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The Jamaica Boys - J-Boys (1989) {Warner Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 7, 2017
The Jamaica Boys - J-Boys (1989) {Warner Japan}

The Jamaica Boys - J-Boys (1989) {Warner Japan}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 323MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 128MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Jazz-Funk

This is the second album of The Jamaica Boys - a Queens based funk trio. Although marketed in rap circles, The Jamaica Boys were really more of a fusion trio with composer/multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller, drummer Lenny White, and singer Mark Stevens combining forces. They made pleasant music, and occasionally Miller would come up with an inspired riff. But the most distinctive thing about this album in retrospect was the fact that Stevens was Chaka Khan's brother.
The Art Farmer Quartet featuring Jim Hall - Interaction (1963) {Atlantic Warner Japan 30XD-1039 rel 1988}

The Art Farmer Quartet featuring Jim Hall - Interaction (1963) {Atlantic Warner Japan 30XD-1039 rel 1988}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 231 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 87 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963, 1988 Atlantic / Warner Japan | 30XD-1039
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Flugelhorn / Guitar

This [reissue] restores to circulation a strong Atlantic date from Art Farmer's immediate post-Jazztet period and features Farmer's quartet playing standards with swinging subtlety. Interaction, from 1963, is a vehicle for the intertwining improvisations of guitarist Jim Hall and Farmer, on flügelhorn, who weaves through and around Hall's sublimely understated lines with disarming ease, elegance, and sensitivity.

Tribal Tech - Face First (1993) {Warner Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 7, 2016
Tribal Tech - Face First (1993) {Warner Japan}

Tribal Tech - Face First (1993) {Warner Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 484MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 203MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Although it was their sixth album overall, Tribal Tech's 1993 release, Face First, was only the second to feature the still-existing lineup of guitarist Scott Henderson, bassist Gary Willis, keyboardist Scott Kinsey, and drummer Kirk Covington. Previously, Henderson and Willis had juggled lineups and eased further away from traditional jazz toward improvisational fusion through the 1985-1991 albums Spears, Dr. Hee, Nomad, and Tribal Tech. But the quartet of musical leftists gelled on Face First, improving on its promising 1992 debut, Illicit.

Charlie Mariano - Mirror (1972) {Warner Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 17, 2016
Charlie Mariano - Mirror (1972) {Warner Japan}

Charlie Mariano - Mirror (1972) {Warner Japan}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 250MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 105MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Charlie Mariano's MIRROR ranks with the best JAZZ ROCK ever recorded! I'm dead serious. If you love Zappa's GRAND WAZOO, Embryo's ROCKSESSION, Return to Forever's NO MYSTERY, or Mahavishnu Orchestra's BIRDS OF FIRE, then you WILL LOVE THIS ALBUM! I've been a fan of Mariano's sax playing, as well as his world music-jazz fusion for awhile, even tho I never looked into buying any of his solo albums. CHARLIE MARIANO started out playing with Mingus (Black Saint and the Sinner Woman). ~ W.T. Hoffman
Muse - Drones (2015) [CD+DVD] {Warner Japan Special Edition, WPZR-30647~8}

Muse - Drones (2015) [CD+DVD] {Warner Japan Special Edition, WPZR-30647~8}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 381 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 126 Mb
DVD5 -> 1.60 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 16:9 | LinearPCM, 2 ch | ~ 53m | ISO Image | Sub: Japanese
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 69 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Warner Bros. Records Japan / Helium 3 / Muse | WPZR-30647~8
Rock / Alternative / Post-Grunge / Neo-Prog

Muse, and Matt Bellamy in particular, make no bones about Drones: their seventh album is political through and through, a bold statement concerning the dehumanization of modern warfare. As Muse is not a subtle band – any suspicion they were is erased by the artwork depicting a hand controlling the joystick of an office drone controlling a joystick directing drones – it's hard to avoid their conclusion that war is bad, but this inclination to write everything in bold, italicized capital letters is an asset when it comes to music, particularly here where they've teamed with legendary hard rock producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange.

Narada Michael Walden - Confidence (1982) {Warner Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 19, 2015
Narada Michael Walden - Confidence (1982) {Warner Japan}

Narada Michael Walden - Confidence (1982) {Warner Japan}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 287MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

Albums like this are why CD reissues exist and why Wounded Bird are so important. There are handfulls of classics from the jazz-funk-R&B world in the 70's and 80's that are definately lost classics and many with huge commercial potencial that never came close to getting it.Narada Michael Walden's 1982 date 'Confidance' is among them.

John McLaughlin - Mahavishnu (1984) {Warner Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 6, 2014
John McLaughlin - Mahavishnu (1984) {Warner Japan}

John McLaughlin - Mahavishnu (1984) {Warner Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 252MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Mahavishnu is an album by the Mahavishnu Orchestra, released in 1984 by Warner Bros. Records. During the 1980s, John McLaughlin reformed the Mahavishnu Orchestra for release of the two albums Mahavishnu and Adventures in Radioland. This band's overall sound was radically different from the original Mahavishnu Orchestra, in particular because of McLaughlin's extensive use of the Synclavier synthesiser system.

Hermeto Pascoal - Slaves Mass (1977) {Warner Japan}  

Posted by tiburon at June 24, 2015
Hermeto Pascoal - Slaves Mass (1977) {Warner Japan}

Hermeto Pascoal - Slaves Mass (1977) {Warner Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 542MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Fusion

Hermeto Pascoal, the Brazilian multi-instrumentalist whose contribution to jazz is beyond measure ever since the short-lived Quarteto Novo and his collaboration with Miles Davison Live Evil, surrounds himself with a stellar line-up on this long awaited reissue. With an impressive ensemble including Weather Report's Chester Thompson and Alphonso Johnson, and with long-time friends Airto Moreira and Flora Purimas producers, Hermeto opts for a collective approach.
Herbie Mann - Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty (1970) {Warner Japan}

Herbie Mann - Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty (1970) {Warner Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 249MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Although it followed a formula similar to the hugely successful Memphis Underground, Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty stands on its own as a superb example of the fusion of jazz with '60s soul music, a genre that Herbie Mann stood atop at the time of its release. In addition to Mann band members Roy Ayers, Miroslav Vitous and Bruno Carr, the recording employs the Muscle Shoals rhythm section that had played together on numerous soul hits of the '60s, including those of Aretha Franklin. Standout cuts include the title track, with the its horn-driven groove; Sharrock's "Blind Willy," featuring a jew's-harp hook; and a smoldering version of Lennon & McCartney's "Come Together."
Widespread Panic - Widespread Panic (Warner Japan WPCP-4418) (JP 1991, First Press, Promo)

Widespread Panic - Widespread Panic (Warner Japan WPCP-4418) (JP 1991, First Press, Promo)
1991 | FLAC | EAC, LOG & CUE | 300dpi Artwork Scans | 573 MB