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Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel (2005) [2014, Japanese Blu-spec CD2]

Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel (2005) [2014, Japanese Blu-spec CD2]
Pop/Rock, Electronic, Synth-pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 52:21 Min. | 388,13 Mb
Label: Mute Records/Sony Music Labels Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# SICP 30545 | Released: 2014-04-23 (2005-10-17)

"Playing the Angel" is the eleventh studio album by the English electronic music band Depeche Mode, released on 17 October 2005 in the UK by Mute Records and on 18 October in the United States, Mexico and Canada by Sire Records and Reprise Records. It was supported by the Touring the Angel tour. "Playing the Angel" debuted at #6 on the UK Albums Chart, selling 32,505 copies in its first week. In the United States, the album debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 98,000 copies.
Kennedy - Twinkling Nasa (1986) {King Records Japan Blu-spec CD KICS3611 rel 2018}

Kennedy - Twinkling Nasa (1986) {King Records Japan Blu-spec CD KICS3611 rel 2018}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 286 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 68 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1986, 2018 Nexus / King Records Japan | Blu-spec CD | KICS 3611
Rock / Prog Rock / Jazz Rock / Fusion

Long forgotten and unknown short-lived Japanese prog act,led by ex-Dada leader Izumi Mutsuhiko.The band was formed in early-80's after the demise of Dada with Mutsuhiko leaving behind the Electronic territory to explore some synth-driven Fusion field.By mid-80's the rest of the band featured Usami Hitoshi on drums, Ito Koji on sax and keyboardistand Kitaoka Atsushi.Their debut ''Twinkling NASA'' was released in 1986 on King Records with tracks recorded between 1981 and 1985,as a result two more keyboardists are featured on the sleeve notes,Fukami Seiichi and Senba Motoi.Mutsuhiko himself handles all guitars,synthesizers and electronic effects.
Cheap Trick - Busted (1990) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}

Cheap Trick - Busted (1990) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 547 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 174 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 70 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Power Pop, Arena Rock, Hard Rock, AOR | Epic / Sony Music #SICP 31073

Busted is the eleventh studio album released by Cheap Trick, which was released in 1990 and peaked at number 44 on the US album charts. After the success of "The Flame" from the previous album Lap of Luxury, the band recorded Busted with a similar format, especially on the single "Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love." The single peaked at number 12 on the US charts. Guest musicians on the album include Mick Jones of the band Foreigner (guitar on "If You Need Me"), Chrissie Hynde from Pretenders (vocals on "Walk Away"), and Russell Mael of Sparks (vocals on "You Drive, I'll Steer"). Session musician (and former member of Poco) Kim Bullard played keyboards on the album. The album was certified Gold in Canada in November 1990.
Cheap Trick - Lap Of Luxury (1988) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}

Cheap Trick - Lap Of Luxury (1988) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 571 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 185 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 67 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Power Pop, Pop Rock, Hard Rock | Epic / Sony Music #SICP 31072

Cheap Trick's comeback album is by no means a return to the creativity and vitality of their glory days. But even though Lap of Luxury is largely formulaic, the band's strongest collection of material in some time fills that late-'80s pop-metal formula quite well. Combining grandly romantic power ballads ("Ghost Town") with catchy hard rockers ("Never Had a Lot to Lose"), Lap of Luxury consistently delivers strong hooks and well-crafted songs, proving that Cheap Trick were still capable of outdoing many of the bands they helped inspire. The album produced two Top Five singles in a cover of Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" and the band's first number one hit, "The Flame."
Pageant - The Pay For Dreamer's Sin (1989) {King Records Japan Blu-spec CD KICS3621 rel 2018}

Pageant - The Pay For Dreamer's Sin (1989) {King Records Japan Blu-spec CD KICS3621 rel 2018}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 300 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 107 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 87 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1989, 2018 Crime / King Records Japan | Blu-spec CD | KICS 3621
Rock / Prog Rock / Symphonic Prog

This is one of the beauties of the Japanese progressive rock. PAGEANT was formed in '81 by guitarplayer Ikkou Nakajima, singer/keyboard player Hiroko Nagai, bass player Nagashima and drummer Hideaki Indou. In '85 they appeared on a Japanese progrock compilation entilted "Progressive Battle" and one year later PAGEANT released their debut-album "La Mosaïque de la Rêverie", a 'classic'. The band was completed by Kazuhiro Miyatake (flute and electric guitar) and Nobuyuki Nagashima (bass) on those records. The second album "Abysmal Masquerade" appeared in '87 and two years followed by the third record entitled "The Pay for a Dreamer's Sin". On this album Hiroko Nagai and Hideaki Indou remained from the original line-up, Kazuhiro Miyatake played flute on two tracks and the band's new guitarplayer became Hiroyuki Maeno.

Joe Beck - Beck (1975) Japanese Blu-Spec 2013 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at March 19, 2018
Joe Beck - Beck (1975) Japanese Blu-Spec 2013 [Re-Up]

Joe Beck - Beck (1975) Japanese Blu-Spec 2013
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Jazz Fusion | Label: King Records/CTI | # KICJ 2347 | Time: 00:35:57

This 1975 Kudu album by Joe Beck was never reissued on CD in the United States but available only as a Japanese import on the King label. Beck is a masterpiece of mid-'70s funky jazz and fusion. Beck retired in 1971 to be a dairy farmer. He returned to make this album his opus. Featuring David Sanborn, Don Grolnick, Will Lee, and Chris Parker, all of the album's six tracks were recorded in two days. Overdubs were done in another day and the minimal strings added by Don Sebesky were added on a third day. "Star Fire" opens the set and features the interplay of Beck's riffing and lead fills with Sanborn's timely, rhythmic legato phrasing, and the communication level is high and the groove level even higher. On "Texas Ann," another Beck original, Sanborn hits the blues stride from the jump, but Beck comes in adding the funk underneath Grolnick's keyboard while never losing his Albert Collins' feel. On "Red Eye," Beck's two- and three-chord funk vamps inform the verse while Sebesky's unobtrusive strings provide a gorgeous backdrop for Sanborn, who stays in the mellow pocket until the refrains, when he cuts loose in his best Maceo Parker. The deep funk of Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin's "Café Black Rose" showcases the band's commitment to groove jazz with a razor's edge.
Cheap Trick - The Doctor (1986) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}

Cheap Trick - The Doctor (1986) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 423 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 140 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 64 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Power Pop | Epic / Sony Music #SICP 31071

The Doctor is the ninth studio album by Cheap Trick, released in 1986. Since the beginning of the 1980s, Cheap Trick saw increasing pressure from their label, Epic Records, to produce material that was more commercial. In 1985, the band successfully gained a commercial comeback with the Top 40 album Standing on the Edge. For that album, the band had planned on returning to the rough sound of their 1977 debut, but producer Jack Douglas backed out of mixing process due to the legal issues he was having with Yoko Ono. Mixer Tony Platt was called in, and as a result, the album's production featured keyboards and electronic drums more prominently than the band and Douglas had intended. For the follow-up album, Platt was hired as producer and he opted for the dominant use of commercial-sounding synthesizers. The Doctor was released in November 1986.
Cheap Trick - Standing On The Edge (1985) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}

Cheap Trick - Standing On The Edge (1985) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 458 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 147 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 67 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Power Pop | Epic / Sony Music #SICP 31070

Standing on the Edge is the eighth studio album by the American rock group Cheap Trick, released in 1985. Jack Douglas, the producer of Cheap Trick's debut album Cheap Trick, made a return for this release. When released, Standing on the Edge peaked at number 35 on the Billboard 200 and was on the charts for 19 weeks. After a few albums of more pop-oriented material, Standing on the Edge saw Cheap Trick return to their standard hard-rocking sound. The album was produced by Jack Douglas, who produced the band's eponymous debut album as well as the Found All The Parts EP. Originally, Cheap Trick planned on returning to the rough sound of their first album.
Cheap Trick - Next Position Please (1983) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}

Cheap Trick - Next Position Please (1983) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 559 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 184 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 72 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Power Pop | Epic / Sony Music #SICP 31069

Cheap Trick attempted to ride the new wave on 1982’s One on One, but wound up with a wipe-out, so they recovered by hiring Todd Rundgren, one of the few ‘70s album-rockers who proved that he knew how to negotiate the treacherous waters of the early ‘80s, for 1983’s Next Position Please. Rundgren wielded a heavy hand during his production, pushing Cheap Trick toward making a record that could easily be mistaken for a Utopia record – so much so, the Todd composition, “Heaven’s Falling,” slips onto the second side without calling attention to itself. The bright surfaces with the guitars and keyboards melding so tightly with the vocal harmonies they’re inseparable, produce a sound that is uncannily reminiscent of Oops!
Cheap Trick - One On One (1982) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}

Cheap Trick - One On One (1982) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 509 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 165 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 63 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Power Pop | Epic / Sony Music #SICP 31068

Tom Petersson left Cheap Trick following the George Martin-produced All Shook Up, and the band was somewhat left in a lurch, recording 1982’s One on One largely without a bassist; eventual replacement Jon Brant is on record and on the cover, but he’s obscured by a picture of Rick Nielsen, possibly because the guitarist handled the bulk of the basslines on the LP. In any case, One on One finds Cheap Trick rebounding from Martin with a slick, punchy, AOR record, hemmed in a bit by stiff sequenced rhythms – you can almost feel Bun E. Carlos straining against the metronome – but sparkling in its analog synths and pumped-up guitars. No, it’s not as ballsy as Cheap Trick’s best, but its glossy glimmer is appealing, a combination of heavy metal roar and new wave strut, and would be more so if the songs were just a bit tighter.