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#163268 - 03/28/07 11:41 PM Stunning Recordings
Mojo Offline
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Now that I have my Epic80 system installed, I feel like I have re-discovered music. Can anyone suggest exceptional music that will make this system shine? For example, Mark Knopfler's "A Ragpicker's Dream" is absolutely stunning with a wide, deep and tall presentation.

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#163269 - 03/28/07 11:47 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: Mojo]
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What type of music do you enjoy?
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#163270 - 03/29/07 01:29 AM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: Mojo]
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Well Mo, I'll suggest a little package of music that may not be a re-discovery for you, but should be a rather stunning new discovery(it certainly is on my Axioms, using DPLII): The Planets , Swan Lake and Symphonic Dances . Amounts to about $22 with free shipping.
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#163271 - 03/29/07 07:06 AM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: JohnK]
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You may want to check out this thread or this one.
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#163272 - 03/29/07 08:10 AM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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This thread has its moments too.
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#163273 - 03/29/07 08:44 AM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: SirQuack]
Mojo Offline
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What type of music do you enjoy?




I enjoy classical, 60s/70s/80s rock, some hard & alternative rock, jazz, blues, swing, Latin, middle eastern, folk, blues and modern Greek, worldbeat and anything with finger-style guitar. With this system, I am finding that I enjoy anything that has a stunning presentation.

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#163274 - 03/29/07 09:19 AM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: Mojo]
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Check out Chesky Records. I own a couple of their SACD's at the recommendation of a friend, and have listened to several of their regular CD's on my system. Really beautifully recorded stuff. Absolutely stunning. They claim to take great care in making their recordings as perfect as possible, and I believe it from what I've heard.

Their selection is somewhat limited, but if you like the types of music they sell, you can't go wrong. My personal favorite (so far) is this one. I don't speak of word of Spanish, but it doesn't matter because her voice combined with the assorted drums, flute, and guitar on this album are absolutely hypnotic and make my M80's sing! Highly recommended, if you like the genre.


Edited by PeterChenoweth (03/29/07 09:26 AM)
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#163275 - 03/29/07 09:24 AM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: Mojo]
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Good call on the Mark Knopfler disc. All of his are well-recorded, as are the later Dire Straits albums.

If you like 1980s synth Rush, then try 1985's "Power Windows". It was their first all-digital recording.

I find the vocals and solo piano on Coldplay's "Parachutes" and "A Rush of Blood to the Head" to be very pleasing.

If you haven't already, you may want to open up a whole new can of worms and get some DVD-Audio and/or SACD albums. The REM DVD-As are very good.

Enjoy!

P.S. Dan, increase your medication! I'll PM you the directions
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#163276 - 03/29/07 09:30 AM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: medic8r]
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P.S. Dan, increase your medication!




Which one?
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#163277 - 03/29/07 11:34 AM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: Mojo]
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...and anything with finger-style guitar. With this system, I am finding that I enjoy anything that has a stunning presentation.




It sounds like you may enjoy Irish-Flamenco-Accoustic-Metal then. It's good stuff.
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