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Michael Fremer Posted: May 04, 2016 14 comments
The release blurb for Eric Clapton's new Glyn Johns produced and engineered record has left some readers confused about the source. Bob Ludwig clears it up.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 03, 2016 Published: May 02, 2016 7 comments
Michael Fremer visited a serious Bulgarian record and tape collector in March and shot this video.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 03, 2016 Published: May 02, 2016 7 comments
As you’ll hear, I woke up the other morning with, for some reason, thoughts of WTFM, the first FM radio station in the New York metropolitan area to broadcast in multiplex stereo.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 30, 2016 Published: Apr 29, 2016 3 comments
The WFMU Record Fair, one of the best record shows in America, comes to Greenpoint Brooklyn tonight through Sunday.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 28, 2016 Published: Apr 27, 2016 17 comments
Pro-Ject's Heinz Lichtenegger couldn't wait for next week's Munich show where he will hold a twenty fifth anniversary press conference and debut this handsome new turntable. Instead he flew to New York and debuted it first at the World of McIntosh (WOMA) townhouse.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 27, 2016 Published: Apr 26, 2016 7 comments
Analog Spark, a Razor and Tie imprint headed by Mark Piro just announced some great upcoming AAA releases headlined by the iconic Bernstein/NYP recording of "Rhapsody in Blue" and "An American in Paris" cut by Ryan K. Smith using for the first time the original three track master tape.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 26, 2016 Published: Apr 25, 2016 9 comments
Prince gone at 57? Who would have thought? There was just enough time to put together this mostly vinyl-sourced show, paying tribute to the one-of-a-kind Prince (image is of wall outside First Avenue club).

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 14, 2016 Published: Apr 13, 2016 19 comments
Record Store Day is this Saturday April 16th. It's also in the middle of AXPONA in Chicago, which is really annoying. Very bad timing.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 12, 2016 Published: Apr 11, 2016 19 comments
The great Glyn Johns produced and engineered Eric Clapton’s upcoming album all-analog. It was recorded to 2 inch tape, mixed to ½ inch tape and Bernie Grundman cut lacquers from the tape—this according to my friend Tom Biery.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 05, 2016 Published: Apr 04, 2016 10 comments
This week's Analogplanet radio show can be streamed here or on the WFDU.fm website. The concept was to play a classical music excerpt followed by a rock, jazz or pop tune that was influenced (or in some cases lifted) by that track.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 29, 2016 Published: Mar 28, 2016 9 comments
This week’s Analogplanet radio show celebrates spring Perusing the spring related songs in the record collection demonstrated that many were tinged with melancholy and sadness, which was not at all what was expected.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 20, 2016 44 comments
Turntable manufacturer Crosley is set to announce the opening soon of a new pressing plant. No this is not an early April Fool's Day hoax.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 19, 2016 10 comments
Mark Döhmann designed the Helix 1 turntable in Australia. Frank Schröder designed the unique tone arm in Germany. Both are built by THRAX Audio in Sofia, Bulgaria. This video shows you why.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 18, 2016 Published: Mar 17, 2016 19 comments
Mike Hobson, one of the pioneers of the "vinyl resurgence" exited the reissue business a few years ago, selling Classic Records to Analogue Productions/Acoustic Sounds, Quality Record Pressings mogul Chad Kassem.

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