I have some SACDs but the ones below get played the most.
Elton John-Madman across the water or Honky Chateau
Mercury Living Presence released in October 2005 five new classical sacds. As of yesterday, they were on sale at TOWERRECORDS.COM for $14.24 each and free shipping on orders of two or more cds. I highly recommend all five titles.
I tried to post a thread alerting members about the sale but for some strange and unexplained reason Augiogon management saw fit not to post my thread!!!!!
the stones' 'let it bleed' is very well engineered... it sounds like 5 guys in a room playing acoustic instruments, not a muddy wall of rock instruments
Here is a variety of attention grabbers that may interfere with your futszing around:
1. Five Songbirds, A Reference Collection of Female Vocalists, FIM SACD 048. If any of the ladies resonate with your tastes, you can check out their CDs in the FIM catalogue and elsewhere. If none of these lady's voices stop your futszing, check your pulse.
2. Norah Jones, Come Away With Me, Blue Note Records. Excellent Recording.
3. Songs of the Auvergne, Netania Davreth's version is the most lyrical, Vanguard Classics VSD 502.
4. Cantate Domino, Proprius PRSACD 7762.
5. The Sound of Glory, Telarc SACD 60579.
6. Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, Sonatori De La Gioiosa Marca, FIM SACD 052.
7. Vivaldi, La Stravaganza, Rachel Podger/ Arte Dei Suonatori, Channel Classics, (2 disc set) CCS SA 19503.
8. And for something extra-ordinary: Autumn Yearning Fantasia, FIM SACD M 060. Selection of pieces played on Chinese instruments. This is truly a reference quality recording. It was selected as the demonstration reference for the Multi-Channel Recording Seminar, entitled "The New Realism" at the 2003 AES Convention.
1. The Girl In The Other Room -Diana Krall
2. Sisters and Brothers- Eric Bibb,Rory Block,Maria Muldaur
3. Motown-Michael McDonald
4. The Red Hot Ray Brown Band
5. Johnny Hartman and John Coltrane
Sounds like you are set up for multichannel, and video. If so, latch on to an AIX DVDA. Sound quality is every bit as good as SACD, but the extra features, which SACD can't offer, are amazing.
AIX DVDA? don't know what that is. My home theatre is two channel.
Elton John- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road-Madman Across the Water-Captain Fantastic-Dire Straits-Brothers in Arms Pink Floyd-DSOTM But my favorite is(drumroll please)...................Steely Dan-Gaucho
Telarc SACD-63598- Geri Allen -The Life of a Song
Dave Holland,Bass and Jack Dejohnette.drums
Best best DSD recording I've heard.
O'Jay's, Ship Ahoy
Isaac Hayes, Shaft
The Marvin Gaye Collection
Here's a couple:
Jazz - Clark Terry "One on One" (Chesky records)
Classical - Scheherazade (Rimsky-Korsakov), Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (RCA Living Stereo)
Opera - Falstaff (Verdi), Colin Davis and the LSO (LSO Live)
Rock - Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (Elton John)
or Brothers in Arms (Dire Straits)
Those are some of the best ones I've heard.
Warrenh...AIX is a recording label, with audiophile objectives. Of course you know what a DVDA is. You could play these discs in two channel, but their exceptional qualities will not be evident in that mode.
Dan, I have The Life of a Song in plain ole cd. Drop dead recording. Better in sacd, huh? I almost didn't recognize you without your "magic" one liner gems...lol..
for rock...all the Rolling Stone, Steely Dan, Elton John and Police issues are very good.
for got to mention the best among all of them: Creedence Clearwater Revival....huge difference from the old redbook CDs
Patricia Barber's "Nightclub" is supposed to be demo quality on SACD according to a review I recently read. I have the redbook CD, and it's great... I'm a huge fan of hers - her singing and her piano playing are second to none (sorry, Diana, and I'm originally from Nanaimo, too!).
Rolling Stones/ Let it Bleed
Bob Dylan/ Blood On the Tracks or my personal favorite Infidels.
1) Eat A Peach - Allman Brothers.
2) Time* Sex* Love - Mary Chapin Carpenter.
3) The Girl from Ipanema - Getz/Gilberto.
4) Waltz for Debbie - Bill Evans Trio.
5) At the Copa - Sam Cook.