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Offline Mike O

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2008, 09:26:07 pm »
At the very top you just get different, not better. Witness some of the greats noted hear. So no single example, but at the last AES in NYC, ATC had a side room set up for auditioning their speakers. I wandered in during the silence prior to them cueing up Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" from the CD/DVD Audio set of the same name recorded at Air by Allen Sides in 2000.

Truly stunning. Especially in the way that the subtle details of the vocal contributes to the emotion of this song. I saw several tears. Seldom has a room at AES been so quiet after that tune ended.

P.S. I bought the set later and in general was disappointed with the rest.

Offline Fig

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2008, 01:45:32 pm »
maxdimario wrote on Sun, 11 December 2005 17:48



personal opinions, of course.




Most, if not all, of what Seal has done I find to be intimate and realistic.

I also wanna mention the late Jeff Buckley on his fine album Grace.

My $0.02,

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Offline aamicrophones

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2008, 03:34:02 am »
Possibly, Joni Mitchell on Blue(C12) and Jennifer Warrens on Bird on a  Wire or anything from Famous Blue Raincoat.  The question is?  Is it the microphone or the performer?  

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Offline jerrybosun

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2008, 01:56:10 pm »
Along the Joni vain... I am a lover of Riki Lee Jones first two albums vocal

Offline Kassonica

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2008, 11:41:22 pm »
Jeff Buckley hallelujah is pretty damn good.

Lennon on a day in the life is another.


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Offline Smitty

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2008, 11:27:14 am »
2000 AD Eryka Badu
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Offline garret

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2008, 11:47:16 pm »
Paul's vocal on Oh! Darling.

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Offline jimlongo

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2008, 02:06:43 pm »
Esther Phillips - Home is Where the Hatred Is - From a Whisper to a Scream

Offline amorris

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« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2009, 12:04:46 pm »
just a comment on the Jeff Buckley,

incredible performance, shrilly recording. we recorded him in Miami before his death and Grace doesnt even come close to how incredible he was. I really cant listen to it. the performances are stellar though.

Offline leonardo valvassori

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2009, 04:38:56 pm »
I'm with Terry on the Sinatra.

All or Nothing at All from Strangers in the Night just floors me every time.

Recently, even though it's older, Dave Rietzas' recording of Substitute for Love on Madonnas Ray of Light is an engineering touchstone. I've never 'enjoyed' her singing alot but that track gets an amen. Have to mention Cyndi L's Time After Time;--the sound of that vocal is compelling time after time for me.

Joni M For the Roses. All of it.

Oops, I'm way past One choice.....

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Offline Kassonica

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2009, 07:30:34 am »
amorris wrote on Tue, 13 January 2009 04:04

just a comment on the Jeff Buckley,

incredible performance, shrilly recording. we recorded him in Miami before his death and Grace doesnt even come close to how incredible he was. I really cant listen to it. the performances are stellar though.


Could you please expand on the recordings?

What songs did you record and his preferences for mics etc.


Much thanks in advance for any info.
Mark Ludwig

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Offline Fig

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2009, 05:53:06 pm »
Kassonica wrote on Sun, 18 January 2009 06:30

amorris wrote on Tue, 13 January 2009 04:04

just a comment on the Jeff Buckley,


Could you please expand on the recordings?

What songs did you record and his preferences for mics etc.


Much thanks in advance for any info.



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Offline Deuce 225

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2009, 07:53:08 pm »
From a pure vocal performance standpoint -- the one that stands out for me is Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing". Artie Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" is also a standout for me -- again from purely a vocal perspective.

Tim Cochran
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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2009, 05:44:19 am »
+1 on that

Offline Strummer

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Re: best vocal.
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2009, 07:28:42 pm »
Best?

Too many bests too choose one.

Peter Gabriel singing Red Rain at Live Aid in New Jersey.

Maria McKee Shelter.

Many have already been mentioned.

So which is best?

The one that moves you now I suppose.