The Best of The Best

The Alan Parsons Project - The Best Of The Alan Parsons Project: Volume 2 (1987)

The Alan Parsons Project - The Best Of The Alan Parsons Project: Volume 2 (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 293 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 117 Mb
Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 57 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Arista #ARCD-8486 | US

The Best of the Alan Parsons Project, Vol. 2 typically picks up where its predecessor left off. With 11 tracks covering seven albums, including Gaudi, Stereotomy, and Vulture Culture, the songs here are a tad weaker than those on the first collection, since some of the albums that these songs originate from were not of this band's finest caliber. The highlights here include both "Prime Time" and "Don't Answer Me" from Ammonia Avenue, and the provocative instrumental "I Robot," the only non-vocal track on the album. All of the selections on this package convey their purpose much better within their former albums, since each song is a link in the album's conceptual chain…
The Rolling Stones - Jump Back: The Best Of The Rolling Stones (1993)

The Rolling Stones - Jump Back: The Best Of The Rolling Stones (1993)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Virgin, CDV2726 | ~ 489 or 176 Mb | Scans(600dpi, jpg) -> 63 Mb
Rock & Roll / Classic Rock

Jump Back: The Best of The Rolling Stones is the sixth official compilation album by The Rolling Stones. It was initially released worldwide, except in North America, in 1993…
Bobby Womack - The Best Of The Poets (1999) [2CD] {Sequel Records}

Bobby Womack - The Best Of The Poets (1999) [2CD] {Sequel Records}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 726 MB | Scans JPG - 119 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 269 MB
Genre: soul | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Castle / Sequel | CAT # NXTCD 319 | 1999

The issue of the best of Bobby Womack's "The Poet" trilogy that was released in the first half of the 1980's on the independent Beverly Glen label. The soul legend had reinvented his entire sound structure, instead opting for a light jazz feel that was quite popular at that time. The second volume of the series featured several duets with Patti Labelle, which helped prompt A&R at MCA to sign her up at the end of her Philly International tenure. The second disc of this set features acoustic versions from the trilogy as well. Best Of The Poets album Featured players on these sessions include George Benson, Nathan East, Womack & Womack, The Crusaders' Wilton Felder, The Waters, Paulinho da Costa and many more.
Nat King Cole - The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics (1992)

Nat King Cole - The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 126 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 66 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Swing, Easy Listening | Capitol Jazz #CDP 7 98288 2

For those needing a reminder of Cole's very original and expert piano playing, this 18-track roundup of some of his best instrumentals should fit the bill. Part of Capitol's three-volume series of Cole's classic trio sides (the other two cover the vocals), The Best of the Nat King Cole Trio includes gem after gem from the group's 1943-1949 prime and features the classic lineup that included guitarist Oscar Moore and bassist Johnny Miller. With Cole and Moore seamlessly blending lines throughout, the group forged the standard for many a piano trio to follow by way of classics like "Jumpin' at Capitol," "Sweet Georgia Brown," and "These Foolish Things"…
The Turtles - Turtle Wax: The Best Of The Turtles Vol.2 (1988)

The Turtles - Turtle Wax: The Best Of The Turtles Vol.2 (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Rhino, R2 70159 | ~ 385 or 140 Mb | Scans Included
Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock

Where the first Best of the Turtles compilation from Rhino focused on the group's many hit singles, Turtle Wax goes in the opposite direction, spotlighting the singles that just didn't click for whatever reason. In this sense it serves the same purpose as Joni Mitchell's Misses accompaniment to her Hits collection…
Bob Dylan - The Best of the Original Mono Recordings (2010) Repost

Bob Dylan - The Best of the Original Mono Recordings (2010) Repost
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Columbia/Legacy 88697791672 | ~ 219 or 142 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 117 Mb
Folk Rock

The Best of the Original Mono Recordings is a single-disc distillation of 2010’s nine-disc box The Original Mono Recordings, picking 14 tracks from the eight albums on the box and adding the non-LP single “Positively 4th Street.” The inclusion of this 1965 Top Ten hit makes this disc enticing to collectors, although it does suggest that the box would benefit from a brief bonus disc of singles containing that song, “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window,” “If You Gotta Go, Go Now,” and “Mixed-Up Confusion.” But this disc is intended to be nothing more than a sampler hinting at the treasures within the big box…
The Bamboos - The Best of the Tru Thoughts Years (2015)

The Bamboos - The Best of the Tru Thoughts Years
Funk, Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 57:31 min | 139 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Tru Thoughts Records | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2015

Celebrating 15 years of making music in 2015, Australia's The Bamboos have long established themselves as one of the leading Soul bands on the global scene. Tru Thoughts mark this milestone on 27th November with this compilation of some of the band’s greatest moments on the label, handpicked by the band, as well as three exclusive live tracks.
General Johnson ‎- The Best Of The Arista Years (2011)

General Johnson ‎- The Best Of The Arista Years (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 704 MB | Covers Included
R&B | Label: Edsel / Demon | Catalog Number: EDSS 1057

Released by the U.K.’s Edsel label in 2011, this compilation has a title that is somewhat misleading. The Best of the Arista Years contains Showmen and Chairmen of the Board leader General Johnson's self-titled 1976 album – co-produced with Rick Chertoff – in its entirety. The remainder of the disc consists of the disco version of one of the album’s A-sides, “Don’t Walk Away,” the B-side “Ready Willing and Able,” the 12” version of the 1977 single “Let’s Fool Around,” and the 12” disco version of another 1977 single, “Can’t Nobody Love Me Like You Do.” While none of it quite matches Johnson’s best moments with Chairmen of the Board, it’s all sturdy, disco-laced mid-‘70s soul, comparable to what the likes of Willie Hutch and Johnny Bristol were releasing at the time. Each one of the A-sides impacted the R&B chart, with the Top 25 “All in the Family” the most successful of all. This is likely the first time any of the material has appeared on compact disc.

The Best Of The Manhattan Transfer  

Posted by georgebukki at Dec. 1, 2008
The Best Of The Manhattan Transfer

The Best Of The Manhattan Transfer
MP3 | 320kbps | 109.3MB
1975 (Audio CD 1990) | Vocal Jazz, Vocalese | Atlantic / Wea

Riding a wave of nostalgia in the '70s, the Manhattan Transfer resurrected jazz trends from boogie-woogie to bop to vocalese in a slick, slightly commercial setting that sometimes failed to gel with the group's close harmonies. Originally formed in 1969, the quartet recorded several albums of jazz standards as well as much material closer to R&B/pop. Still, they were easily the most popular jazz vocal group of their era, and the most talented of any since the heyday of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross during the early '60s.
Herbie Hancock - The Best Of (The Blue Note Years) (1988) Reissue 1995 [Repost, New Rip]

Herbie Hancock - The Best Of (The Blue Note Years) (1988) Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 396 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Piano Jazz, Modal | Blue Note | # CDP 7 91142 2, 0777 7 91142 2 1 | 01:03:47

Mirroring his onetime boss and mentor Miles Davis' own protean output, Herbie Hancock has explored hard bop, soul-jazz, fusion, funk-rock, soundtracks, hip-hop-inflected pop ("Rockit"), and many permutations in between. His early work for Blue Note, though, offers the best entrée for newcomers. Compiled from five of his albums for the label and covering a period from 1962-1968, this fine sampler includes highlights from his debut, Takin' Off ("Watermelon Man"), the classic Maiden Voyage (the title track and "Dolphin Dance"), and the early electric album Speak Like a Child (the title track and "Riot"). Add to this more indelible cuts like "Cantaloupe Island" and "One Finger Snap," not to mention the presence of numerous '60s jazz luminaries (Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, Thad Jones, Hank Mobley, Billy Higgins, et al.), and you have perfect way to get a taste of some of the best modern jazz committed to wax.