joe cocker-sheffield steel-dynamics earl klugh- finger painting-delicate acoustics larry carlton albums-1/2 speed metal masters steven wilson/porcupine tree albums-amazing involving music on vynal,sacd.dvda and now bluray.SW one of the best musicians/engineers around at the moment muddy waters-folk singer- stunning recording dire straits early albums-music what i listen to a lot and where im from bonny rait-lush albums and recordings deep purple - made in japan-one of the best live albums ever uriah heep- live 73-one of the best live albums ever holst planets-previn top notch recording toto-toto 4 stunning recording sacd foreigner 4-cock rock at its best fleetwood mac- rumours dvda or sacd eagles hotel- california dvda or sacd simple minds- sacd`s talk talk- colour of spring stravinsky-rite of spring yes-fragile/close to the edge/topigraphic oceans/going for the one david sanborn albums bob james marcus miller-make sure your floor board are screwed down nat king cole-his reference recordings on sacd really to many to type
steven wilson/porcupine tree albums-amazing involving music on vynal,sacd.dvda and now bluray.SW one of the best musicians/engineers around at the moment
Thanks for those.
Careful with Porcupine, not all of Wilson's albums have good sound quality. For instance, Up the Downstair has some of my all-time favourite songs of theirs, but the sound quality is dire. He remastered the drums, but it's lipstick on a pig.
yeah he remastered the electronic drums with gavin harrison,and he`s an amazing drummer,absentia,deadwing,coma divide and the later albums are very good and remember,he has re-engineered xtc,yes,jethro tull, king crimson,anethema,blackfield and opeth,plus his solo work,busy man i think,going to see him at the R A HALL later in the year,thats if he does not re-engineer floyds DSOTM and WYWH lol.
Thanks for that. I'm sat in a restaurant on my own (on my iPad, which is slightly impolite, but the owner knows me and I'm away for work, so not a social occasion) and just choked on my wine. People are giving me funny looks.
Mike and I have enjoyed this album for many years, marvelling at how Beck makes a guitar sing with so many different sounds. This is essential, elemental, music but it's also something else.
It's an absolute bastard to get sounding good without being a big mess of ear-splitting noise. There is up-front guitar going through a variety of effects, then there is the 'out back' stuff filling the background with different sounds. Powerful and, at times, pummelling bass and drums. Incredible transient edges and pin-sharp focus.
This album needs: - Power in quantity - Separation of a very busy soundstage - Layering of foreground and background images - Ability to move air - Detailed and uncoloured midrange - Dynamic differentiation - Soundstaging - Lack of harshness
Brilliant musically and a fantastic system differentiator and upgrade test, this is a great toolbox for improvements. Try Loose Cannon if you dare.
Post by Fluxed in Time on Sept 23, 2015 17:49:22 GMT
Deep Purple 'Lazy' either the SACD remaster (CD layer) or the 24/96 KHz file
Nothing comes close to these for sheer realism and stunning recording techniques by Martin Birch
Very few systems can genuinely come close to recreating that Hotel in Montreux in late 1971
Just one of those recording rhat captures the artists at their peak while retaining recording integrity
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Live recording of exciting South African performances, very well performed. Really superb recording, one of the best live albums I know.
Wide and natural soundstage, great musical flow and pulsing dynamics. Very vivid rasping trumpets, fantastic percussive accompaniment, great vocals and, most of all, a driving rhythmic intensity that just carries you on a wave while rewarding detail resolution and musical flow from your system.
I can't believe I omitted Lorde - Pure Heroine from my list. A stunning album and very well recorded. Great impact overall with vivid effects and textures. Great music, great sound, most unusual for an up to date release.
Boz Scaggs - Dig (Relaxed mood, deep bass, simple clear recording)
Lorde - Pure Heroine (Great debut album, songs way beyond her tender age (Great bass on Royals & Tennis court, clear vocal recording and good dynamics.
Joan as Police woman - The Deep Field (several good tracks here. The bass on Flash, Action man quickly builds - slightly cracked dist. on vocals).
Regina Spektor (all albums but start with Begin to hope and What we saw from the cheap seats (Great punch and vocals pop. Piano playing. Fun approach to music).
Maria Mena - Start with Viktoria (Catchy songs, good vocals, well recorded, punchy at times, lyrics reflect a troubled early life...)
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes and Boys for Pele (pick out the tracks you like as it will not be such an easy listen for some I guess). Listen to China with good noise cancelling phones at 35000ft 'Leather' and 'Muhammed my friend' are my current favs. 'Me and a gun' is very hard to listen to knowing her history
Pixies - Doolittle (Particularly 'Hey' for the bass guitar and lyrics
Yello - Touch (Esp The Expert for bass and general liveliness, all the tracks with Heidi Happy on, and Takla Makan for room shaking bass as modest volumes at the start
Kristina Train - Dark Black (esp Saturdays Are The Greatest for vocal purity, I check my Vitavox and JBL horns are as they should be with this track
Lionel Rogg - Bach organ works vol 1 and 2. Great room reverberating bass on some tracks, speed and delicacy on others. Nice germanic vocal tones on the choral tracks. Toccata and Fugue, first track is used to shock and awe visitors new to my system sounds as the opening gambit.
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Lorde - Pure Heroine (Great debut album, songs way beyond her tender age (Great bass on Royals & Tennis court, clear vocal recording and good dynamics. . . . Yello - Touch (Esp The Expert for bass and general liveliness, all the tracks with Heidi Happy on, and Takla Makan for room shaking bass as modest volumes at the start
Agreed to both, great music and stunning recordings.
I've bought a whole load of 12" singles recently but the one that stands out as being an immaculate recording and a definite reference for future system testing is Grace Jones - Slave to the Rhythm ...
Just leaps out the speakers - the dynamics and sense of separation is astounding.