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Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas - The Best Of The EMI Years (1991)

Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas - The Best Of The EMI Years (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans ~ 69 Mb
Label: EMI | # CDP 7 96548 2, CDEMS 1392 | Time: 00:54:34
British Invasion, Merseybeat, AM Pop, Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll

One of the most popular Merseybeat singers, Billy J. Kramer (born Billy Ashton) was one of the most mild-mannered rockers of the entire British Invasion. He wasn't that noteworthy a singer, either, and more likely than not would have never been heard outside of northern England if he hadn't been fortunate enough to become a client of Beatles manager Brian Epstein. Even more crucially, he was gifted with several Lennon-McCartney songs in 1963 and 1964, several of which the Beatles never ended up recording. That gave him his entrance into the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, but Kramer couldn't sustain his success after the supply of Lennon-McCartney tunes dried up. Significant? No. Enjoyable? Yes. Even tossing aside the considerable value of hearing otherwise unavailable Lennon-McCartney compositions, his best singles were enjoyably wimpy, melodic pop/rock, offering a guilty pleasure comparable to taking a break from Faulkner and diving into some superhero comics.

Helen Shapiro - The Best Of The EMI Years (1991)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 24, 2018
Helen Shapiro - The Best Of The EMI Years (1991)

Helen Shapiro - The Best Of The EMI Years (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 67 Mb | 00:52:00
AM Pop, Vocal Pop, British Invasion, Early Pop/Rock | Label: EMI | # CDP 7 96448 2

Helen Shapiro is remembered today by younger pop culture buffs as the slightly awkward actress/singer in Richard Lester's 1962 debut feature film, It's Trad, Dad. From 1961 until 1963, however, Shapiro was England's teenage pop music queen, at one point selling 40,000 copies daily of her biggest single, "Walking Back to Happiness," during a 19-week chart run. A deceptively young 14 when she was discovered, Shapiro had a rich, expressive voice properly sounding like the property of someone twice as old, and she matured into a seasoned professional very quickly.

John Barry - The Best Of The EMI Years (1999) Reissue 2002  Music

Posted by Efgrapha at June 24, 2018
John Barry - The Best Of The EMI Years (1999) Reissue 2002

John Barry - The Best Of The EMI Years (1999) Reissue 2002
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 327 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 143 Mb
Label: DISKY/EMI | # SI 905157 | 01:02:24 | Scans ~ 115 Mb
Soundtracks, Easy Listening, Jazz, Instrumental, Orchestral

Born John Barry Prendergast to a father who owned a cinema and a mother who played piano, all the elements were in place for John to develop his career as he did. Even when he had to do national service, he managed to secure a job as an army bandsman, so he managed to use that period to hone his craft. John first came to prominence via his recording of Hit and miss, which became the theme to the TV show Jukebox jury. Famous as his TV theme became, John's most famous hit is the James Bond theme. This particular compilation, as its title suggests, focuses on John's recordings for EMI. Many of these recordings date from the early to mid sixties, but there are a few from the nineties too. Most of the tracks are instrumentals, but there are also three Shirley Bassey tracks (Goldfinger, Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Diamonds are forever) and a Matt Monro track (Born free) in which John was involved. Two of the Shirley Bassey tracks are famous, but I'd not heard the other one before buying this CD. It was apparently intended as the theme for Thunderball but was dropped in favor of the Tom Jones song Thunderball. There are 25 tracks altogether and the CD comes with a nice booklet. By no means a definitive John Barry compilation, this does at least contain all those early sixties tracks that I particularly wanted and showcases John's versatility as a composer and arranger. Sadly, John died early in 2011 but his legacy in the history of cinematic music is assured.
Hootie & The Blowfish - The Best Of Hootie & The Blowfish: 1993 Thru 2003 (2004) [Re-Up]

Hootie & The Blowfish - The Best Of Hootie & The Blowfish: 1993 Thru 2003 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 507 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included | 01:07:44
Alternative Rock, American Trad Rock, Jam Bands | Label: Atlantic/Rhino | # 8122-78083-2

Hootie & the Blowfish never were cut out to be superstars. They were meant to be the best band at the local bar. They were ordinary guys, and they played ordinary music, the kind that could be heard in any college town on the East Coast or Midwest during the early '90s when the local bar wasn't having grunge night. It was the ordinariness of the music on their 1994 debut, Cracked Rear View, that connected with millions of American listeners – they sounded like everybody's favorite local band. Once they were superstars, their bubble burst fairly quickly as the 1996 follow-up sold considerably fewer than the debut, and by the end of the decade, they had settled into a reliable routine of turning out modest records and touring steadily, without many people outside of their core fans noticing. Their popularity might have declined, but as the 2004 Atlantic/Rhino compilation The Best of Hootie & the Blowfish (1993 Thru 2003) illustrates, their music changed very little over the course of the decade, nor did the quality of their music decline.

Fad Gadget - The Best of Fad Gadget (2001) 2CD [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at June 23, 2018
Fad Gadget - The Best of Fad Gadget (2001) 2CD [Re-Up]

Fad Gadget - The Best of Fad Gadget (2001) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 359 Mb | Scans included | 02:27:30
New Wave, SynthPop, Post-Punk, Experimental Electronic | Label: Mute | # CDMUTEL7

The Best of Fad Gadget is a double compilation album of singles and 12" mixes released by Fad Gadget (the stage name of Frank Tovey). The album is split between singles and B-sides on disc one, and 12" mixes and song reworkings on disc two. Mute Records released the album in December 2001, a few months before Frank Tovey's sudden death.
The Doors - The Best Of The Doors (2015) [2015, Audio Fidelity AFZ5 206] Repost

The Doors - The Best Of The Doors (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Audio Fidelity AFZ5 206 | ~ 257 or 106 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 135 Mb
Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock

In 1970, Elektra Records released a Doors hits collection called 13. In 1971, the Doors scored two more hits, "Love Her Madly" and "Riders on the Storm," and their lead singer, Jim Morrison, died. In 1972, Elektra released a two-LP anthology containing "Love Her Madly" and "Riders on the Storm," along with a lot of album tracks. But there was no single-LP compilation that contained all the Doors' hits, from "Light My Fire" to "Riders on the Storm." This 11-track 1973 album was an attempt to address that problem, and at the time of its release, containing seven of the Doors' eight Top 40 hits (the exception being "The Unknown Soldier"), it was the best Doors greatest-hits collection on the market…

Build It Awards: Best of Self Build & Renovation 2017  Magazines

Posted by Inshuf at June 22, 2018
Build It Awards: Best of Self Build & Renovation 2017

Build It Awards: Best of Self Build & Renovation 2017
English | 68 pages | True PDF | 13.1 MB
VA - Classic Rock Presents: The Best Of The Year (So Far) (2018)

VA - Classic Rock Presents: The Best Of The Year (So Far) (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 57:36 | 408 Mb
Genre: Rock / Label: Classic Rock

Classic Rock Presents: The Best Of The Year (So Far) contains the definitive Artists & Rock. The Best hits from Saxon, Black Stone Cherry, Casual Vibes, Telephone Lovers and many more.

Bangles - Best Of The Bangles (1999)  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 21, 2018
Bangles - Best Of The Bangles (1999)

Bangles - Best Of The Bangles (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 463 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 173 Mb
Scans Included (PNG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Power Pop, New Wave | Columbia #494469 2

Formed in Los Angeles in 1981, The Bangles are an American band, who had several hit singles through out the 1980s. The bands hits included "Walk Like An Egyptian", "Hazy Shade Of Winter", and the 1989 No.1 single "Eternal Flame". The band officially broke-up in 1989 but almost ten years later, in 1998, started drifting back together . In 1999, they officially re-formed to record a song for the soundtrack of "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me". The reunion continued with a tour in 2000 and in 2003 they released, "Doll Revolution", their first album since 1988's "Everything". Their classic line-up consisted of Michael Steele on bass and vocals, founding members Susanna Hoffs on vocals and rhythm guitar, Debbi Peterson on drums and vocals, and Vicki Peterson on lead guitar and vocals. In 2005, The Bangles announced the departure of Michael Steele who left due to artistic disputes over touring and recording.

Chuck Mangione - The Best Of Chuck Mangione (2004)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 20, 2018
Chuck Mangione - The Best Of Chuck Mangione (2004)

Chuck Mangione - The Best Of Chuck Mangione (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 466 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # CK 86345 | 01:14:56

The Best of Chuck Mangione collects various tracks from the smooth jazz pioneer's '80s Columbia recordings. While not as influential as Mangione's '70s output, his '80s albums retain much of what made him so popular an artist – catchy hooks, lush production and his clear, crisp trumpet sound. Included are such standout tracks as "Journey to a Rainbow," "Love Bug Boogie" and "Memories of Scirocco." Oddly, a live version of "Land of Make Believe" and the single version of "Feels So Good" make it on to this collection. These '70s hits don't really belong here, but should satisfy casual fans looking for his most popular recordings alongside his mid-career stuff.