Looking for the Best Sounding 250 Tracks

I am putting together a list of the best 250 sounding tracks of all times. I am compiling this list on behalf of Music Giants who will be offering this music for sale in a digital lossless format. I would like the Audiogon community to help me collect this information. I will provide a list on an ongoing basis of the information collected to be shared with everybody. I would like you to post the following information Name of Artist, Album, Track, if possible track number, record company, type of music (classical, pop, etc.) and why you like it. This is open for any type of music from Rap to opera. I will provide updates frequently in a downloadable format to share with the community. Thank you for your help in this project. Marc
Right off the top of my head, Pat Metheny's "Imaginary Day", Junior Wells's "Come On In This House", and Porcupine Tree's "in Absentia" all come to mind as outstanding-sounding albums. Pick most any track from them and you're gold...

I know before this thread is over, Stevie Ray's "Texas Weather," Louis Armstrong's, "St. James." Pink Floyd's, "Dark Side" and one or more popular Miles Davis cuts will make this list.

Because of that, my list will be a bit off center, tracks chosen for their unique musical content, long term appeal, that particular tracks ability to convey emotion, and recording quality.

I listed recording quality last, not because it's not important, but because "audiophile" records have zero appeal other than testing. With all that said, here is my list for now, no doubt I will add to it later:

Charlie Haden, "Closeness Duets," is the album, "Ellen David" is the cut and it was released on A&M Horizon in 1976.

Duke Ellington, "Jazz Party," is the album, "Malletoba Spank," is the cut and it was on released on Columbia (CS 2187) in 1959

Kate Bush, "Aerial" is the album, "An Architects Dream," is the cut and it was released on EMI in 2007

Bill Evans, "Waltz for Debby," is the album, "My Foolish Heart." is the cut and it was released on Riverside (RLP-9399) in 1961

Cassandra Wilson, "New Moon Daughter," is the album, "Strange Fruit," is the cut and it was released on Blue Note records in 1995

Dead Can Dance, "Serpents Egg," is the album, "Song of Sophia," is the cut and it was released on 4AD records in 1988

Eels, "Beautiful Freak," is the album, "Susan's House," is the cut and it was released on Dreamworks records in 1996.

Radiohead, "Kid A," is the album, "Everything in it's Right Place," is the cut and it was released on EMI in 2000
This is the track that shows off your stereo and can put a tear in your eye. MCA Records "Buddy Holly-From The Original Master Tapes" is the album, "True Love Ways" is the track. This track is in stereo and will give you a wall of sound that shows what stereo is all about. Why can't all albums sound like this track?
There are of many great ones, however the following CDs/ tracks must be considered:

Tangerine Dream--"Dream Sequence" Virgin Records CDTD 1 1985 (Made in France)

Frankie Goes to Hollywood--"Welcome to the Pleasuredome" Island Records 7-90232-2 1984 ZTT

Phillip Glass--"Mishima" Elecktra/Asylum/Nonsuch Records 1985 W. Germany

These are your basic redbook cds that are exceptional recordings. Pick 'Welcome to the Pleasuredome', 'relax' or 'two tribes' from FGTHW, tracks 1 & 2 from Mishima, and any track from disc 2 of Dream Sequence which IMO may be the best recording on a cd ever!!

For RW: The Pat Metheny and Porcupine Tree recording are absolutely amazing in dts!!

Thanks for the posting i am up to about 180 tracks I will post them for you in a few days
Rage against the Machine; First album,
Take your pick from tracks 1 to 5
Bomb Track,
Killing in the name,
Take the power back,
settle for nothing,
Bullet in the head.

I'm sure you've considered tracks off Jennifer Warnes' CD "Famous Blue Raincoat". Give a listen to "The Hunter", her follow up record. Specifically, the first 2 tracks; "Rock You Gently" and "Somewhere, Somebody " are sonic stunners.

Also consider "Sistas" by the Jazz/Funk singer Rachel Ferrel, which I believe can be found on the CD "Individuality".

Good Luck


PS Good Luck w/the QSonix stuff as well, I can't get enough time with mine!