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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 29, 2017 2 comments
Some may find it difficult to believe, but the new $2000 solid-state McIntosh MP100 phono preamplifier is the sixty eight year old company’s first stand-alone phono preamplifier.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 28, 2017 Published: Mar 27, 2017 12 comments
From where came the inspiration for a two hour Phil Spector radio show, I do not know. However it did and I acted on it. So here is a two hour show featuring Phil Spector produced songs sourced exclusively from vinyl.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 26, 2017 Published: Mar 25, 2017 7 comments
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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 25, 2017 Published: Mar 24, 2017 3 comments
Back in 1960 Thelonious Monk created the musical score for Roger Vadim's controversial film Les liaisons dangereuses. It has never before been released as an album, until now.

Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 24, 2017 23 comments
The original Technics SL-1200 direct drive turntable introduced in 1972 enjoyed a thirty-eight year, six generation run. Technics sold more than 3.5 million of them. In October of 2010 just as vinyl was staging its unlikely comeback, parent company Panasonic pulled the plug on the SL-1200 Mk6.

Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 21, 2017 43 comments
You can find a great deal of information online about matrix codes and their meaning. Unfortunately some of it is incorrect.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 21, 2017 Published: Mar 20, 2017 5 comments
Today's playlist is all about spring, with a short detour to celebrate Chuck Berry and Larry Coryell.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 17, 2017 18 comments
When The Crickets' "That'll Be the Day" exploded on the radio in 1957 and the absolutely geeky looking 21 year old Buddy Holly and group appeared December 1st on The Ed Sullivan Show, a generation of kids were moved the way the next one was by The Beatles. You didn't have to look like Elvis. Anyone could be a rock'n'roll star. In fact, "That'll Be the Day" was the first demo cut by The Quarrymen, the skiffle group that eventually morphed into The Beatles.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 15, 2017 4 comments
You’ve probably seen or at least heard about Damien Chazelle’s musical “La La Land”, about a musician (Ryan Gosling) whose less than fully expressed mission was to “save jazz”. He brings his turntable and retro-record collection to Los Angeles where he lives in a crummy apartment and makes ends meet by playing in a piano bar.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 14, 2017 Published: Mar 13, 2017 6 comments
Today's AnalogPlanet Radio show celebrates Saint Patrick's Day with an eclectic assortment of tunes and artists designed to demonstrate the strong connection between Irish and American music. Van Morrison once famously quipped that American soul music derives from Irish music.