Discussion in 'Home Audio (Stereo Systems)' started by 2016aug29, Apr 21, 2017.
Axis always had good sound in my opinion. Very punchy.
Sensuous by Cornelius is pretty spectacular.
Musically it's defies description; elements of melodic punk, electronica, and musique concrète. There are structured songs and there are "aural experiences."
Sonically it's very present, vivid, and visual.
Going to youtube right now to check it out on my phone.
Grab My Funny Valentine Live by Miles Davis. It has a similar vibe (maybe not audiophile) but an extraordinary album of Miles at his best. George Coleman on tenor is incredible. He isnt a household name but, he is one of my favorites, based on this album. I like him much more than Coltrane.
I love this thread. Love!
Here are a couple of favorites.
Wow! Thanks for sharing that. Without looking at the whole list, I'm sure I have a few of them but didn't have a clue to look for the RL designation even though I've heard his name plenty of times. I probably have more of them on CD than vinyl but I do have a decent vinyl collection (about 1600-1700 I guess) and I don't play them nearly enough.
I type this as I set here ripping a bunch of CDs on the computer; in my biggest one-day haul, I purchased 61 CDs a couple of weeks ago at $2 each. WUTC radio station in Chattanooga, Tn. ripped their ~15,000 CDs to computer. I could have easily stayed longer and bought that many more.
And after my daughter recently told me that she wants to get a turntable, I've looked at more turntables than ever before in my life. Of course, I've been looking at cheap stuff. $200-$300. I don't even know what she wants to plug it in to; powered speakers are probably the way to go. She's 25 so I don't know if this "behavior" will be short lived or not. I've even begun to embrace the idea of letting her borrow some albums. Maybe, check them out (like a library book) with pictures and signed documentation..... "Here you go, it's a MFSL of DSOTM and Crime of the Century."
Maybe I need to be committed; I'm sure some of you need to weigh in on this to evaluate If I'm losing my, admittedly weak, grasp on sanity.
I will weigh in with a few favorites:
This is either CD or high res download (24/96 or 24/192)
Al DiMeola: Splendido Hotel (CD)
Dire Straits: On Every Street (CD)
Steve Earle: Train A Coming (CD)
Dave Brubeck: Time Out (Hi Res)
Sting: Nothing Like The Sun (Both)
The Moody Blues: Days of Future Past (Both)
John Hiatt: Bring the Family (Both)
Neil Young: Harvest (Hi Rez)
Bob Marley: Almost all studio albums, Legend, Catch a Fire, Exodus, Kaya, Live!, Natty DreadBabylon by Bus (Both)
The Who: Tommy, Who’s Next, Live at Leeds (in high res versions)
Just a few that are truly stunning must own vinyl. Anything by Patricia Barber, but Cafe Blue is a must have. Holly Cole any of hers too, but Temptation is a must own, Bella Fleck (Cosmic Hippo), Gene Amons( Boss Tenor), Anything on the Three Blind Mice label out of Japan, and 1000's more, but I dont have the time, or the typing skills to list them. Im too busty listening to them.LOl
Shawn Colvin - A Few Small Repairs
Great folk/pop/rock album, produced by John Leventhal. It does have a "studio" feel to it, but it sounds really good. Particularly like the track "The Facts About Jimmy".
As a bass player, I find many of Dave Holland's ECM recordings to be very finely detailed. You can hear all the voices in there. They were all produced by Manfred Eicher.
Conference of the Birds (1972)
Seeds of Time (1985)
Was (Not Was) - What Up, Dog?
Both the cd and the lp sound great.
The songs, performances, recording and mastering are all outstanding.
Walk The Dinosaur was a hit.
This is like Steely Dan on laughing gas:
Frank Sinatra Jr. is guest singer on Wedding Vows In Vegas.
11 MPH is a funk song about the JFK assassination.
There are a few interludes of dada-esque "poetry" with appropriate sonic accompaniment that may take a while to warm up to.
Dave Was went on to produce Rickie Lee Jones' Pop Pop, among others.
Don Was went on to big things; producing Bonnie Raitt's comeback album, Dylan, etc.
He is now, and has been for years, president of Blue Note Records.
This should be easy to find and relatively cheap. Big fun!
The one I always go to any time I change something or even just chilling out and wanna hear it because it’s fantastic
Ray Charles - Cryin’ Time
Some others that I think sound great
Robert Plant/Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
Neil Young - I have a set of the first 4 records on 180g and they all sound superb.
Elvis Costello - Secret, Profane, & Sugarcane
Muddy Waters - Electric Mud (some new pressing).
such a great record. A Beautifully recorded masterclass in songwriting.