24 Bit Japanese Remaster

Night - Japanese Cardboard Sleeve Reissue '2011 (1979+1980) [24-bit Digital Remaster 2011] RE-UP

Night - Night (1979) [Japanese Remaster 2011]
EAC-FLAC with CUE & LOG - 318 MB | Full Scans | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 105 MB
Night - Long Distance (1980) [Japanese Remaster 2011]
EAC-FLAC with CUE & LOG - 352 MB | Full PNG Scans | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 113 MB
Rock / Pop Rock | TT - 38:13 + 41:16 mins | Label: Air Mail Archive, Japan | Cat. # AIRAC-1640~41

Night was a loose, L.A.-based band, whose personnel were veteran British-based session musicians, including Stevie Lange, who sang behind Graham Bonnet and Elton John; Chris Thompson, who contributed to War of the Worlds and worked for Manfred Mann's Earth Band; and keyboard wizard Nicky Hopkins, who played with everybody. This Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Night includes both albums that were recorded by band, includes a bonus tracks, and featuring 2011 24-bit remastering.
Hard Stuff - Japanese Cardboard Sleeve Reissue '2008 (1972+1973) 24-bit Digital Remaster [RE-UP]

Hard Stuff - Bulletproof (1972) [Japanese Reissue '2008]
EAC-FLAC with CUE & LOG - 311 MB | Full Scans | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 111 MB
Hard Stuff - Bolex Dementia (1973) [Japanese Reissue '2008]
EAC-FLAC with CUE & LOG - 256 MB | Full PNG Scans | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 94 MB
Hard Rock | TT - 47:39 + 40:43 mins | Label: Air Mail Archive, Japan | Cat. # AIRAC-1509~10

Hard Stuff was an English hard rock group. Often regarded as one of Deep Purple's proteges, this heavy, but melodic early 70s power trio had a credible reputation of a hard-nosed, no-compromise, heavy-rocking act in the Purple vein, throughout their short-lived career. Paul Hammond had previously played with Atomic Rooster, as did John Du Cann; John Gustafson came from Quatermass. Their both full-length albums were initially released on Purple Records, the Deep Purple-related record label.
The Knack - Get The Knack (1979) [24-Bit Digital Remaster '2002] Bonus tracks

The Knack - Get The Knack (1979) [24-Bit Remaster '2002]
FLAC+CUE+LOG or MP3 CBR 320 | Complete Scanwork | 413 or 133 MB

24-bit remastered 2002 reissue of the power pop/new wave act's hit 1979 debut album features 17 tracks including the hits, 'My Sharona' & 'Good Girls Don't', as well as 5 bonus tracks of demos and previously unreleased rehearsal recording. Includes 12-page booklet with liner notes & photos.
The Knack - ...But The Little Girls Understand (1980) [24-bit digital remaster with extra tracks, 2002] RE-UP

The Knack - …But The Little Girls Understand (1980)
EAC-FLAC Image with CUE & LOG - 412 MB | 59 mins | Complete Scans - 66 MB | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 134 MB
Rock / Power Pop | All Tracks 24 bit Digitally Remastered '2002 | Label: Capitol Records, Inc. / Cat. # 5381112-2

…But the Little Girls Understand is an album by power pop/new wave group The Knack released by Capitol Records in February 1980. The album reached the number 15 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart in 1980. The singles "Baby Talks Dirty" and "Can't Put a Price on Love" both charted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #38 and #62, respectively. The RIAA certified the album as Gold on April 14, 1980.
Ahmad Jamal - Jamal At The Penthouse (1959) {Japan MiniLP 24-bit remaster UCCC-9131}

Ahmad Jamal - Jamal At The Penthouse (1959) {Japan MiniLP 24-bit remaster UCCC-9131}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 165 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 67 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959, 2005 Argo / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCC-9131 | 24-bit/96kHz remaster
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Piano

24bit/192kHz digitally remastered with original LP replica cardboard sleeve. A compelling title – as the record was recorded at Nola Penthouse Studios in New York, one of the hippest places to lay down tracks at the time – but the cover shows an image of the Playboy building in Chicago, famous from the TV show Playboy's Penthouse, Hugh Hefner's first foray into television! The actual music is equally compelling too – as the record is one of Ahmad's first non-trio sessions, and features some great larger arrangements from Joe Kennedy – backing the trio of Jamal, Vernel Fournier, and Israel Crosby with some light strings that create a wonderfully dreamy feel! Ahmad's piano glides along wonderfully in such a setting – set free a bit more than usual, and really sounding great on tracks that include "Ivy", "Comme Ci, Comme Ca", "Tangerine", "Never Never Land", "Ahmad's Blues", and "Seleritus".
The Byrds - Preflyte (2012) [3x Blu-Spec CD Reissue 2012 - featuring 24-bit Remastering] RE-UP

The Byrds - Preflyte (2012) [3x Blu-Spec CD Reissue 2012 - featuring 24-bit Remastering]
EAC Rip | 3x FLAC+CUE+LOG - 784 MB | Full PNG Scans | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 255 MB
Rock / Folk Rock / Psychedelic Rock | TT - 112:23 minutes | Label: Airmail, Japan # AIRAC-1659~61

Preflyte is a compilation album by the American folk rock band The Byrds initially released in July 1969 on Together Records. The album is a collection of demos recorded by The Byrds (then named The Jet Set) at World Pacific Studios in Los Angeles during 1964, before the band had signed to Columbia Records. This Japanese cardboard sleeve reissue featuring the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD format and 2012's 24-bit remastering. Contains 48 tracks total on 3 discs, including tracks from the original album, tracks from "In The Beginning", and more. The cardboard sleeve faithfully replicates its original LP jacket designs, including Together edition, Columbia edition, and Ariola edition.
James Levine, Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Brahms Symphonies (K2 24-bit HD Master Import)

James Levine, Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Brahms Symphonies (Rare K2 24-bit HD Remaster)
Classical | 1975, '76/2006 Japanese Audiophile RCA | Ape | EAC Log + Cues | HQ Cover Scans | 766mb

James Levine, Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Brahms Symphonies (K2 24-bit HD Master Import)
Moacir Santos - Carnival Of The Spirits (1975) {2012 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50513}

Moacir Santos - Carnival Of The Spirits (1975) {2012 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50513}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 194 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 77 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 211 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit/192kHz remaster
© 1975, 2012 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50513
Jazz / Latin Jazz / World Fusion / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest 24bit/192kHz remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A sublime 70s session from Moacir Santos – a set that mixes the complex grooves he forged in 60s Brazil with the warmly jazzy sound of American fusion – all in a result that's totally unique! The album's quite different than any other electric Brazilian sets recorded in the US at the time – a complex album that's filled with soul and imagination – and not just an electrification of earlier styles from Brazil. Santos' vision here is wonderful – and he works with his own arrangements, and key help from producer Dale Oehler – who knows how to bring in all the right electric elements without losing the edge of Moacir's music.
Frank Foster - Basie Is Our Boss (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster}

Frank Foster - Basie Is Our Boss (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 215 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 171 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2013 Argo / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9979
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Tracks have a nice rolling feel, and the group is very comfortable with each other. Foster's tone is excellent. “….this is a great, great record; a very swingin', soulful, and I dare say slightly modal side from the great sax man Frank Foster, long time sideman and musical director of the Count Basie organization. …..Foster has assembled a very competent and skillful support crew, mostly former and then current Basie sideman (which accounts for the title of the LP: 'Basie is Our Boss…) but he is also supported by a great favorite of this blog; the unheralded John Young on piano. Unusually for an Argo side, there are only 6 tracks on this LP, as Foster & company are given a rare opportunity to stretch out and tackle the material.
Ronnie Foster - Sweet Revival (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster}

Ronnie Foster - Sweet Revival (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 300 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 106 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 236 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1972, 2013 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50567
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Groove / Organ

"Let me begin by saying that this is not the greatest jazz album you've ever heard." So states critic/DJ Harry Abraham in the liner notes on the back of Sweet Revival, Ronnie Foster's second album as a leader. Abraham was obviously trying to deflect criticism that this record is, in his words, "a commercial album that could have just as easily been titled 'Ronnie Foster Plays the Top 40 hits of the Seventies With Horns, Strings and Voices,'" but nothing he could write would make this album acceptable to jazz purists.