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Malakei
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Rock CD Recommendations SQ in consideration.

Hey guys first post here, been into this site for reviews for a couple years now but never took advantage of the forums until now. Looking for some suggestions on CDs to really make my system sing. I have a few great ones that really rock the house but looking for something with more electric guitar, real rock you know. Fav album right now is definately Dire Straights Brother in Arms SACD. However since im running my CDs mainly off my Rega Planet im forced to SACD hybrids or Redbook cds. I will be getting the Oppo 970 SACD player soon but right now im looking for best sound quality rock cds. Any suggestions? White noise is my real pet peeve about SQ recordings. The less of it the CD has got, the better.

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Re: Rock CD Recommendations SQ in consideration.

If you like Dire Straits and don't have their album, "On Every Street," I would encourage you to pick it up. I think you would probably like Chris Rea as well. His music is along the same lines and he's every bit as competent a musician. I would suggest Rea's, "Road To Hell" as a good barometer to determine how deep in his extensive library you want to dig through.

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Pickup Matt's latest CD from CD Baby or direct... www.mattoree.com You will be impressed, and you will have discovered a great sounding CD, Shelf Life sounds great, localy produced and recorded.

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AND Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Sessions" Hybrid SACD, so when you get the SACD player it'll sound even better!! It's SRV and Albert King wailing...sounds gooooood.

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The Steve Hoffman mastered Bad Co. CD on Audio Fidelity is killer.

Brian

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Visit the site www.progrock.co.uk

They have some awesome sounding bands, listen to Masters of Illusion by Pendragon or some of the Magenta stuff.

Its not for everyone but there are some singing guitars

Steve

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Malakei,

I'm not sure what you mean by "more guitar", but here are a few of my favorite guitar LP/CDs....

Dixie Dregs - Start with the earlier stuff. Steve Morse ain't too shabby.
Steve Stevens (from Billy Idol's band) - Highly under-rated. Check out Flamenco A GoGo.
Paul Gilbert (from Racer X and Mr. Big) - Check out any of the solo stuff.
Nils Lofgren - Cry Tough or The Nils Lofgren Band Live. Sort of similar to Dire Straits. Kinda.
Ry Cooder - Anything with his name on it. It's all good.

Here are a few more names to research...Eric Johnson, Sonny Landreth, Steve Vai, Ronnie Earl,Derek Trucks.
A resource I use quite often is All Music Guide. For the most part they are pretty up to date. I'm sure other members have some other favorites that I'm not aware of, but I'm always up for checking out new sites.
My 2 cents worth.....I hope you find something in there that appeals to you.

Have a good one

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