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rjohn79395 Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago
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For me it's not always about just great bass, dynamics or SQ, though it is always about music I like that was recorded realistically, sounding so natural, voices so pure, kind of takes me there:

Some tracks where the GoldenEars just plain "bring it home":

Paul Simon, Graceland, Diamonds on the Soles of their Shoes

Alison Krauss, Forget About It, Ghost in this House

Pink Floyd, Another Brick in the Wall

Lionel Richie, the Millenial Collection, You Are
The Tritons, as the bass blossoms, are in their glory

Another Paul Simon, Graceland, You Can Call me Al

So much music to find...
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wweiss Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago
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I agree Paul Simon's Graceland is incredibly well recorded! One of the best.
My two favorite tracks are Boy in the Bubble, and Graceland. I have been using those two tracks to demo speakers for years. Another Paul Simon track I use is, Ten Years.
Alison Krauss has a sweet voice. My favorite track by her is, Baby, Now That I've Found You - Live Version
So much music-so little time!
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wweiss Posted 4 months 3 days ago
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Twenty Test Tracks! Some of my favorites....

Avalon - Roxy Music
Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits
That Voice Again - Peter Gabriel
El Macho- Mark Knopfler [ One of my subwoofer test tracks]
Seven Days - Sting
Pearl On The Half Shell - Weather Report
The Gift Of Time - Jean Luc Ponty
Every Word - Sade
Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
African Night - Al Di Meola
Morph The Cat - Donald Fagen [Subwoofer Test Track]
Trellis - Synergy [If you have a strong enough system, go for it!]
Leather Cats - Oregon
So Long Mickey Mouse - Return To Forever
Alone In The City - Chris Botti
She - James Newton Howard
Spiral - Vangelis [Favorite Electronica Track]
So much music-so little time!
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wweiss Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
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Glad some of you found some of these Gems. Here's some more:

Hotel California Live -The Eagles Hell Freezes Over [That percussion intro]

School Days - Stanley Clarke

I'll Find My Way Home - Vangelis

Street Talk - Stanley Jordan

Overjoyed - Victor Wooten [Beautiful acoustic bass]

Justice's Groove - Stanley Clarke

Spanish Harlem - Rebeca Pidgeon [My number one test track for female vocals!]

Against Doctor's Orders - Kenny G

Can't Let Go - Joan Armatrading [Another great female vocal but with with crystal clear electronic Keyboard]

She - James Newton Howard

You And Your Friend - Dire Straits

Inch Worm - Patricia Barber

Sleep To Dream - Fiona Apple [Subwoofer Test]

Words Of Wonder -Keith Richards [Subwoofer Test]

Sign O'The Times - Prince

Viola Fora De Moda - Ana Caram
So much music-so little time!
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