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post #31 of 65
Short list:

-Blackfield, both albums
-Porcupine Tree: Lightbulb Sun, the 2007 remix sounds fantastic; Deadwing
-Prefab Sprout: Steve McQueen, expanded edition
-New Radicals: Maybe you've been brainwashed too
-Pearlfishers: The young picnickers
-Morrissey: Live at Earl's Court
-Mono: Hymn to the immortal wind
-Loney dear: Dear John
post #32 of 65
The catalog isn't that deep, but run a search for rock albums over at The Super Audio CD | SA-CD | SACD Reference.

The vast majority of them are hybrids so you'll be able to play them on a Red Book player or rip them.

There are a few exceptions, but SACDs tend to have great mastering and production values. The rock SACDs I have sound amazing for the most part - DSoTM has never sounded better.

If you get the itch to hear the Scarlet Book layer, the Sony SCD-CE595 is a true bargain. I got a refurb for about $60. They're not the last word in resolution, but are good enough to hear the benefits of SACD.
post #33 of 65
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Originally Posted by Bryan T View Post
Lesser known, but Dredg's "El Cielo" is really well recorded.
I will second this, great stuff indeed.

And will also add these other great sounding rock recordings (all them are CD's):

=> STEELY DAN – Two Against Nature, Gaucho & Everything Must Go

=> DONALD FAGEN – The Nightfly, Morph the Cat & Kamakiriad

=> MICHAEL SHRIEVE & DAVID BEAL – The Big Picture

=> TALK TALK – Spirit of Eden & Colour of Spring

=> ELECTRELANE – The Power Out & Axes

=> MARK HOLLIS – Mark Hollis

=> MICKEY HART – Mystery Box

=> TOY MATINEE – Toy Matinee

=> KEVIN GILBERT – Shaming of the True

=> CHANNEL LIGHT VESSEL – Excellent Spirits

=> CHRIS REA – The Road to Hell, Auberge, Espresso Logic & King of the Beach

=> STEVE JANSEN & RICHARD BARBIERI – Stories Across Borders

=> NINE HORSES – Snow Borne Sorrow

=> ROBBY ACETO – Code

=> XTC – Apple Venus

=> THE BLUE NILE – Hats

=> DANIEL LANOIS – Shine

=> PHISH – A Picture of Nectar

=> PETER GABRIEL – Passion & Up

=> MARK KNOPFLER – Wag the Dog & Shangri-la

=> DIRE STRAITS – Brothers in Arms & Love Over Gold

=> ROBBIE ROBERTSON – Music for the Native Americans

=> JEFF BECK – Blow by Blow & Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop

=> CAMEL – Breathless, Rajaz & A Nod and a Wink

=> PETE BARDENS – Big Sky & Water Colors

=> PINK FLOYD – Dark Side of the Moon

=> ISILDURS BANE – Mind Vol. 1 & 2

=> PETER BANKS – Instinct

=> YES – The Ladder & Magnification

=> ROGER WATERS – Amused to Death

=> ANNIE HASLAM – Still Life & Blessing in Disguise

=> RENAISSANCE – The Other Woman & Scheherazade and Other Stories

=> SUPERTRAMP – Some Things Never Change & Brother Where You Bound

=> KING CRIMSON – The Power to Believe & THRAK

=> GENESIS – We Can't Dance

=> AMBROSIA – Ambrosia

=> ROXY MUSIC – Avalon

=> MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND – Nightingales and Bombers

=> EMBRYO – Rocksession

=> CAN – Unlimited Edition

=> AGITATION FREE – Second

=> GROBSCHNITT – Grobschnitt (REMASTER)

=> ROBIN TROWER – Bridge of Sighs (MFSL)

=> MAGNA CARTA – Seasons

=> GRYPHON – Treason

=> CRESSIDA – Cressida

=> QUATERMASS – Quatermass

=> JAN AKKERMAN – The Guitar Player

=> BO HANSSON - Magician's Hat

=> MINIMUM VITAL – Sarabandes

=> ALAN PARSONS – Try Anything Once

=> PORCUPINE TREE – Voyage 34: The Complete Trip, Metanoia, In Absentia & Signify

=> OZRIC TENTACLES – Strangeitude & Waterfall Cities

=> THE SWIMMING POOL Q's – Royal Academy of Reality

=> WHITE WILLOW – Ex Tenebris

=> ECHOLYN – As the World

=> AFTER CRYING – De Profundis

=> TOWNSCREAM – Nagyvárosi Ikonok

=> PARANOISE – Private Power & ISHQ

=> SINGULARITY – Of All the Mysteries

=> THE TEA PARTY – TRIPtych

=> A PERFECT CIRCLE – Thirteenth Step



Demetrio.
post #34 of 65
Lot of the RUSH albums are well-produced/mixed/mastered IMHO .
Lot of the prog. rock of yesteryear and current day .

"Ozric Tentacles" , a British psychedelic-prog. rock band is worth listening to .

A lot of the more recent Grateful Dead and Phish and Moe albums(particularly live-recorded stuff) is very good ... all three bands seem to have an interest good sound ...
The current "The Dead" tour shows are being released after every show online in mp3 and FLAC format ... they sound really really good ....

Mark Lanegan's solo albums are good stuff and sound good ...his voice recorded/mic'd very well ... (he was in the Seattle rock band "The Screaming Trees" as well as Queens of the Stone Age and a couple other short-term projects ...

post #35 of 65
Rory Gallagher : Tattoo
Rory Gallagher : Calling Card
The Who : Quadrophenia
The Who : The Kids Are Alright
post #36 of 65
Thread Starter 
anybody get arctic monkeys' live dvd? how's the sound quality?

they are notorious for the compressed album mixes, but the dvd might as well be the savior.

recently i bought aerosmith's best collection and it sounds pretty good though not stellar.

am looking forward to ripping my long gone RHCP slane castle dvd, such a great performance, and a rejuvenating sound to hear RHCP songs! californication is really painful on the ears.
post #37 of 65
second: Spoon -Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

also:

Beck -Sea Change
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah -s/t
Sleater-Kinney -All Hands On The Bad One, and The Hot Rock
Fleet Foxes -s/t
Bright Eyes -I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Thousand Foot Krutch -The Art Of Breaking
Sigur Ros -( )
Pavement -Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Fugazi -Repeater
Relient K -Two Lefts Don't Make A Right...But Three Do
post #38 of 65
Some good suggestions so far...

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magic
Nirvana - In Utero and Nevermind, MFSL versions
Nirvana - Unplugged
Alice In Chains - Unplugged
Lou Reed - Transformer
post #39 of 65
Thread Starter 
guys,

I am really looking for a good recording on Aerosmith's MTV Unplugged show. They really rock. Anybody knows whether there is any recording available? A DVD release perhaps? Bootleg CD?

And what's the word on the new Rolling Stones remasters?
post #40 of 65
Thread Starter 
guys,

I am really looking for a good recording on Aerosmith's MTV Unplugged show. They really rock. Anybody knows whether there is any recording available? A DVD release perhaps? Bootleg CD?

And what's the word on the new Rolling Stones remasters?
post #41 of 65

Ok..

I don't think some of these cd's qualify as " hard rocking" but they are rock:

1. The Verve, Urban Hymns(I never enjoyed/liked/loved this cd until I bought the ATH-ES7)
2. Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville(remastered edition)
3. Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill
4. Bad Brains, Banned in DC(a compilation album)
5. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Baby 81/Howl
6. Husker Du, The Living End
7. At the Drive In, Relationship of Command
post #42 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nuge View Post
I don't think some of these cd's qualify as " hard rocking" but they are rock:

1. The Verve, Urban Hymns(I never enjoyed/liked/loved this cd until I bought the ATH-ES7)
2. Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville(remastered edition)
3. Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill
4. Bad Brains, Banned in DC(a compilation album)
5. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Baby 81/Howl
6. Husker Du, The Living End
7. At the Drive In, Relationship of Command
love that Bad Brains comp, also there 3rd album" I against I "sounds good.
post #43 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by aragornmustdie View Post
no worries, i dont get dictated, that's why i am constantly looking for the better. rhcp are awesome musicians.

LFF- the files in your link sound so awesome, omg. i only own the digitally remastered 90s version.
LFF - those files you posted are no longer there - any chance you could make them available again - im intrigued to hear the difference.

Thanks

Nick
post #44 of 65
If you like the chili's, check out Chad's latest project Chickenfoot. Sounds good to me.
post #45 of 65
Thread Starter 
I bought The Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers remaster. Very good sounding. And they write this inside the sleeve:

"Produced, with affection, by Jimmy Miller.

A bit of advice from Jimmy M.: Maximum cycle characteristics and frequency response at high decibel level have been set according to standards suggested in the GUY STEVENS Producer Manual, chart R-357, in index, page 304. These recommended standards were compiled by the same authority having recently measured audible damage created by supersonic aircraft- if for any reasons you do not agree with the standards- turn it up."


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