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Charlie Shavers - Gershwin, Shavers & Strings (1954) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6130}

Charlie Shavers - Gershwin, Shavers & Strings (1954) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6130}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 132 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 74 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 187 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954, 2014 Solid Records / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6130 | LP BCP-27
Jazz / Bop / Trumpet

Reissue. Features the latest remastering. Includes a Japanese description, lyrics. Features original cover artwork. The music of George Gershwin, but taken to some great late night territory by the trumpet of Charlie Shavers! The album's a sublime "with strings" date – one that has Charlie blowing beautifully over backdrops from Sy Oliver – charts that certainly use some string instruments, but often in a very spare, mellow way – so that once Shavers gets going, his trumpet is right out front – often with a beautifully moody tone! Titles include "I've Got A Crush On You", "Embraceable You", "Liza", "Summertime", "But Not For Me", and "It Ain't Necessarily So".
Roger Taylor (Queen) - Solo Studio Albums Collection 1981-1998 (4CD) Japanese Releases [Re-Up]

Roger Taylor (Queen) - Solo Studio Albums 1981-1998 (4CD) Japanese Releases
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.23 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 445 Mb | Scans ~ 186 Mb
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Prog-Rock, Art Rock, Dance-Rock | Time: 03:14:11

Drummer and songwriter best known as a member of million-selling album hard rock/glam band Queen. Collection includes: Fun In Space (1981); Strange Frontier (1984); Happiness? (1994); Electric Fire (1998).

Scorpions - Savage Amusement (1988) [Japanese Ed. 2002]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at April 16, 2018
Scorpions - Savage Amusement (1988) [Japanese Ed. 2002]

Scorpions - Savage Amusement (1988) [Japanese Ed. 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Scans
306 Mb | 93 Mb | Time: 37:38
Toshiba-EMI Ltd. | TOCP-53209
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Savage Amusement is the tenth studio album by the German hard rock band Scorpions, released on 16 April 1988. It peaked at No. 5 in the USA, where it became platinum on 20 June 1988. The album was the follow-up to the successful Love at First Sting and had some musical differences when compared to its predecessor.

Scorpions - World Wide Live (1985) [Japanese Ed. 2002]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at April 16, 2018
Scorpions - World Wide Live (1985) [Japanese Ed. 2002]

Scorpions - World Wide Live (1985) [Japanese Ed. 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Scans
618 Mb | 186 Mb | 85 Mb | Time: 01:19:44
Toshiba-EMI Ltd. | TOCP-53208
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

World Wide Live is a live album by German rock band Scorpions released in 1985. The initial CD release featured 15 tracks (dropping "Another Piece of Meat", "Six-String Sting" and "Can't Get Enough", parts 1 & 2, due to time constraints), but the remastered edition of 1997 features the original album in full.

Cheap Trick - The Latest (2009) {US & Japanese Editions} RE-UP  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 13, 2018
Cheap Trick - The Latest (2009) {US & Japanese Editions} RE-UP

Cheap Trick - The Latest (2009) {US & Japanese Editions}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 635 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 197 Mb
Scans (PNG/JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 317 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Power Pop, AOR | Cheap Trick Unlimited #CTU 2009 / Victor Entertainment #VICP-64747

If calling their fifteenth studio album The Latest doesn't exactly suggest enthusiasm on the part of Cheap Trick, keep in mind that the band has never shown much enthusiasm for album titles anyway, titling two albums after their band and one after their hometown of Rockford, IL. The Latest follows 2006's Rockford by three years and does indeed offer the latest spin on the band's classic power pop, flowing naturally from that quite excellent back-to-basics set, offering another collection of 13 guitar-heavy pop tunes. After the brief, ominous opener "Sleep Forever," a misleading slice of spacy, hazy, mood rock fades away, Cheap Trick tear into the overlooked Slade gem "When the Lights Are Out," suggesting that The Latest will be a high-octane rock-fest, but apart from a handful of other moments – including the raging "Sick Man of Europe" and the "Slow Down" revamp "California Girl" – a lot of the record consists of thick Beatlesque psychedelia, an appealing shift in tactics that makes this something a little bit different than yet another Cheap Trick record.

Horslips - Drive The Cold Winter Away (1975) Japanese Reissue 2008  Music

Posted by Designol at April 12, 2018
Horslips - Drive The Cold Winter Away (1975) Japanese Reissue 2008

Horslips - Drive The Cold Winter Away (1975) Japanese Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 383 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans included | 00:38:33
British Folk-Rock, Celtic, Folk-Prog | Label: Strange Days | # POCE-1247

At a time when Horslips were rapidly drifting away from their quasi-traditional Irish roots, they unexpectedly delivered this gift-wrapped gem. With the exception of Barry Devlin's electric bass and John Fean's occasional contemporary guitar stylings, this is a solid traditional Irish album and certainly the most autochthonous recording by Horslips. All 13 of the selections are of Irish origin, among them three Turlough O'Carolan tunes including the sprightly "Sir Festus Burke" (it is unclear whether it was ever intended as a Christmas song). It unfolds into a Celtic "wall of sound" featuring Jim Lockhart's harpsichord, with banjo, flute, fiddle and guitar gradually joining in the round. "Thompson's/Cottage in the Grove" is a pair of reels that progress in much the same fashion. This time, the concertina of Charles O'Connor is followed by banjo, piano, whistle, bodhran and bones. The nearest this record gets to familiar holiday carol territory is found in a passage from the hornpipe "Piper in the Meadow Straying," which bears a calculated resemblance to "Don we now our gay apparel" from "Deck the Halls." This was a surprising and risky recording for a mid-'70s rock band, but it definitely rejuvenated them and paved the way for their 1976 tour de force Book of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony.

Horslips - The Tain (1973) Japanese Reissue 2008  Music

Posted by Designol at April 2, 2018
Horslips - The Tain (1973) Japanese Reissue 2008

Horslips - The Táin (1973) Japanese Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included | 00:42:17
British Folk-Rock, Celtic Rock, Prog-Rock | Label: Strange Days | # POCE-1244

The most ambitious and successful of their early albums, Horslips' most progressive creation, and maybe the most successful rock concept album ever done, The Tain is rock put into the service of epic storytelling (or is it the other way around?). Based on the Irish saga Tain Bo Cuailgne (The Cattle Raid of Cooley), part of the Ulster Cycle of heroic tales, it tells of war and carnage brought about over the possession of a white bull, inspired by events estimated to have taken place around 500 B.C. This is a long way from Chuck Berry or Little Richard, but it does rock hard, and unlike a lot of progressive rock, The Tain displays considerable tension and momentum. Some listeners will detect modest similarities to Jethro Tull's work (especially on "Charolais"), but there's a lot less meandering here than there is on Tull albums, the flute playing is better, and the material moves forward in a fairly nimble fashion. It would be easy to praise John Fean's guitar, but Jim Lockhart's flute is just as impressive, Charles O'Connor's violin playing is gorgeous, and Eamonn Carr's drumming is dazzling. And the vocals are quite good too, sweet but earthy and honest, and not self-consciously profound – these boys had ambition, but they weren't full of themselves or too given to pretensions.

Eleine - Until The End (2018) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at April 1, 2018
Eleine - Until The End (2018) [Japanese Ed.]

Eleine - Until The End (2018) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Scans
360 Mb | 113 Mb | 43 Mb | Time: 48:31
Marquee Inc./Avalon | MICP-11412
Symphonic Metal

Aesthetically symphonic metal has taken the pomp of hair metal and turned into a whole new institution. Looking at the promo shots for Eleines’ new album this is especially true. Merging and mixing styles frivolously and unabashedly willing to experiment with a black metal and one thousand and one gothic nights look. Which is all really cool but it’d be realized better if the music reflected the image.
Airborn - Lizard Secrets: Part One - Land Of The Living (2018) [Japanese Ed.]

Airborn - Lizard Secrets: Part One - Land Of The Living (2018) [Japanese Ed.]
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480 Mb | 145 Mb | 52 Mb | Time: 01:02:32
Spiritual Beast Co., Ltd. | IUCP-16284
Heavy/Power Metal

Torino, Italy-based power metal group Airborn issue fifth full-length studio album Lizard Secrets: Part One - Land Of The Living. Lizard Secrets marks the first installment in a trilogy of albums. Guesting are the following artists; laudio Ravinale of Disarmonia Mundi, Jan Bertram of Paragon, Alexis Woodbury of Instanzia, and Marius Danielsen of Legend Of Valley Doom and Darkest Sins.

The Siege of Tsingtau : The German-Japanese War 1914  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at March 31, 2018
The Siege of Tsingtau : The German-Japanese War 1914

The Siege of Tsingtau : The German-Japanese War 1914
by Charles Stephenson
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1526702924 | 273 Pages | True PDF | 9.1 MB