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post #1 of 49 Old 02-16-12, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Best sounding recordings??

I noticed that Pink Floyd's DSOTM 30th anniversary SACD was the #1 selling SACD (last year?). I know that this question has been posed many times, but seeing DSOTM still selling as it does made me wonder, "what is everyone listening to today?" I love DSOTM and own several versions of it, but it's 30 years old! It's hard to believe that sq hasn't advanced to the point that it is no longer a "reference" recording.

By far, Amused to Death is one of the best sounding recordings I've ever heard. Most people think that it's in surround and don't believe me when I show them that it's in stereo. I owned the SBM version, but now I just have the Japanese import. I also wonder if there's a big difference in sq between the two.


I'd love to hear some "new" music; I'm not stuck in the 60s, 70s, etc. I must confess, however, that I do not own much music from ~2005 and older. Any suggestions? Not just for sq, but good music. FWIW-I like everything from AC DC to Zappa. Pink Floyd and The Beatles are probably my favs if I had to pick 1 or 2 bands, but I listen to Sheryl Crow, Ozzy's first two solo albums, Goo Goo Dolls, Dire Straits, Sting, Billy Joel...just to name a few.

There are CDs that I play while cleaning the house (Thriller, Old Ozzy w/ RR, etc) and discs that I listen to for "critical" listening [DSOTM, Amused to Death(Japan), Pros and Cons...(import)]

So...what do you listen to most?
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Re: Best sounding recordings??

If you like Jazz with lots of dynamics Lee Ritenour "Six String Theory" is an awesome recording

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Thanks; that would be a good one to check out since I play guitar. I'd like to get into classical more; I listen to Segovia, but I don't have (non rock) any operas or full orchestra. I have some Telarc "big band" that I enjoy.
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Re: Best sounding recordings??

Some other great groups are Fourplay, I also like Dave Grusin and some of Joe Satrini.
You also might like Phil Keaggy and Kerry Livgren if you like guitar.
I agree, Telarc has always done very good recordings as well.

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I've listened to Satch since "Surfing with the Alien;" it was my favorite car CD for a while. I saw a video of him playing (in Japan??) songs from the album before it was released, and it blew my mind. I'm usually not big into that kind of guitar playing (Van Halen-ish), but Satch (and Via) are something else.

Is Phil Keaggy the man whom Jimi H referred to as "the greatest guitarist in the world" years ago? I think that I've heard a few cuts of his; I should buy a few of his albums. The other two I'll check-out, so many thanks.

I was thinking about this thread today at work, and I wondered what discs I'd most like to have that are not available. I-for one-would shell out the big bucks for a Mofi/Japanese SACD box set (yes, you are reading that correctly-BOX SET ) of the complete works by Pink Floyd and The Beatles.

Maybe a "wish list" would also be appropriate here; that's assuming there isn't already a thread for it.

Thanks again!!
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Is Phil Keaggy the man whom Jimi H referred to as "the greatest guitarist in the world" years ago? I think that I've heard a few cuts of his; I should buy a few of his albums.
Yes, Thats the same Phil Keaggy. He is very talented.

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Does he mainly play acoustic guitar? For some reason I seem to remember him as playing acoustic (a' la Michael Hedges) music that's spiritual in nature. I may be confusing him with someone else.
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He plays every type but yes he does like acoustic. he is a Christian so he does focus on that but 90% of his music is without vocals.

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If I were to get one Keaggy CD (SACD) today, which recording would you suggest I buy? Thanks again; a new band/musician that someone introduces you to is, IMO, a gift that gives and gives and gives...
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I like Phil's CD "220" But as I said in my first post The Lee Ritenour CD "Six string theory" is my favorite right now no collection is complete without that recording

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