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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.
Gene Pitney - Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa - The Very Best Of (2005)

Gene Pitney - Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa - The Very Best Of (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 03:27:02 | 1,08 Gb
Singer-Songwriter, Pop, Pop Rock | Label: Sanctuary Records

One of the most interesting and difficult-to-categorize singers in '60s pop, Gene Pitney had a long run of hits distinguished by his pained, one-of-a-kind melodramatic wail. Pitney is sometimes characterized (or dismissed) as a shallow teen idol-type prone to operatic ballads. It's true that some of his biggest hits – "Town Without Pity," "Only Love Can Break a Heart," "I'm Gonna Be Strong," "It Hurts to Be in Love," and "Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa" – are archetypes of adolescent or just-post-adolescent agony, characterized by longing and not a little self-pity.
Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra (2012)

Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra (2012)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Soyuz, 4650062361524 | RU | ~ 342 or 118 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 173 Mb
Progressive Rock / Art Rock

Tempting as it may be, it's not quite accurate to call Jeff Lynne the rock & roll George Lucas, a technophile who can't resist tweaking his famous older work to bring it up to modern standards. Unlike Lucas, Lynne doesn't paint over his original work, turning it into something vaguely reminiscent of the past: with Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra, he simply re-creates his old arrangements with new technology…

Jim Reeves - The Very Best of Jim Reeves (1996/2009)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Sept. 6, 2017
Jim Reeves - The Very Best of Jim Reeves (1996/2009)

Jim Reeves - The Very Best of Jim Reeves (1996/2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:50:34 | 266 Mb
Country, Blues, Pop, Oldies | Label: Sony Music Entertainment

James Travis Reeves was an American country and popular music singer-songwriter. With records charting from the 1950s to the 1980s, he became well known as a practitioner of the Nashville sound (a mixture of older country-style music with elements of popular music). Known as "Gentleman Jim", his songs continued to chart for years after his death. Reeves died in the crash of his private airplane. He is a member of both the Country Music and Texas Country Music Halls of Fame.
Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of Stevie Nicks (2007) Repost / New Rip

Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions… The Very Best Of Stevie Nicks (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 593 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 188 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 133 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Reprise Records #9362-49998-1

The first American single-disc Stevie Nicks compilation since 1991's Timespace, Reprise's 2007 Crystal Visions: The Very Best of Stevie Nicks bests that previous set even if it falls just short of being truly definitive. The problem area lies in the place where it clearly attempts to distinguish itself from its predecessor: the inclusion of Fleetwood Mac songs. Where Timespace never attempted to explore this territory, Crystal Visions does, but with the exception of "Silver Springs," all of the Mac songs are re-recordings – "Dreams" is performed with Deep Dish, there's a live version of "Rhiannon," and a version of "Landslide" performed live with the Melbourne Symphony…
Rainbow - The Very Best Of Rainbow (1997) {2000, Remastered, Japan}

Rainbow - The Very Best Of Rainbow (1997) {2000, Remastered, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 537 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 187 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 60 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Polydor / Chronicles #POCY-3021

The Best of Rainbow compiles 16 of the best tracks from Rainbow's first seven studio albums, wisely avoiding 1977's live On Stage release. The first two tracks from their debut album, 1975's Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, showcases the instant bond that was formed between Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio, especially on "Man on the Silver Mountain." Blackmore changed the band for the following year's Rainbow Rising, with Jimmy Bain replacing bass player Craig Gruber, and Cozy Powell taking percussion duties away from Gary Driscoll. Adding keyboard player Tony Carey helped tracks like "Starstruck" and the lengthy "Stargazer" to sound a little more dimensional and fluent than the group's first effort…

B.B. King - Ain't Nobody Home! The Very Best Of B.B. King (1989)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Sept. 2, 2017
B.B. King - Ain't Nobody Home! The Very Best Of B.B. King (1989)

B.B. King - Ain't Nobody Home! The Very Best Of B.B. King (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 414 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 179 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:10:02
MCA Records | MCD 18222
Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues

B.B. King: "AIN'T NOBODY HOME" contains some of my best recordings over the past 40 years. "Everyday I Have The Blues", and "Sweet Little Angel", were taken from my 1965 album "LIVE AT THE REGAL", which many music critics still think is one Of the best live albums ever recorded. And who am I to argue with that!
The Lightning Seeds - The Very Best Of The Lightning Seeds (2006)

The Lightning Seeds - The Very Best Of The Lightning Seeds (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 583 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 206 Mb | Scans included
Alternative Pop/Rock, Pop/Rock, BritPop | Label: Sony BMG | # 82876848002 | 01:18:50

Brilliant compilation featuring 20 of the finest cuts by this band, led by singer/songwriter/producer Ian Broudie. Features two new tracks, 'Song For No One' and 'Tables Have Turned' alongside classics such as 'Pure', 'Lucky You', 'Live Of Riley' and their infamous World Cup anthem '3 Lions'.

Nazareth - The Very Best Of Nazareth (2006)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 19, 2017
Nazareth - The Very Best Of Nazareth (2006)

Nazareth - The Very Best Of Nazareth (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 490 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 158 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:04:36
Union Square Music Ltd./Metro | METRCD200
Hard Rock, Classic Rock

One of Britain’s premier hard rock exports, Dunfermline’s Nazareth are famed for their brilliant interpretations of other people’s material as well as their crunching originals. Propelled by Manny Charlton’s superb guitar work and the rasping vocals of Dan McCafferty, who made Rod Stewart sound like Johnny Mathis, they cut a string of superb records during the 1970s and 1980s that are celebrated on this collection.