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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 13, 2013 6 comments
The New York Audio Show opened yesterday with modest press attendance in the morning but good consumer crowds later in the afternoon.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 11, 2013 7 comments
Just received this email from Bryan Ferry's organization:

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 07, 2013 8 comments
"WBGO Journal" host Doug Doyle (shown in the photo trying to grab a Mosaic box from my warm sweaty hands) interviewed me recently for his radio show on the great jazz, Newark, NJ radio station.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 06, 2013 6 comments
Note: This review appeared on the musicangle.com website in April of 2011. An analogplanet.com reader looked for it here and couldn't find it. Neither could I. I am having the webmaster look into this because I worry that other reviews got lost in the move. In the meantime, I'm re-posting the review now. There may still be copies available at your favorite online LP seller. It's also available in high resolution on HDTracks—ed..

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 06, 2013 7 comments
Mosaic Records will issue on May 21st a 3 LP set of The Complete Sun Ship Sessions including newly discovered and previously unissued alternative takes from one of the John Coltrane Quartet's final studio sessions.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 05, 2013 12 comments
Greatest Hits albums from the '60s are a crap shoot: how many were made from original tapes strung together to produce reels for lacquer cutting? A few but not most. Instead the originals (hopefully) were pulled and tape copies of the hits were made and those were strung together for the hits package.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 05, 2013 8 comments
The Dorsey Brothers, Tommy and Jimmy saw the rock'n'roll handwriting on the wall back in 1956. The big banders invited Elvis Presley onto their television show. It was Elvis's first TV appearance and it created a sensation.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 03, 2013 4 comments
Note: The pressing issue I encountered with the copy I bought was corroborated by some readers but not all. The producer's QC copy was fine, so we exchanged copies. The replacement I was sent (autographed by Bryan Ferry, thank you!) sounded fine throughout.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 03, 2013 14 comments
I've got this friend Shirley. Married with two kids, she appears to be your typical suburban middle-aged housewife—but somehow her music genes got short-circuited. While most of her neighbors have become Yanni-fied (if they pay attention to music at all), Shirley is a Rolling Stones fanatic.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 01, 2013 7 comments
This is no April Fool's Day trick: a fire last night destroyed the Pallas Pressing Plant's CD/DVD duplication facility. Fortunately there were no injuries.

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