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Top One Hundered Reference Records
2012-04-06, 13:22
Post: #31
RE: Top Ten Reference Records
Sooooo much music and soooo little space and time.....
I'll throw my hat in the ring with these suggestions (and I accept they're not to everyone's taste)!

1/ The Beatles "Love" - too many classic tunes on here to pick just one. They've all been given a new lease of life by the only man who could ..... George Martin.
2/ Yes "Fragile" - Heart of the Sunrise. The interplay of Bruford's exquisite drumming with Chris Squires' bass is stunning (IMHO).
3/ Another vote for Supertramp's "Brother Where you Bound" - Cannonball.
4/ Eric Clapton "461 Ocean Boulevard" - Motherless Children. 'Nuff said.
5/ Pink Floyd "The Final Cut" - Not now John. Lots going on at once, but if it sounds a mess, look to your system, not the recording.
6/ Chet Atkins/Mark Knopfler "Neck and Neck" - There'll be some Changes Made. Two old rockers at their foot-tapping best just messin' around.
7/Eva Cassidy "Somgbird" (Ltd. Edition) - almost any track but especially Songbird and Fields of Gold. What a voice!
8/ Eagles "Hell Freezes Over" - Get over It.
9/ Robert Plant "The Principle of Moments" - Thru' with the Two Step.
10/ Working Week "Companeros" - South Africa. Turn it up loud so your neighbours can enjoy Juliet's voice too!

Sorry, I couldn't possibly pare the list down to 10 only, so here are a few more gems.

11/ George Benson "20/20" - Beyond the Sea.
12/ Holst's "The Planets" - Jupiter. Exercises parts of the orchestra and choir other tracks can't reach.
13/ Leonard Bernstein conducts West Side Story - Cool (and it is).
14/ Bobby McFerrin "Simple Pleasures" - title track.

Sorry to ramble on, but trust me! I could have gone on soooo much more!

Regards to all.
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2012-04-06, 13:40 (This post was last modified: 2012-04-06 13:45 by Teme.)
Post: #32
RE: Top Ten Reference Records
Particia Barber - Cafe Blue (the recent reissue by Premonition)
Buena Vista Social Club - At Carnegie Hall (Nonesuch)
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue (Analogue Productions)
Keb Mo - Peace... Back By Popular Demand (Pure Pleasure)
Sade - Diamond Life (the recent reissue by Audio Fidelity)
This Mortal Coil - It'll End In Tears (Org Music)

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2012-04-06, 14:42
Post: #33
RE: Top Ten Reference Records
(2012-04-05 23:34)lotus340r Wrote:  I also like Stanley Clarke, Stories to tell, from 'if only this bass could talk' because its one of those ones where I have yet to hear a system that can properly unravel it.

Try to hear it on a SARA or Isobarik system, because they definitely can unravel it, to perfection I might add.Big Grin

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2012-04-06, 14:48
Post: #34
RE: Top Ten Reference Records
(2012-04-06 14:42)Dr_Eddie Wrote:  
(2012-04-05 23:34)lotus340r Wrote:  I also like Stanley Clarke, Stories to tell, from 'if only this bass could talk' because its one of those ones where I have yet to hear a system that can properly unravel it.

Try to hear it on a SARA or Isobarik system, because they definitely can unravel it, to perfection I might add.Big Grin

I have a series of Stanley Clarke albums, fortunately they sound great and come through clearly with my Sondek and Isobarik speakers Cool
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2012-04-06, 16:50
Post: #35
RE: Top Ten Reference Records
Been having a ratch so......

INXS - KICK (Mofi)

Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section. (Analogue Productions)

Muddy Waters - Folk Singer ( Mofi)

Mary Coughlan - Love For Sale (Demon)

Arthur Willis - Bach At Ely (Hyperion)

Terry Evans - Put It Down (AudioQuest)

Acoustic Alchemy - Red Dust & Spanish Lace (MCA Master)

The Guitar Artistry of Charlie Byrd (Analague Productions)

Malcolm Arnold - English , Scottish & Cornish Dances (Lyrita)

Jean Michell Jarre - Oxygene (Mofi)

Alban Berg - Violin Concerto (Deutsche Grammophon Gallery)

Richard Hawley - Coles Corner (Mute)

Troubadour Songs & Medieval Lyrics ( Hyperion)

The Tube (Tacet)

Daniel Lanois - For The Beauty Of Wynoma (Warner Bros)

The Doors - The Doors ( DCC)

JB Lenoir - Alabama Blues( Linn Selekt)

Nirvana - Nevermind (Geffen) European Pressing STUNNING!!!!

Aaron Neville - Warm Your Heart (A&M Records)

Fretwork - Hearts Ease (Virgin Classics Veritas)

The Tallis Scholars - Josquin Missa Pange Linga (Gimell)

The Sixteen - Handel Chandos Anthems Vol 1 (Chandos/Linn Selekt)

Derrick May - Innovator (R&S Records) Box Set.

Correlli - Concerti Grossi (Harmonia Mundi/Linn Selekt)

Rossini - String Sonatas (Argo) Marriner

Not all Hifi test discs but great music!!
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2012-04-06, 20:17
Post: #36
RE: Top Ten Reference Records
OK, I'm just about to start listening to Jennifer Warnes' album Famous Blue Raincoat to see which one track I would use. I usually use the whole album!
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2012-04-06, 21:36
Post: #37
RE: Top Ten Reference Records
(2012-04-06 20:17)fhsa8 Wrote:  OK, I'm just about to start listening to Jennifer Warnes' album Famous Blue Raincoat to see which one track I would use. I usually use the whole album!

So...... it came down to either "A Singer Must Die" for its intricate threads and patterns or the title track for sheer goosebump factor.
Smile

I,m now listening to The Marquee - 30 Legendary Years ....... U2, Dire Straits, Genesis, Billy Idol, Simple Minds, Police, Jam, Stranglers, Boomtown Rats,Floyd, and that's not all of disc one !!!
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2012-04-06, 23:13 (This post was last modified: 2012-04-06 23:17 by The Flatearther.)
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RE: Top Ten Reference Records
(2012-04-06 21:36)fhsa8 Wrote:  [quote='fhsa8' pid='187471' dateline='1333739869']
OK, I'm just about to start listening to Jennifer Warnes' album Famous Blue Raincoat to see which one track I would use. I usually use the whole album!

So...... it came down to either "A Singer Must Die" for its intricate threads and patterns or the title track for sheer goosebump factor.
Smile

I,m now listening to The Marquee - 30 Legendary Years ....... U2, Dire Straits, Genesis, Billy Idol, Simple Minds, Police, Jam, Stranglers, Boomtown Rats,Floyd, and that's not all of disc one !!!
Big Grin

For me the track off old raincoat would Be Ain't no cure for love. I love it.


Thanks everyone. No need to apologise for adding multiples the idea is to find great music, even if it started as a collection of reference recordings.
There are now so many it will take some time to amend the list so please be patient. I will add them all, just as I soon as I stop listening to records myself, having just tuned up my Mana table for the first time . Joy sheer Joy. It means I now have 1300 albums to re-discover once again!
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2012-04-06, 23:58
Post: #39
RE: Top Ten Reference Records
(2012-04-06 23:13)The FlatEarther Wrote:  
(2012-04-06 21:36)fhsa8 Wrote:  [quote='fhsa8' pid='187471' dateline='1333739869']

So...... it came down to either "A Singer Must Die" for its intricate threads and patterns or the title track for sheer goosebump factor.
Smile
..snip...

Flatearther said:

For me the track off old raincoat would Be Ain't no cure for love. I love it.
..snip

Funnily enough, that is the one my wife picked - and thinking about Leonard Cohen covers, I am now trying to find out whether Concrete Blonde's version of "Everybody Knows" is available on vinyl

This is an excellent thread -thank you

All the best, John
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2012-04-07, 18:00
Post: #40
RE: Top Ten Reference Records
One that I forgot in my earlier post is Arne Domnerus et al - Jazz At The Pawnshop (Proprius).

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