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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 31, 2013 9 comments
Analogue Productions will have for sale on February 5th a deluxe box set edition of its six double 45rpm 180g Doors reissues. The magnetic door front opening box (there must be a tech-packaging name for it that I don't know) is beautifully and ruggedly manufactured inside and out. It feature a gray cast covering containing a ghostly iconic image of Jim Morrison on the front cover and the group on the back.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 30, 2013 3 comments
Atoms For Peace is a Thom Yorke side project collaboration with producer Nigel Godrich, Red Hot Chili Pepper bassist Flea, drummer Joey Waronker (son of former WB Records exec Lenny), and Brazilian percussionist Moro Rofosco.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 30, 2013 5 comments
Baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan's 1959 major label debut features his self-penned liner notes advocating putting the fun back in jazz and not worrying about hipness. Mulligan states that the album is all about fun and he's not kidding.
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Ariel Bitran Posted: Jan 29, 2013 2 comments
longlivethequeen, our randomly selected winner in the AudioQuest Dragonfly and Sydney interconnect sweepstakes seemed let down by our offer at first.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 25, 2013 30 comments
The issue here isn't Norah Jones, it's the amount. While Jones "burst upon the scene" more than a decade ago while still in her early thirties with her debut album come away with me, she was hardly an overnight sensation. What's heard on that memorable debut is the result of years of live playing at The Living Room, an intimate, lower Manhattan club that encourages artistic growth over headliners.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3 comments
No one has ever accused Franc Kuzma of designing glamorous audio jewelry. His turntables and tonearms are industrial strength examples of engineering know-how and machining excellence.

For those appreciative of such things his products are truly beautiful—even if they are not festooned with chrome, wood and sleekly polished surfaces.

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Ariel Bitran Posted: Jan 24, 2013 8 comments
Thom Osburn, a record store owner living in of Norcross, Georgia, is the lucky winner of the deluxe holiday sweepstakes package sent by Music Direct. For Thom, this was surely a holiday to remember.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 23, 2013 38 comments
One side electric, one side acoustic, both sides of this March, 1965 release announced in both words and music Dylan's liberation from his folk music and "spokesperson for a generation" straight jacket and a turn towards more personal expression.
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Ariel Bitran Posted: Jan 23, 2013 17 comments
Remember our bud Jeff L. from Daly City, California? The one who wasn't home to receive his LP of Donald Fagen's Sunken Condos?
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 18, 2013 23 comments
Richard Thompson's new album Electric due out February 5th was recorded analog at Buddy Miller's Nashville home studio, according to Mr. Thompson in a short interview published in a Florida newspaper. (Thanks to Home Theater's other MF Mark Fleischmann, for sending to me the URL of the interview).