The Essential Paul Simon

Blues Masters - The Essential Blues Collection: Vol.1 - Vol.15 (1992-1993)

Blues Masters - The Essential Blues Collection: Vol.1 - Vol.15 (1992-1993)
Blues | FLAC (tracks)+Cue+Log | 3,97 Gb + 5% Recovery | Scans 371 Mb
Label: Rhino | Release Year: 1992-1993

The Blues Masters series, much to Rhino`s credit, adopts an expansive definition of blues, allowing the likes of Count Basie, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Muddy Waters and even Louis Prima admission. There is none of the purist`s quibbling over strict 12-bar form or the relative significance of prewar and postwar styles.
What Rhino delivers instead is the blues in all its myriad guises. This music is old and new, black and white, acoustic and electric, folksy and jazzy, performed by women and men, and yet it is all still blues at its core.
Simon Rattle and Berliner Philharmoniker - The Sound of Simon Rattle (2016)

Simon Rattle and Berliner Philharmoniker - The Sound of Simon Rattle (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 980 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 587 MB | 03:51:06
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2016

The musical intoxication of a great era: on 7 September, 2002, Sir Simon Rattle was appointed new Principal Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, marking the start of a new and memorable era for the world of music. Rattle has opened up new repetoire channels for the musicians, endowed he tradition-steeped ensemble witha youthful image and established the inimitable 'Rattle Sound'. Great moments - brought together here for the first time.

Willie Nelson - The Essential Willie Nelson (2003) 2CD [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 25, 2016
Willie Nelson - The Essential Willie Nelson (2003) 2CD [Re-Up]

Willie Nelson - The Essential Willie Nelson (2003) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 879 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 355 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Country, Country Rock | Label: Columbia, Legacy | # 512117 2 | Time: 02:22:36

This double-disc set is cross-licensed to include key tracks from 40 years of recording! Includes Night Life; Hello Walls; Me and Paul; Bloody Mary Morning; Funny How Time Slips Away; Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain; On the Road Again; If You've Got the Money I've Got the Time; Georgia on My Mind; My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys; Always on My Mind; Pancho and Lefty; Highwayman, and more. 41 tracks!
Petula Clark - Songs Of My Life: The Essential (2005) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

Petula Clark - Songs Of My Life: The Essential (2005) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.53 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 577 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: AM Pop, British Invasion, Early Pop Rock | Label: Sanctuary | # SMETD231 | Time: 03:49:59

There are almost more Petula Clark collections than there were actual songs (that's saying something), and Sanctuary's three-disc Songs of My Life: The Essential Petula Clark is one of the better ones. Split into three themes, "Swinging Times," "Mellow Moods," and "Beautiful Sounds," Songs of My Life relies heavily on the English pop sensation's peak '60s and '70s output. All of the key radio hits are here ("Downtown," "I Know a Place," "My Love," "This Is My Song"), as well as countless ballads, uptempo pop gems, and choice covers. Fans looking for a decent career overview (sadly, none of Clark's vast arsenal of French hits are here) may find the 78 tracks that populate Songs of My Life a bit overwhelming, but they're well worth spending some quality time alone with.

Britney Spears - The Essential Britney Spears (2014)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 22, 2016
Britney Spears - The Essential Britney Spears (2014)

Britney Spears - The Essential Britney Spears (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 929 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 367 MB | 01:56:25
Pop, Dance, RnB | Label: Sony Legacy | Release Year: 2014

Anybody seeking an exhaustive Britney Spears compilation has been waiting for a collection like 2013's The Essential Britney Spears. Where other Britney compilations ran no longer than a single CD, this is a double-disc set with over 30 tracks more than enough space for all of her hit American singles, although that does mean that there are some singles from non-U.S. territories that are missing in action. Usually, the earliest of these are the ones most notable the sugary "Born to Make You Happy" is the greatest omission, but "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know," "I Love Rock N Roll," and "Anticipating" are all absent, along with latter-day dance and European singles "MMM Papi" and "Lace and Leather," European singles like "Someday (I Will Understand)" but only hardcore fans will notice what's absent, as all the hits are here

Jimmy Thackery - The Essential Jimmy Thackery (2006)  Music

Posted by El Misha at Nov. 14, 2016
Jimmy Thackery - The Essential Jimmy Thackery (2006)

Jimmy Thackery - The Essential Jimmy Thackery (2006)
Blues, Blues Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 61:17 | 141 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Blind Pig Records | #BPCD 8008| Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2006

Singer, songwriter, and guitar virtuoso Jimmy Thackery has carved an enviable niche for himself in the world of electric blues. Known for his gritty, blue-collar approach and marathon live shows, Thackery was for many years part of the Nighthawks, one of the hardest-working blues bar bands in North America. Included here are tracks from 1992 through 2000 and special guests Duke Robillard, Lonnie Brooks, and Reba Russell.

Janis Joplin ‎– The Essential Janis Joplin (2003) 2 CD  Music

Posted by hill0 at Oct. 31, 2016
Janis Joplin ‎– The Essential Janis Joplin (2003) 2 CD

Janis Joplin ‎– The Essential Janis Joplin (2003) 2 CD
EAC Rip | APE (image & cue & log) | 727 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 289 MB | Scans (JPG) | 38 MB | 2:05:08
Genre: Blues Rock / Classic Rock / Psychedelic Rock | Country: USA | Label: Columbia/Legacy | COL 510593 2

Columbia has managed to squeeze an impressive, perhaps excessive, number of compilations out of Janis Joplin's relatively slim body of recordings. With this two-CD set, The Essential Janis Joplin, the label's at it again, though it's a good one to get if you don't want to collect all the Joplin releases, and certainly don't want to get the expensive Joplin boxes, but want more than what fits onto a single disc. Including both solo recordings and highlights of her stint with Big Brother & the Holding Company, it has all the songs fans and critics would consider milestones in her career: "Ball and Chain" (a version recorded live in 1967 at the Monterey Pop Festival, not the more familiar one from Cheap Thrills), "Piece of My Heart," "Down on Me," "Summertime," "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)," "Tell Mama" (the live 1970 performance from the expanded edition of Pearl), "Get It While You Can," "Mercedes Benz," and "Me and Bobby McGee." And there are also good tracks that aren't as overly familiar, like "Coo Coo," "Misery'n," "Maybe," "Work Me, Lord," and "A Woman Left Lonely."
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - Schubert: Death and the Maiden (2016)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - Schubert: Death and the Maiden (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:59:09 | 136 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha

With the US set Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja - who still lives interpretation as a recreation - staged in this program his own musical meditation on death. Allusions mostly in the medieval dance of death, pieces by Dowland, Nörmiger, Gesualdo, Schubert and Kurtág serve as interludes between the movements of Schubert quartet heard here in the proper arrangement for orchestra violinist. Despite the diversity of origin and style of these pages, the musicians were able to make a coherent whole that is not without value. As for the Quartet "Girl and Death", here's a new vision where the theatricality and contrasts accused to better express the feelings of fear, anger, desire and despair prevail over the Schubert writing at times when the -ci only subtlety, magic and transparency. Force Does the line? Discerned as we want, but we will in any case to remove Patricia Kopatchinskaja commitment, intensity and inventiveness.
10cc - I’m Not In Love: The Essential 10cc (2016) {3CD Box Set}

10cc - I’m Not In Love: The Essential 10cc (2016) {3CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,59 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 630 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Art Rock, Glam Rock | Mercury Records / Spectrum Music #SPECESS003

2016 three CD collection. 10cc's witty and satiric brand of tongue-in-cheek art pop sustained their reputation for being poignant songwriters for the entirety of their existence. They have notched up over 15 million album sales in the UK and frontman Graham Gouldman has been the recipient of three Ivor Novello Awards for achievements in songwriting. This collection features two #1 hits and a selection of prime cuts taken from across a very strong back catalog and features rare live versions of some of the band's most well-known tracks.

Luther Vandross - The Essential Luther Vandross (2003)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Sept. 25, 2016
Luther Vandross - The Essential Luther Vandross (2003)

Luther Vandross - The Essential Luther Vandross (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 1.1 GB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul | Label: Epic | Catalog Number: 513353 2

The 1989 release The Best of Luther Vandross captures Vandross at the peak of his powers, chronicling the '80s, when he reigned as the premier soul crooner of his time. That remains the definitive portrait of Vandross at his creative pinnacle, but 2003's The Essential Luther Vandross extends its reach much further, stopping when Vandross left Epic in 1996. So, it becomes a summary of his time at the label, and it's a thorough one; it may not be sequenced chronologically, but it hits all the big songs.