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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.
Thelonious Monk - Solo Monk (1965) {2013 Columbia-Sony Music Japan Blu-Spec CD2 SICP-30247}

Thelonious Monk - Solo Monk (1965) {2013 Columbia-Sony Music Japan Blu-Spec CD2 SICP-30247}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 369 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 163 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 119 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1964-65, 2013 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP-30247
Jazz / Bop / Post Bebop / Modal Music / Piano

Reissue. The latest remastering. Features the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD2 format. Bonus tracks. Monk was a perfectionist not always well-understood by the public or even the musicians of his day. All his other recordings involve other musicians with whom he must interact with varying results. This sometimes makes it difficult to hear Monk as himself rather than as an ensemble player. But this recording gives us a great window into Monk's musical soul unencumbered with any exogenous distractions. One gets the feeling that Monk is playing for himself with no one else in the room. Production values are nil: just Monk and a piano in a bare studio. It is a privelege to be able to eavesdrop on his private explorations of themes of, presumably, his own choosing. Having bonus tracks with 'duplicate' songs is a genuine positive; it allows you to hear Monk's differing approaches to the same material.
Kunihiko Sugano Trio +1 - Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1974) {2013 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD THCD-256}

Kunihiko Sugano Trio +1 - Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1974) {2013 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD THCD-256}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 256 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2013 Three Blind Mice / Sony Music Direct (Japan) / Think! Records | THCD-256 | LP TBM-26
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Three Blind Mice Blu-spec CD reissue series! Limited paper sleeve edition! Kunihiko Sugano is a unique jazz pianist who is known for his huge talent, a pianistic approach reminiscent of Erroll Garner, and a sensitive nature that made it difficult for him to play in front of a large audience. Considering the latter issue, the live performances contained in this CD, recorded at a big hall in Tokyo for a jazz festival produced by the Three Blind Mice label, was a huge success. It is mesmerizing to hear Sugano's probing and exploratory introductions, relentless swing once he gets going, and palpable joy of making music on the spot. The trio, augmented with conga player Yoichi Ogawa, does a great job as well.
Masaru Imada Trio +2 - Green Caterpillar (1975) {2013 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster THCD-222}

Masaru Imada Trio +2 - Green Caterpillar (1975) {2013 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster THCD-222}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 284 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 1975, 2013 Three Blind Mice / Sony Music Direct (Japan) / Think! Records | THCD-222 | LP TBM-39
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Post Bop / Electric Piano / Piano

Three Blind Mice Blu-spec CD reissue series! Limited paper sleeve edition! Pianist Imada Masaru was 42 years old when he recorded this album in 1975. His adventurous spirit led him to use the electric piano for the first time in a recording, and thanks to his musicianship, he made it sound like he'd been playing the instrument for years. The program opens with the title track, a sophisticated urban funk. Guitarist Kazumi Watanabe plays a big role here. It is followed by a more intricate, fusion-like "Straight Flash."
Isao Suzuki & Sunao Wada - Now's The Time (1974) {2014 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster THCD-315}

Isao Suzuki & Sunao Wada - Now's The Time (1974) {2014 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster THCD-315}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 327 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 121 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2014 Three Blind Mice / Sony Music Direct (Japan) / Think! Records | THCD-315 | LP TBM-29
Jazz / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz

Three Blind Mice Blu-spec CD reissue series! Limited paper sleeve edition! Now's The Time captured two groups who performed at the Three Blind Mice's own jazz festival called "5 Days in Jazz 1974." The first group was the Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio with guest soloists Isao Suzuki on cello and Sunao Wada on guitar. They performed two songs on Side A of the original vinyl LP.
George Otsuka Quintet - Physical Structure (1976) {2013 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster THCD-239}

George Otsuka Quintet - Physical Structure (1976) {2013 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster THCD-239}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 269 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1976, 2013 Three Blind Mice / Sony Music Direct (Japan) / Think! Records | THCD-239 | LP TBM-62
Jazz / Post Bop / Drums

Japanese drummer George Otsuka is always one hell of a hip cat – one of those players whose name on a record always means that we'll pick it up – and never fail to hear something wonderful! And while Otsuka first got his start working with a piano trio at the end of the 60s, this sweet set from the mid 70s really has him stretching out nicely – working with a freewheeling group that has plenty of spiritual elements – but in that gentler avant mode you'd find in the Japanese scene of the time. The set's got some especially great Fender Rhodes and piano from Fumio Karashima, plus tenor and soprano sax from Shozo Sasaki – and all tracks are nice and long, and really let the instrumentation build up in this flowing, organic sort of way. Mitsuaki Furuno plays bass, and Norio Ohno adds in a bit of extra percussion too – and titles include a nice reading of "Naima", with lots of fast-moving congas – plus "Physical Structure", "Mustard Pot", and "Little Island".

Scorpions - Return To Forever (2015) [Japan Press, Blu-spec CD2]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Oct. 4, 2017
Scorpions - Return To Forever (2015) [Japan Press, Blu-spec CD2]

Scorpions - Return To Forever (2015) [Japan Press, Blu-spec CD2]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 535 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 177 Mb | Scans | 119 Mb | Time: 01:11:07
RCA/Sony Music | SICP-30719
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Return to Forever is the eighteenth studio album by German rock band Scorpions. It was released on February 20, 2015 in Europe and on February 23 in North America. As the opposite usually happens, the brand-new SCORPIONS studio album "Return To Forever" has appeared later in Japan - just three days ago - however worth the wait as it's manufactured on the superior Blu-Spec CD2 format, and apart of including the European deluxe edition 4 bonus, adds 2 exclusive to this release. This "Return To Forever Japanese Blu-Spec CD2" worth the extra pennies. The Digipak is velvet-textured, and you have two exclusive bonus tracks: the kickin' hard rocker "One And One Is Three" very much in the '84 Scorpions vibe (and a crime that it is not included in the regular CD), plus the hooky "Crazy Ride", a melodic rocker in the pure Schenker tradition.
Tonton Macoute - Tonton Macoute: Revisited Edition (1971) {2017, 2 Blu-Spec CD, Remastered}

Tonton Macoute - Tonton Macoute: Revisited Edition (1971) {2017, 2 Blu-Spec CD, Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 613 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 230 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 102 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock, Fusion, Progressive Rock | Neon Records / WaSaBi Records #WSBAC-0056/7

Tonton Macoute was a progressive jazz/rock band formed in the UK in 1971 from the remaining 4 musicians of Windmill after the death of lead singer/guitarist Dick Scott in a road accident whilst on tour. Both bands were managed by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikely (Matthews Southern Comfort/The Herd/and Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Titch). The personnel consisted of Paul French-vox and keys, Dave Knowles- vox, sax and flute, Chris Gavin (Gavin Wilkinson)-guitar and bass, and Nigel Reveler-drums and percussion, Paul went on to form Voyager who charted in 1979 with a song entitled Halfway Hotel. They released 3 albums too, before disbanding in 1982. They have recently reformed to release the album Eyecontact…
Hideto Kanai Group - Q (1971) {2013 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster THCD-255}

Hideto Kanai Group - Q (1971) {2013 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster THCD-255}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 274 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2013 Three Blind Mice / Sony Music Direct (Japan) / Think! Records | THCD-318 | LP TBM-6
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Bass

The sixth album released by Three Blind Mice turned the spotlight on Hideto Kanai a veteran bassist who had been pursuing a very progressive, unique and uncompromising kind of jazz since the early 1960s. With his passion for educating young musicians and adventurous nature, Kanai has drawn some comparisons to another great leader, Charles Mingus, whom he respected.
Ryo Kawasaki - Mirror of My Mind (1979) Blu-Spec CD, Reissue 2015

Ryo Kawasaki - Mirror of My Mind (1979) Blu-Spec CD, Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Guitar Jazz | Label: Think! | # THCD-300 (DQCP-3085) | 00:41:31

Mirror of My Mind is an album by Japanese musician Ryo Kawasaki, released in 1979. It was recorded at Power Station Studios (now called Avatar Studios) in New York City, USA.