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Michael Fremer Posted: May 22, 2015 Published: May 21, 2015 5 comments
Record business veteran and jazz fan Bruce Lundvall passed away Tuesday, May 19th at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 08, 2015 Published: May 07, 2015 4 comments
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. The above one (that's my wife) is a good example of that. It was taken just after Eric sang his encore "(I Found My Thrill On) Blueberry Hill" and the crowd was still cheering.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 07, 2015 Published: May 06, 2015 28 comments
A pin-up cover girl in 1972? Slicked back greaser hair, and while you’re at it an album jacket clothes, make-up and hair credit? Maybe you weren’t around for it in 1972 but back then this—not long hair, sandals, checked flannel shirts and bell-bottom jeans— was outrageous. Those were so yesterday-hippie.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 05, 2015 Published: May 04, 2015 12 comments
Lyra Cartridge CEO Stig Bjorge collects some vintage audio gear. The Technics SL-15, introduced in 1981, is among his favorites. Recently, he found one for sale in America and he asked me if I'd pick it up for him in Princeton, New Jersey, which happens to be the home of The Princeton Record Exchange.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 01, 2015 2 comments
This is the poster we'll have at the front door Monday evening at Blue Moon Café in Wyckoff, NJ.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 30, 2015 27 comments
The graphic above is incorrect but based upon projections for 2014. Nielsen/Soundscan reported recently that 9.2 million vinyl records were sold in 2014—a whopping 54% increase over 2013.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 29, 2015 Published: Apr 28, 2015 14 comments
The website TMZ reported today that Joni Mitchell is in a coma and unresponsive ("with no immediate prospects for getting better").

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 23, 2015 Published: Apr 22, 2015 29 comments
In this You Tube video, analogplanet editor Michael Fremer takes a look and limited listen to Universal Music's new 8 LP Roxy Music box set and finds some sonic surprises.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 22, 2015 Published: Apr 21, 2015 1 comments
AXPONA 2015 presents "AudioCon" Friday April 24th through Sunday April 26th at Chicago's Westin O'Hare Hotel. Analogplanet will be covering the show here and presenting seminars as well as tweeting (@analogplanet) breaking news.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 21, 2015 7 comments
Many readers are well-acquainted with Eric Leefe's story. For those who are not, I first read about Eric in an inspirational piece by music journalist Jim Beckerman published last summer inThe Bergen Record.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 20, 2015 Published: Apr 19, 2015 44 comments
I missed Record Store Day this year. As some of you know, I was banned last year from my local record store for good behavior. I did nothing wrong. The owner's brother started lecturing me rather angrily on how to remove a record from a jacket and it escalated out of control from there.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 16, 2015 Published: Apr 15, 2015 24 comments
Here are some RSD 2015 offerings from Sony/Legacy and Rhino. Other labels have plenty too, but only these two bothered to send their titles. Have fun!

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 11, 2015 Published: Apr 10, 2015 16 comments
Capitol/UMe kicks off the Frank Sinatra centennial with Ultimate Sinatra a multi-format April 21st release that will include a 24 track double 180g vinyl edition, a 25 track CD, a 26 track digital download and a deluxe 101 track 4 CD set.


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