80s Japan

Finis Henderson - Finis (1983) {Japan Motown}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 23, 2017
Finis Henderson - Finis (1983) {Japan Motown}

Finis Henderson - Finis (1983) {Japan Motown}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 324MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

Within a refined setting of easy listening pop ballads and lightly funky up-tempo selections produced by Al McKay, Henderson proves himself an assured vocalist with mastery of clarity and phrasing. The problem here is the material isn't challenging enough – it's often formulaic and derivative of other early-'80s releases. Even a contribution from Stevie Wonder, "Crush on You," wanders into oblivion. But the singer's debonair tone and elegant, polished diction makes the weaker sound stronger. A perfect example is the mid-tempo "I'd Rather Be Gone," which suffers from a sleepy melody and clichéd rhythm arrangement.

38 Special - Strength In Numbers (1986) {1994, Reissue, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at March 14, 2017
38 Special - Strength In Numbers (1986) {1994, Reissue, Japan}

38 Special - Strength In Numbers (1986) {1994, Reissue, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 308 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 125 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Southern Rock, Hard Rock, AOR | A&M Records / Polydor #POCM-1967

Strength in Numbers is the seventh studio album by the southern rock band 38 Special, released in 1986. This album was the last one to feature the founding member and co-frontman Don Barnes, until he rejoined the band in 1992.
Dio - Holy Diver (1983) {2012, Deluxe Edition, Remastered, Japan}

Dio - Holy Diver (1983) {2012, Deluxe Edition, Remastered, Japan}
2CD | EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 636 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 228 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal | Universal Music Catalogue #UICY-94790/1

After playing a major role in five positively classic heavy metal albums of the late '70s and early '80s (three with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow and two with Black Sabbath), it seemed that singer Ronnie James Dio could truly do no wrong. So it wasn't all that surprising – impressive, but not surprising – when he struck gold yet again when launching his solo vehicle, Dio, via 1983's terrific Holy Diver album. Much like those two, hallowed Sabbath LPs, Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules, Holy Diver opened at full metallic throttle with the frenetic "Stand Up and Shout," before settling into a dark, deliberate, and hypnotic groove…

Saga - The Security Of Illusion (1993) {Japan 1st press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at March 2, 2017
Saga - The Security Of Illusion (1993) {Japan 1st press}

Saga - The Security Of Illusion (1993) {Japan 1st press}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 353 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 121 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Zero Corporation #XRCN-1065

Saga are a Canadian rock band, formed in Oakville, Ontario. Jim Crichton and Welsh-born vocalist Michael Sadler have been the principal songwriters for Saga. Ian Crichton is the band's guitarist; apart from his work with Saga, he has recorded several solo albums as well as sessions with Asia. The band's keyboardist, Scottish-born Jim "Daryl" Gilmour, joined Saga in December 1979 after Greg Chadd left the band in August 1979. The Security of Illusion is the ninth studio album by Saga, originally released in 1993. The album marks the return of keyboardist Jim Gilmour and drummer Steve Negus, both of whom left the band in 1986 due to management concerns.

Jennifer Lopez - This Is Me...Then [Japan] (2002)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Feb. 20, 2017
Jennifer Lopez - This Is Me...Then [Japan] (2002)

Jennifer Lopez - This Is Me…Then [Japan] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 775 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Latin pop, R&B | Label: Sony Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: EICP 170

Don't pay attention to the title, which is absolutely nonsensical and bewildering – it suggests that This Is Me…Then is a compilation, which it isn't, and it also suggests that this has some sort of theme, which it doesn't – and concentrate on the music, which is the strongest, sultriest, best music Jennifer Lopez (who has abandoned the moniker J-Lo) has recorded for any of her three albums. This, of course, doesn't mean that it's a radical musical departure, though there are differences here – the glitzy dance-pop has been phased out, there's a stronger urban soul vibe, particularly on the lush surfaces and sexy grooves.
Reflexionen - Reflexionen (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Reflexionen - Reflexionen (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 255 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 255 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1983, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6431
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz / Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. One of the more freewheeling groups we've ever heard recording for the Timeless label – especially during the 80s stretch in which this set was recorded – a free-thinking quartet that features Urs Leimgruber on soprano, tenor, and bass saxophone – plus Don Friedman on piano, Bobby Burri on bass, and Joel Allouche on drums! Leimgruber's sound really sets the tone for the record – with moody passages some stretches, or a bolder attack at other moments – then supported strongly by Friedman's piano, really gets a lot of freedom here. All tracks are long, and very different than usual for Timeless.
John Paul Jones - Scream For Help (1985) {Atlantic-EastWest Japan AMCY-2746 rel 1998}

John Paul Jones - Scream For Help (1985) {Atlantic-EastWest Japan AMCY-2746 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 273 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 36 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1985, 1998 Atlantic / EastWest Japan | AMCY-2746
Rock / Stage & Screen / Soundtrack / Pop Rock / Electronic / Synth Pop

This is a must-have for JPJ or those who collect Zeppelin material. This isnt the bone crushing rock n roll you expect but some good experimentation by Jonsey. With Jimmy Page on 2 tracks and Jon Anderson of Yes on 2 tracks,plus the bonus of Jones himself singing on tracks, I really enjoyed the various types of music on this. "Crackback" will remind you of the same hard hitting sound heard on Zep 4 while "Chilli Sauce" is all in the mind of Jones stepping away from Zeppelin and into his own. A sweet piece of work for sure and when you select this CD for the collection, dont forget to pick up "Zooma"also.

Dio - Holy Diver (1983) {2007, Reissue, Remastered, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 2, 2017
Dio - Holy Diver (1983) {2007, Reissue, Remastered, Japan}

Dio - Holy Diver (1983) {2007, Reissue, Remastered, Japan}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 358 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 183 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 49 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal | Vertigo #UICY-93390

After playing a major role in five positively classic heavy metal albums of the late '70s and early '80s (three with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow and two with Black Sabbath), it seemed that singer Ronnie James Dio could truly do no wrong. So it wasn't all that surprising – impressive, but not surprising – when he struck gold yet again when launching his solo vehicle, Dio, via 1983's terrific Holy Diver album. Much like those two, hallowed Sabbath LPs, Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules, Holy Diver opened at full metallic throttle with the frenetic "Stand Up and Shout," before settling into a dark, deliberate, and hypnotic groove for the timelessly epic title track…

Dio - Holy Diver (1983) [Nippon Phonogram 32PD-128, Japan]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 27, 2017
Dio - Holy Diver (1983) [Nippon Phonogram 32PD-128, Japan]

Dio - Holy Diver (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1986 | Nippon Phonogram, 32PD-128 | ~ 269 or 98 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 16 Mb
Hard Rock / Heavy Metal

After playing a major role in five positively classic heavy metal albums of the late '70s and early '80s (three with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow and two with Black Sabbath), it seemed that singer Ronnie James Dio could truly do no wrong. So it wasn't all that surprising – impressive, but not surprising – when he struck gold yet again when launching his solo vehicle, Dio, via 1983's terrific Holy Diver album…
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.