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Out of my 512GB music library, I think i have only about 20 songs that are "worthy" of BEER's TOP 100

I will add some a little at a time, but I need help finding TRULY amazing recordings.

To qualify for the list, you must state actual recording, not just a song title....example 2012 remaster album x song y

My criteria is as follows.

 

A) #1 Priority goes to quality of recording  (well mic'd and well recognized as "superb" recording)

B) Should have lots of dynamics (highs and lows) with lots of detail, e.g. very musical

C) I will entertain no more than a dozen each of rock and pop, and if only truly superb, and should not be left off anyone's list, wanting to focus mostly on jazz.

D) I also want a good share of classical, something i haven't previously gotten into, but wish to expand to, and I want the "must haves"

E) Will also consider a few unique in their own way recordings

F) Remember #1 Priority

 

I will start the list with just 3 of my favorites, and will add up to 20-30 myself and hope the other 70 will eventually come from the userbase.

 

BEER's TOP 100 (in no particular order)

      ARTIST                               ALBUM                               SONG                                        Recording

1. Chet Baker                           Chet                                    Alone Together                        2002 SACD Remaster

2. JAPRS                                   UNK                                    Orfeu Negro                             UNK DSD

3. Eva Cassidy                          The Best of                       Autumn Leaves                      Although not a superb recording, no list would be complete w/o homage to Eva.

4. Eagles                                    Hell Freezes over             Hotel California                     24 bit K2 HD Master

 

 

 

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Live or studio ?

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1 hour ago, Charente said:

Live or studio ?

any that is readily available.  I tend to prefer studio (mainly because i don't like the hosting and applause between songs), but I am sure I will make a few exceptions for the list...e.g. I will likely include a song from Diana Krall Live in Paris.

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Please share one, if you can provide all 4 fields.

 

Also, adding more criteria:

No Rap, Heavy Metal, hard rock (pink floyd, doors, many are cool, just no head-banger), disco, soul.  I generally prefer female voices, but some male voices I enjoy.... a good Muddy Waters and Hendrix recording suggestion would be appreciated.

 

Adding             

Artist                     Song                                      Album                       Recording

Bliss                       Wish you were here            Quiet Letters            Original

 

 

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I believe, since you focus on jazz, Chick Corea should be included, so, a difficult choice ... but for a live, eclectic performance, well recorded IMO, this goes a long way...

 

Artist: Chick Corea Trio

Track: Spain

Album: Trilogy

Recording: Live

Year: 2013

 

EDIT: You could choose other tracks on this album, e.g. Blue Monk is also good.

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4 minutes ago, wwaldmanfan said:

This

 

https://youtu.be/4gEc5Pq50xo

 

"Revalator"

Gillian Welch Live At St. Lukes, London 2004

BBC Sessions DVD

24/48 LPCM

Thanks for the suggestion.  I love the acoustics.  I am pretty picky on vocals, and not sure I am in love with her voice, but when they harmonize, it works....the acoustic guitars definitely make it a contender though.

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1 hour ago, Charente said:

I believe, since you focus on jazz, Chick Corea should be included, so, a difficult choice ... but for a live, eclectic performance, well recorded IMO, this goes a long way...

 

Artist: Chick Corea Trio

Track: Spain

Album: Trilogy

Recording: Live

Year: 2013

 

EDIT: You could choose other tracks on this album, e.g. Blue Monk is also good.

Not a big fan of Chick....great ability, but most of his stuff is progressive which i don't tend to care for....keep trying though.

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^^^ Thinking of acoustic guitar, i know i need to include this one (one of first songs i heard in dsd, from free website demo'ing dsd).

 

David Elias             Rodeo on Ridge              I don't know if it was available on album...I downloaded on freedsd site.

 

 

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53 minutes ago, beerandmusic said:

^^^ Thinking of acoustic guitar, i know i need to include this one (one of first songs i heard in dsd, from free website demo'ing dsd).

 

David Elias             Rodeo on Ridge              I don't know if it was available on album...I downloaded on freedsd site.

 

 

 

https://www.discogs.com/David-Elias-Crossing/release/7953949

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24 minutes ago, Melvin said:

"Majesty" on the album "Grit" by Madrugada (2002). Sivert Høyem's voice is achingly beautiful on this song. Not great dynamic range overall (8-9 I believe) but nicely produced. 

I will keep it in mind for contention....vocals similar to cohen, who i also like.

 

 

 

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