The controversy over the sound of vinyl recordings versus digital platforms continues unabated, though the sale of vinyl records is showing a surprising and welcome resurgence. What The World Needs Now - Woong San 08. Flip Nunez, Keyboards, Vocals; Michael Howell, Guitar; Vinc. Folks, it's really no contest. Yet not nearly enough attention has been paid to the main underlying factor of his success, that being the singular sonic purity and beauty of these recordings. Check back for all the latest entries because this section is very much a work in progress. We hope you find them both educational and enjoyable.
If you purchase no other vinyl record on this list of outstanding vinyl, buy this one. Please support the artist by buying the album. This Great Set Features Reissue Of Six Great Mercury Living Presence Reissues. We'll let him explain it. For a better understanding of our unique approach to finding exceptional sounding vinyl, please click.
They're guaranteed to beat the pants off any Audiophile pressing however you define that term or your money back. Side Two is the one to start with, though. Better be Home Soon - Andrea Zonn 04. Features The Toronto Chamber Orchestra Conducted By Boyd Neel. Going on forty years later, this recording stands out as true innovation. Someone to Watch Over Me - Susannah McCorkle 12. This is just one of a series of blues records that also features such luminaries as Muddy Waters, Elmore James, John Lee Hooker and more.
Luckily, he was as talented in the studio as on the stage. Better yet, try one of our Hot Stampers. It's missing too much of the presence, intimacy, immediacy and transparency that we've discovered on the better original pressings. While you're there, remember the sound. There is a certain etched coolness to this record that reflects the songwriting, and those accustomed to her early recordings might hesitate over this one.
That Ole Devil Called Love - Etta Jones 08. Music Of The Baroque Era — Bach Keyboard Concertos And Scarlatti Sonatas — Already Features In The Eclectic Erato Catalogue Of The French Pianist Alexandre Tharaud. And it is spacey stuff with some amazing sound. The sonic results of this project are something most music fans have never experienced in their homes or even in an audio salon. Stay - Alison Krauss 11. It will give your speakers a workout they scarcely imagined. Acoustic Research Demonstration Record Volume 1: The Sound of Musical Instruments, by Various Artists, issued on Ensayo Records, 1975.
The material, the performances, the arrangements are lovely almost beyond description. Hungry Heart - Jeanne Newhall 09. The album was quite a departure for Joni — it was her first venture into jazz-infused rhythms that were as far removed from her early folk recordings as Saskatoon was from Laurel Canyon. I Left My Heart in San Francisco - Jean Frye Sidwell 05. And their pressings often do sound better than run of the mill domestic product.
Not into jazz or classical? Some of them are good, some not so good, but they all have one thing in common: they sell for a lot more money than most other pressings. Distribution is limited to 1000 copies, so snap them up while you can. Much is owed particularly to sound engineer Bill Porter, who has been called the best engineer in the history of music. Rest assured the sound on Court and Spark is spectacular throughout, and the Nautilus surfaces are virtually silent, even after thirty-five years of frequent play. Keep in mind this recording was made decades ago — the impact of the bass drum, the wide soundstage, the natural dynamics achieved delivered such an impact upon the listener as was never before experienced in the classical domain.
Colin Davis Conducting The London Symphony Orchestra With Arthur Grumiaux, Violin And Arrigo Pelliccia, Viola. See our extended appreciation of Talking Heads here in. Here are 10 phenomenal recordings, to be treasured for their inherent musical performances just as much as for their sound quality. My Romance - Dina Blade 10. See our extended appreciation of Joni Mitchell here in.
Delicate Foil Cover Is A Lot Nicer Than Appears In This Sc. Laurindo Almeida made one of the all-time great classical crossover albums with his 1958 classic Duets with Spanish Guitar — it was our first choice in our Top 10 Classical Albums Every Music Fan Should Own our article. . See our extended appreciation of Roy Orbison here in. Je T'Aime - Kelly Sweet 14.