18 Japan

Accept - Eat The Heat (1989) [Japan 2005, DSD Mastering]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 22, 2017
Accept - Eat The Heat (1989) [Japan 2005, DSD Mastering]

Accept - Eat The Heat (1989) [Japan 2005, DSD Mastering]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 462 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 152 Mb | Scans | 26 Mb | Time: 01:01:27
EPIC/Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc. | MHCP 790
Heavy Metal

EAT THE HEAT is the eighth studio album by German heavy metal band Accept, released in 1989. It was recorded at Dierks-Studios, in Cologne, from September 1988 to January 1989. Although Jim Stacey is presented as rhythm guitar player in the album line-up, the album credits also state that all guitar work on the album was played by Wolf Hoffmann. Jim Stacey did perform second guitar live with the band.

Accept - Russian Roulette (1986) [Japan 2005, DSD Mastering]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 22, 2017
Accept - Russian Roulette (1986) [Japan 2005, DSD Mastering]

Accept - Russian Roulette (1986) [Japan 2005, DSD Mastering]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 349 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 129 Mb | Scans | 74 Mb | Time: 43:09
EPIC/Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc. | MHCP 789
Heavy Metal

RUSSIAN ROULETTE is the seventh studio album by German heavy metal band Accept, released in 1986. It was again recorded at Dierks-Studios, but the band chose to self-produce rather than bring back Dieter Dierks as producer. It would be the last Accept album to feature Udo Dirkschneider as lead vocalist until the 1993 reunion album Objection Overruled. The album returns Accept to the darker, heavier sound of releases prior to the more commercial-sounding predecessor Metal Heart.
Milt Jackson - Milt Jackson Quartet (1955) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

Milt Jackson - Milt Jackson Quartet (1955) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 108 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 75 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 195 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 1955, 2013 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5266 | Mono | PRLP 7003
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Vibes

Reissue features the latest digital remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering. Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. A slightly different take on the Modern Jazz Quartet sound of the early years – as the album features Milt Jackson's vibes in the company of MJQ bandmates Percy Heath and Connie Kay, but also includes Horace Silver on piano – in the spot normally reserved for John Lewis! The presence of Silver on piano gives a bit of a harder edge to the set, one that almost recalls some of Jackson's work on Blue Note in the early 50s, yet which is rounded out here by a few lighter and more lyrical touches on rhythm.
The Doobie Brothers - Minute By Minute (1978) [Japan 2017] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

The Doobie Brothers - Minute By Minute (1978) [Japan 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:52 minutes | Scans included | 1,05 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 792 MB
Harold Mabern Trio - Straight Street (1989) {1991, Japan 1st Press}

Harold Mabern Trio - Straight Street (1989) {1991, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 337 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 145 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | DIW Records #DIW-608

For a time in the early 1990s, some of the CDs from the Japanese DIW label were made available domestically through Columbia. This trio date by pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Jack DeJohnette has Mabern originals dedicated to Sonny Stitt and Wayne Shorter, plus some offbeat standards and a pair of rarely performed John Coltrane tunes ("Straight Street" and "Crescent"). The interplay between the musicians is impressive and Mabern is heard throughout in excellent form. He closes the set with a piano solo that he titled "Apab and Others," after Art Tatum, Phineas Newborn, Ahmad Jamal and Bud Powell. This will be a difficult CD to find.
The Doobie Brothers - Livin' On The Fault Line (1977) [Japan 2017] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

The Doobie Brothers - Livin' On The Fault Line (1977) [Japan 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:18 minutes | Scans included | 1,01 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 757 MB

Accept - Metal Heart (1985) [Japan 2005, DSD Mastering]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 19, 2017
Accept - Metal Heart (1985) [Japan 2005, DSD Mastering]

Accept - Metal Heart (1985) [Japan 2005, DSD Mastering]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 313 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 106 Mb | Scans | 24 Mb | Time: 39:57
EPIC/Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc. | MHCP 787
Heavy Metal

METAL HEART is the sixth studio album by German heavy metal band Accept, released in 1985. Although the group had recorded before at Dierks-Studios, this was the first album produced by Dieter Dierks himself. This album was a cautious attempt to crack the lucrative American market with more accessible songcraft and emphasis on hooks and melodies. Although critically panned at the time, today Metal Heart is often considered by fans as one of the band's best records.

Accept - Balls To The Wall (1983) [Japan 2005, DSD Mastering]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 19, 2017
Accept - Balls To The Wall (1983) [Japan 2005, DSD Mastering]

Accept - Balls To The Wall (1983) [Japan 2005, DSD Mastering]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 354 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 116 Mb | Scans | 123 Mb | Time: 45:12
EPIC/Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc. | MHCP 786
Heavy Metal

BALLS TO THE WALL is the fifth album by German heavy metal band Accept. European label Lark Records released the album in December 1983, but its US release was delayed until a month later in January 1984 as to not compete with the band's then-current album Restless and Wild, which had arrived in the US in early 1983. It is Accept's only record to attain Gold certification in America. The album's title track became Accept's signature tune and remains a metal anthem and trademark in the genre.
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say? (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4255}

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say? (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4255}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 277 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 98 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 99 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4255
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 remastering. Comes with liner notes. The last of the pianoless quartet albums that Gerry Mulligan recorded in the 1950s is one of the best, featuring the complementary trumpet of Art Farmer, bassist Bill Crow, and drummer Dave Bailey along with the baritonist/leader. This recording is a little skimpy on playing time but makes every moment count. Virtually every selection is memorable, with "What Is There to Say," "Just in Time," "Festive Minor," "My Funny Valentine," and "Utter Chaos" being the high points. Highly recommended both to Mulligan collectors and to jazz listeners who are just discovering the great baritonist.

Makyo - Purnima Remixed (2014) {Limited Edition, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at July 18, 2017
Makyo - Purnima Remixed (2014) {Limited Edition, Japan}

Makyo - Purnima Remixed (2014) {Limited Edition, Japan}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 216 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 114 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Electronic, Ambient, Downtempo, Dub, Folk, World | Dakini Records #DAK2123

Back in 2012, ethno-ambient musician Makyo released a four track EP "Purnima" made up of his recent live recordings. This was essentially one take recordings of the live five piece Makyo band setup. It reflected the sound that the group and leader Gio had been perfecting in live situations in clubs and events in Japan over the previous year or so. Well received, as most things Makyo are, the EP represented a chance for fans living outside of Japan to experience some of the magic of a live Makyo event. Fast forward to 2014 and Makyo has delivered a remix version of that EP in the form of "Purnima Remixed". This is quite a tantalizing idea as it allows new life to be breathed into the original album while keeping both distinctly separate thanks to a live vs studio based pairing.