What Albums Have a Great "Amp in the Room" Sound?

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  1. scout2112

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    I think they really nailed it on some early AC/DC records like Highway to Hell. With headphones on it sounds like the amp is right there.
     

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    Exile on Main Street
     
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    First few white stripes records
     
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    Derek and the Dominoes "Layla and Other Love Songs"
     
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    Jimmie Vaughan on rhythm, his little brother (name escapes me) on lead.
    Guitar sound on the solo. Sounds like you’re 8 feet away from the amp...
     
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    ^ +1 for 'Layla'.

    'Deuce' by Rory Gallagher came to my mind; flat-out AC30 being tortured by a Rangemaster Treble Booster. Great stuff.

    Queen II, Led Zep 1 and 2, too. :D
     
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    Not sure what the question means. Do you mean "mic" in the room? Like we are eavesdropping on a spontaneous jam session or something? No post-production polish? If so, I nominate Neil Young: Tonight's the Night.
     
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    Any of the first three Aerosmith or ZZ Top albums.
     
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    Not being a contrarian here but when I really thought about it while watching the Tom Dowd documentary and they talked about Layla?

    I thought, that’s one of the flattest sounding records I’ve ever heard.

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    I used to think I had OK ears but maybe my ears are bad, because I’ve never liked the sound of Layla.
     
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    Well, I’m an imbecile. This should be exhibit 1 on this whole subject.

    Why don’t all records sound this good? I mean - even today ?

    When Walter starts his solo it’s like he’s playing from the bowels of hell and hear him throughout , just kind of peeking over Muddy’s shoulder.

    This is genius stuff people. Genius stuff.

     
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    I was referring to a "3D" sound quality as if you're actually sitting in the same room with the amp that's being played.
     
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    For blues lovers listen to anything by the James Harman band amazing guitar sounds or I should say amazing amp and guitar sounds
     
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    I also have a copy of Layla on SACD, but never like the production on that album. I will say the guitars sound better than the vocals though.
     
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    the guitar solo for Greg Lake

     
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    Double wah wah on that solo. That is, two wahs being worked at the same time.
     
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    Quicksilver Messenger Service and Big Brother and The Holding Company. You can smell the vintage tubes when you listen to them.
     
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    Basically all of Rudy Van Gelder's recordings of Grant Green.

     
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    this whole album was recorded with Lexicon 244 digital reverb and engineerd to act as a sonic hologram, when I laid down on the couch with a set of AKG 240's on the placing of the instruments was sonically specific ( guitars 6 ' to the left, bass 8' to the right .etc ) and it placed you right in the mix, one of the best engineered albums I ever heard , Phil Manzanara's guitar work is nothing short of etherial, changed the way I approached engineering songs for sure.

     
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