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Placebo - Battle for the Sun (2009) [Japan]  Music

Posted by a_l_chemist at Feb. 3, 2011
Placebo - Battle for the Sun (2009) [Japan]

Placebo - Battle for the Sun (2009) [Japan]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 56:24 min | Covers | 573 MB
Alternative Rock, Glam Rock | Label: Solitary Man Records | Catalog #: WINE-0014

Battle for the Sun is the sixth studio album by the alternative rock band Placebo. It was released on June 8, 2009 by Vagrant Records in USA/Canada and by Solitary Man Records in Japan.
Stanley Cowell Trio - Illusion Suite (1972) {ECM Japan POCJ-2793 rel 1999}

Stanley Cowell Trio - Illusion Suite (1972) {ECM Japan POCJ-2793 rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 193 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 25 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 1999 ECM Records | Japan Issue | POCJ-2793
Jazz / Post Bop / Hard Bop / Piano Trio

Six trio selections by the Stanley Cowell Trio, featuring Stanley Clarke on bass and Jimmy Hopps on skins. Elastic and flowing best describe the mellow "Maimoun"; Cowell's crisp keyboarding is determined and feisty, and Clarke's dark, moody bass solo consummates the excursion. Cowell and Clarke display amazing technique on "Ibn Mukhtarr Mustapha," and Hopps' impressionistic drumming is head clearing.
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!

Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams (Japan Tour Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 14, 2017
Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams (Japan Tour Edition) (2017)

Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams (Japan Tour Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 568 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 197 MB | 01:24:52
Alternative Rock, Brit Pop, Pop Rock, Funk | Label: Warner Music Japan | Release Year: 2017

Released swiftly after Ghost Stories just a year and a half, all things considered A Head Full of Dreams plays like a riposte to that haunted 2014 album. Where Chris Martin spent Ghost Stories in a mournful mood his sorrow perhaps derived from his divorce to Gwyneth Paltrow or perhaps not it's best not to read too much into the tabloid headlines the Coldplay leader sees nothing but sunshine and stars on A Head Full of Dreams. Martin gives away the game with his song titles. He's quite literally having "Fun" on an "Amazing Day," living for the weekend and viewing his impending middle age as nothing so much as the "Adventure of a Lifetime."
David Matthews presents Grand Cross - Grand Cross (1981) {Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series KICJ-2373 rel 2014}

David Matthews presents Grand Cross - Grand Cross (1981) {Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series KICJ-2373 rel 2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 263 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remastering
© 1981, 2014 Electric Bird / King Record Japan | KICJ-2373
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Fusion / Soul Jazz

Reissue with the latest 24-bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Mid-'80s big band recordings featuring the arrangements and compositions of David Matthews, mixing swing, bop, soul-jazz, and fusion influences. There's a blend between acoustic and electric, standards and originals, and tightly crafted ensemble-dominated arrangements and straight blowing material.
Toshiyuki Honda & Burning Waves - Spanish Tears (1980) {Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series KICJ-2407 rel 2014}

Toshiyuki Honda & Burning Waves - Spanish Tears (1980) {Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series KICJ-2407 rel 2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 261 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 101 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remastering
© 1980, 2014 Electric Bird / King Record Japan | KICJ-2407
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Fusion / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest 24-bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A Tokyo native born in 1957, Toshiyuki Honda is a professional saxophonist, composer, arranger, and producer. In 1978 he released his first album as a leader, "Burnin' Wave," while still a university student. As one of Japan's best-known saxophonists, Honda has since recorded with a host of world-celebrated musicians including Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, and Christopher Cross among others. Honda is also widely known for his versatile skills as a composer and arranger of scores for TV dramas, commercials, movies, and classical music genres.
VA - Lovin' Mighty Fire: Nippon Funk * Soul * Disco 1973-1983 (2017)

VA - Lovin' Mighty Fire: Nippon Funk * Soul * Disco 1973-1983
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front & back cover | 59:56 min | 383 MB
Label: BGP Records - CDBGPD 299 | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017
Funk, Soul, Disco

Lovin Mighty Fire is Howard Williams third Japanese music compilation for the Ace Records house of labels - this time, for BGP International. Assembled in between his job as a record distributor and his monthly Japan Blues show for NTS radio, the first two have taken a look at the late 50s for a blast of Japanese rockabilly (Nippon Rock n Roll CDWIKD 313), then the 60s and 70s for a romp in Japanese surf music (Nippon Guitars CDWIKD 297).
Phil Upchurch - Darkness, Darkness (1972) {Geffen Records Japan SHM-CD Mini LP UICY-93418 rel 2008}

Phil Upchurch - Darkness, Darkness (1972) {Geffen Records Japan SHM-CD Mini LP UICY-93418 rel 2008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 499 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 161 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 39 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2008 Blue Thumb Records / Geffen Records / Universal Japan | UICY-93418
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Blues / Jazz Funk / Guitar

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Phil Upchurch featuring the latest remastering and the high-quality SHM-CD format. Recorded in 1971, shortly after he departed Cadet where he served as a house sideman-playing on dozens of records and a prefferred guitarist for Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler, Phil Upchurch headed for the West Coast and Blue Thumb Records. Produced by Tommy LiPuma, Upchurch's Darkness, Darkness is his quintessential (double) album, full of laid-back funky grooves, elegant, mind-blowing guitar work, elegant string and horn arrangements, and fine Fender Rhodes work from Donny Hathaway with legendary session bassist Chuck Rainey and smooth jazz piano great Joe Sample in the house.

Finis Henderson - Finis (1983) {Japan Motown}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 23, 2017
Finis Henderson - Finis (1983) {Japan Motown}

Finis Henderson - Finis (1983) {Japan Motown}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 324MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

Within a refined setting of easy listening pop ballads and lightly funky up-tempo selections produced by Al McKay, Henderson proves himself an assured vocalist with mastery of clarity and phrasing. The problem here is the material isn't challenging enough – it's often formulaic and derivative of other early-'80s releases. Even a contribution from Stevie Wonder, "Crush on You," wanders into oblivion. But the singer's debonair tone and elegant, polished diction makes the weaker sound stronger. A perfect example is the mid-tempo "I'd Rather Be Gone," which suffers from a sleepy melody and clichéd rhythm arrangement.

Roger Hatcher ‎- R & Better (1977) [2015 Japan]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at March 19, 2017
Roger Hatcher ‎- R & Better (1977) [2015 Japan]

Roger Hatcher ‎- R & Better (1977) [2015 Japan]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 253 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Funk / Soul | Label: KTI Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: KTIC-1006

Roger Hatcher's biggest claim to fame is being a cousin to Edwin Starr (aka Charles Hatcher). Unfortunately, Hatcher's success hasn't come close to Edwin's. A prolific songwriter, Roger has written more than 1,000 songs. His two biggest successes were an album cut by the Dramatics of his "I Dedicate My Life to You," and Clarence Carter's rendition of "I Got Caught," a deep soul classic. Clarence added a rap and scored on the R&B charts with the Hatcher song. Roger Hatcher was born in Birmingham, AL, in 1946. His two older brothers, Will and Roosevelt, inspired him musically – Will played sax and Roosevelt sang. Hatcher wrote his first song, "I Need Someone," at Hayes High in Birmingham, where he would develop tunes on the piano in the music room. Hatcher had no formal training and played by ear.