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Spandau Ballet - Diamond (1982) [2008, EMI Music Japan TOCP-70576]

Spandau Ballet - Diamond (1982)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
EMI Music Japan, TOCP-70576 | ~ 255 or 104 Mb | Scans(600dpi, jpg) -> 59 Mb
New Wave / Synth-Pop

With the new romantic movement they'd helped spearhead on the way out, futurist icons Spandau Ballet began thinking seriously about the future on their second album. The seeds of the group's transition to a slick, MOR soul outfit can be heard in hits like "Chant No. 1," the best song Spandau Ballet had come up with…
Spandau Ballet - True (1983) [2008, EMI Music Japan TOCP-70577]

Spandau Ballet - True (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
EMI Music Japan TOCP-70577 | ~ 265 or 105 Mb | Scans
Synth-pop / New Wave

By 1983, with the new romantic movement they'd sprung from a rapidly fading memory, the members of Spandau Ballet showed they had no intention of traveling the same path. Always ambitious, the British quintet really got down to business: Gone were the kilts, frilly shirts, and makeup – as well as the sometimes chilly electronics of their first two albums…

Island - Pictures (1977) [Japan SHM-CD 2013]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Sept. 12, 2017
Island - Pictures (1977) [Japan SHM-CD 2013]

Island - Pictures (1977) [Japan SHM-CD 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 417 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 185 Mb | Scans | 68 Mb | Time: 01:12:44
Belle Antique | BELLE-132177
Progressive Rock, Eclectic Prog

Good band which sounds pretty much canterbury like. The band format includes keys, sax, drums and vocals. The biggest influence for ISLAND definitely seems to be VdGG, and the band certainly approaches progressive rock from the darker end of the spectrum. Sometimes the influence of GENTLE GIANT gets very clear in their music.
Spandau Ballet - Journeys To Glory (1981) [2008, EMI Music Japan TOCP-70575]

Spandau Ballet - Journeys To Glory (1981)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
EMI Music Japan, TOCP-70575 | ~ 253 or 107 Mb | Scans
New Wave / Synth-Pop

Changing their band name as often as they changed the genre of music they played, Spandau Ballet began as a punk rock band calling themselves The Cut. Shortly after they changed their name to The Makers, and again In 1978 they changed their sound to a more power pop renaming themselves Gentry. Changing their sound once again to a more polished, synth heavy pop with an emphasis on the romantic the band changed their name for a last time to Spandau Ballet after (as the story goes) seeing the name "Spandau Ballet" written on a lavatory wall in a bar in Berlin…
Spandau Ballet - Parade (1984) [2008, EMI Music Japan TOCP-70578]

Spandau Ballet - Parade (1984)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
EMI Music Japan TOCP-70578 | ~ 252 or 104 Mb | Scans(600dpi, jpg) -> 83 Mb
Synthpop / New Wave

Parade was Spandau Ballet's follow-up to their most successful LP, 1983's True. "Only When You Leave" reached number three on the U.K. charts. The three other singles that were released do successively worse: "I'll Fly for You" (number nine), "Highly Strung" (number 15), and "Round and Round" (number 19)…
Stevie Wonder - Albums Collection 1966-1985 (14CD) Japanese SHM-CD Reissue 2012 [Re-Up]

Stevie Wonder - Albums Collection 1966-1985 (14CD) Japanese SHM-CD Reissue 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.7 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.35 Gb | Scans ~ 615 Mb
Label: Universal Music Japan | # UICY-20346-20359 | Time: 10:05:00
Funk, Soul, R&B, Pop/Rock, Jazz-Funk, Disco

Collection includes: 'Up-Tight' (1966); 'Down To Earth' (1966); 'My Cherie Amour' (1969); 'Where I'm Coming From' (1971); 'Music Of My Mind' (1972); 'Talking Book' (1972); 'Innervisions' (1973); 'Fulfillingness' First Finale' (1974); 'Songs In The Key Of Life' 2CD (1976); 'Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants' 2CD (1979); 'Hotter Than July' (1980); 'In Square Circle' (1985).
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.
Elvin Jones - Puttin' It Together (1968) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

Elvin Jones - Puttin' It Together (1968) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 263 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 295 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1968, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5051
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Avant-Garde Jazz / Drums

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Proof that Elvin Jones wasn't just riding on the laurels of the Great One during his years with John Coltrane – as the album's a breakout date that has Jones firmly establishing his own voice in jazz! There's an explosive power here that makes us think that Elvin must have really just been biding his time with Coltrane – waiting for the chance to try out his own new ideas in music, and finding the perfect accompanists here in a trio that includes Jimmy Garrison on bass and a young Joe Farrell on tenor, soprano sax, and flute! The lack of a piano in the group really makes for a sense of new freedom that's totally great – not dreamy, melodic piano-less work, as in some of the LA groups of earlier years – but a searing, soaring intensity that Farrell was a perfect choice to head up.
Johnny Smith Trio - Easy Listening (1958) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29084}

Johnny Smith Trio - Easy Listening (1958) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29084}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 179 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 74 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 56 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1958, 2016 Roost / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29084
Jazz / Cool / Guitar

SHM-CD reissue. Comes with a mini-description. Features new remastering if it comes from Parlophone. The gentle genius of guitarist Johnny Smith – perfectly captured in this late nite trio session from the 50s! There's a lot more jazz here than you might guess from the "easy listening" title – and Johnny's working with drummer Charlie Mastropaolo and bassist George Roumanis, in a style that's very much in keeping with his other best Roost work at the time. Smith has this way on the strings that's like few other players of his time – a style of playing the guitar that's so gentle, so spacious, the notes come off the instrument almost by themselves – with a lightly ringing quality that's the best part of the unique Johnny Smith tone.
The Johnny Smith Trio - Johnny Smith Favorites (1959) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29141}

The Johnny Smith Trio - Johnny Smith Favorites (1959) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29141}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 185 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 78 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 51 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1959, 2016 Roost / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29141
Jazz / Cool / Guitar

SHM-CD reissue. Comes with a mini-description. Features new remastering if it comes from Parlophone. Guitarist Johnny Smith in a sweet, laidback trio setting – just the kind of mode that's perfect for his gentle sense of color and tone – a style he virtually invented for jazz guitar in the 50s! The album's one of his classics for the Roost label, and it's a masterpiece in chromatic hues – subtle, simple, but completely fantastic – at a level that makes Johnny Smith one of the true legends in jazz guitar from the 50s. Accompaniment is by George Roumanis on bass and Mousie Alexander on drums – but both players are extremely gentle, and leave most of the sound to Johnny – as it should be. Titles include "Little Girl Blue", "My Funny Valentine", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Everything Happens To Me", "Pavanne", and "Blues Back Stage".