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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.
Boston SO, Charles Munch - Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works (1962/2006) Japanese Blu-Spec CD, 2009

Claude Debussy: Prélude À L'Après-Midi D'Un Faune; Nocturnes; Printemps
Maurice Ravel: La Valse; Boléro
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Charles Munch, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: BMG Japan | # BVCC 20008 | Time: 01:05:26

There could be no better introduction to the sound of the Boston Symphony, in the repertoire in which it became most famous, than this French collection with Charles Munch. Sometimes wild and unpredictable in concert performances, Munch's conducting here is both visceral yet elegant, full of mystery when called for and unbridled in its passion at other times. 1962 Recordings.
The Lovin' Spoonful - Best Of Vol. 2 (1968) [Mini LP Blu-spec CD2, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Best Of Vol. 2 (1968)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2016 | Sony Music Japan, SICP-31006 | ~ 340 or 189 Mb | Scans(png) -> 214 Mb
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock

Though it was released only a year after The Best of the Lovin' Spoonful, during which the group had made only one more new studio album, The Best of the Lovin' Spoonful, Volume Two was the equal of the first volume in quality…
The Lovin' Spoonful - Everything Playing (1967) [Mini LP Blu-spec CD2, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Everything Playing (1967)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2016 | Sony Music Japan, SICP-31010 | ~ 359 or 178 Mb | Scans(png) -> 197 Mb
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock

The Lovin' Spoonful's fourth album, Everything Playing, was made under trying circumstances. Musically, the Sgt. Pepper/Summer of Love era had made the Spoonful's good-time, jugband approach obsolete, and chief songwriter John Sebastian had to try to keep up…
The Lovin' Spoonful - Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful (1966) [Mini LP Blu-spec CD2, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful (1966)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2016 | Sony Music Japan, SICP-31009 | ~ 384 or 166 Mb | Scans(png) -> 195 Mb
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock

Having released two previous albums and a soundtrack, along with a stream of singles, over the previous 12 and a half months, the Lovin' Spoonful assembled their third regular studio LP, Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful, for release around Thanksgiving 1966…