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maxdimario

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best vocal.
« on: December 11, 2005, 06:48:57 pm »

Vocal recording can be very subjective, given the fact that song and vocalist have so much to do with it..

from a personal 'engineering' point of view I am curious to know if any of you have one favourite all-time track which embodies your concept of a 'perfect' vocal recording.

personal opinions, of course.

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Pingu

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2005, 10:35:22 pm »

Show me heaven is one that springs to mind.

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2005, 03:14:45 am »

I haven't bought a copy, and carefully thought of it, but Shania Twain Still the One seemed to be just dumbfoundingly good..

What a dimwit!


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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2005, 05:34:43 am »

Dan Hill

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2005, 01:03:08 pm »

seal, human being.  every track is done amazingly well.

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2006, 10:18:50 am »

The Paul MaCartney vocal on "Let It Be" (from the one generation cleaner Let It Be Naked) sounds perfect to me.
If you haven't bothered to check it out, bother. I've played for hardass musicans who all say the same thing, wow.

Terry
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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2006, 05:43:19 pm »

Erik Zobler's engineering on Rachelle Ferrell's song, "Will You Remember Me?" from the album "Individuality."

Not a stitch of verb. Telefunken 251 into a MasteringLab mic pre, if I remember correctly.

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2008, 09:43:39 am »

Anything Sinatra from the Capitol years.
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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2008, 12:27:41 am »

84,000 Different Delusions
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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2008, 10:26:59 pm »

 This one is a stand out for me. Astrud Gilberto's vocals on The Girl from Ipanema"  album By Stan Getz Tom Jobim, and Jo
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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2008, 07:19:57 am »

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2008, 06:06:32 pm »

"Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World" Israel Kamakawawiole

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2008, 06:40:59 pm »

JDNelson wrote on Fri, 20 June 2008 18:06

"Over the Rainbow/Beautiful World" Israel Kamakawawiole


Nice thought.

Have just been working with that track in a movie, and really enjoying it.
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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2008, 05:36:16 pm »

Thanks, Terry.  There's something very direct about that vocal and that song... like you're plugged into Iz's emotions with a cable or something.  

I picked up an original German vinyl pressing of Humble Pie's "Performance - Rockin' the Fillmore" LP last week.  Listened to it last night for the first time in probably thirty years... I get that same "plugged in" feeling with Steve Marriott's vocals.  I mean he could very well be singing from the telephone book, it's all in the emotions carried in his voice.

Janis was very much like this, too.

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2008, 05:22:54 pm »

"Let Me Love You Tonight" by Harry Connick, Jr., the opening track on the album, "To See You".
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