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Neil Diamond - The Very Best of Neil Diamond: The Original Studio Recordings (2011)

Neil Diamond - The Very Best of Neil Diamond: The Original Studio Recordings (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 513 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # 88765 40588 2 | Time: 01:18:46

Neil Diamond's five-decade career as a singer, songwriter, and performer has certainly been a successful one by any standard. He’s sold well over 115 million records worldwide to date and has had eight number one singles ("Cracklin Rosie," "Song Sung Blue," "Desiree," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," "Love on the Rocks," "America," "Yesterday's Songs," and "Heartlight"), and if he hasn't always generated the kind of critical respect he probably deserves, he’s been a steady and dependable artist who has managed to keep his large core audience happy. This 23-track set surveys the whole of Diamond's recording career, collecting his key and signature sides, beginning with his first hits for Bang Records in the mid-'60s through his commercial peak for Uni/MCA between 1968 and 1972, cuts from 1980’s The Jazz Singer (a soundtrack album that went platinum five times over on Capitol Records), and ending with tracks from Diamond's two Rick Rubin-produced albums, 2005’s 12 Songs and 2008’s Home Before Dark, on Columbia Records.

John Mellencamp - The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988 (1997)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 2, 2016
John Mellencamp - The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988 (1997)

John Mellencamp - The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 432 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 141 Mb
Scans (JPG, 400 dpi) ~ 29 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock | Mercury #P2-36738 | US

The Best That I Could Do is an appropriately self-deprecating title for John Mellencamp's greatest-hits collection, considering that the heartland rocker never seemed too convinced of his own worth. Of course, he had to struggle to get any respect after he was saddled with the stage name Johnny Cougar early in his career, but this 14-track collection proves that he was one of the best, unabashed straight-ahead rockers of the '80s. The 14 tracks here actually turn out to be a little too short to contain all of his great singles – songs like "Rain on the Scarecrow," "Rumbleseat," "Pop Singer," "Again Tonight," and "What If I Came Knocking"…

Mario Biondi - Best of Soul 2CD (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 30, 2016
Mario Biondi - Best of Soul 2CD (2016)

Mario Biondi - Best of Soul
Soul, Jazz, Pop | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, covers | 98:25 min | 747 MB
Label: Sony Music | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2016

Italian jazz-soul vocalist Mario Biondi was born of artistic stock in the Sicilian city of Catania. His great grandfather was a respected painter, his grandmother a singer, and his father a popular songwriter. Biondi sang throughout his childhood, first performing in public at age 12 in church, and soon singing in public squares before hundreds of people.

Mario Biondi - Best of Soul (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 22, 2016
Mario Biondi - Best of Soul (2016)

Mario Biondi - Best of Soul (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 97:18 min | 224 MB
Genre: Jazz, Soul | Label: Sony Music

Italian jazz-soul vocalist Mario Biondi was born of artistic stock in the Sicilian city of Catania. His great grandfather was a respected painter, his grandmother a singer, and his father a popular songwriter. Biondi sang throughout his childhood, first performing in public at age 12 in church, and soon singing in public squares before hundreds of people.
The Paul Smith Trio - He Sells Jazz By The Sea Shore (1965) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

The Paul Smith Trio - He Sells Jazz By The Sea Shore (1965) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 217 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 154 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1965, 2013 Warner Bros. / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27329 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Piano Trio

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Paul Smith is well-known to jazz fans for his sterling accompaniment on a number of Ella Fitzgerald's best albums, particularly Ella in Berlin. But the veteran pianist has recorded quite a bit on his own, though few of his LPs (like this Warner Bros. album from the 1960s) have been reissued on CD. Joining him on this trio date are bassist Wilfred Middlebrooks (who worked alongside Smith with Ella) and drummer Frank Capp.

Mose Allison - The Best of Mose Allison (1988)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 17, 2016
Mose Allison - The Best of Mose Allison (1988)

Mose Allison - The Best of Mose Allison (1988)
EAC | WavPack | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Hard Bop, Jazz Blues, Vocal Jazz, Piano Jazz | Label: Atlantic Jazz | # 1542-2 | Time: 00:56:23

RIP Mr. Mose Allison (November 11, 1927 – November 15, 2016)

The Mose Allison installment in Atlantic's Jazz Anthology series of 1970 is superior to most in that line simply on the grounds of time. Since Allison's songs were usually brief, Atlantic was able to fit 12 of them onto a single LP and thus provide a wider selection of his output, unlike others in that series that included only five or six tracks, making it serve as a pretty good capsule introduction to one of American music's most idiosyncratic individualists. Many of his most famous songs are here – "Your Mind Is on Vacation," "New Parchman," "I'm the Wild Man," "I Don't Worry About a Thing," and "Your Molecular Structure," along with covers like "Rollin' Stone" and a rushed live remake of his biggest "hit," Willie Dixon's "Seventh Son".
Herbie Hancock - The Best Of (The Blue Note Years) (1988) Reissue 1995 [Repost, New Rip]

Herbie Hancock - The Best Of (The Blue Note Years) (1988) Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 396 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Piano Jazz, Modal | Blue Note | # CDP 7 91142 2, 0777 7 91142 2 1 | 01:03:47

Mirroring his onetime boss and mentor Miles Davis' own protean output, Herbie Hancock has explored hard bop, soul-jazz, fusion, funk-rock, soundtracks, hip-hop-inflected pop ("Rockit"), and many permutations in between. His early work for Blue Note, though, offers the best entrée for newcomers. Compiled from five of his albums for the label and covering a period from 1962-1968, this fine sampler includes highlights from his debut, Takin' Off ("Watermelon Man"), the classic Maiden Voyage (the title track and "Dolphin Dance"), and the early electric album Speak Like a Child (the title track and "Riot"). Add to this more indelible cuts like "Cantaloupe Island" and "One Finger Snap," not to mention the presence of numerous '60s jazz luminaries (Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, Thad Jones, Hank Mobley, Billy Higgins, et al.), and you have perfect way to get a taste of some of the best modern jazz committed to wax.
Steve Forbert - The Best of Steve Forbert: What Kinda Guy? (1993)

Steve Forbert - The Best of Steve Forbert: What Kinda Guy? (1993)
Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Americana | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Artworks | 49 min | 190 MB
Label: Epic Associated / Nemperor Records | Rel: 1993

Being called the next Bob Dylan wasn't exactly a good thing for Steve Forbert when he hit the scene in the late '70s, first because who on earth would want that hung around his neck, and second because his approach and style were nothing much like Dylan in the first place. It was a recipe for perceived failure, and although Forbert released four very decent albums for CBS Records between 1978 and 1982 and hit the Top 20 with the infectious "Romeo's Tune" in 1979, he was dropped from his contract with the label. This set packages some of the key tracks from his CBS years and adds four live cuts and a previously unreleased one, the intriguing "Samson and Delilah's Beauty Shop," to make a good introduction to this underappreciated singer and songwriter's early years.

VA - Trance 100 Best Of 2016 (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Nov. 3, 2016
VA - Trance 100 Best Of 2016 (2016)

VA - Trance 100 Best Of 2016 (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 05:39:13 | 714 Mb
Genre: Trance / Label: Armada Records

Ever the master of soothing atmospheres and chord progressions that spoil the ear, Ashley Wallbridge brings yet another one of his melodic cuts to Gareth Emerys Garuda. Chock-full with sparkling plucks, eargasmic vocal shots, this is one to bring elation to its listeners like no other. Balearic in its vibes, rock-solid in the rest. Stepping forward ever so often as the secret weapon of the A State Of Trance, Willem de Roo is quite the force to be reckoned with. Delivering blows with his anthemic melodies whenever he steps up to the plate, the Dutchman commands waves of energy and power as if they were his personal army.

Howlin' Wolf - His Best, Vol. 2 (2000) [Repost]  Music

Posted by Designol at March 5, 2016
Howlin' Wolf - His Best, Vol. 2 (2000) [Repost]

Howlin' Wolf - His Best, Vol. 2 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Universal/Chess | # 112 026-2 | Time: 00:57:38

Where Chess' two-volume Muddy Waters anthology His Best was divided according to chronological guidelines, the Howlin' Wolf series of the same name follows a different pattern. His Best, Vol. 1 contained all of the Wolf's best-known songs – as if the label never planned a sequel. Consequently, when it came time to assemble Vol. 2, they had two major items ("The Natchez Burning," "Down in the Bottom") that didn't make the first cut, a take of "The Red Rooster" with dialogue, plus a host of songs familiar to Wolf fans, but not casual blues fans. Since Chester Burnett was one of the greatest bluesmen in history, these second-tier songs aren't castoffs – they're forgotten or unappreciated classics. They might not be as monumental as the songs on His Best, Vol. 1, yet they're great songs, making His Best, Vol. 2 an excellent complement to its essential predecessor.