The following list, in no particular order, makes a good starting point for the audiophile new vinyl wanting to build a great sounding LP collection. Not only do the LPs on this list have the very best in audiophile quality sound, but they are legendary performances, too. Please add yours in the Comments Section. Thanks.
There are arguments galore about the differences between originals and these reissues. But there is no doubt the reissues provide an amazing service to music lovers who can't find or can't afford good copies of the original pressings. And do yourself a favour, go for 180 or 200 gram pressings. You won't regret it.
We'll follow up with a jazz list and a pop list.