Keiko Matsui The Best Of

Keiko Matsui - The Ring (2002) {Narada Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 1, 2016
Keiko Matsui - The Ring (2002) {Narada Jazz}

Keiko Matsui - The Ring (2002) {Narada Jazz}
X Lossless decoder | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 315MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 155MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion, New Age

For those who like a little mysticism and classical influence in their smooth jazz, Japanese-born composer and keyboardist Keiko Matsui has long been the ticket. She was Billboard's number one Independent Contemporary Jazz Artist in 1997 and is the top New Adult Contemporary female instrumentalist of her time. In the early days (she's up to 14 albums now), Matsui did it with a mix of thunderous film score-like sweeps, elegant and jazzy piano command, and a guest sax solo here and there to score some radio hits. On The Ring, she continues her recent trend of all those same elements and gorgeous melodies without concern for pop airplay considerations.

Keiko Matsui - A Drop of Water (1987)  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 28, 2015
Keiko Matsui - A Drop of Water (1987)

Keiko Matsui - A Drop of Water (1987)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | White Cat/Unity, 77710-2 | ~ 275 or 111 Mb | Scans Included
Smooth Jazz / New Age

This auspicious introduction to the many aspects of the composer's skills finds her surrounded by a slew of L.A.'s top players, some of whom had yet to begin their own solo careers at this point: Grant Geissman, Brandon Fields, Robben Ford, Nathan East, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Jimmy Johnson…

Keiko Matsui - The Road (2011)  Music

Posted by stfine at Feb. 11, 2011
Keiko Matsui - The Road (2011)

Keiko Matsui - The Road (2011)
FLAC image + cue + log + scans | 00:44:44 | 283 MB (3% rec.)
Piano Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: Shanachie 5188

2011 album from the Jazz pianist. With The Road Keiko Matsui brings her legions of fans on an exotic, sensual journey with influences and grooves from all over the planet. Keiko Matsui's brilliant compositions and exquisite performances fuse jazz, R&B and spiritual as only she can.
John Scofield - The Best Of John Scofield: The Blue Note Years (1996)

John Scofield - The Best Of John Scofield: The Blue Note Years (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 414 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:00
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Guitar Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # CDP 7243 8 53330 2 6

Many highlights of Scofield's work from his late 1980s-early 1990s tenure on Blue Note are included in this collection, which features cameos from Pat Metheny, Joe Lovano, Randy Brecker, and Bill Frisell among many other all stars. Also included is material from Hand Jive, Scofield's collaboration with Eddie Harris, and an unreleased take on Wayne Shorter's "Tom Thumb".
Earth, Wind & Fire - The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. II (1988)

Earth, Wind & Fire - The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Volume 2 (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Quiet Storm, Disco, Soul | Label: Columbia | # CK 45013 | Time: 00:43:28

The second collection covering hit singles from the '70s top funk and soul band, Earth, Wind & Fire. This anthology has recently been supplanted by a box set covering virtually all of their big Columbia singles and some early Warners material. If you enjoyed their disco and late '70s cuts more than the early tracks, this anthology is worth getting.
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.
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.
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.
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…