Huh? You have a serious system, and you have to resort to this place for music suggestions?
Revoke this mans card!
Revoke this mans card!
The Who, Who’s next original copy
The doors 1st album, original copy
Boston’s first lp, also original copy
Etc etc...don't have time to compile a list of ten (bed time....)
I found all above still sealed! Paid a bit, but to me worth every penny.
I have had great luck finding mint, if not sealed copies of some great albums on both Ebay and Discogs.
David Bowie- Scary Monsters, Chuck Berry -The Great 28, Jerry Lee Lewis -All Killer No Filler, Van Morrison -A Sense of Wonder(most of Van Morrisons albums are of a high standard), Phil Manzanera- Diamond Head,XTC- Drums and Wires, War -The World is a Ghetto, Rory Gallagher- Irish Tour, Bob Marley and the Wailers- Live, John Martyn- Solid Air
If you're a fan of the Moody Blues, highly recomend the Blue Ray Live at The Isle of Wight. The band rocked more in the early days and had already written a number of their classic songs.
Nick Drake: New press of Pink Moon, or Five Leaves Left...early US Antilles press. I heard the UK of the latter is better, but mucho Buckos.
Joni Mitchell: Hejira...any early press, or even the Rhino... Court and Spark... Many of hers up to high standard... For The Roses: Baby powder blue US... Ladies Of The Canyon...Early Brown Reprise
The Cars: S/T Early Elektra RED label STERLING
Eva Cassidy: Not an all analog chain, but you have to have some of her vinyl. Songbird... Nightbird....come to mind.
Pink Floyd: The Wall... One of the only Japanese pressings I swear by. Haven't heard them all, but this is a winner. No lack of bass here.
Tom Petty: Full Moon Fever... TP & The Heartbreakers: S/T Debut Backstreet promo US.
The Doors: Strange Days..early US Gold/Brown label. LA Woman: QRP 45 rpm...
AC/DC: Back In Black: Early US Atlantic
Heart: S/T US KENDUN
Neil Young: Massey Hall... Comes A Time.. Early Brown Reprise
David Crosby: If I Could Only Remember My Name.
If you're "moving back to vinyl", then you're moving back from some other format - CDs, reel to reel, downloads, FM, whatever. Just pick some of your favorites and find them on vinyl. No one can tell you what you like, but if you're looking for the best recordings try The Absolute Sound's Super LP list.
@roberjerman beat me to it in suggesting a Sheffield direct-to-disk LP. Not for the sake of the music on any of them (that's too personal for me to predict), but to hear what is possible in the LP format. Direct-to-disk LP's (Sheffield or otherwise) are FAR better sounding than ANY tape-sourced LP ever made.
Agreed with @aewarren. Consider what you loved listening to with your previous format, then find it on vinyl.
I usually peruse the Hoffman forums for the "best pressings" of what I'm looking for, then head to discogs to find it.
I also find great NEW music on my Tidal and Amazon stations. Enough of the greybeard rock.
ALL the Beatles, OBVIOUSLY, and if you wish to hear them, the Sheffield Direct-to-Disc Lincoln Mayorga albums are excellent.
Classical, any Decca is usually OK, but specific orchestras and composers depend upon your personal taste.
I happen to like Linda Ronstadt and the Eagles, but many probably feel these are overdone. Ronstadt has a wide and varied catalog and a voice second to none, although she likes Bonnie Raitt, so take your pick.
I also like some quirky stuff like the genius of Harry Nilsson, but that's just me and, of course, "RCA records and tapes."
I don't know opera, but others probably do.
MOST important, enjoy the MUSIC! Some forget that this is what it is all about.
I agree with @jimmydd and @aewarren but since you asked.
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Prince - Plectrumelectrum
U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb & The Joshua Tree
Orbital - Middle of Nowhere
Love and Rockets - Lift
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
These three are kind of a spacey British psychedelic/electronica style.
Butthole Surfers - Electriclarryland
A pretty good hard rock not to mention probably their most commercial album with just a hint of their experimental early days on a couple of the tracks
Big Black - Atomizer
Aggressive guitar, bass and drum machine rock 'n' roll. This stuff is not pretty but it will get your blood flowing better than any 5 Hour energy drink ever will. Play as loud as you can.
Shellac - Terraform
Steve Albini again but this time with a human drummer. Songs are kind of sparse and a tad on the fringe, but maybe the best recorded drums I have ever heard
The Claypool Lennon Delirium - South of Reality
John's youngest son teams up with Primus's bass player. Well crafted psychedelic/art rock. This is NOT back ground music. It demands your attention, but is worth the time.
Something I didn’t see mentioned and is still kind of an "unknown" to many is "The Trinity Session" by The Cowboy Junkies. What makes this album so special are the incredible, haunting vocals of Margot Timmons, the perfect performance of the band and that it was recorded at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto using a single microphone, so you can hear EVERYTHING presented in the most intimate and undiluted way.
If you can find it, grab the 200-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings for Analogue Productions. I also own a RCA first pressing, but find the Analogue Productions version to be superior...dead silent backgrounds, more dynamic range and detail. Truly a record that amazes every time I listen to it...Cheers!