Japan

Howlin' Wolf - Message To The Young (1971) {Universal Music Japan UICY-76529 rel 2014}

Howlin' Wolf - Message To The Young (1971) {Universal Music Japan UICY-76529 rel 2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 200 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 72 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2014 Chess Records / Geffen Records / Universal Music Japan | UICY-76529
Blues / Electric Blues / Chicago Blues

Funky blues work from Howlin Wolf – his key entry into the funked-up genre that Chess Records was cutting at the end of the 60s with other blues artists like Etta James, Bo Diddley, and Muddy Waters! As on records with those artists, Wolf's older modes are updated here for a hipper, younger audience – backed up with a bouncing batch of electrified backings arranged by Sonny Thompson, and conducted by Thompson and Cash McCall, the latter of whom is most likely playing a bit of guitar here. Tracks are a bit longer than usual, and filled with plenty of heavy guitar bits next to the vocals – and titles include "I Smell A Rat", "Miss James", "If I Were A Bird", "She's Lookin Good", "Turn Me On", and "Message To The Young".
Charles Mingus & Jazz Artists Guild - Newport Rebels (1960) {Candid Japan KICJ 8386 rel 2001}

Charles Mingus & Jazz Artists Guild - Newport Rebels (1960) {Candid Japan KICJ 8386 rel 2001}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 247 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 32 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1960, 2001 Candid / King Records Japan | KICJ 8386 | 24bit mastering
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Post Bop

In 1960 bassist Charles Mingus helped to organize an alternative Newport Jazz Festival in protest of Newport's conservative and increasingly commercial booking policy. The music on this LP (which has been reissued on CD) features some of the musicians who participated in Mingus's worthy if short-lived venture. Trumpeter Roy Eldridge performs three numbers with pianist Tommy Flanagan, Mingus and drummer Jo Jones; of greatest interest is "Mysterious Blues" for it adds trombonist Jimmy Knepper and the unique altoist Eric Dolphy successfully to the group. The other selections match up drummers Max Roach and Jo Jones with Roach's quintet (featuring trumpeter Booker Little) on "Cliff Walk" and feature singer Abbey Lincoln on "Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do."
D'Angelo - Live At The Jazz Cafe, London +1 (1996) {2001 Toshiba/EMI Japan CD}

D'Angelo - Live At The Jazz Cafe, London +1 (1996) {Toshiba/EMI Japan CD}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 326 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 149 mb
Genre: R&B, soul

Live At The Jazz Cafe, London +1 is a 1996 Japan-only EP by American soul singer Michael Archer, better known under the mononym D'Angelo. This was originally a UK-only EP. Upon the release of D'Angelo's second album Voodoo, Toshiba-EMI decided to release the EP in Japan with an extra track, a cover of "Heaven Must Be Like This" that also came from the same Jazz Cafe performance. Some of these songs were released as B-sides on singles in other countries.

The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971) [Japan (mini LP) 2007]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 18, 2017
The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971) [Japan (mini LP) 2007]

The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971) [Japan (mini LP) 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 412 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 149 Mb | Scans | Time: 59:29
Warner Music Japan | WPCR-12721
Psychedelic Rock, Jazz Fusion, Blues Rock, Classic Rock

L.A. Woman is the sixth studio album by the American rock band the Doors, released on April 19, 1971, on Elektra Records. It is the last to feature the group's lead singer, Jim Morrison, who died three months after the album's release. It saw the band continue to integrate elements of blues back into their music, a direction begun with their previous album, Morrison Hotel. It was also recorded without record producer Paul A. Rothchild after he fell out with the group over the perceived lack of quality of their studio performances. Subsequently, the band co-produced the album with longtime sound engineer Bruce Botnick.

The Doors - The Soft Parade (1969) [Japan (mini LP) 2007]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 18, 2017
The Doors - The Soft Parade (1969) [Japan (mini LP) 2007]

The Doors - The Soft Parade (1969) [Japan (mini LP) 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 379 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 143 Mb | Scans | Time: 54:53
Warner Music Japan | WPCR-12719
Psychedelic Rock, Jazz Fusion, Blues Rock, Art Rock, Classic Rock

The Soft Parade is the fourth studio album by the American rock band the Doors, and was released on Elektra Records on July 18, 1969. Most of the album was recorded following a grueling tour during which the band was left with little time to compose new material. Record producer Paul A. Rothchild recommended a total departure from the Doors' first three albums: develop a fuller sound by incorporating brass and string arrangements provided by Paul Harris. Lead singer Jim Morrison, who was dealing with personal issues and focusing more on his poetry, was less involved in the songwriting process, leaving guitarist Robby Krieger to increase his own creative output. As a result, The Soft Parade is a somewhat uneven album that is less unified compared to previous works by the Doors.

The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968) [Japan (mini LP) 2007]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 18, 2017
The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968) [Japan (mini LP) 2007]

The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968) [Japan (mini LP) 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 452 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 165 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:04:52
Warner Music Japan | WPCR-12718
Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock, Acid Rock, Classic Rock

Waiting for the Sun is the third studio album by the American rock band the Doors, recorded from February to May 1968 and released in July 1968. It became the band's first and only No. 1 album, spawning their second US number one single, "Hello, I Love You". It also became the band's first hit album in the UK, where it peaked at No. 16 on the chart.

The Doors - Strange Days (1967) [Japan (mini LP) 2007]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 18, 2017
The Doors - Strange Days (1967) [Japan (mini LP) 2007]

The Doors - Strange Days (1967) [Japan (mini LP) 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 279 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 106 Mb | Scans | Time: 40:43
Warner Music Japan | WPCR-12717
Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock, Acid Rock, Classic Rock

Strange Days is the second studio album by the American rock band The Doors. Released in September 1967, it was a commercial success, reaching No. 3 on the Billboard 200 album chart and eventually earning a RIAA platinum certification. The album also yielded the Top 30 hit singles "People Are Strange" and "Love Me Two Times".

The Doors - The Doors (1967) [Japan (mini LP) 2007]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 18, 2017
The Doors - The Doors (1967) [Japan (mini LP) 2007]

The Doors - The Doors (1967) [Japan (mini LP) 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 361 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 131 Mb | Scans | Time: 52:10
Warner Music Japan | WPCR-12716
Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock, Acid Rock, Classic Rock

The Doors is the debut album by the American rock band the Doors, released on January 4, 1967. The album features their breakthrough single "Light My Fire" and the lengthy song "The End" with its Oedipal spoken word section. The Doors was not only one of the albums most central to the progression of psychedelic rock; it is also one of the most acclaimed recordings in all of popular music. In 2012, it was ranked number 42 in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 greatest albums of all time.

Vasen - Live In Japan (2005) {CD+DVD5 PAL NorthSide NSD6087}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 17, 2017
Vasen - Live In Japan (2005) {CD+DVD5 PAL NorthSide NSD6087}

Väsen - Live In Japan (2005) {CD+DVD5 PAL NorthSide NSD6087}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 455 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 151 Mb
DVD5 -> 2.17 Gb | All Regions | PAL 4:3 | LPCM, 2 ch | ~ 60 min | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 104 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 NorthSide / Väsen and East Side | NSD6087
Folk / Nordic Folk / Sweden / Acoustic Trio

Väsen have been around for well over a decade, refining their sound and producing a series of delightful albums, first for their Swedish home market and then finding a global audience. Just how far they reach now is evident from the fact they recorded this live disc in Japan. The humor in their sound is more evident live, but the delightful interplay between nyckelharpa, fiddle, and guitar is apparent throughout, right from the opener, "Björkbergspolskan." The material largely draws from their last two discs, which is fine – those albums were two of the best of their lengthy career.
Sting - Bring On The Night (1986) 2CD [Japan (mini LP) SHM-CD, 2017]

Sting - Bring On The Night (1986) 2CD [Japan (mini LP) SHM-CD, 2017]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 584 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 214 Mb | Scans | 189 Mb
A&M Records/Universal Music Japan | UICY-78278/9
Pop Rock, Soft Rock, New Wave, Jazz/Funk

Bring on the Night is a 1986 live album by Sting recorded over the course of several live shows in 1985 and released in 1986. The title is taken from a song by The Police from their 1979 album Reggatta de Blanc. The songs performed include Sting's early solo material from the studio album The Dream of the Blue Turtles, and from his time with The Police, with a few of the performances played as medleys of the two. Despite not featuring any hit singles, the album reached number 16 on the UK Album Charts and won Sting a Grammy Award in 1988 for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male.