1. Chris Rea....Fool If You Think It's Over, and Texas (note:this one must be enjoyed with a glass of wine)
2. Bob Seger....Fine Memory (Bob is at his best here I think)
3. Foghat....Take It Or Leave It (great production on this one)
4. Mathews Southern Comfort...Woodstock (light em up dudes)
5. Emmerson Lake & Palmer....From The Beginning (only tubes can give this the treatment it deserves)
6. Stevie Wonder....Superwoman(where were you when I needed you) (I'll call this his hands down his best work)
7. Earth Wind & Fire...After The Love Is Gone (wow, the production here is first rate)
8. Mannfred Mann....Spirits In The Night (Bruce Springsteen wrote this one and Mannfred did excellent with it)
9. Badfinger....Perfection (aptly named, Todd Rundgren mixed this one up for them in the studio after George Harrison pulled out of the Straight Up project to work on the Bangladesh commitments)
10. Robbie Robertson...Somewhere Down The Crazy River (this is Robbie at his finest hour, the mix is unbelievable)
11. David Bowie...Ashes to Ashes (fantastic work here by the production team and Davy Jones)
I know this is basically a Tech site, but guys when you put the soldering iron down at the end of the day it's all about the music. I spent a lot of years playing guitar and making music in front of people that were drunk and thought I was fantastic, and I suck LOL.
What I did do however in all those years was learn an appreciation for the production team that made the sounds of our lives. Music is more then sine waves, it's more then anode or cathode or bias settings, it's feelings and emotions.
Music can pull you into a different time, a different place, take you where nothing else can. A great production is a once in a lifetime event. It's a snapshot of history. It can never be repeated in exactly the same way ever again, so many factors are involved in the production of a great sound. The temperature in the room, the instruments, the tape used, the alignment of the tape heads, etc; etc;the performance itself can never be exactly the same twice in a row.
How many times have you personally seen a band live and thought that they just don't measure up to the album? Never forget the genius that goes into the sound. The guys that capture a performance to perfection. Artists get old and quit or pass away, but those moments in time when everything was "just right" are what it's all about. This is what we are seeking. To hear and relive that moment in time when everything was perfect and the God's smiled down upon a single moment in time.... :}