Looking for demo quality cd and sacd's for everything

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  1. Allen Longcor

    Allen Longcor Supporting Actor

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    I know you probably get about 20 of these a month in this forum but I am too lazy to search. There, I admit it.


    I'm looking for cd's and sacd's that illustrate a something particularly well. For example many people would recommend Jacintha's SACD's for female vocals. That sort of thing. It could be anything. Good bass. Great mid bass. Nice highs.

    The music could be anything from jazz to opera. I'm looking to expand my horizons with new music all the time. So if you have any favorite cd's or sacd's that shine in a particular area, or are just darn good, let me know. Thx.
     
  2. KeithH

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    Allen, a few of my favorite SACDs from both a music and sonic standpoint:

    * Stevie Ray Vaughan Couldn't Stand the Weather
    * Rebecca Pidgeon The Raven
    * Alison Krauss Now That I've Found You: A Collection
    * Keb' Mo' The Door
    * The Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out
    * Chris Botti Night Sessions
    * An Introduction to SACD (Chesky stereo SACD sampler)
    * James Taylor Hourglass

    The CD versions of these titles are great too, but not as good as the SACDs. Also, note that the Pidgeon, Krauss, and Chesky sampler discs are hybrids, so they have CD layers.
     
  3. Mike Broadman

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    Best stereo "filling up the sound space with and orchestra" disc: Mahler's 6th symphony, San Francisco Symphony

    Best mid-range sound: Joe Satriani, Engines of Creation

    Best multi-channel jazz album: Miles Davis, Kind of Blue

    Best album available on SACD, musically: Charles Mingus, Ah Um, because Mingus is God.
     
  4. KeithH

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    Mike, Satriani's Engines of Creation is one of my favorites too. The SACD is decidedly better than the CD. Also, the energy on that album is incredible. Mingus Ah Um is also a winner. I would rate both as must-haves. [​IMG]
     
  5. Allen Longcor

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    These are great and just what I am looking for. Keep them coming. [​IMG] Or maybe I'll create categories if it dies out heheheeh.
     
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    I like Keith's list. I have all but two of those and they're good ones.

    The best sounding disc I've heard is Telarc's THE VERY TALL BAND by Oscar peterson & Ray Brown & Milt Jackson. It's recorded in DSD.

    All the Telarc's are muy excellente in y experience. If you like blues Junior Wells' COME ON IN THIS HOUSE is quite good.

    Spyro Gyra's IN MODERN TIMES is nice in stereo or 5.1 .

    Manfredo Fest's JUST JOBIM is killer. DMP does SACD right!

    Los Indios Tabajaras' ALWAYS IN MY HEART is acoustic quitar supreme!

    The Vivino Brothers' BLUES BAND is good in stereo or 5.1 .

    Tower Of Power LIVE is hot. Toot toot!

    Bennie Walace's MOODSVILLE is very good.

    Laura Nyro's last album, on Rounder, ANGEL IN THE DARK is quite good. Rounder is doing SACD right.

    You cannot go wrong on any of Jacintha's 3 albums.

    The Audioquest Music sampler BLUESQUEST is very good. I bought Mighty Sam McClain's SOUL SURVIVOR after hearing it.

    Al Di Meola & John McLaughlin & Paco de Lucia's FRIDAY NIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO is one of Sony's winners IMO.

    I hope that jumpstarts your cart! Best wishes!
     
  7. KeithH

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    Rachael, Friday Night in San Francisco is high on my wantlist. I bought the remastered CD months ago, and it sounds great. I can only imagine how good the SACD sounds. Unfortunately, the Best Buy store I was in on Sunday didn't have it. [​IMG]
     
  8. Allen Longcor

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    I saw Saturday Night in San Francisco at Tower the other day for about $16. Maybe I'll have to snap it up. Ok here are some categories in my unaudiophile terms (or is that inaudiophile):

    Male Vocals: High Medium and Low
    Female Vocals: High Medium and Low
    Guitar: Acoustic and electric
    Wind instruments: Too many to list so just your favorites
    Jazz: Any really good jazz and particularly one that gives you that small club feel
    Opera: Anything amazingly performed
    Classical: Something that will make my system sing! Give my system a workout.


    Some of the above have already been suggested, but the more the merrier. Thanks to those that have already posted.
     
  9. Brian Glaeske

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    How about the Yo-Yo-Ma titles on SACD? Are these any good?
     
  10. Mike Broadman

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    Brian, I wasn't aware there were more than one Yo Yo Ma titles. I have one where he plays solo, with a blue cover. Sonically it's very sweet. I didn't know any of the pieces so I can't speak for his musical interpretation, but it sounded good to me.
     
  11. Allen Longcor

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    There are actually a few more Yo Yo Ma titles on SACD. One of them he plays the songs of some composer I think (name is escaping me but he is a famous movie composer) and there is another one called Appalachian Spring.
     

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