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SH Spotlight The Official "Steve's Recommended CDs & LPs He Did Not Master" Thread*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ec461, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. ClausH

    ClausH Senior Member

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  8. NickM

    NickM New Member

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    Here's the list with working links:


    Abba - All CDs on Atlantic
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=78914&postcount=4

    Animals - Singles Plus
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=933285&postcount=6

    Beach Boys - The Best of the Beach Boys - Capitol CDP 7913182 (It has the boys singing in the studio on the cover)
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=1218176&postcount=6

    Bill Evans - Everybody Digs Bill Evans, Explorations, Sunday at the Village Vanguard, How My Heart Sings!, Moon Beams, Bill Evans Trio at Shelly's Manne-Hole - XRCDs (not great, but good according to Steve)
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?p=2493541#post2493541

    Blind Faith - S/T - MFSL
    http://stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=1553519&postcount=2

    Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding - Original Columbia CD CK 9604 70097
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=705847&postcount=1

    Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees - MFSL
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=4939&postcount=5

    Cannonball Adderley in San Francisco - OJC CD
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=1431554&postcount=14

    Carole King - Tapestry - Stereo & MC SACD (the stereo program is identical)
    http://stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=804804&postcount=1
    http://stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=1588306&postcount=1

    Cream - Disraeli Gears - MFSL
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=227950&postcount=15
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=1771890&postcount=11 - Read to post 13.

    Crosby, Stills & Nash - CSN (couch) - Original 80s Barry Diament mastered CD
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=2201922&postcount=11

    Derek & The Dominos - Layla - MFSL & Original Polydor CD
    http://stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=117758&postcount=2
    http://stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=118064&postcount=35

    Dionne Warwick - Anthology 1962-1969 Rhino CD RNCD 75898 Released 1986.
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=54352&postcount=6

    Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record - Japan first pressing 32DP473
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=106529

    Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue - Palmaccio remaster/Single JPN disc (both are good, neither are perfect)
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=2390046&postcount=1
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=2390072&postcount=4

    Ella Fitzgerald - Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! - Verve 835-646-2
    http://stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=47276&highlight=Charlie

    Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - MFSL
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=679823&postcount=11
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=680785&postcount=28

    Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard - MFSL
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=91279&postcount=2
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=91284&postcount=4

    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours - Target CD
    http://stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=1380335&postcount=2

    Hank Williams - 40 Greatest Hits - Polydor/Mercury Nashville
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=67916&postcount=3

    Henry Mancini - Greatest Hits
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=59491

    Jerry Lee Lewis - Classic Jerry Lee Lewis - Bear Family Box Set
    http://stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=55826&postcount=2

    Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny - JVC XRCD
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=2488312&postcount=2

    Love - Forever Changes - Rhino R2 76717
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=21933

    Michael Jackson - Thriller - SACD
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=17852&postcount=39

    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue - SACD
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=974952&postcount=36

    Otis Redding - Otis!: The Definitive Otis Redding
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=358674&postcount=13

    Phil Spector - Christmas Album - Old 1963 LP
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=852092&postcount=7

    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon - 1983 Toshiba CD (Black Triangle? Don't ask me about TO/non-TO! )
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=210229&postcount=150

    Pretenders - S/T - Target CD
    http://stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=1380335&postcount=2

    Procol Harum - MFSL silvers
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=20736&postcount=11

    Queen - A Night At The Opera - MFSL Gold
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=1659294&postcount=141

    Ray Charles - Birth of Soul - 3 CD Atlantic Boxset
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=341255&postcount=2

    Rock Artifacts Series
    http://stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=17024

    Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story - MFSL CD
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=124085&postcount=4

    Rod Stewart - Never A Dull Moment - Dennis Drake Polygram
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=124085&postcount=4

    Rolling Stones - Aftermath - WG London CD
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=27679&highlight=rolling+stones+aftermath+steve
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=1942854&postcount=4

    Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers - old Columbia/Sony CD (pre Virgin remaster)
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=19794&postcount=3

    Santana - S/T - Mastersound Gold
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=882549&postcount=25

    Santana - Abraxas - MFSL Gold
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=1659294&postcount=141

    Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends - MFSL Gold
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=1659294&postcount=141

    Sonny Rollins - Way Out West - MFSL Silver
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=2149766&postcount=2

    Stevie Wonder - Innervisions - MFSL
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=272929&postcount=2

    Stevie Wonder - Love Songs
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=1793988&postcount=5 - Read to post 7

    Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker - The first Dorati on Mercury Living Presence stereo 1950's, The Ernest Ansermet on London/Decca stereo 1950's, The Lorin Maazel on Telarc from 1981 is an amazing performance.
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=133732&postcount=4

    The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man - original Columbia CD
    http://stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=2148253&postcount=7

    The Hollies - 20 Greatest Hits (with the smokestack cover) (stereo)
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=38983&highlight=hollies+hits

    The Hollies - All The Hits and More (2 disc set) (mono & stereo)
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=38983&highlight=hollies+hits

    The Kinks - Greatest Hits - CDKINK 7251 - PRT Records, 1985
    http://stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=801339&postcount=39

    The Rascals - The Ultimate Rascals
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=70351&postcount=44

    The RCA Living Stereo SACDs.
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=1573475&postcount=8

    The Searchers - The Hits Collection (for those looking for the mono mixes)
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=1177605&postcount=8

    Toto - IV - Stereo/MC SACD
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=27213

    Traffic - Smiling Phases
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=666760&postcount=5

    War - All Avenue Gold CDs
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=169783&postcount=12
     
  9. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Senior Member

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    Herb Albert- Definitive Hits, mastered by Doug Sax.
     
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    ivan_wemple Forum Resident

  11. LeeS

    LeeS Martini Time

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    Atlanta
    Good additions guys. :righton:
     
  12. Espen R

    Espen R Forum Resident

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    About the Kind of Blue SACD that is recommended. The link does'nt work for me.
    But I have this disc, the first single layer SACD edition with the red label side of the disc. It's not bad, but I will not recommend it unreserved. It is something that does'nt sound right to me, the 1997 CD-remaster sound more "right", even it has lower resolution.

    Well, a friend of mine has a good Classic Records Kind of Blue, and it's much better than the SACD, in mine ears. The instruments sounds fuller with more body on the Lp. And I know this SACD could sound a lot more like the Lp.

    All IMO.
     
  13. John Carsell

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    The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour mono Capitol LP.
     
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  14. LeeS

    LeeS Martini Time

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    Fat Albert's cousin?
     
  15. shokhead

    shokhead Head shok and you still don't what it is. HA!

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    I don't have the Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard - MFSL but do have the SACD which I like a lot. How do they compare?
     
  16. Ere

    Ere Senior Member

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  17. Sneaky Pete

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    Yes, I think he was a weed dealer, hence the nick name. ;)
     
  18. Sander

    Sander Forum Resident

    The Hollies - 20 Golden Greats. EMI CDP 7 46238 2
    The Hollies - All The Hits And More EMI CDS 7908502 (2 disk set)
    The Hollies - Not The Hits Again! See For Miles SEE CD 63
    The Hollies - The EP Collection See For Miles SEE CD 94
    The Hollies - Epic Anthology-From The Original Master Tapes. Epic EGK 46161
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=105048&highlight=hollies

    Note: the first two are already included in the list from the previous thread.
     
  19. tlake6659

    tlake6659 Senior Member

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    I seem to remember way back when that Steve said that Joe Satriani's Engines of Creation SACD sounded just like the master.
     
  20. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

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    I read the Otis Redding thread quoted and I don't exactly see a ringing endorsement.
     
  21. LeeS

    LeeS Martini Time

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    :laugh: I knew who you meant of course but could not resist a bad joke.
     
  22. LeeS

    LeeS Martini Time

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    I seem to recall that as well...
     
  23. Steve Hoffman

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    No way in hell would I ever recommend that for SOUND reasons.
     
  24. LeeS

    LeeS Martini Time

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    Thanks for the clarification.
     
  25. Stefan

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    Yes, the vinyl Cotton Club LP on Geffen. I dig this quote out every now and then when people come up with the notion that vinyl pressed from a digital source is pointless.

    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=3770991
     

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