80s Japan

Intrioduction - Intrioduction (1981) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Intrioduction - Intrioduction (1981) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 250 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 101 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 240 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1981, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6425
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. The group's name is a bit of wordplay, and might make you think they're presenting themselves in a flip sort of way – but their music is rock-solid, and has this well-crafted, rock-solid approach that's mighty nice! Intrioduction have that open, flowing sensibility that the better European piano groups started to pick up towards the end of the 70s – a tradition that really seemed to flower in France during the 80s and 90s, but which also has a great proponent here – as the piano of Harry Happel opens up in these waves of lyrical lines that often have a lot of power, but a gentler sort of heart as well. Daan Gaillard is on bass and Fred Krens plays drums – and both players make themselves known throughout, but sometimes in nicely subtle ways.
The George Lewis Band Of New Orleans - Jazz At Preservation Hall IV (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit}

The George Lewis Band Of New Orleans - Jazz At Preservation Hall IV (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit remastered}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 195 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 163 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1962, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27393 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / New Orleans Jazz / Jazz Blues / Clarinet

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. This is the music that will be playing when you die and go to heaven. Excellent original style Dixieland, George's clarinet is heaven! I don't know if any record can do justice to the live experience of the original giants of jazz creating this stuff. But the George Lewis tracks on this record come pretty close! For this alone this CD is well worth buying.
Bryan Ferry - Boys And Girls (1985) [Virgin VJCP-23191, Japan]

Bryan Ferry - Boys And Girls (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Virgin, VJCP-23191 | ~ 231 or 91 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 57 Mb
Rock, Pop Rock, Downtempo, Synth-pop

Having at last laid Roxy to bed with its final, intoxicatingly elegant albums, Ferry continued its end-days spirit with his own return to solo work. Dedicated to Ferry's father, Boys and Girls is deservedly most famous for its smash single "Slave to Love." With a gentle samba-derived rhythm leading into the steadier rock pace of the song, it's '80s Ferry at his finest, easy listening without being hopelessly soporific…
Sam Rivers Quartet - Lazuli (1989) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Sam Rivers Quartet - Lazuli (1989) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 252 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 125 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 262 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1989, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6420
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Post Bop / Groove / Saxophone / Flute

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. An overlooked gem from reedman Sam Rivers – and a set that's surprisingly soulful, given that most of his other work from this stretch is much more outside! The album's got a laidback groove on most numbers – with rhythm from Daryll Thompson on guitar, Rael Wesley Grant on bass, and Steve McCraven on drums – often in this midtempo mode that has the electric currents providing a subtle bounce, which opens up as Rivers solos on tenor, soprano sax, and flute! The style's a few steps down from funky fusion, but not that far away, either – and Sam proves to be an expressive soloist in the setting, in ways we really wouldn't have expected. Titles include "Swirl", "Chant", "Coral", "Lazuli", "Ripples", "Dandelions", "Devotion", "Beatrice", and "Sprung".

Quincy Jones - The Dude (1981) [Japan SHM-CD 2016]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Dec. 21, 2016
Quincy Jones - The Dude (1981) [Japan SHM-CD 2016]

Quincy Jones - The Dude (1981) [Japan SHM-CD 2016]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 246 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Funk / Soul, Disco | Label: Universal Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: UCCU-5807

An enormous commercial success, 1981's The Dude is a cross-cultural success blending jazz, Latin music, soul ballads, and straight pop into an admittedly slick but never over-produced or soulless stew. The album opens with a surprise: "Ai No Corrida" is a synthesizer-driven yet still funky Latin dance track written by Chaz Jankel of Ian Dury & the Blockheads, suggesting that unlike a lot of musicians his age, Quincy Jones kept his ears open to new music. The proto-rap title track accomplishes the same thing. The rest of the album is more conventional, with James Ingram and Patti Austin trading vocals on a smooth collection of tracks highlighted by the masterful love ballads "One Hundred Ways" and "Just Once," staples of adult contemporary stations, and the haunting Stevie Wonder-penned instrumental "Velas." The Dude is an outstanding collection that was massively influential on the '80s R&B scene.
Styx - Caught In The Act (1984) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77890/1]

Styx - Caught In The Act (1984)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Universal Music Japan UICY-77890/1 | ~ 551 or 197 Mb | Scans(png) -> 196 Mb
Classic Rock, Prog Rock

Styx was one of the titans of the hugely popular AOR movement – along with Boston, Foreigner, Journey, and REO Speedwagon – embraced by the U.S. mainstream in the late '70s and early '80s. The end of the Chicago-based band's peak period coincided with one of the most ambitious and notorious projects of the time, the 1983 concept album Kilroy Was Here…

Planet 3 - A Heart From The Big Machine (1990) [1991, Japan]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Nov. 27, 2016
Planet 3 - A Heart From The Big Machine (1990) [1991, Japan]

Planet 3 - A Heart From The Big Machine (1990) [1991, Japan]
Pop/Rock, Hi-Tech AOR | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-600dpi (JPEG) | 42:56 Min | 314,04 Mb
Label: Toshiba-EMI Ltd. (Japan) | Released: 1991-04-26 (1990)

Classy West coast AOR. Lush keys and fantastic guitars highlight this awesomely played album where the combination of producer/songwriter Clif Magness, guitar player Jay Graydon and keyboardis/producer Glen Ballard brings us a wonderful collection of songs. All songs are written by the creative songwriters – two time Grammy winner and 12 times nominated Los Angeles top songwriter, recording artist, guitarist, producer, arranger, engineer, and more – Jay Graydon, and his band partners Clif Magness and Glen Ballard.
A-ha - Headlines And Deadlines: The Hits Of A-ha (1991) {Japan 1st press}

A-ha - Headlines And Deadlines: The Hits Of A-ha (1991) {Japan 1st press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 457 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 165 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 81 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
New Wave, Synth-pop | Warner Bros. Records #WPCP-4610

Norway's a-ha took "Take on Me" to the number one spot on Billboard's Top 40 in 1985, thanks to the award-winning animated video that accompanied it. Still, a-ha contributed rather accordingly to the '80s pop sound, drenching their music with bouncy riffs and employing the keyboard as the foundation to their colorful formula. Headlines and Deadlines: The Hits of a-ha assembles all of their singles together, a definite one-stop for all of their music. Combining ballads and radiant '80s pop, this set includes their most fervent offering in "The Sun Always Shines on T.V.," which hit number 20 in 1986 and originated from Hunting High and Low…
George Adams / Don Pullen Quartet - City Gates (1983) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

George Adams / Don Pullen Quartet - City Gates (1983) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 231 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 102 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 257 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1983, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6407
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. George Adams and Don Pullen knock it out of the park on this one – finding great company in each other's presence, and really moving things forward in the process! The set begins with a long track titled "Mingus Metamorphosis", and that really sums up the spirit of the record – an 80s reworking of all the ideas that the players had learned from Mingus, but with an individual, personal sense that's all their own – and very different than some of the more standard modes of the Mingus Dynasty group that continued the legacy in a more direct manner. Adams is bold one minute, lyrical the next – and plays both tenor and flute – alongside Pullen on piano, Cameron Brown on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums.
John Hicks Trio - I'll Give You Something To Remember Me By... (1987) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series}

John Hicks Trio - I'll Give You Something To Remember Me By… (1987) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 289 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 122 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 260 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1987, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6405
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. John Hicks works in some really wonderful company here – a trio with bassist Curtis Lundy and drummer Idris Muhammad – both of whom really add a lot to the date! We're always big fans of Lundy's sound on bass – and his approach here has the same warm-rolling quality you'd find in his own best 80s work – really helping to push Hicks' lyrical agenda on the piano with a rhythmic support that's tremendous. Muhammad's pretty great too – definitely on the understated side of his talents, that nicely subtle sound he developed in the 80s – and Hicks, as always, is more than a cut above most of his contemporaries, and continues a long legacy of extremely soulful work on the keys of the piano.