SDA Playlist

BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old PolkPosts: 6,596
edited March 2016 in Vintage Speakers
Some Recommended Music to Really Show Off Spectacular 'True Stereo'.

[Albums]
Artist/Group - Title - Submitter
Roger Waters - Amused to Death - hoosier21
Paul Simon - Graceland - hoosier21, dorokusai
Alicia Keys - Songs in the Key of A - hoosier21
Pink Floyd - Darkside of the Moon - hoosier21, dorokusai, Tour2ma
Deep Forrest - Both disks I have, not sure of the names - hoosier21
Shawn Mullins - Souls's Core - hoosier21
Madonna - Ray of Light - hoosier21
Queensryche - Empire - abmarsh
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? - abmarsh
The Police - Synchronicity - abmarsh
Joe Satriani - Flying in a Blue Dream - abmarsh
Steely Dan - Aja - abmarsh
Peter Gabriel - So - abmarsh
Pink Floyd - The Final Cut - RuSsMaN
Soundtrack - Scent of a Woman - RuSsMaN
Nirvana - Nevermind - RuSsMaN
Big Head Todd - Sister Sweetly - RuSsMaN
Shaun Mullins - Souls Core - RuSsMaN
Tool - Lateralus - RuSsMaN
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle - BlueMDPicker
Van Morrison - Moondance - BlueMDPicker
John Mayall - Padlock On the Blues - BlueMDPicker
Freddie King - (1934-1976) - BlueMDPicker
Jimmy Smith - Dot Com Blues - BlueMDPicker
Robben Ford - Supernatural - BluedMDPicker
Robert Cray - Shoulda' Been Home - BlueMDPicker
Keb' Mo' - Keep It Simple - BlueMDPicker

[Individual Cuts]
Artist/Group - Album - Tracks - Submitter
Andreas Vollenweider - Caverna Magica - Caverna Magica - Polk Audio
Herbie Hancock - Headhunters - Chameleon - Polk Audio
Paul Young - No Parlez - Love of the Common People - Polk Audio
Jean Michale Jarre - Oxygene - 2nd Track - Polk Audio
Supertramp - Crime of the Century - School Dreamer - Polk Audio
Quincy Jones - The Dude - Ai No Corrida - Polk Audio
Linda Ronstadt - What's New - What's New - Polk Audio
Pachelbel - Kanon in D(RCA Red Kanon in D) - Many Tracks - Polk Audio
Holst - The Planets (EMI CDC 7 47160 2) - Jupiter - Polk Audio
Billy Ocean - Suddenly - Caribean Queen/ Lover Boy - Polk Audio
Dire Straights - Brothers in Arms - Many Tracks - Polk Audio
Alan Parsons Project - I Robot - I Robot - Polk Audio, amulford
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out - Time Out - Polk Audio
Flim and the BB's - Tricycle (DMP CD-443) - Many Tracks - Polk Audio
Time Warp - (Telarc) - Ascent - Polk Audio
Bob James - Obsession - Rain - Polk Audio
Kenny Rogers - The Gambler - Many Tracks - Polk Audio
Willie Nelson - Stardust - Many Tracks - Polk Audio
Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Telarc CD80108) - Posthorn Serenade - Polk Audio
Paul Simon - Graceland - Many Tracks - Polk Audio
Thomas Dolby - Aliens Ate My Buick - Pulp Culture - Polk Audio
Led Zep – Whole Lotta Love - Tour2ma
Yes – Roundabout - Tour2ma
Dee-Lite - Deep Ending - Tour2ma
Cars – Moving in Stereo - Tour2ma
Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower - Tour2ma
INXS - Devil Inside - Tour2ma
Bowie - Fame or Young Americans - Tour2ma
Supertramp - Fool's Overture - Tour2ma
The Tubes - What Do You Want From Life - Tour2ma
Nine Inch Nails - Terrible Lie or Sanctified - Tour2ma
PortisHead - Wandering Star or Numb - Tour2ma
Chamber Brothers - Time has Come Today - Tour2ma
The Who - Magic Bus or Teenage Wasteland - Tour2ma
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's - Tour2ma
Pink Floyd - Welcome to the Machine, Signs of Life - amulford
The Violent Femmes - Black Girls - gidrah

Rock and Roll Reminiscing A to Z: The Compilations - By Tour2ma

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  • Frank ZFrank Z Polk-a-dweeb Posts: 5,967
    edited October 2004
    Good idea! Perhaps the first post should include the original Polk recommendations.
    9/11 - WE WILL NEVER FORGET!! (<---<<click)
    2005-06 Club Polk Football Pool Champion!! :D
  • BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 6,596
    edited October 2004
    *edit*

    Main 2CH: Wadia 301 CDP | MacBook Air | PS Audio Digital Link III DAC with Cullen Level IV mods | Bluenote Bellavista turntable with Boston Audio Design "The Mat 1", B5 Signature Arm and DV-20X2H | The Clamp | PS Audio GCPH phono preamp | PS Audio GCP-200 preamp with external PS | Innersound active crossover/bass amp | Sanders Sound ESL panel amp | SVS PB12-Ultra/2 sub | Innersound Eros MK III Hybrid ESL speakers horizontally bi-amped | PS Audio PerfectWave P3 Power Plant | All cabling MIT Shotgun S1 | GIK acoustic treatments

  • Tour2maTour2ma Old School Posts: 10,176
    edited October 2004
    What's an "experiece"?

    I'm starting an SDA comp disk list... Still auditioning, but some good candidates so far include:

    Most any Pink Floyd DSOTM track w/ Money and Run...
    Led Zep - Led Zep I – Whole Lotta Love
    Yes - Fragile – Roundabout
    Dee-Lite - World Clique - Deep Ending
    The Cars – The Cars – Moving in Stereo
    Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland - All Along the Watchtower
    INXS - Kick - Devil Inside
    David Bowie - Young Americans - Fame or Young Americans
    Supertramp - Even in the Quietest Moments - Fool's Overture
    The Tubes - The Tubes - What Do You Want From Life
    Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine - Terrible Lie or Sanctified
    PortisHead - Dummy - Wandering Star or Numb
    The Chambers Brothers - Time Has Come - Time Has Come Today
    The Who - Magic Bus - Magic Bus
    The Who - It's Hard - Emminence Front
    The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's
    More later,
    Tour...
    Vox Copuli
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Old English Proverb

    "It's easy to get lost in price vs performance vs ego vs illusion." - doro
    "There is a certain entertainment value in ripping the occaisonal (sic) buttmunch..." - TroyD
    "Death doesn't come with a Uhaul." - Dennis Gardner
  • Frank ZFrank Z Polk-a-dweeb Posts: 5,967
    edited October 2004
    I haven't forgotten, just been busy with a few other things lately. should have a couple suggestions/additions later today.
    9/11 - WE WILL NEVER FORGET!! (<---<<click)
    2005-06 Club Polk Football Pool Champion!! :D
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,100
    edited October 2004
    This was the actual literature included with any SDA purchase. Here you go freaks ;)


    Andreas Vollenweider - Caverna Magica - Caverna Magica
    Herbie Hancock - Headhunters - Chameleon
    Paul Young - No Parlez - Love of the Common People
    Jean Michale Jarre - Oxygene - 2nd Track
    Supertramp - Crime of the Century - School Dreamer
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon - Many Tracks
    Quincy Jones - The Dude - Ai No Corrida
    Linda Ronstadt - What's New - What's New
    Pachelbel - Kanon in D(RCA Red Kanon in D) - Many Tracks
    Holst - The Planets (EMI CDC 7 47160 2) - Jupiter
    Billy Ocean - Suddenly - Caribean Queen/ Lover Boy
    Dire Straights - Brothers in Arms - Many Tracks
    Alan Parsons Project - I Robot - I Robot
    Dave Bribeck Quartet - Time Out - Time Out
    Flim and the BB's - Tricycle (DMP CD-443) - Many Tracks
    Time Warp - (Telarc) - Ascent
    Bob James - Obsession - Rain
    Kenny Rogers - The Gambler - Many Tracks
    Willie Nelson - Stardust - Many Tracks
    Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Telarc CD80108) - Posthorn Serenade
    Paul Simon - Graceland - Many Tracks
    Thomas Dolby - Aliens Ate My Buick - Pulp Culture
  • amulfordamulford Posts: 5,198
    edited October 2004
    Pink Floyd Welcome to the Machine, Signs of Life

    Alan Parsons Project - I, Robot

    I have some others, Jusy have to check.....
    I smell ****, burning ****, glowing cherry red spanked ****.

    RT1
  • BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 6,596
    edited October 2004
    Originally posted by Tour2ma
    What's an "experiece"?

    I'm starting an SDA comp disk list...

    I won't touch that first line, but my thought was a bit different than just a list. I'd like to see the original list (printed in the back of the SDA series owner's manual) posted here, updated and expanded by suggestions from forum members. There would be a link from the list to a review by the submitter (in "Music and Movies") containing their observations regarding WHY (engineering, depth, soundstage, etc) the selection showcases the SDA effect, experience, orgasmic delight - pick your adjective. Blocking the list into genres might also be desirable for those with rather staid musical tastes/interests (guilty).

    IMO the linked list should live here (as a "sticky") in "Vintage Speakers" since it references the same versus music in general. Such a linked list would, at least to me, be a valuable resource in expanding my music library with an aim towards the most compatible selections for a 2 CH SDA rig.

    Main 2CH: Wadia 301 CDP | MacBook Air | PS Audio Digital Link III DAC with Cullen Level IV mods | Bluenote Bellavista turntable with Boston Audio Design "The Mat 1", B5 Signature Arm and DV-20X2H | The Clamp | PS Audio GCPH phono preamp | PS Audio GCP-200 preamp with external PS | Innersound active crossover/bass amp | Sanders Sound ESL panel amp | SVS PB12-Ultra/2 sub | Innersound Eros MK III Hybrid ESL speakers horizontally bi-amped | PS Audio PerfectWave P3 Power Plant | All cabling MIT Shotgun S1 | GIK acoustic treatments

  • Tour2maTour2ma Old School Posts: 10,176
    edited October 2004
    Ohhhh... that's different... Nevermind...

    Good idea.. Only two I know for sure that Polk rec'd were:
    - DSOTM for showing off SDA
    - Flim and the BB's "Tricycle" (title track) that doro listed...

    The latter was not to show off the SDA effect, but rather the speed and power of the SRS line as the cut has a huge dynamic range and very, very sharp attacks...

    Maybe doro's was the true, official, Polk approved list...

    Does this mean I have to drop my project? ;)
    More later,
    Tour...
    Vox Copuli
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Old English Proverb

    "It's easy to get lost in price vs performance vs ego vs illusion." - doro
    "There is a certain entertainment value in ripping the occaisonal (sic) buttmunch..." - TroyD
    "Death doesn't come with a Uhaul." - Dennis Gardner
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,100
    edited October 2004
    No, I just made all that crap up....yes, it's an "Official" Polk promo sheet.

    I think you have a good idea BMDP and Tour, it sure could use updating and some fresh material.
  • Tour2maTour2ma Old School Posts: 10,176
    edited October 2004
    I knew you wouldn't leave out Dee-Lite... ;)

    I thought we'd done this a few times in the past... but only found three instances (at least in a title search)... Good place to start...
    SDA + Modern Music, SDA fans thoughts?
    Best recordings for SDA ?
    Best SDA recordings ?

    BMDP, you gonna take the point compiling the list? If not, I will...
    More later,
    Tour...
    Vox Copuli
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Old English Proverb

    "It's easy to get lost in price vs performance vs ego vs illusion." - doro
    "There is a certain entertainment value in ripping the occaisonal (sic) buttmunch..." - TroyD
    "Death doesn't come with a Uhaul." - Dennis Gardner
  • BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 6,596
    edited October 2004
    I've edited the first message in this thread to start the listing. It still needs work, but I've got time.

    Do you agree that we should list the album name (since that's how most people acquire music)? The individual cuts could be written-up in the linked review.

    Main 2CH: Wadia 301 CDP | MacBook Air | PS Audio Digital Link III DAC with Cullen Level IV mods | Bluenote Bellavista turntable with Boston Audio Design "The Mat 1", B5 Signature Arm and DV-20X2H | The Clamp | PS Audio GCPH phono preamp | PS Audio GCP-200 preamp with external PS | Innersound active crossover/bass amp | Sanders Sound ESL panel amp | SVS PB12-Ultra/2 sub | Innersound Eros MK III Hybrid ESL speakers horizontally bi-amped | PS Audio PerfectWave P3 Power Plant | All cabling MIT Shotgun S1 | GIK acoustic treatments

  • Tour2maTour2ma Old School Posts: 10,176
    edited October 2004
    Run wid it...
    More later,
    Tour...
    Vox Copuli
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Old English Proverb

    "It's easy to get lost in price vs performance vs ego vs illusion." - doro
    "There is a certain entertainment value in ripping the occaisonal (sic) buttmunch..." - TroyD
    "Death doesn't come with a Uhaul." - Dennis Gardner
  • DAGLJAM6DAGLJAM6 Posts: 635
    edited October 2004
    Officially now that I own a pair of SDA's:

    Larry Carlton-"Sapphire Blue"
    B.B.King-"Blues on the Bayou"
    Natalie Merchant-"Ophelia"

    These three stand out after an afternoon and evening getting aquainted with the "new" speakers.
    The Carlton disc is past jaw dropping IMO.

    Dave

    OOOOPs and I'll remember to thoroughly read the instructions next time.

    D
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,638
    edited October 2004
    oh yeah....Dave gettin' his SDA on...

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • DAGLJAM6DAGLJAM6 Posts: 635
    edited October 2004
    Yes I am and sweeeet it is...


    Dave
  • Tour2maTour2ma Old School Posts: 10,176
    edited November 2004
    BMDP,

    (BTW... Is the "MD" part as in Doctor, or just your state of being?)

    Actually doing a little burning, with the SDA Comp up next... Should see media mail arriving next week...
    More later,
    Tour...
    Vox Copuli
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Old English Proverb

    "It's easy to get lost in price vs performance vs ego vs illusion." - doro
    "There is a certain entertainment value in ripping the occaisonal (sic) buttmunch..." - TroyD
    "Death doesn't come with a Uhaul." - Dennis Gardner
  • JstasJstas Posts: 13,542
    edited December 2004
    Got a pleasant surprise on this one tonight.

    Aerosmith - O' YEAH! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits

    It's a 2 disc set. Very well produced. Really shines on the SDA's.
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!
  • TABTAB Posts: 41
    edited December 2004
    Mannheim Steamroller - "Christmas"

    Listened to it straight through tonight........what an experience!

    Jesus is the reason for the season.
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  • PolkFreakPolkFreak Posts: 91
    edited January 2005
    (The 24-bit remaster)
    King Krimson-Larks Tongues in Aspic (1973) is outstanding on a pair of SDA's. King Krimson sounds a little like Pink Floyd in some ways. King Krimson has had a lot of band changes over the years
    some good and bad. Larks Tongues in Aspic stands out as some of their best work. Their album "RED" is also very good and is in the same class as Larks. Although I have not heard "RED" on the SDA's yet, but I know it will sound just as good.
  • germangerman Posts: 22
    edited January 2005
    just found these threads and do you know,which LP I heard first two weeks ago on my new SDAs--; supertramp-crime of the century.It sounds great. Then even a bit greater I heard:
    YELLO--yello one second-- (its a must for the sda)
  • polksdapolksda Posts: 720
    edited January 2005
    Enya - Paint the Sky With Stars (Best of), especially the song "Ebudae" from the "Toys" soundtrack (wonderful flick, btw).

    Talk about being enveloped in sound!!!
  • PaulyPauly Posts: 4,521
    edited March 2005
    Man i still cant beleive no one has posted ANY of the newer LIVE Allaman Brothers Cd's. One way out is Great. Any of the Instant Lives are even better. Goto the show listen, show is done get a copy of what you just heard. Freaking amazing. on my short span of SDA's i didnt know "true stereo" till i popped in newer live Allmans. If anyone wants to "Borrow" one of these i will gladly ship it to you as long as you do the same in return. Copied straight from the sound board. :)

    Pauly
    Life without music would
  • JstasJstas Posts: 13,542
    edited March 2005
    Found an album that I had and haven't listened to in a very long time. Pulled it out and dropped it into the player BAM! I was in the studio! I could hear everything from fingers sliding down frets and strings to the breaths being taken by the trumpet and other brass players in addition to a vast sound stage with incredible speration of instruments. An excellent recording worth picking up!

    That recording is:

    Squirrel Nut Zippers -- Hot


    http://www.towerrecords.com/product.aspx?pfid=1063960

    Check it out!
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!
  • PolkFreakPolkFreak Posts: 91
    edited March 2005
    RadioHead OK Computer and KiD A Make the walls disappear on
    the SDA's.
  • NemesisNemesis Posts: 70
    edited March 2005
    Pink Floyd: The Wall

    Aerosmith: Aerosmith Classics Live! Volumes 1&2
    There's an incedible live Aerosmith that I have on my I-pod. When I played the actual CD's in my room HT was great. Concert was 1987 and released on CD in 1993. Good job with the master over all, and no artifical "fixes" either. Only problem was my overall satisfaction with the particular renditions (as is my general opinion of the band) was inconsistant. "Walk this Way" starts out with Steve Tyler sining happy birthday to some random guy in teh audience:confused:. "Dream On" is incredible, certainly better than the remaster they did for "Miracle" (IMHO neither is as aucusticly good as the ORIGINAL master/1st CD master that I hear on a locl classic rock station, but I can't find it in stores/online). "Lord of the Thighs" on the other hand IS better than any of its other incarnations. ;) :D
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  • BobMcGBobMcG Posts: 1,613
    edited May 2005
    because there is just SO MUCH music that is just SO EXCEPTIONAL when listened to through the SDAs it's overwhelming!

    I see a lot of the more known selections listed along with new one for me, so I'll throw out a couple not so well known...

    Anything Deep Forest but two of my favorites are:

    1992 / DEEP FOREST DEEP FOREST
    1999 / DEEP FOREST Made in Japan
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  • candyliquor35mcandyliquor35m Banned Posts: 2,404
    edited May 2005
    Originally posted by polksda
    Enya - Paint the Sky With Stars (Best of), especially the song "Ebudae" from the "Toys" soundtrack (wonderful flick, btw).

    Talk about being enveloped in sound!!!

    I couldn't agree more. It stays in my 10 disk cd player 100% of the time.
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  • ND13ND13 Posts: 7,648
    edited May 2005
    Have any of you lucky SDA owners ever tried Beatle's "Rubber Soul". Superb stereo recording. This is when the Beatle's really started experimenting with seperation. A must listen. Let me know what you think.
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  • danger boydanger boy Posts: 15,888
    edited May 2005
    i'm still relistening to my CD's with the SDA's. and today i listened to Diva by Annie Lennox. wow.. it sounded really good. well done recording. her voice was made for the SDA's. ;)
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  • ND13ND13 Posts: 7,648
    edited June 2005
    RUSH- Chronicles WOW!!!!!!!!!!

    I heard details I had never heard in the almost 30 years I've been listening to Rush.

    Red Barchetta
    Train to Bangkok
    Tom Sawyer
    Limelight
    etc
    "SOME PEOPLE CALL ME MAURICE,
    CAUSE I SPEAK OF THE POMPITIOUS OF LOVE"
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