20th Century Masters Chinese Classics

Neil Diamond - The Best Of Neil Diamond, 20th Century Masters (1999)

Neil Diamond - The Best Of Neil Diamond, 20th Century Masters (1999)
FLAC (track+cue+log) | 00:39:38 | 246 Mb
Genre: Pop, Rock / Label: Geffen

Like any record company worth their salt, MCA knows a good gimmick when they see it, and when the millennium came around, well, the 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection wasn't too far behind. Supposedly, the millennium is a momentous occasion, but it's hard to feel that way when it's used as another excuse to turn out a budget-line series. But apart from the presumptuous title, 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection turns out to be a very good budget-line series. True, it's impossible for any of these brief collections to be definitive, but they're nevertheless solid samplers that don't feature a bad song in the bunch. For example, take Neil Diamond's 20th Century volume – it's an irresistible summary of his MCA years, rivaling the previous His 12 Greatest Hits.
Alien Ant Farm - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Alien Ant Farm (2008) [20th Century Masters Series]

Alien Ant Farm - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Alien Ant Farm (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans included
Alternative Rock, Nu Metal | Label: Geffen/UMe/El Tonal | # B0010954-02 | Time: 00:38:47

Combining nu-metal with serious pop polish and structure, Alien Ant Farm always felt like a band that lived in two worlds: not quite heavy enough to be metal, but a little too fast-paced for the pop set. And while Alien Ant Farm's genre might be unclear, their entry in the 20th Century Masters series gives fans a bird's-eye view of their career and another opportunity to try nailing down what these guys were up to. Given the musicianship on tracks like "Movies" and their cover of the Michael Jackson classic "Smooth Criminal," while it might be hard to describe, it sure did work.
Kingdom Come - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Kingdom Come (2003)

Kingdom Come - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Kingdom Come (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 358 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 142 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Hair Metal | Polydor #440 065 103-2

Yeah, Kingdom Come were a bit too enamored with Led Zeppelin on their first album, and their career didn't last much longer after that, but at the very least they were one of the very examples of what was storming the rock charts back in 1987-1988. Zep-styled riffs and that sorta watered-down boogie-guitar swagger were everywhere, and Kingdom Come were just one of the many bands getting loads and loads of criticism from purists. Oddly, though, the kids (for a short time) loved it, and the records sold enough to convince those at Polydor to release this collection of some of their more well-known tunes…
El Chicano - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best Of El Chicano (2004)

El Chicano - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best Of El Chicano (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 333 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 118 Mb | Scans | Time: 50:08
Geffen Records | B0002946-02
Latin Rock, Funk, Soul, Blues, Jazz

El Chicano grew out of the burgeoning Latino music scene developing from the streets of East Los Angeles. Originally known as “The VIP’s” and founded by Freddie Sanchez, El Chicano is the most successful of the L.A. Latino Rock recording artists. Their 10 album run from 1970 - 1985 is unrivalled and included classic albums such as Viva Tirado, Revolución, Celebration, El Chicano and Cinco all released thru MCA Records. …
Aerosmith - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection - The Best Of Aerosmith (2007)

Aerosmith - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection - The Best Of Aerosmith (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 467 Mb | Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 52 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Arena Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock | Geffen Records #B0001101-02

Those who do not pay much attention to record company affiliations should be warned that this discount-priced album, billed as the "best of Aerosmith," represents only their most popular recordings made for Geffen Records between 1987 and 1994. That said, it represents them well, including all 11 of Aerosmith's Top 40 hits from the period ("Angel," "Janie's Got a Gun," "Love in an Elevator," etc.), plus the track "Deuces Are Wild" from the album The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience. This, of course, was the period when the bandmembers were collaborating with such songwriting hacks as Desmond Child, Holly Knight, and Jim Vallance to considerable commercial effect, maintaining the comeback they had launched with Run-D.M.C.'s remake of "Walk This Way"…
Eric Clapton - 20th Century Masters, The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Eric Clapton (2002) [Reissue 2007]

Eric Clapton - 20th Century Masters, The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Eric Clapton (2002) [Reissue 2007]
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 353 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 132 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Blues Rock, Rock | Label: Polydor/Universal, #:B0007824-02 | 2007 | 0:48:22

Eric Clapton's 2004 installment in Universal's never-ending 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection is an excellent distillation of his signature songs of the '70s. While it focuses on his solo recordings, it's not limited to them, throwing in two cuts from Derek and the Dominos – "Layla," of course, plus "Bell Bottom Blues" – which help complete the portrait of Clapton in the '70s. While there's a hit or two missing, they're not ones that will be missed and what is here is the cream of the crop of the first decade of Clapton's solo career.
Cher - 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Cher (2000)

Cher - 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Cher (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 247 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 85 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 20 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Rock | Geffen Records #B0007794-02

You might have thought that, since the 1998 merger of MCA and PolyGram, creating Universal Music, brought the hits Cher scored in the 1970s and '80s for Kapp, MCA, Casablanca, and Geffen under one roof, the next time they got around to doing a best-of they would combine all those catalogs. No such luck. In the wake of Cher's 1999 comeback with "Believe," Geffen issued its own comp, If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits. So, when MCA came to compile The Best of Cher as part of the midline-priced 20th Century Masters/The Millennium Collection series, they simply took the 1974 MCA Greatest Hits album, stripped off two B-sides, and added the 1979 Casablanca disco hit "Take Me Home"…
Donna Summer - 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Donna Summer (2003) {Remastered}

Donna Summer - 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Donna Summer (2003) {Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 358 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 121 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 57 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Disco, R&B, Funk, Soul, Dance, Pop | Mercury Records #4400636092

Donna Summer's contribution to Universal's mid-priced 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection series is a decent, concise look at the queen of disco's career, including such natural choices as "Love to Love You Baby," "I Feel Love," "Bad Girls," "Hot Stuff," and "On the Radio," as well as early-'80s hits like "She Works Hard for the Money" and "Love Is in Control." 1995's Endless Summer remains the best single-disc introduction, since it covers more territory, presents a more rounded look, and includes many other singles that charted, but this works perfectly for those who want to stick to the basics.
VA - 20th Century Masters: The Best Of The Millennium Collection The Christmas Collection Part 1 (2003)

VA - 20th Century Masters: The Best Of The Millennium Collection The Christmas Collection Part 1 (2003)
Holiday, Christmas, R&B, Swing, Soul, Pop, Country, Gospel, Jazz… | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,10 Gb
Label: Universal Music Enterprises, UMG Recordings | Release Year: 2003

A series that looks directly at "iconic" artists & bands of the 20th Century; providing their best hits on CD, launched in 1999. Run by Universal Canada, 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection boasts sales of over 9 million, more than 600 titles in a range of musical styles and being the "most succcessful greatest hits series in canada". Alternations to the series include releases focusing on Christmas themed music.
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bachman-Turner Overdrive (2001) [20th Century Masters]

Bachman-Turner Overdrive - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bachman-Turner Overdrive (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 427 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Boogie Rock | Label: Mercury, The Island Def Jam Group | # 3145480962 | Time: 00:53:49

Their biggest hits from the '70s like 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet', 'Takin' Care of Business', 'Roll On Down The Highway', 'Let it Ride', 'Hey You', 'Take It Like A Man', 'Blue Collar', 'I'm in Love', and four more!