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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. nelamvr6

    nelamvr6 Music Lover

    Location:
    New London, CT USA
    Re: Discs recommended by Steve

    This a GREAT idea for a thread, it would make a great sticky.

    It's already an incredibly valuable resource, and it will only get better over time.
     
  2. Sean Keane

    Sean Keane Pre-Mono record collector In Memoriam

    Re: Discs recommended by Steve

    I remember commenting on how good the sound was on Henry Mancini's Greatest Hits Joe Lopes 1987 remaster, and Steve agreed that "that's the one".
     
  3. BIG ED

    BIG ED Forum Resident

    Re: Discs recommended by Steve

    Whole heartily agree, with others that have stated as such as well.
    However, anyone posting a "SHA" disc, after page three w/o a link,
    SHOULD BE BANNED FROM THE FORUM FOR LIFE!

    Steve's already has had to come in and post numerous times!

    So, no saying (or asking if) this is Hoffman Certified w/o a link!

    This is an enjoyable thread for us,
    let's make it an enjoyable thread for Steve! :edthumbs:

    (now I'm off to SEARCH out my fave "SHA" discs, wish me luck!)
     
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  4. clairehuxtable

    clairehuxtable Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Re: Discs recommended by Steve

    "Dionne Warwick: Anthology 1962-1969" Rhino CD

    RNCD 75898 Released 1986.

    This is the version that Bill Inglot couldn't wait to replace with his remixes, which are great, but too much echo (IMO).

    These versions, warts and all, have amazing dynamics and pacing.

    Try and find it!

    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=54352&postcount=6
     
  5. Jack White

    Jack White Senior Member

    Location:
    Canada
    Re: Discs recommended by Steve

    My copy and every copy I have ever seen of this CD is stamped "Made in Switzerland". This is the only CD I have known to be manufactured in Switzerland. What's the story behind that?
     
  6. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Senior Member

    Location:
    Maryland
  7. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Senior Member

    Location:
    Maryland
  8. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Senior Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    Re: Discs recommended by Steve

    Can I get away with saying that Steve has recommended the UK yellow/black LP pressings of the Beatles?
    He's mentioned it 1000 times.
    He also loves Die Beatles (Stereo version of Please Please Me)
    There are so many threads on the Beatles its tough to get exact quotes when it comes to the Beatles
     
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  9. shokhead

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

    Location:
    USA
    Re: Discs recommended by Steve

    Settle down now and take a deep breath. Now i think everyone should have figired out by now to have a link.:agree:
     
  10. PTgraphics

    PTgraphics Senior Member

    Re: Discs recommended by Steve

    I can't find the link but I believe Steve has said he liked the Beach Boys comp "Best Of The Beach Boys" on Capitol, 12 tracks - CDP 7913182. It has the boys singing in the studio on the cover.

    Pat
     
  11. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Senior Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    Re: Discs recommended by Steve

    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=58727
    Post #6
     
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  12. KeithH

    KeithH Success With Honor...then and now

    Location:
    Beaver Stadium
    Re: Discs recommended by Steve

    What should we draw from this? ;)
     
  13. JorgeGvb

    JorgeGvb Senior Member

    Location:
    Virginia Beach
    Re: Discs recommended by Steve

    I could not find the link for this one.

    Rolling Stones - Aftermath (West German CD on London label)
     
  14. ec461

    ec461 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Somewhere
  15. JorgeGvb

    JorgeGvb Senior Member

    Location:
    Virginia Beach
  16. Andreas

    Andreas Senior Member

    Location:
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Re: Discs recommended by Steve

    http://stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=1218176&postcount=6
     
  17. BIG ED

    BIG ED Forum Resident

    Re: Discs recommended by Steve

    WRONG!!! :winkgrin:
    Look at the post right below yours!
    Now, tell me again to settle down, by the way which part of my post was "settled up"??? :laugh:
    And for your information, I ALWAYS take DEEP breaths.
    Thanks anyway for caring! :rolleyes:
     
  18. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Location:
    B.C.
    Re: Discs recommended by Steve

    Steve, remind me in the new year and I'll send mine down to you for a listen.
     
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  19. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    Re: Discs recommended by Steve

    Thanks folks (and Steve!) for all the great tips on this thread!
     
  20. AudiophilePhil

    AudiophilePhil Senior Member

    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Re: Discs recommended by Steve

    Boz Scaggs: Silk Degrees - MFSL Gold CD
    Carole King: Tapestry - the first SACD release of this album
     
  21. misterbozz

    misterbozz Forum Resident

    Location:
    Nerima-ku, Tokyo
  22. shokhead

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

    Location:
    USA
    Re: Discs recommended by Steve

    I just care about you and dont want you to blow up.:)
     
  23. bluesbro

    bluesbro Forum Hall of Shame

    Location:
    DC
    Re: Discs recommended by Steve

    I dont believe you :shh:

    Do you have a link?
     
  24. Jack White

    Jack White Senior Member

    Location:
    Canada
    Re: Discs recommended by Steve


    Re Tapestry. SH did recommend the first edition stereo only SACD. It was established that the stereo layer of the second edition of this SACD (it also has a multi-channel layer) was the same as the stereo only first edition. So, either SACD will do.

    Sorry, don't have time to search for the thread link right now. I'll take a look later today.
     
  25. Jack White

    Jack White Senior Member

    Location:
    Canada
    Re: Discs recommended by Steve

    P.S. Here is the 'Tapestry' SACD thread,

    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=42723&page=6&highlight=Carole+King:+Tapestry

    which is continued here

    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=72642

    Read the whole thread including SH's warning about the strengths and weaknesses of the CDs he recommended, it's worthwhile.

    SH: "This album is essentially UNMASTERED. Just like all of the silver MoFi CD's and many of the MoFi UDI's, WEA "Targets", JPN ABBEY ROAD, JPN Beach Boys PASTMASTERS and other early CD's."*

    *In another thread, SH does warn that all early CDs are not created equal and their sound quality should be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
     

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