I don't know if this is the right forum for this thread, but here goes. I'm enjoying the new Sheryl Crow albumn "Wildflower". As usual for her CD's, her vocals tend to sound a bit thin, slightly grainy and a bit reedy. Certainly a part of that sound is her actual voice, and Sheryl is not known for having a powerful (from the diaphragm) kind of singing tone. However, in track 10 "Where Has All the Love Gone" the sound of her voice is completely different. I know it is a ballad style but there are also other ballads on the album. Track 10 is mixed more up front, and almost dry with little reverb, but it sounds fuller, more intimate, closer, more natural, less processed, more real than all of the other tracks. I think they've made a different mic / pre choice. Anybody who's heard the album and made this comparison got a clue what the engineer did / used? I just thought it was interesting to see how a decision made in the recording chain can result in some noticeable differences in the finished product. To me, it almost sounds like they have left the voice track alone and not processed it (messed with it) as much as some of the others. The result is very pleasant.