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post #11 of 86 Old 09-19-13, 05:34 PM
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Re: Good Demo Music - Good Imaging Music

Sure seems to me that there are a lot of very good older recordings but not that many good new recordings but, maybe it's just me. A few of my favorites new and old.

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - Paris (Ooh La La)
John Coltrane - Giant Steps
Elton John - Amoreena
The Band - Ophelia
Nora Jones - Sinkin' Soon
Dean Martin - That's Amore and Ain't That a Kick in the Head
Pink Floyd - Echoes
Alison Krauss - Paper Airplanes

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Very nice list there Mark +1

One more I've been thing of is form the Cars - Moving in Stereo


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Couple others;
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
CCR - Green River
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Call Me the Breeze
Tab Benoit - Medicine
Tracy Chapman _ Behind the Wall
and one just for fun...

Grace Potter - Paris (Ooh La La) + Medicine (Live from the Artists Den) Not so much for imaging and soundstage but really good for female voice and pretty good for clarity and mid-bass.

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I've been using "Ghost in This House" on the Alison Krauss & Union Station Live CD as a test of center image for a while. Her voice should be well defined and dead center. I also love the sound of the percussion piece coming in at the chorus (hi-hat I think). That tells you something about the sense of space the speaker can create. I saw someone mention Paper Airplane and I really need to get that disc.

One of my favorite musical groups is The Wailin' Jennys. If you like female vocals in harmony, it doesn't really get much better. I discovered at RMAF that "Avila" from their "Firecracker" album makes a lovely demo piece. I can't pinpoint a reason per se. It just fills the room with a wonderful sound.

Another one that I got really familiar with at RMAF (though I'd heard it before) is "Peel Me a Grape" by Diana Krall. I'm not a fan of Diana Krall in general, though I've tried to be. Her music usually has put me to sleep. However, this song I kind of like and it's really very good for soundstaging, imaging and a sense of space. Her voice is palpable and a good system seems to reveal all the fluctuations and subtleties in her voicing and phrasing. The piano solo in the middle is telling as well. Off the same album, "All or Nothing At All" is pretty good too.

Can you tell I like female vocals?! For something mostly instrumental, during the holidays I like to listen to Kurt Bestor's Noel album. Lots of interesting instruments going on, and pretty well recorded to my mind too.
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And I just noticed that Nova is in northern Utah. Cool, I am as well. Woods Cross to be precise. Nova, where are you at?
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I have a series of tracks I use for audio demo
1 Sweet-Level Headed-Track 5-Love is Like Oxygen album version
2 Pink Floyd DSOTM -The Great Gig in the Sky-Any Colour You Like
3 Alan Parsons Project-Pyramid-Voyager and What Goes Up
4 Scorpions-Moment of Glory with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra SACD 5.1 ghost track-orchestra only -Winds of Change
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Re: Good Demo Music - Good Imaging Music - Your Favorite Demo Music

Love is Like Oxygen was one of my favorites way back in the day.

The Great Gig in the Sky is excellent, but I am stuck on the version from Delicate Sound of Thunder and can't seem to like any of the other girls that sing it.
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I've always loved this track by the french band AIR for both it's imaging and it's theater like bass ( kicks in around 1:56 ) .. Floyd fans should also enjoy it - they borrow their sound for this album heavily from them. [
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HI ALL. You need to get the DVD.....!


YOU GOT TO OPEN YOUR EYES TO SEE THE PICTURE !
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HI ALL. go get the bluray>

YOU GOT TO OPEN YOUR EYES TO SEE THE PICTURE !
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