a couple of new ones, but the general idea was to find songs by great writers such as Ron Sexsmith ('Gold In Them Hills')…
Roy Ayers - Virgo Vibes (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit}

Roy Ayers - Virgo Vibes (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 258 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1967, 2013 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27168 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Vibes

A far-reaching early gem from Roy Ayers – a set that's much more jazz-based than his later work, and a record that has him touching base with the Blue Note and Strata East sides of the jazz spectrum! The lineup here is incredibly hip – a mix of players that includes a young Charles Tolliver on trumpet, Harold Land and Joe Henderson on tenor, Jack Wilson on piano, and Reggie Workman on bass – not to mention Roy himself on some mighty great vibes! There's a surprising spiritual undercurrent to the music – pointing the way towards jazz to come in the 70s.

U2 - Songs of Experience (Japan Release) (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 4, 2018
U2 - Songs of Experience (Japan Release) (2017)

U2 - Songs of Experience (Japan Release) (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 01:15:05 | 172.39 Mb | Cover
Pop Rock | Country: Ireland | Label: Island

Songs of Experience is the fourteenth studio album by Irish rock band U2. Released on 1 December 2017, it was produced by Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder with Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow, Jolyon Thomas, Brent Kutzle, Paul Epworth, Danger Mouse, and Declan Gaffney. The album is intended to be a companion piece to U2's previous record, Songs of Innocence (2014). Whereas its predecessor explored the group members' adolescence in Ireland in the 1970s, Songs of Experience thematically is a collection of letters written by lead vocalist Bono to people and places closest to his heart. The personal nature of the lyrics reflects a "brush with mortality" that he had during the album's recording.

Duran Duran - Paper Gods Japan Tour (2017) [HDTV, 1080i]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 3, 2018
Duran Duran - Paper Gods Japan Tour (2017) [HDTV, 1080i]

Duran Duran - Paper Gods Japan Tour (2017)
TS: MPEG2 1920x1080, 29.97fps | Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 192kbps
Rock, New Wave | 01:53:07 | ~ 17.37 Gb

Duran Duran are an English new wave and synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. The band grew from alternative sensations in 1982 to mainstream pop stars by 1984. By the end of the decade, membership and music style changes challenged the band before a resurgence in the early 1990s…

Diana Krall - When I Look In Your Eyes (Japan Edition) (1999)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 2, 2018
Diana Krall - When I Look In Your Eyes (Japan Edition) (1999)

Diana Krall - When I Look In Your Eyes (Japan Edition) (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u, artworks - 352 MB | 00:59:30
Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Impulse!

With this CD, the young Canadian singer/pianist/arranger joins forces with producer Tommy LiPuma who places his orchestral stamp on eight of the 13 tracks. It is the latest attempt to push Krall to an even wider pop/smooth jazz audience than she already enjoys. After all, Nat Cole, Wes Montgomery, and George Benson, among others, went this route. Wonder if she'd agree the cuts sans strings were more fun and challenging? Krall does get to it with central help from bassists John Clayton and Ben Wolfe, drummers Jeff Hamilton and Lewis Nash, and guitarist Russell Malone, all stellar players. Krall's voice is sweet and sexy.