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post #316 of 327
I've seen Radiohead OK Computer mentioned more than once in this thread and I don't get it. I have the CD and vinyl from when it was released in the 90's and don't get me wrong, the music is great and it doesn't sound bad, but I would in no way consider it a great sounding recording. Is there a newer pressing that sounds really good?
post #317 of 327
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Originally Posted by SirMarc View Post

I've seen Radiohead OK Computer mentioned more than once in this thread and I don't get it. I have the CD and vinyl from when it was released in the 90's and don't get me wrong, the music is great and it doesn't sound bad, but I would in no way consider it a great sounding recording. Is there a newer pressing that sounds really good?


No, you're spot on.  I love OK Computer musically, but it isn't that great of a recording and the CD version in particular suffers from being extremely compressed.  I think sometimes people just don't know the difference.

 

I'm not trying to put anybody down, I just think some people don't really know what exactly makes good music well recorded (or vice versa).


Edited by karljs - 7/2/15 at 4:25pm
post #318 of 327
Its funny, when someone mentioned it here a while ago, I was like I think I have that on vinyl! I dug it out and spun it and was like huh? Stilleh, if you want something in that vein from that era, pick up porcupine tree stupid dream and lightbulb sun on vinyl and you'll be in heaven
post #319 of 327
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I can't really understand the fuzz about DSOTM having a "great" recording. I find the imaging odd and the sound somehow clogged. It's good, but clearly doesn't have the sweetness and air a great recording should have.
Find a copy of the Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs Original Master Recording Gold Disc version, you'll uderstand what all the fuss is about.


The SACD is a brilliant copy as well.

 

Pink Floyd, the Wall... but it is odd. Some of it is brilliantly recorded, and others just seem one dimensional.

 

Norah Jones, Come Away With Me

 

DMB Under the Table and Dreaming

post #320 of 327
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The SACD is a brilliant copy as well.

Pink Floyd, the Wall... but it is odd. Some of it is brilliantly recorded, and others just seem one dimensional.

Norah Jones, Come Away With Me

DMB Under the Table and Dreaming
The new DSOTM on vinyl is excellent
post #321 of 327

I haven't seen any posts on Spyro Gyra. Their stuff seems to me to be pretty cleanly recorded.

post #322 of 327

Not sure if mentioned already but Krall's "Live in Paris" is BY FAR the best recorded live album of all time I have ever listened to.

post #323 of 327

All of the Steely Dan & Donald Fagen albums.

 

Most Los Lobos albums.

 

Midnite Vulutres / Beck

post #324 of 327

Hey, I was browsing buzzfeed today and saw this post. http://www.buzzfeed.com/kathryncorvino/hilary-duffs-metamorphosis-is-the-best#.bkoR9wXDq

Do you feel the same as the editor? This album is the anthem of my teenage years. 

post #325 of 327

Something I have found consistently outstanding throughout various set-up changes is Fun Lovin' Criminals - Mimosa. Fantastically well recorded.

post #326 of 327

Unusual combination of instruments, captured beautifully in a natural acoustic space.

Saxophone & organ in a church :

(btw ... same label & sax player as "Jazz at The Pawnshop)

 

 

Antiphone Blues

post #327 of 327

Last night I listened to this one for the first time. It's appearantly an analog reocrding from the laste 70's, so yeah there is some tape hiss but other than this, the recording is stunning. Everything from vocals to drums, to piano is such a delight to listen. Aftr the first track, when you get over the surprise awe, you get pulled into the session and forget all the equipment and disecting the sound. I do not have the regular remastered CD, only the JVC version (hard to come by). But if anyone wants to hear proof what can be done in 16/44, here it is.

 

How Long Has This Been Going On? (XRCD)

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