Jean-Yves Thibaudet has undertaken the complete solo piano works of another late nineteenth/early twentieth century French composer: Erik Satie. This even includes a sample of Vexations, that theme and two variations that Satie instructs to be played slowly, 840 times. It's interesting to compare Thibaudet's interpretations of these works with those of Aldo Ciccolini, who was one of Thibaudet's teachers. Overall, Thibaudet gives a less-Romantic interpretation, with less overt emotion and more introverted abstraction, but it is not overly academic.
Face To Face is one of the most influential pop-punk bands in the last 15 years. Their signature brand of catchy, fast punk rock with intelligent, thought-provoking lyrics has spoken to a generation of punk fans across the world. Although probably most well known in the mainstream with their 1994 radio single 'Disconnected', Face To Face cultivated a large touring base that sustained their career well beyond the early success of that single. Shoot The Moon: The Essential Collection features 19 of Face To Face's best songs re-mastered, along with 2 unreleased tracks: 'Thick As A Brick' and 'Disconnected' recorded live at their final show in September 2004 in Los Angeles, CA. The deluxe packaging includes a slipcase cover and a 28-page booklet with in-depth liner notes and rare photos.
The most comprehensive collection of Pogues material to date, 30:30 - The Essential Collection arrived on the heels of the band's 30th anniversary. Comprised of material culled from 1984 to 1996 and representing each of the group's seven studio albums, the two-disc set offers up a winning mix of bona fide classics ("If I Should Fall from Grace with God," "A Pair of Brown Eyes," the contemporary Christmas standard "Fairytale of New York," and its less yuletide-centric kissing cousin "A Rainy Night in Soho") and fan favorites ("Rain Street," "Boys from the County Hell," "Misty Morning, Albert Bridge") that dutifully encapsulates the best of the band's "lost decade."
The Essential Collection: 1965–1997 is a box-set compilation album from The Carpenters that, with the exception of a few track changes, is essentially the same as the 1991 From the Top set. Coming in at four discs and 73 songs, this album is one of the biggest of all Carpenters compilation sets. The songs from this box set are everything from the Richard Carpenter Trio recordings from 1965 to their biggest hits in the early 1970s to the last song ever recorded by the Carpenters, “Now”.
2009 three CD collection. How do you like your Funk, y'all? Streetwise, southern fried or paaarty? You'll find them all here as this collection of original rare grooves brings you Curtis Mayfield, The Meters, Funkadelic, Bobby Womack, Mavis Staples and many other true funky legends. Sure to satisfy, this is funky perfection on plastic! Includes informative notes on all songs featured. 60 tracks.
Here we present 40 of Ray's most notable works. Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), known professionally as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. He was sometimes referred to as "The Genius", and was also nicknamed "The High Priest of Soul".
Gilbert O'Sullivan is without doubt one of the UK's most successful singer songwriters. He became a worldwide superstar in the 70's topping the UK and US single charts. Today he continues to be regarded as one of the world s finest songwriters with his songs being covered by major artists including Michael Bublé, Neil Diamond and Nina Simone, with notable admirers including Paul Weller and Mick Hucknall. Gilbert has had 14 top 40 singles including 3 number 1 singles Clair , Get Down and Alone Again (Naturally) in the US. This new 2CD ultimate collection features all of his classic hits but also comes right up to date with his latest single No Way (which has been a massive hit at Radio 2) and the brand new single…