Best sounding albums in your collection . .

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jimdgoulding

Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« on: 26 Oct 2014, 02:03 pm »
of all types of music to you.  For choral music the best sounding album I have is Volume One (Mark Levinson Acoustic Recording Series).  Yep, that's the name of it and it is positively sublime on every account that you (I dare say) and I can imagine.  One whole side is organ, however, and I have nothing to compare that to but I implicitly trust the recording engineer.

Wayner

Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #1 on: 26 Oct 2014, 04:17 pm »
Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser
Dead Can Dance - In Concert
XTC - Nonsuch
Ric Ocaesk - Beautitude, This side of Paradise
Thomas Dolby - The aliens ate my Buick, Astronauts and Heretics
Depeche Mode - Black Celebration, Violator
Camel - Moonmadness, Nude, I can see my house from here
Fleetfoxes - Fleetfoxes
Genesis - Foxtrot, Selling England by the Pound
Pink Floyd - Division Bell
Tears for Fears - Seeds of Love
Yes - The Yes Album
Andreas Vollenweider - White Winds, Caverna Magica (well, all of his)
Pat Matheny - As Wichita Falls, So falls Wichita
Yes - Talk




NIGHTFALL1970

Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #2 on: 26 Oct 2014, 06:16 pm »
Steely Dan "Aja" 30th anniversary 180g all analog LP.

Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" 45 rpm version.

Minn Mark

Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #3 on: 26 Oct 2014, 06:25 pm »
Lorna Hunt: All in One Day

+1 on the Dead Can Dance


vinyl_lady

Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #4 on: 26 Oct 2014, 07:06 pm »
Steely Dan "Aja" 30th anniversary 180g all analog LP.

Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" 45 rpm version.

These two plus

Neil Young Live at Massey Hall
Beatles in Mono box set
Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde MoFi 45 RPM
Chicago Transit Authority--Rhino reissue
The Doors 45 RPM reissues

Phil_S

Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #5 on: 26 Oct 2014, 07:48 pm »
Classical:  Beethoven Violin Concerto in D, Joseph Sztegti violin, Mercury Living Presence
Jazz:  Dave Brubeck, Time Out, Columbia 2 Eye
Rock:  Rolling Stones, Beggars Banquette, London FFRR


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Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #6 on: 26 Oct 2014, 10:08 pm »
All of the remastered Frank Zappa have been really good to date.
Jefferson Airplane catalog on Sundazed is pretty good.
Remastered Let It Bleed by the Stones is really good.
25th Anniversary DSOTM by Pink Floyd is quite good.

jimdgoulding

Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #7 on: 26 Oct 2014, 11:01 pm »
Lorna Hunt: All in One Day

+1 on the Dead Can Dance
I'm pretty sure that John Z from The Houston Audio Society brought the Laura Hunt over for me to hear and the sound is very vivid and spacious if I remember right.

Recently-
Live at Montreux- Darol Anger/Barbara Higbie Quintet (Windham Hill) for fine imaging and on stage realism;
Symphonie Fantastique- The Utah Symphony (Reference Recordings 45rpm recorded by Keith Johnson) for orchestra demo;
Peter Gabriel- Security, uh, LOUD for kicking yer ya-ya's out.  Must include The Who's Quadrophenia for same.
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Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #8 on: 27 Oct 2014, 01:42 am »
Eric Clapton – Unplugged
Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense
10,000 Maniacs – In My Tribe
Sting – Nothing but the Sun

And not the best sounding album in my collection, but what I’m listening to now – Paul McCartney, Red Rose Speedway

hdspeakerman

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« Reply #9 on: 27 Oct 2014, 02:01 am »
Telarc!

yeldarb

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Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #10 on: 27 Oct 2014, 02:44 am »
Picked up an Agnes Obel double vinyl from Amazon after hearing a cut on Radio Paradise.  Female vocal over piano.  I think it sounds pretty darn good.  And not outrageously expensive.

WireNut

Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #11 on: 27 Oct 2014, 03:11 am »
Deep Purple who do you think we are.

ACHiPo

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« Reply #12 on: 27 Oct 2014, 04:31 am »
Mel Torme and Friends

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« Reply #13 on: 27 Oct 2014, 05:06 am »
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06p1zc2fjUc)  Big Band Moog, a album put out by Realistic to premote 4 channel sound about 1972...Mark Korda

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Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #14 on: 3 Dec 2014, 03:58 am »
Beck - Seachange MOFI
BJORK - Greatest Hits on Indian records DMM 200gram import
Dandy Warhols - Welcome To the Monkeyhouse
Thievery Corporation - Cosmic Game
Kenny Barron   Minor Blues (Japanese Press)

orthobiz

Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #15 on: 4 Dec 2014, 01:13 am »
Tea for the Tillerman, Cat Stevens.
I have the LH dead wax Len Hulko dark brown label A&M and also the
Quality pressing, both are very good. I also have the 1970's MFSL which is
nearly as good.

It's a great record all around.

Paul

orthobiz

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« Reply #16 on: 4 Dec 2014, 01:16 am »
The Yes Album is fantastic also but I don't have anything other than the original American release.
I bought the Friday Music version and it was terrible, I actually had to ask for my American release back
from my daughter (I'm heartless when it comes to that disk). Few moments in music are more emotional
for me than Howe ping-pong guitar soloing at the end of Starship Trooper. (maybe the end of Abbey Road and
Shine on You Crazy Diamond guitar solo...)

So, what is the best release of this record?

Paul

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Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #17 on: 4 Dec 2014, 01:43 am »
Alice In Chains Unplugged is my go-to album now, incredible.

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Re: Best sounding albums in your collection . .
« Reply #18 on: 4 Dec 2014, 03:11 am »
My copy of Robin Trower's "Bridge of Sighs" sounds tremendous.  Other good sounding LPs in my collection include Bad Company's first three or four albums, the first Chickenfoot album, The Knack's first album, and most anything by the Alan Parsons Project.  There are several others but these are my favorites.

It's a funny thing, the more we spend on our audio equipment the more we realize just now piss-poor most recordings sound.

WireNut

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« Reply #19 on: 4 Dec 2014, 03:20 am »
Deep Purple, Who do we think we are is a good sounding LP