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Pendragon - Passion (2011) {2017, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 23, 2017
Pendragon - Passion (2011) {2017, Japan}

Pendragon - Passion (2011) {2017, Japan}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 402 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 138 Mb
Covers Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Neo Prog | Belle Antique #BELLE-172775

Although progressive rock reached its commercial peak in the '70s, it certainly didn't disappear after the '70s. Progressive rock, after all these years, continues to be recorded, and this late 2010/early 2011 recording finds Pendragon still plugging away after 32 years. Pendragon have experienced some lineup changes along the way; the 21st century edition of the band heard on Passion unites two members of the original 1978 lineup (lead singer/guitarist Nick Barrett and bassist Peter Gee) with 1986 arrival Clive Nolan (keyboards) and 2008 arrival Scott Higham (drums). And stylistically, these prog veterans have definitely evolved; Pendragon still draw on old-school influences like Pink Floyd, Genesis, Jethro Tull, and King Crimson, but there are also post-'80s influences that range from Porcupine Tree to Radiohead…
Billy Bauer - Plectrist (1956) {Verve Japan MiniLP 24bit UCCV-9176 rel 2004}

Billy Bauer - Plectrist (1956) {Verve Japan MiniLP 24bit UCCV-9176 rel 2004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 162 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 78 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit/96kHz remaster
© 1956, 2004 Norgran Records / Verve / Universal Japan | Verve 60th Anniversary Series | UCCV-9176
Jazz / Cool / Guitar

Billy Bauer was an accomplished studio guitar player whose only studio date as a leader was this release, finally reissued as a part of the Verve Elite Edition limited edition CD series in 2000. Throughout the CD he is never overpowering, but a solid rhythmic player, whether essaying a gently swinging "Too Marvelous for Words" or a more sprightly "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To." Bauer also wrote several originals for the date, including the easygoing bop vehicle "Lincoln Tunnel," the tender ballad "Night Cruise," and the unaccompanied "Blue Mist." Accompanying Bauer is bassist Milt Hinton, drummer Osie Johnson, and the obscure pianist Arnold Ackers. While this won't be an essential CD for every jazz fan, those who acquire it will not be disappointed.
Mose Allison - Middle Class White Boy (1982) {2013, 24-bit Remaster, Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series, Japan}

Mose Allison - Middle Class White Boy (1982) {2013, 24-bit Remaster, Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 310 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 121 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Contemporary Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Elektra Musician / Warner Music Japan #8122-79600-9 / WPCR-27431

Released in 1982, Middle Class White Boy was Mose Allison's first recording in six years, and his debut for the fledgling and relatively short-lived Elektra Musician label run by Bruce Lundvall. Allison is featured here in a sextet setting. His fellow front-line players are saxophonist Joe Farrell and guitarist Phil Upchurch. The set is a well-blended collection of originals and covers including Muddy Waters' "Rollin' Stone," and Duke Ellington's "Just a Lucky So and So." As is his trademark, Allison effortlessly blends jazz, backwoods blues, and Southern hipster jive in a heady brew of fantastic musicianship…
Kenny Clarke & Francy Boland - The Golden Eight (1961) {Blue Note RVG 24bit Japan TOCJ-9544 rel 2003}

Kenny Clarke & Francy Boland - The Golden Eight (1961) {Blue Note RVG 24bit Japan TOCJ-9544 rel 2003}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 307 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 101 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1961, 2003 Blue Note / Toshiba-EMI Japan | RVG Mini LP | TOCJ-9544
Jazz / Bop / Progressive Jazz

Reissue of the album recorded with Dusko Goykovich, et al. 24bit digitally remastered. Cardboard sleeve (mini LP). This is one of the rarest of all Blue Note albums, and one that is a must for record collectors. The Francy Boland/Kenny Clarke big band was one of the most exciting orchestras of the 1960s and ‘70s. Much less known but also brilliant was a unique octet co-led by Boland and Clarke just prior to the big band.
Black Earth - 20 Years Of Dark Insanity: Japan Tour 2016 (2017) [Japanese Ed.] DVD+2CD

Black Earth - 20 Years Of Dark Insanity: Japan Tour 2016 (2017) [Japanese Ed.] DVD+2CD
DVD9 | Video: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Audio: LinearPCM, 2 ch | 6.8 Gb | 01:46:46
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 858 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 279 Mb | Scans | Mb | 52:47+57:54
Trooper Entertainment | QATE-90014
Melodic Death Metal

BLACK EARTH - the project featuring former and current members of ARCH ENEMY performing material from ARCH ENEMY's first three albums live on stage.
Charles Kynard - Woga (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45220}

Charles Kynard - Woga (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45220}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 242 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2017 Time / Mainstream Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-45220
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

Sweet organ lines, heavy drums, and a great little groove throughout – a tight batch of groovers from the mighty Charles Kynard! The keyboardist is in fine 70s form here – stepping away from the sparer sound of his albums for Prestige with a fuller style for Mainstream Records – in a groove that's almost part blacksploitation funk, thanks to some sharp backings from arranger Richard Fritz! The mighty Paul Humphrey is at the bottom of the set on nicely funky drums – and other players include Arthur Adams on guitar, Chuck Rainey on bass, and some great additional horns, which give the record a larger jazzy finish, but never get in the way of Kynard's lean, mean organ lines. There's a great version of "Rock Steady" on the album, one that has a great funky intro – plus the cuts "Shout", "Lime Twig", "Slop Jar", "Name The Missing Word", "Little Ghetto Boy", and "Hot Sauce".
Queensrÿche - Hear In The Now Frontier (1997) [Japan 2nd Press] Repost

Queensrÿche - Hear In The Now Frontier (1997) [Japan 2nd Press]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 444 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 148 Mb | Scans | 53 Mb | Time: 01:01:27
Toshiba-EMI Ltd. | TOCP-50160
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, ¿Alternative/Grunge?

Hear in the Now Frontier is the sixth studio album by the American heavy metal band Queensrÿche, released in 1997. It was partly recorded at Studio Litho in Seattle, the home studio of Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard, and was engineered and mixed by Toby Wright, who had recently worked with Alice In Chains.

Fight - A Small Deadly Space (1995) [Japan 1st Press] Repost  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Oct. 18, 2017
Fight - A Small Deadly Space (1995) [Japan 1st Press] Repost

Fight - A Small Deadly Space (1995) [Japan 1st Press]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 464 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 149 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:00:27
Epic/Sony Records | ESCA 6211
Thrash/Groove/Alternative/Heavy Metal

A Small Deadly Space is the second and final full-length studio album from the heavy metal band Fight, released first in Japan on April 12, 1995, with 11 tracks via Sony Music Entertainment. The music has a more grunge-oriented sound, making it less appealing to fans who had developed a taste for the previous album. The disc found Halford seeming like he was making a solid effort to not reproduce his Judas Priest sound. Indeed, the disc showed a Rob Halford who was staying more to the lower end of the register rather than screaming out in a Priest-ish display of vocal pyrotechnics. Overall, this is a great album, and certainly a nice bookend for the group's brief career.

Manfred Mann - Soul Of Mann (1967) {1993, Japan 1st Press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 18, 2017
Manfred Mann - Soul Of Mann (1967) {1993, Japan 1st Press}

Manfred Mann - Soul Of Mann (1967) {1993, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 181 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 94 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 39 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soul Jazz / Jazz Rock / Beat / Rhythm & Blues
Groovin' Move / Toshiba-EMI #TOCP-7943

Amidst their pop/rock, blues, and folk-rock, Manfred Mann peppered their early recordings with jazzy instrumentals that faintly suggested a jazz-rock direction. Soul of Mann, never issued in the U.S., is a compilation of most of these early instrumental efforts, which originally appeared on various singles, EPs, and LPs between 1963 and 1966 (though one song, "L.S.D.," and is actually a blues-rocker with a Paul Jones vocal). Instrumentals were not the band's forte, but this collection is more interesting than you might think. No one would put Manfred Mann on the level of a jazz artist like Oscar Peterson, but these cuts are executed with a surprising amount of style and wit…
Sonny Stitt - Stitt Plays Bird (1963) {Atlantic Japan WPCR-25116 Mini LP 24bit remastered rel 2006}

Sonny Stitt - Stitt Plays Bird (1963) {Atlantic Japan WPCR-25116 Mini LP 24bit remastered rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 316 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
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© 1963, 2006 Atlantic / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-25116
Jazz / Bebop / Bop / Saxophone

Special Feature / Bonus Track: 2 bonus tracks. After years of staying free of comparisons with Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt steps confidently into a set of compositions by the late, great one – sounding really wonderful in his own interpretations of these classics! The album's got the same simple and focused still as Stitt's best work on Roost – and although the compositions are all by Bird, the overall sound is still very much Sonny's own – especially given the wonderful sense of space and timing brought to some of the performances! The group's an unusual one, especially for Stitt – and features John Lewis on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Richard Davis on bass, and Connie Kay on drums – all offering a slightly more modern take on Bird than might be expected – especially through the angular lines on Hall's guitar.