Another good quality (IMHO) is the original release of We Can't Dance by Genesis in 1991, especially the last song Fading Lights
I don't have any but Peter Gabriel albums and meant to be well produced.
Also Alan Parsons Project.
Jacques Loussier on Telarc
Rodrigo y Gabriella
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
Good shout, I'd completely forgotten about that
For all you bass fiends: 'Thunder' by S.M.V.
S.M.V. are Stanley Clarcke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten. If the names don't ring a bell, move on... nothing to be seen here!
If you know these gents, have a listen; you won't be disappointed!
Tracey Chapman's debut album is excellent.
Yes - I can confirm that the latest Peter Gabriel, 'New Blood', sounds sensational.
The Wallin Jennys Bright Morning and 40 Days CDs both sound very good.
40 days- one of my favourites... if you like the Jennys you might like The Staves
"Dead and born and grown"
Accuphase E350 amp, Electrocompaniet EMC1UP CDP, Siltech 25th Classic anniversary 330I XLR Harbeth Super HL5 on Sound Anchor Quod ELS63 stands, Chord Odessey2 speaker cable. Grado SR60 headphones.
An honourable mention for 'The Yes album' (1971) by Yes. The album's producion is commendably lean with just the right amount of prominence given to each of the featured instruments - Kaye's nicely-judged piano and organ parts and sparing use of synth, alongside Howe's wonderfully versatile and technically brilliant acoustic and electric guitar work. This provides ample room for the band's rhythm section - Squire's throaty, toppy Rickenbacker 6003 bass and Bruford's vibrant, jazz-inflected drumming - to shine through. The original 1994 remaster by Joe Gastwirt is perfectly judged -- bright, open and spacious. Later Yes albums (even the hugely wonderful 'Close to the Edge') sound cluttered by comparison. Yes are a great band and this is their best-recorded album -- a testament to simplicity.
Cambridge Audio 651C, Arcam A-18, Kef Q-300
just listening to Ryan Adams's love is hell vol 1+2....sounds good. Coldplays Parachutes surprised me recently.
cambridge audio 651c, rega brio-r, dynaudio DM7
Harman kardon bta10, Google nexus 7
They opened unexpectedly?
There were no strings attached.
just listening to Ryan Adams's love is hell vol 1+2....sounds good.
Ryan Adams chooses his instruments carefully, and allways pays attention to them being recorded well. I like his 'Cold Roses' album too.
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