Hello, After having spent the last 15 years of my life collecting MP3s (20,000 and counting) and listening to my JBL computer desktop speakers, I've seen the light and recently purchased some Thiel CS 1.2s, a Vincent SV-236 MKII and intend to get an Olive One, to be released in July. With my new hi-fi setup, I've come to realize that my 128 kbps MP3s aren't going to cut it and I'm looking to download 96/24 hi-res albums and re-build a new collection that will do justice to my new investment.
My research tells me, however, that a hi-res album is only as good as the original recording and that a lot of recordings aren't very good, especially ones made recently. Fortunately, while I love all types of music, I have decided to start out by building my collection of 60s and 70s rock, pop, and folk music - i.e. CSNY, the Youngbloods, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe and the Fish, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Bob Dylan, Moby Grape, Canned Heat, the Byrds etc. etc.
Can you offer some suggestions for some outstanding 96/24 recordings from this era and where I might find them? I read somewhere that the original CSNY is great, and I'm going to download it from HD Tracks, but I'm looking for lots more recommendations. I prefer downloads to SACD as I do not currently have a CD player and would rather not go through the trouble of ripping, anyway.
Thanks in advance for your recommendations!