Need Suggestions for good Voices to show off my Rockets

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  1. Adam_Reiter

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    Forgive this for being here, but I didnt know where else to put it that it would actually get responces.

    Hey you guys. I need some suggestions for female artists that will really show off detail or midrange in my speaker setup. I have the Rocket 750 Towers.

    Keep in mind, I like everything from Classical to Death Metal, so if there is a voice you really like, please tell me.

    Some that I allready have and like.

    Sara Brightman
    Diana Krall
    Shakira
    Celine Dion.
     
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    How about Bjork or Norah Jones........... Jewel, Enya, Tori amos....
     
  3. Adam_Reiter

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    Oh yeah... I fogot. I allready have Norah Jones and Bjork too.
     
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    Shakira? ehhhhh....not my taste.

    Definitely Fiona Apple - ton of range for such a small gal.

    A few of my other favorites:
    Patricia Barber - Any, but Cafe Blue in particular is my favorite from her.
    Tori Amos - Any
    Shawn Colvin - Fat City or A Few Small Repairs
    Sarah McLachlan - Any, but The Freedom Sessions is acoustic and well recorded.
    Sade
    Dido
    Loreena McKinnet

    Males:

    Seal
    Andrea Bocelli
     
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    Not Female but I would go with Underworld-Everything Everything 5.1 DVD...
     
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    how bout mariah carey her older songs at least, not her new stuff.

    but i second Enya, jewel, and Norah.
     
  7. Adam_Reiter

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    Yeah, I was thinking Mariah Carey. But she is so nasty now. I guess her early stuff would be ok.

    I also have Dido and Best of Sade.

    Enya, for sure. I need to get some of her cd's. Jewel is one I hadn't thought of yet.
     
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    did everyone forget barbara streisand??? if ya want jazzy go for anita baker...
     
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    You can't really go wrong with anything by Sarah Mclachlan, but "Surfacing" is a very good sounding cd and her voice is angelic on it.

    Jewel's new cd has some really good sounding vocals on it, and the subtle dance beats add a nice fullness to the mix.

    I'd recommend any of the Cowboy Junkies CDs. While Margo Timmins won't be performing any vocal gymnastics her voice is pure and always stands out on the recordings.

    Patty Griffin is one of my top singer/songwriters. Her recordings are very raw and uncooked, and the song writing is simply brilliant. Check out "1000 Kisses" or "Living With Ghosts."

    Say what you will about Mariah, she's got an awesome voice. If you want a "regular" cd, Music Box has some great demo songs on it. If you want a collection, I'd get the "greatest hits" over the "Number 1's."

    Enya is somewhat ethereal and always great sounding.

    If you don't mind getting away from soprano singers, Mary Chapin Carpenter is an inspired artist with a very intimate sounding voice. I'd recommend just picking up all her cds for the quality of songs, but Time*Sex*Love is probably the most audophile grade of the bunch(if somewhat over-produced).

    If you don't mind great vocalists without great recording contracts:

    Eva Cassidy is really, really good. Her renditions of "Over the Rainbow" and "Fields of Gold" are very evocative and moving and her voice is incredible.

    A smaller, more indi-type artist is Celeste Krenz. She has such a pure, sweet voice that I've yet to meet a person who doesn't end up wanting one of her cds after listening to her. Look her up under "Celeste" on amazon.com or visit her website at celestekrenz.com. I recommend "Slow Burning Flame" or her self-titled CD.

    Just a small list, but hope it helps.

    -Eric
     
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    I'd add Emmylou Harris to the suggestions. Her Wrecking Ball album may not be the last word in sonics, but it is absolutely breathtaking in its ability to capture Harris' humanity and presence. In particular, the song "Going Back to Harlan" stands out for its gorgeous phrasing and dynamic passion.
     
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    How bout Faith Hill?
     
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    Nathalie Merchant!!!!!!! 'nough said
     
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    I checked out Eva Cassidy. Definately going to get some of her CD's. Maybe even Celeste. A little too country for me tho.
     
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    Adam-- if you get the cd "Celeste" it's a lot more mainstream than the others. There's one or two songs on there I'd classify as country but the rest certainly aren't. I just love her voice.
     
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    A few that I've enjoyed recently:

    Tanita Tikaram -- Ancient Heart
    Sloan Wainright -- (any)
    Hem -- Rabbit Songs
     
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    Male voices? James Taylor, Lyle Lovett, Johnny Cash(the Sun years being my fav.), Curtis Mayfield, Junior Brown, Ray Charles, and Tom Waits. This will give you a wide variety of male voices and a mix of genres.

    I'll suggest Etta James, India.Arie(Acoustic Soul), Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha, and Cassandra Wilson(New Moon Daughter).

    Maybe also; Lauryn Hill, Eryka Badu, Kate Bush, Tracey Chapman, and Rickie Lee Jones.
     
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    If you Like Diana Krall, you may like Jennifer Warnes, "The Well" which was commonly played at the last Socal DIY 2003 in the main room.

    The always present, Patricia Barber Cafe Blue and Modern Cool was also played.
     
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    You might also do a search over in the Music Area. I have asked a similar question over there and gotten a good response.
     
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    kd Lang, esp the cd Inguine. This is one of the best recorded cd's I have heard.

    Also, if you have a good sub, check out "everything but the girl". Very bassy and great female voice.
     
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    Joan Sutherland and Leyontene Price
     

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