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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 19, 2016 Published: Apr 18, 2016 2 comments
Analogueworks is a new U.K. based turntable company founded by former associates of the late Tom Fletcher, whose company Nottingham Analogue is still in business. Another Fletcher associate, Peter Mezek, builds turntables under the Pear Audio name that bear an even closer familial resemblance.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 18, 2016 4 comments
At CES 2016 Sweet Vinyl’s Leo Hoarty demoed a Sugarcube™ prototype that incorporated a built-in phono preamplifier. The revised edition introduced at AXPONA 2016 does not.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 18, 2016 0 comments
Yes, this is slightly off topic, but at AXPONA 2016 Prudence Farrow Bruns, who inspired John Lennon to write "Dear Prudence" signed copies of her book "Dear Prudence The Story Behind the Song" and I thought you'd enjoy watching our "The Marketplace" encounter.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 18, 2016 Published: Apr 17, 2016 12 comments
In the crowded O’Hare Westin lobby opening morning of AXPONA 2016 I spy cartridge manufacturing veteran A.J. van den Hul and go over to say hello.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 15, 2016 Published: Apr 14, 2016 3 comments
This year's AXPONA Show outside of Chicago (At the O'Hare Westin Hotel) promises to be the area's best show. Coverage starts here tomorrow.
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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 1 comments
Anthony Wilson, best known as a jazz guitarist, has released an organic, occasionally “noir-ish”, sounding album on which he sets up and sings within cinematic musical landscapes, proving himself to be an equally compelling story teller. "Frogtown" is an area of Los Angeles, whose official name is "Elysian Valley". People live there but other than a lush stretch of the L.A. riverbed, there's not much there, which is how the people like it. The same can't be said of this record, which will have you wondering from where came this Anthony Wilson?

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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 08, 2016 6 comments
Petra Haden, the very talented daughter of the late bassist Charlie Haden, and former member of That Dog released in 2005 an a cappella version of The Who Sells Out that is charming, entertaining, ingenious and loads of fun. It was CD only until now.

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