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#142237 - 12/22/06 11:06 AM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: spiffnme]
Robert_W Offline
old hand

Registered: 05/26/06
Posts: 88
Loc: NW Montana
Listening to Mozarts' Piano Concerto #13 right now. Howard Shelley preforming. Excellent recording. As are most of the Chandos CD's in that set.
Here

On the rock and roll side.

Porcupine Tree: The best band I've found in years. Outstanding engineering, mixing and recording. A refreshing find.
Deadwing
In Abstensia

As for great sounding DVD's I was pleasantly surprised to find Rush's R-30 very Good.

R-30

I wish I could find more threads like this. It is so disappointing these days to find that the vast majority of music out there jsut sucks as far as the quality of the recorings /engineering go. Suffice it to say that ever since upgrading to a "real" audio system, 80% of my collection just doen't seem to cut it anymore. I'm now on a never ending quest for quality recordings. And in todays world of overcompressed MP3 dumbed down Ipod crap it's getting harder and harder.

Keep posting the good ones!

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#142238 - 12/22/06 11:13 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: spiffnme]
JohnK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10395
Craig, for the Amazon 4-for-3 sale I'd suggest getting this for Marche Slave. Then the Mehta Planets . My favorite Ma Vlast(My Country)of the five that I own is this one by Berglund . An outstanding Brahms Hungarian Dances is the Bogar . If you order these the lowest priced one is free and free shipping can be picked even though the net price is under the usual $25 requirement.
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#142239 - 12/26/06 09:02 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: JohnK]
ravi_singh Offline
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Registered: 03/14/02
Posts: 1351
Loc: Montreal
My favs that I can think of, in no particular order:

Patricia Barber - pretty much all of her records sounds great

NIN - Downward Spiral SACD, or CD, With Teeth DVD Audio, and Still

Tool - 10,000 days and Lateralus (the latter is an HDCD)

Miles Davis, Kind of Blue remastered

Stan Getz Joao Gilberto feat Antonio Carlos Jobim

Dead Can Dance - all albums that I have

Jorane - Evapore, and the live album

Lhasa - La Llorona

Radiohead - OK Computer

Peter Gabriel - Up CD and SACD

There are others, but if I keep going, I'll get carpal tunnel

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#258878 - 05/01/09 07:36 AM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: JohnK]
Argon Offline
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Registered: 07/24/04
Posts: 1443
Loc: Oak Ridge, NC
 Originally Posted By: JohnK[url=http://www.towerrecords.com/product.aspx?pfid=1322837
Slavonic Dances [/url].


John - I am searching through some of these old threads in anticipation of receiving my Axiom order. Your link to the "Slavonic Dances" just brings up the Tower site. I searched on "Slavonic Dances" and many selections came back. Can you post which specific CD you were calling out?

As an additional rookie question - I assume that CD's are preferred as opposed to MP3 downloads?
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#258959 - 05/01/09 07:28 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Randall Offline
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Registered: 08/19/08
Posts: 22
Loc: College Park, MD
A friend gave me the Pink Floyd "Pulse" DVD.

I listened to it once before I had my surround sound set-up and SVS PB12/2 sub and found it nice with just HDTV sound bar.

I pulled it out last weekend and was blown away with LFE and side two DSOTM compilation in 7.1.

I have to rate this as one of the most amazing Audio and Video experiences since getting HDTV and 7.1.

This DVD was much more impressive than many of the B-RayD recordings I've come across.

To this point, I've found utilization of B-RayD potential from studios/producers sadly lacking despite being a huge fan of the technology.

Great thread; I have very much enjoyed it!

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#258961 - 05/01/09 07:37 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: Randall]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6613
Loc: It's all about the location.
Is "Pulse" on BD?
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#258964 - 05/01/09 08:08 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: Adrian]
Randall Offline
hobbyist

Registered: 08/19/08
Posts: 22
Loc: College Park, MD
Not BD... but if it was in BD packaging, I would never have questioned it.

It offers Dolby Digital 5.1/640kbps in audio setup.

With only PS3 upscalling I found it near BD quality.

Not sure if my AVR PL2 made it true 7.1 but sound was coming out of rear surrounds.

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#258966 - 05/01/09 08:10 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: Randall]
Randall Offline
hobbyist

Registered: 08/19/08
Posts: 22
Loc: College Park, MD
Oh, if you're asking if it has since been released as BD...

I don't know... wouldn't be surprised if it was.

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#258967 - 05/01/09 08:17 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: Adrian]
RickF Offline
axiomite

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Any recording from Otis Taylor is excellent, 'Rosa, Rosa' from the Truth Is Not Fiction disc is exceptional ... to the point that both my wife and I thought the surrounds were playing a couple of evenings ago whenever the system was in two channel stereo mode. 'Recapturing the Banjo' and 'Below The Fold' are the only disc I do not have of his.

'My Soul's In Louisiana' off of his White African disc is another exceptionally recorded song, it places the train passing the crossing right in your lap. Good stuff.
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#258992 - 05/02/09 04:39 AM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: Argon]
JohnK Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10395
Rob, adding on to the other thread, the suggested Slavonic Dances(CD of course)would be the excellent version by Levi with the Atlanta Symphony on Telarc . Correcting the old Tower link for the Brahms Hungarian Dances, equally essential, it's here . A fine bargain Rimsky-Korsakov collection that was in the old list is this one .
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