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).

Bert Weedon - The Very Best Of Bert Weedon (2002)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 24, 2017
Bert Weedon - The Very Best Of Bert Weedon (2002)

Bert Weedon - The Very Best Of Bert Weedon (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 353 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included | 01:05:40
Instrumental Pop/Rock, Jazz Pop, Rock & Roll | Label: EMI Gold | # 7243 5 42426 2 5

Bert Weedon is one of Britain's most accomplished instrumental stars. He was the first British guitarist to have a hit record in the UK Singles Chart, in 1959, and his best-selling tutorial guides, Play in a Day, were a major influence on many leading British musicians, such as Eric Clapton, Brian May, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, Dave Davies, Keith Richards, Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi and Jimmy Page. His early days in show business found him playing with all the top bands of the day, including Django Reinhardt, Ted Heath, Mantovani & many others. This album features a wealth of material from his hugely successful LPs & singles, it is quite literally packed with thirty recordings from Bert Weedon, the man who has become the living legend of guitar.

Airto Moreira - The Best Of Airto (1994) {Epic}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 17, 2018
Airto Moreira - The Best Of Airto (1994) {Epic}

Airto Moreira - The Best Of Airto (1994) {Epic}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 473MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 237MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, World Fusion

Without a doubt, Airto put a new face on Brazilian music in the wake of the bossa nova movement, bringing back the frantic complexity of the samba translated into his own frenzied yet controlled electronic/multi-percussion idiom. Here we truly have some of the best of his early work in the U.S. as a leader for the CTI label, where Airto proves that he couldn't be suppressed even by the guiding hand of Creed Taylor. The set kicks off with a pair of great, sizzling tracks from the Free album, with Airto feverishly driving bands manned by Chick Corea on electric piano, Keith Jarrett on acoustic piano, and other American all-stars. From there, we move to the Fingers album, which features Airto's own band yet maintains virtually the same level of excitement with a deeper Brazilian streak.

Oscar Benton - Best Of (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 16, 2018
Oscar Benton - Best Of (1998)

Oscar Benton - Best Of (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 414 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Blues | Label: Wagram | # 3045042 | Time: 01:01:07

Born in 1949 Oscar Benton had a long career in the blues. His worldwide break through came when actor Alain Delon used a song, recorded by Oscar Benton, in the movie 'Pour la peau d'un flic' in 1981. Originally written by Artie Kaplan and Artie Kornfeld, the Bensonhurst Blues was recorded by Oscar almost a decade earlier. Catching dust ever since. The movie would change that instantly. An almost sixty year blues career, with the inevitable ups and downs, ended abruptly after an accident and a coma, causing Oscar to fight his way back, just to live a normal live. His struggle to overcome the effects of the coma resulted in a farewell concert in 2010. After this show, performing and singing were history.
Eagles - The Very Best Of / Farewell Tour (2006) {2CD+DVD Set, Special Edition}

Eagles - The Very Best Of / Farewell Tour (2006) {2CD+DVD Set, Special Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 992 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 374 Mb
DVD9 | ISO | MPEG-2 Video, NTSC 720:480 (16:9), 29.970 fps, VBR ~ 3174 kb/s
Audio #1: DTS 5.1, 48.0 kHz/16 bits, 1510 kb/s; Audio #2: LPCM 2.0, 48.0 kHz/16 bits, 1536 kb/s | DD 2.0, 192 kb/s
01:39:02 + 00:11:13 | ~ 8,10 Gb | Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Country Rock, Classic Rock | Not On Label (Eagles) | Unofficial Release

This special set includes two-disc compilation album The Very Best Of Eagles and DVD - Farewell 1 Tour: Live From Melbourne, released on one disc. The Very Best Of (released as The Complete Greatest Hits in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand) is a two-disc compilation album by the Eagles, released in 2003. This album combines all tracks that appeared on the two previously released Eagles greatest hits albums (Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) & Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2), along with other singles not included on the first two compilations, album tracks and the new track "Hole in the World". Farewell 1 Tour - Live from Melbourne is a double DVD by Eagles, released in 2005. It was filmed in Melbourne, Australia at the Rod Laver Arena on the 14, 15 and 17 of November 2004.

Little Feat - As Time Goes By: The Very Best Of Little Feat (1993)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 15, 2018
Little Feat - As Time Goes By: The Very Best Of Little Feat (1993)

Little Feat - As Time Goes By: The Very Best Of Little Feat (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 438 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb | Scans included
Label: Warner Bros. Records | # 9548-32247-2 | Time: 01:08:41
Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Blues-Rock, Boogie Rock

As Time Goes By: The Very Best of Little Feat is an extraordinary collection that contains almost every essential Little Feat song from their '70s heyday with Lowell George, plus the two hits ("Let It Roll," "Hate to Lose Your Lovin'") from their late-'80s comeback. Most of the band's albums are worth hearing, but this is a great introduction for the curious and – since it features "Dixie Chicken," "Willin'," "Two Trains," "Fat Man in the Bathtub," "Sailin' Shoes," "Oh Atlanta" and "All That You Dream" in one place – it's a great summation of the group's achievements, and George's songwriting talent in particular. Unfortunately, As Time Goes By has only been released by the British division of Warner Bros, but it's worth tracking down.
Boney M. - The Best Of 10 Years: 32 Superhits - Non Stop-Digital Remix (1986)

Boney M. - The Best Of 10 Years: 32 Superhits - Non Stop-Digital Remix (1986)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 328 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 120 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 40 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Disco, Euro-Dance, Reggae | Hansa #610 550

The Best of 10 Years – 32 Superhits also known as 32 Superhits - Non-Stop Digital Remix is a remix album by Boney M. released in 1986. In 1981 producer Frank Farian created a thirteen-minute medley in the style of Stars on 45 called "6 Years of Boney M. Hits (Boney M. on 45)" which was issued as both A- and B-side singles in certain territories - in the UK the medley was the B-side of Boonoonoonoos 12" single "We Kill The World (Don't Kill The World)", in Germany the edited 7" version appeared as the B-side of Christmas Album single "Little Drummer Boy" and the longer version as a separate A-side 12" release in early 1982. Five years later, Farian took the non-stop medley idea one step further and extended the medley to a thirty-two track, forty-six minutes full-length album of Boney M's greatest hits with additional percussive and synthesized overdubs.

Best of Irish Kitchens - March/April 2018  Magazines

Posted by Pulitzer at March 15, 2018
Best of Irish Kitchens - March/April 2018

Best of Irish Kitchens - March/April 2018
English | 156 pages | True PDF | 33.7 MB

Jimmy Smith - The Best Of Jimmy Smith: The Blue Note Years (1988)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 14, 2018
Jimmy Smith - The Best Of Jimmy Smith: The Blue Note Years (1988)

Jimmy Smith - The Best Of Jimmy Smith: The Blue Note Years (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # CDP 7 91140 2 | Time: 01:05:48

Covering prime early recordings from 1956-1960 and one mid-'80s cut, Blue Note's The Best of Jimmy Smith offers up a fine introduction to the trailblazing jazz organist. Smith's Blue Note sessions not only introduced the world to the complex solo possibilities of the Hammond B3 organ, but simultaneously ushered in the soul-jazz era of the '60s, spawning a wealth of fine imitators in the process. Before delving into more commercial terrain on Verve in the late '60s, Smith cut a ton of jam-session dates for Blue Note, often with the help of hard bop luminaries like trumpeter Lee Morgan, alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson, tenor saxophonists Tina Brooks and Stanley Turrentine, and drummers Art Blakey and Donald Bailey. All are heard here on classic cuts like "The Sermon," "Back at the Chicken Shack," and "The Jumpin' Blues," with Smith regular Turrentine and a young Morgan availing themselves in especially fine form. For his part, Smith eats up the scenery on all the sides here, taking his solo to particularly impressive heights on a fleetly swinging rendition of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home".

Spooky Tooth - The Best Of Spooky Tooth (1975) [Repost]  Music

Posted by Designol at March 14, 2018
Spooky Tooth - The Best Of Spooky Tooth (1975) [Repost]

Spooky Tooth - The Best Of Spooky Tooth (1975)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans included
Label: Island Masters | # 842688-2, IMCD 74 | Time: 00:56:46
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Blues-Rock, Prog-Rock

Four of the 13 tracks on Island's The Best of Spooky Tooth come from 1969's Spooky Two album, while the remaining tracks represent the band's less celebrated material. Spooky Tooth's mellow, easy blues-rock sound is experienced from the first track, a slick rendition of John D. Loudermilk's "Tobacco Road." Most of the band's peak material is included here, like "Better by You, Better by Me" and "Evil Woman." The dreamy, psychedelic-tinged "It's All About a Roundabout" is one of the album's best songs, proving the band could be adventurous at will. Much in the same manner is "As Long as the World Keeps Changing," with its hippie-like hallucinatory feel. Versions of the Beatles' "I Am the Walrus" and the Band's "The Weight" are covered peculiarly, but not terribly, chock full of Spooky Tooth's own laid-back formula. Missed is the greyish "Hangman Hang My Shell on a Tree" from Spooky Two, which would have made a nice addition to the set. Nevertheless, this best-of does present listeners with Spooky Tooth's most worthwhile songs. The band's unconventional sound and eased style is prevalent on each of the tracks offered here.