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Foreign Direct Investment in Japan: Multinationals' Role in Growth and Globalization (repost)

Foreign Direct Investment in Japan: Multinationals' Role in Growth and Globalization
Cambridge University Press | 2008-03-10 | ISBN: 0521873681 | 288 pages | PDF | 1,6 MB

Elton John - Empty Sky (1969) [1987, Reissue] {Japan for USA}  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at June 21, 2018
Elton John - Empty Sky (1969) [1987, Reissue] {Japan for USA}

Elton John - Empty Sky (1969) [1987, Reissue] {Japan for USA}
Rock, Pop/Rock, Classic Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 41:38 Min | 363,71 Mb
Label: MCA Records (USA) | Cat.# MCAD-31000 | Released: 1987-07-27 (1969-06-06)

"Empty Sky" is the debut studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John, released on 6 June 1969. It would not be released in the United States until January 1975 (on MCA), with different cover art, well after John's fame had been established internationally.
Elvin Bishop - Juke Joint Jump (1975) [2013, Universal Music Japan UICY-75682] Repost

Elvin Bishop - Juke Joint Jump (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-75682 | ~ 266 or 95 Mb | Scans(png) -> 185 Mb
Blues, Blues Rock

Elvin Bishop's Macon Takeover continued on his second Capricorn album, which had a slightly less country feel than Let It Flow but continued to be dominated by twin guitar playing (courtesy of Bishop and Johnny "V" Vernazza) and honky tonk piano playing (from Phil Aaberg)…
Ray Bryant - Up Above the Rock (1968) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000 Series UCCU-90071}

Ray Bryant - Up Above the Rock (1968) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000 Series UCCU-90071}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 219 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 28 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1968, 2014 Cadet / Verve / Universal Music Japan | UCCU-90071
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering. One of the hardest, heaviest albums that Ray Bryant ever cut – even on the ballads – a monster little record that grabs you from the very first note! Ray did the arrangements for this one himself – working with his core trio that featured Ron Carter on bass and Grady Tate on drums, and adding in a twin-trumpet frontline that cooks the groove over the top with a really righteous sound!
Charles Lloyd - Discovery! (1964) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4277}

Charles Lloyd - Discovery! (1964) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4277}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 316 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 112 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 189 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1964, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4277 | 2014 DSD Remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. A wonderful bit of soul jazz – much less trippy than some of Charles Lloyd's later work, and handled with a soulful flair that's a mix of Coltrane spiritualism, with an even larger dose of the sort of post-Trane experiments in jazz that would crop up during the early 70s on smaller independent labels – a scene that Lloyd really influenced with albums like this! The record's quite advanced for its time – and features Charles' tenor and flute next to piano by Don Friedman, bass by either Richard Davis or Eddie Khan, and drums by Roy Haynes or JC Moses – on titles that include Lloyd's classic "Forest Flower", plus "Little Peace", "Love Song to A Baby", "Sweet Georgia Bright", and "Bizarre".
Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5106 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)

Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5106 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 281 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 168 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1964, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5106
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A brilliant album that proves that even at the height of his success, Lee Morgan was one of the freest thinkers on Blue Note – always coming up with fresh ideas that continued to grow his talents! The first cut on the album is keep roof of that fact – the title track "Search For The New Land" – a beautiful 16 minute exploration of modal jazz themes, with an unusual stop/start device as a means of ushering solos by different bandmates – including Wayne Shorter on tenor, Grant Green on guitar, and Herbie Hancock on piano!
Pink Floyd - Animals (1977) [1985, CBS/Sony 32DP-360, Japan] Repost

Pink Floyd - Animals (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CBS/Sony 32DP-360 | ~ 236 or 101 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 59 Mb
Progressive Rock | 1st Japan issue

Of all of the classic-era Pink Floyd albums, Animals is the strangest and darkest, a record that's hard to initially embrace yet winds up yielding as many rewards as its equally nihilistic successor, The Wall. It isn't that Roger Waters dismisses the human race as either pigs, dogs, or sheep, it's that he's constructed an album whose music is as bleak and bitter as that world view…
John Hiatt - Stolen Moments (1990) [2013, Universal Music Japan UICY-75581] Repost

John Hiatt - Stolen Moments (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-75581 | ~ 348 or 128 Mb | Scans(png) -> 174 Mb
Rock & Roll, Classic Rock

John Hiatt's highest-charting album yet is a step down from the dizzy heights of Bring the Family and Slow Turning, as he abandons his more acid commentaries and turns in a self-deprecating set full of promises of reformation and celebrations of marriage and family life. But the observations remain acute, and Hiatt's singing (so much camouflaged in his early days) is becoming his secret weapon.
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Play Lerner And Loewe (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4027}

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Play Lerner And Loewe (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4027}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 422 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 179 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4027
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop

Reissue with the latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. The music of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe – composers usually associated with the Broadway stage, brought into a whole new light here by the late 50s Jazz Messengers! The album's one of Art Blakey's more unusual outings – part of that great 1957 run away from Blue Note – but it cooks strongly with a lineup that includes Jackie McLean on alto, Johnny Griffin on tenor, and Bill Hardman on trumpet – all players who bring an unusual degree of bite to these tunes, while still reflecting the lyrical beauty within!
David Bowie - Station to Station (1976) [EMI TOCP-95049, Japan]

David Bowie - Station to Station (1976)
XLD | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2009 | EMI TOCP-95049 | ~ 261 or 92 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 6.65 Mb
Rock, Experimental, Glam

Taking the detached plastic soul of Young Americans to an elegant, robotic extreme, Station to Station is a transitional album that creates its own distinctive style. Abandoning any pretense of being a soulman, yet keeping rhythmic elements of soul, David Bowie positions himself as a cold, clinical crooner and explores a variety of style…