anyone have well engineered/produced album recommendations?

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Bob Womack
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Post by Bob Womack » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:01 pm

Two recent examples:

David Gilmour - On an Island - Here's a lush study of the British sound, recorded and mixed on large-format consoles with top-flight gear. Strings and orchestra recorded at Abbey Road. Great atmospherics and attention to detail.

The Eagles - Long Road Out of Eden - Some of the most crystal clear recording and mixing of this era, that uses up the full bandwidth of your gear. How do you manage to create an absolutely full, clear, crisp bass without conflicting with the lower midrange? Study these mixes. Yeah, yeah, some people complain that the mixes are too clean. Jealous? Whatever, this is the epitome of this style.

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Post by RefD » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:29 pm

Bob Womack wrote:David Gilmour - On an Island - Here's a lush study of the British sound, recorded and mixed on large-format consoles with top-flight gear. Strings and orchestra recorded at Abbey Road. Great atmospherics and attention to detail.
Gilmour was a huge formative influence on my early guitar playing and i love most of his work both solo and in Pink Floyd.

but the vocals and guitars (especially the guitars) in "On An Island" are too damned loud relative to the rest of the instruments and i can barely stand listening to the album as a result.

so i guess my main gripe is with the mixing job!
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Post by Bob Womack » Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:17 am

Tweach his own (but don't tweach mine). :D

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Post by Knight79 » Mon May 12, 2008 3:00 pm

Iggy Pop- The Idiot

Lou Reed- Transformer

Brian Eno- Before and After Science

David Bowie- Station to Station

Yes- Fragile

Hall and Oats- Private Eyes

Slowdive- Souvlaki

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Post by AstroDan » Mon May 12, 2008 3:57 pm

I think Matthew Sweet's 100% Fun is the perfect example of 'huge' (guitars, drums) done right. If you're like "goddamn, why did Springsteen get this guy to do his new record" you should listen to this.
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Post by andrewfoshee » Wed May 14, 2008 9:32 am

Ray LaMontagne's, 'Trouble' - Ethan Johns produced/engineered/played drums, electric guitar, various other instruements, and arranged string parts

One of my favorite right now ...
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