Here's a listing of all the CDs in the Verve Music Group Catalog that are listed as having "Various Artists" as the leader.
Compilations are a great way to get started checking out a style of music or an artist as you build your music collection. They are always a great gift to a friend.
Some of the compilations are new recordings based around a theme or concpet. For example the "Forever, For Always, For Luther" recording features many different stars of the jazz world paying tribute to perhaps the best R&B soul/romance vocalist of all time, Luther Vandross.