Best Of Mantovani

The Very Best Of Mantovani  Music

Posted by waldstein at Feb. 25, 2010
The Very Best Of Mantovani

The Very Best Of Mantovani – The Mantovani Orchestra coducted by Annunzio Paolo Mantovani
Classical | 2 CD | EAC Rip | 686 MB | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Full scans | RS links
Publisher: Decca

The Very Best Of Mantovani

Conductor, composer, violinist, and pianist Mantovani was one of the most popular and prolific easy listening artists of all time. His trademark "cascading strings" (or "tumbling strings") effect gave him an instantly recognizable sound, and his heavy reliance on the string section in general helped map out the blueprint for much of the light orchestral music that followed in his wake. His repertoire did feature original compositions, but was built chiefly on lush adaptations of familiar melodies: TV and movie themes, show tunes, pop hits (chiefly of the MOR variety), classical material, and the like. Starting his career in the '20s, Mantovani was very much a product of the recording age: he focused almost entirely on recording, instead of live performance; he was one of the first artists to utilize the LP as a primary medium for his releases (as opposed to singles); he was one of the first popular artists to use stereo recording technology, and likely the first to sell over a million records in the stereo format. Fascinated by the studio recording process, he experimented restlessly with miking methods and other technical nuances over the course of an astoundingly large discography – more than 50 albums from the early '50s until his death in 1980 (not counting his numerous 78 rpm records, dating back to the late '20s).

VA - The Best Of Instrumental Music Vol. 2 (2001)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 2, 2010
VA - The Best Of Instrumental Music Vol. 2 (2001)

VA - The Best Of Instrumental Music Vol. 2 (2001)
EAC | FLAC, Img+Cue, Log+Checker | ~ 355 Mb | Covers Included
MP3 CBR320 | ~ 139 Mb | FileSonic, FileServe, Uploaded | 3% Recovery
Genre: Instrumental | Label: ОАО "Грамзапись" / GMG Compact | Catalog#: GMG-018-2 | Rus

The collection of the best hits of instrumental music, released on the Russian label.

Miki Howard - The Very Best Of Miki Howard (2001)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 21, 2017
Miki Howard - The Very Best Of Miki Howard (2001)

Miki Howard - The Very Best Of Miki Howard (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 513 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans ~ 38 Mb
Soul, Urban, R&B, Vocal Jazz | Label: Rhino, Atlantic | # R2 74296 | 01:18:59

Rhino's 2001 retrospective The Very Best of Miki Howard is a generous, near-definitive overview of Howard's biggest R&B hits from the '80s. She didn't have many crossover hits, but she did have numerous entries on the R&B charts, all of which are here, including a duet with Gerald Levert, "That's What Love Is." Although this is a little lengthy for listeners with abbreviated attention spans, it does summarize Howard's peak very well, and is as comprehensive a Howard retrospective as could be hoped for.

Tom Jones - Best Of The Tiger (2000)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 20, 2017
Tom Jones - Best Of The Tiger (2000)

Tom Jones - Best Of The Tiger (2000)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 713 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 259 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 32 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop | Warner Music #8573 83116-2

Tom Jones became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the British Invasion. Since the mid-'60s, Jones has sung nearly every form of popular music – pop, rock, show tunes, country, dance, and techno, he's sung it all. His actual style – a full-throated, robust baritone that had little regard for nuance and subtlety – never changed, he just sang over different backing tracks. On-stage, Jones played up his sexual appeal; it didn't matter whether he was in an unbuttoned shirt or a tuxedo, he always radiated a raw sexuality that earned him a large following of devoted female fans who frequently threw underwear on-stage. Jones' following never diminished over the decades; he was able to exploit trends, earning new fans while retaining his core following.
Various Artists - American Epic: The Best Of Blues (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Various Artists - American Epic: The Best Of Blues (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:02 minutes | 608 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Early geniuses of Delta Blues - Robert Johnson, Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas, Son House, Charley Patton and many more have been painstakingly remastered using a mix of analog and digital technology for a hybrid sound that is simultaneously contemporary, immediate but still completely true-to-form.
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Lovely Creatures: The Best Of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 1984-2014 (2017) PROPER

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Lovely Creatures: The Best Of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 1984-2014 (2017)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | Mute, 5414939926563 | ~ 1461 or 538 Mb | Scans(png) -> 2068 Mb
Pop Rock / Ballad / Alternative Rock

Nick Cave is a singular figure in contemporary rock music; he first emerged as punk rock was making its presence known in Australia, but though he's never surrendered his status as a provocateur and a musical outlaw, he quickly abandoned the simplicity of punk for something grander and more literate, though no less punishing in its outlook…
Memphis Jug Band - American Epic: The Best Of Memphis Jug Band (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Memphis Jug Band - American Epic: The Best Of Memphis Jug Band (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:03 minutes | 475 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Memphis Jug Band, most active from 1926 into the 1950s, revolved around guitarist, harmonica player and singer Will Shade and featured a wide variety of instrumentation including harmonica, kazoo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, piano, washboard and, of course, jug. They recorded more songs than any pre-war jug band and as a result, were key in developing the jug band tradition and format.
Various Artists - American Epic: The Best Of Country (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Various Artists - American Epic: The Best Of Country (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:39 minutes | 526 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Early champions of Country Music - The Carter Family, Uncle Dave Macon, the Massey Family, Jimmie Rodgers and many more - have been painstakingly remastered using a mix of analog and digital technology for a hybrid sound that is simultaneously contemporary, immediate but still completely true-to-form.

The Tallis Scholars - The Best Of The Renaissance (1999)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at May 18, 2017
The Tallis Scholars - The Best Of The Renaissance (1999)

The Tallis Scholars - The Best Of The Renaissance (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u, scans - 624 MB | 02:33:15
Classical | Label: Philips Classics | Release Year: 1999

As hateful and usually untrue as most "Best of" collections are, this one is the real thing. You actually do get two hours and 20 minutes of Renaissance music performed so exquisitely, so correctly, and so passionately that it's as if an entire era in music makes itself understood through these CDs. The Tallis Scholars are as good as it gets in this repertoire. In addition to getting Allegri's gorgeous Miserere, you'll find Thomas Tallis's 40-part (40!) Spem in alium, some wonderfully weird and dissonant Responsories by Gesualdo, Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli (the "how-to" piece of the Renaissance popes, who demanded that the words be understood), and various other works. This stuff is like a finely woven tapestry and should be listened to bits at a time–it's amazingly rich and worth it.

The Kooks - The Best Of... So Far (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 18, 2017
The Kooks - The Best Of... So Far (2017)

The Kooks - The Best Of… So Far (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:00:06 | 137 Mb
Indie Rock, Indie Pop | Label: Virgin Records, Astralwerks Records

The Kooks are gearing up to celebrate the fact that they’ve been a band for more than 10 years, announcing today that they will be releasing a collection of their greatest hits this May. Titled The Best of… So Far, it’s clear that this compilation is meant more as mile-marker than destination, an idea backed up by singer Luke Pritchard, who stated in a press release, “It’s been the greatest pleasure to work, travel, fight, hate and love the best and most talented people I’ve met in my life. It’s the greatest job in the world and we don’t intend to stop any time soon.”