Niteflyte - Niteflyte II (1981) [2016, Japan]

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Niteflyte - Niteflyte II (1981) [2016, Japan]

Niteflyte - Niteflyte II (1981) [2016, Japan]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Electronic, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 32:52 | 284,08 Mb
Label: Ariola America/Sony Music Labels Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# SICP 4930 | Released: 2016-08-17 (1979)

Niteflyte was an American funk group, whose main members were Howard Johnson and Sandy Torano. They released an album "Niteflyte" on Ariola Records in 1979, which peaked at #59 on the Billboard Soul Albums chart, and a single, "If You Want It", which hit #37 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. A second album called "Niteflyte II" followed in 1981 on Ariola, but they remain one-hit wonders.

Niteflyte - Niteflyte (1979) [2016, Japan]

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Niteflyte - Niteflyte (1979) [2016, Japan]

Niteflyte - Niteflyte (1979) [2016, Japan]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Jazz-Funk, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 43:49 | 372,88 Mb
Label: Ariola America/Sony Music Labels Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# SICP 4929 | Released: 2016-08-17 (1979)

Niteflyte was an American funk group, whose main members were Howard Johnson and Sandy Torano. They released an album "Niteflyte" on Ariola Records in 1979, which peaked at #59 on the Billboard Soul Albums chart, and a single, "If You Want It", which hit #37 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Cybill Shepherd - Mad About The Boy (1976) [1989, Reissue]

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Cybill Shepherd - Mad About The Boy (1976) [1989, Reissue]

Cybill Shepherd - Mad About The Boy (1976) [1989, Reissue]
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Bossa Nova | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 34:52 | 309,43 Mb
Label: Les Disques Du Crépuscule (Belgium) | Cat.# TWI 470-2 | Released: 1989 (1976)

Happy Birthday, dear Cybill!

In contrast to most actor/actresses-turned-vocalists, there's nothing to joke about on this album - no Golden Throats candidates, except maybe the title track. For starters, Shepherd has a solid jazz ensemble backing her up, led by Stan Getz and arranged by Oscar Neves, and gives us a very enjoyable jazz-flavored record. She takes the Fred Astaire approach to singing, not denying that she has a limited range but working carefully within that range and even using those limitations to her advantage. Getz's solos perfectly complement Shepherd's voice, and she stretches out ravishingly on "This Masquerade," "I'm Old Fashioned" is a sexy torch number in her hands, without a trace of campiness, "Speak Low" soars subtly and elegantly, and the opening number, Ginastera's "Triste," is a sophisticated piece of concert music and a triumph for her as well.

Millie Jackson - E.S.P. (Extra Sexual Persuasion) (1983) [1994, Remastered Reissue]

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Millie Jackson - E.S.P. (Extra Sexual Persuasion) (1983) [1994, Remastered Reissue]

Millie Jackson - E.S.P. (Extra Sexual Persuasion) (1983) [1994, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 36:24 | 353,70 Mb
Label: Southbound Records (Germany) | Cat.# CDSEWM 093 | Released: 1994-09-22 (1983)

"E.S.P. (Extra Sexual Persuasion)" is a Millie Jackson album released in 1983. In addition to her signature soul music songs, it also includes somewhat more Hi-NRG and Funk dance song production popular at the time such as "This Girl Could Be Dangerous", "Sexercise" and the title track.

Aretha Franklin - Sweet Bitter Love (1982) [1989, Digitally Remastered Reissue]

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Aretha Franklin - Sweet Bitter Love (1982) [1989, Digitally Remastered Reissue]

Aretha Franklin - Sweet Bitter Love (1982) [1989, Digitally Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul, Blues, Southern Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 29:53 | 288,71 Mb
Label: Columbia (USA) | Cat.# CK 38042 | Released: 1989-08-24 (1982)

This anthology has a distinct purpose-to demonstrate that while at Columbia Records, Aretha Franklin did some exceptionally fine, even memorable, ballad singing. Aretha's early pop career has been consistently denigrated. The conventional line has it that while at Columbia, she was drowned in a sea of strings, her sensibility withered by a steady diet of Tin Pan Alley material more suitable for Nancy Wilson or Diahann Carroll. Lord knows there were many bloated, catastrophic recordings during those years. And even some of her most sensitive ballad readings were hindered by arrangements and orchestrations that were far from sympathetic-either too lush and overblown, or prosaicly simple. For these reasons, this album is more an anthology of great moments than of fully realized productions. But these tentative excursions by a former gospel singer into a strange new world possess a rare delicacy and fervor.

Sade - Diamond Life (1984) [2017, Japan]

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Sade - Diamond Life (1984) [2017, Japan]

Sade - Diamond Life (1984) [2017, Japan]
R&B, Smooth Soul, Jazz, Sophisti-Pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 44:43 | 308,17 Mb
Label: Epic/Sony Music Labels Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# SICP 5526 | Released: 2017-08-23 (1984-07-16)

"Diamond Life" is the debut studio album by English band Sade. It was first released in the United Kingdom on 16 July 1984 by Epic Records and in the United States on 27 February 1985 by Portrait Records. After studying fashion design, and later modelling, Sade Adu began backup singing with British band Pride. During this time Adu and three of the original members of "Pride" Paul Anthony Cook, Paul Denman and Stuart Matthewman left the group to form their own band called Sade. Following various demos and performances, Sade received interest from record labels and later signed to Epic.

Shalamar - Big Fun (1979) [2018, Japan] {Remastered with 3 Bonus Tracks}

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Shalamar - Big Fun (1979) [2018, Japan] {Remastered with 3 Bonus Tracks}

Shalamar - Big Fun (1979) [2018, Japan] {Remastered with 3 Bonus Tracks}
R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 51:09 | 418,54 Mb
Label: Octave LabOctave Lab/Ultra-Vybe (Japan) | Cat.# OTLCD-5601 | Released: 2018-09-19 (1979-08-30)

"Big Fun" is the 3rd album by American R&B group Shalamar, released in 1979 on the SOLAR label. Big Fun was produced by Leon Sylvers III and is the first album to feature what is considered the 'classic' Shalamar line-up (Jeffrey Daniel, Howard Hewett and Jody Watley), with Hewett having replaced Gerald Brown. The album features the group's biggest hit single, "The Second Time Around". "Big Fun" has been certified Gold in the United States for sales of over 500,000. It peaked at #4 on the R&B chart and #23 on the Billboard chart (Shalamar's highest-placing album on this chart). In the UK it reached #45.

Enchantment - Enchanted Lady (1982) [2011, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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Enchantment - Enchanted Lady (1982) [2011, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Enchantment - Enchanted Lady (1982) [2011, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Funk/Soul, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:11:21 | 740,46 Mb
Label: Columbia/Funkytowngrooves (USA) | Cat.# FTG-262 | Released: 2011-12-13 (1982)

"Enchanted Lady" is the 5th album by Detroit, Michigan-based R&B group Enchantment. It was their first for Columbia Records.

Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious (1980) [2012, Japanese SHM-CD]

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Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious (1980) [2012, Japanese SHM-CD]

Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious (1980) [2012, Japanese SHM-CD]
R&B, Funk/Soul, Motown, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 42:25 | 512,93 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.

Kim Carnes - Best Now (1991) [Japan]

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Kim Carnes - Best Now (1991) [Japan]

Kim Carnes - Best Now (1991) [Japan]
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, AC, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:16:23 | 741,54 Mb
Label: EMI USA/Toshiba-EMI Ltd. (Japan) | Cat.# TOCP-9135 | Released: 1991-12-18

Kim Carnes (born July 20, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter. She is a two-time Grammy Award winner noted for her distinctive raspy vocal style, which has drawn comparisons to Rod Stewart. She had her first solo top-ten hit with a cover version of "More Love" in 1980 and later achieved international success with her album Mistaken Identity which reached #1 in the USA in 1981, and yielded the international hit "Bette Davis Eyes".

Barbra Streisand - Walls (2018) [Japan Blu-spec CD2]

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Barbra Streisand - Walls (2018) [Japan Blu-spec CD2]

Barbra Streisand - Walls (2018) [Japan Blu-spec CD2]
Pop/Rock, Vocal, Ballad | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 47:59 | 1,07 Gb
Label: Columbia/Sony Music Labels Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# SICP 31226 | Released: 2018-12-12 (2018-11-02)

"Walls" is the 36th studio album by American singer and songwriter Barbra Streisand, released on November 2, 2018 by Columbia Records. The lead single "Don't Lie to Me" was written as a criticism of America's political climate amid the presidency of Donald Trump, while the title track alludes to Trump's frequent calls for a wall at the Mexico border. "Walls" debuted at #12 on the US Billboard 200, and opened at #6 on the UK Albums Chart, selling 15,604 copies and giving Streisand her 36th Top 75 album and 15th Top 10 entry in the United Kingdom. In Australia, "Walls" debuted at #7 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

Stan Bush - Dial 818888-8638 (1994) [Japan]

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Stan Bush - Dial 818888-8638 (1994) [Japan]

Stan Bush - Dial 818888-8638 (1994) [Japan]
Rock, Hard Rock, AOR | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 58:04 | 387,43 Mb
Label: Zero Corporation/Toshiba-EMI Ltd. (Japan) | Cat.# XRCN-1151 | Released: 1994-07-27

Guitarist and singer Stan Bush is best known to AOR collectors for the melodic, crunchy pop/rock albums he recorded during the '80s, with and without his backing band, Barrage. Bush began his career as a member of the AOR band Boulder, which released an album on Elektra in 1979. He later landed a solo deal with Columbia and released his self-titled debut in 1983; the record leaned toward the Rick Springfield-ish power pop side of AOR, and the track "All American Boy" was later covered by Y&T.

Stan Bush - Every Beat Of My Heart (1993) [Japan]

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Stan Bush - Every Beat Of My Heart (1993) [Japan]

Stan Bush - Every Beat Of My Heart (1993) [Japan]
Rock, Hard Rock, AOR | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 46:28 | 357,46 Mb
Label: Zero Corporation/Toshiba-EMI Ltd. (Japan) | Cat.# XRCN-1070 | Released: 1993-11-10

"Every Beat of My Heart" is the 3rd studio album by iconic AOR singer Stan Bush originally released in 1992. "Ever Beat…" took a further step in the commercial rock direction of the late `80s-early `90s, proving an obvious successor to "Stan Bush & Barrage". This 3rd album saw Stan's return in the solo artist format as opposed to the band scenario he adopted during the mid-80s. Without a doubt, "Every Beat" is even more polished than the previous two albums, clearly favoring the keyboards over the guitar; that is not to say that guitar parts have been reduced, simply they come somewhat lower in the mix while thankfully the six-string solos establish a firm presence once again. One has to adress that tempos have also dropped on "Every Beat…" making mid-tempo and ballads the norm. Never the less, Stan compensates by delivering some of his best choruses and many incredible vocal lines overall.

Climb - Take A Chance (1988) [Japan]

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Climb - Take A Chance (1988) [Japan]

Climb - Take A Chance (1988) [Japan]
Rock, Pop Rock, Hi-Tech AOR | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 38:19 | 277,15 Mb
Label: InsideOut/Toshiba-EMI Ltd. (Japan) | Cat.# CP32-5730 | Released: 1988-11-26

Best remembered for his successful baseball career as a rising young star with the Montreal Expos, Warren Cromartie earned the affectionate nickname “Cro” and even had a candy bar named after him, a la Babe Ruth. After ten years in the major leagues, at only 30 years old, Cromartie became the first prominent American player still in his prime to sign with a Japanese baseball team. In Japan, Cromartie became a rock star of sorts, winning the coveted MVP award in 1989 and led his team to the Japan Series championship. What most people didn’t know was the fact that Cromartie was an accomplished drummer who befriended and jammed with the Canadian rock band Rush – Cromartie’s name appears on the back cover of Rush’s 1982 album, Signals and he is also thanked in the liner notes. While in Japan, Cro formed an AOR band called Climb with Austrian lead vocalist Joe Hamilton. In 1988, the band put out a limited edition album that was released in Japan only.

The Dazz Band - Keep It Live (1982) [2009, Remastered Reissue]

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The Dazz Band - Keep It Live (1982) [2009, Remastered Reissue]

The Dazz Band - Keep It Live (1982) [2009, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 44:11 | 308,95 Mb
Label: Motown/PTG Records (Netherlands) | Cat.# PTG 34059 | Released: 2009-04-21 (1982)

This album spawned "Let It Whip," and contains a mixture of "Whip"-ish tracks and slow, tantalizing ballads. "Keep It Live" and "Whip" both feature throbbing basslines and spirited vocals. "Whip" is an unusual dance tune in that the song was successful but the dance never caught on. Lead Skip Martin displays his romantic skills on the shuffling "Gamble with My Love" and "Let Me Love You Until." Despite the big hit, this is not the Dazz Band's best overall. Dazz was experiencing growing pains – they wanted to produce themselves totally, but had to defer and follow Motown's suggestions on what the finished product should sound like.