Best Examples Of Cymbal Decays On A Recording

Pleas provide an example of any recording with an outstanding cymbal decay.

...or, any recording that gives an excellent example that showcases a decay of a particular sound...whether a vocal or anything else.

Thank you.


Beginning of Steely Dan's Babylon Sisters. Listen for the cymbal crash in the left hand speaker. Excellent benchmark for judging various pieces of kit.

There are CD's of gongs and other percussion instruments used for meditation that might be what you are looking for.  There is a gong struck at the beginning of the song "Birds of Fire" by the Mahavishnu Orchestra but I can't vouch for the length of the decay..

Lincoln Mayorga The Missing Link, a direct cut LP form the ‘70s or ‘80s. In particular the most stringent recording of a triangle you have ever heard

John Hiatt’s Slow Turning has the original version of “Feels Like Rain” which has some amazing cymbal attack, sustain & decay that I adore. Even as the last inside track on vinyl side two, most pressings I’ve heard have the magic 👍