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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 12, 2012 40 comments
I just got off the phone with Record Technology Incorporated's owner Don MacInnis regarding the stamped lacquer used to press A Hard Day's Night and only that album.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 10, 2012 18 comments
I was invited to speak at last week's Los Angeles and Orange County Audiophile Society Annual Awards Banquet. I spoke there two years ago and did some audio stand up comedy so this time i figured I'd do something else: sing.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 08, 2012 30 comments
It's June of 1964. Beatlemania is sweeping America. You've just graduated high school and are getting ready for college. You're trying to grow up, you're listening to jazz, but you've been pulled into this teen craze by the music. Not since Elvis, the Everly Brothers and Roy Orbison has your world been so rocked.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Dec 08, 2012 647 comments
Register to win a Marantz TT-15 Turntable with the amazing Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood moving magnet cartridge from Music Direct (MSRP $2020.00) we are giving away.

This turntable package will also come with a handful of new Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab LPs, a Mobile Fidelity Record Brush and Mobile Fidelity Record Care Fluids. Music Direct will even throw in a custom made dustcover. This special package has an estimated value of over $2,000. Howís that for a holiday give-away?

[This sweepstakes is now closed.]

Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 07, 2012 12 comments
Noted record and memorabilia collector Jeff Gold's sumptuously produced new coffee table book "101 Essential Rock Records: The Golden Age of Vinyl From The Beatles to The Sex Pistols" hits all of the genre's correct notes. It is impressively produced eye candy that first can be consumed visually and later enjoyed for it multi-layered content.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 02, 2012 20 comments
Reader Tony Crocker emailed me with the URL for his YouTube record cleaning video. Crocker bases it in part on the one written for The Tracking Angle by Michael Wayne some years ago that you can access on this site.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 30, 2012 35 comments
The Beatles' early output was as confusingly presented as it was prolific. That was true on both sides of "the pond." In America, Capitol Records at first decided to pass on The Beatles. In the U.K. singles didn't make it onto albums.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 29, 2012 26 comments
This album stiffed when first released in the Spring of 1970. While it was hyped as the "last Beatles album" everyone knew it was recorded before Abbey Road, even if they didn't know the messy history behind it. And by the time the album was released the Beatles had broken up.
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Ariel Bitran Posted: Nov 28, 2012 24 comments
Congratulations to Nick Wright of Charlotte, North Carolina on winning his brand new Beatles LP box set from our friends at Music Direct. This box set includes all sixteen Beatles albums remastered to vinyl, many of which have already been picked apart by Mikey on this website.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Nov 28, 2012 97 comments
Register to win one of two Donald Fagen Sunken Condos Vinyl LPs (MSRP $39.99/each) we are giving away between now and Thursday night.

Our friends at Warner Brothers/Reprise Records offered us two copies to give away of this double 180g pressed on clear RTI vinyl gatefold set mastered for vinyl (we trust from high resolution files) by Scott Hull at Masterdisk.

[This sweepstakes is now closed.]

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