80s Japan

VA - Extend The 80s Electro (Essential 12" And Extended Mixes Of 80s Electro Classics) (2018)

VA - Extend The 80s Electro (Essential 12" And Extended Mixes Of 80s Electro Classics) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 03:13:18 | 1,25 Gb
Electronic, Synthpop, Disco | Label: BMG Rights Management

Collection of essential 12" and extended mixes of 80s Electro Classics, featuring artists such as Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Propaganda, Blancmange and many more.
Greg Lake - King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Greg Lake in Concert (1995) [Columbia Music Japan, VQCD-10175] Repost

Greg Lake - King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Greg Lake in Concert (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2011 | Columbia Music Japan, VQCD-10175 | ~ 414 or 140 Mb | Scans(png) -> 257 Mb
Progressive Rock, Art Rock

The show captured on King Biscuit Flower Hour (In Concert) (1996) was recorded circa Greg Lake's 1981 self-titled debut, and features Lake (guitar/bass/vocals) leading an impressive backing combo with Gary Moore (guitar), Ted McKenna (drums), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), and Tristian Margetts (bass). The set originated as a King Biscuit Flower Hour broadcast from the Hammersmith Odeon in London on November 5, 1981. During this time, Lake was on an extended hiatus from Emerson, Lake and Palmer (ELP), and issued a pair of solo efforts…
Mal Waldron - In Retrospect (1982) {Baybridge Records Japan TECW-20694 rel 1998}

Mal Waldron - In Retrospect (1982) {Baybridge Records Japan TECW-20694 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 234 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 90 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 31 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1982, 1998 Baybridge Records Japan | TECW-20694
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Mal Waldron is accompanied by a trio of Japanese players for this fine album, recorded in Japan in 1982. As the title suggests, it's a look back, celebrating one of Waldron's key influences, Thelonious Monk. "Blue Monk" is given a relaxed and regal treatment, as Waldron's bedrock chording supports the higher register melody played in tandem on piano and sax. The set as a whole has a bluesy feel to it, with "I Can't Get Started" gliding along as gracefully as a solitary ice skater in a light snowfall. Waldron's varied discography has found him recording for numerous labels, especially in the '70s and '80s, and this date didn't find a U.S. release until eight years after it was recorded; however, it's well worth adding to any Waldron collection.
Art Blakey - Live At Montreux and Northsea (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series CDSOL-6305}

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers Big Band - Live At Montreux and Northsea (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series CDSOL-6305}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 286 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 186 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1980, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6305
Jazz / Hard Bop

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A beautiful big band set from the great Art Blakey – but one that's got all the sharp focus of his small group sides by the Jazz Messengers! The lineup here is a great one – that very vibrant early 80s version of Blakey's group with Bobby Watson on alto sax, Bill Pierce on tenor, and James Williams on piano – augmented by Kevin Eubanks on guitar, Valerie Ponomarev on trumpet, and the Marsalis brothers rounding out the set with some extra horn work! The sound is strong and proud, and handled by Blakey with a tightness that's similar to his smaller group work of the time – but with a power that's simply incredible – especially when Watson's presence is made known on his tunes "Wheel Within A Wheel", "Linwood", and "Bit A Bittadose". Also features a take on Williams' "Minor Thesis".
Kevin Ayers - That's What You Get Babe (1980) {2014 Remaster Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Edition WPCR-15531}

Kevin Ayers - That's What You Get Babe (1980) {2014 Remaster Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Edition WPCR-15531}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 406 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 161 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 443 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1980, 2014 Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-15531
Rock / Art Rock / Canterbury Scene

Cardboard sleeve reissue from Kevin Ayers features remastering in 2014 and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players). The cover faithfully replicates the original UK LP artwork. Includes an obi featuring design of original Japanese limited edition's LP (subject to change). Comes with a description and lyrics. Part of eight-album Kevin Ayers cardboard sleeve reissue series features the albums, "Joy Of A Toy +5," "Shooting At The Moon +6," "Whatevershebrings Wesing +10," "Bananamour +7," "Odd Ditties +3," "Yes We Have No Mananas. So Get Your Mananas Today +9," "Rainbow Takeaway +7," and "That's What You Get Babe +4." Bonus tracks.
Metallica - The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited (1987) [Japan SHM-CD 2018]

Metallica - The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited (1987) [Japan SHM-CD 2018]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Scans
200 Mb | 58 Mb | 26 Mb | Time: 24:57
Universal Music Japan | UICR-1136
Thrash Metal, Tribute

The $5.98 E.P. / $9.98 CD: Garage Days Re-Revisited is an extended play by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released on August 21, 1987 by Elektra Records. The extended play consisted entirely of covers of late-'70s and early-'80s new wave of British heavy metal bands and hardcore punk music rehearsed in Lars Ulrich's soundproofed garage and then recorded in Los Angeles over the course of six days. This five-song CD was remastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA.

Magdallan - Big Bang (Japan Press) (1992)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 18, 2018
Magdallan - Big Bang (Japan Press) (1992)

Magdallan - Big Bang (Japan Press) (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 441.40 Mb + 26.58 Mb (Scans) | 1:04:05
Hard Rock, Melodic Metal | Country: USA | Label: Far East Metal Syndicate - APCY-8099

Although he’d been previously known for his work with Joshua and Shout in the late 80s, I was a little late in discovering Ken Tamplin, first hearing a track by him on a record company CD sampler in the early part of 1994. After hearing that track (‘Dancing on a Volcano’, from the ‘Tamplin’ LP), I knew I had to hear more of his stuff. Later that same year, a friend lent me a copy of this Magdallan album.He originally lent it to me thinking I’d like it, since he thought the first track was a bit prog-metal influenced. He hadn’t remembered Ken Tamplin was the band’s vocalist!

Lee Ritenour - A Twist Of Rit (2015) {Japan SHM-CD}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 13, 2018
Lee Ritenour - A Twist Of Rit (2015) {Japan SHM-CD}

Lee Ritenour - A Twist Of Rit (2015) {Japan SHM-CD}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 510MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 208MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Smooth Jazz

A Twist of Rit is Lee Ritenour’s new 2015 Concord Records release. A star-studded band performs a number of new compositions combining with fresh, “twisted” versions of some of his earliest funky, fusion material from the 70s and early 80s. Combining some of the hottest rhythm players out there, including Ron Bruner Jr., Chris Coleman, Dave Weckl, Melvin Davis, Paulinho Da Costa, Michael Thompson, John Beasley, Patrice Rushen, and Dave Grusin with a five piece Horn Section and Ernie Watts on tenor sax, A Twist of Rit will make for one of his most special releases to date.

Paul Dianno - The Living Dead (2006) {Japan 1st Press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 13, 2018
Paul Dianno - The Living Dead (2006) {Japan 1st Press}

Paul Dianno - The Living Dead (2006) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 480 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 161 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Heavy Metal | Zain Records #ZACB-9020

Although he only appeared on a pair of albums with Iron Maiden, Paul Di'Anno has carved quite a niche for himself with headbangers worldwide. He'll forever be associated with belting out such New Wave of British Heavy Metal classics as "Prowler," "Phantom of the Opera," and "Wrathchild," but Di'Anno has been issuing solo releases on a somewhat regular basis since the mid-'80s. His 2006 release, The Living Dead, catches Maiden's original vocalist in an extreme metal mood, as the rough, almost punk-esque vocals of his Maiden days are barely detectable. In its place is the album-opening title track, which surprisingly sounds very much like Bruce Dickinson-era Maiden, while "Brothers of the Tomb" features some Rob Halford-esque falsetto vocals, and the Nigel Tufnel-titled "Mad Man in the Attic" is classic thrash metal.
Vienna - Overture (1988) [2018, King Records KICS 3595, Japan]

Vienna - Overture (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
King Records, KICS 3595 | ~ 313 or 101 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 88 Mb
Progressive Rock

"Vienna" was a kind of Japanese super-group because of inclusion of 4 musicians who used to play in popular prog-rock bands: Yukihiro Fujimura ("Gerard"), Shusei Tsukamoto ("Outer Limits"), Toshimi Nagai ("Afflatus" & later also "Gerard") and Ryuichi Nishida ("Novela" & "Mugen")…