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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 21, 2014 Published: Nov 20, 2014 27 comments
A reader forwarded a link to a story by Colette LaBouff published in The Morning News, "a magazine of essays, art, humor and culture" that I'm 100% certain you will enjoy reading. The publisher has generously granted us permission to provide the link.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 19, 2014 Published: Nov 18, 2014 78 comments
Legacy's long awaiting Bruce Springsteen vinyl box set arrived so editor Michael Fremer unboxed it with the camera rolling. Have a look:

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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 18, 2014 Published: Nov 17, 2014 13 comments
Here's a link to a story you probably will enjoy. Note the angry, bitter and occasionally ignorant comments from "those people".
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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 18, 2014 Published: Nov 17, 2014 7 comments
Jimmy Durante (some younger readers may need to look him up) used to say "Everybody's gotta get into the act!" and when it comes to vinyl, he was correct! It's sold at Whole Foods (which because of some of the customers I encounter there I like to call "A-Whole Foods") at Urban Outfitters (along with Crosley "groove chewers"), Target and other unlikely vinyl venues.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 15, 2014 Published: Nov 14, 2014 13 comments
For the second time in two years I was invited to participate in North Carolina retailer Audio Advice's "Music Matters" customer appreciation event. No doubt some of you have attended a similar type happening at your local audio retailer—if you're fortunate enough to have one in your area.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 12, 2014 Published: Nov 11, 2014 6 comments
No doubt it was digitally sourced and resolution unknown, but sometimes tunes trump source format. The 2 LP American Hustle-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album from Madison Gate Records and Legacy Recordings (the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment) includes six songs not included on the CD version (there's a switch).

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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 06, 2014 Published: Nov 05, 2014 65 comments
Harry Pearson The Absolute Sound's founder and the originator of the term "high end audio" and arguably the industry itself, died November 4th, 2014 at his home in Sea Cliff, NY. He was 77. The cause of death has yet to be determined but most likely he suffered either a stroke or a heart attack. Pearson was in frail health following a series of heart problems and a broken hip suffered after a fall.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 31, 2014 0 comments
The annual Manila HiFi Show takes place at the Dusit Thani Hotel this November 8th and 9th. It's difficult to believe a full year has passed since analogplanet editor Michael Fremer attended the show but it has. Hopefully this year The Philippines will be spared a typhoon!

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 30, 2014 Published: Oct 29, 2014 12 comments
Classic Album Sundays, the spectacularly popular and successful world-wide vinyl album playback event phenomenon conceived of and produced by Colleen Murphy presents Pink Floyd's The Wall in its entirety at events in London, Oslo, Portland, Maine and Brooklyn, NY.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 26, 2014 Published: Oct 25, 2014 29 comments
Rhino announced on October 24th an impressive lineup of RSD "Black Friday" 2014 vinyl releases including the MONO version of Iron Butterfly's classic Heavy album cut from analog tape on "heavy" 180g vinyl for $24.98.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 22, 2014 50 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 2 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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