Various Artists - The Wonderful Sounds of Female Vocals


Analogue Productions


Female Vocalists

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No. of Discs: 2

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Please note: The song "Show Biz Kids" contained within this product does include profanity that may be offensive to some. Please be aware before purchasing this product and playing this song.

An Audiophile Go-To!

The SACD You Grab When You Want To Show Off Your System!

All-Time Classic Performances And Recordings By All-Time Great Female Singers

Each Track Selected By Acoustic Sounds Owner Chad Kassem

Hybrid Stereo SACD

Liner Notes By Michael Fremer

"Humungous conflict of interest alert! I wrote this compilation's liner notes and created the 22 song track order. ... The sources all were high-resolution files, some DSD, some PCM, depending upon what (Chad) Kassem was originally given in the digital domain, or in most cases what Gus Skinas produced in DSD using the original analog tapes. ... This double LP set works well as entertainment and as a great sampler of the LPs mostly released by Analogue Productions and mostly AAA (where there's tape to begin with). You can't go wrong." — Music = 10/11; Sound = 10/11 - Michael Fremer, Read the whole review here.

I've been doing this (cherry picking great recordings for reissue) for a long time, and I think I've got a good idea of what audiophiles like to hear. This is all of your female vocal demo cuts in one place." — Chad Kassem, Acoustic Sounds owner

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 album. 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. Drop the needle and drop your friend's jaw!

Michael Fremer, of 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.



Ratings from 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
13. The Moon Is Made Of Gold - Rickie Lee Jones
14. Blue Moon - Julie London
15. Blame It on the Moon - Nancy Bryan
16. Diamonds and Rust - Joan Baez
17. Somebody Who Loves You - Joan Armatrading
18. Send In the Clowns - Judy Collins
19. Ballad Of The Runaway Horse - Jennifer Warnes
20. A Case of You - Diana Krall
21. The Look of Love - Dusty Springfield
22. Brothers In Arms - Joan Baez

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.

Love it!!!

posted on 02/27/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Andrew
Sometimes we get too comfortable with technology. I’ve been mostly streaming lately and I’ve gotten used to it. It’s good enough and I can listen for hours and relax. But when I bought this recording on SACD and the Male Vocals on vinyl, I remember why I love this 2 channel hobby. Just an amazing selection and amazing recordings. So good. Listened to both multiple times the day I received them. Definitely recommend to just relax to and enjoy your system.

To Wonderful and Beyond!

posted on 06/20/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: RW
Wowza. I just got this in the mail today, and have listened to each cd one time only so far.

This is absolutely stunning sound quality. That is apparent from the first seconds in.

Going further, the selections are each one an expression of possibly some of the best generated by the artist. I was moved nearly to tears by not just the beauty but the heartfelt sentiment expressed here. Jennifer Warnes ‘Ballad of the Runaway Horse’ is just one example.

With the added bonus of sacd and remastering by Kevin Gray this will create a ‘she is here’ enchantment.

If you have a higher end audio system this will immediately become one of your go to’s as a demo disc. I guarantee it. Cheers,

Incredible sonics

posted on 09/22/2018
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike
What a gem.brothers in arms is. Breathtaking.


posted on 08/16/2018
5 Stars
Reviewer: LedMan
The sounds quality of these tracks is superb. Excellent audiophile reference quality.

Wow, just wow

posted on 08/06/2018
5 Stars
Reviewer: Dan
Awesome audio quality on every track, and wonderful vocals to boot. Something for everybody here, its just a fabulous collection.

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