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  • Abbey Road - The Beatles (just perfect)
    Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd (same)
    Quadrophenia - The Who (extremely clean)
    Tommy - The Who (Although not perfectly recorded, it sounds extremely powerful)

    Those are the ones that come to my mind at the moment, Im still missing a lot..

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    • i think meddle by pinkfloyd. some of the tracks on side 1 conjur up the feeling of an english summertime in the country side ,you can almost smell the flowers and cow **************** .side 2 echoes must have been a dream to complete, some of the guitar sounds are just mind blowing ,the album sounded great back then and still does now
      are you experienced by hendrix is incredible, it`s simple and complicated all rolled into one.
      electric ladyland also, voodoo chile(slight return)(that is the correct name) just before the second solo there is a drum roll which kind of phases into itself ,and if i`m sat in the right position between my speakers and if its loud enough the phasing makes me loose all sence of ballance ,nearly knocks me over .but there again i might be just stupid ,but what an incredible album made all them years ago.
      oh and i`ll just bung this in -seals first album is amazing. i thank you.
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      • Talking about old rock there is only one record I've heard which makes me smell in the air the slightly burnt dust of overdriven tubes. Its balance, its saturation color and drive, its compression and the outstanding amount of cleverness in any detail makes of it the n.1 rock record of all times, for me. The incredible thing is that it sounds in its own way and i've never heard, even from the same band, anything similar. It must have been also the particular and unusual recording location, a big hotel's rooms and corridors, dampened with carpets and sofas.

        Machine Head by Deep Purple. So tight and so natural at the same time, with a certain darkness which shines somehow.
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        • As far as tones, and not being an automation and editing masterpiece, I like the latest from Wilco and Death Cab a lot.

          Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is great too.

          Nothing too complex, but just fantastic sounds.

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          • Chick Corea- My Spanish Heart

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            • The incredible thing is that it sounds in its own way and i've never heard, even from the same band, anything similar. It must have been also the particular and unusual recording location, a big hotel's rooms and corridors, dampened with carpets and sofas.

              hey` i don`t know they did a dam fine job with "made in japan"

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              • Electric Ladyland is amazing as far as production goes.


                ... and after listening to vinyl made of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy... of the stereo master, in 1997 Eddie Kramer & George Marino mastered a compact disc from the original first generation stereo master, sounds quite different.

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                • a crow left of the murder - incubus

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                  • I'm a big fan of well-recorded drum sounds, so to me that makes a good or bad recording. Bob Rock, Ron Nevison, Bob Clearmountain and Andy & Glyn Johns seem to nail it no matter who the artist is. Eddie Kramer and Kev "the Cave" Shirley get it as well.

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                    • I remember 3 records that just sonically kicked my butt when I was a kid-

                      AC/DC "Back in Black"

                      Judas Priest "British Steel" (very crisp and 3-D)

                      Jeff Beck "Blow By Blow"....


                      Amazing how well VH1's Classic Albums series shared the acoustic secrets of the "British Steel" album. (So much better than the comparative episodes on Metallica's "Black Album"--waahh, a commercal producer, Iron Maiden's "Beast"--scary art and lyrics guv'nah!, and Nirvana's "Nevermind"--for the last time, double-track each vocal!)

                      Mutt Lange's stuff ("Back in Black"--was there a Classic Albums episode on that?) ) always got tiring before other great, heavy rock albums though, and that Shania Twain stuff had about 12dB too much of 1kHz on the lead vocal--like nails on a chalkboard (shudder). I'm not sure if he did Def Leppard's "High & Dry," but it stayed so much fresher for me than the gazillion overdubs on "Pyromania." Just my 2 cents.
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                      • Just curious
                        --- I see that they were only mentioned once in passing so far ---
                        what is the general opinion
                        of the production found in the old
                        [COLOR="DarkOrange"]Beach Boys albums?
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                        • Anything from Steely Dan including their solo stuff.

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                          • Well, I havent heard all of their records, but considering the ones I did hear (Pet Sounds, and some others) they were quite good (production-wise). However, I think British recordings at the time (Beatles) were much better sounding, sounded much clearer than American music....
                            I dont know if it was because of their equipment, or because of producers themselves.

                            Im not saying I dislike Beach Boys.. Pet Sounds is quite a masterpiece

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                            • Pet Sounds is one of my favorite records. The production is outstanding. IMO, Brian Wilson is not only an outstanding writer, but an amazing producer / arranger as well.
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                              • Amazing how well VH1's Classic Albums series shared the acoustic secrets of the "British Steel" album. (So much better than the comparative episodes on Metallica's "Black Album"--waahh, a commercal producer, Iron Maiden's "Beast"--scary art and lyrics guv'nah!, and Nirvana's "Nevermind"--for the last time, double-track each vocal!)

                                Mutt Lange's stuff ("Back in Black"--was there a Classic Albums episode on that?) ) always got tiring before other great, heavy rock albums though, and that Shania Twain stuff had about 12dB too much of 1kHz on the lead vocal--like nails on a chalkboard (shudder). I'm not sure if he did Def Leppard's "High & Dry," but it stayed so much fresher for me than the gazillion overdubs on "Pyromania." Just my 2 cents.


                                I'll have to find that particular VH1 Classic Album episode (maybe YouTube?)

                                Yeah, "High and Dry" was Mutt- and I couldn't agree more- it did stay 'fresher' than the overproduced/Rockman/triggered stuff.
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