What are your favorite recordings that sound best to you?

What would be the best sounding records you have ever listened to that sound best to you regardless of its genre, pressing, mastering, label, value or a technology used to record it?


Forgot one - Pink Floyd Wish you were Here CBS Mastersound Japanese - (Welcome to the Machine is incredible)

Shirley Horn - The Music That Makes Me Dance. Breathtakingly executed in production and performance.

Cassandra Wilson - New Moon Daughter. Again, excellent performances and sound quality.

Personally I found Patricia Barber café blue recording too hi Fi, I mean it doesn't sound real for me, it's a bit sci Fi. But it might be my system, anyway, some of my reference recording that gives me goosebumps are this:

Sam Cooke / night beat 

Inti illimani / lugares comunes

Sueye Park/ Paganini 24 caprices SACD

Ella and Louis SACD

Simone kopmajer / live at Heidi

Very common but still... Nils lofgren/ acoustic live

Jacques lousier/ the best of play Bach SACD

Pink Floyd/ the wall and animals






Dark Side of the Moon - SACD. The main reason I still have my 20-year-old modified Sony SCD-1 is to hear this recording on the SCD-1.