Aaron Neville's "Warm Your Heart"
Many years ago I was in a audio store in Jakarta, Indonesia. The store sold Audio Research gear, and were demo-ing an ARC cd/pre/power combo with a locally made speaker which looked a bit like a Watt/Puppy.
Anyway, they played Aaron Neville's Warm Your Heart, and i was knocked out by how good the imaging was on "Ave Maria". You could hear this distinct "wet clicking" type of sound which was clearly coming from the back of his throat, which made the peformance seem very lifelike and engaging.
I have since bought both the regular CD of Warm Your Heart, and later the XRCD version, and played both hundreds of times on many other different systems, but never heard any resolve this "clicking" so clearly. I can hear the "clicking" is there, but it is never very prominent amd doesnt add anything to the sense of "being there" . Was it that the system I heard that day was extremely resovling, or were those Watt/Puppy clones "tipped up" in some way, making those sounds stand out?
I found out later there's another release of Warm Your Heart, a non-XRCD gold version. Could this have been the version I heard, and perhaps it was a better mastering?
One of life's great mysteries I would love to solve...