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The Four Tops - Four Tops: Motown's Greatest Hits (1992)

The Four Tops - Four Tops: Motown's Greatest Hits (1992)
EAC Rip | APE Image + Cue + Log => 355 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps => 143 MB | Full scans Included
Label: Motown Records | Catalog.#: 530 016-2 | Genre: R&B, Soul

The Four Tops' story is one of longevity and togetherness: these Motown legends teamed up in high school and spent over four decades without a single personnel change. In between, they became one of the top-tier acts on a label with no shortage of talent, ranking with the Temptations and the Supremes as Motown's most consistent hitmakers. Where many other R&B vocal groups spotlighted a tenor-range lead singer, The Four Tops were fronted by deep-voiced Levi Stubbs, who never cut a solo record outside of the group.

The Four Tops - Four Tops & Second Album (1965) {Motown}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 11, 2010
The Four Tops - Four Tops & Second Album (1965) {Motown}

The Four Tops - Four Tops & Second Album (1965) {Motown}
EAC 0.99pb3 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 415MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Soul

You'd be hard pressed to find two better singles on a debut album than "Ask the Lonely" and "Baby I Need Your Loving." These were the cornerstones of The Four Tops' first LP, and besides netting them one Top Ten and Top 20 pop single each, as well as a Top Ten and Top 20 R&B single, it established Levi Stubbs' resounding voice as another unforgettable one at Motown. Even the tunes that didn't do so well, like "Left with a Broken Heart" or "Without the One You Love (Life's Not Worth While)," were marvelously sung. It was a debut to remember.
Forrest Gump - The Soundtrack: 34 American Classics On 2 CDs (1994) Special Collectors' Edition 2001

Forrest Gump - The Soundtrack: 34 American Classics On 2 CDs (2001) Special Collectors' Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 766 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 277 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 159 Mb
Soundtrack, Rock, Folk, R&B, Rock & Roll | Label: Epic/Legacy/Sony | # E2K 85932 | Time: 01:55:26

Forrest Gump (1994) is one of the most successful films ever made, winning Tom Hanks his second successive Best Actor Oscar (he won the previous year for Philadelphia) as well as claiming the Best Picture Oscar and many other awards and nominations, including several for music. A unique fable of American life from the 1950s to the 80s, the film blends comedy, drama, war, romance and groundbreaking special effects into a social and political portrait of the passing years, all seen through the eyes of the intellectually challenged but immensely likeable Forrest Gump. The soundtrack is a double album featuring 31 classic pop tunes plus a suite from Alan Silvestri's rich orchestral music, represented more completely on the companion score album. Opening with Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog", this is a fine anthology of three decades of American music, taking in everything from Joan Baez's "Blowin' In The Wind" to Aretha Franklin's "Respect", The Mammas and The Papas' "California Dreamin'" and Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson". Here also is Scott McKenzie with "San Francisco", plus Jefferson Airplane, the Supremes, Lynyrd Skynrd and many more. Like American Graffiti (1973), this is one of the great pop soundtracks, happily at home in just about any music collection.
VA - The Complete Motown Singles Collection, Vols 01-12B (75 CDs) *Re-Post*

VA - The Complete Motown Singles Collection, Vols 01-12B (75 CDs)
MP3 320 CBR - 12.6 GB | Very little artwork
R&B | 2005-2013 Motown | 5% recovery record | Source: internet

The Complete Motown Singles has been a dream project of Motown and soul fanatics for many years, ever since the first decade of Stax/Volt singles was compiled in an impressive nine-disc box set in 1991. The Complete Motown Singles might have seemed like a logical move to soul collectors and fanatics, but it remained in the realm of fantasy for many years because, as enticing as that set was, it was difficult to create.

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 5 (2000)  Music

Posted by Efgrapha at Dec. 12, 2016
VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 5 (2000)

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 5 (2000)
25 MORE Great Songs for the 25th of December

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 507 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 226 Mb | Scans included | 01:19:08
Holidays, Pop, Rock, Vocal Pop, R&B | Collectables | # COL-2522

The Ultimate Christmas Album, Vol. 5 collects more pop and rock holiday tunes, this time venturing further into the '70s and '80s with songs like Paul McCartney & Wings' "Wonderful Christmastime," Hall & Oates' "Jingle Bell Rock," and Barry Manilow's "It's Just Another New Year's Eve." The collection still features traditional pop chestnuts, including Dean Martin's "A Marshmallow World," Johnny Mathis' "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)," and Andy Williams' "Sleigh Ride," but this volume's overall feel is more contemporary than classic. Other highlights include Manhattan Transfer's "A Christmas Love Song," the Waitresses' "Christmas Wrapping," the Tokens' "Little Drummer Boy," and the Jackson 5's "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus." If The Ultimate Christmas Album, Vol. 5 isn't necessarily the most coherent volume in the series, it's certainly one of the most interesting.

VA - 60's Classics The Ultimate Collection (5CD) 2014  Music

Posted by toma80 at April 22, 2016
VA - 60's Classics The Ultimate Collection (5CD) 2014

VA - 60's Classics The Ultimate Collection (5CD) 2014
MP3 320 CBR kbps | Tracks: 100 | 04:38:54 | 664 Mb
Genre: Pop, Rock, R&B, Soul | Label: Union Square Music Limited

The five disc Ultimate Collection: 60s Classics box rounds up 100 genre spanning hits from the explosive decade, with highlights arriving via iconic cuts from the likes of Jimmy Ruffin ("What Becomes of the Broken Hearted"), Percy Sledge ("When a Man Loves a Woman"), the Walker Brothers ("The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)"), and the Moody Blues (Nights in White Satin").

VA - The Ultimate Motown Christmas Collection (2009) 2 CD  Music

Posted by firepower at Dec. 25, 2014
VA - The Ultimate Motown Christmas Collection (2009) 2 CD

VA - The Ultimate Motown Christmas Collection (2009) 2 CD
EAC, FLAC image, CUE+LOG - 810 MB | MP3 CBR 320 - 277 MB | Complete 900dpi Artwork, JPG - 154 MB or PNG - 546 MB
Christmas | Motown B0013383-02 | 5% recovery record | Source: My CDs

Motown issued a sizable amount of seasonal material, and as this two-disc, 51-track collection shows, a lot of it was done at a high level of quality. There are simply some wonderful Christmas sides here, including the Jackson 5's buoyant "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," the Temptations' delightfully rendered "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," the Funk Brothers' surging and joyous instrumental take on "Winter Wonderland," Smokey Robinson's hopeful "Christmas Everyday," the Four Tops' lightly funky "Merry Christmas Baby," and a pair of odd but beautiful Marvin Gaye pieces, "Christmas in the City" and the achingly perfect "I Want to Come Home for Christmas."

Motown: The Early Years (2005)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 17, 2014
Motown: The Early Years (2005)

Motown: The Early Years (2005)
DVDRip | 706x480 | .MKV/AVC @ 2183 Kbps | 41mn 22s | Audio: English AC3 448 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None | 795 MiB
Genre: Documentary | Music

This DVD features some of Motown's greatest hits recorded live by current Motown touring groups, at The Sands Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on March 15 & 16, 2005. Featured stars include The Four Tops, Martha Reeves (of Martha & The Vandellas), The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, Joe Billingslea's Contours, and The Velvelettes.

VA - Motown Meets The Beatles (1995) [2001 Reissue]  Music

Posted by jclane at July 2, 2014
VA - Motown Meets The Beatles (1995) [2001 Reissue]

VA - Motown Meets The Beatles (1995) [2001 Reissue]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log - 392 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps - 138 MB | Full scans - 32 MB
Label: Spectrum music | Catalog.#: 530 410-2 | Genre: R&B, Soul

Given the Beatles' fondness for covering Motown favorites like "Please Mr. Postman," "Money (That's What I Want)" and "You Really Got a Hold on Me," it was only logical that Motown stars like the Supremes, the Four Tops and Stevie Wonder would also cover the Fab Four as well, albeit to varying degrees of success. It's telling that none of the17 tracks collected on Motown Milestones: Motown Meets the Beatles were major hits, as most seem like filler in comparison to the individual acts' best-known performances of the day; only Stevie Wonder's driving "We Can Work It Out" and Marvin Gaye's gossamer reading
The Moody Blues - Collection of the Remasters (7x SACD, 1967-1972) [PS3 ISO + FLAC] Combined RE-UP

The Moody Blues - Collection of the Remasters (7x SACD, 1967-1972)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 235:23 mins | Scans included | ~20 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | 2.0 Stereo only | 319:30 minutes | Scans included | ~ 7,5 GB