View Full Version : Best SDA recordings ?
12-03-2002, 03:24 PM
I'm loving my SDA 1-C's! What recordings do you all feel
have the best SDA effect or sound best on SDA's?
12-03-2002, 11:56 PM
Time Warp - Telarc
Dark Side of Moon - Pink Floyd
12-04-2002, 12:00 AM
12-04-2002, 01:14 AM
That was 6 months ago. Are you telling me you've heard nothing new that sounds great on your SDA's the past 6 months! I'm always looking for new
12-05-2002, 12:03 AM
Just about any telac CD would sound great. I like my sony SACD 2 channel Sampler. Willie Nelson sounds like he is in my living room.
Rick Ocasek - Emotion In Motion.
Jeff Beck - Freeway Jam.
Or just about anything that "Tool" puts out.
12-13-2002, 11:32 AM
Queensryche - Empire
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?
12-13-2002, 11:42 AM
Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
Soundtrack - Scent of a Woman
Nirvana - Nevermind
Big Head Todd - Sister Sweetly
Shaun Mullins - Souls Core
Tool - Lateralus
12-13-2002, 12:48 PM
Russ and others,
Thanks for the suggestions. I haven't tried Nirvana yet on the
SDA's. Nevermind should be great. I haven't heard Tool yet.
How would you describe their music?
12-13-2002, 01:39 PM
I found this review of Lateralus at allmusic.com:
After an exhaustive five-year litigation battle between the band and their label management, Tool offer up the latest chapter in their musical self-discovery in Lateralus. Make no mistake, this is a prog rock record, reminiscent back to the times of King Crimson and Meddle-era Pink Floyd, with a hint of Rush mutated with Tool's signature sonic assault on the ears. Lateralus demands close listening from the first piece onward, as it becomes quickly apparent that this is not going to be an album one can listen to and accept at face value. Complex rhythm changes, haunting vocals, and an onslaught of changes in dynamics make this an album other so-called metal groups could learn from. While some compositions seem out of place, others fit together seamlessly, such as the 23-minute song cycle serving as the climax and resolution of the album. However, the album's most disturbing moment arrives at the end, with dissonant electronic noises placed randomly with a drum solo over a phone call to a talk show discussing the secrets behind Area 51, once again serving as a symbolic gesture from the band encouraging people not to take things at face value and to think for themselves. Overall, a solid, well-produced album from a band that never fails to deliver with each release.
I love King Crimson and Floyd so this cd sounds great. I recommend 'In the court of the Crimson King' by King Crimson
to everyone also. It's great. Thanks to F1nut for recommending it
12-13-2002, 10:09 PM
And I'm going to have to check out this Tool cd, thanks Mike!
12-13-2002, 11:05 PM
I could not have summarized it better. Phuz (Aaron) turned me on to it, he was kind enough to give me a sealed copy as a gift at the Texas Polk Gathering.
I've always been a Tool fan to a degree, but this cd really takes it to a different level in my opinion.
12-13-2002, 11:44 PM
Hsve you heard all 3 Tool cd's? I've read some great reviews on them but haven't
bought their cd's yet. I'm buying Lateralus. I've also read some great
things about Undertow and their other
cd. What can you say about their other
cd's? I thought they were more heavy
metal which I'm not a big fan of, but
allmusic.com makes them sound like
a prog rock band. I love prog rock.
12-14-2002, 12:15 AM
I wouldn't classify them as 'hard rock', but definatley on the 'heavy' or 'dark' side if rock. Progressive? I have never used that term myself.
If you have a decent email account, or a broadband connection, I can email you some MP3s or give you access to my FTP site for a 'try before you buy'.
12-14-2002, 11:40 AM
Unfortunately I can't get DSL where I
live so I'm on a dialup. I'm going to buy at least one of Tools cd's and give them a try. I'm a big Pink Floyd fan. Do you think Lateralus would be the best one to buy first?
12-14-2002, 04:21 PM
I would highly recommend Undertow and Aenima, both are great recordings with thought provoking lyrics. I think they are one of the few bands out there that really care about how their recordings sound and presented. Their drummer, Danny Carey, is also from my hometown of Paola, KS. Big deal, huh?
Check out "Opiate". Arguably one of Tool's finest. Released in 1992.Two songs recorded live new years eve in 91/92 are awesome. The only down side is the length. There's only six songs totalling 27 mins.:( Seven including the hidden track. For everyone's info, every Tool CD has a hidden track at the end of the CD. Just let the cd continue playing after the last song and about 30 secs later the hidden track will play:)
I wasn't expecting this much interest in Tool or I would have mentioned this with my first posting.
12-17-2002, 03:05 AM
The Violent Femmes - Black Girls. It's get those 6&1/2ers moving for sure. Great studio imaging. The music can best be described as Glenn Miller on acid and coffee. The rest of their music is much smoother, but still good.
Tool fans: If you haven't yet, remove the part that the CD clamps into. I did this with my Undertow and it was, uh, well... interesting. It's the only one I had and am curious as to the others.
12-17-2002, 07:20 PM
The hidden track on Undertow is actually 69 seconds after the last listed song. Why '69' I don't know for sure. Sure is one of my favorites!
12-18-2002, 03:25 PM
Thanks for all the info on Tool. I'm definitely going to get
some Tool cd's for Christmas. The Bends and OK Computer
by Radiohead sound great on the SDA's also.
Dire Straights sound awesome on the SDA's as well
12-19-2002, 03:22 AM
I've got the remastered 'Brothers
In Arms' and it's dynamite! Any others
you want to recommend?
12-19-2002, 09:30 PM
The Police - Synchronicity
Joe Satriani - Flying in a Blue Dream
Steely Dan - Aja
Peter Gabriel - So
I agree about Brothers in Arms. Love over Gold sounds good, too.
got a some suggestions for you guys
Van Halen's greatest hits
Audioslave,i forgot the album name but they only have one out now.
(Hed) P.E. "BROKE" They have a new album coming out in mid march called "Blackout".
311 all of their albums especially "311 Live"
I was going to suggest Tool also but you guys are onto that one.Awesome band to see live.
01-01-2003, 04:33 PM
I played Pink Floyd's Wish you were
here and it was fantastic! Incredible
SDSA imaging throughout and fantastic
bass on Welcome to the Machine.
I recommend this cd to everyone.
I ordered Tools Aenima and Lateralus
so will get to hear them soon.
Happy New Year to everyone,
01-02-2003, 01:03 PM
Going to look through my library to jog my memory, but one that immediately comes to mind is Supertramp's "Fool's Overture" off of their "Even in the Quietest Moments" CD.
01-02-2003, 01:07 PM
One more just sprang to mind.... Portishead's "Dummy"... awesome bass lines and interesting effects...
04-19-2009, 12:17 PM
How about ELO.......Telephone...........great!
Shhhhhh-by Ten years After *****
If only all musicians used Tool's engineer and studio. Some of the best recordings I've ever heard.
04-22-2009, 09:48 AM
When i had my 1C's i always got the best SDA effect playing Allman Brothers Instant Live Cd's. Right from the board. Great recordings. Havent heard true Stereo like that since.
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