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CanJam Music Appreciation Contest - Page 3

post #31 of 295

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!)

post #35 of 295
Foo Fighters Wasting Light

Or

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

                                   and/or

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)

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue64/hfs1.htm

 

and 

 

Eric Clapton - "Old Love" from the 24 Night Nights Live at Albert Hall album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7yrxVJ_90k -> the song on the CD is slightly different

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