Alan Parsons The Very Best Live

Alan Parsons - The Very Best Live (1995) {Japan 1st press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 10, 2016
Alan Parsons - The Very Best Live (1995) {Japan 1st press}

Alan Parsons - The Very Best Live (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 487 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 179 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 43 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | RCA/BMG Victor #BVCP-884 (09026-68229-2)

The Alan Parsons Project rarely toured or played live, but the energy, atmosphere, and compelling flow that surrounds The Very Best Live proves that the band's stage presence seemed to come naturally. Recorded during a 1994 European tour, each of these songs is performed unchanged and untainted, which automatically makes for a pleasing live album. Some of the more ear-catching tracks include a riveting version of "The Raven," with Parsons using the voice vocoder exactly as he did on Tales of Mystery and Imagination, and "Don't Answer Me," featuring some truly electrifying saxophone from Richard Cottle…

Alan Parsons - The Very Best Live (1995)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 23, 2011
Alan Parsons - The Very Best Live (1995)

Alan Parsons - The Very Best Live (1995)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 467 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers - 46 MB
Genre: Progressive/Art Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BMG Ariola Argentina (09026-68229-2)

Recorded during a 1994 European tour, each of these songs is performed unchanged and untainted, which automatically makes for a pleasing live album. The CD also includes 3 new studio songs. This is a decent album simply because it is a rare glimpse of Alan Parsons music in a live setting, and is very well produced so the sound quality is high.

Alan Parsons - The Time Machine (1999)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 14, 2016
Alan Parsons - The Time Machine (1999)

Alan Parsons - The Time Machine (1999)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Arcade, ARTFUL CD 28 | ~ 350 or 132 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 74 Mb
Progressive Rock / Synth-pop | Bonus Track

The Time Machine by Alan Parsons actually features very little musical input from Parsons himself, who produced and engineered the album. No matter, because this concept album about the passage of time – and the triumphs, mistakes, regrets, and memories associated with it – is Parsons' best work of the '90s…
The Alan Parsons Project - Silence And I: The Very Best Of [3 CDs] (2003)

The Alan Parsons Project - Silence And I: The Very Best Of [3 CDs] (2003)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) | Covers - 151 MB
Genre: Progressive/Art Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BMG/Ariola Express (74321 95144 2)

36 tracks are collected on this expansive compilation album from prog rockers the Alan Parsons Project, which is a neat way to review their impressive career.

Michael Bolton - The Very Best Of Michael Bolton (2005)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 23, 2017
Michael Bolton - The Very Best Of Michael Bolton (2005)

Michael Bolton - The Very Best Of Michael Bolton (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 555 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 183 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 73 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, Adult Contemporary
Columbia / Sony Music #82876747942

The U.K. collection The Very Best of Michael Bolton – initially released in 2005, repackaged as a slide pack in 2007 – is a good overview of the singer's peak years, containing all the big hits except "Love Is a Wonderful Thing" (only natural, considering the lawsuit surrounding the song) in a 17-track compilation that should give most listeners all the Bolton they need.

Magnum - Chapter & Verse: The Very Best Of Magnum (1993)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Feb. 23, 2017
Magnum - Chapter & Verse: The Very Best Of Magnum (1993)

Magnum - Chapter & Verse: The Very Best Of Magnum (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 511 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 202 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:15:45
Polydor Ltd. | 519 301-2
Classic Rock, Progressive/Art Rock, Hard Rock, AOR

In early 1993 there were talks between MAGNUM and their first record label Jet Records who wanted to issue a compilation of older songs. When the band had stormed the charts there had already been compilations galore. All former record companies were busily issuing them or selling the rights to other labels without the band being involved at any stage. None of these was really interesting for the fans because they didn't offer anything new. However, this time the band agreed to cooperate with Jet and supplied rare and previously unreleased songs.
Janis Joplin - The Very Best Of Janis Joplin (1983) {1995, Remastered}

Janis Joplin - The Very Best Of Janis Joplin (1983) {1995, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 300 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 120 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock | Columbia #451098 2 / 450982005

Whether it was singing with Big Brother And The Holding Company or with her Full Tilt Boogie Band, Janis Joplin had one of the most identifiable, most emotional and most soulful voices ever recorded. Coming to San Francisco from Texas in 1966, Janis soon had the music world’s total attention, simply blowing the audience away at Monterey in 1967 while fronting Big Brother and gaining a record deal with Columbia Records in the process. After that, it was hit after hit with songs like her signature Piece Of My Heart, Cry Baby, and her Number One take of Kris Kristofferson’s present day standard Me And Bobby McGee, all included here. Through it all, Janis Joplin established herself as one of the very best and one of the most important singers and song interpreters ever to hit the music scene.

The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac (2002)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Feb. 2, 2017
The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac (2002)

The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac (2002)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Warner Strategic Marketing, 8122 73635 2 | ~ 540 or 182 Mb | Scans(png) -> 53 Mb
Soft Rock / Classic Rock
Anita Baker - Sweet Love: The Very Best Of Anita Baker (2002)

Anita Baker - Sweet Love: The Very Best Of Anita Baker (2002)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 532 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 184 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 39 Mb
R&B, Soul | Label: Atlantic/Rhino/Warner Music, #:8122 73603 2 | 2002 | 01:18:03

Rhino's 2002 compilation The Best of Anita Baker contains all of her hits – both the pop crossovers and songs that were big only on the R&B charts. Many of these songs are presented in their single edits, not the album versions, which is a plus, since these are the versions that were played on the radio. Although it is true that nothing Anita Baker did was ever as sublime as Rapture, she did continually turn out fine adult contemporary and urban soul ballads throughout the late '80s and early '90s, all of which are here, making this not just a good summary/introduction, but a nice disc of highlights for those searching for more than Rapture. –Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Daryl Hall & John Oates - The Very Best Of (2001)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 26, 2017
Daryl Hall & John Oates - The Very Best Of (2001)

Daryl Hall & John Oates - The Very Best Of (2001)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Camden Deluxe / RCA, 74321 828682 | ~ 501 or 181 Mb | Scans Included
Soft Rock / Pop Rock / Soul

There's one thing wrong with The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates, and it's minor – the promotional 12" mix of "Adult Education" is included in favor of the 7" version. This isn't a big deal and it doesn't mar what is the best overview of Hall & Oates' RCA years, the era when they became the biggest-selling duo in the history of rock…