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

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"…
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]
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 233 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 94 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans Included
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
Stephen Bishop - The Best Of: 20th Century Masters / The Millennium Collection (2002)

Stephen Bishop - The Best Of: 20th Century Masters / The Millennium Collection (2002)
EAC rip | APE image + cue + log + scans / MP3 320 kbps | 00:45:46 | 265 MB / 114 MB (3% rec.)
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.
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…
Deep Purple - Knocking At Your Back Door: The Best Of Deep Purple In The 80's (1991)

Deep Purple - Knocking At Your Back Door: The Best Of Deep Purple In The 80's (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 426 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 158 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:04:35
Polygram Records, Inc. | 511 438-2
Classic Rock, Hard Rock

"Knocking at Your Back Door: The Best of Deep Purple in the 80's" is a compilation album by the British hard rock band Deep Purple. It is a compilation of tracks from three albums, Perfect Strangers (1984), The House of Blue Light (1987), and the live album Nobody's Perfect (1988). This best-of of eighties Deep Purple marks the return of the Mark II line-up, and what a return! Although purists will disagree with compilations such as this, it has to be said that weeding out the dross makes this a stunning disc. From the sheer exuberance of the title track, to the monumental re-working of 'Hush,' there is very little to dislike here.
Randy Newman – Lonely At The Top – The Best Of Randy Newman (Comp. 1987)

Randy Newman – Lonely At The Top – The Best Of Randy Newman (Comp. 1987)
Warner Bros. | Comp. 1987 | Singer-Songwriter | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 374Mb+10Mb

This is a fabulous collection, even if you have got all his original albums. The range of music on offer here is amazing. The early tracks like 'Love Story' have a Phil Spector like feel to them. Big orchestral arrangements, contrast wonderfully with Newmans southern drawl and simple Piano parts. Later tracks perhaps, better show the true talent of this great songwriter. From beautiful ballads like 'I think its going to rain today' to various degrees of satire and wit (take your pick from many songs). Randy Newman wrote numerous hits for other people so 'Mama told me not to come' is better known as a Three Dog Night Hit. 'Simon Smith….' was a hit for Alan Price.
Picking favourite tracks is difficult, but upon recently listening to 'Political Science' again, its relevance today is the same as it was in 1972 when I think Nixon was President of the U.S. "South America stole our name, lets drop the big one they'll be no-one left to blame us". However 'My Life is Good.' remains my favourite for his indignant delivery "My Life is good you old bag". A splendid reference to Bruce Springsteen follows later in the song "Rand I'm tired how would you like to be the boss for a while" - cue a Clarence Clemons like Sax solo…
Randy Newman is a criminally under-rated musician and songwriter. Get this collection and find out what you've been missing. Better still if you ever get a chance to catch one of his rare concerts see him live. To that end the last track on the album is probably the best 'Lonely at the Top' (which I believe he wrote with Sinatra in mind), which captures Newman in concert alone at the Piano in 1970. Its just magical.
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.

LaVern Baker - Soul on Fire: The Best of LaVern Baker (1991)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Nov. 11, 2016
LaVern Baker - Soul on Fire: The Best of LaVern Baker (1991)

LaVern Baker - Soul on Fire: The Best of LaVern Baker (1991)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 197 Mb (5% Rec.)| Scans -> 122 Mb
R&B, Blues, Soul | Label: Atlantic, 7567-82311-2 | 1991 | 0:53:42

Simply put, LaVern Baker, one of the greatest vocalists in Atlantic Records' history, could sing anything, as she proved again and again during a seven-year run of chart hits that began with 1955's "Tweedle Dee" and culminated in 1963's "See See Rider." Her material, supplied by many of the era's greatest songwriters (Leiber-Stoller, Pomus-Shuman, and many others), encouraged her to draw on her gospel and big band backgrounds in exploring the emotional subtext of serious ruminations on life such as "Saved" and the powerful "Soul on Fire." The latter was her first Atlantic single, and on it she used virtually every vocal technique at her command to bring out the slow-burning sensuality of the Ahmet Ertegun-penned gem of erotic longing. Thus was notice served, and, in the glorious years that followed, Baker cut a swath wide enough that her name and label-mate Ruth Brown's were spoken in the same reverent terms, sotto voce. The 20 tracks here remain as vital today as they were indispensable to the music's evolution in her own time. –David McGee

VA - Kev Beadle Presents The Best Of Inner City Records (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at March 19, 2016
VA - Kev Beadle Presents The Best Of Inner City Records (2016)

VA - Kev Beadle Presents The Best Of Inner City Records (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:40 | 154 Mb + 3% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Lo-Fi, Instrumental / Label: BBE

Created by industry legend, MMO Music Group founder and true godfather of karaoke Irv Kratka alongside producer Eric Kriss, Inner City. During its decade or so in existence, the label put together a formidable catalogue of jazz music and was voted Record Label Of The Year in 1979 by the International Jazz Critics Poll. As well as ‘classic jazz’, the label also gave a platform to more avant-garde material and dabbled in the emerging ‘jazz fusion’ sounds of the day. Fondly remembered by jazz lovers everywhere, the label boasts a particularly fervent fan-base in London, where many of its releases found favour in the underground dance clubs of Soho and Covent Garden. Having previously curated projects for labels such as Blue Note and Cadet, Kev has dug deep in the crates to emerge with this gem of an album.