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post #136 of 247
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Originally Posted by NimnuL View Post

Ohh where do I start? I'll mention only few, there is much more:

 

Rebecca Pidgeon – The Raven

http://www.chesky.com/rebecca-pidgeon--the-raven.html

 

 

The Body Acoustic

http://www.chesky.com/mihigochbrbo.html

 

An basically most (if not all) of the Chesky Records productions.

 

Rafał Blechacz – Sonatas

http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/single?sort=newest_rec&PRODUCT_NR=4777453&UNBUYABLE=1&per_page=50&ART_ID=BLERA&flow_per_page=50&presentation=flow

 

Rafał Blechacz - Chopin – the piano concertos

http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/single?sort=newest_rec&PRODUCT_NR=4778088&UNBUYABLE=1&per_page=50&ART_ID=BLERA&flow_per_page=50&presentation=flow

 

Lang Lang Live in Vienna – I was speechless after listening.

 

 

Peter Malick Group + New York City (feat. Norah Jones)

http://www.allmusic.com/album/new-york-city-mw0000032314

 

 

Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)

 

John Hammond - Rough & Tough

 

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Erich Kunzel - Round-Up

 

 

 

I agree with the author of this thread, Michael Jacksons’ productions are superb quality.

I can vouch for the first two on your list, I own both. Everything on the Cheskey label is very well recorded, their demo CDs are eclectic collections of amazingly well recorded music. 

post #137 of 247
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Originally Posted by NimnuL View Post

Ohh where do I start? I'll mention only few, there is much more:

 

Rebecca Pidgeon – The Raven

http://www.chesky.com/rebecca-pidgeon--the-raven.html

 

 

The Body Acoustic

http://www.chesky.com/mihigochbrbo.html

 

An basically most (if not all) of the Chesky Records productions.

 

Rafał Blechacz – Sonatas

http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/single?sort=newest_rec&PRODUCT_NR=4777453&UNBUYABLE=1&per_page=50&ART_ID=BLERA&flow_per_page=50&presentation=flow

 

Rafał Blechacz - Chopin – the piano concertos

http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/single?sort=newest_rec&PRODUCT_NR=4778088&UNBUYABLE=1&per_page=50&ART_ID=BLERA&flow_per_page=50&presentation=flow

 

Lang Lang Live in Vienna – I was speechless after listening.

 

 

Peter Malick Group + New York City (feat. Norah Jones)

http://www.allmusic.com/album/new-york-city-mw0000032314

 

 

Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)

 

John Hammond - Rough & Tough

 

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Erich Kunzel - Round-Up

 

 

 

I agree with the author of this thread, Michael Jacksons’ productions are superb quality.

I can vouch for the first two on your list, I own both. Everything on the Cheskey label is very well recorded, their demo CDs are eclectic collections of amazingly well recorded music. 

post #138 of 247

Radiohead s OK Computer in my opinion

post #139 of 247

The Lang Lang in Vienna is quite good. I have to recommend the MFSL-mastered Whites Off Earth Now! by The Cowboy Junkies, especially if you love sub-bass that you can feel all the way down to your toes. 

post #140 of 247

Great thread! Thanks to everyone for taking the time. Here are a few of my reference recordings from many genres that I believe have not yet been mentioned:

 

Louis Armstrong, Satchmo Plays King Oliver (St. James Infirmary) - The recording of his voice blows me away

Shelby Lynn plays Dusty Springfield

Yello, One Second

The Who, Tommy with The London Symphony Orchestra

Jeff Beck, Wired (specifically: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat)

Ennio Morricone, The Mission Soundtrack. Dynamic

ZZ Top, La Grange

Yes, Fragile

Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto, Girl from Ipanema

Jazz at the Pawnshop

Holly Cole, I can see Clearly now

Dave Brubeck, Take Five

Chales Mingus, Ah Ahm

Sony Rollins, Way Out West

Suzzane Vega, Solitude Standing Acapella version of Tom's Diner

Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks, Where's the Money?

 

And in the "believe it or not" department:

Linda Ronstadt, What's New?

Henri Mancini, Theme from the Pink Panther

post #141 of 247

1.)  Glenn Zervas

 

2.)  Bronx in Blue by Dion

 

3.)  Bach: Brandenburg Concertos #4-6

post #142 of 247
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1.)  Glenn Zervas

2.)  Bronx in Blue by Dion

3.)  Bach: Brandenburg Concertos #4-6

Which version of the Brandenburgs?
post #143 of 247
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Originally Posted by regnaDkciN View Post


Which version of the Brandenburgs?


Peter Wohlert and the Berlin Chamber Orchestra

post #144 of 247
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Gents, I havent been through all these posts yet but thought I would mention it as this came to me - apologies if its been mentioned before.

 

As recordings can vary depending on pressings\versions\years, when posting the album details can you also post the ASIN\EAN\ISO barcode number and\or release date of the album so we know exactly which version you are referring to.

 

Thanks.

 

This is an excellent point.  As an example, I was watching the movie of the remake of the old TV show, "Dark Shadows", with Johnny Depp. In one scene, the Donovan song, "Season of the Witch" was played, and even on my tinny TV speakers with the volume set at an extremely low level so as not to disturb others after midnight, I immediately noticed the sound quality was very good.  What I was hearing was the version of the song that I fell in love with when I first heard it long ago.  This set me off on a bit of research to see if I could find out why this version sounded so good compared to others I have heard.  In my research I discovered that there are many different versions, some mono, some stereo, and mastered by different engineers.

 

Here is a mono version from the 1966 album Sunshine Superman.

 

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bgwpmfpb8p7ea07/Donovan%20SotW%201966%20Mono.mp3

 

 

This is the best mastered version I have found to date, in stereo from 1969.  This is how I remember the song on the radio, and the version that I immediately enjoyed the first time I heard it; ironically, from a Greatest Hits album that usually suffers as a casualty from the Loudness War.

 

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ny50tpet3qv8t0/Donovan%20SotW%201969%20Stereo.mp3

post #145 of 247

unmentioned but up there

ELO. Out of the blue. Oh those mini moogs and violins

supertramp. Crisis what crisis.  Sound comes out of the headband of my ATH M50

Mike Oldfield. Tubular bells. come on age, solo effort

Jeff Wayne. War of the worlds. Well maybe i'm stuck in the 70s

Strange no ones mentioned Genesis, thought they were regarded in the studio. Just dont make it for me.

post #146 of 247
HOT RATS!!!!!!
post #147 of 247

Zappa HOT RATS!!!!  thumbs up.

post #148 of 247

Without a doubt.....   Roger Waters - Amused To Death.   It sounds sublime.

 

 

Like others have said in here...  I don't get the whole Dark Side Of The Moon thing.  I'm sure it's something people just like to think is a great sounding album..  a case of the Emporer's new clothes..  as if no one will take you serious unless you have something good to say about DSOTM.  I think it sounds pretty crap compared to other Floyd albums, and I've got a few versions.  The 20th anniv. release is the best sounding if you ask me, and it's still pretty lack lustre..  dull..  blocked up..  weird sounding imaging...  it just sounds...  old.

 

The Final Cut sounds utterly astounding in my opinion, and is by far and away the best sounding Pink Floyd album.

 

Roger Waters - The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking is another one on my list of best sounding recordings.

 

Pearl Jam - Binaural.   The name should give you a clue as to why....  although less than half of the tracks are actually binaural.. it sounds amazing.

 

Mitsuka Uchida - Mozart: The Piano Sonatas (Phillips).   Astounding.

 

Celine Dion - D'eux.   I'm serious...  listen to it.

 

Enya - Watermark.  Not everyone's cup of tea...  "proper" audiophiles will probably have something to say..  but I think a great many audiophiles are full of **** to be honest....  they seem to think Dark Side Of The Moon is a great sounding recording :)

 

 

[edit]

 

I'll probably keep remembering others all night long, but two I must amend this list with are:

 

Bryan Ferry - Taxi

 

and

 

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms     (another one audiophiles like to bash for some reason)


All subjective I know...  I realise, upon reflection, all these recordings are probably regarded as "bright"

One person's "bright" is another's "harsh";   One person's "warm" is another's "dull".


(shrug)


Edited by pookeyhead - 10/29/13 at 3:29pm
post #149 of 247
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Without a doubt.....   Roger Waters - Amused To Death.   It sounds sublime.


Like others have said in here...  I don't get the whole Dark Side Of The Moon thing.  I'm sure it's something people just like to think is a great sounding album..  a case of the Emporer's new clothes..  as if no one will take you serious unless you have something good to say about DSOTM.  I think it sounds pretty crap compared to other Floyd albums, and I've got a few versions.  The 20th anniv. release is the best sounding if you ask me, and it's still pretty lack lustre..  dull..  blocked up..  weird sounding imaging...  it just sounds...  old.

The Final Cut sounds utterly astounding in my opinion, and is by far and away the best sounding Pink Floyd album.

Roger Waters - The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking is another one on my list of best sounding recordings.

Pearl Jam - Binaural.   The name should give you a clue as to why....  although less than half of the tracks are actually binaural.. it sounds amazing.

Mitsuka Uchida - Mozart: The Piano Sonatas (Phillips).   Astounding.

Celine Dion - D'eux.   I'm serious...  listen to it.

Enya - Watermark.  Not everyone's cup of tea...  "proper" audiophiles will probably have something to say..  but I think a great many audiophiles are full of **** to be honest....  they seem to think Dark Side Of The Moon is a great sounding recording smily_headphones1.gif


[edit]

I'll probably keep remembering others all night long, but two I must amend this list with are:

Bryan Ferry - Taxi

and

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms     (another one audiophiles like to bash for some reason)



All subjective I know...  I realise, upon reflection, all these recordings are probably regarded as "bright"


One person's "bright" is another's "harsh";   One person's "warm" is another's "dull".



(shrug)

My personal favorite is wish you were here.
post #150 of 247

Since someone already flagged "If I Could Only Remember My Name" by David Crosby, here's a couple of obscurities;

 

"Wildman" by Ten Jinn  (Emerald City Records 1997) Mastered by Joe Gastwirt.

 

"Empty Sky" by Bonnie Hayes (1994 I think) especially the Japanese CD.

 

"Blues for Allah" by the Grateful Dead

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