2013 Japanese

Elvin Jones - Live At The Lighthouse Vol.2 (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50537}

Elvin Jones - Live At The Lighthouse Vol.2 (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50537}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 503 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 183 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 181 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1972, 2013 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50537
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Drums

Easily the most hard-hitting of Blue Note's 2LP Lighthouse Live series from the early 70s – and a record that really lets Elvin Jones and his group stretch out and play! The setting is a perfect one for Jones – given the boundless energy already present on his studio sessions for Blue Note at the time – really fierce work that goes beyond even his classic Coltrane performances – pushing the limits in a sweet blend of rhythm and reeds! The group here is Elvin's razor-edge combo from the early 70s – the one that features Gene Perla on fat funky bass, and both Steve Grossman and Dave Liebman playing choppy reeds along with the grooves – really amazing hornmen at this point in their career, blowing here with interplay that's simply fantastic!
Elvin Jones - Live At The Lighthouse Vol.1 (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50536}

Elvin Jones - Live At The Lighthouse Vol.1 (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50536}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 483 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 177 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 186 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1972, 2013 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50536
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Drums

Easily the most hard-hitting of Blue Note's 2LP Lighthouse Live series from the early 70s – and a record that really lets Elvin Jones and his group stretch out and play! The setting is a perfect one for Jones – given the boundless energy already present on his studio sessions for Blue Note at the time – really fierce work that goes beyond even his classic Coltrane performances – pushing the limits in a sweet blend of rhythm and reeds! The group here is Elvin's razor-edge combo from the early 70s – the one that features Gene Perla on fat funky bass, and both Steve Grossman and Dave Liebman playing choppy reeds along with the grooves – really amazing hornmen at this point in their career, blowing here with interplay that's simply fantastic!

James LaBrie - Impermanent Resonance (2013) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 15, 2018
James LaBrie - Impermanent Resonance (2013) [Japanese Ed.]

James LaBrie - Impermanent Resonance (2013) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Scans
472 Mb | 144 Mb | 101 Mb | Time: 01:02:22
Avalon/Marquee Inc. | MICP-11115
Progressive Metal/Melodic Death Metal

Impermanent Resonance is the third solo album and fifth solo project by Canadian singer James LaBrie. Impermanent Resonance is best described as a simple metal album. The album is an outing for his musical style and taste which are a lot more simple than people would expect. In addition he doesn't provide the entirety of the vocals, as he is also joined by Peter Wildoer, who in addition to beating the drum kit around with exceptional force, provides harsh, death metal style vocals.
Bobby Hutcherson - The View From The Inside (1976) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50580}

Bobby Hutcherson - The View From The Inside (1976) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50580}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 242 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 101 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 185 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1976, 2013 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50580
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Vibes

Sweet 70s grooves from Bobby Hutcherson – an overlooked mid 70s gem for Blue Note – done in a style that's a bit more laidback than some of his other work for the label! The group here is similar to that used on the Waiting album – and Emmanuel Boyd turns in some great tenor and soprano sax, really underscoring the deeper sounds of Bobby's vibes. But this time around, there's also lots of sweet keyboards from Larry Nash – who plays Fender Rhodes with some warmer elements that unlock a great mellow side of Hutcherson's playing – almost giving the record a Roy Ayers vibe at times! Titles include "Later Even", "Same Shame", "Love Can Be Many Things", and "Song For Annie".
Bobby Hutcherson - Waiting (1976) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50578}

Bobby Hutcherson - Waiting (1976) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50578}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 327 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 182 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1976, 2013 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50578
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibes

Waiting is an album by American jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson recorded in 1976 and released on the Blue Note label. The album was issued on Blue Note and was called "Waiting" and with a few additions was Bobby's working band of the time. In the group was the late Manny Boyd on soprano and tenor saxophones and flute, George Cables on electric and acoustic piano, James Leary on bass and the late Eddie Marshall on drums. Added for the date was percussionist Kenneth Nash and on the title tune, "Waiting" a few extra flutes were added only to the melody. Those of you who were on the scene in Vancouver might remember the core band (Hutcherson, Boyd, Leary and Marshall) performing at Oil Can Harry's Jazz Room in 1976….a memorable gig to be sure. This album is fresh and varied with compositions by Bobby and James Leary and great playing by all. "Waiting" is worth waiting for!
Bobby Hutcherson - Knucklebean (1977) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50563}

Bobby Hutcherson - Knucklebean (1977) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50563}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 201 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 77 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 194 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1977, 2013 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50563
Jazz / Post Bop / Soul Jazz / Vibes

Beautiful late Blue Note work from Bobby Hutcherson – laidback, warm, electric, and with a mixture of CTI funk and some of the more lyrical soul jazz work of his years with Harold Land! Part of the credit for the set should go to George Cables – who plays both acoustic and electric keys on the record, and who gives the album a sweetly dancing feel that really warms things up wonderfully – and all other players are wonderful too, including drummer Eddie Marshall, bassist James Leary, and horn players Freddie Hubbard, Hadley Caliman, and Manny Boyd. Includes a great remake of "Little B's Poem", the mellow groover "Why Not", and the cuts "Til Then", "Knucklebean", and "So Far So Good".
Oscar Peterson - Days Of Wine And Roses / All Of Me: Oscar Peterson Best (2013) {Japanese Limited Release}

Oscar Peterson - Days Of Wine And Roses / All Of Me: Oscar Peterson Best (2013) {Japanese Limited Release}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 394 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 187 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | Universal Music #TYCJ-60034

Oscar Peterson was one of the greatest piano players of all time. A pianist with phenomenal technique on the level of his idol, Art Tatum, Peterson's speed, dexterity, and ability to swing at any tempo were amazing. Very effective in small groups, jam sessions, and in accompanying singers, O.P. was at his absolute best when performing unaccompanied solos. His original style did not fall into any specific idiom. Like Erroll Garner and George Shearing, Peterson's distinctive playing formed during the mid- to late '40s and fell somewhere between swing and bop. Peterson was criticized through the years because he used so many notes, didn't evolve much since the 1950s, and recorded a remarkable number of albums.

Savages - Silence Yourself (2013) [Japanese Edition]  Music

Posted by Designol at May 11, 2018
Savages - Silence Yourself (2013) [Japanese Edition]

Savages - Silence Yourself (2013) [Japanese Edition]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans ~ 218 Mb
Post-Punk | Label: Matador/Hostess | # OLE10362J, BGJ-10174 | Time: 00:53:44

The highly anticipated debut from London's Savages, an all-female four-piece who play music with scything energy and brutal power. Recorded with Rodaidh McDonald (The xx), the album is an 11-track, 38-minute masterpiece. Limned in black and white but containing a swell of different emotions within its self-imposed strictures, the songs cover topics from masochism ("Hit Me"), urban dread ("City s Full"), materialism, possessiveness and the experience of being a woman ("Husbands," "I Am Here"). Every one is delivered with fierce conviction and concision. Japanese Edition contains four bonus tracks.

Diamond Dawn - Overdrive (2013) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at May 1, 2018
Diamond Dawn - Overdrive (2013) [Japanese Ed.]

Diamond Dawn - Overdrive (2013) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Scans
430 Mb | 143 Mb | 77 Mb | Time: 53:32
Spinning | SPIN-50
Melodic Hard Rock, AOR

Hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden, DIAMOND DAWN looked like a great promise when in 2011 the band presented their first single. The time has come… the sextet now has the opportunity to conquer the AOR / Melodic Rock world via their stunning debut CD "Overdrive". Diamond Dawn plays unpolluted, pure, uncompromising classic Melodic Rock in the best '80s AOR style.

Degreed - We Don't Belong (2013) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at April 25, 2018
Degreed - We Don't Belong (2013) [Japanese Ed.]

Degreed - We Don't Belong (2013) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Scans
341 Mb | 116 Mb | 82 Mb | Time: 44:54
Spinning | SPIN-052
Melodic Hard Rock, AOR

After the much acclaimed “Life, Love, Loss” release in 2010, Degreed is back with a powerful new studio album effort entitled “We Don't Belong”. Album features a cast of who’s who in the current melodic rock scene.