Alan Parsons The Very Best Live

Alan Parsons - The Very Best Live (1995) {Japan 1st press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 10, 2016
Alan Parsons - The Very Best Live (1995) {Japan 1st press}

Alan Parsons - The Very Best Live (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 487 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 179 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 43 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | RCA/BMG Victor #BVCP-884 (09026-68229-2)

The Alan Parsons Project rarely toured or played live, but the energy, atmosphere, and compelling flow that surrounds The Very Best Live proves that the band's stage presence seemed to come naturally. Recorded during a 1994 European tour, each of these songs is performed unchanged and untainted, which automatically makes for a pleasing live album. Some of the more ear-catching tracks include a riveting version of "The Raven," with Parsons using the voice vocoder exactly as he did on Tales of Mystery and Imagination, and "Don't Answer Me," featuring some truly electrifying saxophone from Richard Cottle…

Alan Parsons - The Very Best Live (1995)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 23, 2011
Alan Parsons - The Very Best Live (1995)

Alan Parsons - The Very Best Live (1995)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 467 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers - 46 MB
Genre: Progressive/Art Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BMG Ariola Argentina (09026-68229-2)

Recorded during a 1994 European tour, each of these songs is performed unchanged and untainted, which automatically makes for a pleasing live album. The CD also includes 3 new studio songs. This is a decent album simply because it is a rare glimpse of Alan Parsons music in a live setting, and is very well produced so the sound quality is high.

Alan Parsons - The Time Machine (1999)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 14, 2016
Alan Parsons - The Time Machine (1999)

Alan Parsons - The Time Machine (1999)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Arcade, ARTFUL CD 28 | ~ 350 or 132 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 74 Mb
Progressive Rock / Synth-pop | Bonus Track

The Time Machine by Alan Parsons actually features very little musical input from Parsons himself, who produced and engineered the album. No matter, because this concept album about the passage of time – and the triumphs, mistakes, regrets, and memories associated with it – is Parsons' best work of the '90s…
The Alan Parsons Project - Silence And I: The Very Best Of [3 CDs] (2003)

The Alan Parsons Project - Silence And I: The Very Best Of [3 CDs] (2003)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) | Covers - 151 MB
Genre: Progressive/Art Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BMG/Ariola Express (74321 95144 2)

36 tracks are collected on this expansive compilation album from prog rockers the Alan Parsons Project, which is a neat way to review their impressive career.
Bob Marley & The Wailers - One Love: The Very Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers (2001) {Tuff Gong/Island}

Bob Marley & The Wailers - One Love: The Very Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers (2001) {Tuff Gong/Island}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 611 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 276 mb
Genre: reggae

One Love: The Very Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers is a 2001 compilation CD by Jamaican group Bob Marley & The Wailers. Despite the fact Legend has not stopped selling since it was released, Island Records continues to release the same old songs in a different way and this is a way of selling more of the same, but what a great same it is.

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.