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Manfred Mann - The Singles Plus (1987)

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Manfred Mann - The Singles Plus (1987)

Manfred Mann - The Singles Plus (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 434 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI | # CDP 7 46603 2, CD EMS 1121 | Time: 01:08:33
British Invasion, Pop/Rock, AM Pop, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Blues

This 25-song CD (originally a shorter LP called The Singles Album) is a handy collection of the band's most well-known English tracks from 1963 through 1966, plus their B-sides and some songs off of EPs that charted high in the U.K. Except for the final three songs – "Groovin'," "Can't Believe It," and "Did You Have to Do That?," none of which are that easy to find on compilations – it's all assembled in chronological order from their debut single "Why Should We Not" to 1966's "You Gave Me Somebody to Love." The notes by John Tobler are a bit superficial, and the American EMI Manfred Mann: The Definitive Collection is a little more adventurous. Also, the sound here doesn't match the presence and clarity of more recent 24-bit transfers. Nonetheless, this is a respectable compilation for the novice or the casual fan. The presence of the B-sides, including lost gems like "What Did I Do Wrong" (a killer Chess-style blues number written by Tom McGuinness) and the Goffin/King-authored "Oh No Not My Baby" (one of Paul Jones's greatest R&B-style performances), assures that one gets a truer picture of the band's output and their focus on R&B, jazz, blues, and folk, than the A-sides by themselves would provide.

VA - Buddha-Bar: Best Of By Ravin (2013) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Buddha-Bar: Best Of By Ravin (2013) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - Buddha-Bar: Best Of By Ravin (2013) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 482 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb | 03:30:48
Lounge, Chillout, Ethnic, Ambient | Label: George 5 Records | # 3285232 - WAG377

Buddha-Bar, creator of Lounge music, is releasing its first Best Of album. Born in 1996, Buddha-Bar has become a Lounge temple of excellence. It is the first restaurant to blend gastronomy and music thus setting itself as THE creator of Lounge Music. Now with more than 30 references in its catalogue, a wealth of 20 years of experience and around twenty venues worldwide, Buddha-Bar unveils its first Best Of compilation of the Buddha-Bar music series, beautifully wrapped and signed by Ravin. Carefully selected over the years, this triple album cd takes us to a bold journey to various musical cultures. From Middle East, India, passing by Africa and South American, the master “Ravin” promises hours of escape and serenity. Listen to all the classics that have set Buddha-Bar as a world leading reference in Lounge & Electronic music: Karunesh, Arno Elias, Koop, Nickodemus, Laidback, Parov Stellar, Hess is more… “Buddha-Bar Best Of” by Ravin, beyond a cd, is already a must-have reference.

Marc Bolan & T. Rex - The Best Of The BBC Recordings (2008) [Re-Up]

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Marc Bolan & T. Rex - The Best Of The BBC Recordings (2008) [Re-Up]

Marc Bolan & T.Rex - The Best Of The BBC Recordings (2008)
EAC | WavPack | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Rock, Glam-Rock, Rock & Roll | Label: Polydor | # 5307590 | Time: 01:02:34

2008 archive release featuring the best of Marc Bolan and T. Rex's recordings for the BBC. If there's one artist whose success can be almost directly attributed to support from the BBC, it's Marc Bolan. His initial success was unquestionably down to the close friendship he had forged with John Peel, who had Bolan on his show on countless occasions recording sessions, reading poetry, even singing Christmas carols. On his last Radio London show before the station was shut down Peel played no less than six Bolan recordings. This single disc set is the best of the BBC recordings, taken from the three CD retrospective released in 2006. 24 tracks including 'Telegram Sam', 'Ride A White Swan', 'Debora' and more.

Lee Oskar - The Best Of... (1982) {1999 Avenue}

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Lee Oskar - The Best Of... (1982) {1999 Avenue}

Lee Oskar - The Best Of… (1982) {1999 Avenue}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 269 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 110 mb
Genre: jazz fusion, pop soul

The Best Of Lee Oskar is a 1982 compilation album by War harmonica player Lee Oskar, highlighting the music of his first four solo albums. This was released on CD in 1999 by Avenue Records.

Paul Weller - Modern Classics: The Greatest Hits (1998) 2CD Limited Edition

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Paul Weller - Modern Classics: The Greatest Hits (1998) 2CD Limited Edition

Paul Weller - Modern Classics: The Greatest Hits (1998) 2CD Limited Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 787 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 286 Mb | Scans included | 01:51:48
British Trad Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Island | # CIDD 8080, 524 609-2

Modern Classics: The Greatest Hits is a compilation album of music by English singer-songwriter Paul Weller, originally released in 1998. It featured most of his solo singles up to that point as well as a new track "Brand New Start". A limited edition of the album came with a bonus 13 track live disc recorded at Victoria Park, London on 8 August 1998.

L7 - The Best Of L7: The Slash Years (2000)

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L7 - The Best Of L7: The Slash Years (2000)

L7 - The Best Of L7: The Slash Years (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 332 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Alternative Rock, Grunge, Punk Rock | Label: London/Slash | # 8573820642 | 00:42:34

L7 had the sound, style, and tough-grrrl attitude to hit it big in the aftermath of grunge's mainstream breakthrough, but unfortunately, the band was too often hampered by uneven songwriting. The Best of L7: The Slash Years collects four songs apiece from Bricks Are Heavy, Hungry for Stink, and The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum (although, as the title suggests, there's nothing from the fine Sub Pop album Smell the Magic). It's a pretty good distillation of the cream of those records, even if there are still a few tunes on Bricks Are Heavy that could have made the cut on a less mathematically selected best-of. In fact, as L7's most pop-oriented record, Bricks Are Heavy is still a slightly more accessible introduction, since following that album, the band tended to rely more on sheer power than melody. Nevertheless, The Best of L7: The Slash Years does encapsulate what the group was all about, and it's a great way to dig deeper into their catalog without having to buy all the individual albums.

Paul Kossoff - The Best Of Paul Kossoff (2003)

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Paul Kossoff - The Best Of Paul Kossoff (2003)

Paul Kossoff - The Best Of Paul Kossoff (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 532 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Blues-Rock | Label: Track Record | # TRA1034 | 01:15:44

In the early '70s, Paul Kossoff was a much-heralded young guitarist from a much-heralded young rock band called Free. In a short period of time, Kossoff and his cohorts punched out some classic rock. A brief solo career followed for the inspired axeman, but his untimely death in 1976 from a drug-related heart attack put an end to the potential that his peers and fans were looking forward to seeing fully realized. All one can do is celebrate and enjoy what this stylistically unique and utterly precocious musician left behind, and this 17-track disc, which culls Kossoff's best work from both his days with Free and as a solo performer, is an excellent way to do just that. A player who made his name with unusual phrasings, brazen fills, and an intuitive use of sustained notes – and rarely going for fretboard-smoking speed – Kossoff had a prototypical signature sound. His ability to do the work of two guitarists – Free, for the most part, was a barebones guitar/bass/drums/singer outfit – was one of his greatest strengths and, despite a good deal of studio dubbing, you can hear it in places on this album. The best cuts are definitely the eight Free tracks, which include the raunchy "The Hunter," the good-time rock-blues of "Ride on a Pony," the dramatic "Fire and Water" and "Mr. Big," and the band's all-time classic, "All Right Now".

VA - Rough Guide to World Music Unplugged (2021)

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VA - Rough Guide to World Music Unplugged (2021)

VA - Rough Guide to World Music Unplugged (2021)
FLAC tracks | 1:16:25 | 407 Mb
Genre: Folk, Pop / Label: Rough Guides/World Music Network

An acoustic celebration of some of the world's great musical styles, from infectious African and Latin rhythms to far flung gems from Chinese and Indian cultures, this is an album guaranteed to broaden your musical horizons.'The Rough Guide to World Music Unplugged' helps to promote a deeper understanding of musical traditions and global cultures and includes unique recordings by masters of endangered instruments and traditions. A seamless collection underlining the Rough Guide's status as the number one compilation label.

Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock (2006) {Mr. Bongo Recordings} **[RE-UP]**

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Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock (2006) {Mr. Bongo Recordings} **[RE-UP]**

Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock (2006) {Mr. Bongo Recordings}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 525 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 187 mb
Genre: pop, soul, funk

Bongo Rock is a 2006 compilation CD by The Incredible Bongo Band. Started by Michael Viner, his albums were nothing more than cover versions of well known songs along with a few original pieces, all complimented by someone playing mean bongo rhythms over it. Normally, it would be a weird part of thrift store ephemera but that was it. However, their cover of "Apache" would become a very important staple in the early movement of what we now know as hip-hop due to the drum break, which moved a lot of people in clubs and basketball courts to breakdance. Others discovered songs on their albums were just as funky. This was released by Mr. Bongo Recordings.

Ike & Tina Turner - So Fine (2003) {Acrobat} **[RE-UP]**

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Ike & Tina Turner - So Fine (2003) {Acrobat} **[RE-UP]**

Ike & Tina Turner - So Fine (2003) {Acrobat}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 279 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 120 mb
Genre: soul, R&B

So Fine is a 2003 compilation CD by Ike & Tina Turner. It combines the best vocal tracks from their two albums released on the Atlantic-distributed label Pompeii, 1968's So Fine and 1969's Cussin', Cryin' & Carryin' On. This was released by Acrobat Music.

Moon Martin - The Very Best Of Moon Martin (1999)

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Moon Martin - The Very Best Of Moon Martin (1999)

Moon Martin - The Very Best Of Moon Martin (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 531 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb | Scans included | 01:13:02
Rock, Pop Rock, Power Pop, New Wave | Label: Capitol/EMI Svenska AB | # 7243 522341 2 7

One of the more curious characters of the new wave movement, singer/guitarist/songwriter Moon Martin issued several critically acclaimed yet commercially underappreciated releases from the late '70s through the early '80s, before reappearing in the mid-'90s.

VA - NOW Live Forever: The Anthems (4CD, 2021)

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VA - NOW Live Forever: The Anthems (4CD, 2021)

VA - NOW Live Forever: The Anthems (4CD, 2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 5:48:46 | 824,5 Mb / 2,4 Gb
Genre: Pop, Rock, Indie, Alternative, R&B / Label: Now Twic

Featuring Giants From The Era When Indie Pop, Indie Dance And The Newly Christened Britpop Became Massive Including Oasis, Manic Street Preachers, Pulp, Radiohead And Suede, NOW Live Forever: The Anthems Is Packed With 82 Universally Loved Tracks Ready For You To Re-Live! Perfect For Father’s Day Or To Treat Yourself To, This Anthemic 4CD Compilation Also Includes Huge Hits From Across The Pond Such As, R.E.M. ‘What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?’ And Iggy Pop ‘Lust For Life’.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard: The Warner Recordings (2012) 6 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard: The Warner Recordings (2012) 6 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Pierre-Laurent Aimard: The Warner Recordings (2012) 6 CD Box Set
Debussy, Ravel, Boulez, Berg, Ives, Messiaen, Ligeti, Carter, Beethoven, Liszt

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 973 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 2564 66044-8 | Time: 07:03:59

Released between 1991 and 2005, the selections in The Warner Recordings encapsulate the period when Pierre-Laurent Aimard was signed to Erato and Teldec, performing mostly 20th-century fare and some music from the 19th century. Aimard is famous for his contributions to the modernist catalog, and his performances of works by Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter, György Ligeti, and Olivier Messiaen are regarded as scrupulously executed and authoritatively interpreted. Aimard also recorded early 20th century pieces by Charles Ives, Alban Berg, Maurice Ravel, and Claude Debussy, as well as Romantic masterpieces of Beethoven and Liszt. A pianist's pianist, Aimard is well-rounded in his repertoire and a true master of keyboard technique, yet he has received considerably less fanfare than many of his flashier colleagues. Yet connoisseurs of piano recordings know that Aimard is indispensible, especially for his special feeling for French music, and his recordings are important documents that serious students and newcomers should appreciate.

Loretta Lynn - All Time Greatest Hits (2002)

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Loretta Lynn - All Time Greatest Hits (2002)

Loretta Lynn - All Time Greatest Hits (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Label: MCA Nashville | # 088 170 281-2 | Time: 00:58:06
Country, Honky Tonk, Nashville Sound, Country-Pop

All Time Greatest Hits is a 2002 greatest hits album by country music legend Loretta Lynn. In 2003, the album was ranked number 485 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. This straightforward hits collection contains all 16 of Loretta Lynn's number one country hits according to Billboard, five of them duets with Conway Twitty, plus three number two hits and three number three hits, all released originally between 1964 and 1979.

Pearls Before Swine - The Wizard Of Is (2004) 2CDs

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Pearls Before Swine - The Wizard Of Is (2004) 2CDs

Pearls Before Swine - The Wizard Of Is (2004) 2CDs
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 580 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 283 Mb | Scans ~ 38 Mb
Psychedelic, Folk-Rock, Acid Folk, Obscuro | Label: Water | # water136 | 02:03:08

This is a 2-CD set of all previously unreleased vintage Pearls Before Swine recordings. Disc one features '60s and '70s home demos, out-takes, various studio recordings, works in progress – many songs that never appeared on any Pearls Before Swine albums, various cover songs, experiments, and just an amazing view of Tom Rapp's personal tape archives. Disc two features a complete early '70s live concert performance, as well as other vintage '70s live recordings and radio sessions.