Category: SHM-CD

CHICAGO 19 [Japanese SHM-CD remastered +3] Out Of Print

During the ’80s CHICAGO created a string of really successful albums with their sound morphing to mainstream AOR / Adult Contemporary, something first time followers of the band disliked. But for AOR / West Coast fans like me, these records are pure gold. Appeared in 1988, “Chicago 19” deepens even more into the Eighties blistering AOR sound thanks to masterful...

AIRPLAY – Airplay +3 [Japan Ltd. SACD Remastered by Jay Graydon] (2018)

Top LA Session musician Jay Graydon has been remastering himself all his back catalog and this version of the classic AIRPLAY album “Airplay” is the definitive, must have release. Pressed on high quality SACD / Super Audio / Hybrid CD miniLP replica, the sound quality is outstanding. And there’s 3 previously unreleased demo versions, which as you might suspect, doesn’t...

DANGER DANGER – Screw It ! [Japan remaster Blu-Spec CD2]

I was about to purchase the first DANGER DANGER album freshly remastered by Rock Candy Records UK, when I noticed Sony Music Japan not only just released it one month ago, but also the second album from the band, this awesome “Screw It!” complete with bonus tracks and manufactured with the sonically impressive Blu-Spec CD2 system. For their second album...

CHICAGO 18 [Japanese SHM-CD remastered +2] + rare unreleased track

During the ’80s CHICAGO created a string of really successful albums with their sound morphing to mainstream AOR / Adult Contemporary, something first time followers of the band disliked. But for AOR / West Coast fans like me, these records are pure gold. “Chicago 18” originally released in 1986 captures like few the classic mid-80s FM sound, and this Japanese reissue on high quality SHM-CD with a fully remastered treatment is a must for aficionados of this genre.
Additionally, we added here an unreleased track from the “Chicago 18” sessions, only available at the band’s website years ago and impossible to find now.

DWAYNE FORD – Needless Freaking [Japan remastered AOR CITY 1000 series]

“Needless Freaking” by DWAYNE FORD is one of the must have discs reissued in the Sony Music Japan campaign titled AOR CITY 1000 featuring a Low-priced remastered Reissue on 100 classic AOR / AC albums from their back catalog, many of them out of print or hard to find. This is a limited offer (ending March 2017) with the incredible...

CINDERELLA – Night Songs [Japan remastered LTD MiniLP SHM-CD] Out Of Print

This one was requested many times: the Out Of Print Japanese SHM-CD release of CINDERELLA‘s cracking debut “Night Songs“, remastered, with a miniLP replica artwork plus a bonus track. Hailing from Pennsylvania and fronted by charismatic vocalist / guitarist Tom Keifer, Cinderella was discovered by Jon Bon Jovi who helped to get the band signed by Mercury Records. The rest...

KISS – Revenge [Japanese SHM-CD remastered]

One of you have asked our impression about the Japanese, high-fidelity SHM-CD format remastered version of “Revenge”, the underrated and killer KISS album originally released in 1992. Well, this remaster sounds million bucks. It’s much, much deeper at the low midrange, the overall sonic spectrum is clearer and it possesses a great dynamic range. Also, it’s being sold pretty cheap...

BRYAN ADAMS – Reckless +3 [Numbered Limited Edition Remastered SHM-CD] *EXCLUSIVE*

And here’s another request: the rare, out of print, collectors numbered Limited Edition remastered Japanese release of BRYAN ADAMS blockbuster album “Reckless”, pressed on high quality SHM-CD. This version is of particular interest ‘cos include as bonus track the B-side “Diana”, retired from distribution by Adams himself, not available into any other reissue / compilation, and in my opinion, one...

JOE SATRIANI – The Extremist [Japan Remaster Blue-SpecCD2]

Finally arrived from Japan my favorite JOE SATRIANI albums from the Legacy Recordings reissue series 2016, remastered and manufactured with the high quality Blu-specCD2 technology. Considered by many his finest opus, the fantastic “The Extremist” is one of Satriani’s most focused albums ever infested with high quality songs and serves as a benchmark in Joe’s career. “The Extremist” is a...

JOE SATRIANI – Surfing With The Alien [Japan Remaster Blue-spec CD2]

Finally arrived from Japan my favorite JOE SATRIANI albums from the Legacy Recordings reissue series 2016, remastered and manufactured with the high quality Blu-specCD2 technology. As you may know, Blu-specCD2 format is Sony’s answer to SHM-CD, taking Blu-Ray technology to create CD’s Phase Transition Mastering via blue laser diode cutting (using a different polycarbonate plastic) resulting in a superb sound....

JOE SATRIANI – Flying In A Blue Dream [Japan Remaster Blue-SpecCD2]

Finally arrived from Japan my favorite JOE SATRIANI albums from the Legacy Recordings reissue series 2016, remastered and manufactured with the high quality Blu-specCD2 technology. “Flying In A Blue Dream” is a very special Joe Satriani where he sings straight-out hard rockers combined with splendid instrumentals. “Flying In A Blue Dream” is by far the most versatile Joe Satriani yet....

MICHAEL McDONALD – If That’s What It Takes [Japan SHM-CD AOR Best Selection 1300]

As requested, here’s in exclusive “If That’s What It Takes”, the other MICHAEL McDONALD album released as part of the Warner Music Japan ‘AOR Best Selection 1300’ reissue series. For this, McDonald’s solo debut, the ‘who’s who’ from the legendary LA Session is present: half-Toto in Steve Lukather and Mike & Jeff Porcaro, Robben Ford, Greg Phillinganes, Michael Omartian, and...

MICHAEL McDONALD – No Lookin’ Back [Japan SHM-CD remastered] *EXCLUSIVE*

As requested, here’s in exclusive MICHAEL McDONALD‘s 1985 album “No Lookin’ Back” in its Japanese SHM-CD remastered version, released as part of the Warner Music Japan ‘AOR Best Selection 1300’ reissue series. Ex- member of The Doobie Brothers, “No Lookin’ Back” is McDonald’s second solo album, and as you can see in the credits, this is a heavily synth based...

MOTLEY CRUE – Dr. Feelgood [Japan SHM-CD MiniLP / Ltd 2-Disc]

MOTLEY CRUE very much defined the ’80s. Californian hard rock glammy style. And one reader requested some of their most celebrated records in a remastered form pressed on High Quality Japanese SHM-CD, this special edition including a bonus disc. “Dr. Feelgood” is Mötley Crüe’s more ‘glossy’ record ever, overproduced to some people’s judgement. Not for me, I am a sucker...

ECLIPSE – Armageddonize [Japan SHM-CD Deluxe Edition 2CD]

Without a doubt, Swedes ECLIPSE are one of the most spectacular Melodic Hard Rock acts appeared in the last twenty-five years. Frontiers Music released an expanded, Deluxe Edition of Eclipse’s hit album “Armageddonize” in conjunction with the band’s appearance at Melodifestivalen in Sweden. Titled “Armageddonize (Deluxe Edition)”, this is the Japanese edition pressed on high quality SHM-CD. This expanded edition...