1. Greg Allman, "Laid Back" 2. Jimmy Buffet, "Living and Dying in 3/4 Time" 3. Wet Willie, "Best Of"
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#1- Bonnie Raitt, 1971 self titled. Recorded in a Minneapolis suburban garage with a huge band of Bonnie, Vocals, accoustir and slide guitar; Willie and the Bees ( piano, elect. guitar, drums, trumpet, baritone sax, flute, tenor sax) and Junior Wells, harmonica; A.C. Reed, tenor sax; Freebo ( of course), frettles base; Peter bell, electric guitar; Douglas "Toad" Spurgeon, trombone. This is and was Bonnie's very best recording with a mix of blues, pop and R&B. I would love to here whats under the tape hiss! #2 The album that forced me to upgrade my system the first time. Melissa Manchester 1973 "home tho myself". Her first album, and best I think, the first two songs " if it feels good (let it ride)" and "Easy" are audiophile material for sure! #3 John Mayall 1969 "turning point". What can I say, a classic. Has Jefferson Airplane "Surrealistic Pillow" been remastered? My original vinyl shows so much potential, it could be a true audiophile classic.
Mnmrmstd, you have excellent taste in music, my friend! [:)] The "Laid Back" cd is not the worst of engineering efforts, I would just like to see it in it's very best form as it is one of my all time favorites, as well. Anyone who is an Allman Bros fan and is not familiar with this album would do well to check it out. The sound is as it is titled, "Laid Back." (Used to get me through some rough mornings, in the old days.) There is also a 2 disc collection released in 1997 by Capricorn/Polygram (31452-9725-2), Gregg Allman, "One More Try: An Anthology" which has mostly previously unreleased tracts from many solo album and live sessions, (2 are from Laid Back,) and is a better mastering. If you don't have it, I'm sure you would enjoy several cuts. Happy New Year! Charlie
I think we're getting mixed-up here. Firstly you can't expect either the U2 albums or Santanna albums to be remastered-one of them is just out. I think you mean re-mixed. This always puzzles me about recent recordings there seems to be a trend amongst people on this site that they are not very good.These two could be a good example since I haven't heard either-however the majority of new releases are well recorded imo. The 1st CSN&Y album has been remasterd as well. On another post somebody said the new Beatles remastered compilation was really bright. I now think 6 things 1.After listening to music(seriously) for 23 years,I no longer know what constitutes a good production. 2.Many Audiogon members should be record producers. 3. A lot of Audiogon members don't bother with any new music at all. 4.This thread is nonsense since the intial premise/question is wrong. 5.Why bother with the facts if you've got an opinion. 6.I won't get good votes on this
Try the Santana Supernatural LP from Classic Records. Still far from perfect, but LOTS better than the stock CD. On the wish list - a nice heavy vinly version of Graceland, Sinatra At The Sands remastered on heavy vinyl (the remastered CD is awesome), more early Ella Fitzgerald (e.g., the old Christmas LP)
Rickie Lee Jones- A girl and her Volcano. you can hear the record levels vary so much within a song, you wonder how many beers were consumed by the engineer. The performances on the LP are awesome. All of the moody blues( i group them as one) Andres Segovia- My favorite Spanish Encores. I would like to hear alot of his early RCA recordings cleaned up, But MFSE has some beautiful performances on it and is still very worthy of listening.
Not only re-master, but provide CD's with a lower ERROR RATE. Remastering, by itself means little if the end product is cheapened. Anyone out there try listening to the RVG Blue Note remasters? Sure, they are better than the Capitol CD issues from the past, but they still aren't that great. To answer the original posting, I'd like to see the entire 1950's Blue Note catalog re-issued with the care and attention to detail that the original vinyl had. That would make me happy.