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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.
Gerry & The Pacemakers - The Best Of Gerry & The Pacemakers (2005) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Gerry & The Pacemakers - The Best Of Gerry & The Pacemakers (2005) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 510 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 221 Mb | Scans ~ 66 Mb
British Invasion, Merseybeat, Pop/Rock | Label: EMI | # 7243 4 74839 2 9 | 01:35:29

There are already so many "best-of" collections of Gerry & the Pacemakers – including previous releases from EMI, Capitol, and Collectables – that this double-CD set from EMI's U.K. division probably won't seem very impressive or important. Actually, very little of the band's history is left out, at least in terms of the various facets of their music – the hits are all present, along with a brace of engaging B-sides and LP and EP tracks that greatly broaden the range of music at hand. The quartet's best-known songs are well-crafted pop/rock in a Merseybeat mode, but they had a harder side as well, and even traded in some R&B and country sounds, and those aspects are represented here in between the hits. Some listeners who like their more rocking sides, such as "Jambalaya," "Maybellene" or "Pretend," may not appreciate the presence of such string-laden pop as "Walk Hand in Hand" or "Girl on a Swing," but this is a valid representation of their sound. And the sound is optimal, to put it mildly, with lots of presence on all of the instruments.

Celine Dion - Avec Toi: The Very Best Of The Early Years (2013)  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 22, 2017
Celine Dion - Avec Toi: The Very Best Of The Early Years (2013)

Celine Dion - Avec Toi: The Very Best Of The Early Years (2013)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 673 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 250 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 94 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Adult Contemporary | Metro Select / Union Square Music #METRSL066

This two-CD set collects most of Celine Dion's essential recordings from her pre-superstar years, when she was a very young French singer, popular in Canada and France. This set starts with the heavily synthesized Euro pop of the 1988 Eurovision contest winner "Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi," which was the song that introduced the singer to international audiences, and is something of a milestone in her career. Many of the songs on this set are fair, and differ from the processed teen pop of the late 1990s because of the ever-present sincerity in Dion's voice. Highlights include the elegant ballads "Tellement J'ai D'amour Pour Toi," "Benjamin," and "La Voix Du Bon Dieu"…
The Commodores - Anthology Series: The Best Of The Commodores (1995) 2CDs

The Commodores - Anthology Series: The Best Of The Commodores (1995) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 936 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 350 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Soul, Quiet Storm | Label: Motown | # 31453-0358-2 | Time: 02:28:06

The revamped 1995 edition of Anthology includes all of the group's hit singles, as well as significant album tracks and singles that didn't chart, making it the definitive portrait of the popular, groundbreaking urban contemporary group.
Jennifer Rush - Very Best Of: The EMI/Virgin Years (2010) 2CD Edition [Re-Up]

Jennifer Rush - Very Best Of: The EMI/Virgin Years (2010) 2CD Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 352 Mb | Scans included
Pop, Pop/Rock, Soft Rock | Label: EMI/Electrola/Virgin | # 50999 6 29939 2 0 | 02:30:16

Double CD collection featuring top material & hits from her years at EMI/Virgin. Includes previously unreleased versions by: The Power of Love, Ring of Ice, Destiny, Never Say Never, A Broken Heart and other.
Judas Priest - Living After Midnight: The Best Of Judas Priest (1997)

Judas Priest - Living After Midnight: The Best Of Judas Priest (1997)
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 593 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 186 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 32 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal | Columbia #487242 9

While the '80s may have been littered with many second-rate pop-metal knockoffs of little musical merit, Judas Priest, decked out in leather and studs, always stood tall above the pretenders as the genuine article of metal greatness. Along with Iron Maiden, they helped lead the way of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and are certainly one of the best and most influential metal bands ever. The Best of Judas Priest: Living After Midnight provides fans with a collection of late-'70s/early-'80s hard-rocking classics by one of the best in the metal business. This collection focuses on the hits of Judas Priest's career, which came mostly during the early '80s, their artistic and commercial peak…

The Kooks - The Best Of... So Far (Deluxe Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at June 20, 2017
The Kooks - The Best Of... So Far (Deluxe Edition) (2017)

The Kooks - The Best Of… So Far (Deluxe Edition) (2017)
Indie Rock, Indie Pop | 1:55:31 | MP3, 320 kbps | 265 MB
Label: Virgin EMI

This strictly limited edition version of The Best Of…So Far marks the return of British Indie icons The Kooks. Celebrating over 10 years since their 5xPlatinum selling debut album Inside In/Inside Out, this 38 track version of the album features a first disc including the much loved ‘Naïve’, ‘She Moves In Her Own Way’ and ‘Ooh La’ as well as new singles ‘Be Who You Are’ and ‘Broken Vow’ whilst the second disc features previously unreleased tracks, acoustic and alternative versions.

Janis Joplin - The Very Best Of Janis Joplin (1988)  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 18, 2017
Janis Joplin - The Very Best Of Janis Joplin (1988)

Janis Joplin - The Very Best Of Janis Joplin (1988)
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 287 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 115 Mb
Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 42 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock | CBS #451098 2

Whether it was singing with Big Brother And The Holding Company or with her Full Tilt Boogie Band, Janis Joplin had one of the most identifiable, most emotional and most soulful voices ever recorded. Coming to San Francisco from Texas in 1966, Janis soon had the music world’s total attention, simply blowing the audience away at Monterey in 1967 while fronting Big Brother and gaining a record deal with Columbia Records in the process. After that, it was hit after hit with songs like her signature Piece Of My Heart, Cry Baby, and her Number One take of Kris Kristofferson’s present day standard Me And Bobby McGee, all included here. Through it all, Janis Joplin established herself as one of the very best and one of the most important singers and song interpreters ever to hit the music scene.
Eric Clapton - Clapton Chronicles: The Best Of Eric Clapton (1999) Repost / New Rip

Eric Clapton - Clapton Chronicles: The Best Of Eric Clapton (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 515 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 175 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 73 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Soft Rock, Blues Rock | Reprise Records / Duck Records #9362-47564-2

Clapton Chronicles ignores Eric Clapton's 1983 Reprise debut, Money and Cigarettes (which sounded more like an RSO album, anyway), starting with the pair of Phil Collins-produced mid-'80s albums, Behind the Sun and August. Though these had a pop sheen, they were album rock holdovers. Clapton didn't get the balance between hard rock and commercial gloss right until 1989's Journeyman, whose featured songs – "Before You Accuse Me," "Bad Love," and "Pretending" – form the heart of this compilation. Journeyman was overshadowed by the phenomenal success of "Tears in Heaven" and 1992's Unplugged…

The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at June 16, 2017
The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey (repost)

Emmanuel Goldstein, "The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey"
English | 2008-07-21 | ISBN: 0470294191 | 888 pages | PDF | 4,5 MB