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I really like to listen to well recorded vocals.  I was blown alway by the way Melody Gardot's vocals were recorded.  I love how intimate(very close and detailed) her vocals are.  Also there was this french female singer that has very nice intimate vocals, but I don't remember who she was, can you recommend me french female singer with well recorded vocals, maybe then I can determine who she was.


Edited by High_Q - 6/16/10 at 11:25pm
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Carla Bruni's 'Quelqu'un m'a dit' fits the bill for intimate French vocals.
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Carla Bruni's 'Quelqu'un m'a dit' fits the bill for intimate French vocals.

Yup.  Thats her.  Just Amazing..  Why are all her recordings so crisp and detailed?
 


Edited by High_Q - 6/19/10 at 11:39pm
post #4 of 16
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I like Carla Bruni's recordings alot, so crisp and detailed, very HD650 friendly.  Who did her recordings?  Please recommend me similar sounding or similarly recorded albums.


Edited by High_Q - 6/22/10 at 2:01pm
post #5 of 16

Tried Eva Cassidy yet??

post #6 of 16

I hope this is not off topic but if you like very close and intimate vocals you should try Ben Harper ( especially Fight for your mind) for male vocal. 

I am sort of in between love and hate with his songs, though he does have very nice up close vocals in the album. 

 

post #7 of 16

Nice one, yeah I liked the 'Diamonds on the Inside Album'.

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I don't know if it fits what you're looking for but the first thing that came to mind when reading this thread was how good the 650s make female vocals sound. With that said I highly recommend Tracy Bonham - "Blink the Brightest". I don't know if it's 'well-recorded' but it sounds like it is.

post #9 of 16
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Here fatcat recommended Harry Belefonte, Live at Carnegie Hall, April 19/20,1959.  I thought the voice was recorded flawlessly.  Anything recorded well like that?

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Not to trigger an additional blow to your wallet, but have you considered SACD? Something like the Sony SCD-CE595 is affordable and then you could pick among a few thousand exceptionally well-recorded vocals. Recordings that aren't so great rarely make it to SACD.
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Thanks!! I really love your recommendations.  I have a feeling I may have same music taste.  Your recommendations are always appreciated.  Anything you think sound great, I'm willing to try out.  
 

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Originally Posted by High_Q View Post

Here fatcat recommended Harry Belefonte, Live at Carnegie Hall, April 19/20,1959.  I thought the voice was recorded flawlessly.  Anything recorded well like that?


Sinatra At The Sands with Count Basie is an excellent recording but all the releases have crap mastering. I also like the way Eric Clapton Unplugged was recorded.

 

I love the way Jacintha sounds on "Here's To Ben".

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The track "Lead Me to the Rock" by Ricky Skaggs is probably one of my favorite vocal tracks, if you're into acapella bluegrass/gospel music. Listening to it through Grado SR80i is like a dream, haha. Check it out if you want, it's from the album Soldier of the Cross.

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I can strongly recommend this as a superbly recorded  album. She has a beautiful voice, however she's unemotional. In the end, I love the voice and the recording, I just can't get involved/caught up in the presentation.

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