Essential Ballads

Eddie Higgins Trio - Eddie Higgins Trio: Essential Ballads Best (2010)

Eddie Higgins Trio - Essential Ballads Best (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | 358 MB | Complete Scans | 12.6 MB
MP3 CBR @320 kbps (LAME 3.99) | Joint Stereo | 151 MB
Venus Records Inc., Tokyo, Japan | VHCD-78099 | Jazz

Japan exclusive release, Eddie Higgins Trio: Essential Ballads Best was released on March 30, 2010 on the Venus label. Essential Ballads Best CD music contains a single disc.

Jeff Scott Soto - Essential Ballads (2006)  Music

Posted by thingska at Oct. 5, 2010
Jeff Scott Soto - Essential Ballads (2006)

Jeff Scott Soto - Essential Ballads (2006)
EAC-Rip | APE-image +cue +log +SCANS | 22 May 2006 | 491 Mb
Genre: Rock, Melodic Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Frontiers | HF, Fserve

One of the recent claims made for Jeff Scott Soto is that 'he is the front man every band wants to have', his energy, vocal ability, writing talents substantiate this claim. He's definitely the frontman in melodic rock and in addition to his entertaining abilities, he knows how to sing. Blending such diverse influences as Glenn Hughes, Ronnie James Dio, Steve Perry, Prince, Freddy Mercury and Seal, he can actually perform everything, from funk and R & B to melodic rock and heavy metal. For the first time, these gems, these 'essentials', are together on one digitally re-mastered disc, including the Journey cover 'Send Her My Love', making them available for the JSS connoisseur in May 2006. Don't miss out on the perfect JSS collection to date!

Barney Wilen - Essential Ballads  Music

Posted by intothe at June 5, 2008
Barney Wilen - Essential Ballads

Barney Wilen - Essential Ballads (1992)
mp3@320Kbps | 114 MB | covers | Alfa (Japan) | Total time: 50:27

As a teenager he started a youth jazz club in Nice, where he played often. He moved to Paris in the mid-'50s and worked with such American musicians as Bud Powell, Benny Golson, Miles Davis, and J.J. Johnson at the Club St. Germain. His emerging reputation received a boost in 1957 when he played with Davis on the soundtrack to the Louis Malle film Lift to the Scaffold. Two years later, he performed with Art Blakey and Thelonious Monk on the soundtrack to Roger Vadim's Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1960).

Jimmy Thackery - The Essential Jimmy Thackery (2006)  Music

Posted by popsakov at July 28, 2017
Jimmy Thackery - The Essential Jimmy Thackery (2006)

Jimmy Thackery - The Essential Jimmy Thackery (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 459 Mb | Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Blind Pig Records #BPCD 8008

Jimmy Thackery's eight CDs for the Blind Pig label rank with the finest work of his career. A passionate blues guitarist and an effective singer, Thackery brings creativity and a freshness to his renditions of blues, blues ballads, and near-blues. This sampler draws its 13 selections from the eight releases, putting the emphasis on the leader. Thackery is heard in guitar-bass-drums trios for eight of the selections and joined by various guests (including one appearance apiece by guitarists Lonnie Brooks, Duke Robillard, and John Mooney) on the other five tracks. The Essential Jimmy Thackery lives up to its name and serves as a perfect introduction to the bluesman's music.

Jeff Chang - The Essential Jeff Chang (2014) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at March 3, 2017
Jeff Chang - The Essential Jeff Chang (2014) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Jeff Chang - The Essential Jeff Chang (2014)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 67:51 minutes | Covers included | 1,16 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Covers included | 1,31 GB

Jeff Chang is a Taiwanese male singer, who performs sentimental Mandarin pop ballads. He started off his showbiz career by winning a singing competition while in college. Since 1989 he has released a string of highly successful albums & is known as the "Prince of Love Ballads" in the Chinese pop world. His name is well known across Taiwan, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia & mainland China.
Petula Clark - Songs Of My Life: The Essential (2005) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

Petula Clark - Songs Of My Life: The Essential (2005) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.53 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 577 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: AM Pop, British Invasion, Early Pop Rock | Label: Sanctuary | # SMETD231 | Time: 03:49:59

There are almost more Petula Clark collections than there were actual songs (that's saying something), and Sanctuary's three-disc Songs of My Life: The Essential Petula Clark is one of the better ones. Split into three themes, "Swinging Times," "Mellow Moods," and "Beautiful Sounds," Songs of My Life relies heavily on the English pop sensation's peak '60s and '70s output. All of the key radio hits are here ("Downtown," "I Know a Place," "My Love," "This Is My Song"), as well as countless ballads, uptempo pop gems, and choice covers. Fans looking for a decent career overview (sadly, none of Clark's vast arsenal of French hits are here) may find the 78 tracks that populate Songs of My Life a bit overwhelming, but they're well worth spending some quality time alone with.

Gloria Estefan - The Essential Gloria Estefan (2006) 2CD [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 21, 2016
Gloria Estefan - The Essential Gloria Estefan (2006) 2CD [Re-Up]

Gloria Estefan - The Essential Gloria Estefan (2006) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.07 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 377 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Pop, Dance-Pop, Latin Pop, R&B, Adult Contemporary | Epic, Legacy | # 82876 89085 2 | 02:33:20

The 2006 release of The Essential Gloria Estefan satisfied a long unmet need for a career-spanning English-language retrospective, one that includes the singer's popular hits with Miami Sound Machine in the mid-'80s as well as her subsequent solo recordings. For years, Estefan fans had few best-of choices to choose from – the Spanish-language Exitos de Gloria Estefan (1990), the two-volume Greatest Hits series (1992, 2001), and the latter-day Amor y Suerte: Exitos Romanticos collection (2004) – with no alternatives, not even budget-line knockoffs. The long-overdue release of The Essential Gloria Estefan thankfully resolved this gripe, for it includes the highlights from all aspects of Estefan's varied output, spread generously across two jam-packed discs.
Bruce Springsteen - The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2003) 3 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Bruce Springsteen - The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2003) 3 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.36 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 515 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Rock, Heartland Rock, Roots Rock, Rock & Roll | Label: Columbia | # 513700 9 | Time: 03:21:04

The Essential Bruce Springsteen is a compilation album by Bruce Springsteen, released on 11 November 2003. Per liner notes comments by Springsteen, the collection was intended as an introduction to his music for new fans who attended shows on The Rising Tour; hence, it includes songs from every Springsteen album since his debut. The album was available as a 2-disc set and, later, as a limited edition 3-disc set; for the latter, the third disc contained a selection of rarities and previously unreleased recordings.

VA - Power Ballads Gold (2005)  Music

Posted by toma80 at April 10, 2016
VA - Power Ballads Gold (2005)

VA - Power Ballads Gold (2005)
MP3 320 CBR kbps | Tracks: 30 | 02:22:52 | 336 Mb
Genre: Rock | Label: Hip-O Records

Like spandex pants, pyrotechnics, and concept records, the power ballad is as essential to a proper hard-rockin' band as a mid-concert guitar or drum solo. Giving the band a moment to show its sensitive side was just as important as the hardest song on the album, striking a balance and making the music accessible to those who like a little love in their rock. A time-honored tradition since the '70s, this two-disc compilation is not just a reasonably priced two-disc session, it's an anthropological barometer mapping the evolution of the power ballad. Metal love song compilations come and go, but never has this song style been so meticulously documented so well. Every single important moment in the history of power ballads is included in this 30-song session.
McCoy Tyner - Nights Of Ballads & Blues (1963/1997) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

McCoy Tyner - Nights Of Ballads & Blues (1963/1997)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:46 minutes | 821 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

On this fantastic audiophile recording, Tyner is accompanied by the formidable pair of drummer Lex Humphries and bassist Steve Davis as the trio performs an eclectic mix of standards and bebop classics. Infused with his unique touch and styling, Tyner reinvents classics such as Parker’s “Star Eyes,” and Ellington and Strayhorn’s “Satin Doll.” Also included is a chilling take on the classic “‘Round Midnight.” This intimate listen is essential for any jazz lover's library.