The Sweet Best

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
Neil Diamond - The Very Best of Neil Diamond: The Original Studio Recordings (2011)

Neil Diamond - The Very Best of Neil Diamond: The Original Studio Recordings (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 513 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # 88765 40588 2 | Time: 01:18:46

Neil Diamond's five-decade career as a singer, songwriter, and performer has certainly been a successful one by any standard. He’s sold well over 115 million records worldwide to date and has had eight number one singles ("Cracklin Rosie," "Song Sung Blue," "Desiree," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," "Love on the Rocks," "America," "Yesterday's Songs," and "Heartlight"), and if he hasn't always generated the kind of critical respect he probably deserves, he’s been a steady and dependable artist who has managed to keep his large core audience happy. This 23-track set surveys the whole of Diamond's recording career, collecting his key and signature sides, beginning with his first hits for Bang Records in the mid-'60s through his commercial peak for Uni/MCA between 1968 and 1972, cuts from 1980’s The Jazz Singer (a soundtrack album that went platinum five times over on Capitol Records), and ending with tracks from Diamond's two Rick Rubin-produced albums, 2005’s 12 Songs and 2008’s Home Before Dark, on Columbia Records.

Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - The Very Best Of (1996)  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Nov. 29, 2016
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - The Very Best Of (1996)

Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - The Very Best Of (1996)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco, Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-600dpi (PNG) | 67:43 Min | 504,80 Mb
Label: RCA / BMG Music (USA) | Released: 1996

The Very Best of Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band compiles the highlights from the group's first two albums, which featured the kitschy, big band-influenced disco group at the height of their powers. All of the group's hits -- "I'll Play the Fool," "Whispering/Cherchez La Femme/Se Si Bon," "Sour and Sweet/Lemon in the Honey" -- are included on the collection, as well as a number of first-rate album tracks, making it not only the perfect place to start, but also the only Dr. Buzzard album any fan needs to own.
Aretha Franklin - Respect: The Very Best Of Aretha Franklin (2003)

Aretha Franklin - Respect: The Very Best Of Aretha Franklin (2003)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log
2CD | Warner Strategic Marketing, 0927470542 | ~ 1035 Mb | Scans Included
Rhythm & Blues, Ballad, Soul, Disco

Covering the ‘60s through the ‘80s, Respect: The Very Best of Aretha Franklin features most of the queen’s biggest hits. This release from Warner Strategic Marketing includes the number one R&B singles “Chain of Fools,” “Share Your Love with Me,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Think” and, of course, “Respect.” Even for casual soul fans, most of these songs will be recognizable within the first few notes…
VA - The Very Best Jazz Instrumentals (2015) {3CD Box Set, Remastered}

VA - The Very Best Jazz Instrumentals (2015) {3CD Box Set, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,15 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 452 Mb
Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 113 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | Not Now Music #NOT3CD183

There are as many flavours of jazz as there are pebbles on a beach, but the majority combine rhythmic invention with instrumental virtuosity to create a sound that can transport the listener to a different plane. Whether your ear is caught by the saxophone of Earl Bostic or Eddie Harris, the flute of Herbie Mann, Ray Charles’ effervescent keyboards (he played sax too) or the music of Cuban-born ‘King of the Mambo’ Perez Prado, whose 1958 US chart-topper ‘Patricia’ is familiar from countless movies and television ads,one thing is certain – the jazz instrumental still reigns supreme.

The Beloved - Sweet Harmony: The Very Best Of (2011) 2CD  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 6, 2012
The Beloved - Sweet Harmony: The Very Best Of (2011) 2CD

The Beloved - Sweet Harmony: The Very Best Of (2011) 2CD
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.05 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 389 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Synthpop, Electropop, Electronic, Pop Rock | Label: Rhino | # MCDLX509 | Time: 02:38:58

From the late 80's, The Beloved spent a decade enjoying great success as a duo that wholeheartedly embraced dance music and played their part in heralding the acid age. After first emerging with the ambient-styled single The Sun Rising the Beloved then scored an international hit with Hello a bubbling techno exercise which name-checked many of the group's influences. The group enjoyed chart success on no fewer than 11 occasions, cracking the top 10 with 1993 hit Sweet Harmony and causing a media-stir with a rather risqué video. The track featured on the highly successful album Conscience, just one of their four chart albums, and this collection features no fewer than 10 tracks from that smash hit album.

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

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…

John Coltrane - The Very Best of John Contrane (2012)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 18, 2017
John Coltrane - The Very Best of John Contrane (2012)

John Coltrane - The Very Best of John Contrane (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 465 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 171 MB | 01:14:33
Jazz | Label: | Release Year: 2012

John Coltrane was a brilliant jazz musician, and there really is no phase of his career that doesn't feature stunning sax work, but he was just learning how to run and lead a band (while trying to kick a heroin habit) when he recorded for Prestige Records in the mid- to late '50s. This set collects some of the highlights from that period, and while it includes wonderful early signature pieces like "Traneing In" and "Bahia," the full measure of Coltrane's talent and vision (and heroin-free music) was still mostly off in the future when these recordings were made. Trane elevated the tenor sax above its station in the big band era to be a supreme soloing instrument in the bop era. His intense stylings were uniquely creative and are still treasured by fans many decades removed from his tragically early death.

Chic - The Very Best Of Chic (2000) {Rhino}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 16, 2017
Chic - The Very Best Of Chic (2000) {Rhino}

Chic - The Very Best Of Chic (2000) {Rhino}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 522 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 191 mb
Genre: R&B, soul, disco

The Very Best Of Chic is a 2000 compilation CD by American soul band Chic. Released by Rhino Records, this features all of their hit songs plus more.