Need advice on a few SACD Titles

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I really like both the Alison Krauss SACDs that I have because Alisons voice just sounds so stunning to me. So I want to try to find other titles with good female vocals.

I was thinking about the titles below and wanted to find out what people had to say about them since musically they are new territory for me. I mainly listen to Country and Rock/Pop.

Rebecca Pidgeon - The Raven
Christy Baron - Steppin
Nancy Bryan - Neon Angel


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-Chris Benson
 

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Chris,
I am very familiar with all of the above.
Rebecca Pidgeon is always a new album for my friends when they come over, but it is excellent music they like and they always get the album information. It is one of my favorite albums and a great "show off the system" SACD.
Rebecca is David Mamet's wife and has been in Heist, The Spanish Prisoner, and State and Main, but it is her music that is my favorite. This album showcases her wonderful voice on new original folk songs (plu an unbelievable Spanish Harlem). Check out the title track The Raven.
I absolutely recommend this on as high as possible. As for the recording, it is an excellent SACD but was made from PCM master so it is not absolutely perfect reference music but very, very good.
Christy Barron is a jazzy vocalist with an interesting voice and the recording here is fantastic. I recommend this one highly as well. This album also has Chesky's innovative multi-channel setup, so if you can do that you will be impressed. Another one to consider if you like jazz is Bucky Pizzarelli "Swing Live".
I also highly recommend Neon Angel done by Chad Kassem's excellent APO label. Nancy Bryan was an unknown to me but I love her voice. She is a bit course in an authentic bluesy kind of way, so I would recommend highly if you like blues or femal vocals. Good recording.
So pretty much a rave on all three here frommy standpoint.
 
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Lee,

Thanks for the info. Looks like I will be buying them.

Will be interesting since it is new material for me. I'm not a jazz fan but want to give it a try and figured this would be a tiny step in the door.


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-Chris
 

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Chris,

I agree 100% with Rachael's sentiments regarding the Rebecca Pidgeon and Christy Baron albums. Both are excellent musically and sonically. Now, I only have the Baron album on CD and DVD-Audio, but they sound great. The SACD is on my wantlist.


Rachael,

Regarding female vocals, aren't you a fan of Jacintha? I've read good things about her SACDs. I'm not sure if her music is strictly jazz, but I've found her discs in the jazz section in a few stores. I heard portions of Lush Life a few weeks ago and liked what I heard.
 

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Keith, Jacintha is jazz. Some might describe it as easy listening, I wouldn't. I would of sugested her if jazz was mentioned in the question. I can't wait till she has a new album as three is not enough. Best wishes!
 

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Rachael, ah, Chris did not mention jazz as an interest. However, Chrisy Baron does jazz, so Jacintha is a valid suggestion I suppose. I still need to get Jacintha's SACDs.
 

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Lee, thanks for the recommendation. I am going to have to get her SACDs. My wantlist of music keeps growing. There is just too much good music out there!

By the way, did you move or did you just get more specific with your locale? Is Alpharetta a suburb of Atlanta? I hope you don't mind my asking.
 

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Keith,
No problem. Alpharetta is a nice suburb of Atlanta and I wanted to be more specific.
Are you wanting to know where to send the celebrity death match prep material?

I think Super Audio is really accelerating. My friends in NYC who camped out at HE2002 the past 3 days said SACD was very prevalent and everyone upbeat about the extra investment by Sony/Philips/Others and new name titles...
Should be an interesting next 12 months...
 

KeithH

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Lee, I will need to send you a contract for the Death Match. Also, I will need to find a venue. John is in Chicagoland and you are in Georgia. Hmmm...I'll think of something.

You said:
I think Super Audio is really accelerating. My friends in NYC who camped out at HE2002 the past 3 days said SACD was very prevalent and everyone upbeat about the extra investment by Sony/Philips/Others and new name titles...
Well, that certainly is promising. I wish I had been there.
 

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SACD was at the show....but it was the same ol rehash...no new titles...nothing exciting. Same for DVD-a which had a very low key presence.

Eric.
 

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O.K., so Lee and Eric came away with different impressions of the SACD showing at the Home Entertainment Expo. Anyone else care to chime in with their thoughts?
 

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