2014 Japanese

Charlie Shavers - Gershwin, Shavers & Strings (1954) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6130}

Charlie Shavers - Gershwin, Shavers & Strings (1954) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6130}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 132 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 74 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 187 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954, 2014 Solid Records / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6130 | LP BCP-27
Jazz / Bop / Trumpet

Reissue. Features the latest remastering. Includes a Japanese description, lyrics. Features original cover artwork. The music of George Gershwin, but taken to some great late night territory by the trumpet of Charlie Shavers! The album's a sublime "with strings" date – one that has Charlie blowing beautifully over backdrops from Sy Oliver – charts that certainly use some string instruments, but often in a very spare, mellow way – so that once Shavers gets going, his trumpet is right out front – often with a beautifully moody tone! Titles include "I've Got A Crush On You", "Embraceable You", "Liza", "Summertime", "But Not For Me", and "It Ain't Necessarily So".

Jack White - Lazaretto (2014) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at March 23, 2018
Jack White - Lazaretto (2014) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

Jack White - Lazaretto (2014) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans ~ 238 Mb | 00:39:19
Blues Rock, Garage Rock, Punk Blues | Label: Sony Music/Third Man | # SICP 4141

Lazaretto is the second studio album by Jack White. It was released on June 10, 2014, through White's own label Third Man Records in association with XL Recordings and Columbia Records. Lazaretto was partly inspired by a collection of short stories, poems, and plays White wrote when he was 19 years old and rediscovered years later in his attic. Lazaretto debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, the album was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album. The track "Lazaretto" was nominated for Best Rock Song and won Best Rock Performance.

Manic Street Preachers - Futurology (2014) Japanese Edition  Music

Posted by Designol at March 18, 2018
Manic Street Preachers - Futurology (2014) Japanese Edition

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 415 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans ~ 88 Mb
Alternative Rock, BritPop | Label: Sony | # SICP 4146 | Time: 01:01:44

Always aware of the import of even their slightest movement, Manic Street Preachers place a lot of weight on their album titles and 2014's Futurology is designed as a conscious counterpoint to 2013's Rewind the Film. That record wound up closing an era where the Manics looked back toward their own history as a way of moving forward, but Futurology definitively opens a new chapter for the Welsh trio, one where they're pushing into uncharted territory. Never mind that, by most standards this charge toward the future is also predicated on the past, with the group finding fuel within the robotic rhythms of Krautrock and the arty fallout of punk; within the context of the Manics, this is a bracing, necessary shift in direction. All the death disco, free-range electronics, Low homages, and Teutonic grooves, suit the situational politics of the Manics, perhaps even better than the AOR-inspired anthems that have been their stock in trade, but the words – crafted, as ever, by Nicky Wire, who remains obsessed with self-recriminations, injustice and rallying cries – aren't the focus here. Unique among Manics albums, Futurology is primarily about the music, with the surging synthesizers and jagged arrangements providing not an emotional blood-letting or call to arms, but rather an internal journey.
The Smashing Pumpkins - Monuments To An Elegy (2014) [Japanese Edition]

The Smashing Pumpkins - Monuments To An Elegy (2014
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2015 | Sony Music, SICP-4373 | ~ 258 or 79 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 57 Mb
Alternative Rock

As he set to work on Monuments to an Elegy, the second "album within an album" within the larger Teargarden by Kaleidyscope project, Billy Corgan slowly whittled down Smashing Pumpkins to himself and guitarist Jeff Schroeder. This narrowing of the group – the duo is supported by the hired hand of Mötley Crüe's drummer Tommy Lee – ultimately doesn't matter much because ever since the Pumpkins' 2007 comeback, the secret of Corgan's complete control of the group was out in the open. …
Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel (2005) [2014, Japanese Blu-spec CD2]

Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel (2005) [2014, Japanese Blu-spec CD2]
Pop/Rock, Electronic, Synth-pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 52:21 Min. | 388,13 Mb
Label: Mute Records/Sony Music Labels Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# SICP 30545 | Released: 2014-04-23 (2005-10-17)

"Playing the Angel" is the eleventh studio album by the English electronic music band Depeche Mode, released on 17 October 2005 in the UK by Mute Records and on 18 October in the United States, Mexico and Canada by Sire Records and Reprise Records. It was supported by the Touring the Angel tour. "Playing the Angel" debuted at #6 on the UK Albums Chart, selling 32,505 copies in its first week. In the United States, the album debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 98,000 copies.

Kobra And The Lotus - High Priestess (2014) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Feb. 3, 2018
Kobra And The Lotus - High Priestess (2014) [Japanese Ed.]

Kobra And The Lotus - High Priestess (2014) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 393 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 120 Mb | Scans | 49 Mb | 52:01
Kobra Music Inc./Hostess K.K. | 7669000129
Heavy Metal

High Priestess is the third studio album from heavy metal ensemble Kobra and the Lotus. Produced by Grammy Award nominee and songwriter Johnny K, the album was released on June 24, 2014. The album received praise from Get Your Rock Out writer Michael Dodd who particularly singled out the song 'Willow', calling it "a grippingly addictive highlight". Summing up the record he wrote that "With High Priestess the group can boast a true treasure, an album that is just too fun to not listen to again and again; a real force of awesome metal and one of the most addictive releases of 2014".

Shakira - Shakira (2014) [Japanese Edition] Re-Up  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 16, 2018
Shakira - Shakira (2014) [Japanese Edition] Re-Up

Shakira - Shakira (2014) [Japanese Edition]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 384 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans ~ 139 Mb
Pop, Dance Pop, Latin Pop | Label: RCA/Sony Music | # SICP 4098 | Time: 00:55:18

Like many eponymous albums, Shakira's self-titled 2014 set marks a new beginning: a new album for a new label after she got a new job. The new job was as a co-host on the hit American televised musical contest The Voice, the new label was RCA, and the new album was her first full-fledged pop album since She Wolf, the rather brilliant, hard electronic dance record that stiffed in 2009. She bounced back in 2010 with Sale el Sol, but that album wasn't made with the U.S. market in mind, something that certainly can't be said of Shakira. Opening up with a duet with Rihanna, and later finding space for her Voice co-host Blake Shelton, Shakira is determined to appeal to all audiences here: don't like the relentless dance of "Dare (La La La)"? Stick around for the reggae collaboration with Magic! on "Cut Me Deep," or maybe the appealing faux-folk of "23" or the full-bore adult-pop assault of "The One Thing," which may be the best cut here.

Dark Flood - Inverno (2014) [Japanese Ed. 2017]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Dec. 31, 2017
Dark Flood - Inverno (2014) [Japanese Ed. 2017]

Dark Flood - Inverno (2014) [Japanese Ed. 2017]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 447 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 149 Mb | Scans | 41 Mb | 59:01
Marquee Inc./Avalon | MICP-11391
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal

2014 release, the third album from Dark Flood, hailing from Oulu Finland. INVERNO includes 10 songs of melancholy-filled melodic death metal. The band relies firmly on their well-known strength of painting great atmospheres and creating a powerful, mesmerizing mood. The Ruumensaari brothers have once again written awesome songs, reaching the highest standard of metal. INVERNO reveals the harder side of Dark Flood and even moments of progressive metal with clean vocals. The sound is just the right combination of familiar old school and new elements that keeps the sound fresh without any artistic compromises, which have never been an option for the band. The albums theme and message is simple: 'This will not end well.'

Opeth - Pale Communion (2014) [Japanese Edition]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 16, 2017
Opeth - Pale Communion (2014) [Japanese Edition]

Opeth - Pale Communion (2014) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 390 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 165 MB | Covers - 171 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner Music Japan (WPCR-15732)

When Opeth released Heritage in 2011 - the wonderfully indulgent, somewhat unfocused exercise in prog rock aesthetics - some longstanding fans were offended because the band had abandoned death metal. Truthfully, they had been exploring prog in fits and starts since 2005's Ghost Reveries. Pale Communion completes the transition, proving that Heritage was not only a next step, but a new beginning altogether. Vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt has obviously been listening to loads of prog in the interim - ELP's debut, Deep Purple's In Rock, early King Crimson and Eloy, National Health, U.K., Bill Bruford's early solo work, Pär Lindh, and even jazz fusion. Produced by the singer and mixed by Steven Wilson, Pale Communion states its ambitions outright…
Hibria - Defying The Rules (2004) (10th Anniversary 2014) [Japanese Ed.]

Hibria - Defying The Rules (2004) (10th Anniversary 2014) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Scans
516 Mb | 161 Mb | 57 Mb | Time: 01:04:00
King Record Co., Ltd. | KICP-1718
Power/Speed Metal

Defying the Rules is Hibria's first album, released in 2004. It tells the story of a dystopian future, ruled over by the 'Faceless in Charge' and group of rebels, such as the 'Steel Lord' battling against his forces for a free world.