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post #31 of 39

OK, here goes (all CDs):

 

DCC

The Cars - The Cars (awaiting arrival)

 

Audio Fidelity

Scorpions - Love At First Sting

Dio - The Last In Line

Dio - Holy Diver

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (awaiting arrival)

The Cars - Heartbeat City (awaiting arrival)

Yes - 90125

B-52's - Cosmic Thing

 

Mobile Fidelity

Yes - Fragile

Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction

Rush - Permanent Waves

Santana - Santana

Santana - Abraxas

The Cars - Candy-O (awaiting arrival)

The Cars - Shake It Up (awaiting arrival)

Faith No More - Angel Dust

U2 - War (awaiting arrival)

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mother's Milk

Def Leppard - Pyromania

The Police - Synchronicity

Sting - The Dream Of The Blue Turtles

 

Of all the "gold discs" I own and have listened to extensively (i.e. those not designated (awaiting arrival)), only the Megadeth:  Countdown To Extinction is somewhat disappointing.  I own a Capitol Records release, and I like it much better.  Perhaps the more aggressive mastering effort by MoFi was intentional, as Megadeth is an in-your-face experience, but I have to admit I prefer the open airiness of the Capitol Records release.

 

As far as those releases that blow me away, with the exception of the Megadeth CD mentioned above, all of the gold CDs in my collection sound great.  There are some that I have another release which to compare side-by-side, and of those, the two Dio albums, Last In Line, and Holy Diver sound much, MUCH better than the other releases I own.  The same can be said for Faith No More's Angel Dust.  Love At First Sting, 90125, Fragile, Permanent Waves,  and Synchronicity all are improvements over the other versions I own, but the other versions I own aren't too bad, so the difference doesn't hit you right between the eyes as being blatantly obvious.  After many comparative listens, however, I do prefer the gold CDs over the other versions.

 

I don't have a version of Cosmic Thing to use as a comparison with the Audio Fidelity version.  I can't imagine any version being better than the gold CD, however.  It is an amazing job of mastering!  Open, clear, all instruments perfectly in their places and playing their proper roles... I love it. 

post #32 of 39

Just found yesterday, fairly cheap, the DCC Pat Benatar, In the Heat of the Night and Miles Davis Quintet, Cookin'  

 

Less cheap, but as a Laura Nyro fan, I had to purchase the Audio Fidelity Time and Love, the Essential Masters.   My 'to die for' best SACD I currently have is the MFSL Duke Ellington Blues in Orbit.  Just listening to the red book layer with my HD800 is a surreal experience - absolutely amazing!   I also really like the MFSL David Grisman Hot Dawg.  But the list goes on and on ... and on!


Edited by 563 - 7/22/13 at 3:17pm
post #33 of 39

It's a slow day at work, and I've been meaning to put a list together for a while.

 

MFSL Gold

Beck - Sea Change

Blind Faith - Blind Faith

Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman

Cat Stevens - Teaser and The Firecat

Cheap Trick - At Budokan

Chuck Berry - Berry Is On Top / St. Louis To Liverpool

Counting Crows - August And Everything After

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella And Louis Again

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John - Honky Chateau

Elton John - Madman Across the Water

Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection

Eric Clapton - Just One Night

Eric Clapton - Slowhand

Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond - Blues in Time

Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II
Howlin' Wolf - The Real Folk Blues

Jean-Michel Jarre - Equinoxe

Jeff Beck - Wired

Jimmy Reed - At Carnegie Hall / Best Of Jimmy Reed

John Coltrane - Blue Train

John Hiatt - Bring The Family

John Hiatt - Riding With The King

John Hiatt - Slow Turning

John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy

Linda Ronstadt - Don't Cry Now

Linda Ronstadt - Hasten Down The Wind

Linda Ronstadt - Prisoner In Disguise

Linda Ronstadt - Simple Dreams

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping

Natalie Merchant - Tigerlily

Neil Young - Old Ways

Nirvana - In Utero

Nirvana - Nevermind

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

Pink Floyd - Meddle

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Queen - A Night At The Opera

R.E.M. - Murmur

R.E.M. - Reckoning

Robert Cray - Strong Persuader

Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl

Roy Orbison - The All-Time Greatest Hits Of Roy Orbison

Rush - Permanent Waves

Supertramp - Crime Of The Century

The Alan Parsons Project - Tales Of Mystery And Imagination

The Cars - Candy-O

The Cars - Shake It Up

The Moody Blues - Days Of Future Passed

The Who - Tommy

The Who - Who Are You

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hard Promises

Vangelis - Chariots of Fire

Various Artists - Red Hot + Blue

Willie Nelson - Shotgun Willie/Phases & Stages

 

MFSL SACD

Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks

Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes

Cowboy Junkies - Whites Off Earth Now!!

Gram Parsons - GP

Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel

Keb' Mo' - Keb' Mo'

Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates

R.L. Burnside - First Recordings

Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker

The Band - Music from Big Pink

The Kinks - Low Budget

 

MFSL Silver

Arturo Delmoni & Meg Bachman Vas - Sonatas of Franck and Fauré

Chet Atkins - Pickin' My Way / In Hollywood / Alone

Dillard & Clark - The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark / Through the Morning, Through the Night

John Prine - Aimless Love

Spirit - The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus

Taj Mahal - Happy Just To Be Like I Am

Taj Mahal - Recycling The Blues & Other Related Stuff

Waylon Jennings - The Taker/Tulsa / Honky Tonk Heroes

Willie Dixon - I Am The Blues

 

DCC Gold

Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Night Moves

Elvis Presley - 24 Karat Hits!

Heart - Dreamboat Annie

Joni Mitchell - Court & Spark

Pat Benatar - In The Heat Of The Night

Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run

The Beach Boys - Endless Summer

The Cars - The Cars

The Doors - Waiting for the Sun

The Everly Brothers - The Everly Brothers' Best

Van Halen - Van Halen

 

Mastersound Gold

Carole King - Tapestry

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Willie Nelson - Stardust

 

Audio Fidelity Gold

Bad Company - Bad Company

Bad Company - Straight Shooter

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash

Dio - Holy Diver

Grand Funk Railroad - We're an American Band

James Taylor - Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

James Taylor - One Man Dog

James Taylor - Sweet Baby James

Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking

Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like A Wheel

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping

Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

Ten Years After - A Space in Time

The Band - The Band

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

The Cars - Heartbeat City

The Doors - Morrison Hotel

 

Other

Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session (Classic Gold CD)

Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy / The Freedom Sessions (Classic Gold CD)

Ben Webster - At The Renaissance (Analogue Productions Gold)


Edited by Radioking59 - 7/22/13 at 12:45pm
post #34 of 39

Love it!  I'll be adding my list in the near future too - keep the lists coming!

post #35 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by luckybaer View Post

OK,
Of all the "gold discs" I own and have listened to extensively (i.e. those not designated (awaiting arrival)), only the Megadeth:  Countdown To Extinction is somewhat disappointing.  I own a Capitol Records release, and I like it much better.  Perhaps the more aggressive mastering effort by MoFi was intentional, as Megadeth is an in-your-face experience, but I have to admit I prefer the open airiness of the Capitol Records release.

You realize that the MFSL is a remix, right? Is your other CD the original release or the remaster?

The original CD has the original mix, while the remaster and Mofi use a remix done by Dave Mustaine.
Edited by Radioking59 - 7/22/13 at 11:29pm
post #36 of 39

I don't understand.  Per the Mobile Fidelity website: 

 

Quote:
Countdown to Extinction merges the best of all worlds—prescient intelligence, outspoken lyrics, crushing energy, memorable riffs, and giant hooks. This is music that’s at once rugged, contagious, and gorgeous. And, to a man, note-perfect. Couple the recording process with Mobile Fidelity’s remaster from the original master tapes, and what you have a record that sounds as good as any hard-rock album on the planet.

 

 

The other CD isn't a remaster.  I have a remastered version and it is not very good.  There isn't anything "wrong" that I can detect with the Mobile Fidelity version.  It sounds a little congested and "in your face," but I don't detect clipping or it being overly loud.  It is just very different from the Capitol Records version of the CD that I own.


Edited by luckybaer - 7/23/13 at 9:41am
post #37 of 39

From the Mofi Website: "Mofi Version Mixed by Megadeth Leader Dave Mustaine". The original was mixed by Max Norman I believe.

 

Mofi has been known to use the term "original master tapes" quite liberally.  They did the same thing with the Lennon albums (except Double Fantasy). They used a remix done by Yoko long after John was killed.

post #38 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Radioking59 View Post

From the Mofi Website: "Mofi Version Mixed by Megadeth Leader Dave Mustaine". The original was mixed by Max Norman I believe.

 

Mofi has been known to use the term "original master tapes" quite liberally.  They did the same thing with the Lennon albums (except Double Fantasy). They used a remix done by Yoko long after John was killed.


There's that Yoko rearing her head again!  [the obligatory Yoko slam]

 

Thanks for the info.

post #39 of 39
I just ordered the Mofi "Atom Heart Mother" for $12 from Amazon. I've been waiting for a good price on that one forever. My Mofi Pink Floyd collection is now complete. biggrin.gif
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