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post #76 of 81
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It might be Blomstedt. That is a very good set. It's available in the Brilliant Classics complete Beethoven box.


Doesn't sound like it from the Amazon samples. The details in what I have sound more subdued, like the players are further away in a larger concert hall. It's really just the imaging that's awesome. The timpani in the first movement of the 9th is panned far to the right, if that helps wink.gif

 

Winamp and Gracenote to the rescue! It's Roger Norrington and the London Classical Players. Here's a sample:

 


Edited by Head Injury - 1/18/12 at 9:07pm
post #77 of 81
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I don't have a smartphone or anything like that. Is there a desktop alternative?

 


a lower-tech method would be to use the timing of the various movements to identify the recording. For example you could go here

http://www.grunin.com/eroica/?page=list.asp

and try to match the times of the four movements of your Sym #3 with the ones reported in that list (which BTW is proof that you can find absolutely

everything on internet these days...)

 

post #78 of 81

This thread needs a bump. I've listened to quite a few great recordings lately, but these two are THE best. Two cooperations of the great Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson: "Two Men With the Blues" and "Here We Go Again".

 

There are CDs, and at least for the 2007 concert there's also a DVD. Here's the trailer:

 

 

 

Music just doesn't get more live than this.


Edited by Alexium - 11/5/15 at 1:04am
post #79 of 81

Hard to pick just one... The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGIHX8zJkto

 

Gladys Knight and The Pips - Midnight Train To Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meaVNHch96o

 

Black Sabbath - Master of Reality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_-Go1nwalU

 

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP6KbVoalAE&list=PLrsbQkjm7ZKDTXpJ4sGBT0yd4-L1m1081

 

Best live recorded albums

The Doors - Alive She Cried https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgaFWE2HZd8&list=PLw702NgvXRgBuKiy22BC_9ikK-deQBvpX&index=3

 

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band -  'Live' Bullet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzGhc9XRv9Q

 

Best live audio/video on youtube

Steve Miller Band - live from Chicago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnbfq7UIDn0

 

ZZ Top - Waiting For The Bus / Jesus Just Left Chicago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipIdM33hsKo

 

Celine Dion - I Can't Help Falling In Love With You (Tribute to Elvis Presley) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJGnMaIGr8k

post #80 of 81

I would say almost any Steely Dan album, except for the first one, which wasn't badly recorded at all. They really became obsessive about recording quality for their last two albums, Aja and Gaucho. 

 

Having a very low noise floor is nice, but not the only important aspect of a recording's quality. Miles Davis' records have a bit of noise but are still phenomenal technical achievements.

post #81 of 81
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Having a very low noise floor is nice, but not the only important aspect of a recording's quality. Miles Davis' records have a bit of noise but are still phenomenal technical achievements.

Very true. I like Oscar Peterson Trio very much, but good recordings are hard to come by. There are, however, a couple recordings that have some minor (yet audible) noise, but otherwise are awesome. And there are other, more heavily remastered recordings that have no noise but sound dull. When it comes to vintage recordings, noise is often an indicator of decent quality (due to little processing and noise cancelling), as a matter of fact.

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