The Very Best of Kingston Trio

Toots & The Maytals - The Very Best Of (2000)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 12, 2016
Toots & The Maytals - The Very Best Of (2000)

Toots & The Maytals - The Very Best Of (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 441 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 131 Mb
Genre: Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae | Label: Island | # 314 542 345-2 | Time: 01:08:57

For those who don't want or can't afford to plonk out for the Toots & the Maytals' Time Tough: The Anthology, The Very Best Of provides the perfect solution, distilling down that two-CD, 41-track set to a single 19-song disc. There are a few subtle differences, however; for starters this set boasts two different versions of the band's reggae smash "54-46, That's My Number," as well as the original ska version of their Jamaican Song Festival winner "Bam Bam," unlike the anthology, which included only a later remodel. However, the "Never You Change" found on this set is not the trio's original ska hit, but a reggae-fied remake. The rest of the album pulls directly from the anthology, with the disc divided almost evenly between the trio and a solo Hibbert's pre- and post-Island career. Thus, for those who prefer the Maytals' ska and/or reggae hits, this is not the collection for you, as there are much better compilations of those periods. But for fans looking for a larger overview of both the band and Hibbert himself, this is an excellent place to start.

The Kingston Trio - The Very Best Of (2000) 2CD *Re-Up*  Music

Posted by firepower at March 20, 2011
The Kingston Trio - The Very Best Of (2000) 2CD *Re-Up*

The Kingston Trio - The Very Best Of (2000) 2CD
EAC, WavPack image, CUE+LOG - 450 MB | MP3 320 CBR - 203 MB | Complete 600dpi Artwork, JPG - 85 MB or PNG - 389 MB
Folk | EMI-Capitol Music 72435-26625-2-7 | 5% recovery record | Source: My CDs

In the history of popular music, there are a relative handful of performers who have redefined the content of the music at critical points in history – people whose music left the landscape, and definition of popular music, altered completely. The Kingston Trio were one such group, transforming folk music into a hot commodity and creating a demand – where none had existed before – for young men (sometimes with women) strumming acoustic guitars and banjos and singing folk songs and folk-like novelty songs in harmony. On a purely commercial level, from 1957 until 1963, the Kingston Trio were the most vital and popular folk group in the world.

The Dubliners - The Very Best Of The Dubliners (2009)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 13, 2017
The Dubliners - The Very Best Of The Dubliners (2009)

The Dubliners - The Very Best Of The Dubliners (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 400 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Irish Folk, Celtic Folk, Pub Folk | Label: Universal | # 5316193 | 01:03:45

The ultimate St Patrick's Day soundtrack, from the world's favourite traditional Irish music band. Includes the number one hit "The Irish Rover" (featuring vocals from Shane McGowan of The Pogues) plus over an hour of Irish music favourites - "The Wild Rover", "Molly Malone", "Whiskey In The Jar", "Seven Drunken Nights" and many more. Still on tour in 2009, some 45 years after they first got together, The Dubliners are the genuine voice of Irish music.

Jermaine Jackson - Playlist: The Very Best Of (2014)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 13, 2017
Jermaine Jackson - Playlist: The Very Best Of (2014)

Jermaine Jackson - Playlist: The Very Best Of (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image) +cue, log - 436 MB | 01:03:25
Pop, RnB, Soul, Funk, Disco | Label: RCA Records

Released in 2014, Playlist: The Very Best of Jermaine Jackson leads with "Daddy's Home," the singer's first big solo hit for Motown, which reached number three on the Billboard R&B chart in 1973. Otherwise, this anthology sticks to the singer's '80s and early-'90s releases, from Let's Get Serious (Motown, 1980) through You Said (LaFace, 1991). All the big hits from this phase are here, including "Let's Get Serious," "Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin'," "Dynamite," and "Do What You Do." As with many releases in the Playlist series, there are some deep cuts, such as the Pia Zadora duet "When the Rain Begins to Fall" (from the soundtrack of Voyage of the Rock Aliens); "(Closest Thing To) Perfect" (from the Perfect soundtrack); and "Whatcha Doin'," the bizarre B-side to 1986's "Do You Remember Me?"

Suggs - The Very Best of Suggs (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at June 30, 2017
Suggs - The Very Best of Suggs (2017)

Suggs - The Very Best of Suggs (2017)
Pop, Pop Rock, Ska | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:56:54 | 131 MB
Label: Rhino

Former Madness singer Suggs McPherson had toyed with various re-formations of that hugely successful UK pop band before launching his solo career in 1995. The success of the band’s ‘Madstock’ shows in Finsbury Park, London, in 1993, had reawakened public affection for the engaging singer. Suggs explained the delay thus: ‘When I left Madness, I didn’t want to stay in the music industry as a performer.’ Instead he managed the Farm, co-producing their first album, and worked on his own show on satellite television (the ill-fated BSB). He began to write his own songs again in 1991, with the co-operation of former Madness colleague Mike Barson. When he decided to undertake a belated solo career in 1994 he found a willing aid in the shape of Warner Music chairman Rob Dickins, who had arranged Madness’ publishing and originally lent the band the £200 necessary to record their first single, ‘The Prince’.

Nina Simone - The Very Best of Nina Simone Vol. 2 (2006)  Music

Posted by SuniR at June 27, 2017
Nina Simone - The Very Best of Nina Simone Vol. 2 (2006)

Nina Simone - The Very Best of Nina Simone Vol. 2 (2006)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 65:03 min | 179 Mb (5% Rec.)
Vocal Jazz, Soul, Classic R&B | Label: Sony BMG Music

Second volume of great cuts by the extremely versatile Jazz vocalist. Simone would often tackle other forms of music like Soul and Pop, but she is best known for natural ability to wrap her voice around a great Jazz tune and make it her own, as this second compilation shows. 19 tracks including 'Baltimore', 'I Shall Be Released', 'How Long Must I Wander', 'Save Me' and more.

Nina Simone - The Very Best of Nina Simone (2006)  Music

Posted by SuniR at June 27, 2017
Nina Simone - The Very Best of Nina Simone (2006)

Nina Simone - The Very Best of Nina Simone (2006)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 65:34 min | 177 Mb (5% Rec.)
Vocal Jazz, Soul, Classic R&B | Label: Sony BMG Music

This is the best compilation by legendary jazz and blues singer Nina Simone includes some of her best compositions 'Feeling Good', 'I Put A Spell On You', 'Ain't Got No, I Got Life' etc. It comprises all genres, styles and eras of her career. It does not feature live or obscure low quality recordings. Released for UK only, 21-track collection.

UB40 - The Very Best Of UB40 1980-2000 (2000)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 25, 2017
UB40 - The Very Best Of UB40 1980-2000 (2000)

UB40 - The Very Best Of UB40 1980-2000 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 506 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans ~ 119 Mb | 01:16:26
Reggae, Pop, Ska, Dub, Pop/Rock | Label: Virgin/DEP | # 7243 8 50469 2 6/DUBTVX3

While the two previous Best of UB40 collections neatly divided the band's output between their more political early period and their later, covers-oriented pop success, they were also only ten tracks apiece. The Very Best of UB40 1980-2000 is the first comprehensive single-disc overview of the band's career, and it's a lot more generous at 20 tracks. It isn't arranged chronologically, which actually helps the programming by splitting up the covers over the course of the running order. There's a bit more toughness to the earlier songs, both in the lyrics and the punchier performances. Yet in the end, the sonic differences are subtle enough that casual fans should still be able to enjoy them (unless they only want to hear the band performing reggae-pop versions of oldies they already know).

Celine Dion - Avec Toi: The Very Best Of The Early Years (2013)  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 22, 2017
Celine Dion - Avec Toi: The Very Best Of The Early Years (2013)

Celine Dion - Avec Toi: The Very Best Of The Early Years (2013)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 673 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 250 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 94 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Adult Contemporary | Metro Select / Union Square Music #METRSL066

This two-CD set collects most of Celine Dion's essential recordings from her pre-superstar years, when she was a very young French singer, popular in Canada and France. This set starts with the heavily synthesized Euro pop of the 1988 Eurovision contest winner "Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi," which was the song that introduced the singer to international audiences, and is something of a milestone in her career. Many of the songs on this set are fair, and differ from the processed teen pop of the late 1990s because of the ever-present sincerity in Dion's voice. Highlights include the elegant ballads "Tellement J'ai D'amour Pour Toi," "Benjamin," and "La Voix Du Bon Dieu"…

Janis Joplin - The Very Best Of Janis Joplin (1988)  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 18, 2017
Janis Joplin - The Very Best Of Janis Joplin (1988)

Janis Joplin - The Very Best Of Janis Joplin (1988)
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 287 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 115 Mb
Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 42 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock | CBS #451098 2

Whether it was singing with Big Brother And The Holding Company or with her Full Tilt Boogie Band, Janis Joplin had one of the most identifiable, most emotional and most soulful voices ever recorded. Coming to San Francisco from Texas in 1966, Janis soon had the music world’s total attention, simply blowing the audience away at Monterey in 1967 while fronting Big Brother and gaining a record deal with Columbia Records in the process. After that, it was hit after hit with songs like her signature Piece Of My Heart, Cry Baby, and her Number One take of Kris Kristofferson’s present day standard Me And Bobby McGee, all included here. Through it all, Janis Joplin established herself as one of the very best and one of the most important singers and song interpreters ever to hit the music scene.