Dire que, quand j'ai commencé à faire de la scène, les cassettes VHS venaient de sortir : maintenant je suis sur DVD! Je suis très heureux de vous présenter aujourd'hui mon « Best Of ». Près de trois heures d'humour incluant 28 de mes meilleurs sketchs et numéros de stand up tirés des quatre spectacles solo que j'ai montés depuis plus de 20 ans: « Stand up ». « Une fois c't'un gars », « François Massicotte Mordant » et « Massicotte Craque! »…
This is a two-disc, 28-track anthology of favorites by Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel. Disc one is electric and disc two is acoustic. This cd is a wonderful introduction to Tommy Emmanuel's music. This virtuoso has been hailed by Chet Atkins as "One of the greatest players on this planet" and was honored by Chet in 1999 as CGP. He's known throughout the world and is starting to make a name for himself in the US. If you enjoy lush rich guitar playing, this one is for you. It's full of many styles - jazz, blues, country - and many moods. It also gives the listener a great sampling of his range both acoustically and electric. I've had the chance to see him live and he plays his music with every fiber of his being. If you cannot get his whole catalog, this one is a great beginning to your collection.
Issued in 2007 on the 4AD label, THE BEST OF LISA GERRARD collects many of the finest tracks by the former Dead Can Dance vocalist/multi-instrumentalist. While the compilation includes a few tracks by that revered act, most notably the mystical "Yulunga (Spirit Dance)," a song that showcases Gerrard's striking voice, it primarily focuses on her solo work and film compositions, which both draw from music across the globe. On these pieces, Gerrard often collaborates with fellow Australian native Pieter Bourke, as on the passionate "Swans" and the expansive "Sacrifice," the latter from the INSIDER score. Although this anthology is a mere fraction of Gerrard's recorded output, it does serve as an excellent introduction to her impressive catalogue.
My Friend the Chocolate Cake have been making stylish, atmospheric pop/rock for over 15 years. The members of this Melbourne, Australia, collective have transcended their goofy name and produced a career that's found them bestowed with numerous awards, coveted festival slots, and fans both at home and abroad. Parade: Best of My Friend the Chocolate Cake is a 19-track retrospective that capably examines the group's blend of lush, string-laden alternative rock and austere chamber pop ballads.
The 2014 compilation Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright brings together many of the singer/songwriter's best cuts, as chosen by him, from his various studio albums. Included here are songs off his 1998 self-titled debut all the way through to his 2012 album, Out of the Game. Also included are several cuts Wainwright recorded for the 2001 soundtrack to Shrek. That said, missing here are cuts off his intimate 2007 album All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu, as are any tracks from his several concert albums, most notably his 2007 Judy Garland-themed performance Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall. Perhaps Wainwright viewed All Days Are Nights, which was recorded during his mother Kate McGarrigle's illness with cancer, as too much of a personal statement to single out any of its tracks for inclusion here.