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A Listmania! list by Laurence R. Baker "Laurence Baker" (West Bloomfield, MI)
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The list author says: "I have eclectic musical tastes and have listed some of my favorite albums that feature what I consider to be extraordinary surround sound"
Bach: The Four Great Toccatas & Fugues
1.  Bach: The Four Great Toccatas & Fugues by E. Power Biggs
The list author says:
  "Crank it up and let it blow you away!"
Used & New from: $101.45
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Blue Coast Collection, The E.S.E Sessions
2.  Blue Coast Collection, The E.S.E Sessions by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "Demo quality-- a sonic feast."
$29.30   Used & New from: $19.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Brothers in Arms (20th Anniversary Edition)
3.  Brothers in Arms (20th Anniversary Edition) by Dire Straits
The list author says:
  "Listening to the first few tracks is like listening to this hit album anew.  It's unbelievable.  You can hear instrument and vocal distinctly."
$25.60   Used & New from: $6.37
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (344 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Sweet Home Cookin
4.  Sweet Home Cookin by Karrin Allyson
The list author says:
  "This is so crystal clear, you could close your eyes and believe that Karrin was singing live through your sound system."
Used & New from: $9.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Symphonies Nos 1 & 4
5.  Symphonies Nos 1 & 4 by C. Ives
The list author says:
  "Portions of Symphony #4 were actually intended by Ives to be performed from different parts of the concert hall.  This is the best thing next to a live performance."
Used & New from: $62.14
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Machine Head
6.  Machine Head by Deep Purple
The list author says:
  "Hands down, this is my favorite hard rock SACD multi-channel.  Lose yourself in it!"
Used & New from: $65.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (306 customer reviews)

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Out Of Sight
7.  Out Of Sight by Poncho Sanchez
The list author says:
  "Concord has a wonderful SACD library.  I love this one because of the percussion mix that comes through the back speakers, driving each Latin number."
Used & New from: $6.94
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Lux Aeterna / Madrigali / Ave Maria / Ubi Caritas
8.  Lux Aeterna / Madrigali / Ave Maria / Ubi Caritas by Morten Lauridsen
The list author says:
  "The vocal polyphony is absolutely hypnotic."
$18.86   Used & New from: $8.97
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
9.  Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven
The list author says:
  "This is my favorite SACD Beethoven Symphonies series and #9 is the best of the best.  Stunning!"
$20.76   Used & New from: $16.68
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Kind Of Blue
10.  Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "tremendous album...crystal clear recording"
Used & New from: $25.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,070 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

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Frampton Comes Alive! (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
11.  Frampton Comes Alive! (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) by Peter Frampton
The list author says:
  "This album has strong nostalgic appeal, but the sticker shock was significant.  Nevertheless, I have really enjoyed it.  Like Allman Brothers at Fillmore East, it shows that Surround Sound is the right way to hear a live recording."
$22.11   Used & New from: $4.43
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (302 customer reviews)

Piano & Violin Sonatas
12.  Piano & Violin Sonatas by W.a. Mozart
The list author says:
  "This is a recent purchase, but I liked it at once.  It made me wish that more of Uchida's music was available on sacd.  Beautiful stuff from tremendously gifted interpreters of Mozart."
Used & New from: $19.80
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Spem in Alium
13.  Spem in Alium by The King's Singers
The list author says:
  "I like all the Naxos SACDs for their sound quality, but this one is tops-- goergeous sound."
$8.63   Used & New from: $3.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Toys in the Attic
14.  Toys in the Attic by Aerosmith
The list author says:
  "I confess, I don't really like Aeroesmith, but this CD was the demo at Pausulson's where I bought my CD player and I got hooked on the sound of the first cuts."
Used & New from: $196.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (217 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Keystone 3
15.  Keystone 3 by Art Blakey
The list author says:
  "I am not a huge Blakey fan, but this album, featuring Wynton & Branford Marsalis, deserves its award winning accolades."
Used & New from: $39.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Faure, Debussy & Ravel Piano Trios
16.  Faure, Debussy & Ravel Piano Trios by Claude Debussy
The list author says:
  "I am admittedly biased by the beautiful program, but Hyperion also gets special kudos for their impeccable SACD engineering."
Used & New from: $99.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Symphony 9
17.  Symphony 9 by Dvorak
The list author says:
  "A terrific sonic experience.  The recording brings out the lovely nuances in these two old warhorses."
$18.47   Used & New from: $13.19
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Laurence R. Baker "Laurence Baker" (West Bloomfield, MI)
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Last updated: 3/23/08
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