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Love, loathe, or indifferent to her, but the most beautiful recordings I have are by Katie Melua – I can literally hear her breathe, whatever she’s been played through.

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Sizzers wrote:

Love, loathe, or indifferent to her, but the most beautiful recordings I have are by Katie Melua – I can literally hear her breathe, whatever she’s been played through.

Especially when produced by William Orbit  Cool

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Carmignola -The Four Seasons

Supertramp - Retrospectacle

Neville Marriner - Amadeus Movie Soundtrack

The Alan Parsons Project - The Turn of a Friendly Card

Bric Bibb - Booker's Guitar

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steve_1979 wrote:

Carmignola -The Four Seasons

Supertramp - Retrospectacle

Neville Marriner - Amadeus Movie Soundtrack

The Alan Parsons Project - The Turn of a Friendly Card

Bric Bibb - Booker's Guitar

Ah someone else finally picks artists I've actually heard of lol. (Though I have heard of Katie Melua recomended by Sizzers)

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Eric Bibb, Yes most of his are well recorded I like his last one "Deeper in the well" which I believe is DSD.

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MajorFubar wrote:

steve_1979 wrote:

Carmignola -The Four Seasons

Supertramp - Retrospectacle

Neville Marriner - Amadeus Movie Soundtrack

The Alan Parsons Project - The Turn of a Friendly Card

Bric Bibb - Booker's Guitar

Ah someone else finally picks artists I've actually heard of lol. (Though I have heard of Katie Melua recomended by Sizzers)

That last one's supposed to be Eric Bibb BTW.  doh!  excellent!

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Yeah I sussed that Smile

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Luka Bloom - Riverside

Kronos Quartet - Pieces of Africa

 

These came up this evening after a good listen. Of course there are many more!

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Several, but of late, just about anything by the Dead Can Dance is worth hearing.  Magnificent recording / production quality.  

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You must try and hear Lindsey Buckingham's solo album "Out Of The Cradle"   a superb demonstration of how to record electric and acoustic guitars - the songs are ace too!

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EAGLES - Hell Freezes Over (CD is good, the XRCD is great)

JOHN MELLENCAMP - Words & Music: Greatest Hits

STRYPER - Recovering

ANTHRAX - Anthem

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davlee wrote:
As I have only just set up a great sounding Hi-Fi, I am keen to know what well recorded CDs to purchase. So far my favorite is Nitin Sawhney - Beyond Skin

Hi davelee

Beyond Skin and the track Nadia is one of my favourites. Other albums include The Silver Tree (Lisa Gerrard), Modern Cool (Patricia Barber) and the track Aye Dil E Nadan (superbly sung by Lata Mangeshkar).

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the record spot wrote:

Several, but of late, just about anything by the Dead Can Dance is worth hearing.  Magnificent recording / production quality.  

 

Apart from their last one for sound quality, otherwise I would agree, same for Lisa Gerrard who I mention above.

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davlee wrote:
As I have only just set up a great sounding Hi-Fi, I am keen to know what well recorded CDs to purchase. So far my favorite is Nitin Sawhney - Beyond Skin

Hi davelee

Beyond Skin and the track Nadia is one of my favourites. Other albums include The Silver Tree (Lisa Gerrard), Modern Cool (Patricia Barber) and the track Aye Dil E Nadan (superbly sung by Lata Mangeshkar).

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

Some good choices. Although as an album I prefer Cafe Blue to Modern Cool but think that would be a good demo disc.

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My favourites:

 

- Any Dire Straits albums. Wonderfully produced. Private investigations is a nigh impossible track to get "right", so it's used as my main demo for new equipment

- Seal: Seal aka Seal II

- Damien Rice: O - On a good system the production value and levels of intimacy are breaktaking

- Michael Buble: Self titled album and also "It's Time". Excellent big band stuff in the days before he became a smug t**t

- Pink Floyd: The Wall