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Extreme - III Sides To Every Story (1992) [Japan SHM-CD, 2012]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 7, 2017
Extreme - III Sides To Every Story (1992) [Japan SHM-CD, 2012]

Extreme - III Sides To Every Story (1992) [Japan SHM-CD, 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 531 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 187 Mb | Scans | 54 Mb | Time: 01:16:11
A&M Records/Universal Music Japan | UICY-25147
Funk Metal, Hard Rock

Extreme's brand of hard rock balanced ambitious, progressive tendencies with catchy melodies owing more to the Beatles than anthemic arena rock; on III Sides to Every Story, the former tends to dominate. III Sides To Every Story is the third album by the Boston funk-metal band Extreme, released in 1992. It was the follow-up to the very successful Pornograffitti album. It was the last album with the band's original line-up: Gary Cherone, Nuno Bettencourt, Pat Badger and Paul Geary; Geary later left, and was replaced by Mike Mangini.

Extreme - Pornograffitti (1990) [Japan SHM-CD, 2012]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 7, 2017
Extreme - Pornograffitti (1990) [Japan SHM-CD, 2012]

Extreme - Pornograffitti (1990) [Japan SHM-CD, 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 457 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 160 Mb | Scans | 50 Mb | Time: 01:04:29
A&M Records/Universal Music Japan | UICY-25146
Funk Metal, Hard Rock

Extreme II: Pornograffitti (A Funked Up Fairy Tale) is the second album released by the Boston rock band Extreme. The title is a portmanteau of pornography and graffiti. The album sold very well, peaking at #10 on the Billboard 200, and was certified double platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA. It is the band's best selling album. Two singles from Pornograffiti, "More Than Words" and "Hole Hearted", reached the top-5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Two other tracks, "Decadence Dance" and "Get the Funk Out", reached the lower half of Billboard's rock chart.

Extreme - Extreme (1989) [Japan SHM-CD, 2012]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 7, 2017
Extreme - Extreme (1989) [Japan SHM-CD, 2012]

Extreme - Extreme (1989) [Japan SHM-CD, 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 320 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 117 Mb | Scans | 40 Mb | Time: 45:07
A&M Records/Universal Music Japan | UICY-25145
Funk Metal, Hard Rock

Extreme is the first studio album of Boston funk-metal band Extreme, released on March 14, 1989. Being released on a major label, the album sold modestly well at around 300,000 units. It produced four singles: "Little Girls", "Kid Ego", "Mutha (Don't Wanna Go to School Today)" and the radio-only "Play with Me". It was not until their next album, Pornograffitti, that the band become well known.
Johnny Smith - The Johnny Smith Foursome Vol.2 (1957) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29211}

Johnny Smith - The Johnny Smith Foursome Vol.2 (1957) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29211}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 182 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 71 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1957, 2017 Roost / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29211
Jazz / Cool / Guitar

Reissue with SHM-CD format and new 24bit remastering. In 1957, Johnny Smith was at the height of his artistic power when he cut this album for the Roost label. Smith had a patented method for shifting from single-string statements of the melody line to complex chordal structures with amazing ease. This ability is put to use for each of the cuts on this album, but is especially useful on such cuts as "Angel Eyes" and "You Go to My Head." Smith's guitar also seemed to have a one of a kind resonance to it, which energized every melody he played, whether on the melody itself or when improvising, making his playing immediately recognizable.

Nightwish - Once (2004) [Japan SHM-CD, 2012]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 4, 2017
Nightwish - Once (2004) [Japan SHM-CD, 2012]

Nightwish - Once (2004) [Japan SHM-CD, 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 506 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 176 Mb | Scans | 67 Mb | Time: 01:09:14
Thunderball667/Universal Music LLC | UICN-15006
Symphonic Power Metal

Once is the fifth studio album by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, released on 7 June 2004 by Spinefarm Records and Nuclear Blast. It is the last album to feature Tarja Turunen on lead vocals. Fronted by classically trained soprano Tarja Turunen, the Finnish band embraced metal's operatic side, and their contrast of arias and power chords turned out to be a popular one.
Johnny Smith - The Johnny Smith Foursome, Vol.1 (1957) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29210}

Johnny Smith - The Johnny Smith Foursome, Vol.1 (1957) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29210}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 156 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 65 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1957, 2017 Roost / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29210
Jazz / Cool / Guitar

Reissue with SHM-CD format and new 24bit remastering. An overlooked 50s set from guitarist Johnny Smith – one that features a piano added into his trio, hence the "foursome" in the title! The pianist here is Bob Pancoast, who has a fluid, sometimes gentle touch on the keys – one that spins out Smith's guitar a bit more than usual, with a lyrical flair that we really like – and which is sometimes a bit of a contrast to his better-known mellow mode. The rest of the group features Knobby Totah on bass and Jerry Segal on drums.
Johnny Smith - The Sound Of The Johnny Smith Guitar (1960) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29240}

Johnny Smith - The Sound Of The Johnny Smith Guitar (1960) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29240}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 201 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 83 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 64 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1960, 2017 Roost / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29240
Jazz / Cool / Guitar

Reissue with SHM-CD format and new 24bit remastering. The Johnny Smith sound is a wonderful one – not just the sound that he makes with his groundbreaking work on the strings of the guitar, but also the way he records the instrument – which set a new standard in jazz guitar albums, and also helped pave the way for countless generations to come! A date like this is a great example of the standard-setting work that Smith was able to give us in his prime – and the approach slightly updates the Smith guitar sound of the early 50s – clarifying it a bit, but still keeping that great tone right out front – with a group that includes Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Ed Shaughnessey on drums.

Arch Enemy - The Root Of All Evil (2009) [Japan SHM-CD, 2011]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 4, 2017
Arch Enemy - The Root Of All Evil (2009) [Japan SHM-CD, 2011]

Arch Enemy - The Root Of All Evil (2009) [Japan SHM-CD, 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 608 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 195 Mb | Scans | 107 Mb | Time: 01:18:19
Trooper Entertainment | QATE-10014
Melodic Death Metal

The Root of All Evil is a compilation album by the Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy, featuring re-recorded songs from the first three albums by the band - Black Earth, Stigmata, and Burning Bridges.

Arch Enemy - Rise Of The Tyrant (2007) [Japan SHM-CD, 2011]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 3, 2017
Arch Enemy - Rise Of The Tyrant (2007) [Japan SHM-CD, 2011]

Arch Enemy - Rise Of The Tyrant (2007) [Japan SHM-CD, 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 555 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 179 Mb | Scans | 120 Mb | Time: 01:09:42
Trooper Entertainment | QATE-10013
Melodic Death Metal

Rise of the Tyrant is the seventh album by the melodic death metal band Arch Enemy. Aggressive, melodic, original, awe-inspiring, dripping with hatred, and wonderfully executed. Rise of the Tyrant debuted at number 84 on the Billboard 200, selling around 8,900 copies. This surpasses Doomsday Machine, making it the band's highest-charting effort yet.
The Moe Koffman Quartet - The "Shepherd" Swings Again (1958) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29209}

The Moe Koffman Quartet - The "Shepherd" Swings Again (1958) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29209}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 159 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 70 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 82 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1958, 2017 Jubilee / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29209
Jazz / Bop / Flute

Reissue with SHM-CD format and new 24bit remastering. Canadian flutist Moe Koffman was delighted to have a hit on his hands after the success of his "The Swingin' Shepherd Blues," so this Jubilee LP became his immediate follow-up album. Joined by guitarist Ed Bickert, bassist Hugh Currie and drummer Ron Rully, Koffman wrote five new originals for this record, including the light and breezy "Flute Salad" and the hip swinger "Marty's Morgue." He also adds an easygoing take of Sonny Rollins' "Doxy," and a hard bop (with traces of funk in its introduction) arrangement of the standard "Alone Together." Koffman switches to alto sax for his intricate "Bermuda Schwartz" (which features a fine solo by Bickert and a few drum breaks), as well as on Rully's exotic composition "What Can You Do." Long out of print, consider this LP to be extremely rare.