Mofimadness, thanks for the heads up on the New York City recording, also wanted to throw out there The Foreverly album with Norah and Billie Joe Armstrong redoing the Everly Brothers Songs My Daddy Taught Us, not real familiar with BJA but these two really harmonize well together.
Yogiboy have had the that one for over 50 years, was actually my mom's and she played it often and I replaced with a newer copy found still sealed at a flea market about 10 years ago. I really enjoyed how Norah and Billie Joe stayed true to the original.
I must be the anomaly. I bought the Day Breaks album having high hope for it; however, I find the album to be quite boring, not anywhere near the caliber of her Come Away With Me album. The only track that I like is "Carry On"
Erndog, you are spot on about the SQ. It is very average and indeed muffled at some parts, not on par with the Come Away With Me album. I have all of her albums and the SQ of Day Breaks and Little Broken Hearts has to be the worst.
I have the CD version of this album and I should say, it is growing on me. I like the album in general. Jafant, +1. I have not come across a bad album from Norah Jones. Have you listened to her "Featuring" album? I think you will like it.
Re:sound of the record..... I bought the LP, which I don't have yet, but will post when I get it. Too bad if the sound is poor..... I commented on Norah's latter LP's of the poor sound...even wrote a letter to her to become aware of the sound quality on her recordings.... We'll see.
I listened to Day Breaks last night on vinyl and also found it somewhat boring. I didn't even flip to the second side. Maybe with all the hype on this album I was expecting more. The sound quality was worse than I was expecting. I will get around to playing the entire record but I am not as excited as I was before my first listen. Maybe it will grow on me. I do like Come Away With Me.
Milpai - My current dedicated 2 channel system is completely different from the components you listed in your post and consist of: . CD - Ayon CD-5 Pre - NAT Symmetrical Amps - Merrill Thor mono blocks Speakers - Spatial M4 Turbo S . This system is neutral & revealing and does not hide inefficiencies in recordings. Sometimes I wish my system wasn’t so honest. PS - The recording sounds earns a C grade in my car system.