Originally Posted by wakeride74
Ok I now have Symphony No. 2 HYBRID SACD - Slatkin (thanks to PSmith08) and No. 7 Yoel Levi (thanks to Bunnyears). I like No. 7 much more so where should I go from here?
You might try the 5th, if you haven't already. It has a lot in common with the 7th, or at least I think it does. There are a lot of really good recordings of that one. Sir John Barbirolli on EMI GROTC is probably my default recommendation at this point. Von Karajan turned in an oddly compelling and elegant version with the Berliners in the 1970s. It is out on a midprice DG Originals disc. Also on DGG is Claudio Abbado's early-90s recording which is more engaging (in the usual Mahler terms) and traditional than his new cycle (though I don't know if he's redone the 5th yet).
Then, there's the 6th, but I won't get into that.