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great producing on rock albums

Postby bigal » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:44 pm

Slow at work, so....

What are your favorite examples of production on rock albums? What makes it great in your view?
I'll start with a few:
Axis: Bold as Love- I love the way the whole album sounds. I can't listen to that album and not be transported by the crazy dimensional quality to it. The opening guitar and vocal for the title track just hit me perfectly.
Tool- Aenima - again the dimensional quality and I think it somehow manages to still have some air even though it sounds enormous. Later Tool albums have sounded more sterile to me.
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Re: great producing on rock albums

Postby David Barber » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:10 am

I'll play!
Kate Bush "The Dreaming", it sounded like no other album that came before it...and it is miraculous!
Elvis Costello "Brutal Youth", it sounds like a great band playing in front of me, replete with odd reflections.
Beatles "White Album", it was alive and breathing with such diverse sounds I still can barely believe it's real.
Aimee Mann "Bachelor number 2", smart-pop perfection.
Led Zeppelin "Houses of the Holy" for hard-classic rock this album has my favorite combination of fidelity and song-craft.
Anything Rudy Van Gelder recorded, check out Lush Life -Coltrane.
There are tons more, but that's what comes to mind...I know some were not rock, but I'm not a total rocker, so this is what I serve up! :D
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