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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 10, 2014 Published: Sep 09, 2014 27 comments
Last night's Beatles in MONO listening session at Electric Lady Studios played to an overflow crowd of fans, young and old, male and female. The event and the one Wednesday night September 10th at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, both sponsored by UMe feature Beatles engineer Ken Scott, reissue mastering supervisor Steve Berkowitz in a panel discussion moderated by Sound & Vision music editor Mike Mettler.

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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 17 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 30, 2014 Published: Aug 29, 2014 56 comments
The Beatles in Mono arrived today. This evening listening will begin but this afternoon analogplanet.com editor Michael Fremer opened the box and physically inspected.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 27, 2014 Published: Aug 26, 2014 7 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 23 comments
A visit to Czech Republic-based GZ Media recently published on a website includes an un-captioned photo of a large stack of the upcoming Beatles Mono box sets. This has flooded analogplanet.com's "inbox" with emails from readers, some inquisitive, some hysterical and a few spewing expletives.

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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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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 19, 2014 16 comments
Monochrome Recordings is a new vinyl label with a seriously exclusive business model.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 15, 2014 15 comments
The outpouring of offers to help Eric Leefe move beyond the "room filling" sound of the Wave radio has been overwhelming, both in the comments beneath the story and in emails.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 15, 2014 Published: Aug 14, 2014 26 comments
Eric Leefe deserves the chair. Not the electric chair and not the wheelchair in which he's lived his entire life. The chair Eric Leefe deserves and today got was my listening chair. Or rather his chair where mine normally goes.

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