High quality recordings any genre

I like all kinds of music, so give me some suggestions on some high quality recordings you listen too. I find a lot of music is poorly recorded. When you get a high quality recording listening is so much more pleasurable.


Any Reference Recordings, Chesky Records, or Dorian Records, that you can get your hands on, you will be suprised at how great they sound.

Electronic:  Kraftwerk 3 D catalog ot Remixes that came outin 2021. Accurate, dynamic, nuances, holographic.  The masters.

Classical:  I am far from an expert.  I like Living Stereo with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra "Rhapsodies" Powerful, clear, virtuoso performance.  Dallas Wind Symphony Tricco is fantastic. 

Rock:  Peter Gabriel, several.  Albums.  Donald Fagen, traffic low spark and high heeled bous. King Krimson: the power to believe.


Obviously, if one sticks to audiophile labels, the recordings will tend to be of superior quality,

But there are also plenty of labels that are not specifically considered audiophile labels that have very good sound quality. 

The jazz label, ECM is one of those. A very high percentage of their releases from the 70's up through to the present are excellent. And the music is always interesting, Even though it is mostly jazz, it has a certain chamber music sort of quality to it. Maybe that is because a high percentage of their roster is made up of European and Scandinavian musicians, that have a background in western classical music. 

I've heard some minor complaints that they tend to accentuate percussion a bit, but it is recorded so cleanly, I have no problems with it.

So many I could list:

Azimuth with Ralph Towner - Départ

Ralph Towner - Solo Concert

Michael Formenak - Small Places

Craig Taborn - Daylight Ghosts

Keith Jarrett - Koln Concerts

Eberhard Weber - Colours of Chloe

Chris Potter - The Dreamer is the Dream

So many more.

Does anyone have any direct experience with a UHQR limited edition of Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue”?

Always a fan of Miles’ work, I’ve probably played that LP more than any others of his except maybe “Workin’” or “Birth of the Cool,” but I’m seeing it was released in 33-1/3 and 45 RPM (2 LP) versions.

I own several 45 RPM LP’s from other artists and have compared a few of them to the 33-1/3 LP’s and to my ears they’re pretty much identical so that’s not the question.

More of, “UHQR - is it really worth paying 6+ times as much for a single LP?”