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    The 23 Vinyl Record Albums Every Man Should Own

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    Re: The 23 Vinyl Record Albums Every Man Should Own

    I have only a few of those .... Joe, you pick out a turntable yet? I have not had a chance to read it yet, but I think there is a article about TT's in TBS this month .
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    Re: The 23 Vinyl Record Albums Every Man Should Own

    I have two both which I have had for over 30 years. None of the others interest me in vinyl or digital.
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    Re: The 23 Vinyl Record Albums Every Man Should Own

    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    I have two both which I have had for over 30 years. None of the others interest me in vinyl or digital.
    Ditto, we're obviously old .........
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    Re: The 23 Vinyl Record Albums Every Man Should Own

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    Re: The 23 Vinyl Record Albums Every Man Should Own


    I have 13, but two best ofs. please
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    Re: The 23 Vinyl Record Albums Every Man Should Own

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post

    I own 135 of the 150 albums on vinyl.
    Source: Technics SP10mk3 - Thales Simplicity II, TW Raven AC-3 - Graham Phantom, SME 3012-R, Exclusive P3,,Linn LP12 - Naim ARO
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    Phono Stage: Accuphase C-37,TW Acustik phono
    EQ: ​DEQX HDP-4
    Preamp: D'Agostino HD, conrad johnson GAT,
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    I have 5 of the first eight (all but the Art Blakely, Jolene and Zombie) on 15ips 2 track tape, including my safety master of DSOTM on 1/2" tape. I also have the King Crimson album on tape. The ones I have are all analogue recordings, and my tapes are dubs of analogue safety or production masters, except the DSOTM which is an original safety master. However, it looks like most of the titles are probably digitally mastered, since they are relatively recent, well after analogue recordings were on their way out. The sub forum title is All Things Analog - Vinyl Purchases, so I am not sure whether these later titles were actually analogue recordings or digitally recorded and then pressed in vinyl. I'm not familiar with most of the albums on the list of 23. I do have a recording of Jolene done by Parton and the group Pentatonix, whom I really like (it is a CD level download of one of their albums).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I scored 43 out of 150. However, 42 are 15ips 2 track tapes and of those, 16 are safety masters. The one record only is Kraftwork Computer World, which I bought because it was a Harry Pearson TAS Superdisc. I'm very much a classical music fan, and only have broadened into pop/rock/jazz in the past few years through tape. Before then, the vast majority of my non-classical collection came from recommendations in The Absolute Sound, Stereophile, etc. Not a balanced selection of non-classical albums by any means.

    I was a bit surprised that no classical records made the top 150. I would have thought that the breakthrough recording of Wagner's Das Rheingold by Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, should have made the list. It was the first studio recording of the opera and was a best seller, leading Decca to record the entire 19 record 4 opera Ring cycle over a period of seven years, starting in the earliest days of stereo records, 1958. Over all the four Ring Cycle operas sold over a million records, an amazing accomplishment and led Decca to take the lead in recording opera over the next twenty plus years. Solti (as well as great singers like Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti) remained exclusive Decca artists for their entire careers. The recording also showed how great production and engineering could make opera, which is such a visual experience, a great aural only experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astrotoy View Post
    I scored 43 out of 150. However, 42 are 15ips 2 track tapes and of those, 16 are safety masters. The one record only is Kraftwork Computer World, which I bought because it was a Harry Pearson TAS Superdisc. I'm very much a classical music fan, and only have broadened into pop/rock/jazz in the past few years through tape. Before then, the vast majority of my non-classical collection came from recommendations in The Absolute Sound, Stereophile, etc. Not a balanced selection of non-classical albums by any means.

    I was a bit surprised that no classical records made the top 150. I would have thought that the breakthrough recording of Wagner's Das Rheingold by Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, should have made the list. It was the first studio recording of the opera and was a best seller, leading Decca to record the entire 19 record 4 opera Ring cycle over a period of seven years, starting in the earliest days of stereo records, 1958. Over all the four Ring Cycle operas sold over a million records, an amazing accomplishment and led Decca to take the lead in recording opera over the next twenty plus years. Solti (as well as great singers like Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti) remained exclusive Decca artists for their entire careers. The recording also showed how great production and engineering could make opera, which is such a visual experience, a great aural only experience.

    Larry
    Agree about the lack of classical listings and also limited number of jazz recordings. Whoever put that list together had pop music bias.

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    Re: The 23 Vinyl Record Albums Every Man Should Own

    Out of the 23 vinyl record albums I have 8 from that list ... 33.333٪

    Out of the 150 ... another time on another day ...

    * What would be swell is for each shark member to create their own essential Album list.
    ...Say 50 or 100. One day I'll post mine; should be real fun...including Opera & Tango music Albums.

    Or, to make it super easy, a list of only one to five Rock Classic essential album(s).
    The Beatles 'Abbey Road' or The 'White Album'?
    The Rolling Stones 'Let it Bleed' or 'Exile ...'?
    Pink Floyd 'The Dark Side of the Moon?
    Bob Dylan 'Blood on the Tracks'?
    Led Zeppelin 'II' or IV'?

    It's easy to keep going until we explore our entire music library youth.

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    Re: The 23 Vinyl Record Albums Every Man Should Own

    5 out of 23, oh well. I guess ya like ,what ya like.
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    I also have 5 out of 23 on that list. I would substitute Close to the Edge for The Yes Album, IMO it's no contest.

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    Re: The 23 Vinyl Record Albums Every Man Should Own

    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    I own 135 of the 150 albums on vinyl.
    I find this hard to believe... there are 15 albums in the world you do not own....

    Oh, I have 52 of them in various formats... many in vinyl, other in digital.
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