1966 Hits

Neil Diamond - Greatest Hits/1966-1967 (1970) Bellaphon/BI 1535 - DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Neil Diamond – Greatest Hits
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Bellaphon/BI 1535 | Released: 1970 | Genre: Country-Pop

“Greatest Hits” is an early compilation album from Neil Diamond of the two first LPs under the Bang Records label published in 1970.
This contains the hit songs like “Solitary Man”, “I’m A Believer”, “New Orleans” and many others.
Pancho Purcell & His Bambuco Players - Bambuco Moves In (1966/2016)

Pancho Purcell & His Bambuco Players - Bambuco Moves In (1966/2016)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:28:21 | 69.39 Mb | Cover
Latin, Pop, Instrumental | Country: USA | Label: Columbia

BAMBUCO, The Exciting Now Pop-Latin Sound, is wild and primitive! It can be soft and tranquil, it can be fast and frenetic, It is always spontaneous and dynamic. When you hear BAMBUCO you must move - dance, or beat out the rhythm with your toes, fingertips or hips. Indifference is impossible! Born in the Andes of South America, the BAMBUCO pulsebeat surges in distinctive and overwhelming waves of sound. Its influence is Afro-indian, its basic rhythm is tribal, and its intensity is ritualistic, pagan and voluptuous.
Roy Orbison - Greatest Hits Collection [Deluxe Edition] (2017)

Roy Orbison - Greatest Hits Collection [Deluxe Edition] (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 33 | 77:56 min | 179 Mb
Style: Classic Rock, Pop, Oldies | Label: IMI

Although he shared the same rockabilly roots as Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison went on to pioneer an entirely different brand of country/pop-based rock & roll in the early '60s. What he lacked in charisma and photogenic looks, Orbison made up for in spades with his quavering operatic voice and melodramatic narratives of unrequited love and yearning. In the process, he established rock & roll archetypes of the underdog and the hopelessly romantic loser. These were not only amplified by peers such as Del Shannon and Gene Pitney, but also influenced future generations of roots rockers such as Bruce Springsteen and Chris Isaak, as well as modern country stars the Mavericks.
Mary Wells - Two Sides Of Mary Wells (1966/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Mary Wells - Two Sides Of Mary Wells (1966/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 33:27 minutes | 782 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A rare recording from the 60s – one that showcases two different sides of singer Mary Wells, in a mode that's different than her work for other labels! The "two sides" in the title are Mary's soul side and her more sophisticated one – the former served up in a batch of great 60s soul covers that echo with an Atlantic sound that's even harder than Mary's earlier work – the latter by a host of groovy 60s pop numbers, done with fuller arrangements, and a vocal range that really surprised us! Sonny Sanders handles the soul sides, Joe Mazzu handles the sophisticated ones – and titles include "Love Make The World Go Round", "My World Is Empty Without You Babe", "Good Lovin", "Dear Lover", "In The Midnight Hour", "Where Am I Going", "The Boy From Ipanema", and "The Shadow of Your Smile".
Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin: The Early Years, 1926-1966 [Audiobook]

Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin: The Early Years, 1926-1966 [Audiobook] by Kenneth Womack
English | September 1st, 2017 | ASIN: B074WJ27QL, ISBN: 1541457218 | MP3@64 kbps | 15 hrs 6 mins | 415.71 MB
Narrator: Paul Woodson

Maximum Volume offers a glimpse into the mind, the music, and the man behind the sound of the Beatles. George Martin's working-class childhood and musical influences profoundly shaped his early career in the BBC's Classical Music department and as head of the EMI Group's Parlophone Records. Out of them flowed the genius behind his seven years producing the Beatles' incredible body of work, including such albums as Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Abbey Road.
VA - Take A Mind Excursion 32 Pop Gems From Sunshine To Soft 1966-1972 (2017)

VA - Take A Mind Excursion 32 Pop Gems From Sunshine To Soft 1966-1972 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:19:58 | 194 Mb
Genre: Pop, Rock / Label: Teensville Records

The latest release on Australia’s Teensville Records explores the turned-on sounds of the late sixties pop scene. TAKE A MIND EXCURSION highlights rare and obscure recordings from artists such as Bob Dileo, Vigrass, Pebbles & Shells, Something Young and so many more! The names may be unfamiliar, but the tunes are just as good as the big-time chart hits that get overplayed to this day. The compilation features a whopping 32 tracks and includes a fully annotated booklet with track-by-track details, as well as label scans and songwriter information. Take A Mind Excursion – it’s just a slight diversion.
Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night (1966/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night (1966/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 27:05 minutes | 598 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

If there's one thing the career of Frank Sinatra has shown, it's that great taste is indeed timeless. In the post-Beatles Sixties, it had begun to look like Sinatra's star was falling. The revitalized world of rock music knocked Sinatra's style of popular song squarely out of the box in terms of public interest. The level of Sinatra's artistry, however, never diminished during this period, and it wasn't long before he made his commercial comeback with "Strangers In The Night"…
Kenny Loggins, LeAnn Rimes, Ashford & Simpson - The Big Bang Concert Series: Country Hits (Live) (2017)

Kenny Loggins, LeAnn Rimes, Ashford & Simpson - The Big Bang Concert Series: Country Hits (Live) (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:31:14 | 76.21 Mb | Cover
Pop, Rock, Country, Rhythm & Blues | Country: USA | Label: Mountain Man Music

Kenneth Clark Loggins (born January 7, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His early songwriting compositions were recorded with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1970, which led to seven albums, performing as the group Loggins and Messina from 1972 to 1977. As a solo artist, Loggins experienced a string of soundtrack successes, including an Academy Award nomination for "Footloose" in 1984. His early soundtrack contributions date back to the film A Star Is Born in 1976, and for much of the 1980s and 1990s, he was known as "The Soundtrack King". Finally Home was released in 2013, shortly after Loggins formed the group Blue Sky Riders with Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman.
Nancy Ames - Latin Pulse (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192] RE-UP

Nancy Ames - Latin Pulse (1966/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 25:20 minutes | 1021 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Nancy Ames is an American folk singer and songwriter. This LP released by Epic Records in the mid-'60s, remained out of print for many years until being reissued on CD, features romantic melodies of the era are explored with Latin overtones including "La Sombra de Tu Sonrisa (The Shadow of Your Smile)" and "Un Gusto a Miel (A Taste of Honey), along with several pop hits made famous by the Four Tops, the Beatles, and the Association.

Los Bravos - Black Is Black: The Anthology 1966-1969 (2017)  Music

Posted by varrock at Dec. 11, 2017
Los Bravos - Black Is Black: The Anthology 1966-1969 (2017)

Los Bravos - Black Is Black: The Anthology 1966-1969 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 60 | 156:55 min | 360 Mb
Style: Pop, Classic Rock, Oldies | Label: Cherry Red Records

Formed in 1965 by members of Madrid’s Los Sonor and Mallorca’s The Runaways, Los Bravos, in 1966, became the first Spanish band to have a single sell more than a million copies. Manager, Alain Milhaud, who was given full control of the band’s performances, musical direction, recordings, and image, put Los Bravos in the studio with producer Ivor Raymonde. One of the songs from those recordings, “Black Is Black” written by Tony Hayes, Steve Wadey and Michelle Grainger, and featuring performances by studio musicians including Vic Flack and John McLaughlin, reached #2 on the UK charts and #4 on the US charts, becoming the biggest selling song by a Spanish band in either of those nations and giving Los Bravos a permanent place in pop history. Although the band did experience some success in the following years they would never approach the heights gained by this tune.