What are you Listening To Right Now? - and more

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  1. RhythmGJ

    RhythmGJ AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Now Playing: Gerry Mulligan, "Jeru"

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    Last Side for the night kids. I think most of you are already gone anyway (I'll bet Blitz is still up!). I have the weekend off, and lots more music coming, but I've just spent 5 or so hours winding down from the work week; now I need to get horizontal and somewhat dormant...

    Talk with you tomorrow,

    GJ
     

     

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  2. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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    Get Out Of Denver
    I Knew The Bride
    Back To School Days
    Here Comes The Weekend
    Worn Out Suits, Brand New Pockets
    Where Or When
    Juju Man
    Get It
    Let's Talk About Us
    Hey Good Lookin'
    What Did I Do Last Night?
    Little Darlin'
    My Baby Left Me
     
  3. derekva

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    I was lucky enough to hear them perform this live tonight on their first concert back from their hiatus.

    (correction - third concert - evidently they played the Knitting Factory in Spokane and the Crystal Ballroom in Portland before they played in the city adjacent to their home town)

    -D
     
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  4. darkblue94

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    Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral.

    This is going to be the first of many NIN albums, finally dipped my toe in.
     
  6. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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    How about Europe 72? Sounds very good to me.

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    I'm not a deadhead, but I notice that they love the song paired with I Know You Rider and many/most cite 72-74 as the best years for this song pairing. The Europe 72 'cat segues smoothly into Rider without a pause, and is well-recorded.

    For Deadhead answers, see:
    https://www.quora.com/Grateful-Dead...rsion-of-China-Cat-Sunflower-I-Know-You-Rider
     
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  7. Crazy Gnome

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  8. musichal

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    Santana
    Lotus

    After the eponymous '69 release, then Abraxas in '70 and III in '71, I was happy with my Santana collection, and bought no more releases. I heard snippets of Lotus in passing, but never really sat down and listened, though I did finally buy the CD a couple years ago, which is how long it took for me to get into a Santana mood (not 40 years, but I don't listen to Santana very often anymore), probably triggered by my fevered run through various Grateful Dead live releases in the past twenty hours or so. Contemporaneous, you see. Really enjoying Santana Lotus - it's better than I thought.

    I know what some of you are thinking... after twenty hours of Grateful Dead live recordings, the sound of ragged, split fingernails screeching across a blackboard would also sound better than you thought, dummy. Well, it wasn't all Dead - between albums I listened to some of your selections, and made a few of my own, too. (Anyone shiver?)
     
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    Fell asleep in the room and
    Nosound is on low level bothering no one.

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    Chopin - Nocturnes (2010) Fran├žois Chaplin [HDtracks 24/88 FLAC]

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  13. musichal

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    Well, GSS61, I'll follow your lead with Chopin Concertos.

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    Szymon Nehring (pianist)
    Jurek Dybal conducting Sinfonietta Cracovia

    Tracklist: Both of 'em.
     
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  19. OnTheBlitz

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    I decided to validate, once and for all that I'm not crazy and not just "imagining" this remastering phenomenon. So, I maintained my volume gain at the exact same level and played the title song, track#6 of both CD's, the remaster and the original, immediately "back to back" to compare them. The remaster is definitely way louder, by +6db. When defining "db", every "+3db" is 2x the power, meaning amplifier wattage output doubles (please reference this well written link, which is an easy to understand article explaining and outlining in detail the topic of db with relationship to power). I precisely measured the db level using my DBX 14/10 Spectrum Analyzer/EQ/SPL w/DRO and at 1 meter distance from each L/R speaker channel. I also measured the db level lying back in my comfy bed, which is "smack dead center" of my two Polk LSiM 707 Speakers, that are both "towed in" forming a perfect triangulation point, right where my two dumbo ears are attached to my melon sized head, resulting in a nearly perfect apex, both in the horizontal and vertical planes, the "sweet spot zone", again +6db increase in loudness. All db measurements were performed using the peak hold function of the DBX. The remaster does not have anywhere near the Dynamic Range as the Original CD. They EQ'd the top end of the spectrum of the remaster, way, way up, starting 4KHz. So, I've now listened to the entire CD and found it overall to be quite fatiguing by the time I finished it. This was at a moderate listening level of 85db.

    I then referred to the very useful tool that @GSS61 shared with me: http://dr.loudness-war.info/ I wish I would have known about this WEB site when ever it first came out, again thanks @GSS61 for sharing this with me. It has a fairly expansive database of albums. I will definitely be referencing this tool prior to any future CD purchases.

    GREEN = GOOD
    YELLOW'ISH / LIGHTER GREEN = ACCEPTABLE
    RED = BAD

    So, here is where the "Rubber meets the Road":
    Here is the Dynamic Range Database information of my original release AC/DC Back In Black CD - Atlantic# 16018-2 (YEAR RELEASED 1985):
    http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/view/100271
    ALL GREEN = GOOD! Notice the RMS values of the songs and that the PEAK values have a corresponding number, not just 0 and a much further spread between the two, demonstrates a wide dynamic range:
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    So, again, here is where the "Rubber meets the Road": this clearly shows why this remaster is junk and that my ears don't Lie ;)
    Here is the Dynamic Range Database information of my remastered AC/DC Back In Black CD - EPIC# 69699 80207 2 (YEAR RELEASED 2003):
    http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/view/50958
    ALL RED = BAD! Notice the RMS values of the songs and that the PEAK values are a 0 and the spread between the two is much less than the original CD.
    This demonstrates that there is literally very little dynamic range:
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    -Blitz
     
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