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Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious (1980) [2012, Japan] {SHM-CD}  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Nov. 4, 2022
Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious (1980) [2012, Japan] {SHM-CD}

Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious (1980) [2012, Japan] {SHM-CD}
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 42:25 | 480,39 Mb
Label: Motown/USM Japan (Japan) | Cat.# UICY-25333 | Released: 2012-10-17 (1980-03-18)

"Let's Get Serious" is the 6th studio album by Jermaine Jackson, released in 1980. It reached #6 on the Billboard album chart and logged five weeks at #1 on the Top R&B chart. It achieved sales of 900,000 copies in the United States. The title track was 1980's biggest Soul hit of the year and a Top 10 Pop hit as well. This is the most successful album of Jermaine's career.

Kiss - Monster: Japan Tour Edition (2012) {2013, Japan SHM-CD}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 5, 2024
Kiss - Monster: Japan Tour Edition (2012) {2013, Japan SHM-CD}

Kiss - Monster: Japan Tour Edition (2012) {2013, Japan SHM-CD}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 918 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 372 Mb
Full Scans ~ 116 Mb | 00:47:53 + 00:58:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Glam Rock | UMe #UICY 75996/7

As Kiss approach 40 years of ridiculously dumb rock & roll fun, it makes sense that their 20th studio album, Monster, is more self-referential than anything. Following 2009's Sonic Boom, the album marks the second set of tunes by a revamped "original" Kiss lineup, with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons joined by new guitarist Tommy Thayer and re-emerging drummer Eric Singer donning the makeup and personas originated by Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, respectively. Dressing up these semi-random players in the classic comic book costumes is just step one in re-creating the feel of Kiss' 1970s over the top heyday.
Gentle Giant - In'terview (1976/2012) [Japanese Ed., CD & DVD]

Gentle Giant - In'terview (1976/2012)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
EMI Music, TOCP-95086 | ~ 235 or 87 Mb | Artwork -> 249 Mb
DVD: AC-3 Stereo 48Khz/16bit | DTS 4.1 96Khz/48Khz 24bit | PCM Stereo 96Khz/24bit
Progressive Rock | Remastered

Generally considered to be the last must-have recording from these progressive rock giants. Recorded at a frenetic pace, the band had the impossible task of topping their classic, Free Hand. While they didn't surpass the success of previous efforts, they did continue to propel their unique brand of complex music into surprising new directions. Interview is actually a concept album centering on a fictitious interview based upon the music business…
Gentle Giant - Octopus (1972) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2010] PS3 ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Gentle Giant - Octopus (1972) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2010]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 34:07 minutes | Scans included | 1008 MB
or DSD64 2.0 (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans included | 900 MB
or FLAC (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 785 MB

Octopus is the fourth album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant. It was the band's last album with founding member Phil Shulman and the first with new drummer John Weathers, who would remain with the band until their dissolution in 1980. Octopus remains a highly regarded example of the progressive rock genre and is generally considered to represent the start of the band's peak period.
Mötley Crüe - Supersonic And Demonic Relics (1999) [2008, Japan SHM-CD, UICY-93497]

Mötley Crüe - Supersonic And Demonic Relics (1999) [2008, Japan SHM-CD, UICY-93497]
Hard Rock/Glam Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 16 Tracks
Covers | Universal | UICY-93497 | ~583 + 226 Mb

Supersonic and Demonic Relics is mostly the same sort of material the Crüe included as bonus tracks on their 1999 catalog reissues: live performances, rarities, outtakes, alternate versions, and previously unreleased songs; plus an extended Skinny Puppy remix of "Hooligan's Holiday," and the two songs recorded specifically for Decade of Decadence…

Billy Preston - 8 Albums 1971-1977 (2008) [Japan SHM-CD]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Sept. 5, 2021
Billy Preston - 8 Albums 1971-1977 (2008) [Japan SHM-CD]

Billy Preston - 8 Albums 1971-1977 (2008) [Japan SHM-CD]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 2.32 GB | Scans
Genre: Funk, Soul | Label: Universal Japan | Catalog Number: UICY-93455-62

It's advantageous to get an early start on your chosen career, but Billy Preston took the concept to extremes. By age ten he was playing keyboards with gospel diva Mahalia Jackson, and two years later, in 1958, he was featured in Hollywood's film bio of W.C. Handy, St. Louis Blues, as young Handy himself. Preston was a prodigy on organ and piano, recording during the early '60s for Vee-Jay and touring with Little Richard. He was a loose-limbed regular on the mid-'60s ABC TV series Shindig, proving his talent as both a vocalist and pianist, and he built an enviable reputation as a session musician, even backing the Beatles on their Let It Be album. That impressive Beatles connection led to Preston's big break as a solo artist with his own Apple album, but it was his early-'70s soul smashes "Outa-Space" and the high-flying vocal "Will It Go Round in Circles" for A&M that put Preston on the permanent musical map. Sporting a humongous Afro and an omnipresent gap-toothed grin, Preston showed that his enduring gospel roots were never far removed from his joyous approach. He continued to perform and record throughout the '80s, '90s, and 2000s, until he fell into a coma caused by pericarditis late in 2005; sadly, he never regained consciousness and passed away on June 6, 2006.
Derek and the Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) [2008, Japan SHM-CD] Re-up

Derek and the Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) [2008, Japan SHM-CD]
Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 14 Tracks
Scans -> 100 Mb | ~495 + 188 Mb
Universal Music | UICY-93701

Layla stands as one of a handful of pillars of classic rock. The short-lived ensemble that was the Dominos provided an outlet for Eric Clapton to vent his then unrequited (and secret) passion for the wife of his best friend, George Harrison. Romantic anguish inspired Clapton to write and collect an embroiling and interconnected song cycle. Meanwhile, latecomer Duane Allman prodded Clapton to tear it up on guitar, so as not to be overwhelmed by his even more talented foil. Of course, Clapton eventually won the hand of his lady love. And then he divorced her. Sometimes real life messes up a good plot line. ~ Steve Stolder
Cherry Five - Cherry Five (1975) [2010, Japan SHM-CD, Belle 101663]

Cherry Five - Cherry Five (1975) [2010, Japan SHM-CD, Belle 101663]
Progressive Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 6 Tracks
Covers Included | Belle Antique | Belle 101663 | ~304 + 126 Mb | 3% recovery

Intense, is a word that comes to mind when listen to this YES-influenced classic from the seventies. The band simply doesn't slow down for a minute as they rush through the multiple sections in each song. My only complaint is that they should have considered releasing an Italian version (like the MAXOPHONE album) of the album. The English vocals are okay (the accents are fine), but the music is really screaming for some Italian. If you're in the mood for YES-influenced music done with the energy, and optimism, of the 70's Italian prog scene then you will love this CD. ~ Steve Hegede
U.D.O. - Faceless World (1990) {2018, Japanese Reissue, Enhanced SHM-CD}

U.D.O. - Faceless World (1990) {2018, Japanese Reissue, Enhanced SHM-CD}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 549 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 173 Mb | 01:11:51
Full Scans ~ 54 Mb | Bonus Video ~ 46 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Heavy Metal | Avalon #MICP-30096

When Udo Dirkschneider sang lead with the West German metal band Accept, it was clear that AC/DC's Bon Scott was his primary influence. And the headbanger took his love of Scott with him when he departed Accept and formed his own band, Udo, in 1987. Though not as strong as his work with Accept, Faceless World is a decent album that employs mildly gothic imagery at times. Not content to simply crank up the volume and hit us with power chords, Dirkschneider and friends make melody a priority on "System of Life," "Stranger," "Blitz of Lightning" and other songs on this exuberant CD. Faceless World may not be Balls to the Wall (one of Accept's best releases), but it isn't anything to be ashamed of either. Who could have predicted that only three year's after Faceless World came out, this type of rock would have lost so much ground to alternative rock?
Scorpions - Live Bites (1995) [2010, Japan SHM-CD, UICY-94519]

Scorpions - Live Bites (1995) [2010, Japan SHM-CD, UICY-94519]
Hard Rock | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 15 Tracks
Universal Music | UICY-94519 | 2010 Remastering | ~531 + 167 Mb
Scans( jpg) -> 63 Mb

As the title suggests, Live Bites is a collection of live tracks from the Scorpions, recorded at a time (between 1988 and 1995) when they weren't at the top of their form, despite the hit single "Winds of Change." There are occasional highlights that might make the CD worthwhile for the band's most dedicated fans…