Patti LaBelle's entry in the Universal Masters Collection is a decent compilation that covers most of her hits from the latter half of the '80s and the whole of the '90s, containing singles like "New Attitude," "Kiss Away the Pain," "Oh, People," "Feels Like Another One," "Stir It Up," "Yo Mister," "Beat My Heart Like a Drum," and "When You Talk About Love." Though it's not comprehensive with this phase of LaBelle's career, it's one of the better sets available with this kind of scope. This is a European release, so it is slanted toward the singles that made a big impact outside of the U.S., but there isn't a great deal of variance between what was most popular in the two territories.
Universally hailed as the king of the blues, the legendary B.B. King was without a doubt the single most important electric guitarist of the last half of the 20th century. His bent notes and staccato picking style influenced legions of contemporary bluesmen, while his gritty and confident voice – capable of wringing every nuance from any lyric – provided a worthy match for his passionate playing. The recordings on this collection represent the very best of the sides King cut for ABC/ MCA between 1964 and 1985, proving that the thrill is most definitely still here.
If sunny front porches remind you of Bruce Willis' bluesy late-'80s turn towards wine cooler jingles, then this installment of the Universal Masters is a must-buy. It includes 1987's Return of Bruno in its entirety, and highlights from the 1989 follow-up If It Don't Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger. There are also a few neither here nor there tracks, like a ridiculous "Extended 12" Version" of "Respect Yourself."
Although unknown to the English-speaking market, Cuby & the Blizzards have been one of Holland's top blues bands since the mid-'60s. Some of their early singles had a beat/punk orientation, particularly "Stumble & Fall" and "Your Body Not Your Soul," both of which would be reissued on various Dutch beat compilations a few decades later. They quickly settled into a straighter blues groove, however. Their claims to fame in the larger rock/pop world are that they briefly backed Van Morrison in the gap between his departure from Them and the beginning of his solo career…
Glenn Lewis Frey is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor, best known as a founding member of Eagles. Frey played guitar with Eagles as well as piano and keyboards and sang lead vocals on many Eagles hits such as "Take It Easy", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Tequila Sunrise", "Already Gone", "Lyin' Eyes", "New Kid in Town", and "Heartache Tonight". After the breakup of Eagles in 1980, Frey embarked on a moderately successful solo career. He released his debut album, No Fun Aloud in 1982 and went on to record Top 40 hits "The One You Love", "Smuggler's Blues", "Sexy Girl", "The Heat Is On", "You Belong to the City", "True Love", "Soul Searchin'", and "Livin' Right".
Universal Masters Collection album for sale by Asia was released on the Universal Distribution label. This 17-track compilation neatly summarizes the poppy hard rock of 1980s supergroup Asia, a quartet of progressive rock warhorses simplifying and streamlining their sound on hits like "The Heat of the Moment" and "Only Time Will Tell." Universal Masters Collection buy CD music Quite a few prog rock veterans got the hint upon the dawn of the '80s – long and winding epics were out; streamlined and focused compositions were in.
It was the years 1975/76 that the 'Roussos phenomenon' spread across Europe continent wide hits, many included on this CD, followed 'Happy to be on an island in the sun', 'Forever and ever' and 'When forever has gone'. Roussos brought a touch of Aegean sophistication into the bleakest life. With this phase on intense succes over, Roussos continues to record to this day. He has released over 15 albums embracing a wide range of styles – some with vangelis, some in italian, french and english, all attracting much attention from his devoted fan base.
Universal Masters Collection: Classic album by Ella Fitzgerald was released May 29, 2000 on the Universal Distribution label. This compilation of works recorded by the beloved jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald includes such classics as "Makin Whoopee," "Thanks For The Memory," and "That Old Black Magic." Remastered anthology from the First Lady Of Song. Universal Masters Collection: Classic CD music contains a single disc with 16 songs.
ABBA "The Best 1000" - CD album issued as part of the "Universal Masters Collection" series and featuring 16 classic tracks from the Swedish superstars.