Pairing the ever-reliable Gold compilation series with the Motown catalogue is a sure-fire recipe for glorious success. The Gold series standard for selection, sequencing, sound, and packaging applies here, and the material covers all the essential Motown artists of the 1960s, including Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, the Supremes, the Four Tops, and Marvin Gaye. With stone-cold-classic singles ranging from Martha & the Vandellas' "Dancing in the Street" to the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back," it's impossible to go wrong with more Motown Classics Gold. This beautiful, first-rate set serves to remind us why these pop masterpieces sound as vital and fresh now as they did on their release.
By 1971, James Taylor, was recognized as the living embodiment of the post-hippie singer-songwriter movement. But until YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND, culled from his third album, he hadn’t enjoyed a No.1 single. The song was written by former Brill Building tune-smith Carole King, who had fled New York for laid-back California and during the early '70s, was herself making the transition to solo recording artist.
Taylor and King were introduced to each other by Danny Kortchmar, a guitarist who had previously worked with him in the Flying Machine and with her in the City. As Carole was recording her landmark album Tapestry, James was a few blocks down the street cutting his own Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, and You’ve Got a Friend appeared on both sets. King decided not to release her version as single, so Taylor did-though when they toured together that summer, they usually shared the song in a show-closing duet.
2016 three CD collection. After a two-year hiatus, Ministry's multi-million selling series returns with Anthems Soul Classics. Soul music, for it's namesake, has one characteristic like no other music genre… A pure, heartfelt warmth that shines through it's gospel routes into melodies that defined a generation. Anthems Soul Classics is the definitive collection of the biggest names and greatest sounds in soul.
This pairing of two totally idiosyncratic vocalists acquired legendary status over the decades in which it had been out of print. But the proof is in the listening, and frankly it doesn't represent either artist's best work. There is certainly a powerful, often sexy rapport between the two – Charles in his sweet balladeering mode, Carter with her uniquely keening, drifting high register – and they definitely create sparks in the justly famous rendition of "Baby, It's Cold Outside." The main problem is in Marty Paich's string/choir arrangements, which too often cross the line into treacle, whereas his charts for big band are far more listenable…
Two DVD set comprising the complete collection of Olivia Newton-John videos spanning her entire career from her '70s heyday up through 1992's Back To Basics album. Contains 39 video clips featuring live and rare performances including the classics 'Physical', 'Hopelessly Devoted To You', 'Xanadu' and 'You're The One That I Want' amongst others…
Something for those who yearn for the 80s the music or simply are the song lovers that came out in this decade. This compilation will help you get acquainted with the biggest hits that were recorded during this period. On four compact discs, dozens of songs, from pop, synthpop to rock, were collected. We find here Kylie Minogue hits, which in this decade began her great career, hits Tiny Turner, Duran Duran, ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac. There are also interpretations of classic 80s performed by modern stars.