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Jackson Browne - The Very Best of (2004)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 30, 2016
Jackson Browne - The Very Best of (2004)

Jackson Browne - The Very Best of (2004)
Pop Rock, Classic Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:35:25| 357 MB
Label: Elektra/Rhino | Release Year: 2004

Though Jackson Browne's albums are not plentiful in a career that stretches 32 years, he's released just over a dozen–they're filled with songs that serve as resilient touchstones for millions who passed through those decades. Originally forging a way for himself as a songwriter, his debut, Saturate Before Using, placed him at the forefront of the southern California rock scene. His contemporaries and compatriots, the Eagles, even took his "Take It Easy" to the top of the charts. Even at his most anthemic, his songs resonate with small details that keep the proceedings human-scaled. The sympathetic accompaniment buoys a voice that's remarkable for its lack of idiosyncrasies. His unmannered singing voice is an essential component in making songs like "These Days," "Fountain of Sorrow," and "Running on Empty" flow with a casual ease that belies the high level of craftsmanship throughout.

Gerald Albright - The Very Best Of Gerald Albright (2001)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 12, 2017
Gerald Albright - The Very Best Of Gerald Albright (2001)

Gerald Albright - The Very Best Of Gerald Albright (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 456 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, R&B | Label: Atlantic | # 83460-2 | Time: 01:04:44

The first five chronologically sequenced tracks of this compilation mirror the rise of the smooth-jazz radio phenomenon. "So Amazing," "Bermuda Nights," "In the Mood," "My, My, My," and "Anniversary" are all still staples of the format. Released between 1987 and 1990, all (except the second one) are covers of popular R&B tunes, and they still sound fresh. These songs alone make this an excellent collection for smooth-jazz fans. Starting with his fifth album, Live at Birdland West, the exciting tenor saxophonist became a little more adventurous, often completely crossing that broad line that separates smooth jazz from contemporary electric jazz. Two duets–one with Lee Ritenour, "G & Lee," and "Boss of Nova," with Joe Sample–are two examples of his playing that sets Albright apart from most saxophonists who are tagged with the smooth-jazz label. Serious Albright fans may not appreciate the absence of his popular duets with his frequent partner, vocalist Will Downing, but that aside, this is a worthy summation of Albright's successful tenure at Atlantic Records.

Thelonious Monk - The Very Best of Thelonious Monk (2012)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 8, 2017
Thelonious Monk - The Very Best of Thelonious Monk (2012)

Thelonious Monk - The Very Best of Thelonious Monk (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 382 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 152 MB | 01:06:19
Jazz | Label: Concord Music | Release Year: 2012

Concord's 10-track disc provides an introduction to Monk's mid-50s recordings for the Prestige and Riverside labels. Collected here are prime examples of Monk in mid-career as an iconoclastic pianist, writer of jazz standards, and a band leader who attracted spectacular players to his sessions. Among the notable compositions are "Blue Monk," "Ruby, My Dear" and "'Round Midnight," and the sessions are highlighted by the talents of Percy Heath, Art Blakey, Clark Terry, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Paul Chambers, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Haynes and many more. This is neither a full-telling of Monk's career, which also included key recordings on Blue Note and Columbia, nor of his entire six year run on Prestige and Riverside (the original albums of which are mostly still in print); but for an introduction to Monk's music, this is a good place to start.
ZZ Top - Rancho Texicano: The Very Best Of ZZ Top (2004) Repost

ZZ Top - Rancho Texicano: The Very Best Of ZZ Top (2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Warner Bros., 8122-78908-2 | ~ 1057 or 364 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 48 Mb
Blues Rock / Hard Rock / Southern Rock

Since Rhino released an exhaustive four-disc ZZ Top box in October 2003, some may question the appearance of a double-disc retrospective in June 2004, a mere eight months after the box set. The two may be released awfully close to each other, but they do play to different audiences – in other words, there are a bunch of fans who want all the hits, but not a full box set, and that's what the 38-track Rancho Texicano: The Very Best of ZZ Top delivers…

Hamilton Bohannon - The Very Best Of (1995)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 1, 2017
Hamilton Bohannon - The Very Best Of (1995)

Hamilton Bohannon - The Very Best Of (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 505 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 MB | 01:30:54
Disco, Funk, Soul | Label: Rhino | Release Year: 1995

Drummer Hamilton Bohannon (born March 7, 1942) was among the top bandleaders, percussionists, and producers in '70s disco/dance music. Bohannon grew up in Newnan, GA, and was drumming in a high school band while an elementary school student. After earning a music degree from Atlanta's Clark College, he was hired as a drummer by Stevie Wonder and moved to Detroit, where he was a bandleader and arranger for Motown tours until he joined Dakar/Brunswick in 1972. Bohannon perfected his formula of heavy, thudding bass accents and aggressive rhythms while recording for Dakar.

Arvo Pärt - The Very Best Of Arvo Pärt (2010)  Music

Posted by uff at Feb. 28, 2017
Arvo Pärt - The Very Best Of Arvo Pärt (2010)

Arvo Pärt - The Very Best Of Arvo Pärt (2010)
Classical | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
EMI, 50999 6 29443 2 8 | rel: 2010 | 610Mb

For newcomers to the work of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, this generous two-disc collection of performances from EMI's archive would be a good place to start exploring. The authoritative Pärt performances would probably be the premiere releases on ECM, produced by Manfred Eicher, but these performances are all of a very high quality and there is a handful of works that ECM has never recorded.

Chris Rea - The Very Best Of Chris Rea (2001) Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at Feb. 27, 2017
Chris Rea - The Very Best Of Chris Rea (2001) Repost

Chris Rea - The Very Best Of Chris Rea (2001)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
EastWest, 0927 42128 2 | ~ 538 or 187 Mb | Scans(png) -> 120 Mb
Blues Rock / Classic Rock / Soft Rock

British singer and guitarist Chris Rea has enjoyed a run of popularity in Europe during the late '80s and early '90s after almost a decade of previous recording. Rea started out performing with a local group called Magdalene, taking David Coverdale's place; the band won a national talent contest in 1975 as the Beautiful Losers, but still failed to get a record contract…

Bee Gees - The Very Best Of The Bee Gees (1990) {Club Edition}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 26, 2017
Bee Gees - The Very Best Of The Bee Gees (1990) {Club Edition}

Bee Gees - The Very Best Of The Bee Gees (1990) {Club Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 497 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 187 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop, Disco | Polydor #76 167 6

Polydor wised up with this 1997 expanded version of their 1990 set, The Very Best of the Bee Gees, in that they took the collection and added nine tracks (from 12 to 21), intensifying the study of the impressive depth and breadth of the Bee Gees catalog. The collection runs chronologically from the group's late-'60s folk-pop period through their legendary disco contributions, thus tracing the arc of the Gibbs brothers' diverse career via their influence on pop culture and vice versa. The collection is then topped off by two late-'80s cuts that sit alongside the collection remarkably well and serve as a reminder that the Bee Gees were much more than the definition of disco, but continued to write some great songs regardless of production or arrangement.
Rod Stewart - The Story So Far: The Very Best Of Rod Stewart (2001) {Remastered}

Rod Stewart - The Story So Far: The Very Best Of Rod Stewart (2001) {Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,04 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 373 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 125 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Warner Bros. Records #8122-73581-2

The Story So Far: The Very Best of Rod Stewart is a 2001 Rod Stewart career-retrospective compilation album, which summarizes his solo work beginning with material from his 1971 breakthrough album Every Picture Tells a Story until his 2001 album Human. For contractual reasons, only two songs from his Mercury Records tenure ("Maggie May" and "You Wear It Well") were included (a third song from the Mercury era, "Reason to Believe", was included in a live acoustic version from the Warner Bros. album Unplugged…and Seated). The rest of the material is from different albums released under Warner Bros. Records…

Michael Bolton - The Very Best Of Michael Bolton (2005)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 23, 2017
Michael Bolton - The Very Best Of Michael Bolton (2005)

Michael Bolton - The Very Best Of Michael Bolton (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 555 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 183 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 73 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, Adult Contemporary
Columbia / Sony Music #82876747942

The U.K. collection The Very Best of Michael Bolton – initially released in 2005, repackaged as a slide pack in 2007 – is a good overview of the singer's peak years, containing all the big hits except "Love Is a Wonderful Thing" (only natural, considering the lawsuit surrounding the song) in a 17-track compilation that should give most listeners all the Bolton they need.