Blues Masters The Very Best of Jimmy Reed

Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues Masters: The Very Best of Lightnin' Hopkins (2000)

Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues Masters: The Very Best of Lightnin' Hopkins (2000)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Texas Blues, Electric Blues, Folk-Blues, Country Blues | Label: Rhino | # 81227-9860-2 | Time: 00:53:45

Pruning 16 tracks from Hopkins' extensive catalog for a best-of meant that some hard choices had to be made. The ones Rhino came up with won't satisfy everyone, but the label did take the correct road by sticking exclusively to the earliest part of his career, 1947-61. Perhaps the decision will offend some fans who feel that his 1960s and '70s work should be represented, but two things should be acknowledged. First, Hopkins, as is the case with most artists, did his most interesting recordings in the earlier part of his career. Second, as is the case with many blues artists, he did not vary his approach substantially throughout the decades. So what you have is a good assortment of his first 15 years on disc, taken from about ten labels, including both originals and covers, and placing the singer/guitarist in various instrumental contexts: with a full electric band (Sonny Terry is on a couple of 1961 cuts), as a solo guitarist, or accompanied by nothing more than a bass or additional guitarist.
Jimmy Somerville - The Very Best Of Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat And The Communards (2001)

Jimmy Somerville - The Very Best Of Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat And The Communards (2001)
EAC Rip | APE: Image+Cue+Log | 547 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 197 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:15:08
Genre: Electronic, New Wave, Synth-Pop, Hi-NRG | Label: Никитин | Cat.№: 4670001545587

The Very Best of Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat and The Communards is a compilation album covering Jimmy Somerville's career in Bronski Beat, The Communards and as a solo artist. It was released in 2001.
Lou Reed – The Very Best Of Lou Reed (Comp. 1999) (Camden DeLuxe)

Lou Reed – The Very Best Of Lou Reed (Comp. 1999) (Camden DeLuxe)
Comp. 1999 | Rock | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 444Mb+34Mb

This compilation, though not comprehensive, is an interesting mix of the well-known and the obscure. It opens with what is probably Reed's most delicate love song, the poignant Perfect Day. His biggest hit, Walk On The Wild Side, follows and then there's the charming Vicious. All the aforementioned tracks are from his highly successful Transformer album.
I Love You Suzanne is a buoyant ditty from one of his lesser-known 1980s albums, but a memorable love song all the same, whilst Caroline Says II and Berlin come from the bleak Berlin album of the early 1970s. I Want To Boogie With You, Last Shot an the humorous I Wanna Be Black are also drawn from more or less obscure albums, although they're all great songs.
Sally Can't Dance and Coney Island Baby are more classics from the 1970s, the first a jerkily rhythmic track and the second a brooding slow song. The album concludes with the melodious Satellite Of Love, a most poetic and moving number.

The Very Best Of Jimmy Cliff & Peter Tosh  Music

Posted by kiki78 at Sept. 15, 2006
The Very Best Of Jimmy Cliff & Peter Tosh

The Very Best Of Jimmy Cliff & Peter Tosh
Genre: Raggae | 2 CD | MP3 320 Kbps | 308 Mb

Keiko Matsui - The Very Best Of Keiko Matsui (2004)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 13, 2018
Keiko Matsui - The Very Best Of Keiko Matsui (2004)

Keiko Matsui - The Very Best Of Keiko Matsui (2004)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 363 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 141 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Contemporary Jazz / Fusion / Smooth Jazz
Verve Music / GRP Records #2600307 / 260-030-7 / 896 554-9

Fusion/new age keyboard player Keiko Matsui grew up in Tokyo and took her first piano lesson at the age of five. Influenced by Stevie Wonder and Rachmaninov as well as early fusion masters Maurice Jarre and Chick Corea, Matsui began composing while in junior high but studied children's culture at the Japan Women's University (Nihon Joshidaigaku). She moved to the Yamaha Music Foundation in Tokyo after graduation and formed Cosmos, recording four albums with the new age group. Her first album as a leader, 1987's A Drop of Water, was released in the U.S. two years after the fact on Passport. The LP also featured her touring partner and husband, shakuhachi player Kazu Matsui, and was financed with their honeymoon money.
The Shangri-Las - Leaders Of The Pack: The Very Best Of Shangri-Las (2005)

The Shangri-Las - Leaders Of The Pack: The Very Best Of Shangri-Las (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | Covers | 01:18:09 | 335 MB + 5% Recovery
Pop | Label: Charly

29 track compilation of the glorious tracks made by the New York trio for Leiber and Stoller's Red Bird label, including all the big hits like 'Leader of the Pack', 'Give him a great Big Kiss' and 'Past Present Future'

Sam Brown - The Very Best Of Sam Brown (2005) Repost  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 13, 2018
Sam Brown - The Very Best Of Sam Brown (2005) Repost

Sam Brown - The Very Best Of Sam Brown (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 475 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 178 Mb
Covers Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Adult Alternative Rock | Radar / Warner Strategic Marketing #RADAR007CD

Sam Brown first shot to fame with the massive UK No. 4 hit "Stop" in 1989. The album of the same name went on to sell over 2.5 million copies worldwide. It also spawned the UK Top 15 hit "Can I Get A Witness?". Her follow-up album "April Moon" yielded the single "Kissing Gate", charting at No. 23. Above all, Brown is an outstanding musician with a voice so distinct and powerful that it didn't take long for fellow musicians to recognize. She was a backing singer on Pink Floyd's "The Division Bell" album and worked with David Gilmour on his 2003 acoustic concert tour throughout the UK & Europe. In 1994, she was a guest with future husband Jools Holland's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and became their vocalist in 2000. The Very Best of Sam Brown is the compilation album from the UK singer-songwriter, Sam Brown. It was released worldwide in 2005. Includes the previously unreleased demo version of ‘Stop!’

Chris Norman - The Very Best Of (2004)  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 12, 2018
Chris Norman - The Very Best Of (2004)

Chris Norman - The Very Best Of (2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sony Music, 517022 2 | ~ 563 or 178 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 88 Mb
Electronic, Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Ballad

Known for his solo hits in the 1980s as well as his hits with the band Smokie in the '70s, Chris Norman is a British soft rock singer with an international following whose career spans several decades. Born on October 25, 1950, in Redcar, North Yorkshire, England, he began his musical career in the band Smokie. Originally founded in 1965, the band changed its name several times before ultimately deciding upon Smokie in the mid-'70s…
Junior Campbell - The Very Best of Junior Campbell ...Back Then... (2013)

Junior Campbell - The Very Best of Junior Campbell …Back Then… (2013)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 02:03:22 | 306 MB
Genre: Pop Rock | Label: Union Square Music

This is a long overdue, but very welcome, compilation of songs from former Marmalade founding member, Junior Campbell. Included are the hits "Hallelujah Freedom" and "Sweet Illusion," as well as a true gem of a song, "Carolina Days". Supposedly a collection of demos, there's an awful lot of excellently produced tracks here to be honest. Stand out songs include a couple of duets with former Tremeloes singer Chip Hawkes, under the name of Kentucky Rain.

Visage - The Face: The Very Best Of Visage (2010)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 3, 2018
Visage - The Face: The Very Best Of Visage (2010)

Visage - The Face: The Very Best Of Visage (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 536 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic, Post-Punk | Label: Polydor | # 5325278 | 01:16:51

Polydor/Universal’s The Face: The Very Best Of Visage collects 15 tracks from the early-'80s synth pop supergroup (featuring members of Magazine, Ultravox, and The Rich Kids), including four versions of their international smash, "Fade to Grey." Longtime listeners who picked up 1993’s Fade to Grey: The Singles Collection will find much of the same here (minus fan favorite “Beat Boy”), but the remixes – which range from excellent (“Fade to Grey" [Michael Gray Mix 2009]) to just passable (“Fade to Grey" [Lee Mortimer Remix 2009]) – and the ultra-hot, club-ready mastering job should entice those who have yet to add these over the top electro-pop legends to their MP3 collections.