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Guilty pleasure mixes #3002449 08/09/19 06:00 AM
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So we all know Dark Side of the Moon sounds ridiculous, Thriller is incredible, and Sgt. Peppers can't be beat. But what obscure mix blows you away? Maybe a pop song you would never admit to liking?

For me, I torture everyone with 2 different Christopher Cross songs - "Ride Like the Wind" and "Sailing." They're almost perfect. Best kick drum ever, killer arrangements, surprisingly tame reverb and FX. I love 'em.

Modern mixes, Lady Antebellum "I Need You Now" is just about perfect as well!!


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A lot of the Duran Duran stuff. At first glance it sounds pretty much like polished pop stuff, but there's some good stuff going on, especially when you start listening to the bass and drums. Maybe so,e of it would fall ore into production than mixing, but they make good use of some composite tracks, like double tracking bass for instance (picking track plus slap track) and manage to make it sound like a single tight performance.


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There's some really great synth stuff in Duran Duran. I hated them as a kid, was way more into Van Halen, Ozzie, and then metal and eventually Al Di Meola, etc. But as I got older I really began to appreciate what they did. I actually assisted on a few things with Chris Lord Alge in the late 90's for them.


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Oh, man...I wouldn't know where to begin. eek

I'm an ex-speaker pimp, so I have all kinds of favorites, depending on the genre and what aspect of a great mix I'm looking for...

Here are a few mixes that have never let me down on just about any system:

Frozen - Madonna
Goodness Gracious - Kevin Gilbert
Flight of the Cosmic Bumble Bee - Bela Fleck
Hella Good - No Doubt
Wherever You May Be - Bonnie Raitt
No Easy Way To Say Goodbye - Seal

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I'll nominate "Next Stop" and "Fatman", from Rob Mathes album "Evening Train" from 2002. There are so many different types of instruments on the recording - orchestral strings, kit, horns, electric and acoustic guitar, and others - and they are all captured impeccably. They are just "right there" in the mix. And I think the real key to a great mix is a great capture. Also, the horn players are great - they seem of a higher caliber than those you hear playing on a Steely Dan album. He gets bonus points for using a bass sax in "Next Stop", which is one of the coolest ensemble horn composition and arrangement I have ever heard.

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The album Let It Roll by Little Feat. George Massenburg FTW.


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Hmmm...obscure.

For string quartet this one caught my ear. Of course performance is everything, but still...nice capture!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhnZK-NxcQk

Another many missed...I met Jon in the early '80's when he was singing pop r&b things. This mix from the 90's got me. It reminded me of that approach we heard with True To Myself. Basically dry lcr in your face. Nice mix though...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOl-pDSxgyw

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Dave Bryce, that entire Madonna record is brilliantly mixed!!! I worked on the single mix of "Ray of Light," it was a serious production lesson to be able to pull apart those tracks!!! William unfortunately didn't come in, it was just me and the assistant from the original mix sessions...


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Not a guilty pleasure at all but a great soundng record.

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OK, Guilty - Abba!!!


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Originally Posted by KuruPrionz
OK, Guilty - Abba!!!

I'm not the biggest fan of the actual tunes themselves...but I do typically like their mixes.

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