A copy this good might just give you a new appreciation for one of the Greatest Rock Albums of All Time. For whatever reasons -- probably because this recording is so complicated and required so many tracks -- Abbey Road is arguably the toughest nut to crack in the Beatles' catalog. On If I Fell, the Beatles vocals should sound warm, sweet, and clear.
If they do, at the very least you have a contender, and possibly a winner. Not many pressings are going to bring out all the subtle qualities of both Paul and John's leads, as well as the wonderful harmonies they created so effortlessly or at least seemed to. This music has a HUGE amount of upper midrange and high frequency information. Just note how present the tambourines are in the mixes. There are some lively, jangly guitars behind the smooth voices.
Many copies seem to sacrifice one for the other, leaving you with either irritating guitars or dull voices. The better copies get them both right. We've heard some excellent German pressings before, but this time [circa ] nothing could match up to our best Brit copies. This is the first time we've discussed individual tracks on the album.
Our recent shootout, in which we discovered a mind-boggling, rule-breaking side one, motivated us to sit down and explain what the best copies should do on each side of the album for the tracks we test with. Better late than never I suppose.
We discuss in detail what we're listening for and what the best copies seem to do so well that the run-of-the-mill copies simply do not. If you own a copy of the German MMT plays yours and listen for what we're listening for. It's all laid out in the track commentary. The Beatles' first album is a recording overflowing with sonic qualities prized by audiophiles and music lovers alike: Tubey Magic, energy, immediacy, richness, breathy vocals; in short, all the stuff you will never hear -- or not hear to the same extent -- on anything but the best vintage analog vinyl LPs.
Musically, too, it was a substantial leap forward, with intricate folk-rock arrangements that reflected the increasing influence of Dylan and the Byrds. It's exceedingly difficult to find audiophile quality sound on The White Album.
The Beatles were breaking apart, often recording independently of each other, with their own favorite engineers as enablers, and George Martin nowhere to be found most of the time. They were also experimenting more and more with sound itself, which resulted in wonderful songs and interesting effects.
However, these new approaches and added complexity often result in a loss of sonic "purity. With the Beatles is a better record that not only rocks harder, it's considerably more sophisticated On Wired, with first-rate material and collaborators on hand, one of rock's most compelling guitarists is in top form.
Do you want a recording that is going to put your system to the test? Well this is that record! That violin is REAL. As you compare equipment or tweak your system, you will hear the sound of that violin change and it should be obvious when it gets better and when it gets worse. The reproduction of the violin here is superb -- harmonically rich, natural, clean, clear, resolving.
What sets the truly killer pressings apart is the depth, width and three-dimensional quality of the sound, as well as the fact that they become less congested in the louder passages and don't get shrill or blary. The best copies display a Tubey Magical richness -- especially evident in the basses and celli -- that is to die for.
The band raves through tunes like "With Plenty Of Money And You," and Bennett matches them, drawing strength from the bravura arrangements, while band and singer achieve a knowing tenderness on "Growing Pains. If you're looking to demonstrate just how good '60s All Tube Analog can be, this killer copy should be just the record to do it. Granted, these albums were put together after D.
I agree. Humble Pie Performance should be way higher, and Peter Frampton should be somewhat higher, if not number 1. You guys are smoking too much weed! Estoy totalmente en desacuerdo con esta lista. I grew up listening to that album. It is a great list. I do NOT agree with some of the bands on it, but it covers some of the greats. Donde Dios Santo esta el Yessongs? Yeash, the no1 album in the universe.
Probably out of competition good, everything else fades into a grey mass. Thanks for all your comments, it just goes to prove that you cannot please all of the people, all of the time. Every list like this will always have things on it that make people mad, or the list leaves out things that people consider vital.
The Who live at Leeds comes out top on a lot of these lists. My thinking is that the decision by Townsend to go against the band and refuse a live album release, before buckling and getting the management team to record The Who last two gigs live that year Hull and Leeds, with the sound quality of Hull being poor so eventually Leeds being the chosen gig.
Alongside the ordered burning of the previous 38 gigs recordings, made many people appreciate, especially many years later, the performance given on that album. The brave move at the time to not include any of the popular rock opera Tommy tracks played during the night onto the album gives it extra Kudos, by fans as a brave move. Many remark on the gritty performance of the man at the time of recording. But hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Everybody has different views as to what should be on there. I forgot Opeth colud do with amention. Rare Earth and Opeth couldd do with a mention.. Also think that Deep purple should have been higher. Uriah Heep live was a favorite of mine. Ones that did not make them cut but should have.
What is the actual point of compiling a list like this? Who cares we like what we like! And Queen live Killers?
Genesis-Seconds Out or even Genesis Live. Pink Floyd Pulse. Foghat LIve? Grand Funk Caught in the Act? Whitesnake Live in the Heart of the City?
Deep Purple Made in Japan should definitely be much higher — if not 1. Foghat Live!! Some great albums here no doubt but I have no time for nirvana.
But hey just an opinion. Queen, Bruce Springsteen and go on. Very subjective — we all have our personal favourites so would all produce a different chart. In these lists there is always something missing. But is is a good list anyway. Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsies? Little Feat Waiting for Columbus? Yes — Yessongs? Chicago at Carnegie Hall? Bob Dylan at Philharmonic Hall? Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen. I actually own 3 of them and wish I still had one of them!
The one that got a real reaction from me was Deep Purple — was that not the one with Tommy Brolin? Maybe not. Blue Oyster Cult, On your feet or On your knees is worth listening too. As good or better than most on this list. All good choices, but I have a few more you may have overlooked. The deluxe edition is even better.
I do not have any problem with the first two on this list. In fact you could flip flop these two as 1 or 2 on this list. I just want to mention the J. In fact at one time I would have put it as high as number 3 on my personal list. All in all, not a bad cross section, though. Ignore live albums, whenever possible, watch the shows from DVD or Blu-ray instead. Definitely some great albums missing. To have Kiss any where near this list of great bands is ridiculous.
Absolutely the worst band ever to make It big. These things are always very subjective. Of course no one will have the same list. Still there are a couple of huge omissions that should be on any live album list. Bob Seger- Live Bullet has been 1 on several lists Ive seen and gets no mention here. Yes- Yessongs…. Yes isnt everybodys cup of tea but Yesssongs is simply one of the best live recordings ever released.
Without those two on the list somewhere this list is meaningless. I would have liked to see the list that the top 25 were chosen from. So many good ones are hardly mentioned. My top 5: 1. Grateful Dead — Europe 72 3. Jimi Hendrix — Band of Gypsys 5.
Little Feat — Waiting for Columbus. You must be kidding. Nice list and some great additions in comments. I hate lists like this, because these are 25 great albums and yet I can think of a dozen others that should be on here.
Who made up this list, Dick Clark or some 12 year old kid? Simply the best-recorded live album of a band at their very best.
Are you kidding me?? And I second Mr. And finally… no Zappa?? Hello Chicago….. Pretty hard to beat that one. The Byrds Untitled. The rendition of 8 miles high is just killer. Also Mountain Live has that amazing long version of Nantucket Sleighride. Jefferson Airplane. By far their best album. The Grateful Dead makes an appearance too. Nice countdown, but of course, we could could probably communally agree on another 25 that would be worthy of making this list.
One of my all time favorite Live albums was.. Whitesnake live in the heart of the city? Iron maiden Maiden Japan? Just goes to show you cant please all of the people etc… myself included,no Dr Feelgood — Stupidity. Good list. Thats a ridiculous list, thats one of five best live albums ever made…. To be on such a list a record really needs to speak to giving you a sense of being at the show as well as appealing to a rather broad audience.
It also needs to have made a difference. It would be remiss not to also consider the 2 first Woodstock records. Too many for a list of Needs to be top Agree with a lot of other commentators, Grand Funk Railroad Live is a given on this list.
What about Slade Alive — one of the first albums I ever bought — still sounds great today!! Slade gets no respect in the U. Hear Me Calling. When I was in 11th grade I had to look in just about every record store in town to find it.
Big Rory fan, but Stage Struck has terrible sound. I might like it better if it was recorded better. Live in Europe and Irish Tour much better. Jethro Tull — Live: Bursting Out. One of the greatest live recordings of all-time! Not all live albums suck. No overdubs. You missed one of the all time best hard rock live albums UFO-Strangers in the night. A must have, check it out what a classic live concert. I totally agree.
There are many great artists missing. I have most of the live LPs and CDs. My favorite is live and dangerous. A good way to this is poll the fans and then make UR list. Compile the result into atleast the top Jimi Hendrix- Band of gypsys…. Bob Marley is up there too…. Alchemy , Dire Straits.. Before the flood ,. Bob Dylan and The Band. Humble Pie should have been top 5. The Concert For Bangladesh, J.
Not bad overall. No UFO strangers?? Welcome back my friends, , E. Fleetwood Mac live, Del Amitri, Into the mirror, live Grand Funk Railroad Live should be high on the list. All time classic. All new music, a masterpiece. Anybody who thinks Kiss should be on this list should take serious music lessons.
I understand your point about Kiss. Many good live recordings were left off but that the way these lists go. No Nukes. I definitely do not agree with a lot of their picks. Definitely Chicago IV. Was early Chicago greatest Hits from first three albums, played out live. Amasing and everything. With Terry Kath and Peter Cetera. They were so well tuned together i Carnegie Hall shows. You need to relabel the list Greatest Rock live albums.
I must make a correction James Brown and Johnny Cash are on your list but it is still seriously lacking music from the rest of the world. Very narrow minded list which taints the excellent recordings that are on it. Yes, Nirvana is rated too high in general. Make two so so records and you are some kind of music God. No one mentioned King Crimson Earthbound though bootleggy in quality interesting period for that band.
Pretty clear a larger list would include many of the other highlights as noted by others too. Good opportunity to cogitate on the history of rock. Also played the crap out of Pink Floyd Ummagumma and Johnny Winter And Live the latter one of few examples of Winter and Derringer duking it out hard to find other material with that line up. I hate just about every album you named with the exceptions of humble pie the who and the Allmans. Geils Band Live! Blow your face out! IMHO One of the most underrated bands and guitarist ever.
This is one of the best live albums ever. Props for including Johnny Cash! Peter Frampton in the top 10, but Cream at number 24? What a joke. This update published October 18, August 13, Eleki was an instrumental genre influenced first and foremost by the Ventures. My copy is a scratchy Peruvian pressing! Kayama cut a number of vocal tunes that were among his biggest hits. But instead of merely sweating and looking foolish, Jackey turned the tables … and challenged his TV host to come up with something more appropriate.
If this is true, then he named a whole genre of music while it was still underway — a rare feat. The Group Sounds scene was contrived, commercialized, and controlled to the point of absurdity. There are exceptions, but even my favorite groups have picture sleeves that are downright embarrassing. As a commercial genre, however, folk-rock seems to have been short-lived. Norihiko Hashida had started out with the Folk Crusaders, a little more earnest but no less commercial.
Those searching for authenticity had to look underground or overseas. Akira insisted that Jackson break with the cover-pops tradition and tackle original songs written by Japanese songwriters in her native language of English.
The heavy drumming and surf-styled guitar really help elevate this song. This was her first 45, released in April Most of her songs were composed by her vocal coach Yasutoshi Nakajima. Her initial recording career was very brief, consisting of eight singles released in and , always with a ballad on one side and an uptempo pop song on the other.
Because these songs were written and sung in English, CBS had to make up Japanese titles for the sleeves. They made some bizarre choices. Emy retired from the music business by Emy is still performing in Japan, and released a new CD in , Timeless.
Emy: The director of a radio program asked me if I could sing. I had no intention of becoming a singer. The players were pick up musicians chosen by Columbia records through testing procedures. The back end chorus were the MGM boys from the Philippines. Scanned from the repro. Super Session is a jumble of styles, including a couple songs that sound like outright parody. Despite the title, the LP was not cut in one session. Tsuge, the composer of nearly half the LP and features drummer Takasuke Kida on tenor saxophone.
By the time of the release of Super Session , Jacks had already broken up. A car accident killed Takasuke Kida in If anyone can help translate the vital facts and info from these source materials, please contact me — your help will be credited, and much appreciated! Click for larger images of the scans below:. Sources include Top Japanese Pop Artists site. When researching this piece I discovered Kurosawa Susumu passed away in April, , at age Switch genre.
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