The complete catalog for the following bands:
2. The Police
4. Pink Floyd
2. The Police
4. Pink Floyd
Mine include (besides all the ones on Stevecham's list!):
Wilco - Summerteeth
Foo Fighters - Colour and the Shape
Smashing Pumpkins - Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness
Jethro Tull's entire catalog (Steve, you forgot those!)
The Beatles albums, but this time the mono versions!
However, what I would like to see even more, would be some first issues on vinyl, (I.e. recordings only available on CD), such as:
Dave Matthew's Band
These two artist's music is just begging to be put on vinyl. (I do have the one DMB on vinyl, and it's awesome!)
What abuot Rennaisance Live at Carnigie Hall, Roger Waters Radio KOAS, Dire Straits full catalog, Second the Pink Floyd vote, Bruce Cockburns catalog, More Moody Blues, Second the Yes vote, Cranberries, Neil Young Harvest Gold and Freedom, Paul Simon, Graceland and Paul Simon, Rikki Lee Jones first LP, Asia's 1st LP, .....are you taking orders?
The very first Ambrosia album: "Ambrosia" .
It was engineered by Alan Parsons. It has some very cool Leonard Bernstien orchestrations on it and fantastic sonics. I have the original vinyl and still sounds awesome.
I tried to put a bug in Steve Hoffman's ear each year at the CES (when he was still with Mo-Fi) to do this up on a Mo-Fi re-issue, but obviously to no evail.
Richard Thompson's first masterpiece "I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight" which appears to be unavailable in this country in any format. Here's also hoping that "Front Parlour Ballads" will be released on a LP that sounds as good as "The Old Kit Bag". The company is called "Cooking Vinyl" for crissakes!
Happy the Man - Crafty Hands
Return to Forever - Romantic Warrior, Soft as a Feather
Stanley Clarke - School Days
Jean Luc Ponty - Imaginery Voyage
John Mclaughlin's Shakti - Natural Elements
John Mclaughlin - Belo Horizonte
Pat Metheny - Offramp
Oregon - Roots in the Sky
Michael Franks - Art of Tea
Miles Davis - In a Silent Way, or how about a box set of the whole catalog of mid-60's quintet?
Box set of the Bob Marley Island record series from '73 to '80
Ditto on Ambrosia 1st, Brain Salad, Bruce Cockburn box set
BTW, MFSL already released Tarkus, Trilogy, Meddle, Close to the Edge... you just have to be patient to acquire them.
One that loosely fits the theme and was never pressed on vinyl is Van Morrison -The Philosopher's Stone. It's a compilation from 1998 of unreleased work spanning nearly thirty years. With 26 of 30 tracks never previously seeing the light of day. It needs to be on vinyl, bad. The CD's sound OK.
Off the top of my head...
MONO Pink Floyd
-Piper at the gates of Dawn!
MONO Buffalo Springfield
MONO Small Faces
-Ogden's Nut Gone Flake
-There Are but Four Small Faces
The Velvet Underground
-Loaded (many reissues, but zero Hifi?)
-Nothing But a Burning Light
Rickie Lee Jones
-Girl at Her Volcano
-Traffic from Paradise
-Basket of Light
-What We Did on Our Holidays
-Liege & Lief
have I missed anything?!
More Neil Young stuff. Neil was VERY concerned about sound quality on his lp's and it shows. Greendale is avilable on 180g and 200g but I would ike to see some of the older Lp's half mastered such as Hawkes and Doves, Comes a Time, etc..
Also, some of Jorma Kaukonen / Hot Tuna would be good for the same reasons.
I would rather have original pressings than any re issues. Most re issues I have heard sound like CD's pressed onto vinyl. The studios are remastering things on a computer and pressing to vinyl and it sounds like garbage. I may not have the best analog system on the planet, but it is plenty good enough to hear these digitized renderings passed off as a vinyl release.
The vinyl itself is not going to make things sound better.
I like the idea of listening to an album's mix when all the band members were in the control room with their producer and engineer making the final decisions, much more than some young mastering kid out of BSOM that has been hired by the label to remix or remaster a classic recording to suit his ears.
Original pressings sound best. And it's fun to try to track them down in good condition.