Superb Live Recordings, post your favorites.

Bob the Builder posted:
Mike-B posted:
JamieWednesday posted:

Now this is where I start getting confused. I look on the Sound Liason site and there are multiple formats available, will they all play on naim streamers i.e. in my case nac 272 and Muso or am I limited at 192 Khz?

The Sound Liaison store is a bit confusing,  & no they won't all play on Naim.  I your case Muso is your limiting factor as it does'nt play DSD which means you're limited to 24/192kHz 

Agree BTB Carmen Gomes Sings The Blues (Harry Belafonte cover) is superb in DSD64 on my NDX, my guess it will be just as good in 24/192 PCM (WAV) or FLAC on 272 & Muso

I think Jamie has a 272 so he should be ok with DSD 64,  Carmen Gomez - Sings The Blues is recorded live and is one of the best digital downloads I have heard and at 10 Euro's is great value I recommend it highly.

Native DSD claim on their site that a DXD recording such as -Carmen-Gomes-sings-the-blues, sounds better when converted to DSD. https://www.nativedsd.com/information/quality-channel

I am happy enough with my 24/96 pcm. 

( Gomes with and S, btw. I believe she is half Portuguese see her previous album) http://www.soundliaison.com/st...usand-shades-of-blue

Peet posted:
k posted:
migo posted:
k posted:
Peet posted:

It has been recorded in DXD. I'm listening to the 96pcm; it is a fantastically well recorded album;
http://www.soundliaison.com/

+1

AND well played!

I have all her albums and maybe this is the best. It is so fresh and you feel the immediacy of a live recording.

According to the liner notes this is all 1th takes, so no ''cleaning up'' and ''repairing'' afterwards.

You can hear it at the end of the tour de force ''Cotton Fields'' where Carmen Gomes goes a little off at the very last note.

But that's it.  I love the album, superb SQ and so very well played.

 

Very impressive indeed.  I wonder if the ´no repairs` approach accounts for the impressive sound quality. The bass sounds like a bass, the drums like drums and the guitar sounds like a guitar coming straight from a Fender amp. The voice of Carmen Gomes is captured perfectly but best of all is the way it all blends. It really is a band in front you. Not 4 separate musicians in each their own room.

I was checking the site and it seems to be the first in a series of DXD recordings they recorded in that studio:

"In our new DXD live in the studio series we have asked a select group of European top musicians to recreate one of their favorite albums in their own image."   liner notes carmen-gomes-sings-the-blues

for those interested there is only week left off the generous introduction offer on that download.

Schnerzinger and Zellaton used the album at the Munich High End Show .

Nagra also used the album in Munich

48 hours left on the promo price.

introduction offer Carmen Gomes Sings The Blues

 

Nagra also used this great Rudy van Gelder Blues recording'; 

the sound actually reminds me of the Gomes album. 

Geofiz posted:

Simply outstanding recording that Neil sat on for decades.  Absolutely fantastic on vinyl.

 

 

Not only fantastic on vinyl, but also on FLAC via a Naim streamer!

Hearing this through B&W 802's, it is like Neil is standing right in front of you, especially on "Don't let it bring you down" and "Down by the river". Very good sound quality.

Neil was at the peak of his creative power here, as he is telling at the intro of "Journey through the past": "I'm gonna sing mostly new songs tonight, maybe only a couple of more old ones. I've written so many new ones that I can't think of anything else to do with them, other than sing them.... you know". 

The guy has a nice high & young voice here, just 25 years old. It was recorded 1 month before his famous BBC sessions on 23 Feb 1971.

Mr Underhill posted:

Many of the above are firm favourites but I'll add:

Mr Underhill, 

would you clarify please if this is CD or LP, or Hi Res, label and year of release. I like very much this concert. Have a Delux edition - 2xCDs and a DVD. Unfortunately the SQ is very poor. 

ATB, 

Ivo

King Crimson - Radical Action To Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind

A three CD (or download from Qobuz etc.) document from a concert last year from their latest incarnation.

The set list covers most of their history, though by arrangement much of the Adrian Belew era is missing. Jakko Jakszyk does a very good job as a John Wetton vocalist, Mel Collins returns on sax, and there are THREE drummers, which is very effective.

It's a stormer if you like Crimso, and the recording is magnificent.

Highly recommended even if, like me, your stack of KC albums looks dangerously high!

Allison Moorer- Show

Arrived this morning, used bargain for £1.99 from the Brazilian River ! Includes a DVD of the same concert too!

The studio albums are exemplary recordings and hard to beat, so if you don't yet know her music I'd probably start with those, but this is a nice supplementary live experience to have and worth checking out if you are a fan.

 

Glad Live at Massey Hall is getting a lot of love. I can remember playing it for the first time and being immediately blown away. Imagine having been there!

Last night I was listening to hi-res downloads of 

Aretha at the Fillmore West 1971

Elvis As Recorded at Maddison Square Gardens 1972

Both excellent.

Shearwater - The Sky Is A Blank Screen

This is a live album mostly taken from the tour to support the wonderful studio album from last year, Jet Plane And Oxbow, though there are a couple of acoustic tracks added, and there are covers of both Bowie and Bauhaus. This is quite a muscular version of Shearwater and it suits the power of main man Jonathan Meiburg very well. 

I'll admit bias here, and frankly admit I don't understand why this lot aren't more stellar. The video is from the tour and the album's available through Bandcamp. It's a terrific album and really well recorded. If you like this, do try Oxbow And Jet Plane or Rooks. Americana at its finest.

Gary Shaw posted:

Shearwater - The Sky Is A Blank Screen

This is a live album mostly taken from the tour to support the wonderful studio album from last year, Jet Plane And Oxbow, though there are a couple of acoustic tracks added, and there are covers of both Bowie and Bauhaus. This is quite a muscular version of Shearwater and it suits the power of main man Jonathan Meiburg very well. 

I'll admit bias here, and frankly admit I don't understand why this lot aren't more stellar. The video is from the tour and the album's available through Bandcamp. It's a terrific album and really well recorded. If you like this, do try Oxbow And Jet Plane or Rooks. Americana at its finest.

 

Excellant - thank you.  regards, Jeff A

JamieWednesday posted:

Now this is where I start getting confused. I look on the Sound Liason site and there are multiple formats available, will they all play on naim streamers i.e. in my case nac 272 and Muso or am I limited at 192 Khz?

They have a fine sampler with one song in all kinds of formats. It's a good idea to download that first to see what format suits your equipment and your EARS  the best.

DXD.DSD.PCM Samplerhttp://www.soundliaison.com/al...es/6-compare-formats

k posted:
Bob the Builder posted:
Mike-B posted:
JamieWednesday posted:

Now this is where I start getting confused. I look on the Sound Liason site and there are multiple formats available, will they all play on naim streamers i.e. in my case nac 272 and Muso or am I limited at 192 Khz?

The Sound Liaison store is a bit confusing,  & no they won't all play on Naim.  I your case Muso is your limiting factor as it does'nt play DSD which means you're limited to 24/192kHz 

Agree BTB Carmen Gomes Sings The Blues (Harry Belafonte cover) is superb in DSD64 on my NDX, my guess it will be just as good in 24/192 PCM (WAV) or FLAC on 272 & Muso

I think Jamie has a 272 so he should be ok with DSD 64,  Carmen Gomez - Sings The Blues is recorded live and is one of the best digital downloads I have heard and at 10 Euro's is great value I recommend it highly.

Native DSD claim on their site that a DXD recording such as -Carmen-Gomes-sings-the-blues, sounds better when converted to DSD. https://www.nativedsd.com/information/quality-channel

I am happy enough with my 24/96 pcm. 

( Gomes with and S, btw. I believe she is half Portuguese see her previous album) http://www.soundliaison.com/st...usand-shades-of-blue

see the post above

migo posted:
notnaim man posted:

I don't think this has been mentioned already -

Dead Can Dance "Toward The Within". Atmospheric, ethereal.

No and it should! 

+2, Dead Can Dance, great band great album.

Peet posted:
JamieWednesday posted:

Now this is where I start getting confused. I look on the Sound Liason site and there are multiple formats available, will they all play on naim streamers i.e. in my case nac 272 and Muso or am I limited at 192 Khz?

They have a fine sampler with one song in all kinds of formats. It's a good idea to download that first to see what format suits your equipment and your EARS  the best.

DXD.DSD.PCM Samplerhttp://www.soundliaison.com/al...es/6-compare-formats

The album has been released on vinyl as well:

k posted:
migo posted:
k posted:
Peet posted:

It has been recorded in DXD. I'm listening to the 96pcm; it is a fantastically well recorded album;
http://www.soundliaison.com/

+1

AND well played!

I have all her albums and maybe this is the best. It is so fresh and you feel the immediacy of a live recording.

According to the liner notes this is all 1th takes, so no ''cleaning up'' and ''repairing'' afterwards.

You can hear it at the end of the tour de force ''Cotton Fields'' where Carmen Gomes goes a little off at the very last note.

But that's it.  I love the album, superb SQ and so very well played.

 

Very impressive indeed.  I wonder if the ´no repairs` approach accounts for the impressive sound quality. The bass sounds like a bass, the drums like drums and the guitar sounds like a guitar coming straight from a Fender amp. The voice of Carmen Gomes is captured perfectly but best of all is the way it all blends. It really is a band in front you. Not 4 separate musicians in each their own room.

I was checking the site and it seems to be the first in a series of DXD recordings they recorded in that studio:

"In our new DXD live in the studio series we have asked a select group of European top musicians to recreate one of their favorite albums in their own image."   liner notes carmen-gomes-sings-the-blues

It says that; "Paul Berner went for the Beatles “Rubber Soul” !

I love his Elvis tribute; "Road to Memphis'' so I will be looking forward to that recording.

It has been released and in my humble opinion it is even better. Marvelous playing and a stunning recording quality.

 and I love the first quote from the liner notes ; “Microphones are just like people, if you shout at them, they get scared.” Paul McCartney

Incredible download.

Talking about the quotes, this one is good too;

''The great saxophonist Ben Webster wanted to know the words for every ballad he played.
If he could not remember the words he would not play the song.
Paul Berner Band have taken Ben’s rule to heart.
These Lennon & McCartney songs are being sung without words but the outstanding musicianship
of these musicians ensures that every word is heard.'' https://www.soundliaison.com/s...-this-bird-has-flown

 

Nick Lees posted:

Shearwater - The Sky Is A Blank Screen

This is a live album mostly taken from the tour to support the wonderful studio album from last year, Jet Plane And Oxbow, though there are a couple of acoustic tracks added, and there are covers of both Bowie and Bauhaus. This is quite a muscular version of Shearwater and it suits the power of main man Jonathan Meiburg very well. 

I'll admit bias here, and frankly admit I don't understand why this lot aren't more stellar. The video is from the tour and the album's available through Bandcamp. It's a terrific album and really well recorded. If you like this, do try Oxbow And Jet Plane or Rooks. Americana at its finest.

Great music, thanks for the tip. Just ordered Fellow Travelers and Jet Plane and Oxbow on vinyl. Unfortunately, it seems The Sky is a Blank Screen is not available on vinyl.

k posted:
Peet posted:
JamieWednesday posted:

Now this is where I start getting confused. I look on the Sound Liason site and there are multiple formats available, will they all play on naim streamers i.e. in my case nac 272 and Muso or am I limited at 192 Khz?

They have a fine sampler with one song in all kinds of formats. It's a good idea to download that first to see what format suits your equipment and your EARS  the best.

DXD.DSD.PCM Samplerhttp://www.soundliaison.com/al...es/6-compare-formats

The album has been released on vinyl as well:

  It's a different sound than the download, more old fashioned maybe less detailed but also a bit warmer. Heavy 180 gram quality.

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