America the Beautiful – Ray Charles
Listen to this track ray
It’s recording “quality” doesn’t meet contemporary standards by most conceptions but the track still sounds amazing. Because the performance is complementary and incredibly well performed & sung, we don’t notice or care about the grainy sound with preamp overloading or the faint, and less in your face, sounds. It sounds great because the song is great. Lesson?: rehearse as much as you can before your next recording session.