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Best of Irish Kitchens - May/June 2018  Magazines

Posted by Pulitzer at July 13, 2018
Best of Irish Kitchens - May/June 2018

Best of Irish Kitchens - May/June 2018
English | 156 pages | True PDF | 34.2 MB

Adam Faith - The Best Of Adam Faith (1997)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 12, 2018
Adam Faith - The Best Of Adam Faith (1997)

Adam Faith - The Best Of Adam Faith (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 388 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI Music For Pleasure | # CD MFP 6380/7243 857413 2 6 | Time: 00:56:08
British Invasion, AM Pop, Early British Pop/Rock

Adam Faith was a contemporary of early British rock & rollers like Cliff Richard and Billy Fury, but Faith's sound was less Elvis Presley-derived and more aligned with teen idol pop such as that of Bobby Vee (who covered Faith's number one U.K. hit "What Do You Want?"). John Barry had a hand in Faith's early efforts, and the instrumental arrangements are truly remarkable, from the surprising hoedown-style fiddling on "Don't That Beat All" to the musical saw on "What Now." In fact, it is the arrangements that elevate this music above standard teen idol fare. Faith rocked occasionally, as on "Made You," had moderate success adapting to the changes wrought by the Beatles, and later worked with folk-pop material. The Very Best of Adam Faith tracks his evolution by collecting 26 U.K. chart hits from 1959-1966, four of which were recorded with the Roulettes. Faith had two minor hits in the U.S. in 1965 that aren't included, but The Very Best of Adam Faith is otherwise an exemplary and essential anthology of an early British pop star.

Buddy Alan Owens - Best of Buddy Alan Owens (2007/2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 12, 2018
Buddy Alan Owens - Best of Buddy Alan Owens (2007/2018)

Buddy Alan Owens - Best of Buddy Alan Owens (2007/2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 286 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 107 MB | 00:45:54
Country | Label: Sundazed Music

The Best of Buddy Alan Owens highlights 18 out of print tracks that were originally released on Capitol between 1969 and 1978. Even though Alan didn't possess the showmanship or voice of his father, Buck Owens, he did manage to put out some noteworthy material. One of the finest tracks on the compilation is the ballad "Here in Frisco," written especially for Alan by his stepfather, Merle Haggard, who obviously knew the type of arrangement and lyrical content that would best suit Buddy's laid-back, melancholic delivery.

Gene And Debbe - Playboy: The Best of Gene & Debbe (2006/2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 12, 2018
Gene And Debbe - Playboy: The Best of Gene & Debbe (2006/2018)

Gene And Debbe - Playboy: The Best of Gene & Debbe (2006/2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 291 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 124 MB | 00:52:57
Pop, Pop Rock | Label: Sundazed Music

Gene Thomas and Debbe Neville were a fresh-scrubbed pop duo from Nashville, TN, who sounded something like a twangier Sonny & Cher, or as if Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood had been stripped of their eccentricities (particularly Hazlewood's tumescent ego). Gene & Debbe's sole Top 20 hit was "Playboy" in 1968, and this collection from Sundazed features that tune as well as 21 other sides from the short-lived duo. While these songs were obviously aimed for the pop charts, there's no avoiding the fact this stuff was recorded in Nashville (and released on TRX Records, an offshoot of the powerful Acuff-Rose publishing concern) the keening pedal steel on "Torch I Carry," the banjo on "Lovin' Season," and the cheatin' song ethos of "Rings of Gold" all point to the act's Music City heritage, and producer Don Gant (who later recorded with the Neon Philharmonic) was clearly shooting for lots of charm rather than a significant share of hipness (as if the presence of a Dean Martin cover wouldn't make that obvious).

The Tornadoes - Beyond the Surf: Best Of (1999/2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 12, 2018
The Tornadoes - Beyond the Surf: Best Of (1999/2018)

The Tornadoes - Beyond the Surf: Best Of (1999/2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 218 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 MB | 01:12:07
Surf Rock, Rock and Roll | Label: Sundazed Music

Compilation drawing principally from their Aertaun 45s and Josie LP, with the addition of three previously unissued cuts (including two Link Wray covers), a number ("Charge of the Tornadoes") previously available only on a Sundazed release, and a 25-minute interview with the group, conducted in the 1990s. The Tornadoes were an above-average, though not upper-echelon, Californian surf band, notable for writing much of their material and possessing one of the better early surf guitarists in Roly Sanders. The vocals are kept to a minimum, which is a good thing. The interview is pretty interesting, including a couple unexpected stories about how a young Frank Zappa helped out on some of their vintage recordings.
Natalie Cole & Peabo Bryson - We're The Best Of Friends (1979) [1996, Reissue]

Natalie Cole & Peabo Bryson - We're The Best Of Friends (1979) [1996, Reissue]
R&B, Soul, Smooth Soul, Quiet Storm | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 37:27 Min. | 302,72 Mb
Label: EMI-Capitol/One Way Records (USA) | Cat.# 72438 19085 25 | Released: 1996-08-13 (1979-11-02)

"We're the Best of Friends" is a 1979 duet album by American vocalists Natalie Cole and Peabo Bryson. It was released on November 2, 1979 by Capitol Records. The album reached peak positions of #44 on the Billboard 200 and #7 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

Jon And Robin - Do It Again: Best of Jon & Robin (2006/2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 11, 2018
Jon And Robin - Do It Again: Best of Jon & Robin (2006/2018)

Jon And Robin - Do It Again: Best of Jon & Robin (2006/2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 222 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 105 MB | 00:44:16
Pop, Pop Rock, Oldies | Label: Sundazed Music

Drawing from 1965-1969 singles, their two albums, and three previously unissued tracks, this CD is a solid compilation of Jon & Robin's work that proves they had more to offer than their sole hit, "Do It Again a Little Bit Slower." That song's here, of course, as is their regional smash "Dr. Jon (The Medicine Man)," a beguiling combination of searing fuzz guitar and saucy soul-pop vocal interplay that was also written by Wayne Carson Thompson. Elsewhere, the pair fly all over the mid- to late-'60s pop/rock map, throwing in a bit of Neil Diamond-styled fluff ("You Got Style," written by hitmaking tunesmiths Jeff Barry and Andy Kim); engaging romantic teen pop (another Thompson number, "Drums"); "Gloria"-styled garage ("Love Me Baby"); very Byrds-like guitar raga-rock ("Thursday Morning"); quality lightweight blue-eyed soul (the Mouse & the Traps cover "Like I Know You Do"); a blatant Joe South knockoff ("Gift of Love")

The Five Americans - Best of The Five Americans (2003/2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 11, 2018
The Five Americans - Best of The Five Americans (2003/2018)

The Five Americans - Best of The Five Americans (2003/2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 356 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 143 MB | 00:59:33
Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock, Oldies | Label: Sundazed Music

This is a straightforward, filled-to-the-gills 25-track best-of for the band remembered by most listeners only for its big hits "Western Union" and "I See the Light." Actually, they released a lot of records during the last half of the 1960s that reveal them as a versatile, polished, yet often derivative group. They were best when putting a thumping beat to accomplished harmonies, catchy pop/rock melodies, and rolling high organ playing, as exemplified by "I See the Light" and "Western Union." They never did come up with other songs as catchy as those, and the other songs on this anthology find them combining lots of influences: Midwestern frat rock, Beach Boys and Association harmonies, and British bands like the Beatles and (on "The Losing Game" in particular) the Zombies. Sometimes the derivativeness comes perilously close to imitation.

The Buckaroos - Best of The Buckaroos (2007/2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 11, 2018
The Buckaroos - Best of The Buckaroos (2007/2018)

The Buckaroos - Best of The Buckaroos (2007/2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 244 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 93 MB | 00:39:32
Rockabilly, Country, Oldies | Label: Sundazed Music

The 18 tracks on Sundazed's The Best of the Buckaroos are taken from nine out of print albums originally released on Capitol between 1965 and 1970, examining Buck Owens' backing band under the leadership of multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and vocalist Don Rich. Rich never received the full credit he deserved for his role in making hits like "Tiger by the Tail," "Act Naturally," and "Love's Gonna Live Here" so unique for that era. Buck Owens' records would certainly have suffered without Rich's high harmony vocals and that twangy Bakersfield style of picking he championed on his Fender Telecaster.

Rick Steves Best of France, 2nd Edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at July 11, 2018
Rick Steves Best of France, 2nd Edition

Rick Steves Best of France, 2nd Edition by Rick Steves, Steve Smith
English | July 10th, 2018 | ISBN: 1631218042 | 480 Pages | EPUB | 109.19 MB

Hit France's can't-miss art, sights, and bites in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best of France!