Here are some Well - Recorded GemsYou guys are funny. All this talk about DSOTM... and there are SO many different remasters out there, but hardly any mention of which one people are listening to. Personally, who cares, there are better albums. If you want to hear a well recorded album with a similar tonal library as DSOTM, check out Camel's Moonmadness. Make sure you get the Decca 2002 Remaster.
Another amazing recording in ALL its remastered formats is Craftyhands by Happy the Man. Amazing. Whenever I hear it, I feel it is the recording quality King Crimson always wanted to go for.
If you want to hear a well mastered and recording modern masterpiece, check out Apple Venus Volume I by XTC
The Japanese Mini-LP Remaster of Fragile & Close to the Edge by YES are amazing for their time.
Tarkus by Emerson, Lake, & Palmer sounds killer in its Japenese Remaster.
If you consider Mark Knophler Rock (guitarist and singer for Dire Straits), check out the DVD-A/CD Double discs for Sailing to Philadelpia and Shangri-La. Amazing sound quality, beautifully recorded vocals and guitar, deep impactful bass. And Golden Heart on CD (HDCD Remaster; American). Very nice as well.
If you like progressive rock, Steve Hackett's Voyage of the Acolyte 2005 Remaster is great. It previously didn't sound very good, and it is a nice example of how a remaster can unlock an otherwise good recording with horrible mastering/digital transferring.
A more modern day production that is quite nice with a sonic palet ranging from Radiohead's OK Computer (but with a three-piece) to Emerson, Lake & Palmer, to various IDM, Jazz, D&B, Electronica Artists, but wrapped in the indelible aesthetic of prog, check out Tomas Bodin's Pinup Guru. He is the chairman of the board (keyboard player) for the Flower Kings.
That's good enough for now.
If I was to choose one recording to check out, Moonmadness by Camel would be on my shortlist. It's an excellent recording, but with my Orpheus System it absolutely knocks me out! Pink Floyd beware! This album can be a DSOTM killer! Not that I literally 'compare' these records... heh heh heh !!!