Category: SHM-CD

BOSTON – Third Stage [Japan SHM-CD mini-LP] Out Of Print

A long time contributor of this blog asked for BOSTON albums best sounding CD reissues. Boston’s third album “Third Stage” is a superb piece of work but one which suffered from a flat sonic transfer to CD back in the day. It’s has been a busy afternoon comparing 4 different releases of Boston’s “Third Stage“, and finally we have the...

KISS – Crazy Nights {Japan Ltd mini-LP Numbered SHM-CD Remastered} Out Of Print

As requested, more KISS in a remastered Japanese release on SHM-CD, not easy to find discs all out of print now. “Crazy Nights” is one perhaps the more ‘hair metal’ album from Stanley & Co., but at the same time if you dig deeper into the glossy production of the era, you’ll find some classic KISS tunes akin their Seventies glory days.
The sound quality of this Limited, mini-LP replica numbered SHM-CD is fantastic. I assure you there isn’t a better sounding version of this album out there.
Be aware of fake files floating around… this is the real one.
A collector’s item. Only at 0dayrox

KISS – Creatures Of The Night {Japan Ltd mini-LP Numbered SHM-CD Remastered} + 1985 Remix

Here’s another requested KISS in a remastered, Japanese release on SHM-CD, now the superb “Creatures Of The Night“, a Limited mini-LP replica numbered collector’s piece never re-printed, very hard to find.
As extra, we added the 1985 Remix version of the title track, more ‘suited’ to the glammy sound of the era.

KISS – Lick It Up {Japan Ltd mini-LP Numbered SHM-CD Remastered} Out Of Print

More KISS was requested in a remastered, Japanese releases on SHM-CD, so here’s “Lick It Up“, the first unmasked album from the band, and one of my favorites from the legendary band.
You gotta listen to the sound quality of this remastered release, fuller, pretty much in the late Nineties style, but works great for the production job on “Lick It Up”. This Limited, mini-LP replica numbered SHM-CD is a collector’s piece right now, very hard to find even used.

KISS – Animalize {Japan Ltd mini-LP Numbered SHM-CD Remastered} Out Of Print

It was asked by one of you if the remastered, Japanese version on SHM-CD of KISS‘ “Animalize” sounds better than any other digital disc release. “Animalize” sound design always made me scratch my head; I mean, it’s a very well produced album with that ‘new wave of Californian hard rock / hair metal sound’, but resulted quite shocking compared to KISS previous ‘classic sound”.
I never liked the first CD pressings, but this SHM-CD is really good, the best you can get on physical disc.

TYKETTO – Don’t Come Easy [Japan Ltd SHM-CD Mini-LP Remastered] *Exclusive*

After the recent Rock Candy remastered reissue of TYKETTO‘s classic “Don’t Come Easy”, many of you asked for the now out of print Japanese Ltd SHM Mini-LP remastered version to compare.
I am happy with both releases in terms of sound quality; the Rock Candy remaster is punchier and a little more bright, while the Japanese remastering is warmer in the mid-tones, with an excellent Dynamic Range.
As said, both are good: old-school ears will prefer this SHM-CD, unfortunately out of print and sold at ridiculous numbers on eBay.
A Must Have

REVOLUTION SAINTS – Light In The Dark +5 [Japan SHM-CD Deluxe] *Exclusive*

The awesome melodic rock combo REVOLUTION SAINTS, the band featuring Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English), Doug Aldrich (Dead Daisies, Whitesnake), and Jack Blades (Night Ranger), released its second album “Light In The Dark” via Frontiers Music Srl. We can taste now the Japanese version on SHM-CD of this cracking record, among the ‘albums of the year’ when released. The album...

REVOLUTION SAINTS – ST +4 [Japan edition SHM-CD]

The fantastic self-titled debut by REVOLUTION SAINTS was also released in Japan on a superior SHM-CD format plus an exclusive Asian bonus track and 3 additional songs. Supergroup? There’s no other word that fit best REVOLUTION SAINTS, the new project put together by Frontiers Records featuring former Bad English and current Journey drummer Deen Castronovo, AOR legend Jack Blades of...

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...

MOTLEY CRUE – Supersonic And Demonic Relics [Japan SHM-CD remastered] Out Of Print

MOTLEY CRUE‘s Stadium Tour Summer 2020 is breaking record sell outs and lead to additional stadiums. Many of you requested some of their most celebrated albums in a remastered form pressed on High Quality Japanese SHM-CD, and while “Supersonic And Demonic Relics” is a compilation, it isn’t ‘just another compilation’: the disc includes unreleased tracks as well as rare material,...

MOTLEY CRUE – Too Fast For Love +5 [Japan SHM-CD mini-LP remastered] Out Of Print

MOTLEY CRUE‘s Stadium Tour Summer 2020 is breaking record sell outs and lead to additional stadiums. Many of you requested some of their most celebrated albums in a remastered form pressed on High Quality Japanese SHM-CD, and here’s “Too Fast For Love”, Motley’s first LP for Elektra Records, and where all started… Motley Crue made themselves known with their debut...

MOTLEY CRUE – Shout At The Devil +5 [Japan SHM-CD mini-LP remastered] Out Of Print

MOTLEY CRUE‘s Stadium Tour Summer 2020 is breaking record sell outs and lead to additional stadiums. Many of you requested some of their most celebrated albums in a remastered form pressed on High Quality Japanese SHM-CD, and here’s “Shout At The Devil“, presented in a ‘mini-LP’ packaging featuring the original cover that was previously available only on the vinyl LP...

MOTLEY CRUE – Theatre Of Pain +6 [Japan SHM-CD remastered] Out Of Print

MOTLEY CRUE‘s Stadium Tour Summer 2020 is breaking record sell outs and lead to additional stadiums. Many of you requested some of their most celebrated albums in a remastered form pressed on High Quality Japanese SHM-CD, and here’s “Theatre Of Pain“, their third LP which according to times -1985- marked the beginning of the band’s transition away from the traditional...

MOTLEY CRUE – Girls, Girls, Girls [Remastered Japan SHM-CD miniLP + bonus] Out Of Print

MOTLEY CRUE‘s Stadium Tour Summer 2020 is breaking record sell outs and lead to additional stadiums. Many of you requested some of their most celebrated albums in a remastered form pressed on High Quality Japanese SHM-CD. “Girls, Girls, Girls” is the one which definitely made Mötley Crüe rock n’ roll superstars. “Girls, Girls, Girls” continued Mötley Crüe’s commercial hot streak,...

RICHIE SAMBORA – Stranger In This Town [Japan SHM-CD Remastered] Out Of Print

After the recent Bon Jovi posts, some asked for RICHIE SAMBORA solo debut album “Stranger In This Town” in its now hard to find, out of print Japanese SHM-CD press, as far we know, the only remastered version available. Then guitarist from the New Jersey heroes Bon Jovi, th album was released in 1991 while Bon Jovi was on a...