Outstanding Demo CD's etc...

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« Reply #1300 on: 20 May 2018, 01:24 pm »
Thanks for the recommendation of Talk Talk / Color of Spring....just got a copy from the A. and its indeed a very nice recording!!

Alex

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« Reply #1301 on: 20 May 2018, 02:17 pm »
Just did a search of this thread and was surprised to not find James Taylor's "Hourglass"
I think this is one of the best recordings of male vocals, and one that I use in evaluation... and overall his best recorded album.

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« Reply #1302 on: 20 May 2018, 02:21 pm »
Interesting.....will take a look at it.....Johnny Cash's American series has great male vocals IMO as well..

I do have October Road which IMO is nice as well.

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« Reply #1303 on: 25 May 2018, 01:09 pm »
Just got and ripped Patty Larkins "Regrooving the Dream"....very nice recording, works nicely in my system......thanks for the recommendation.....found it on discogs for $2.55!

Alex

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« Reply #1304 on: 25 May 2018, 01:32 pm »
Patty Larkin's stuff is well recorded and interesting music to boot.  James Taylor's Hourglass is a cd that just shows more layers and complexity as you put it on better gear.  I just changed out my Dodd tube amp to Folsom's chip amp for summer listening ( this week it's supposed to stay over 100* in my part of TX).  Hourglass really shows the differences in the two pieces of gear.  It's a great album to learn it's nuances.

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« Reply #1305 on: 25 May 2018, 01:55 pm »
Just put it on order, $4.50 including shipping!!

Alex
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« Reply #1306 on: 26 May 2018, 03:57 pm »
Take a listen at this, its FREE online!!

It caught me by surprise that this good of quality and recording was streaming!!!
It show how simple accurate recording can be done!!!

IMO, its AWESOME!

Enjoy!
Alex


http://www.javonjackson.com/?audiotheme_record=threes-company-well-be-together-again

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« Reply #1307 on: 1 Jun 2018, 11:25 pm »
Listening to Hourglass at the moment....very nice!
Thanks for the recommendation "S Clark"!

Alex

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« Reply #1308 on: 1 Jun 2018, 11:48 pm »
Do yourself a favor and check out Anour Brahem's Blue Maqams album on ECM w/ Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, and Django Bates. Best album find I've had in a long time. His other stuff is good too, especially The Astounding Eyes of Rita, but Blue Maqams is a great listen. Also available as MQA on Tidal if you're into that.


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« Reply #1309 on: 2 Jun 2018, 11:58 am »
Listening to Hourglass at the moment....very nice!
Thanks for the recommendation "S Clark"!

Alex
Most welcome, Alex.  As I said, take time to learn it, then put it on another system.  The vocals are very system sensitive as well as much of the percussion.  It's one of a handful that I find useful when evaluating gear.
 
On another note, this has turned into one of the best resource threads here at AC.  Just a thanks to Alex for keeping this thread current and active.
Regards,
Scott

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« Reply #1310 on: 7 Jun 2018, 07:26 pm »
Just got this in and its very nice....Kasia Lins, Take My Tears....




Enjoy!
Alex

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« Reply #1311 on: 7 Jun 2018, 09:10 pm »
I'm liking Oscar Peterson Trio- We Take Requests from HDTracks and Bob James Trio- Straight Up (ripped from a CD) at the moment.

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« Reply #1312 on: 8 Jun 2018, 07:35 pm »
Lining up old favorites while waiting for Song3s to arrive:

Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus Vince Guaraldi Trio on DCC Jazz GZS1042 (despite horrible feedback on Cast Your Fate to the Wind, Track 5)
Appalachian Journey, Yo-Yo Ma and Guests Sony Classical
Caledon Wood Al Petteway acoustic Guitar
Pictures at an Exhibition Eiji Oue and Minnesota Orchestra, Reference Recordings RR79
The Glory of Purcell, Christopher Hogwood Acad Ancient Music (esp. track 8 vocals)
Looking Back Tomorrow: Beausoleil Live! Rhino Records (track 1 to see if you have a pulse)
Eva Cassidy Live at Blues Alley Blix Records G2-10046 (bring a Kleenex)
Acoustic Guitars Out of the Blue Stunt Records
Frederick Fennell and Cleveland Symphonic Winds Telarc Digital
Grateful Dead Dick's Picks Vol 25 (great Estimated Prophet)
Led Zep II


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« Reply #1313 on: 8 Jun 2018, 09:44 pm »
I'm stuck listening to these albums on my Song3's:

Anouar Brahem, Blue Maqams





Anouar Brahem, The Astounding Eyes of Rita





Daughter, If You Leave



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« Reply #1314 on: 8 Jun 2018, 10:55 pm »
Lining up old favorites while waiting for Song3s to arrive:

Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus Vince Guaraldi Trio on DCC Jazz GZS1042 (despite horrible feedback on Cast Your Fate to the Wind, Track 5)
Appalachian Journey, Yo-Yo Ma and Guests Sony Classical
Caledon Wood Al Petteway acoustic Guitar
Pictures at an Exhibition Eiji Oue and Minnesota Orchestra, Reference Recordings RR79
The Glory of Purcell, Christopher Hogwood Acad Ancient Music (esp. track 8 vocals)
Looking Back Tomorrow: Beausoleil Live! Rhino Records (track 1 to see if you have a pulse)
Eva Cassidy Live at Blues Alley Blix Records G2-10046 (bring a Kleenex)
Acoustic Guitars Out of the Blue Stunt Records
Frederick Fennell and Cleveland Symphonic Winds Telarc Digital
Grateful Dead Dick's Picks Vol 25 (great Estimated Prophet)
Led Zep II
I've heard several Led Zep II, including a R.L. version, but none I'd call "Outstanding Demo" quality. Some of the others are choices I'm familiar with and agree with the excellence of the recordings.  Which Zeppelin version are you listening to?

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« Reply #1315 on: 9 Jun 2018, 12:38 am »
The Atlantic R2-535225 re-release.  You got me: it's not a sonic masterpiece but Living Loving Maid does get my toes tapping.  Always a worthwhile criterion.  Speaking of which:

Moe, Hava Nagilah

Bruce Cockburn: The Charity of Night.

Rusted Root Cruel Sun

Kartik Seshadri Illuminations

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« Reply #1316 on: 9 Jun 2018, 01:14 am »
Here's some great sounding recent favorites:

-Mathew Barber, The Family Album
- Amelia Curran, They Promised You Mercy
- Laura Marling, Semper Femina
- Liz Longley, Liz Longley
- Maggie Rogers, Now That the Light is Fading

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« Reply #1317 on: 20 Jun 2018, 01:01 pm »
Eva Cassidy's Live at Blues Alley is indeed very nice.

Most of her other "studio" albums are pretty well done too.

Alex

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« Reply #1318 on: 20 Jun 2018, 05:49 pm »
Steve Tibbetts - Life Of



The latest Steve Tibbetts album is very meditative, probably good for the last song of the evening with the lights very low, but everyone will leave impressed. I have the 24bit - 88.2kHz album from HD Tracks.

Life Of is Stereophile's Record of the Month - 5 stars for performance, 5 stars for sonics
The Stereophile article is a good read: https://www.stereophile.com/content/recording-july-2018-life

"Tibbetts primarily records in his self-built studio, using two microphones, a Mojave and a Neumann, set up to record an acoustic guitar. "They haven't moved in years. Using an unmatched pair seemed like the right thing to do. The Mojave worked well at the 12-string's sound hole, the Neumann made a home looking at the 12th fret." He also resists EQ or compression, the tradeoff being that "the music can sound a little dull, like the speakers are wrapped in muslin."

"This mannered approach has resulted in a soft, glowing sound that manages to capture plenty of detail and character across a deep, wide soundstage. Some moments—as when Anderson adds a deep drum pulse, then moves to a hazy wash of cymbal—will flex your speakers or headphones, and add just the right amount of grunt to keep it interesting."

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« Reply #1319 on: 22 Jun 2018, 01:11 am »
Just streamed it on my vintage speakers. I can hear why you are so impressed with the album.  :thumb:

Steve Tibbetts - Life Of