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

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  1. ClausH

    ClausH Senior Member

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    yasujiro Forum Resident

  3. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Senior Member

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    yasujiro Forum Resident

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  6. LeeS

    LeeS Ghost Meters

  7. MikeyH

    MikeyH Stamper King

    Berkeley, CA
  8. NickM

    NickM New Member

    Dallas, TX, USA
    Here's the list with working links:

    Abba - All CDs on Atlantic

    Animals - Singles Plus

    Beach Boys - The Best of the Beach Boys - Capitol CDP 7913182 (It has the boys singing in the studio on the cover)

    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)

    Blind Faith - S/T - MFSL

    Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding - Original Columbia CD CK 9604 70097

    Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees - MFSL

    Cannonball Adderley in San Francisco - OJC CD

    Carole King - Tapestry - Stereo & MC SACD (the stereo program is identical)

    Cream - Disraeli Gears - MFSL - Read to post 13.

    Crosby, Stills & Nash - CSN (couch) - Original 80s Barry Diament mastered CD

    Derek & The Dominos - Layla - MFSL & Original Polydor CD

    Dionne Warwick - Anthology 1962-1969 Rhino CD RNCD 75898 Released 1986.

    Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record - Japan first pressing 32DP473

    Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue - Palmaccio remaster/Single JPN disc (both are good, neither are perfect)

    Ella Fitzgerald - Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! - Verve 835-646-2

    Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - MFSL

    Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard - MFSL

    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours - Target CD

    Hank Williams - 40 Greatest Hits - Polydor/Mercury Nashville

    Henry Mancini - Greatest Hits

    Jerry Lee Lewis - Classic Jerry Lee Lewis - Bear Family Box Set

    Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny - JVC XRCD

    Love - Forever Changes - Rhino R2 76717

    Michael Jackson - Thriller - SACD

    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue - SACD

    Otis Redding - Otis!: The Definitive Otis Redding

    Phil Spector - Christmas Album - Old 1963 LP

    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon - 1983 Toshiba CD (Black Triangle? Don't ask me about TO/non-TO! )

    Pretenders - S/T - Target CD

    Procol Harum - MFSL silvers

    Queen - A Night At The Opera - MFSL Gold

    Ray Charles - Birth of Soul - 3 CD Atlantic Boxset

    Rock Artifacts Series

    Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story - MFSL CD

    Rod Stewart - Never A Dull Moment - Dennis Drake Polygram

    Rolling Stones - Aftermath - WG London CD

    Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers - old Columbia/Sony CD (pre Virgin remaster)

    Santana - S/T - Mastersound Gold

    Santana - Abraxas - MFSL Gold

    Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends - MFSL Gold

    Sonny Rollins - Way Out West - MFSL Silver

    Stevie Wonder - Innervisions - MFSL

    Stevie Wonder - Love Songs - 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.

    The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man - original Columbia CD

    The Hollies - 20 Greatest Hits (with the smokestack cover) (stereo)

    The Hollies - All The Hits and More (2 disc set) (mono & stereo)

    The Kinks - Greatest Hits - CDKINK 7251 - PRT Records, 1985

    The Rascals - The Ultimate Rascals

    The RCA Living Stereo SACDs.

    The Searchers - The Hits Collection (for those looking for the mono mixes)

    Toto - IV - Stereo/MC SACD

    Traffic - Smiling Phases

    War - All Avenue Gold CDs
  9. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Senior Member

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

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  11. LeeS

    LeeS Ghost Meters

    Good additions guys. :righton:
  12. Espen R

    Espen R Forum Resident

    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

    John Carsell Forum Resident

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

    LeeS Ghost Meters

    Fat Albert's cousin?
  15. shokhead

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

    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

    Silver Spring MD
  17. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Senior Member


    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

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

    tlake6659 Senior Member

    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

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

    LeeS Ghost Meters

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

    LeeS Ghost Meters

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

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

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

    LeeS Ghost Meters

    Thanks for the clarification.
  25. Stefan

    Stefan Forum Resident

    Montreal, Canada
    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.
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