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#227471 - 10/29/08 08:44 AM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: CV]
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LOL!
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#231594 - 11/25/08 09:33 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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In the spirit of upcoming Black Friday audio bargains, a bargain CD to play on them would be Sir Simon's performances of the majestic Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 and the savage Scythian Suite, all in excellent sound.
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#233526 - 12/08/08 12:15 AM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: JohnK]
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 Originally Posted By: JohnK
In the spirit of upcoming Black Friday audio bargains, a bargain CD to play on them would be Sir Simon's performances of the majestic Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 and the savage Scythian Suite, all in excellent sound.


John, thanks for the recommendation. My CD arrived in the mail yesterday.

On a side note, and I've mentioned this in the past, almost all my driving time is accompanied by the lone classical music station in Southern California, KUSC. Tonight, I had dinner with my folks and my mom commented on how nice the music was when we drove to pick the food up.
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#233698 - 12/08/08 09:16 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Very good, Sean. I'd suspect that you were a bit startled by the opening of the Scythian Suite, especially if the volume was fairly high.

Yeah, KUSC is one of my favorites for listening online, and I typically listen to Jim Svejda's program every weekday evening.
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#233728 - 12/08/08 11:29 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: JohnK]
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I've learned with some classical discs to have the volume remote handy. The dynamic jumps on some works can be quite startling.


Also, I've been really enjoying discovering opera on KUSC while driving around Sunday mornings.
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#235635 - 12/18/08 12:28 AM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Steely Dan - Two Against Nature (both the cd and the dvd), Gaucho, Aja, and Donald Fagen The Nightfly
contemporary bluegrass such as Blue Highway, Mountain Heart, Grascals, Carrie Hassler, Caitlin Cary etc really sounds excellent all the acoustic instruments are totally revealed
Steve Miller Book of Dreams
The Very Best of Crowded House
Techno stuff Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto, Thrillseekers, Crystal Method
Tower of Power, Earth Wind and Fire, Kool and the Gang
Roomful of Blues (blues band with a horn section)
some contemporary country sounds really good like Sara Evans Real Fine Place
Joe Pass and the Pizzarelli father and son on jazz guitar
Derailers
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#236525 - 12/23/08 12:16 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: Larry7995]
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I got hooked on Chesky recordings from the recomendations here (especially Marta Gomez). a question for all you Canadians out there. Where is the love for Sarah McLachlan? she is a fav of mine
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#236527 - 12/23/08 12:34 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: gary135r]
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I like Sarah McLachlan in small doses.
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#236543 - 12/23/08 01:59 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: Ken.C]
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Me too. A truly amazing talent and I have a few CDs but not a regular choice in my playlist. I have to be in the mood.
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#236547 - 12/23/08 02:10 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: Murph]
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I bought her live DVD, Mirrorball, but I haven't been able to make myself watch the whole thing. For some reason it turns me off. I have to say I really love her song and the scene it supports in Toy Story 2, though.
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