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

The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac (2002)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Feb. 2, 2017
The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac (2002)

The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac (2002)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Warner Strategic Marketing, 8122 73635 2 | ~ 540 or 182 Mb | Scans(png) -> 53 Mb
Soft Rock / Classic Rock
Anita Baker - Sweet Love: The Very Best Of Anita Baker (2002)

Anita Baker - Sweet Love: The Very Best Of Anita Baker (2002)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 532 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 184 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 39 Mb
R&B, Soul | Label: Atlantic/Rhino/Warner Music, #:8122 73603 2 | 2002 | 01:18:03

Rhino's 2002 compilation The Best of Anita Baker contains all of her hits – both the pop crossovers and songs that were big only on the R&B charts. Many of these songs are presented in their single edits, not the album versions, which is a plus, since these are the versions that were played on the radio. Although it is true that nothing Anita Baker did was ever as sublime as Rapture, she did continually turn out fine adult contemporary and urban soul ballads throughout the late '80s and early '90s, all of which are here, making this not just a good summary/introduction, but a nice disc of highlights for those searching for more than Rapture. –Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Daryl Hall & John Oates - The Very Best Of (2001)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 26, 2017
Daryl Hall & John Oates - The Very Best Of (2001)

Daryl Hall & John Oates - The Very Best Of (2001)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Camden Deluxe / RCA, 74321 828682 | ~ 501 or 181 Mb | Scans Included
Soft Rock / Pop Rock / Soul

There's one thing wrong with The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates, and it's minor – the promotional 12" mix of "Adult Education" is included in favor of the 7" version. This isn't a big deal and it doesn't mar what is the best overview of Hall & Oates' RCA years, the era when they became the biggest-selling duo in the history of rock…

John Coltrane - The Very Best of John Contrane (2012)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 18, 2017
John Coltrane - The Very Best of John Contrane (2012)

John Coltrane - The Very Best of John Contrane (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 465 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 171 MB | 01:14:33
Jazz | Label: | Release Year: 2012

John Coltrane was a brilliant jazz musician, and there really is no phase of his career that doesn't feature stunning sax work, but he was just learning how to run and lead a band (while trying to kick a heroin habit) when he recorded for Prestige Records in the mid- to late '50s. This set collects some of the highlights from that period, and while it includes wonderful early signature pieces like "Traneing In" and "Bahia," the full measure of Coltrane's talent and vision (and heroin-free music) was still mostly off in the future when these recordings were made. Trane elevated the tenor sax above its station in the big band era to be a supreme soloing instrument in the bop era. His intense stylings were uniquely creative and are still treasured by fans many decades removed from his tragically early death.

Chic - The Very Best Of Chic (2000) {Rhino}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 16, 2017
Chic - The Very Best Of Chic (2000) {Rhino}

Chic - The Very Best Of Chic (2000) {Rhino}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 522 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 191 mb
Genre: R&B, soul, disco

The Very Best Of Chic is a 2000 compilation CD by American soul band Chic. Released by Rhino Records, this features all of their hit songs plus more.

Donovan - The Very Best Of Donovan (1988) {1995, Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 15, 2017
Donovan - The Very Best Of Donovan (1988) {1995, Reissue}

Donovan - The Very Best Of Donovan (1988) {1995, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 411 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 175 Mb
Scans Included (JPG,300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Epic #EPC 462560 2

An icon of flower power who emerged as a folksinger but later gained hits like "Sunshine Superman" with bright psychedelic pop. Upon his emergence during the mid-'60s, Donovan was anointed "Britain's answer to Bob Dylan," a facile but largely unfounded comparison which compromised the Scottish folk-pop troubadour's own unique vision. Where the thrust of Dylan's music remains its bleak introspection and bitter realism, Donovan fully embraced the wide-eyed optimism of the flower power movement, his ethereal, ornate songs radiating a mystical beauty and childlike wonder; for better or worse, his recordings remain quintessential artifacts of the psychedelic era, capturing the peace and love idealism of their time to perfection. The Very Best Of includes all of the Scottish folk rocker's biggest smashes. Features 'Mellow Yellow', 'Sunshine Superman', 'Hurdy Gurdy Man', 'Jennifer Juniper', 'Riki Tiki Tavi' & much more.