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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 12:10 am 
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Aahhhh... la musique...:heart:
Bien sur.

It's not that often that we find a disc of the kind of music we love, and that btw is very well recorded and we can use for our tests.
The latest one I found is:

Ben Harper and the blind boys from Alabama - "There will be a light"

Good recording and... tremendous bass. :supz:
If you listen to untight bass and nasty resonances, well... something's wrong with your system. :biggrin:

Everyone's invited to post here the well recorded music that you love, the one that makes you repeat the whole disc again and again, the one that makes you listen louder and louder.

Note: we are not discussing musical tastes here.
For me, taste is not discussable.
So, be free to post whatever you like.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 2:09 am 
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Hi,

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Everyone's invited to post here the well recorded music that you love, the one that makes you repeat the whole disc again and again, the one that makes you listen louder and louder.


Since you ask.......One recording I use a lot to assess changes to my system, or someone else's for that matter is one by Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The CD/Vinyl record is called "Couldn't Stand The Weather".
Tin Pan Alley is a track I often use to see if reproduction of the highs is "realistic".

Pretty good recording, wish there were more like that one.

Cinco Estrellas. *****

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Nitin Sawhney - Prophesy.

Mary Balck - Circus.

Supertamp - Some Things Never Change.

Yello - Pocket Universe.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 12:29 pm 
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Holla Paco,
Eindelijk voel ik me thuis :tonqe:

For me the best CD/LP recording untill now is from the JAZZ lady Patricia Barber all of them.
If I need to test an audio gear I always use her CD's/LP's.

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Jos? :tonqe:

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Very good suggestions. :cool2:
Here's more, this time on vinyl.
The best LP pressings I have are both from the same artist:

Keith Jarrett - "Standards, Vol.1" / "Standards, Vol.2"

Very good ECM pressings from 1983 and 1985, made in Germany.
Transparency, detail, ambience, lightning transient speed.
Always a joy to listen.

Another pearl on vinyl, for the same reasons:

Neil Young - "Unplugged", from 1993.

Curiously, also a german pressing.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:40 am 
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On CD, not new (1995):

Stanley Clarke - "At the movies"

After a hard working day, this is a body massage. :cool2:
Cracking dynamics! :eek:
Fantastic bass player.
:rock:

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Hi,

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Stanley Clarke - "At the movies"


On "Blue Note" label?

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On "Blue Note" label?

Cheers, :cool2:


No, Sony Music/Epic.

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Guess what's playin' on the radio right now.
New Order "Blue Monday".

I'm jumpin'. :jump:
:supz: :biggrin:

Talk about addictive...

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For those that like a good rock out (with a Pink Floyd style bent) check out anything by Porcupine Tree, but particularly 'Coma Divine', one of the best live albums of all time.


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Hey Carlos,

I happened to be at Dirt Cheap CDs the other day and happened to pick up a Ben Harper CD - Fight for your mind. I try to buy one CD per month that's different to what I consider normal. I think I remeber you mentioning him before, and the CD was there in my face when I walked in the door. Anyway, as is often the case, the "odd" CD turns out to be a favourite.

How does this CD compare with "There will be a light"? Is "Fight for your mind" typical.

What genre is this music?

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Advice

Maby excluding the "Live in Mars" CD, which I don't find anything to go by, you can buy any Ben Harper CD.
Don't ask me what's the best.
I have'em all and I love'em all.
You can buy one by one, as you find them.
They are usually available at discount prices, excluding the last one.

Music genre?
Ben Harper. :mrgreen:
This is very special. :!:

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Thanks for the advice. I'll keep my eyes peeled.

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Vinyl: Paul Simon, "Graceland"

SACD: Peter Gabriel :"US" Tony Levins basslines are unbelievable

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I've got a few.

The song The Uncle Meat Variations from Frank Zappa's Uncle Meat CD. This was recorded in 1967-1968 at 30 IPS. The vocals on this track sound sort of like Alvin and the Chipmunks singing the theme song from the original Star Trek TV series.

The song Clarinet Polka from Bela Fleck's The Bluegrass Sessions - Tales From the Acoustic Planet Volume 2 DVD-A. Fantastic sounding banjo. This whole disk is great, though it's MCH only and the sound quality of the downmix seems to degrade when there's more than just a few instruments. This disk is 72 minutes and every single track is good.

Laura Nyro's covers of Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow and La-La Means I Love You on her Angel In The Dark SACD. Some really impactful bass on these, both in the drums and bass guitar, and the piano sounds great too.

But the most dramatic demo to me is the song Welcome To The Machine from Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here CD, the so-called "Super Bit Mapping" Sony CD version. Many people say Dark Side of the Moon is the ultimate Pink Floyd audio demo, but IMO that disk has audible analog tape flutter. There's no such problem with Wish You Were Here. The only problem I have with this disk is that I live in an apartment that doesn't have good sound isolation between units and my closest neighbors never leave at the same time!


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