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Blur - The Great Escape (1995) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012 [Re-Up]

Blur - The Great Escape (1995) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 902 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb | Scans ~ 37 Mb
Alternative Rock, BritPop, Dance Rock | Label: EMI Music Japan | # TOCP 71342-43 | 02:12:18

To celebrate the 21st anniversary of their debut release, Blur s fourth album The Great Escape has now been remastered from the original tapes by Frank Arkwright, with the remastering overseen by legendary original producer, Stephen Street. Whilst Parklife took Blur stratospheric, The Great Escape maintained the band s success with their second successive No 1 entry into the album charts, with the September 1995 release going on to sell three times platinum. Accompanying the remastered album, the bonus disc of The Great Escape Special Edition crams in 18 tracks, including all the b-sides from all formats of the Country House, The Universal, Stereotypes and Charmless Man singles. Among these b-sides are nestled a duet version of To The End between Damon and Francoise Hardy, the Live It! remix of Entertain Me and four tracks taken from the now legendary 1995 Blur gig at Mile End Stadium. Completing the bonus disc are two live tracks from Blur s show at the Budokan arena in Tokyo (both of which were only previously released on the Japanese-only single release of It Could Be You), plus the instrumental Eine Kleine Lift Musik, which originally formed part of the Help War Child compilation released in 1995.
Hansen & Friends - Thank You Wacken (2017) [Japanese Ltd. Ed.] DVD+CD

Hansen & Friends - Thank You Wacken (2017) [Japanese Ltd. Ed.] DVD+CD
DVD5 | Video: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Audio: Dolby AC3, 2 ch | 4.2 Gb | Scans | Time: 01:19:29
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 641 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 211 Mb | Scans | 52 Mb | Time: 01:22:51
Ward Records Inc. | GQBS-90300~1
Heavy/Power Metal

What a show. What an audience. What a festival. THANK YOU WACKEN! For thirty years now Kai Hansen is one of the iconic figures of heavy metal and with no doubt one of the most influential guitarists and singers to emerge from Germany. First with ground-breaking band HELLOWEEN (of which Hansen is one of the founding members) and later with GAMMA RAY, one of the bands that contributed to define the genre power metal, bringing it to generation of devoted fans worldwide since its first album.

Katy Perry - Witness (2017) {Japanese Deluxe Edition}  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 21, 2017
Katy Perry - Witness (2017) {Japanese Deluxe Edition}

Katy Perry - Witness (2017) {Japanese Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + Log + m3u ~ 451 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 302 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Dance | Capitol Records / Universal Music Japan #UICC-90006

Katy Perry achieved maturation with Prism, the 2013 album anchored on the self-empowerment anthem "Roar" and the club smash "Dark Horse." Considering how "Roar" scored the closing stages of Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, it would've seemed like a logical move for Perry to build upon its adult alternative affirmation but she's instead chosen to use "Dark Horse" as a blueprint for Witness, the long-awaited 2017 successor to Prism. Perhaps Perry shifted her approach after "Rise," the "Roar"-alike written for the 2016 Olympics that she also performed at that year's Democratic National Convention, failed to crack the Top Ten, perhaps she always planned to construct this album with electronic beats and synths, but Witness is so slick with synths it seems slippery…
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sounds Of The South/MCA Years 1973-1988 (2007) [Japanese LTD mini-LP CD, Promo Box Set]

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sounds Of The South/MCA Years 1973-1988 (2007) [Japanese LTD mini-LP CD, Promo Box Set]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 3.4 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1.3 Gb | Scans | TTime: 08:23:44
Genre: Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Universal (Japan) | Cat.№: UICY-90400/7

LYNYRD SKYNYRD Sounds Of The South/MCA Years 1973-1988 (Limited edition 2007 promotional Japanese box set) contains Lynyrd Skynyrd's original MCA albums digitally remastered and expanded and housed in miniature LP sleeves [One More For The Road is a double CD], all of whichare promo-stamped. Five of the albums include bonus tracks and each includes replica liner notes or picture inserts. Not least there are two booklets: an extensive 80-page booklet with English lyrics and specific notes onthe bonus tracks + a 28-page booklet about the boxand album reissues themselves.

Unleash The Archers - Apex (2017) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at June 21, 2017
Unleash The Archers - Apex (2017) [Japanese Ed.]

Unleash The Archers - Apex (2017) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 486 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 166 Mb | Scans | 52 Mb | Time: 01:05:03
Spiritual Beast Co., Ltd. | IUCP-16266
Power/Melodic Death Metal

10 years of UNLEASH THE ARCHERS! These heavy metal heroes are celebrating this honour with an exhilarating feast on "Apex", their fourth masterpiece. This one will take nerves of steel; from its opener “Awakening” to the closing title track, the listener will partake in a furious adventure, weaving through elements of the strongest metal genres of our time. …

The Horrors - Strange House (2007) [Japanese Edition]  Music

Posted by Designol at June 20, 2017
The Horrors - Strange House (2007) [Japanese Edition]

The Horrors - Strange House (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans ~ 91 Mb | 00:46:22
Alternative Rock, Garage Rock, Punk Rock | Label: Polydor, Loog | # UICP-1080

On their singles and EPs, the Horrors proved they'd done their post-punk and freakbeat homework. With their debut album, Strange House, they push their sound forward, distill it to its rawest essence, and give it a few funhouse mirror twists and turns for good measure. Almost half of the songs on the album already appeared on previous Horrors releases, but the ever-so-slightly cleaner production here gives more definition to their black-on-black sound. The band kicks off Strange House by revisiting their cover of Screaming Lord Sutch's "Jack the Ripper," which begins at a zombie-slow pace, then suddenly speeds up halfway through, transforming into a hurtling roller coaster of a song that makes a great introduction to Strange House's mix of campy humor, energy, and menace. With its dive-bombing noise barely held together by Faris Badwan's shouting and the faintest hint of a melody, "Sheena Is a Parasite" is still the Horrors' best and most radical song, although several other tracks here rival its black-hearted thrills.

Seven Kingdoms - Decennium (2017) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at June 15, 2017
Seven Kingdoms - Decennium (2017) [Japanese Ed.]

Seven Kingdoms - Decennium (2017) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 576 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 182 Mb | Scans | 48 Mb | Time: 01:11:46
Rubicon Music | RBNCD-1231
Power/Thrash Metal, Female Vocal

"A fire must burn!" That's the spirit of power metal's finest SEVEN KINGDOMS while blazing a wild passion through every millisecond of their monstrous music. Welcome DECENNIUM! Their furious 10th band anniversary. Be sure: This fast'n'heavy thrash and power metal is always uptempo, fierce and epic. Songstress Sabrina Valentine sings with full force and her charismatic voice flirts insanely with heavy twin guitars. …

Mean Streak - Blind Faith (2017) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at June 15, 2017
Mean Streak - Blind Faith (2017) [Japanese Ed.]

Mean Streak - Blind Faith (2017) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 396 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 127 Mb | Scans | 45 Mb | Time: 49:21
Marquee Inc./Avalon | MICP-11347
Heavy Metal

Swedish heavy metal outfit MEAN STREAK come up with their fourth record. Their brand new output "Blind Faith" delivers a loud, heavy, guitar-driven and with a late eighties classic metal vibe that can't be missed by any serious metal freak out there.

Alestorm - No Grave But The Sea (2017) [Japanese Ed.] 2CD  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at June 15, 2017
Alestorm - No Grave But The Sea (2017) [Japanese Ed.] 2CD

Alestorm - No Grave But The Sea (2017) [Japanese Ed.] 2CD
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 733 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 246 Mb | Scans | 61 Mb
Rubicon Music | RBNCD-1232
Folk/Power Metal, Pirate Metal

Along with Kreator, Obituary, Overkill and numerous other bands 2017 sees the release of ‘No Grave But the Sea’, the latest record from Scottish pirate metal titans Alestorm. With a total of four studio albums currently under their belt and it having been a good few years since their most recent album ‘Sunset on the Golden Age’ came out, how will the band’s newest release fare in terms of their general discography?

Brazen Abbot - Guilty As Sin (2003) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at June 14, 2017
Brazen Abbot - Guilty As Sin (2003) [Japanese Ed.]

Brazen Abbot - Guilty As Sin (2003) [Japanese Ed.]
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 174 Mb | Scans | 110 Mb | Time: 01:07:13
Nippon Crown Co., Ltd. | SRCL-4818
Hard Rock, Melodic Metal

The Bulgarian guitar hero Nikolo Kotzev is back with Brazen Abbot - Guilty As Sin - the fourth album after Live And Learn (1995), Eye Of The Storm (1996) and Bad Religion (1997). There are so many magical moments inside Guilty As Sin. Deep Purple, Rainbow or Whitesnake resuscitate each time Mic Michaeli plays with his organ, sending us back to the 70's, with a modern sound of course.