Best of Melanie

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.

VA - Very Best Of Jeans Hits (2CD) (1994) {Edel}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at June 9, 2018
VA - Very Best Of Jeans Hits (2CD) (1994) {Edel}

VA - Very Best Of Jeans Hits (2CD) (1994) {Edel}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 233 mb
Genre: pop, rock'n'roll, R&B, soul, country, reggae, folk pop

Very Best Of Jeans Hits is a 2CD compilation of various pop, rock, country, reggae and R&B oldies. This was released in 1994 by Edel in Germany as part of a promotional tool for blue jeans.

VA - Best Of The 70's (2002) {Forever Gold/MCPS}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at April 1, 2018
VA - Best Of The 70's (2002) {Forever Gold/MCPS}

VA - Best Of The 70's (2002) {Forever Gold/MCPS}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 383 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 180 mb
Genre: R&B, soul, reggae, pop, country, glam rock, disco

Best Of The 70's is a 2002 compilation CD released by Forever Gold via MCPS. This CD from the Netherlands features original songs by Santa Esmeralda, Melanie, Sweet, Mud, The Three Degrees and many more, a comforting disc with a cover of a lady who looks like the guitar is way too big for her. 52 minutes total.

VA: The Best of the Sixties (2007)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 6, 2018
VA: The Best of the Sixties (2007)

VA: The Best of the Sixties (2007)
2xDVD5: PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR, Letterboxed | Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Pop, Rock, Rock & Roll | Covers Included | ~ 9.36 Gb

~ Byrds, The Who, Simon & Garfunkel, Kinks, Beach Boys, Manfred Man, Cliff Richard, Fleetwood Mac and many more! ~

VA - Best Of Christmas (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Nov. 12, 2017
VA - Best Of Christmas (2017)

VA - Best Of Christmas (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2:35:50 | 367 Mb
Genre: Pop / Label: Universal Music

Universal Music Presents Best Of Christmas 2017 album 46 original hits and the original artists. Includes tracks by Melanie Thornton, Michael Ball, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Diana Krall, Maroon 5, Sarah Connor and more.

VA - Die Hit Giganten Best Of Flower Power (3CD, 2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Nov. 12, 2017
VA - Die Hit Giganten Best Of Flower Power (3CD, 2017)

VA - Die Hit Giganten Best Of Flower Power (3CD, 2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3:32:21 | 411 Mb
Genre: Pop, Soul, Jazz, Alternative / Label: Sony Music

HIT GIGANTS - BEST OF FLOWER POWER presents the evergreens from the stormy '68 era. Never forgotten classics, romantic ballads, revolutionary songs … who does not like to remember? The 3CD in the elegant digipack contains them all, from BOB DYLAN - KNOCKIN'ON HEAVENS DOOR, SCOTT MCKENZIE - SAN FRANCISCO, DONOVAN, JOAN BAEZ, THE BYRDS, THE KINKS, SANTANA, FLEETWOOD MAC to CANNED HEAT. Memories of Woodstock and hippie clothes are evoked, this is the ideal musical accompaniment for friends of the 60s and 70s.

Toto - Rosanna: The Very Best of Toto (2005) 3 CD  Music

Posted by hill0 at Sept. 9, 2016
Toto - Rosanna: The Very Best of Toto (2005) 3 CD

Toto - Rosanna: The Very Best of Toto (2005) 3 CD
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 1,24 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 423 MB | Artwork (PNG) | 257 MB | 03:05:31
Genre: Pop Rock / Classic Rock / Progressive Rock | Country: USA | Label: Sony Music Media | SMM 519678 2

Rosanna: The Very Best of Toto is a strange, hastily assembled, budget-priced box set that boasts three discs and 41 tracks, yet somehow manages to omit "Africa," which alongside "Rosanna" and "Hold the Line," ranks as one of the band's most recognizable hits. Kudos for including the excellent and underrated "Take My Hand" from the Dune soundtrack, though. Listeners would be much better off with 2009's ample Africa: The Best of Toto or its streamlined cousin Playlist: The Very Best of Toto.

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.