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

Craig Douglas - The Very Best Of Craig Douglas (2004)  Music

Posted by SuniR at April 24, 2017
Craig Douglas - The Very Best Of Craig Douglas (2004)

Craig Douglas - The Very Best Of Craig Douglas (2004)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 228 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 142 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 84 Mb
Vocal Pop, Rock & Roll, Ballad | Label: EMI Gold, #:7243 8 66258 2 3 | 2004 | 01:08:17

Mild-mannered British teen idol Craig Douglas topped the U.K. charts in 1959 with "Only Sixteen," a cover of a Sam Cooke song that spent 15 weeks in the top spot. He had nearly a dozen hits between 1959-1963, all of which were featherweight cover versions of songs by American acts such as the Drifters, Gene McDaniels, Steve Lawrence and Dion… The Very Best of Craig Douglas is a 30-song anthology of his original Top Rank and Columbia recordings from his hit period that expands upon and replaces the out of print collection, Only Sixteen.

Michael Crawford - The Very Best Of Michael Crawford (2004)  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 18, 2017
Michael Crawford - The Very Best Of Michael Crawford (2004)

Michael Crawford - The Very Best Of Michael Crawford (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 457 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 214 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Pop, Stage & Screen | EMI / Virgin #7243 8 75389 2 4 / VTCD 685

Most popular to theater audiences from his title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's version of The Phantom of the Opera, Michael Crawford was in fact a star of the British stage and screen for almost two decades before that. Born in Wiltshire, England, in 1942, he began singing in the school choir and, while still a teenager, changed his name from Dumble-Smith to the more charismatic Crawford and began working in radio, television, and film. After first stepping on the London stage in the early '60s, Crawford's first regular television series was the BBC's 1960s show Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life…
Manu Dibango - African Soul: The Very Best Of Manu Dibango (1997) [Re-Up]

Manu Dibango - African Soul: The Very Best Of Manu Dibango (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 562 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb | Scans included
African Jazz, Makossa, Funk, World Fusion | Label: Mercury | # 534766-2 | 01:14:04

This retrospective of the legendary Cameroon saxophonist Manu Dibango includes 10 prime examples of his eclectic style, including his internationally successful hit, "Soul Makossa", the percolating percussion and layered brass of "Africadelic", and the '80s disco of "Sun Explosion".
Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Retrospective - The Very Best Of E.S.T. (2009) {ACT Music 9021-2}

Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Retrospective - The Very Best Of E.S.T. (2009) {ACT Music 9021-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 453 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 176 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 45 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2009 ACT Music | 9021-2
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Piano Trio

Despite the fact that 2008’ Leucocyte, would be the Esbjörn Svensson Trio's final album due to the tragic scuba diving accident that killed Svensson, this was a band that had traversed such wide musical territory they deserved a retrospective treatment simply to sum up what had transpired between the release of 1993’s When Everyone Has Gone and that premature finale. While this 70-minute single disc doesn’t contain any unreleased material, or pre-1999 material (in favor of presenting the trio’s fully developed aesthetic), it is beautifully compiled.

Brenton Wood - The Very Best Of (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 6, 2017
Brenton Wood - The Very Best Of (2017)

Brenton Wood - The Very Best Of
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 38:17 min | 224 MB
Label: The Bicycle Music Company / BMC-39635-02 | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017
Soul, R&B, Oldies

The Very Best Of charts Brenton Wood's prolific time for Double Shot Records from his worldwide pop hits 'The Oogum Boogum Song', 'Gimme Little Sign' and 'Baby You Got It' to the classic 'dedicated to you' ballads 'Me and You' and 'I Like The Way You Love Me', all the way to his deep soul gem 'Diamonds' and his classic Sam Cooke cover 'A Change Is Gonna Come'. The Very Best Of is newly re-mastered and has the Los Angeles soul legend sounding better than ever!

John Coltrane - The Very Best of John Coltrane (2001)  Music

Posted by SuniR at April 2, 2017
John Coltrane - The Very Best of John Coltrane (2001)

John Coltrane - The Very Best of John Coltrane (2001)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps | 01:14:50 | 174 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz, Post Bop | Label: Impulse!, 314 549 913-2

This isn't the first CD that has had the title The Very Best of John Coltrane, and one can safely assume that it won't be the last. The focus of this 74-minute collection is Coltrane's Impulse output – specifically, modal post-bop that he recorded from 1961-1964.