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Aerosmith - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Aerosmith (2007)

Aerosmith - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Aerosmith (2007)
Classic Rock, Hard Rock | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Covers | 60 min | 165 MB
Label: Geffen/Universal | Rel: 2007

Those who do not pay much attention to record company affiliations should be warned that this discount-priced album, billed as the "best of Aerosmith," represents only their most popular recordings made for Geffen Records between 1987 and 1994. That said, it represents them well, including all 11 of Aerosmith's Top 40 hits from the period ("Angel," "Janie's Got a Gun," "Love in an Elevator," etc.), plus the track "Deuces Are Wild" from the album The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience. This, of course, was the period when the bandmembers were collaborating with such songwriting hacks as Desmond Child, Holly Knight, and Jim Vallance to considerable commercial effect, maintaining the comeback they had launched with Run-D.M.C.'s remake of "Walk This Way." Those who do not pay much attention to sonic trends in the record industry should be warned that while the album was "96k/24-bit mastered from the original master tapes by Erick Labson," Labson's mastering approach responds to the tendency toward preparing music for its compression into MP3 files for digital downloading more than for old-fashioned CD audiophile listening; Labson has adopted a "push up all the faders" sound that is overly loud and poorly detailed; the late Bruce Fairbairn, original producer of these recordings, must be turning over in his grave.
Will Downing - The Best of Will Downing: 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection (2006)

Will Downing - The Best of Will Downing: 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection (2006)
Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Smooth Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 62 min | 144 MB
Label: Hip-O Records | Rel: 2006

Twelve tracks just aren't enough for a definitive overview of Will Downing's long career, but his entry in the 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection series makes for an affordable, right-sized introduction to the singer if you're wondering whether or not to explore this Luther Vandross-styled balladeer further. The song selection is well done and includes many great tracks.
Billy Idol - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection (2014)

Billy Idol - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection (2014)
Pop Rock, Punk, New Wave | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:43:52 | 103 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Capitol Records | Release Year: 2014

This budget-priced Billy Idol compilation pales in comparison to lengthier collections like 2008’s Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself and 2001’s Greatest Hits, but there are enough of the big hits here ("Eyes Without a Face," "White Wedding, Pt.1," "Rebel Yell," "Dancing with Myself") to warrant at least one thumb up.
Freddy Fender - 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection (2001)

Freddy Fender - 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | Covers | 221 MB
Genre: Country/Pop/Rock | Label: MCA | Catalog Number: 088170190-2
RAR 5% Rec. | FilePost + Rapidshare | Release Date: Apr 24, 2001

Freddy Fender's 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection isn't particularly exhaustive, weighing in at only 12 tracks, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, since these songs provide a nice snapshot of the vocalist at his peak. His very biggest songs, including "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" and "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights," are here, along with several country Top Tens that crossed over into the pop charts – namely "Secret Love," "You'll Lose a Good Thing," "Vay Con Dios," and "Livin' It Down." Though Fender did record other noteworthy material, much of it is noteworthy only after you've become a fan, and the conciseness of this collection makes it preferable for most listeners that just want the hits.–by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Brenda Lee - Christmas Collection 20th Century Masters (2003)  

Posted by countryfreak at Dec. 26, 2011
Brenda Lee - Christmas Collection 20th Century Masters (2003)

Brenda Lee - Christmas Collection 20th Century Masters (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | Covers | 160 MBs
Genre: Country/Christmas | Label: MCA Nashville | Catalog Number: 000052002
RAR 5% Rec. | Rapidshare + Filesonic | Release Date: Sep 23, 2003

This edition in Universal's discount-priced compilation series Best of Brenda Lee: The 20th Masters Christmas Collection is actually a re-titled reissue of the 1999 collection Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree: The Decca Christmas Recordings. It contains all of the seasonal music Brenda Lee recorded for Decca Records between 1956 and 1965….
20th Century Masters: The Best of Kool & the Gang. The DVD Collection (2004)

20th Century Masters: The Best of Kool & the Gang. The DVD Collection (2004)
Funk/Soul/Jazz/Pop | 2007 | DVD-5 | ~1,48 Gb | FileSonic, FileServe
MPEG-2 Video, NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM 2ch, 1536Kbps
Scans(jpg, 300dpi) Included | Scans(Tiff, 600dpi) -> 187 Mb

This collection finds the fascinating video for "Cherish," both a romantic and philosophical song suggestively set in a Utopian afterlife on a beach. "Joanna," possibly the sweetest music video ever, finds the group gracefully serenading a middle-aged waitress as she recalls tender years of being wooed in the 1950s…
Bachman Turner Overdrive – 20th Century Masters (2000)

Bachman Turner Overdrive – 20th Century Masters (2000)
Mp3 320 Kbps | Label: Island / Mercury | 122 MB
Rock | 1CD | Original Release Date: September 26, 2000

Originating in Winnipeg, Canada, Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) formed from the ashes of the Guess Who who broke up when Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings could no longer get along. In 1973 BTO was born, and released their eponymous first album in the spring of that year. However it was their second album, Bachman-Turner Overdrive II, released later the same year which proved.
Aerosmith - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection - The Best Of Aerosmith (2007)

Aerosmith - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection - The Best Of Aerosmith (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 467 Mb | Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 52 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Arena Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock | Geffen Records #B0001101-02

Those who do not pay much attention to record company affiliations should be warned that this discount-priced album, billed as the "best of Aerosmith," represents only their most popular recordings made for Geffen Records between 1987 and 1994. That said, it represents them well, including all 11 of Aerosmith's Top 40 hits from the period ("Angel," "Janie's Got a Gun," "Love in an Elevator," etc.), plus the track "Deuces Are Wild" from the album The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience. This, of course, was the period when the bandmembers were collaborating with such songwriting hacks as Desmond Child, Holly Knight, and Jim Vallance to considerable commercial effect, maintaining the comeback they had launched with Run-D.M.C.'s remake of "Walk This Way"…
Eric Clapton - 20th Century Masters, The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Eric Clapton (2002) [Reissue 2007]

Eric Clapton - 20th Century Masters, The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Eric Clapton (2002) [Reissue 2007]
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 353 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 132 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Blues Rock, Rock | Label: Polydor/Universal, #:B0007824-02 | 2007 | 0:48:22

Eric Clapton's 2004 installment in Universal's never-ending 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection is an excellent distillation of his signature songs of the '70s. While it focuses on his solo recordings, it's not limited to them, throwing in two cuts from Derek and the Dominos – "Layla," of course, plus "Bell Bottom Blues" – which help complete the portrait of Clapton in the '70s. While there's a hit or two missing, they're not ones that will be missed and what is here is the cream of the crop of the first decade of Clapton's solo career.
Styx - 20th Century Masters, The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Styx (2002) [Reissue 2006]

Styx - 20th Century Masters, The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Styx (2002) [Reissue 2006]
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 368 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 137 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Rock, Progressive Rock | Label: A&M Records, #:B0007723-02 | 2006 | 0:49:45

Assembled with the cooperation of the band, Styx's entry in Universal's 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection series of discount-priced best-of's, surveys the group's tenure at A&M Records, where they scored most of their popular success. Of course, the early hit "Lady," recorded for RCA-distributed Wooden Nickel Records (and thus in the vaults of rival major label BMG), is not included. Neither are the Top Ten hit "Don't Let It End," or the Top 20 hit "Renegade" (mistakenly called a Top Ten hit in the liner notes). But the rest of Styx's big A&M hits – "Too Much Time on My Hands," "Come Sail Away," "Mr. Roboto," "The Best of Times," "Babe," "Show Me the Way" – are on the disc, along with several Top 40 entries and the popular album track "Boat on the River," from 1979's Cornerstone LP. –William Ruhlmann