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What are your standard "show-off" tracks?
What are your standard "show-off" tracks?
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Old 28th February 2007, 03:28 AM   #11
KBK is offline KBK  Canada
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Ministry. - Jesus built my Hotrod.

That'll get the lead out.

Serously? I dunno. Whatever seems to be in reach and fun.

like a 12" ep of, oh...Billy Idol, White wedding.

Maybe the Holly Cole temptation album, or maybe some Ike Quebec.

Whatever slab is up next to keep the groove goin'.
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." - Carl Sagan. Sometimes the claims aren't extraordinary. Sometimes the weakness of men's minds are the culprit. Mass mentality has nothing to do with obviousness or truths.
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Old 28th February 2007, 03:43 AM   #12
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There have been many other threads simular to this one. I really appreciate the posters who state WHY a track is good.

Just spewing out titles tells us nothing.

Poor stereo mix? Switch to mono! Perfect.
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Old 13th August 2015, 09:49 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Wyloch
What albums do you use to show off/break in/test your system(s)
I would definetly say anything off my "Who do we think we are" record (Deep purple) -- Amazing sound.... Excellent tone,etc....

Also maybe

Bostons first album - I have the first pressing (Orange epic label) -- Fabulous!!!!
The Who - Whos next - I have the first Decca pressing (Black label) - Fabulous!!
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Old 13th August 2015, 11:32 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Cal Weldon View Post
Robbie Robertson, Somewhere down the crazy river
Wait, did you hear that
Oh, this is sure stirring up some ghosts for me
She said, "There's one thing you've got to learn
Is not to be afraid of it"
I said, "No, I like it, I like it, it's good"
She said, "You like it now
But you'll learn to love it later".
was hooked on this when it came out, totally forgot about it, need to dig it out again
If you give a man a fish he will eat for a day. But if you teach a man to fish he will buy an ugly hat. And if you talk about fish to a starving man then you are a consultant. Dilbert

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Old 13th August 2015, 11:49 AM   #15
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Large Time - Atlanta Rythm Section, Champagne Jam
Who Do You Love? - Quicksilver Messenger Service, Happy Trails
Echo - Joe Satriani, Time Machine

Phase Dance - Pat Metheny (white album) (ECM records; outstanding dynamic range, zip noise!)
Elenore Rugby - Stanley Jordan, Magic Touch.
This Masquerade - George Benson, Breezin.

Female vocalist:
Annie Haslam/Renaissance, Scheherazade, Ashes Burning
Sylvia Frickert - Ian & Sylvia, Early Morning Rain

Down Yonder - Doc Watson, first Circle album.
Southern Exposure - Alex Degrasi - Southern Exposure

I could go on for days...
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Old 13th August 2015, 11:55 AM   #16
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Daft Punk - Soundtrack Tron Legacy
Tom Waits - Small Change
Erling Blöndal Bengtsson - Bach 6 Cello Suites
Svartsot - Ravnenes Saga
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Old 13th August 2015, 10:05 PM   #17
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when you're in the mood for just girls and guitars

Eva Cassidy - Tall Trees in Georgia, Fields of Gold, Autumn Leaves - Live at Blues Alley;

the Wailin' Jennys - Deeper Well, Summertime - Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House

a bit more density:
Holly Cole - Jersey Girl, Temptation, Invitation to the Blues - Temptation (songs of Tom Waitts

want some piano in the mix?
Patricia Barber - Constantinople, Post Modern Blues (Modern Cool), and just for the lyrics - If This Isn't Jazz - Companion

Stanley Clarke Trio (with Hiromi) - Paradigm Shift, Sakura Sakura, Under the Bridge - Jazz in the Garden

my absolute favorite version:

k d Lang - Hallelujah - Hymns of the 49th Parallel

dynamic contrast:
Lorenna McKennitt - Lady of Shalott / Dante's Prayer, Huron 'Beltane' Fire Dance - Nights from the Alhambra

Ya see, these men got the blues, right here:
Buddy Guy - Blues Singer, just play the whole damned thing
Terry Evans - Please no more, The River - Come to the River

Pink Floyd - Shine on you crazy diamond - Wish you were here

dam, doc was right, one could go on for days
kinda burnt out - taking a break
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Old 13th August 2015, 10:10 PM   #18
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John Fogarty - Centerfield
You can feel the opening guitar lick and the percussion of the snare drum, pretty cool.
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Old 14th August 2015, 07:46 PM   #19
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I always like to listen for the differences in audience noise on small venue live recordings - best two that come to mind, and are on my short list above for that reason are the Patricia Barber "Companion" and Eva Cassidy "Live at Blues Alley"

ones recorded in liquor serving establishments are particularly interesting - tinkling of glasses and all that - sometimes you can almost smell the beer or cocktails
kinda burnt out - taking a break
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