Best sounding albums in your collection . .

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scotth3886

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Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #60 on: 17 Feb 2016, 06:28 am »
I have over 400 ECMs so too many favorites to list, however:

Miroslav Vitous Emergence for the best bass album ever. 
John Surnam - Private City
Steve Tibbetts - Northern Song, Big Map Idea
Eberhard Weber - all of them
Arvo Part - absolutely all of them, but especially Fur Alina     https://youtu.be/4NiRh3lUjcY

Midnight Sugar - Yamamoto Trio
Harry James - Still Harry After All These Years, Coming From a Good Place, King James Version - Sheffield
Four Seasons - Academy of St Martin In The Fields - Sir Neville Marriner - London 1970
LA 4 - Just Friends - Direct to Disk - Concord
Fairfield Four - These Bones - Standing in the Safety Zone - Wreckin' Down the House
Nils Lofgren - Acoustic Live

14,000 albums so many more, but since this is my first post, I'll keep it short.

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Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #61 on: 8 Jun 2016, 07:35 pm »
Pulse: Works for Percussion and Strings, esp. Cage's Third Construction.


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Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #62 on: 30 Nov 2016, 01:04 am »
Santana mofi 45 rpm lp unbelievable sound.
Robert Cray 4 nights of 40 years very nice sound
Norah Jones Come away with me a classic.
The Beatles Abbey Road

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« Reply #64 on: 30 Nov 2016, 01:51 am »
I have over 400 ECMs so too many favorites to list, however:

Miroslav Vitous Emergence for the best bass album ever. 
John Surnam - Private City
Steve Tibbetts - Northern Song, Big Map Idea
Eberhard Weber - all of them
Arvo Part - absolutely all of them, but especially Fur Alina     https://youtu.be/4NiRh3lUjcY


ECM is a great label. Thanks to Manfred Eicher.

From my modest collection (about 120 vinyl) it's Dead can Dance: Into the Labyrinthe (Reissue from 4AD), Pat Metheny: What's it all about (Nonesuch) and the Doors: Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mine (Rhino release for Record Store Day)

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Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #65 on: 5 Dec 2016, 02:14 am »
I may have missed some, but here is a few of my 'best sounding LP's' in my collection  8)......'Welcome to the Pleasure Dome'- FGTH (Canadian pressing), 'Nightclubbing'- Grace Jones (new vinyl- Back to Black)), 'Inside Story'- Grace Jones (Oz pressing), Duran Duran- self titled (Maxicut Oz Pressing), 'Rio' - Duran Duran (Japanese pressing), 'Brother Where You Bound'- Supertramp (Oz pressing), 'The Prelude Implicit'- Kansas (new release, Inside Out), 'Once Upon A Time'- Simple Minds (Canadian pressing), 'Nothing Like the Sun'- Sting (German pressing), Hardcore Devo Live (new release, MVD Audio), 'So'- Peter Gabriel (new half speed 45rpm issue), 'The Man Machine'- Kraftwerk (Oz pressing), 'Radioactivity'- Kraftwerk (US pressing) and 'Wishbone Ash 40th Anniversary Live in London'- Wishbone Ash (newish release, ZYX). Cheers... :thumb:

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« Reply #66 on: 5 Dec 2016, 02:16 am »
The new MFSL Santana Abraxas is amazing.

Paul
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Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #67 on: 14 Dec 2016, 08:33 am »

I can't find this on vinyl! Only CD.....what the? :?

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Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #69 on: 14 Dec 2016, 02:07 pm »
I can't find this on vinyl! Only CD.....what the? :?
Available here in the states via Amazon. No Amazon in Oz?

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Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #70 on: 14 Dec 2016, 02:28 pm »
My copy is a reissue of an earlier Decca, but the performance and recording on this London lp is wonderfully natural.


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« Reply #71 on: 14 Dec 2016, 03:32 pm »


Joni Mitchell   Court and Spark

Believe it or not, this is the best sounding album in my collection. :scratch:

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Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #72 on: 17 Dec 2016, 02:32 pm »

Joni Mitchell   Court and Spark

Believe it or not, this is the best sounding album in my collection. :scratch:

Hi Decal,
Thanks for posting that.  I believe it.  The sound on this one is hair raising:



Joni has the guys from Weather Report as a back up band.  Jaco Pastorius  plays his fretless electric bass.  Wayne Shorter on soprano sax isn't there just for show, they play Mingus tunes.  When Joni slams a close miked power cord on her rhythm guitar, you might have a vision -  a pork pie hat floating in the sky.
A word of caution though, you will be tempted to turn it up to 11, but each tune is preceded by a bit of live tape from a Mingus birthday party.  This will come on too strong if you leave the volume up, and be the equivalent of having it set at eleventee seven. 
neo

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Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #73 on: 17 Dec 2016, 03:05 pm »
Joni Mitchell   Court and Spark

Believe it or not, this is the best sounding album in my collection. :scratch:

I can believe it, though I don't have that one.  8)

Hi Decal,
Thanks for posting that.  I believe it.  The sound on this one is hair raising:

Joni has the guys from Weather Report as a back up band.  Jaco Pastorius  plays his fretless electric bass.  Wayne Shorter on soprano sax isn't there just for show, they play Mingus tunes.  When Joni slams a close miked power cord on her rhythm guitar, you might have a vision -  a pork pie hat floating in the sky.
A word of caution though, you will be tempted to turn it up to 11, but each tune is preceded by a bit of live tape from a Mingus birthday party.  This will come on too strong if you leave the volume up, and be the equivalent of having it set at eleventee seven. 
neo

In the same time span as your's neo (will have to pick that one up) these are 3 of the best sounding in my limited collection -

     

       

and a stunningly well recorded live show (imo) -

       

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Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #74 on: 17 Dec 2016, 06:39 pm »
Joni Mitchell - Court & Spark - White Label Promo - Flawless!



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Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #75 on: 18 Dec 2016, 03:42 am »
Hot stamper of "Wish You Were Here."  Just stunning.

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Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #76 on: 21 Dec 2017, 03:57 pm »
Hello,

Here are a few that I like.

01. Air - Moon Safari
02. Ali Farka Toure/Ry Cooder - Talking Timbuktu
03. Depeche Mode - Violator
04. Randy Newman - Little Criminals
05. Jellyfish - Bellybutton and Spilt Milk
06. Steely Dan - Gaucho
07. John Hiatt - Bring The Family
08. Little Axe - The Wolf That House Built
09. Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg
10. Grace Jones - Nightclubbing

And finally, a nod to Bob2 for a superb turntable.

Stuart



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Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #77 on: 8 Jan 2018, 08:18 pm »
Supertramp crime of the century half speed mastered mfsl fantastic,
Roy Orbison best of double album, amazing in the room sound.