Beck recently cut a direct to disk 12" single. The lable is releasing other artists as well in D2D!
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D2D of Harry James orchestra for $3. Took it home and spun it, and Yowzah! This may be the best-sounding LP I have.
Agreed. I have the JVC XRCD version of Harry James and his Big Band made from the analog tapes recorded during the D2D sessions ( done in a church ) Excellent sound and very realistic.
I have also owned "Tower of Power" D2D "CD Version" and whilst extremely good there is better => Tower of Power "Soul Vaccination" Live album is stunning...like all good recordings you need to crank it though (as it has tremendous dynamic range and a thin but accurate bass which does not work at low levels)
Another great recording is Homage to Duke by Dave Gruisin - stunning sound although a bit heavy in the bass(there is also a Sheffield D2D of Dave Grusin although it is nothing special, IMHO.) Another nice recording is "Digital Duke".
Also Steve Ferrone's Farm Fur "More Head" is amazing live sound and of course amaxingly groovy drumming.
Another Sheffield recording is their drum track - if your system can handle this well at the elevated levels of a real unamplified drum set (up to around 115 db SPL) then you are there!
Johnny - please keep the suggestions coming (I don't have vinyl but a good recording is a good recording)
If you like the Harry James Sheffield, check out:
1. The Direct Disc Sound of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, on either Great American Gramophone Company or Century Direct Disk labels (not sure which came first but both sound great
2. Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass: Big Band Jazz, on Umbrella DD-4
I like both of these more than the Sheffield recordings.
Another one, not Direct Disk, but Digital is the Glenn Miller: In A Digital Mood on the GRP label. It's got a bit of that digital glare, but still tremendously fun listening on either lp or CD