9 hours popular hits! 128 Greatest Hits of the 90's! Every fan of Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, House, Rap, Soft Rock, EuroDance, Trance, Disco, Synth-pop should have some '90s music in their collection.
In 1972, Lou Reed was a minor cult hero to a handful of rock critics and left-of-center music fans who championed his former band, the Velvet Underground, but he was unknown to the mainstream music audience. By 1986, Reed was a rock & roll icon, widely hailed as a master songwriter and one of the founding fathers of punk, glam, noise rock, and any number of other vital rock subgenres; he even scored a few hits along the way. If you want to know what happened during those 14 years to make such a difference, the answer can be found in The RCA & Arista Album Collection, a 17-disc box set that brings together nearly all of Reed's recorded work from this period…
The Herd was one of the most innovative of the exciting new wave of pop sensations that emerged in the late Sixties. Starring Peter Frampton, the singer and guitarist hailed as ‘The Face Of ’68’, the band hit the charts with such elaborate and unusual arrangements as‘From The Underworld’, ‘Paradise Lost’ and ‘I Don’t Want Our Loving To Die’. This superb double CD set has a wealth of tracks that coverstheir career, featuring early single releases from 1965 as well as hits from 1967-68, tracks from their ‘Paradise Lost’ album and other earlyrecordings.
Follow the Rainbow is, in fact, a creative album, and it’s an album that has very little to do with jazz. The CD includes a few fusion instrumentals, including the Brazilian-flavored “Festival.” But 90% of Follow the Rainbow is devoted to R&B, and anyone who judges it by those standards instead of jazz standards will have to agree that Duke is triumphant on sweaty funk tunes (”Party Down,” “I Am for Real”) as well as mellow soul ballads and slow jams like “Say That You Will,” “Straight From the Heart,” and the Earth, Wind & Fire-influenced “Sunrise.” This album is consistently excellent, but it isn’t recommended to jazz snobs — only those with a healthy appreciation of 1970s soul and funk will enjoy this album.