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Buddha
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Which discs would you...

...most like to have been better engineered/produced/recorded?

I ask this because I was reading a review of yet another Nick Drake biography and got to thinking about how much I like his records, but how lousy they sound. I think they used the sound on his discs to invent the sound of "digititis" once they came up with the idea of digital recording and needed a new type of recording artifact.

So, I started thinking about how I'd like Bryter Lyter, Five leaves Left, and Pink Moon "done right" in my audio world, which made me start thinking about what other albums I would have liked to sound better, which made me think of hi fi, which lead to this post.

I also wish Private Eyes had been engineered with me in mind.

Maybe Tommy, as well.

How about y'all?

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Stereophile did a Poll on this very question a couple of months back.

I'll go with Supertramp, Brother Where You Bound...and just about everything Chris Rea has put out.

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Well Buddha, on a different thread you got me thinking about Morphine doing a "Kind of Blue" re-invention which, in the context of this thread makes me wish that "Like Swimming" was better recorded.

Not sure I agree completely with your premise here. I think the Nick Drake-A Treasury SACD sounds very good and the original albums in the LP boxed set on Hannibal aren't bad. Haven't heard the CDs.

-Roy E.-

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Yay, a fellow Morphine fan!

I suspected that listing would go by anonymously.

I agree, the sound on "Like Swimming" was a disappointment.

Actually, on the Nick Drake thing, I was talking about the LP's! I have the originals and the re-release prsssings and they have had a low treble/upper mid glare that has bothered me on whatever gear I've tried them on.

I don't have SACD capability, but if they can make Nick Drake sound better, that's a good reason to buy a player!

I'd like to hear The Who's "It's Hard" album done better, too. I have a hunch Eminence Front could have taken me even further.

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Above is mine...forgot to log in.

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I think The 70's Van Halen albums were produced excellent (Templeman)
I would like to hear the following albums to sound much better, cuase Ithink these were not produced well at that time, comparing the albums which were done in the same era.

1. Stones- Its only Rock n roll
2. Deep Purple- In Rock
3. Metallica- and justice for all with more bass
4. Steely Dan- Two against Nature with a heavier drum sound (sounds too tinny!!)
5. Most of the who albums with drums sound much better or little on the heavier side , especially The Who By Numbers

- just a thought.

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most anything produced in the 80's, "wet" production ruined a LOT of music.

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Engineering and recording definitely not all, but most live concert recordings of some of the great 70's and 80's Rock bands. I always thought Peter Frampton's 1977 release 'Frampton Comes Alive' could have been better recorded.

On the other hand...Bob Ludwig, Doug Sax, and Bernie Grundman of that era were great in thier respected fields.

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Joni Michell: Don Juan's reckless daughter

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HUGE!! Joni Mitchell fan! love her.

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Actually it's not half as bad as I remembered, lol. A little too much treble and a SWEET bass!

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This may have been the reason for some crummy recordings of the 80's Rock bands...

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Live at Carnegie Hall - Harry Belafonte

Sony made an attempt at an SACD release and it was atrocious.
Let FIM license the product they will put you to shame.

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