Whats on your turntable tonight?

For me its the first or very early LP's of:
Allman Brothers - "Allman Joys" "Idyllwild South"
Santana - "Santana" 200 g reissue
Emerson Lake and Palmer - "Emerson Lake and Palmer"
Beethoven - "Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major" Rudolph Serkin/Ozawa/BSO

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Marley and the Wailers - Babylon by Bus
But while we are on the subject, a time and phase correct speaker, of which there are few will most certainly reward a hyper precise setup. Tape measures are for hacks, get yourself a Leica Disto. Include ear height ( most people’s chin ). Per Steve - The Jim Smith book is excellent and good used copy go for $10 ish on Amazon... more than 100 things to try out....
The world needs more $169 power cords - seriously:-)
Yes the Fairport and RT and Sandy D fans are legion here on this thread... Forheringay 2 !!!!
A continuation of the Police box set with Synchronicity 
sign my second one in sharpie Steve ;=))))

send North please
Harry Manx - Wise & Otherwise 

Robert Plant - Band of Joy
And this leads... right into... Robert Plant
How cool gents :-) how cool
Jackie McLean - Right Now! ( Blue Note reissue 84215 ) 

Poor Eric is a favorite 
Al Green - Green is Blues 

nice :-)
Steve Winwood - Talking Back to the Night

I know... BK thanks so much - I am
streaming Magenta and man do memories come flooding back... fun
Last one...

Patty Griffin - Servant of Love
To paraphrase Lowell George;
I met a Sapphire in Georgia
and it felt all right
spinning some vinyl
On the SOTA tonight...
Best I can do is:

Al Stewart - Year of The Cat ( remastered )
Boxer thanks for the jolt....

Low - The Great Destroyer

this is on my top 12 desert island discs....

love the layers of compression and grunge.... tubes overdriven into blue plasma....
@noromance i was really hoping you would say that !!!
Harry Belafonte - Belafonte at Carnegie Hall
@reubent got 27 today , monster hills for me.

Nightbird might be my fave Eva song and album
Peter, Paul and Mary - In Concert 
Dayglow ! 8675309 ( hopefully Audiogon won’t filter that ) Jenny, Jenny who can I turn to ?

saw em live
@noromance hanging by the fire like that could lead to mono after stereo !
Jennifer Warnes - Famous Blue Raincoat ( IMPEX remaster )
ease the seat back......in the Jeep !,,,

great story
Greg - how fitting I believe the very first post of this thread mentioned Idylewild south....

I think max on SOTA is 9” but that might be a dustcover constraint - check w Donna -At SOTA she was big time Jelco dealer 
@j_damon how is that Bramhall ? I know Clapton is high on the dude...

Dead - WARFIELD October 1980 - RSD 2019 release

growing on me...
The Congos- Heart of the Congos ( Blood and Fire pressing )

this is as analog as it gets:-)
Lou Donaldson - Lou Takes Off ( Blue Note ST-81591 45 RPM reissue )
Patti Smith - Horses ( reissued remaster )
Back in the land of vinyl with a few discs that have arrived... cleaning will commence with happy hour
Cheryl Crow - Threads
Pretenders - Learning to Crawl
Boxer12 man RSD is such a crapshoot 

I have spent an enjoyable evening at the Warfield, so this is a nice memory jogger....
U r welcome Rick !!!!
@j_damon I saved disc two for another time but thanks for heads up - I will check that out.

imo oh babe on side B first night is super weak vocal - down 3-6 db but I am a picky B-/:;()$& !!!!!!
Ha! And forgive me IF I told this story before...

sneaking back into dorm at prep school, faculty door open on my floor. New Neil Young album wafting down hall at low volume.. “ my my, hey hey “

I stopped in to give teacher tip of the hat and he invited me in for a listen to the entire album AND a Rye

cool dude..
Lucinda Williams- Better Angels

the Charles Lloyd Forest Flower was VG at best, into the cull pile....

all of my other analog Charles is in Seattle, first world problems... 
J.D. Souther - S/T

counting down there hours to his concert this eve....
Steve - sorry reference was to Ray LaMontagne

Just got back from post office,  shipped out 9 boxes of LP’s.... told the guy behind the counter I run a pawn shop.... he said “ how is that spelled ?”....
Spirit check your PM and subtract out tube !
Mercury Rev - The Delta Suite Revisited

I just ran thru both Warfield discs and there are significant mix differences- I would call it a wash - disc 1 more acoustic with air and space, harmonics ( and fret noise ) but with a lack of punch and vocals not at best level. disc 2 not as subtle but much better vocal level ( but as is typical of Dead weak in spots), bass articulate and in pocket. Not as much spatial information especially with percussion - much more Pianonin mix may be driving that. The acoustic guitars have much better low end body on disc 2
keeping them both !!!