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« Reply #1020 on: 25 Sep 2010, 03:14 pm »
Tom Jones! 70!!

WOW, what a nice performance on the you tube link!

I really liked it..off to the A..!!

Kinger let us know how you like your choices!


All the best !
Alex
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« Reply #1021 on: 26 Sep 2010, 07:58 pm »
I think many people won't like Praise &  Blame on the first listen. I wasn't sure about it myself until playing it through for the third or fourth time.

Something else to consider is Robert Plant's new Band of Joy.




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« Reply #1022 on: 27 Sep 2010, 10:58 pm »
I admit this is not a CD, nor a Blu-Ray disc, but CD quality/high-resolution material. It's from a website called Masters From Their Day, and I believe it's either sponsored or owned by Benchmark (they make DACs and ADCs) Media Systems. They are free downloads in 24bit/88khz and 16bit/44.1khz.

I'm very fond of the first track by Annie and the Beekeepers as it sounds *wonderful* on my HT-2 TLs with my Ayre QB-9 USB DAC in 24/88.

Link:http://www.mastersfromtheirday.com/#audiodownload2

'Tis free, so enjoy!

P.S My HT-2 TL have brought me to a whole other level of emotional involvement with my Ayre QB-9 playing hi-res material.

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« Reply #1023 on: 28 Sep 2010, 05:17 pm »
Hello to Everyone!

Been working on the master list, up to page 43 and hope to finish up this weekend and post the updates.

All the best!
Alex

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« Reply #1024 on: 29 Sep 2010, 05:33 pm »
Hello to Everyone!

Been working on the master list, up to page 43 and hope to finish up this weekend and post the updates.

All the best!
Alex

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Hi Adyula,

Did you see the file I posted. I have reformatted the original spreadsheet a little bit to clean it up.

Thanks for all your work here in this topic.

Jared

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« Reply #1025 on: 29 Sep 2010, 05:52 pm »
Hello taoggniklat,

Yes, I was going to ask you to take the updates I have just finished and add them to the spreadsheet you have done so well.

There may be some duplicates in this latest installment.

Its getting to be quite a list for sure!

Ok I am going to try to post what I have to date in a few minutes..

Alex
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« Reply #1026 on: 29 Sep 2010, 06:07 pm »
Ok! Finally..this should catch us up to the latest recommendations...my apologies for any mistypes, mispellings and items that I might have missed inadvertently.

Enjoy!
Alex
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Page 32


Rosemary Clooney's "At Long Last"

Oscar Peterson's "We Get Requests"

Oscar Peterson's "Tracks"

Mingus's "Blues and Roots"

Larry Coryell's "Visions In Blue"

Jamie Cullum's "Catching Tales"

Michael Buble's "Michael Buble"

Mcoy Tyner's "Infinity"


PAGE 33


Ray LaMontagne's "Till The Sun Turns Black"

Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd "Jazz Samba"

Quincy Coleman's "Also Known As Mary"

Qunicy Coleman's "Come Closer'

Little Feet's "Waiting for Columbus"

Janis Ian's "Breaking Silence"

Jorma Kaukonen's "River of Time"


PAGE 34


Byron Metcalf's " Wachuma's Wave"

Joan Armatrading's "Joan Armatrading"

Tool's "Lateralus"

Enya "The Memory of Trees"

Dido's "Safe Trip Home"


PAGE 35


Kelly Sweet's "We Are One"

Celtic Women "Essential Collection"

XX's "XX"

Pat Methany "Still Life"

Allen Toussaint's "Bright Mississippi"


PAGE 36


Richie Haven's "Mixed Bag'

Bill Withers "Lean On Me - The Best of

Bill Withers"

Boz Scagg's "Silk"

Chris Rea's 'Road to Hell"

Dido's "Life For Rent"

Dido's "No Angel"


PAGE 37


Bee Fee's "Saturday Night Fever"

Erykah Badu "Baduizm"

Madeski Martin & Wood "Combustication"

Laurie Anderson "Life On A String"

Lugi Boccherini "Fandango-Sinfonie Musica-Nocturna"

Eric Clapton BB-King "Riding"


PAGE 38


Corine Bailey Rae "Corine Bailey Rae"

Beth Orton's "Central Reservation"

Erin Moran "A Girl Called Eddy"

Tracy Thorn "Out Of the Woods"


PAGE 39


Plumb "Chaotic Reserve"

Peter Townsend/Ronnie Lane "Rough Mix"

Natalie Cole "Ask A Woman Who Knows"

Kenny Rankin "A Song For You"

Wynton Marsalis "Standard Time"

Allison Krauss "A Hundred Miles or More:A Collection"

Al Jarreau "All I Got"


PAGE 40


Joe Beard / Ronnie Earl "Blues Union"

Bruce Katz Band "A Deeper Blue"

Shaham/Sollcher "Paganini for Two"

Kenny Burrell "Midnight Blue"

Cowboy Junkies "200 Miles"

XX "XX"

Helen Humes "Songs I Like to Sing"

Gordon Goodwin "Property of Gordon Goodwins Big Phat Band XXL" and :Swingin for the Fences"

Jim Brock "Tropical Affair"


PAGE 41

Sting "Brand New Day" and "Field of Dreams" and "10 Summoners Tales"

Kruder & Dorfmeister "The K&D Sessions"

Les Hommes "Les Hommes"

Nicola Conte "Jet Sounds"

Koop "Koop Islands" and " Waltz for Koop"

Walter Hyatt "King Tears"

Martin Denny "The Best of Martin Denny's Exotica"


PAGE 42


Jimi Hendrix "Valley of Neptune"

Joshua Bell "At Home With Friends"

Fourplay "Energy"

Jack McDuff "Down Home Style"

Al Kooper "Rekooperation"

Katatonia "The Great Cold Distance"

Lee Ritenour "Smoke and Mirrors"

David Elias "Crossing"

"International Guitar Night II"

Bill Withers "Greatest Hits"


PAGE 43


Manhattan Jazz Quintet "My Funny Valentine"

Cat Power "Jukebox' and "You Are Free"

Holly Cole 'Temptation"

Ry Cooder "Crossroads Soundtrack"

Lyambiko "Out Of This Mood"

Markr Knofler & Emmylou Harris "All the Roadrunning"

Pat Metheny "New Chautauqua"


PAGE 44


Dido "Life For Rent"

Eva Cassidy "Live at Blues Alley"

Sara K & Chris Jones "Are We There Yet?"

Allison Krauss "A Hundred Miles or More:A Collection"

Dave Chesky "Club de Sol"

Manhattan Jazz Quintet "Autumn Leaves"

James Taylor "October Road"

Jim Brock "Tropic Affair" and "The Equator"

Andy McKee "Sound Roots" and 'Next"
(Mapleshade Label)

Ben Harper & The Blind Boys of Alabama "There Will Be A Light"

Clifford Jordan Quartet "Live At Ethells"

Johnny Cash "American - IV Man Comes Around"


PAGE 45


Doreen Smith "In the Still of the Night"A tribute to Julie London

Emil Gilels "Beethoven: Sonaten - Pathétique & Mondschein"

Nelson Freire "Chopin The Nocturnes"

Maria Joao Pires "Chopin The Nocturnes'

Darol Anger "Heritage"



PAGE 46


George Winston "December'

Lee Ritenour "Color Rit"

Jake Shimabukuro "Gently Weeps"

Nina Natasia "Dogs"



PAGE 47


Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Ivanovic "Guitar Duo"

Ben Harper "Both Sides of the Gun"

Eleni Mandell "Miracle of Five"

Two Siberians "Out of Nowhere"


PAGE 48


The Ditty Bops "The Ditty"

Al Dimeola "Elegant Gypsy" & "Kiss My Axe"

Fourplay "In Between the Sheets"

Roland Olazabel "tomcats Outside Screaming"

Bill Evans "Waltz for Debbie"

Andy McKee "Sound Roots" and "Next"
(Mapleshade)


PAGE 49


The Gregory James Quartet "Samara"

Houston Perry "The Party"

Mike Garson "Oxnard Sessions Vol 2" and "Serendipity"

Tommy Emmanuel "CGP Live"

Chet Atkins & Tommy Emmanuel "The Day Finger Pickers Took Over The World"

Willie Nelson "Milk Cow Blues"

Mikey Hart "Global Drum Project"

David Lindley & Hani Naser "Official Bootleg #2" and "Live In Tokyo"



PAGE 50

Martin Taylor "Gypsy Journey"

Alex De Grassi "De Man Ia"

Crimson Jazz Trio "King Crimson Songbook"

Bobby McFerrin "VOCAbularies"

Gary Burton & Friends "Departure"

Sir Adrian Boult "Holst The Planets"

The Black Keys "Brothers"

Martin Taylor "Tapestry" SACD

Safri Duo "Epsisode II"

Masanga "Mas"

MGMT "Oracular Spectacular"


PAGE 51


Bill Evans "Sunday at the Village Vanguard"

Janine Jansen "The Four Seasons"

Puccini: Madame Butterfly - Leinsdorf Vivaldi: La Stravaganza - Podger/Arte Dei Suonatori

Enigma "Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi!"

Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (hybrid SACD)

Gustav Mahler, et al

Bob Marley "Legand"

Edvard Greig "Peer Gynt Suites"

Tom Jones "Praise & Blame"


PAGE 52

Robert Plant "Band of Joy"

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« Reply #1027 on: 30 Sep 2010, 01:39 am »
Lately life has been a bitof a real pain, with my right ear recovering from a mechanical blockage, still not 100% and not being able to really listen to music the way I like to. Work, family, car problems and all the rest of the things we mortals go thru in life.

So it was a very, very special night when I went upstairs and turned on all the stuff and played several cuts from a bunch of cds...all sounded kind of strange with the imbalance in the ears etc....not good.

I have been playing with all kinds of ways to deliver sound to my SongTowers, experimenting with PC's Flacs, Squeezebox Touch, Asset UnpN DLNA and others.

So I went back to just putting a CD in the Oppo and only having it and the Ultravalve in the music reproduction loop, plus the AVA preamp.

The cd was Erin Moran's "A Girl Called Eddy". Insert disk, hit play and crank it up.

WOW, I was floored even with my crappy not 100% right ear problem. I instantly forgot about all of lifes woes, and was swept away to that magical place we go when you hear really fine material for the first time.

Oneinthepipe recommended this selection back on page 38. I got a used copy from the A and its sat there for many weeks until tonight.

Taken from a review on A: Most of the songs are slow-paced, sensitive and downbeat, with a very 60's feel, which I found uplifting and very warm - an extremely pleasureable experience. Her voice is very easy on the ear and one which makes you want to listen closely, but when it needs to be extended/stretched, it sounds stronger, purer and even better. There are also some really nice, understated string arrangements and some lovely tight playing by her backing band.

This has got to be one of the best recordings I have heard where the female voice is so good its like she is there in the room...just wonderful. Maybe its the reverb etc...but the album grows on  you. Its melodic and hauntingly beautiful...slow, moody and words that speak to many of us in special ways.

I hope some of you get this selection and enjoy it as much as I have!! Just when things are crap, this music made me smile once again!

I can wait to hear this when my ear finally clears up in few weeks!

http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Called-Eddy/dp/B0002IQGBC/ref=sr_1_1?s=gateway&ie=UTF8&qid=1285809440&sr=8-1

All the best
Alex
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http://www.anti.com/catalog/view/18/A_Girl_Called_Eddy/?notes=true


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« Reply #1028 on: 30 Sep 2010, 05:13 pm »
Hello taoggniklat,

Yes, I was going to ask you to take the updates I have just finished and add them to the spreadsheet you have done so well.

There may be some duplicates in this latest installment.

Its getting to be quite a list for sure!

Ok I am going to try to post what I have to date in a few minutes..

Alex
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I won't be able to work on it till this weekend. We are in the end of quarter cycle at work and I am too busy with that right now.

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« Reply #1029 on: 6 Oct 2010, 08:13 pm »
This thread is filled with wonderful suggestions and I thank each and every one of you for them. I took the time to search amazon and found many of them to be shipped "fulfilled by amazon". So, I ordered a few of them to reach the "free shipping if you spend over 25". Here is what is on the way:
daniel lanois - shine
bob james - dancing on the water
mia doi todd - morning music
lyle lovett - joshua judges ruth
cassandra wilson - new moon daughter
virginia rodriguez - sol negro
keb mo - just like you
john lee hooker - chill out

It was under $28 for all of it shipped. Looking forward to listening to all of it.

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« Reply #1030 on: 6 Oct 2010, 10:11 pm »

OmahawkSCM!


So Cool!

Dont tell too many people out there!!

Our secret will be gone!!

Only Kidding!

Glad you stopped in for  a look!

Fanatastic Music here for sure!

All the best
Alex
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« Reply #1031 on: 7 Oct 2010, 06:32 pm »
This thread is filled with wonderful suggestions and I thank each and every one of you for them. I took the time to search amazon and found many of them to be shipped "fulfilled by amazon". So, I ordered a few of them to reach the "free shipping if you spend over 25". Here is what is on the way:
daniel lanois - shine
bob james - dancing on the water
mia doi todd - morning music
lyle lovett - joshua judges ruth
cassandra wilson - new moon daughter
virginia rodriguez - sol negro
keb mo - just like you
john lee hooker - chill out

It was under $28 for all of it shipped. Looking forward to listening to all of it.

OK I have a dumb question...I too buy a lot from amazon...I buy used as I assume you are to get 8 cd's for $28...am I able to combine these for free shipping if I spend more than $25? I saw someone else mention this and I have tried and can't figure it out.

And yes...most of my purchases come from rec's on this thread!!

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« Reply #1032 on: 7 Oct 2010, 10:22 pm »
OK I have a dumb question...I too buy a lot from amazon...I buy used as I assume you are to get 8 cd's for $28...am I able to combine these for free shipping if I spend more than $25? I saw someone else mention this and I have tried and can't figure it out.

And yes...most of my purchases come from rec's on this thread!!

Not dumb at all. What you have to do is find cds that are shipped "fulfilled by amazon". These cd's can be used or new. They are vendors that have a relationship setup with amazon so that the orders can be combined with amazon products to take advantage of the "free shipping on orders over $25". It takes me a while to fish out the cd's that take advantage of this, but it is well worth it to me.

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« Reply #1033 on: 15 Oct 2010, 11:00 am »
Hello!

I have three new cd's from Keiko Matsui.

The first is Cherry Blossom. Its a 24 bit HDCD disc.

Track 8 "Footsteps" is really good. It has real 'bite'.

Keiko Matsui's "stuff" can be very delicate, lots of deep and underlying things going on .... to the more mundane pop jazzy types of the likes of good ole Kenny G!!  :D

If your in the mood, this is good stuff and laid back.

Hearing this material on really good speakers makes it really an exploratory adventure here...well worth the listen..play it loud and smile!

Let you know about the other discs later!

All the best
Alex

Thanks for introducing me to Keiko Matsui. Check out When I Close My Eyes from Moyo.

If only I had been aware of her earlier this year I could have seen her live, as she came through Pittsburgh. Hopefully, she'll get back here sooner than it's taking the Pirates to get a .500 record.

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« Reply #1034 on: 15 Oct 2010, 12:14 pm »
jzexport!

Cool, Keiko Matsui is pretty ncie and the Cherry Blossom 24 bit HDCD was a nice surprise for sure.

Glad you enjoyed it!

All the best
Alex
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« Reply #1035 on: 16 Oct 2010, 12:12 am »
jzeport..

I went back and re-listened to "Footsteps" from Keiko Matsui's Cherry Blossom HDCD.

The bass slams in this track are outstanding.

I think this is a real awesome demo cut for sure, Jim Salk could use this for demos at shows and make lots of people smile!
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I also went back and replayed Al Koopers "Re-Kooperation", Track 8, "Honky Tonk" play this loud and SMILE...Awesome, Awesome cd.

All the best
Alex
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« Reply #1036 on: 20 Oct 2010, 03:24 pm »
Can you guide me to the other 31 pages of sugestions. Wich page of the thread is this located on, Thanks Mort.

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« Reply #1037 on: 20 Oct 2010, 05:51 pm »
Hi Mort:

In the first page of this thread there are these (3) links that have all the cd's, had to break them up because of the size. Hope to get them into a spreadsheet and share if I ever get the chance.

Alex
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PART ONE & PART TWO LINK TO LIST of RECOMMENDED CDs in THIS Thread as of 11/12/09:
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=63936.msg693819#msg693819

PART THREE LINK TO LIST of RECOMMENDED CDs In THIS Thread as of 12/29/09:
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=63936.msg712398#msg712398

PART FOUR LINK TO LIST of RECOMMENDED CDs In THIS Thread as of 9/29/10:
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=63936.msg842137#msg842137


mort

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« Reply #1038 on: 21 Oct 2010, 12:22 am »
Thanks I did not even think of going to the first page :duh: Thank you for compiling the data. I think I will purchase one a week!

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« Reply #1039 on: 21 Oct 2010, 12:47 am »
Mort,

Not all of the cds in the list are too my 'taste' but most are. You can listen to samples on line and choose those you really like etc.

This set of cd's would make an awesome colletction....I have had hundreds of hours of enjoyment for sure!

All the best
Alex
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