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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.

Best of Europe: Italy (2002)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at May 24, 2017
Best of Europe: Italy (2002)

Best of Europe: Italy (2002)
BDRip | MKV | 4 x ~ 0hr 25mn | AVC, ~3,8 Mbps | 1280x720 | 4 x ~ 700 MB
English: AC3, 2 ch, 192 Kbps
Subtitles: None
Genre: Documentary | Excursion | Series

Best of Europe: Italy offers a reasonably proficient visual experience that's downgraded by the presence of some digital artifacting. Taken as a whole, the level of detail in the scenic vistas of Italy appear wonderfully crisp with natural colors, deep blacks, and excellent contrast. Unfortunately, the video also suffers from the presence of easily noticeable moire effects that lead to some nasty artifacting. Anytime you see lines running parallel to each other with minimal space between them, shimmering will take hold of those lines, giving that portion of the picture a lack of line consistency. A great example of this effect is a striped shirt on a tourist, or fine lines on cathedrals or building scattered throughout Italy. I noticed the problem the most in the first episode (Rome), but it still appeared in the other episodes as well. Other than that one problem and the occasional out-of-focus shot, fans of the television series will soak up every minute of the beautiful visual experience.

Etta James - At Last: The Best Of Etta James (2010)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 23, 2017
Etta James - At Last: The Best Of Etta James (2010)

Etta James - At Last: The Best Of Etta James (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 462 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb | Scans included
Early R&B, Soul, Blues | Label: Decca | # 5330843 | Time: 01:15:47

In many ways Etta James resembled a female Ray Charles in her unerring ability to tackle (and sometimes combine) all of the strands of American popular music, from rock & roll to R&B, blues, country, gospel, jazz, and pure pop and soul, while still maintaining a distinct feel and sound that was all her own, and she did this throughout a five-decade career that is impressive for its consistency. This 25-track set (mostly drawn from her time with Chess Records) is hardly definitive (it doesn't have classic James' tracks like "Anything to Say You're Mine," "Don't Cry Baby," "Something's Got a Hold on Me," or the girl group pop of "Two Sides (To Every Story)," for instance, or any of her late-career blues tracks), but it does do a good job of spotlighting James' range and versatility by collecting sides like her signature "At Last," the soul-pop masterpieces "Tell Mama" and "I'd Rather Go Blind," and saucy versions of Willie Dixon's "Spoonful" and Randy Newman's "You Can Leave Your Hat On," all of which offer ample proof that James was one of the best singers of her generation – in any style.
V.A. - The Best Of Lounge 4 - The Ultimate Lounge Experience In The Mix [4CD] (2012)

V.A. - The Best Of Lounge 4 - The Ultimate Lounge Experience In The Mix [4CD] (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,49 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 549 MB | Covers - 89 MB
Genre: Chillout, Downtempo, Lounge | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: DreaMusic (ПРЗ CD04960)

Openzone Bar, Paul Hardcastle, Weathertunes, Lemongrass, JoJo Effect, Cosmic Orient, Eskadet, Five Seasons and many more.

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.