Desert Island CollectionDefinitive Listening


Desert Island CollectionDefinitive Listening Desert Island Collection

Joe Jackson – Big WorldEarly on in the digital audio revolution, Joe Jackson released two albums back to back that were recorded direct to digital two track. His 1984 Body and Soul and the 1986 Big World. Both boast remarkable sound clarity and offer a lively vibe that translates amazingly well into one’s desert island listening space. Each are compelling albums to add into one’s treasure chest, but Big World offers higher energy and a true live performance feel given that it was performed in front of a perfectly quiet audience at the Roundabout Theater in New York City.
When a sonically incredible live show is needed, Big World is the answer featuring many great songs including “Right and Wrong,” “50 Dollar Love Affair,” and “We Can’t Live Together” which among others will certainly rock any beach front as you wait for someone to rescue you! Creatively designed in three parts, if you happen to have a turntable, the fourth side is completely blank!


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Wesley is a lifelong music enthusiast. He started his career in the recording industry in New York City as an audio engineer, producer, and studio manager. Subsequently he toured across America as a guitarist with the short-lived band Land's Crossing. After many years in the technology sector and amassing a substantial vinyl and CD collection, he delved into immersive audio and created Hi-Res Edition to share with other listeners about the sound quality and discrete mixes available on many formats. He recently upgraded his system to 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos and continues to seek out and share about the best sounding releases.


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