Female vocalists have forever been celebrated by audiophiles and music lovers alike. Whether the delivery is delicate or bombastic, a great female vocal well-recorded is just so sensuous. It’s the genre that most often typifies the potential of hi-fi and what it can do to engage our emotions. It’s no wonder the hallways of any hi-fi show will be resonating with the sounds of sparsely-arranged recordings of great women singers. It’s the genre that best shows off the systems that manufacturers and dealers are trying to sell.
Now, you can have all of those best demo tracks on one record. Show stoppers by Julie London, Diana Krall, Rickie Lee Jones, Nina Simone, Janis Ian, Phoebe Snow, Jennifer Warnes, Dusty Springfield, Shelby Lynne and many more. Every single track is an audiophile demo classic.
Michael Fremer, of AnalogPlanet.com and Stereophile Magazine, walks you through each track and its historic place with very through and entertaining liners.
Ever have that moment where you want to really light up your system — either for a late-night session by yourself or for when you’ve got company — and you don’t want to keep changing records to keep the hit parade going? This album ends that issue. You’ve only got to make one selection.
• 2 Disc
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a ‘Red Book’ Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• Liner notes by Michael Fremer
1. Cry Me A River – Julie London
2. Black Coffee – Ella Fitzgerald
3. Poetry Man – Phoebe Snow
4. Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
5. Just A Little Lovin’ – Shelby Lynne
6. Show Biz Kids – Rickie Lee Jones
7. Crazy – Patsy Cline
8. Tennessee Waltz – Holly Cole
9. Breaking Silence – Janis Ian
10. Hey There – Myra Taylor
11. What A Shame – Patricia Barber
12. Plain Gold Ring – Nina Simone
1. The Moon Is Made Of Gold – Rickie Lee Jones
2. Blue Moon – Julie London
3. Blame It On The Moon – Nancy Bryan
4. Diamonds And Rust – Joan Baez
5. Somebody Who Loves You – Joan Armatrading
6. Send In The Clowns – Judy Collins
7. Ballad Of The Runaway Horse – Jennifer Warnes
8. A Case Of You – Diana Krall
9. The Look Of Love – Dusty Springfield
10. Brothers In Arms – Joan Baez