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CanJam Music Appreciation Contest - Page 3

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Essentials - Bread & David Gates : A superbly mastered album that would sound absolutely seductive on the HE-1000s!

post #32 of 295

Demons - Greensky Bluegrass (If Sorrows Swim)

Angel (Hendrix cover, fea. Amos Lee) - Wood Brothers (Loaded)

Lingus - Snarky Puppy (We Like It Here)

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Daft Punk - Give Life Back To Music
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James Blake - Limit To Your Love (Cause Dat Bass!)

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Foo Fighters Wasting Light


The original Star Wars music
post #36 of 295

Outstanding Virtuoso Violins, Piano, Voices :


Anne-Sophie Mutter playing Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy


Gene Harris playing the Steinway Grand Piano on: Listen Here!    Superb Jazz


Joshua Bell playing his Strad. Violin : Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor Op. 64


playing Corigliano: Chaconne for Violin & Orchestra "The Red Violin"



Julia Fischer playing Sarasate: Spanische Tanze, Op 26 - Vito 


Martha Argerich playing Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra in D minor 


Montseraat Caballe and her daughter :  Two Voices, One Heart



Almost anything by the 5 Browns playing their Stienway Grand Pianos 


Plus something with plenty of well recorded Cymbals, I don't yet have anything in this area.  


Reference Recordings ( K.Johnson)  Berlioz Symphony Fantastique ,  March to the Scaffolds in particular. 


These are breath taking recordings that will stretch any System to it's limits and beyond, all are exemplary live performances that defy accurate electronic replications.


These violins mentioned above are all "tight" mic'ed capturing the near infinite detail of the famous Strads these Artists are performing with. 

Sennheiser discovered a method to "mic" and record the intricate harmonics of the Steinway Grands, the above recordings feature this technique.  


Tony in Michigan


ps.  Lang Lang playing Beethoven, Rachmaninov,Tchaikovsky,Mendelssohn all MUST be included.  Lang Lang is now imerging as our Finest Piano Virtuoso, his subtlety and phraising raise him above ecstasy levels expected from our formost performers, 5 Stars !  


ps. 2   Yundi Li playing Franz Liszt :  Piano Sonata in B Minor S178

Edited by tonykaz - 4/2/15 at 2:42pm
post #37 of 295

Dreams - Joe Walsh - The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get - Audio Fidelity 24k gold compact disc


Somewhere in Beetween - Aerial - Kate Bush


Running Hard - Turn of the Cards - Renaissance


Duende - Black Light Syndrome - Bozzio, Levin & Stevens


Samba - Dizzy Gillespie no Brasil com Trio Mocotó - Biscoito Fino 


Back Where I Started - Already Free - The Derek Trucks Band


Message to a Friend - Beyond the Missouri Sky (Short Stories) - Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny


Cause We've Ended As Lovers - Blow by Blow - Jeff Beck


Midnight in Harlem - Revelator - Tedeschi Trucks Band

post #38 of 295

Tegan and Sara - Knife Going In


Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger


Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows


Jack White - Lazaretto -or- Black Bat Licorice


Duke Ellington and John Coltrane - Take the Coltrane


Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Power of Equality


Danny Elfman - Pretty much anything from Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack


These selections represent a variety of different genres and different levels of recording quality, with regards to dynamic range, equalization and other aspects of mixing and mastering. A couple of these are marginal recordings, though not terrible. A couple are good, and most of the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack is pretty great, so I feel that these represent at least a small sample of good test tracks to determine how headphones handle different material.

Edited by C.C.S. - 4/2/15 at 8:44am
post #39 of 295

Allan Taylor's "Wheels of Fortune" (Stockfisch Records).

post #40 of 295

• Hot Chip - Over and over

• Eric Clapton (Unplugged) - Tears in Heaven

• Ratatat - Neckbrace

• Muse - Micro Cuts (Hullabaloo Live)

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Hope Waits - Get Behind The Mule

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John Frusciante - The Empyrean

Matthew Good - Born Losers

RJD2 - Ghostwriter

Pretty Lights - Around the Block

Rodrigo y Gabriela - Tamacun

Tycho - L

Digitalism - Idealistic

dZihan & Kamien - Stiff Jazz

post #43 of 295

"So What" Miles Davis


"Scheherazade" Living Stereo


"Couldn't Stand the Weather" SRV

Edited by reeltime - 4/2/15 at 9:05am
post #44 of 295

Grails - Deep Politics

post #45 of 295

I have two songs that I must try on all audio systems.  If both songs move me emotionally and physically (out of my seat) something is being done RIGHT!


"A Trace of Grace" (DSD) download (free below)




Eric Clapton - "Old Love" from the 24 Night Nights Live at Albert Hall album. -> the song on the CD is slightly different

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