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Frank Zappa - The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life (1991) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life (1991) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 882 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 301 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 237 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10653/54
Rock / Experimental Rock / Jazz Rock / Art Rock

Official Release #55. This two-CD set is the second of three albums of material Frank Zappa compiled from the 1988 tour. While Broadway the Hard Way (released in 1988) mostly presented the new songs performed during that tour, this set focuses on older songs (Make a Jazz Noise Here would contain mostly instrumental pieces). This is the best band you never heard in your life because the 12-piece group disintegrated after only four months of touring through the U.S. East Coast and Europe. These shows took place during the Jimmy Swaggart scandal, when the televangelist was caught with a prostitute.
CCS (Collective Consciousness Society) - The Best Band In The Land (1973) [Reissue 2001]

CCS (Collective Consciousness Society) - The Best Band In The Land (1973) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 333.54 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 124.32 Mb | Scans | Time: 45:16
Genre: Classic Rock, R&B, Jazz Rock | Label: Repertoire Records | Cat.№: REP 4875

The Best Band in the Land is the third and final studio album of Collective Consciousness Society. It was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, January to May 1973 and released in September that year. It includes covers of songs by The Kinks and Cream amongst others, but unlike their first album it mostly features original compositions. The style continues that of their previous two albums, with heavy rock and blues songs arranged with jazz instruments.
Frank Zappa - The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life (1991) [2CD] {2012 UMe Remaster}

Frank Zappa - The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life (1991) [2CD] {2012 UMe Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 907 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 301 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb
© 2012 UMe / ZFT | ZR 3881
Rock / Experimental Rock

This two-CD set is the second of three albums of material Frank Zappa compiled from the 1988 tour. While Broadway the Hard Way (released in 1988) mostly presented the new songs performed during that tour, this set focuses on older songs (Make a Jazz Noise Here would contain mostly instrumental pieces). This is the best band you never heard in your life because the 12-piece group disintegrated after only four months of touring through the U.S. East Coast and Europe. These shows took place during the Jimmy Swaggart scandal, when the televangelist was caught with a prostitute.
Frank Zappa - The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life (1991) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster}

Frank Zappa - The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life (1991) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 417 Mb + 461 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 136 Mb + 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 400dpi (jpg) -> 52 Mb
© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10653/54 (European Issue)
Rock / Jazz-Rock / Experimental Rock


Frank Zappa - The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life (1991) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster}

One of three collections from the 1988 world tour, THE BEST BAND YOU NEVER HEARD IN YOUR LIFE is a portrait of one of Zappa's most accomplished bands. Unfortunately, this band self-destructed in mid-tour and never completed their scheduled appearances. … Full DescriptionHence, the title stands for the fans that couldn't see this amazing group live. The vocals of Ike Willis and Mike Keneally, the rhythmic acrobatics of Chad Wakerman, Ed Mann and Scott Thunes, the powerful horn section including the Fowler brothers, keyboardist/vocalist Bobby Martin–it all adds up to one of the most musically agile bands Zappa ever commanded.

There are the usual Zappa favorites on disc one with "Cosmic Debris" and "Zomby Woof." The band also gets to flex its muscles on the instrumentals "Zoot Allures" and "Sofa #1." Disc two captures all the zany behavior that could be preserved on tape as bizarre covers of "Purple Haze" and "Sunshine Of Your Love" start things off. Snippets of "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling," "The Godfather Theme" and "Bonanza" escalate into a diatribe by right-wing character Brother A. West and several songs denouncing televangelist Jimmy Swaggart. The finale of "Stairway To Heaven" ties everything back together in grand Zappa style.
Hootie & The Blowfish - The Best Of Hootie & The Blowfish: 1993 Thru 2003 (2004)

Hootie & The Blowfish - The Best Of Hootie & The Blowfish: 1993 Thru 2003 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 533 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Alternative Rock, American Trad Rock, Jam Bands | Label: Atlantic/Rhino | # 8122-78083-2 | 01:07:44

Hootie & the Blowfish never were cut out to be superstars. They were meant to be the best band at the local bar. They were ordinary guys, and they played ordinary music, the kind that could be heard in any college town on the East Coast or Midwest during the early '90s when the local bar wasn't having grunge night. It was the ordinariness of the music on their 1994 debut, Cracked Rear View, that connected with millions of American listeners – they sounded like everybody's favorite local band. Once they were superstars, their bubble burst fairly quickly as the 1996 follow-up sold considerably fewer than the debut, and by the end of the decade, they had settled into a reliable routine of turning out modest records and touring steadily, without many people outside of their core fans noticing. Their popularity might have declined, but as the 2004 Atlantic/Rhino compilation The Best of Hootie & the Blowfish (1993 Thru 2003) illustrates, their music changed very little over the course of the decade, nor did the quality of their music decline.

Ole Borud - The Best (2013)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Jan. 18, 2017
Ole Borud - The Best (2013)

Ole Borud - The Best (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 475 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Funk / Soul / Pop | Label: Village Again Records | Catalog Number: VIA-0100

Ole Børud (born December 6, 1976) is a Norwegian singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, known both for his solo recordings and as a member of the band Extol. Børud, son of Norwegian gospel singer Arnold Børud, began performing music at age five as part of Arnold B. Family. He later started playing in hard rock and heavy metal bands, first in the two-man project Schaliach and later for Extol and, briefly, the hardcore punk band Selfmindead. Since the early 2000s, he has also recorded several solo albums featuring pop, funk, and jazz styles. In 2016, he formed a heavy metal side-project, Fleshkiller, with his former Schaliach band-mate, Peter Dalbackk, and drummer Andreas Skorpe Sjøen.
Javier Botella & Copa Ilustrada Big Band - The Best Is yet to Come (2017)

Javier Botella & Copa Ilustrada Big Band - The Best Is yet to Come (2017)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 49:21 min | 115 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Label: ACTÚA Music

Javier Botella gathers those velvety nuances and all the refinement of the themes of that time to adapt them to his voice and personality, as if a contemporary crooner was. COPA ILLUSTRATED is a classical formation: double bass, drums, piano, saxophone, trumpet, trombon and voice,
In which each of its members brings experience, know-how. And musical and vital trajectory to a common project where the fundamental meeting point is the passion for quality music. The elegance of the chosen repertoire is another point of cohesion, and of enjoyment. It sounds round, with a lot of swing!

Sweet - From The Archives: The Best Of (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 10, 2017
Sweet - From The Archives: The Best Of (2016)

Sweet - From The Archives: The Best Of (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 414 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 MB | 01:01:21
Rock, Glam Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Olaf Thulemann Productions | Release Year: 2016

Let me turn you on to The Sweet (or Sweet as they’re more commonly known), the 70’s, four-piece band from England. You might know lead vocalist Brian Connolly, bassist Steve Priest, guitarist Andy Scott, and drummer Mick Tucker by their classic hits, “The Ballroom Blitz,” “Fox On the Run” “Little Willy,” and my all-time favorite Sweet tune (and one of my all-time favorite tunes overall), “Love Is Like Oxygen.” But there is so much more to this band who sold 55 million records worldwide, had 34 #1 hits, and are still touring today (although not with that original line-up). A lot of Sweet’s wonderful music is collected on the new From the Archives album.
Graham Parker - These Dreams Will Never Sleep: The Best Of Graham Parker 1976-2015 (2016) {6 CDs & 1 DVD9}

Graham Parker - These Dreams Will Never Sleep: The Best Of Graham Parker 1976-2015 (2016) {6 CDs & 1 DVD9}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.45 Gb
DVD9 -> 6.88 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 4:3/16:9 | LPCM, 2 ch | ~ 147 min | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 907 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Universal Music Catalogue | 00600753713037 / 5371303
Rock / Pub Rock / New Wave / Singer-Songwriter

Career retrospective from Pub Rock’s angriest man Graham Parker, spread over 6 CDs with a DVD featuring a live set at the Brook Southampton from last year’s final tour with the Rumour…LTW’s Ian Canty looks at 40 years of Camberley’s very own Punk Soul brother….. It wasn’t very promising on the face of it. A resentful 25 year old garage pump attendant with a run through the 60s from Mod to Hippy behind him and a headful of dreams about Van Morrison and Dr Feelgood, matched up with what might have been the cream of the Pub Rock scene. But this was after all of their respective bands had singularly failed to make an impact, so together, in 1976, they stood at the doors of the Last Chance saloon. What wasn’t expected was that with their musical power allied to the petrol pump punk’s lyrical smarts and alarming stage presence, they would blow the doors off the hinges. Ladies and gentleman, I give you Graham Parker and the Rumour.

Gap Band - The Best of the Gap Band (1994) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 4, 2016
Gap Band - The Best of the Gap Band (1994) [Re-Up]

Gap Band - The Best of the Gap Band (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 545 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 223 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Funk, Soul, Quiet Storm | Label: Mercury/PolyGram | # 522 457-2 | Time: 01:18:00

A collection from the Mercury funk lineup that covers the hits from the first five Gap Band albums. Every major hit that they had is included here. What one might notice is that all of the major hits ("You Dropped a Bomb on Me," "Burn Rubber on Me," "Early in the Morning," and "I Don't Believe You Want to Get up and Dance") all sound surprisingly similar. This may or may not be a large surprise to everyone, but the bright note about their similarity is that the basic riffs and rhythms that they all use are extremely catchy. The energy that the Gap Band exudes in the midst of producing a song is stunning, and this compilation displays that to the fullest extent. For a basic introduction to the forms of funk that the Gap Band followed, this album would certainly suit any given listener. For those who only need one Gap Band album in their collection, this one also fits the bill perfectly. For die-hard fans who already have all of the band's albums, this one would probably only really serve as a summary.