Swinging Japan

VA - Swinging Japan: The Neo-Mod Scene Tokyo Style (2015)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at March 22, 2016
VA - Swinging Japan: The Neo-Mod Scene Tokyo Style (2015)

VA - Swinging Japan: The Neo-Mod Scene Tokyo Style (2015)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 44:36 | 107 Mb + 5% Recovery
Genre: Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock, Beat, Mod / Label: Acid Jazz

In truth, most will be unaware of the vibrancy of the Japanese "neo-mod" scene, an apparently thriving collection of (mostly Tokyo-based) bands paying tributes to the classic sounds of the 1960s. Thankfully, this compilation from Acid Jazz is the perfect introduction, showcasing the garage-rock, Small Faces and Who-influenced sounds being pushed forwards by the likes of Shotgun Runners, The Furs, The Hair, and The Crawlin' Kingsnakes. While some of the English vocals have a distinctive Japanese lilt, otherwise this material could have been recorded in Kilbun, circa 1965. Loud, energetic and blessed with more than a frisson of excitement, Swinging Japan is an enjoyable eye-opener for those with a love of mod culture.
Buster Smith - The Legendary Buster Smith (1959) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Buster Smith - The Legendary Buster Smith (1959) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 277 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 91 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 193 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1959, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27172 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Jazz Blues / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Alto sax player, arranger, and composer Buster Smith recorded sparingly during his career and this seven-track set, recorded in a single session on June 7, 1959 and released by Atlantic Records a month or two later, was the only album Smith did as a bandleader. It's a low key, pleasant affair featuring five original Smith compositions, including the lightly swinging "Buster's Tune" and the odd, wonderfully disjointed "King Alcohol," as well as versions of Kurt Weill's "September Song" and Will Hudson's "Organ Grinder's Swing."
The Three Sounds - Good Deal (1959) {2010 Japan Blue Note Best & More 1100 Series 24bit remaster TOCJ-8712}

The Three Sounds - Good Deal (1959) {2010 Japan Blue Note Best & More 1100 Series 24bit remaster TOCJ-8712}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 254 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959, 2010 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-8712 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Post Bebop / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano Trio

Good Deal is a typically fine record from the Three Sounds, who were beginning to hit their stride when this session was recorded in May of 1959. Like most of their records, it's laidback – even when the group works a swinging tempo, there's a sense of ease that keeps the mood friendly, relaxed and mellow. Balancing standards like "Satin Doll," "Soft Winds" and "That's All" with bop ("Robbin's Nest"), calypso ("St. Thomas") and originals, the Three Sounds cover a lot of stylistic territory, putting their distinctive stamp on each song. It's very accessible, pleasant soul-jazz and mainstream hard bop, but Gene Harris' masterful technique means that Good Deal rewards close listening as well.
Elle King - Love Stuff + The Elle King EP (2016) {RCA Japan SICP 4539}

Elle King - Love Stuff + The Elle King EP (2016) {RCA Japan SICP 4539}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 364 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 127 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 106 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014, 2015, 2016 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4539
Rock / Retro Rock / Pop / Bluegrass / Country / Blues

Elle King brings the debut album. Comes with lyrics and a description. Special Feature - Bonus Track: Japan only bonus tracks. Existing at the intersection of the two major retro-roots movements of the new millennium – the beehived, swinging '60s soul of Amy Winehouse and the bluesy roar of the White Stripes – Elle King's debut, Love Stuff, feels like a record that should've happened prior to 2015. Surprisingly, King is the only musician to mine this territory but she's not quite stuck in the past, whether that means the 20th century source or the canny revivals of Winehouse and Jack White.
Freddie Green - Mr. Rhythm (1955) {Japan Prime Jazz Series BVCJ-37553 rel 2007}

Freddie Green - Mr. Rhythm (1955) {Japan Prime Jazz Series BVCJ-37553 rel 2007}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 238 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 114 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955, 2007 RCA / BMG Japan | Mono | BVCJ-37553 | K2 24bit mastering
Jazz / Guitar Jazz

Freddie Green seldom led sessions and seldom played lead. Instead, he formed part of the classic rhythm section that gave the Count Basie band its steady pulse. This rare date finds Green with tenor Al Cohn, trumpeter Joe Newman, trombonist Henry Coker, pianist Nat Pierce, bassist Milt Hinton, and either Jo Jones or Osie Johnson on drums. Mr. Rhythm, in fact, will remind many of a good Basie set. The steady drums, bass, and guitar on "Back and Forth" and "Something's Gotta Give" push the music forward, swinging ever so lightly. Nat Pierce's minimalist piano work also owes something to Basie.

Badlands - Badlands (1989) [Japan 1st Press]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 30, 2016
Badlands - Badlands (1989) [Japan 1st Press]

Badlands - Badlands (1989) [Japan 1st Press]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 343 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 120 Mb | Scans | Time: 49:51
Atlantic/Titanium Records | 22P2-2707
Hard Rock, Hair Metal, Blues Rock

Summarily dismissed from Ozzy Osbourne's band (via telegram no less), guitarist Jake E. Lee licked his wounds and formed Badlands with another former Black Sabbath singer, Ray Gillen. Despite the employment history of its principals, the group eschewed gothic themes and textures on their self-titled debut, embracing instead the bluesy swagger of Led Zeppelin and Montrose. Within the first few seconds of album opener "Live Wire" it becomes clear that Lee and Gillen made a wise stylistic choice, as the guitarist's swinging riff and vocalist's gravelly howl are electrifyingly compatible.
Shorty Rogers And His Giants - The Swinging Mr. Rogers (1955) {2012 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

Shorty Rogers And His Giants - The Swinging Mr. Rogers (1955) {2012 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 282 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 108 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 156 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27077 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A standout set from Shorty – tightly arranged numbers performed by a quartet that includes Jimmy Giuffre, Pete Jolly, Curtis Counce, and Shelly Manne – all working with Shorty in perfect west coast form! Despite the length of the tunes, the overall feel is similar to Rogers' excellent Wherever The Five Winds Blow album for RCA – and makes the record a great set, done without any gimmicks or tricks – and enough of the modern touch still left from Rogers' first few years on record. Titles include "Martians Go Home", "Trickleydidlier", "Not Really The Blues", and "Michele's Meditation".
Thelonious Monk - Underground (Japan CBS Sony) Vinyl rip in 24 Bit/ 96 Khz + CD

Thelonious Monk - Underground (1968)
Vinyl rip in 24-bit/96kHz + 16-bit/44kHz | FLAC (Tracks) , artworks | Stereo | 865 Mb, 244 Mb | 5% RAR Recovery
Styles: Jazz | Filesonic + FilePost
Japan CBS Sony SOPM 158

This release has long been considered Thelonious Monk's acknowledgement to the flourishing youth-oriented subculture from whence the collection takes its name. Certainly the Grammy-winning cover art – which depicts Monk as a World War II French revolutionary toting an automatic weapon – gave the establishment more than the brilliant swinging sounds in the grooves to consider. Underground became Monk's penultimate studio album, as well as the final release to feature the '60s quartet: Charlie Rouse (tenor sax), Ben Riley (drums), and Larry Gales (bass) behind Monk (piano).
Great sounding Japan Copy !!!
Styx - Crystal Ball (1976) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77884]

Styx - Crystal Ball (1976)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-77884 | ~ 221 or 83 Mb | Scans(png) -> 117 Mb
Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Prog Rock

Crystal Ball wasn't as successful as Equinox, but it was a better album, showcasing Styx's increased skill for crafting simple, catchy pop hooks out of their bombastic sound…

Blink-182 - California (Japan Edition) (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 9, 2016
Blink-182 - California (Japan Edition) (2016)

Blink-182 - California (Japan Edition) (2016)
Alterntive Rock, Pop Punk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:46:44 | 107 MB
Label: BMG | Release Year: 2016

They had all the elements, with the elements of the US West coast, exhilarating, refreshing and melodious punk rock style, sounds, kids spirit oozing out of the looks, hip fashion sense of the street sending, In the blink of an eye, I grabbed the hearts of the punk rock · kids of the whole world.