Christmas Spirit, The Best Classical Choirs

The Brian Setzer Orchestra – Christmas Rocks! The Best Of Collection (2008)

The Brian Setzer Orchestra – Christmas Rocks! The Best Of Collection (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log => 472 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps => 162 MB | Full scans => 37.8 MB
Label: Surfdog Records | Catalog.#: 2-512780 | Genre: Rockabilly

Brian Setzer released Boogie Woogie Christmas in 2002 and the live DVD Christmas Extravaganza in 2005, the same year as his second Christmas LP, Dig That Crazy Christmas – that's a lot of holiday music in a short span of time and it's all condensed on two 2008 compilations, Christmas Rocks! The Best Of Collection and The Ultimate Christmas Collection. Christmas Rocks! is a single-disc collection of 20 highlights from the 2002 and 2005 albums with a couple of unreleased cuts…
Various Artists - Zounds Best of the Best - Classical Oldies
Genre: Classic Rock | 1CD | FLAC | 453 Mb
1993 | Publisher: Phono Music | Language: div.


Posted by Flush at Oct. 14, 2006


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Nat King Cole - The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics (1992)

Nat King Cole - The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 126 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 66 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Swing, Easy Listening | Capitol Jazz #CDP 7 98288 2

For those needing a reminder of Cole's very original and expert piano playing, this 18-track roundup of some of his best instrumentals should fit the bill. Part of Capitol's three-volume series of Cole's classic trio sides (the other two cover the vocals), The Best of the Nat King Cole Trio includes gem after gem from the group's 1943-1949 prime and features the classic lineup that included guitarist Oscar Moore and bassist Johnny Miller. With Cole and Moore seamlessly blending lines throughout, the group forged the standard for many a piano trio to follow by way of classics like "Jumpin' at Capitol," "Sweet Georgia Brown," and "These Foolish Things"…
Blancmange - Second Helpings: The Best Of Blancmange (1990) [Re-Up]

Blancmange - Second Helpings: The Best Of Blancmange (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 86 Mb
Genre: Synthpop, New Wave, Post-Punk | Label: London | # 8573 81949-2 | Time: 00:49:33

Blancmange is a perfect band for a compilation: it was only around for three albums, so there's not a lot of material to pick and choose from (meaning that many fan favorites will fall by the wayside), and all three albums are spotty enough that buying Second Helpings: The Best of Blancmange is a quick and neat way to get pretty much all of the high points. (That said, it would have been nice if the atmospheric instrumental "Sad Day" from 1982's Happy Families had made the cut.) The duo's three best singles, the propulsive "Blind Vision" (featuring Neil Arthur's most manic vocals), the boppy and Erasure-like "That's Love, That It Is" (the closest the duo ever got to a U.S. hit), and the hypnotic, Middle Eastern-flavored "Living on the Ceiling" (an '80s weekend radio staple even though it wasn't much of a hit at the time), are all present and accounted for, as are their other singles and a smattering of quality album tracks. A simple "all meat no filler" compilation, Second Helpings: The Best of Blancmange is just about all the Blancmange most people will ever need.
Hootie & The Blowfish - The Best Of Hootie & The Blowfish: 1993 Thru 2003 (2004)

Hootie & The Blowfish - The Best Of Hootie & The Blowfish: 1993 Thru 2003 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 533 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Alternative Rock, American Trad Rock, Jam Bands | Label: Atlantic/Rhino | # 8122-78083-2 | 01:07:44

Hootie & the Blowfish never were cut out to be superstars. They were meant to be the best band at the local bar. They were ordinary guys, and they played ordinary music, the kind that could be heard in any college town on the East Coast or Midwest during the early '90s when the local bar wasn't having grunge night. It was the ordinariness of the music on their 1994 debut, Cracked Rear View, that connected with millions of American listeners – they sounded like everybody's favorite local band. Once they were superstars, their bubble burst fairly quickly as the 1996 follow-up sold considerably fewer than the debut, and by the end of the decade, they had settled into a reliable routine of turning out modest records and touring steadily, without many people outside of their core fans noticing. Their popularity might have declined, but as the 2004 Atlantic/Rhino compilation The Best of Hootie & the Blowfish (1993 Thru 2003) illustrates, their music changed very little over the course of the decade, nor did the quality of their music decline.

NewSong - The Best Christmas Ever (2016)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Nov. 17, 2016
NewSong - The Best Christmas Ever (2016)

NewSong - The Best Christmas Ever (2016)
Holiday, Pop | MP3 320 kbps | 63:55 | ~146 Mb
Label: Word Entertainment | Tracks: 15 | 2016

NewSong's 3rdChristmas album is a blend of new material and some of the bands most popular songs from their 2 previous Christmas albums. The album's title tack "The Best Christmas Ever" is slated to go to Christian radio Fall 2016. This year also marks the 15thanniversary of the band's now classic "The Christmas Shoes", which is included on the album as a never before released live version of the song. Jeremy Redmon (Big Daddy Weave) & Tedd T (For King & Country) are splitting up the production on the 5 new studio tracks.

VA - The Best Of Christmas Hits (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Oct. 25, 2016
VA - The Best Of Christmas Hits (2016)

VA - The Best Of Christmas Hits (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:14:25 | 176 Mb
Genre: Pop, Jazz, Easy Listening / Label: Sony Music

Sony Music Presents The Best Of Christmas Hits with Pop, Jazz, Easy Listening. Must have for all Pop, Jazz, Easy Listening lovers, when Support artists Fifth Harmony, Britney Spears, Hall & Oates, Michael Bolton, The Great British Barbershop Boys, Elvis Presley, Celine Dion filled with the contrast of this selection. Our website offers publication are available for acquaintance of listening and acquisition. The material is designed and signed as a reference on your choice of several exchangers file. Convenience, reliability and availability, is the property of our portal, efficiency and commitment to new heights, as well as the immensity of the creative transformation.
Stevie Wonder - The Christmas Collection (2004/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Stevie Wonder - The Christmas Collection: The Best Of Stevie Wonder (2004/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 42:36 minutes | 1,87 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This assortment of seasonal cheer features Stevie Wonder applying his inimitable vocal technique to familiar and unusual Yuletide songs, with predictably successful results. In "Someday at Christmas" he yearns for a Christmas when "Men won't be boys/playing with bombs like kids play with toys"–this album was recorded during the Vietnam War–striking a plaintive tone not often found on Christmas albums. Other high points include his joyous reading of "Little Drummer Boy," with its steadily building martial beat, and chestnuts like "Silver Bells" and "The Christmas Song," which Wonder delivers with total assurance, as well as a palpable sense of fun. He even brings a measure of soul to more sentimental numbers like "One Little Christmas Tree" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Me," while "What Christmas Means to Me" invokes the bubbling bass line of the Capitols' "Cool Jerk," and features a blissful harp solo.

The Best You - December 2015  Magazines

Posted by Karabas91 at Nov. 27, 2015
The Best You - December 2015

The Best You - December 2015
English | PDF | 76 pages | 14 MB

December is the month of celebration and festivities, often with family and friends – a moment to reflect, be thankful and to plan for the future, ahead of the new year. We have plenty to help you enjoy the spirit of the season in this month’s The Best You. Along with a whimsical look at the world’s best Christmas trees and an interview with panto star Matthew Kelly, we have spiritual advice from Barbara De Angelis, Sandy Newbigging and Ali Bastian who shares a yoga idyll. We chat with those who have led at the highest level in sport and politics with our interviews with Sir Clive Woodward and Alastair Campbell – see what they think it takes to be a winner. We profile Harrison Ford ahead of the latest Star Wars release, and the world’s #1 batsman Joe Root. Enjoy this bumper issue and don’t forget to sign up for The Best You Expo and join us to make 2016 the year you sparkle.