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Elton John - Elton John (1970) [1988, Japan]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at July 7, 2017
Elton John - Elton John (1970) [1988, Japan]

Elton John - Elton John (1970) [1988, Japan]
Rock, Pop Rock, Classic Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 40:01 Min | 386,36 Mb
Label: DJM Records/Nippon Phonogram Co., Ltd. (Japan) | Cat.# 23PD-106 | Released: 1988-12-21 (1970-04-10)

"Elton John" is the second album by English singer-songwriter Elton John, released in April 1970. However, because it was his first album released in America, many people there assumed it was his first album, as "Empty Sky" was not released in the US until 1975. Elton John includes his breakthrough hit, "Your Song", and helped to establish his career during what was considered the "singer-songwriter" era of popular music. In the US, it was certified gold in February 1971 by the RIAA. In the same year, it was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
David Matthews & Electric Birds - Digital Love (1979) {Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series KICJ-2371 rel 2014}

David Matthews & Electric Birds - Digital Love (1979) {Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series KICJ-2371 rel 2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 298 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 106 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remastering
© 1979, 2014 Electric Bird / King Record Japan | KICJ-2371
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Fusion

Reissue with the latest 24-bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Fast and funky fusion from David Matthews – building off the sound of his later Kudu recordings with a sweet electric groove! The album's got a pretty full approach overall – with Matthews on electric piano, and directing a large group of players that includes Mike Maineri, Michael Brecker, Jon Faddis, Shunzo Ohno, and Ronnie Cuber – and a number of tracks feature a vocal chorus that includes Ullanda McCullough and Yvonne Lewis. The overall style is slick, but not in a bad way – and Matthews more than meets the Japanese fusion sound head to head for this non-US release from the time!

Santana - Abraxas (1970) {1983, Japan 1st press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at March 7, 2017
Santana - Abraxas (1970) {1983, Japan 1st press}

Santana - Abraxas (1970) {1983, Japan 1st press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 281 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 91 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 85 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Latin Rock, Jazz Fusion, Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock
CBS / Sony #35DP 58

The San Francisco Bay Area rock scene of the late '60s was one that encouraged radical experimentation and discouraged the type of mindless conformity that's often plagued corporate rock. When one considers just how different Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, and the Grateful Dead sounded, it becomes obvious just how much it was encouraged. In the mid-'90s, an album as eclectic as Abraxas would be considered a marketing exec's worst nightmare. But at the dawn of the 1970s, this unorthodox mix of rock, jazz, salsa, and blues…
Louis Van Dyke - Louis Van Dyke Plays Lennon-McCartney (1970) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4287}

Louis Van Dyke - Louis Van Dyke Plays Lennon-McCartney (1970) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4287}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 225 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 293 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1970, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4287
Jazz / Jazz Arrangement / Instrumental / Organ

Reissue with the latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. I first became aware of Louis Van Dyke on the "Fond Memories of Frank Rosolino" CD and it became apparent that here was a creative mind with impeccable jazz abilities who was able to play into the sound of whatever environment he chose. This recording could be by a very different musician than heard on the Rosolino album as Van Dyke is able to switch hats and maintain the integrity of whichever he is wearing at the time. What we have here is unusual to say the least: 9 songs by the Beatles performed in 1970 on the Flentrop Organ in the Netherlands Reformed Chuch at Loenen a.d. Vecht.

Yes - Time And A Word (1970) {1989, Japan 1st press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 15, 2016
Yes - Time And A Word (1970) {1989, Japan 1st press}

Yes - Time And A Word (1970) {1989, Japan 1st press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 253 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 96 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 18 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Atlantic / Warner-Pioneer #18P2-2882

Time and a Word, released in July 1970 by Atlantic Records, is the second album by the progressive rock band Yes. The group continued to follow their early musical direction of performing original material and cover versions of songs by pop, jazz, and folk artists. An orchestra was used on most of the album's songs; Peter Banks did not support the idea which resulted in him being replaced by Steve Howe after the album was released. Time and a Word became the group's first release to enter the UK chart at #45. It however failed to chart in the US and received mixed reviews from critics. During their UK tour in April 1970, guitarist Peter Banks was fired from the group…
Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - At The Frankfurt Jazz Festival (1970) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection Series}

Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - At The Frankfurt Jazz Festival (1970) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 358 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 122 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 198 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1970, 2012 Embryo / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27060 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Altoist Phil Woods' European Rhythm Machine was the most adventurous group he ever led, bordering on the avant-garde at times. The 1970 version (which includes pianist Gordon Beck, bassist Henri Texier and drummer Daniel Humair) is showcased on this 1986 reissue performing two group originals, Victor Feldman's "Joshua" and "Freedom Jazz Dance."
Sadao Watanabe - Round Trip (1970) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4233}

Sadao Watanabe - Round Trip (1970) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4233}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 330 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 268 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1970, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4233
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Modal Music / Saxophone / Flute

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. A pivotal record in the career of this brilliant Japanese saxophonist – a set recorded in New York with a trio players from the American scene – done in a style that's even more freewheeling than most of Sadao Watanabe's previous work! Watanabe had always worked with unusual tones and phrasing from the start – but this album has him really stretching out on long long tracks – working on both soprano sax and flute, with Chick Corea on acoustic and electric piano, Miroslav Vitous on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums! The title track is an open-ended jam that takes up all of side one – and Watanabe balances things out with a bit of lyricism from time to time, showing him to be as rich in conception as the regular sort of reed players who might have worked with a trio like this.

Dire Straits - Communiqué (1979) [Japan Target CD]  Music

Posted by v3122 at July 1, 2016
Dire Straits - Communiqué (1979) [Japan Target CD]

Dire Straits - Communiqué (1979)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Warner Bros., 3330-2 | ~ 259 or 110 Mb | Scans Included
Blues Rock / Classic Rock

Rushed out less than nine months after the surprise success of Dire Straits' self-titled debut album, the group's sophomore effort, Communiqué, seemed little more than a carbon copy of its predecessor with less compelling material…
Deep Purple - Scandinavian Nights: Live In Stockholm 1970 (1991) {Japan 1st press}

Deep Purple - Scandinavian Nights: Live In Stockholm 1970 (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 713 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 280 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 8 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive Rock | Metal Mania / Teichiku Records #TECP-40778~79

This early live set by Purple Mark II, complete on two discs, was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1970, and it showcases the band at its most extended. The jams on "Wring That Neck" and "Mandrake Root" clock in at around half an hour apiece. An instrumental version of the Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black" leads into the requisite drum solo, and also included is the longest-ever recording of "Child in Time." Some of this (especially "Mandrake Root") can be trying to the patience of someone who wasn't there. But this was the era when hundreds of bands were stretching out every night, and Purple, with the skills and imaginations of Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore to call on, did it better than many, at its climaxes reaching a fiery intensity matched by few others.

Rufus Thomas ‎- Do The Funky Chicken (1970) [2014 Japan]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at June 19, 2016
Rufus Thomas ‎- Do The Funky Chicken (1970) [2014 Japan]

Rufus Thomas ‎- Do The Funky Chicken (1970) [2014 Japan]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 491 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul | Label: Universal Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: UCCO-90355

Rufus Thomas' first album following Stax's break from the Atlantic had "Do the Funky Chicken" as its centerpiece, so the emphasis upon good-humored dance tunes was unsurprising. There were some weird moments, particularly the down-and-bestial seven-minute update of "Sixty Minute Man" (on which Rufus sounds like he's singing in tongues), a remake of "Bear Cat," and a two-part version of "Old McDonald Had a Farm."