Mike Oldfield - Two Sides: The Very Best of Mike Oldfield (2012)

Mike Oldfield - Two Sides: The Very Best of Mike Oldfield (2012)

Mike Oldfield - Two Sides: The Very Best of Mike Oldfield (2012)
Mp3 @ 320 Kbps | 373 MB + 5% recovery
2 CD | 29 Tracks | 02:37:21 | Full scans
Genre: New Age, Pop Rock, Prog-Rock | Label: Mercury

Two Sides: The Very Best of Mike Oldfield is a compilation album by British multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield that was released on 30 July 2012. The content of the album was compiled by Oldfield himself. The album cover features two depictions of Oldfield's signature Tubular Bells logo, one in bright pink and the other in dark blue, on a blue…

Mike Oldfield - Two Sides: The Very Best Of Mike Oldfield (2CD, 2012) RE-UP

Mike Oldfield - Two Sides: The Very Best Of Mike Oldfield (2CD, 2012) RE-UP

Mike Oldfield - Two Sides: The Very Best Of Mike Oldfield (2CD, 2012)
EAC-FLAC Images with CUEs & LOGs - 966 MB | Full Scans | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 380 MB
Progressive Rock / Pop Rock / New Age | TT - 157:20 mins | Label: Mercury Records / Cat. # 533918-2

Two Sides: The Very Best of Mike Oldfield is a compilation album by British multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield that was released on 30 July 2012. The content of the album was compiled by Oldfield himself. The album charted at 6 in the UK Albums Chart on 5 August 2012.

Neil Diamond - The Very Best of Neil Diamond: The Original Studio Recordings (2011) [Re-Up]

Neil Diamond - The Very Best of Neil Diamond: The Original Studio Recordings (2011) [Re-Up]

Neil Diamond - The Very Best of Neil Diamond: The Original Studio Recordings (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 488 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Label: Columbia/Legacy | # 88765 40588 2 | Time: 01:18:46
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary

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. Amazingly, this is the first multi-label single-disc collection of Diamond's signature songs like “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “Cherry, Cherry,” “I Am…I Said,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “I’m a Believer,” “Holly Holy,” “Solitary Man,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Kentucky Woman,” “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show,” his hit duet with Barbra Streisand “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” and many others. The end result is the perfect career-spanning single-disc introduction to this iconic singer and songwriter.

Chuck Brown - By Special Request the Very Best of Chuck Brown (2018)

Chuck Brown - By Special Request the Very Best of Chuck Brown (2018)

Chuck Brown - By Special Request the Very Best of Chuck Brown (2018)
Funk | 02:13:41 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 941 MB
Label: Raw Venture

2018 two CD collection. This updated collection of Chuck Brown's hits replaces The Best of Chuck Brown and includes seven tracks not previously available and twelve tracks not on the previous Best Of, all remastered for this definitive collection. Chuck Brown created Washington DC's Go-Go sound in the early '70s and scored his biggest hit with Bustin' Loose in 1978, sampled in Nelly's smash 'Hot in Herre' in 2002.

Stan Rogers - The Very Best Of Stan Rogers (2009/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Stan Rogers - The Very Best Of Stan Rogers (2009/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Stan Rogers - The Very Best Of Stan Rogers (2009/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:12 minutes | 1,40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Legendary Canadian folk singer and composer, the late Stan Rogers, has been described as "one of the touchstones of modern Canadian history." The Very Best Of Stan Rogers includes sixteen of Stan's most-loved songs chosen by Ariel Rogers and Stan's long-time producer, Paul Mills. All of the songs have been re-mastered and the results are truly stunning.

The Very Best of Laurel & Hardy (1931-1938) [5 Film Collection]

The Very Best of Laurel & Hardy (1931-1938) [5 Film Collection]

The Very Best of Laurel & Hardy (1931-1938)
BRRip | AVI | ~530x400 | XviD@1599 kb/s | English MP3@192 kb/s (2 ch) | ~1 h 8 min | ~800 MB
BDRip 720p | MKV | ~940x720 | AVC@~5800 kb/s | English DTS@1509 kb/s (2 ch) | ~1 h 8 min | ~4.37 GB
BDRip 1080p | MKV | ~1400x1080 | AVC@~12 Mb/s | English DTS@1509 kb/s (2 ch) | ~1 h 8 min | ~7.65 GB
Subs: English
Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama | Musical

“Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into!” Enter Laurel & Hardy’s unique world of emblematic bowler hats and highly visual slapstick with this special compilation boxset of the very best Laurel & Hardy feature-length films. With Laurel playing the clumsy and childlike friend of the pompous bully Hardy, the misadventures of the most recognizable comedy double act, whose charm and on screen chemistry set a new standard, are perfectly captured here in high definition for the first time. Includes Block-Heads, Our Relations, Pardon Us, Sons of the Desert and Way Out West.

Laid Back - Good Vibes: The Very Best Of (2008) RE-UP / New Rip

Laid Back - Good Vibes: The Very Best Of (2008) RE-UP / New Rip

Laid Back - Good Vibes: The Very Best Of (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,10 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 374 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 132 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Electronic, Synth-Pop, Dance-Pop, Reggae, New Wave | EMI #235414 2

Active through four decades, Danish duo known most for their descriptively titled "Sunshine Reggae" and its electro-funk B-side, "White Horse." As Laid Back, Copenhagen, Denmark-based duo Tim Stahl and John Guldberg are known most for a handful of stylistically disparate hits that spanned the 1980s. The duo had met the previous decade with the Starbox Band, discovered that they worked well together, and within a short period of time landed a contract as Laid Back on Teldec subsidiary Ultraphone. Their first single, "Maybe I'm Crazy," was released in 1980, preceding their self-titled debut album released the following year. Two years later, they signed with the Medley label and scored a hit in their homeland and abroad with the descriptively titled "Sunshine Reggae," released in support of their second album, Keep Smiling.

Blondie - Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie (1998)

Blondie - Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie (1998)

Blondie - Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 667 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 205 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
New Wave / Punk / Electronic / Pop Rock / Dance-Rock / Disco
Chrysalis / EMI / Gala Records #07243 875596 2 2

Atomic: The Very Best of Blondie is a compilation album of recordings by the band Blondie released by EMI/Chrysalis Records in the UK and the rest of Europe in late 1998, at the time when the band reunited and shortly before the beginning of Blondie's successful comeback tour. Atomic: The Very Best of Blondie includes the band's best known songs from the 70's and 80's as well as two new remixes of the title track. The compilation reached #12 on the UK charts and was certified platinum.

John Denver - A Song's Best Friend: The Very Best Of John Denver (2004) 2CDs [Re-Up]

John Denver - A Song's Best Friend: The Very Best Of John Denver (2004) 2CDs [Re-Up]

John Denver - A Song's Best Friend: The Very Best Of John Denver (2004) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 575 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 245 Mb | Scans included
Label: RCA/BMG | # 82876 60765 2 | Time: 01:36:30
Singer/Songwriter, Country-Pop, Folk, AM Pop, Soft Rock

Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of Denver's first album release on RCA, this two-disc, 25-track overview of the country-pop singer's storied career is the most concise and nuanced yet. Digitally remastered from the original master tapes, road-trip classics like "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Rocky Mountain High," and "Back Home Again" are as warm as the singer's lauded tenor. There are no gimmicky re-recorded cuts or disappointing live tracks – "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" spent its time on the charts in its live incarnation – and his spotty '80s material is only briefly covered ("Perhaps Love" and "Shanghai Breezes"). For those unwilling to sift through the exhaustive four-CD Country Roads Collection, Song's Best Friend: The Very Best of John Denver is a good buy and a rewarding visit with an old friend.

Joe Jackson - Stepping Out: The Very Best Of Joe Jackson (1990)

Joe Jackson - Stepping Out: The Very Best Of Joe Jackson (1990)

Joe Jackson - Stepping Out: The Very Best Of Joe Jackson (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 433 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb | Scans included
Label: A&M Records | # 397 052-2 | Time: 01:06:12
New Wave, Pop/Rock, Alternative, College Rock

Ever since Joe Jackson's debut album, Look Sharp, yielded his first single in "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" in July of 1979, which peaked at number 21 on Billboard (the album hit number 20), his career has seen him investigate a multitude of musical styles with clean-cut charm and poise. Jackson has dabbled in everything from reggae, disco, and soul to power pop, jazz, and even big band. Stepping Out covers 15 of his biggest singles, including his highest chart-topper, "Stepping Out," which hit number six on Billboard's Top 40, from the suave sounding Night and Day album. The downhearted appeal of "Breaking Us in Two" appears here as well, along with the salsa- flavored "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)," which reached number 15 and was the strongest track from 1984's Body and Soul album. Outside of his chart appearances, the rest of this hits collection holds up well. Jackson's voice is heard in wispy detail on "Fools in Love," while his humor and wit explode on "I'm the Man" from the album of the same name. The live release entitled Big World from 1986 is spoken for with both "Right and Wrong" and the candid allure of "Hometown."

ABC - Look Of Love: The Very Best Of ABC (2001)

ABC - Look Of Love: The Very Best Of ABC (2001)

ABC - Look Of Love: The Very Best Of ABC (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 500 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Synthpop, Dance-Rock, Sophisti Pop | Label: Mercury | # 586 237 2 | 01:09:56

With a deeper and broader track listing than most ABC compilations, Look of Love: The Very Best of ABC more or less lives up to its name. Concentrating on the band's glory days, the album covers the highlights of ABC's first five albums, including de rigeur hits like the title track, "Poison Arrow," "When Smokey Sings," "Be Near Me," and "How to Be a Millionaire," as well as album tracks like "S.O.S.," "All of My Heart," and "The Night You Murdered Love." While some of the later inclusions, such as "The Real Thing," don't quite pack the punch of ABC's prime work, the 2001 track "Peace and Tranquility" fits in with the earlier material surprisingly well. Likewise, the somewhat random track listing might be somewhat annoying to anyone trying to track ABC's chronological development, but it does spotlight how consistent their brand of suave synth pop is. With a new song, a more diverse track listing, and no unnecessary remixes, Look of Love has a slight edge over Absolutely ABC: The Best of ABC as the group's definitive retrospective.

Prince - The Very Best of Prince (2001) (Repost)

Prince - The Very Best of Prince (2001) (Repost)

Prince - The Very Best of Prince (2001)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:13:43 | 531 MB
Genre: Pop, Funk, Rock | Label: Warner Bros. Records | Catalog: 8122742722

Even geniuses (maybe especially geniuses) are taken for granted, not seen as geniuses, or only appreciated in small doses. Which is a grandiose way of saying that, no matter how partisans may complain, there are many listeners out there that don't want to delve into the deliriously rich catalog of Prince and would rather spend time with a single disc of all the hits – especially since the first singles compilation was botched, spread too thin over two discs and sequenced as if it were on shuffle play.

Poco - The Very Best Of Poco (1975) Epic/PEG 33537 - US Pressing - 2LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Poco - The Very Best Of Poco (1975) Epic/PEG 33537 - US Pressing - 2LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Poco - The Very Best Of Poco
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 1700mb & 600mb
Label: Epic/PEG 33537 | Release: 1975 | This Issue: 197? | Genre: Country-Rock

Originally a two-LP set, The Very Best of Poco was a decent compilation in its time, assembling the group’s best-known songs from singles and album cuts in a straightforward order with no particular surprises.

The Manhattan Transfer - Chanson D'Amour: The Very Best Of The Manhattan Transfer (2011)

The Manhattan Transfer - Chanson D'Amour: The Very Best Of The Manhattan Transfer (2011)

The Manhattan Transfer - Chanson D'Amour: The Very Best Of The Manhattan Transfer (2011)
2CD | EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 944 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 386 Mb
Full Scans ~ 86 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Pop, Funk, Soul, Smooth Jazz, Vocal | Music Club Deluxe #MCDLX514

2011 two CD collection from the Jazz/Pop vocal quartet. Formed in New York City in 1969, The Manhattan Transfer rose to the top of the UK charts in 1977 with 'Chanson D'Amour,' a record that kicked off a love affair between the British public and the vocal quartet. They racked up eight further UK chart entries, all of which are included in this 40-track retrospective. Effortlessly switching from Rock 'n' Roll to Pop, Bebop, old time Gospel, Bossa Nova and '30s Jazz Swing, this set demonstrates why The Manhattan Transfer are considered the most versatile vocal harmony group on the planet.

VA - Its The Rhythm We Want The Very Best Of Calypso 1914 - 1940 (2018)

VA - Its The Rhythm We Want The Very Best Of Calypso 1914 - 1940 (2018)

VA - Its The Rhythm We Want The Very Best Of Calypso 1914 - 1940 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 46:19 | 104 Mb / 94 Mb
Genre: Funk, Ska, Reggae, Socca, Rocksteady, Soul / Label: The Viper Label

Calypso Music originates from Trinidad and Tabago in the mid Nineteenth Century yet its rhythms can be traced back to West African Kaiso and the arrival of French planters and their slaves from the French Antilles in the 18th century. As English replaced “patois” (Antillian Creole) as the dominant language, calypso migrated into English, and in so doing it attracted more attention from the government -it allowed the masses through music to challenge the doings of the unelected Governor and Legislative town Councils. Calypso has since gone on to inspire many other musical genres including: Ska, Reggae, Socca, Rocksteady, Soul and Funk. Here at Viper we have selected some of the finest exponents of the genre from the first half of the Twentieth Century – Listen to the great: ‘Lord Executor’ ‘Atilla The Hun’ or ‘The Roaring Lion’ tell us with great aplomb about the trials, folk tales and tribulations of Caribbean living!

VA - Everybody Rides in Jesus Name The Very Best Of Gospel, Blues And Spirituals 1920s - 1940s (2018)

VA - Everybody Rides in Jesus Name The Very Best Of Gospel, Blues And Spirituals 1920s - 1940s (2018)

VA - Everybody Rides in Jesus Name The Very Best Of Gospel, Blues And Spirituals 1920s - 1940s (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 56:56 | 188 Mb / 129 Mb
Genre: Blues, Rock / Label: The Viper Label

Gospel music/ Spiritual Music is composed and performed for many purposes, including religious, ceremonial or indeed the sheer revelry of the ‘power’ of the Lord!…. Unabashed dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony and Christian lyrics) can be traced to the early 17th century ( it was a way of enduring the hardships of Slavery ) with roots in the black oral tradition, these hymns and sacred songs were often repeated in a call and response fashion. Most of the churches relied on hand clapping and foot stomping as rhythmic accompaniment. These driving tribal like rhythms were nothing less than the start of Rock ’n’ Roll….. A young Elvis Presley used to attend the black congregations because he knew at that early age where the real spirit was and the great Martin Luther King in his final ever public speaking referred with great passion to the old ‘negro spirituals’.

Marianne Faithfull - The Very Best Of Marianne Faithfull (1987)

Marianne Faithfull - The Very Best Of Marianne Faithfull (1987)

Marianne Faithfull - The Very Best Of Marianne Faithfull (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans included
Folk Pop, Pop/Rock, Psychedelic | Label: London | # 820 482-2 | Time: 00:45:57

The Very Best of Marianne Faithfull' is a particularly strong collection of Marianne's earliest recordings made for Decca between 1964 to 1968. This album contains every one of her singles which made the charts both in Britain and America during those fruitful four years.

Daryl Hall & John Oates - The Essential Daryl Hall & John Oates [3CD] (2009) {Limited Edition 3.0}

Daryl Hall & John Oates - The Essential Daryl Hall & John Oates [3CD] (2009) {Limited Edition 3.0}

Daryl Hall & John Oates - The Essential Daryl Hall & John Oates [3CD] (2009) {Limited Edition 3.0}
Pop/Rock, Soul/Funk, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 03:07:49 h. | 1,59 Gb
Label: RCA/Arista/Legacy (USA) | Cat.# 88897 54794 2 | Released: 2009-09-01 (2005-06-14)

RCA/Arista/Legacy's 2005 release The Essential Daryl Hall & John Oates is a repackaging of BMG Heritage's excellent 2004 compilation Ultimate Daryl Hall + John Oates. Spanning two discs and 37 tracks, the set contains all 18 songs from 2001's The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates, which was a single-disc, 18-track collection that contained all of the duo's big hits from the '70s and '80s (three tracks were in alternate single mixes on that collection; they're presented in their original album mixes here), along with "She's Gone" (absent on The Very Best) and two other Atlantic tracks from the early '70s, selections from their Arista recordings of the late '80s and early '90s, as well as cuts from 1997's Marigold Sky and 2003's excellent comeback single, "Do It for Love."

Survivor - The Very Best Of... (1986) {Scotti Bros./Bellaphon West Germany}

Survivor - The Very Best Of... (1986) {Scotti Bros./Bellaphon West Germany}

Survivor - The Very Best Of… (1986) {Scotti Bros./Bellaphon West Germany}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 319 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 119 mb
Genre: pop rock

The Very Best Of Survivor is a 1986 compilation disc by American pop rock group Survivor. It features the only hit song most people know them for but others may know them for other hits. They are here, along with songs no one has heard of since its release. This is the West German pressing released through Bellaphon.

Supertramp - The Very Best of Supertramp (1990) [Re-Up]

Supertramp - The Very Best of Supertramp (1990) [Re-Up]

Supertramp - The Very Best of Supertramp (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 511 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock, Prog Rock, Art Rock, Soft Rock | Label: A&M | # 397 091-2 | 01:18:57

Originally a European compilation, The Very Best of Supertramp is the closest thing to a definitive overview of the '70s pop-prog group. Certainly, there will be hardcore fans who will notice some favorite album cuts missing – after all, despite their considerable success on the pop charts, Supertramp was as much an album rock band as ELP or Genesis – but all the hits are here, from "Bloody Well Right" to "It's Raining Again," as well as a sizable portion of their blockbuster Breakfast in America. That alone will make it worthwhile for all casual fans, but what's really nice about the collection is that it flows very smoothly, even if it isn't in chronological order. There have been other Supertramp compilations, but The Very Best of Supertramp stands head and shoulders above the rest.