Outstanding Demo CD's etc...

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« Reply #1340 on: 17 Nov 2018, 05:47 pm »
I’ll guess yes... I just found it myself on Roon/Tidal and added it to my library. I’m really looking forward to listening to this one later on this weekend  :thumb:


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« Reply #1341 on: 5 May 2019, 09:47 pm »
Let It Go - Clair Marlo  -- Sheffield Lab (gold)

Big Notes - Flim and the BB's -- DMP (gold)

Tricycle - Flim and the BB's -- DMP (gold)

This Guy's in Love With You -- Arthur Prysock -- Milestone

Persuasions -- Persuasions Sing the Beatles -- Chesky


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Outstanding Demo CD's etc...
« Reply #1342 on: 13 Sep 2019, 08:09 am »
I don't know if any of these items have ever been pointed out in this thread as I'm not allowed to search in the thread.   :(

My favourite tracks to test my 2-channel system is with fifties recordings that have not been contaminated with all kinds of digital gimmicks (maybe a few in re-mastering)
Looking at that period, the Capitol, RCA en CBS recordings always stand out. With Capitol at the asbolute top.

To mention a few:
My man - Peggy Lee. To see if your system is able to let you hear the difference between a kick drum and a string bass that are very close and on the same channel.
There is no sweet man that's worth the salt of my tears - Peggy Lee. That voice (in all of her songs) is simple magic and very well recorded for the time thanks to Olson and his design of RCA mics.
Isle of Capri - Frank Sinatra. The roar of those drums gives me goose bumps every time I play it. And that "just behind the beat" singing of Frankie is unmatched
Just walking in the rain - (gentleman) Jim Reeves. That very low RCA bass and the rock solid recording of that magic voice.

In the "old" recordings on the other side of the ocean Decca is a name worth mentioning and Parlophone (EMI) as second.
You don't know - Billy Fury
I'm looking out the window - Cliff Richard (original by Peggy Lee has more feel to it, but is too old for me to be a fine recording)

OK, for some more modern material
Bubbles - Yosi Horikawa. Nice playing with all kinds of ball sounds. Can you point them all out?
Draw your swords - Agnus and Julia Stone (by the end of the song it gets too messy the rest if fine)
Walking on the moon - Yuri Honing
Maze - Olaf Stuut
Die Tänzerin - Ulla Meinecke (sings in German, so not everybody's cup of coffee. But very nice electronic sound and beautiful decay in here singing)
Nardis - Patricia Barber. Drum solo, drum solo and drum solo. Please search for the unmastered version
Misa Criola: Kyrie - Mercedes Sosa. The space around that chorus, the lead voice and the delicate instruments

Sure there are plenty more good tracks, but I keep coming back to most of these over and over again.
Enjoy your music.


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« Reply #1343 on: 13 Sep 2019, 03:48 pm »
I don't know if any of these items have ever been pointed out in this thread as I'm not allowed to search in the thread.   :(

Page 57 has a two post summary Fishinbob made of the previous CD's.


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« Reply #1344 on: 14 Sep 2019, 06:46 pm »
I'm a bit confused here.
The initial request was:
"I am looking more towards the traditional 2 CD stereo CD's....the ones that are really well produced, mixed  and have great dynamic range."
Looking at the list on page 57 I see several discs that may give some people a good feeling but do surely not meet any of the criteria mentioned in bold above. Or I might have the wrong CD release :(
Maybe I don't understand or the criteria have changed over time this thread is running?
I always relate to a specific track, not a complete CD. Because for me the track also has to be a well written, good arranged song before I can go and listen to the more technical side.
But hey, that's just me.
Enjoy the music.

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« Reply #1345 on: 14 Sep 2019, 08:39 pm »
You are probably right that not every recording on that list belongs, but most do.  Take for what it is, a collection of recommendations from lots of people with varied taste and interpretations if the qualifier "Outstanding"


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« Reply #1346 on: 20 Sep 2019, 07:59 pm »
Hello Guys and Gals

I havent posted here in awhile...but I have looked in from time to time...

Spending my time minding the Headphone Mania circle.

I auditioned some stuff locally and heard a CD that made my hair stand up it was so good!

Patricia Barber's Verse.

Outstanding, 10 out of a 10.

It may not be your taste in music but it will rock the socks off in imagery, tonality....percussion, human voice ....absolutley wonderful.

Guys at the local audio store gave it to me for listening ...

I bought it immediately: