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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 23, 2015 Published: Apr 22, 2015 28 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 6 comments
Many analogplanet.com 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 41 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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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 07, 2015 21 comments
In case you missed this Billboard Magazine interview with Joni Mitchell, conducted upon the release of her 4 CD retrospective box set Love Has Many Faces, A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 07, 2015 4 comments
The M2tech Joplin, one of the A/D converters profiled in the recent A/D converter "shoot out" has had a "make over".

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 03, 2015 Published: Apr 02, 2015 26 comments
It is with much sadness that I inform you that Doug Sax, the great mastering engineer, direct-to-disc pioneer, co-founder of Sheffield Labs, founder of The Mastering Lab and of course a truly wonderful and pleasingly cantankerous person, passed away the morning of April 2nd. He would have been 79 on April 26th.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 25, 2015 Published: Mar 24, 2015 17 comments
On Sunday, March 22nd, VPI Industries hosted a meeting of the New Jersey Audiophile Society at its new showroom, which was formerly the home of VPI's founder Harry Weisfeld.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 03, 2015 Published: Mar 02, 2015 58 comments
Quality Record Pressing (QRP) announced today that thirteen additional presses will soon go online at its Salina, Kansas facility after discovering them recently lying dormant in a Chicago warehouse.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 20, 2015 36 comments
A reader forwarded a new video showing Mark Knopfler, who had recorded his share of albums digitally, back in the studio recording to analog tape using tube compressors to achieve the desired sound based on sound not necessarily the latest technology.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 12, 2015 52 comments
Roxy Music, the art-rock band that spawned the music careers of lead singer Bryan Ferry and producer, music experimenter (and who knows how to adequately describe him) Brian Eno will get the full and well deserved box set treatment from UMe.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 04, 2015 Published: Feb 03, 2015 41 comments
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Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 04, 2015 Published: Feb 03, 2015 18 comments
When we announced last year that Czech Republic based GZ Media was pu

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