80s Japan

Oneohtrix Point Never - Good Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2017) {Japan Edition}

Oneohtrix Point Never - Good Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork | 47:16 min | 444 MB
Label: Beat Records – BRC-558 | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017
Soundtrack

Had he been making music a few decades ago, Daniel Lopatin, a.k.a. Oneohtrix Point Never, could’ve scored everything from Dune to Blade Runner. On Good Time, he tingles spines with unsettling, echo-chamber ambience (“6th Floor”), throws in some winking '80s nostalgia (cheesy electric-guitar sounds on “Bail Bonds”), and keeps you riveted with all kinds of buzzing synths and abrasive textures. But it's most rewarding when Lopatin honors his sci-fi/thriller-scoring forebears: The title track revels in the sort of arpeggiated, tension-ratcheting keys that would make Giorgio Moroder and Vangelis proud.

Scorpions - World Wide Live (1985) [Japan TOCP-6941~42]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Aug. 10, 2017
Scorpions - World Wide Live (1985) [Japan TOCP-6941~42]

Scorpions - World Wide Live (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1991 | Tochiba-EMI, TOCP-6941~42 | ~ 523 or 190 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 80 Mb
Hard Rock

Since the Scorpions' career was at its peak, World Wide Live could not have been recorded at a better time. This 19-track album contains all of their early-'80s hits, and while they aren't as energetic on-stage as they are in the studio, the band still perform with a great amount of flamboyance…

Kool & The Gang – Gold (2005) [2008, Japan SHM-CD]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Aug. 9, 2017
Kool & The Gang – Gold (2005) [2008, Japan SHM-CD]

Kool & The Gang – Gold (2005) [2008, Japan SHM-CD]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 971 MB | Covers Included
Genre: R&B, Funk, Disco | Label: Universal Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: UICY-91044/5

Believe it or not, Gold is the first compilation with U.S. distribution to provide a fair and rather thorough glance at Kool & the Gang’s career from 1969 through 1987. Dozens upon dozens of other sets either focus on one of the group’s distinct eras or attempt clumsily to appease those who want “Jungle Boogie” and “Joanna” in one spot. The Chronicles catalog division of Mercury realized that roughly 90 percent of Kool & the Gang’s chart hits can fit neatly on two discs, so this is an ideal package for casual fans who can appreciate raw ’70s funk and slick, radio-friendly ’80s R&B.

Lady GaGa - Born This Way (2011) [Special Edition, Japan]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Aug. 2, 2017
Lady GaGa - Born This Way (2011) [Special Edition, Japan]

Lady GaGa - Born This Way (2011)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Streamline/Interscope, UICS-1228/9 | ~ 923 or 259 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 18 Mb
Electro / Synth-pop / Europop

Not long into the ceaseless promotional parade for Born This Way, Lady Gaga’s second full-length record and easily the most anticipated record of the 2010s, a certain sense of inevitability crept into play. It was inevitable that Born This Way would be an escalation of The Fame, it was inevitable that Gaga would go where others feared to tread, it was inevitable that it would be bigger than any other record thrown down in 2011, both in its scale and success…

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.
Heart - Ballads: The Greatest Hits (1996) [Capitol TOCP-8945, Japan]

Heart - Ballads: The Greatest Hits (1996)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Capitol, TOCP-8945 | ~ 341 or 123 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 35 Mb
Pop Rock, Classic Rock, Soft Rock

Heart has been responsible for some of classic rock's most instantly recognizable and enduring ballads, especially such '70s-era cuts as "Dog and Butterfly," "Dream Boat Annie," and "Love Alive." But it was their '80s pop makeover period in which they scored their highest charting hit ballads, which is precisely what the 2001 compilation, Ballads: Greatest Hits, focuses on…
Face To Face - Standards And Practices (1999) {Victor Japan VICP-60760 - bonus tracks}

Face To Face - Standards And Practices (1999) {Victor Japan VICP-60760 - bonus tracks}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 327 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 41 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999 Lady Luck Records / Victor Japan | VICP-60760
Rock / Punk Rock / Alternative Rock / Punk Revival / New Wave / Skatepunk / Punk Pop

Punk revivalism may incite a brash attitude and a sour disposition, but there is also a soft spot. It's not always about angst and rebellion. There's a passionate side too. SoCal punkers Face to Face tone down their skate punk snarl for an intriguing set of covers on Standards and Practices, kissing the hands of those '80s new wave/indie rock/punk bands that came before them. The band picked their own favorite tunes, paying tribute to bands such as the Smiths, the Pogues, Jawbreaker, the Ramones, and the Pixies. Standards and Practices is raw and vibrant, and the underlying power behind their own versions also exudes the excitement found in the original songs and escapes the repetitiveness found on most compilations.

Elton John: 3CD (1988 - 1997) [Nippon Phonogram, Japan]  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 17, 2017
Elton John: 3CD (1988 - 1997) [Nippon Phonogram, Japan]

Elton John: 3CD (1988 - 1997)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Nippon Phonogram | ~ 1143 or 409 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 210 Mb
Pop Rock / Classic Rock

~ Albums: 1988 - Reg Strikes Back; 1993 - Duets; The Big Picture ~

VA - 101 80s Hits (5CD, 2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at June 15, 2017
VA - 101 80s Hits (5CD, 2017)

VA - 101 80s Hits (5CD, 2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 06:27:42 | 817 Mb
Genre: Reggae, New Wave, Pop, Folk, Soul, Rock, Funk / Label: Universal Music

EMIs massive five-disc collection of 101 80s Hits is about as budget as you can get without putting the thing together yourself at home. The 101 tracks are heavy on the U.K. hits, so for every international smash like Karma Chameleon Culture Club and Walking on Sunshine Katrina & the Waves theres a Kayleigh Marillion and a Good Heart Feargal Sharkey. That said, it's nice to hear something other than Queen's We Will Rock You, and hearing Limahl spin his Neverending Story next to Whitesnake is kind of fun, but these collections are a dime a dozen! The Human League are an English synthpop band formed in Sheffield. Dont Dream Its Over is a song by the Australian rock band Crowded House.
Elton John - Greatest Hits 1970-2002 (2002) [Universal Music UICZ-1072~3, Japan]

Elton John - Greatest Hits 1970-2002 (2002)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Universal Music, UICZ-1072~3 | ~ 1019 or 366 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 49 Mb
Pop Rock / Classic Rock

Greatest Hits 1970-2002 is a nearly flawless double-disc set commemorating Elton John's three-decade career. Disc one features what may arguably be John's most essential work: Seeing songs such as "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Candle in the Wind," and "Bennie and the Jets" – not to mention "Your Song," "Rocket Man," and "Tiny Dancer" – lined up back to back reaffirms just how diverse, and yet universal, his songwriting talent is…