Styx 2002 The Best Of {20th Century Masters. The Millennium Collection} [b0007723 02]

Stephen Bishop - The Best Of: 20th Century Masters / The Millennium Collection (2002)

Stephen Bishop - The Best Of: 20th Century Masters / The Millennium Collection (2002)
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Soft Rock, Pop, Singer/Songwriter | Label: MCA Records, 088 113 011-2

Folk-Pop singer/songwriter Stephen Bishop had his greatest success on the ABC label in the mid-'70s when he scored the Top 40 pop hits "Save It for a Rainy Day" and "On and On." These and all of his other top 40 hits are featured in this compilation. Personnel includes Dave Grusin, Eric Clapton, Chaka Khan, and other stars.
Olivia Newton-John - The Best Of 20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection (2003) [Japanese Edition]

Olivia Newton-John - The Best Of 20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection (2003) [Japanese Edition]
Christmas, Holidays, Traditional Pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE + LOG + Full Scans-600dpi | 43:06 Min | 320,77 Mb
Label: Hip-O Records / A Universal Music Company (Japan) | Released: 2003, November, 21

While Olivia Newton-John's isn't exactly the ultimate collection for the holidays, her rendition of Christmas songs are beautifully orchestrated and perfect for a quiet holiday with family.
The Supremes - The Best Of 20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection (2003) [Japanese Edition]

The Supremes - The Best Of 20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection (2003) [Japanese Edition]
Christmas, Holidays, Traditional Pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE + LOG + Full Scans-600dpi | 44:37 Min | 363,40 Mb
Label: Motown / A Universal Music Company (Japan) | Released: 2003, November, 21

is a Christmas album recorded by Motown girl group , and released on in November 1965. The LP, produced by , includes recordings of familiar Christmas songs such as , , and . Two originals, and , were issued as the sides of a late 1965 holiday single.
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]
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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
Aerosmith - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection - The Best Of Aerosmith (2007)

Aerosmith - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection - The Best Of Aerosmith (2007)
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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]
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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.
Marvin Gaye - 20th Century Masters, The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 2 The '70s (2000) [Reissue 2007]

Marvin Gaye - 20th Century Masters, The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 2 The '70s (2000) [Reissue 2007]
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Soul, R&B, Funk | Label: Motown Records, #:B0007762-02 | 2007 | 0:41:54

Marvin Gaye's 1970s recordings reflected his growing awareness of social issues–"What's Going On," "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)," "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)"–coupled with a freewheeling sexuality ("Let's Get It On," "Come Get to This," "I Want You"). On both counts, Gaye was out in front of the times, and helped shape the discussion during that turbulent time. This set does a good job of briefly limning the highlights of Gaye's '70s work; coupled with the 20th Century Masters companion volume of his '60s hits, it gives a fair if less than definitive overview of one of pop's most prolific and important hitmakers. –Daniel Durchholz
Marvin Gaye - 20th Century Masters, The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1 The '60s (1999) [Reissue 2007]

Marvin Gaye - 20th Century Masters, The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1 The '60s (1999) [Reissue 2007]
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Soul, R&B, Funk | Label: Motown Records, #:B0008571-02 | 2007 | 00:32:00

Like most entries in Universal Music's Millennium Collection (previously the province of MCA Records), The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1: The '60s is a solid budget-line collection containing 11 of his biggest hits from the '60s, including "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "Pride and Joy," "Ain't That Peculiar, "Stubborn Kind of Fellow," "Can I Get a Witness," "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)," "Hitch Hike," and "You're a Wonderful One." There may be a few hits missing and serious listeners will probably like a more extensive compilation, but this is nevertheless an excellent bargain for its price. –Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Cher - 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Cher (2000)

Cher - 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Cher (2000)
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Pop, Rock | Geffen Records #B0007794-02

You might have thought that, since the 1998 merger of MCA and PolyGram, creating Universal Music, brought the hits Cher scored in the 1970s and '80s for Kapp, MCA, Casablanca, and Geffen under one roof, the next time they got around to doing a best-of they would combine all those catalogs. No such luck. In the wake of Cher's 1999 comeback with "Believe," Geffen issued its own comp, If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits. So, when MCA came to compile The Best of Cher as part of the midline-priced 20th Century Masters/The Millennium Collection series, they simply took the 1974 MCA Greatest Hits album, stripped off two B-sides, and added the 1979 Casablanca disco hit "Take Me Home"…
Donna Summer - 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Donna Summer (2003) {Remastered}

Donna Summer - 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Donna Summer (2003) {Remastered}
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Disco, R&B, Funk, Soul, Dance, Pop | Mercury Records #4400636092

Donna Summer's contribution to Universal's mid-priced 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection series is a decent, concise look at the queen of disco's career, including such natural choices as "Love to Love You Baby," "I Feel Love," "Bad Girls," "Hot Stuff," and "On the Radio," as well as early-'80s hits like "She Works Hard for the Money" and "Love Is in Control." 1995's Endless Summer remains the best single-disc introduction, since it covers more territory, presents a more rounded look, and includes many other singles that charted, but this works perfectly for those who want to stick to the basics.