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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 28, 2016 Published: Oct 27, 2016 13 comments
According to mastering engineer Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, all of the albums in both box sets were massacred from the analog master tapes with the following exceptions:

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 27, 2016 1 comments
The famous high-tech Swedish Toolex Alpha record presses are again being manufactured as Pheenix Alpha in a Stockholm suburb by former employees of the original company using the original blueprints. This according to a recent article in a Swedish newspaper.

According to the story, the last Toolex Alpha left the factory in 1990 bound for Melodiya in the then Soviet Union, though it was believed to have been manufactured a few years earlier.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 27, 2016 Published: Oct 26, 2016 10 comments
The email began "My name is Ray Ullmer and I host a monthly vinyl listening club at my home in Mahwah, NJ".

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 27, 2016 13 comments
Recording direct-to-disk is difficult enough. The entire side has to be cut in one long take. Consider a big band vocal album like this, which has four songs per side. The orchestra and singer have to be ready as soon as the cutting stylus hits the lacquer and then they have to perform flawlessly on each track, pausing but a few seconds between songs.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 27, 2016 0 comments
Jay Fisher, in his mid-forties is Apple Rabbits. He writes and arranges, sings, plays guitar, bass, piano, keyboards and percussion. He also likes to experiment with electronica. The strings and flutes on this record are real though, and very convincingly recorded .

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 26, 2016 4 comments
The late Allen Touissant preferred working in the background for most of his long career. He got his start playing piano in the 1950’s, when his Dr. Longhair-influence rollicking style caught the ear of Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino’s producer.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 26, 2016 Published: Oct 25, 2016 16 comments
In a cross-label move similar to the Stones stereo box sets from ABKCO and UMe, Tom Petty's complete vinyl catalog will be issued in two 180gram box sets: one featuring his MCA output (1976-1991) and one covering his later Warner Brothers catalog (1994-2014).

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 25, 2016 2 comments
The jazz subscription vinyl-only label Newvelle, which had a successful first year, releasing albums by Frank Kimbraugh, Jack DeJohnnette, Noah Preminger, Don Friedman, Ben Allison and Leo Genovese (feauturing Esperanza Spalding and Jack DeJohnette), just announced its second year kickstarter launch.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 25, 2016 Published: Oct 24, 2016 10 comments
"Bob Dylan" stops by the WFDU-HD2 studios to talk with AnalogPlanet editor "Michael Fremer" about his Nobel Prize for Literature and his career. The "two" spin records and Bob recollects leaving Hibbing, MN for Minneapolis, Chicago and then New York City.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 21, 2016 2 comments
LIVE IN CUBA/i>—the acclaimed album from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis—comes out as a deluxe vinyl box set next week.

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