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Old 23rd April 2005, 02:56 PM   #1
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Default Pop recordings 1960 – 2005, good sense of acoustic

All too few recordings with a good sense of acoustic over the last 40 years, but odd ones that come to mind:

The Cowboys Junkies - Trinity Sessions
Forced by minimal budget, they used just one(?) in on old stone church and got a nice reverb (audiophile - -soundstage depth).

Led Zeppelin – When the Levee Breaks
T’other day I saw I magnificently appealing woman bestriding the streets in the sun. Immediately the sound of Bonham’s drumming echoing up the spacious stairwell of Headly Grange shot to mind. The oh so often replicated sound of the power of a big bass drum in a long medium space.

Neil Young– Harvest – was it tube mikes??
A beautiful golden ambience over all the somewhat diverse tracks. If rose coloured glasses looked as nice as this sounds, where do I order a pair?

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Odd but I found I could set my "experimental" surround stereo by using some cheapo Jimi Hendrix collection cd as reference, I think some tracks were from Electric Ladyland

My system was little messy, I had to choose the phase of the surround channel by ear
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Old 24th April 2005, 12:19 AM   #3
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> "experimental" surround stereo
. . choose the phase of the surround channel by ear

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Here’s another:

Ramsey Lewis ‘The In Crowd’ recorded in studio, but with clapping and exclamations has the engaging feel of a black church (or a great bar). It jives!!

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Old 25th April 2005, 07:22 AM   #4
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Default er yes, there is more

Some mid 60s Muddy Waters eg Making Friends has nice life & depth.

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, 'Henry's Dream' has a realistic live feeling on most of the tracks.
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Also tapered. I believe.
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Default Re: Pop recordings 1960 – 2005, good sense of acoustic

[QUOTE]Originally posted by rick57
[B]All too few recordings with a good sense of acoustic over the last 40 years, but odd ones that come to mind:

The Cowboys Junkies - Trinity Sessions
Forced by minimal budget, they used just one(?) in on old stone church and got a nice reverb (audiophile - -soundstage depth).


Only one mic, but it was a Calrec soundfield ambisonics one!
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Old 25th April 2005, 03:27 PM   #8
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CSN&Y - Four Way Street - a great set of live recordings.

I also have a CD from an aussie duo - Mundy-Turner - featuring a track recorded with a womens choir in an old english church. The CD is called 'Crooked House', the track is called Refugee, very powerful.

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CSN&Y - Four Way Street - a great set of live recordings.
Careful on that one. Without the studio wizardry to help unsour the harmonies, any listener with a good sense of pitch will be wincing continuously.
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Sy, I guess that puts you in the (relatively large) group that doesn't think Neil Young is a great singer?

Studio wizardry aside, I really do enjoy that album.
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