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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 22, 2014 24 comments
This November 11th Concord Music Group will release a four 180g LP box set The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings 1961”. As all fans of Waltz For Debby and Sunday at The Village Vanguard well know, the two LP’s worth of material were culled from afternoon and evening performances on Sunday June 25th 1961 and represented a heavily edited version of what transpired that eventful day—days before 25 year old bassist Scott LaFaro died in a car accident.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 07, 2014 3 comments
Every Blue Note fan is familiar with Blue Note co-founder Francis Wolff's spectacular black and white photography.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 07, 2014 Published: Oct 06, 2014 33 comments
Here's producer/saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh's Kickstarter campaign message:
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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 05, 2014 Published: Oct 04, 2014 2 comments
At next week's Rocky Mountain Audio Festival VPI will announce a $500 price decrease for its 10 inch "3D Printed" tone arm tube from $2500 to $2000.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Sep 25, 2014 Published: Sep 24, 2014 4 comments
This is a sneak peak at the brand new TW Acustic Raven phono preamplifier designed and built by TW Acustic owner Thomas Woschnick.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Sep 11, 2014 Published: Sep 10, 2014 1 comments
A YouTube promotional video for a George Harrison box set shows Living in the Material World being pressed at EMI's Hayes-Middlesex factory and at Capitol Records in 1973.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Sep 04, 2014 24 comments
The Beatles in Mono box launches Tuesday, September 9th. UMe is sponsoring events on both coasts and you cannot sign up to possibly attend because it has already SOLD OUT.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Sep 04, 2014 3 comments
A Massachussetts-based reader was alarmed by a sign in the window of Tune Street his local audio store:

"All CDs & DVDs MUST GO 50% OFF BLOWOUT SALE".

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Michael Fremer Posted: Sep 02, 2014 Published: Sep 01, 2014 18 comments
Eric Leefe got his new stereo installed last weekend. He wanted to thank readers and acknowledge the outpouring of generosity from analogplanet.com readers so with his permission I pointed the iPhone camera at him.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 27, 2014 Published: Aug 26, 2014 9 comments
Original tape sources, including "many found only recently" of Bob Dylan's legendary "Basement Tape" sessions have been meticulously restored and will be released on November 4th by Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings in a complete 6 disc CD set (The Basement Tapes Complete:The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 and in a 2 CD/3 LP 180g highlights edition (The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 26, 2014 Published: Aug 25, 2014 8 comments
Last winter analogplanet.com editor Michael Fremer attended a Music Matters event at Denver's Listen Up! retailer. Retailers throughout the country hold these "meet and greet" events for their regular customers and to attract new ones to the store.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 21, 2014 6 comments
Experience Hendrix, LLC in conjunction with Sony/Legacy will release on September 16th these two Jimi Hendrix albums on CD, digital and 180g vinyl mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original master tapes.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 21, 2014 26 comments
September 9th's scheduled "Back to Mono" Beatles box is far from Universal Music Enterprises' only late summer vinyl venture. UMe today announced an ambitious vinyl release schedule for September and October.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 19, 2014 3 comments
Back in March while out in Los Angeles to help with the Audio Fidelity TRON reissue, I followed up on Al Schmitt's invitation to visit him at Capitol Studios where he was working on a still secret all-analog production. Schmitt took me on a tour of Capitol 's famous studios—the site of so much recorded history—and I captured most of it on video.

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