After almost every Music Matters we get requests for the demo playlists, so we’ve reached out to our presenters to have them pass along the musical selections that were used to show off the great speakers and components. We’ve received two lists so far, and we’ll continue to add them as we receive them from the vendor participants.

Michael Fremer / Stereophile and AnalogPlanet.com

Raleigh:

1) “Ellington Masterpieces” “Mood Indigo”— a test pressing of a mono 1950 recording just reissued by Analogue Productions

2) Larry Young “Unity” album “Zoltan” comparison between Music Matters double 45 $50 edition and $20 Blue Note reissue sourced from 192/24 digital file.

3) High resolution files ripped from vinyl:

a)      Comparison of an original “Living Stereo” “Scheherazade” and the Analogue Productions reissue

b)      Comparison of the solid state Coup D’Archet  and all tube Electric Recording Company reissue Johanna Martzy’s Bach solo violin sonatas

c)      Assorted rips:

  • Beach Boys “In My Room” from upcoming Analogue Productions reissue
  • Rolling Stones “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’ “
  • The Who “Pin Ball Wizard” from 45rpm lacquer
  • Nat King Cole “Orange Colored Skies”

In Charlotte most of the same program with a comparison of the “TRON” OST CD versus the recent Audio Fidelity double vinyl reissue.

John Miller / GoldenEar Technology

1)      Pete Seeger / My Ramblin’ Boy [live]                                            05:22

2)      Miles Davis / Bye Bye Blackbird [alternate take] [edit]                         05:33

3)      Hugh Masekela / Stimela (The Coal Train) [live, edit]                            06:14

4)      Eddie Durham / Moten Swing [HDCD]                                               04:37

5)      Dick Hyman / Moonglow [excerpt, analogue master to Sony 1630]                   02:35

6)      RutterTurtle Creek Chorale / Lux Aeterna [analogue master to Sony 1630]        01:58

7)      Vaclav Nelhybel / Trittico finale [HDCD digital master]                          02:56

8)      Tsuyoshi Yamamoto / Misty [Ultra HD remaster] [edit]                            06:37

9)      Minnesota OrchestraOue / Fanfare for the Common Man [HDCD]                     03:39

10)  Oscars Motettkör / Hosianna David’s Son [K2HD remaster]                         02:37

11)  Dallas Wind SymphonyFennell / Parade of the Wooden Soldiers [HDCD]             03:05

12)  Dallas Wind SymphonyJunkin / Nobles of the Mystic Shrine [HDCD]                 03:18

13)  James Newton Howard / E-Minor Shuffle [remastered]                              03:19

14)  Dire Straits / Brothers in Arms [edit]                                           04:42

15)  The Doors / Blue Sunday [remastered]                                            02:13

16)  The Doors / Ship of Fools [remastered]                                          03:19

Jett Logan / AudioQuest

  • 4 different versions of Van Morrison’s “Moondance” at both events.  (MP3, CD and 24 bit 96 kHz (digital files) along with the remastered vinyl version.)

Dennis Chern / MartinLogan

Raleigh

  • Stravinsky:  Firebird Suite. Reference recording
  • Norah Jones
  • Count Basie: Doubling Blues from Basie Jam . Pablo Records
  • Eva Cassidy: Ain’t No Sunshine

Charlotte

  • Wailin’ Jennys: Old Man (Neil Young cover)

Bill Peugh / Transparent Audio

  • Melody Gardot, Worrisome Heart from the album of the same name.(2008)
  • Chet Baker, I’m Glad There is You from the album My Funny Valentine (1954)(In mono)

Alex Brinkman / Ayre Acoustics (Raleigh only)

  • Daft Punk, Get Lucky from Random Access Memories
  • Additional selections listed by Dennis Chern/Martin Logan
Dave Gordon / Audio Research
Raleigh in the Aerial 20T/Audio Research room:
1. John Rutter Requiem, The Turtle Creek Chorale, track Pie Jesu (Reference Recordings RR-57CD)
2. The Wailin’ Jennys, album 40 Days, track Old Man (Red House Records)
3. Gregory Porter, album Be Good, track God Bless The Child (Motéma 233488)
Charlotte in the MartinLogan/Audio Research room:
The first two tracks above, with
3. Boz Scaggs, album Speak Low, track Skylark (Decca)

Josh Shosfstall / Sonos

1.       Fleetwood Mac: Rumours – The Chain

2.       Chris Jones: Smoke and Noise – Long After You’re Gone

3.       Adele: 21 – Lovesong

4.       Jeff Buckley: Grace (Legacy Edition) – Hallelujah

5.       Stevie Ray Vaughan: The Best Of – Little Wing