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JonUrban

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What DVD-Audio do you use when you want to dazzle your friends and family? I'll sticky this thread and it can be used as a reference for other members going forward. If you see a title already listed that you use, go ahead and mention it again. This will build up it's reputation.

NOTE: You can list more than one title, but put them in an order of preference. Keep your favorite show piece as #1.

Remember, the main point of the demo here is SURROUND! :banana:
 

dr. simple

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For me it's usually America's "Homecoming" disc - always track one, "Ventura Highway."
 

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(1) Beatles - "Love"
(2) Porcupine Tree - "The Incident"
(3) R.E.M. - "In Time"
(4) Talking Heads - "Fear Of Music"
(5) Talking Heads - "Speaking In Tongues"
(6) Talking Heads - "Remain In Light"
 

Kal Rubinson

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Sorry, I cannot demonstrate sound quality without interesting musical content.
(1) Willie Nelson - "Night and Day"
(2) Messiaen - Turangalila (Previn, LSO)
 

konoyaro

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Talking Heads - Remain in Light
David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name
Beck - Sea Change
Tipper - Surrounded
 

rusinurbe

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'Love' is a pretty show off disc

I also love and would use as a demo disc any of the KC discs.

For subtle but pure sound quality any of the steely Dan and related discs.
 

winopener

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Eagles - Hotel California
Beatles - Love
Donald Fagen - Nightfly
Rem - In time
America - Homecoming
 

Ge Someone

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I agree with Kal on "musical content". First of all I try to choose music the "subject" will like.
that said I've used (in order of preference):
Beatles - Love
Donald Fagan - Morph the Cat
Queen - a Night on the Opera
Eagles - Hotel California
E.L.P.- Brain Salad Surgery
Carpenters - Singles (for the wife)
Jean Michel Jarre - Aero (for over the top surround madness)
 

sf49erjohn

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1. Porcupine Tree Stupid - Dream
2. Beatles - Love
3. Eagles - Hotel California
4. Elton John - GYBR (Funeral for a Friend)
5. Linda Ronstadt - What's New
 

CPR

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1. Maxine-Donald Fagen
2. Babylon Sisters-Steely Dan
3. Money for Nothing, or Walk of Life-Dire Straits
4. 1921-The Who
5. The Weight-Staple Singers & the Band
6. I Am the Walrus-The Beatles
7. Funeral For a Friend-Elton John
8. Lets Get it On-Marvin Gaye
9. Kiss For a Rose-Seal
10. What's New-Linda Ronstadt
 

holland123

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1. Yes-Fragile
2.America- Homecoming
3.Beatles- Love
4.Billy Cobham- Spectrum
5. Behrenbohm's- Beethoven's 4th & 5th
Any of these 5 dependent on the listeners musical taste
 

LizardKing

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It depends on the audience:

1. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots - The Flaming Lips
2. Deadwing - Porcupine Tree
3. Red - King Crimson
4. Love - The Beatles
5. Stupid Dream - Porcupine Tree
6. Kamakiriad - Donald Fagen
7. Eagles - Hotel California
8. Metallica - Metallica
 

byrdman7

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It depends, but for first-timers,

Porcupine Tree-Stupid Dream
The Beatles-Love
The Eagles-Hotel California
Donald Fagen-The Nightfly
 
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