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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 26, 2016 9 comments
With permission, here's a transcription of Frank Kimbrough gh and group covering Andrew Hill's "Laverne" from Newvelle Records' first vinyl release, part of its subscription series of original jazz recordings available only on vinyl.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 23, 2016 24 comments
1971's Jack Johnson is Miles Davis making as close to a rock record as he's made.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 22, 2016 8 comments
Seeing the superb documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone” isn’t mandatory but you’ll so much more enjoy this astonishing debut album recorded in 1957 (but not released until 1959) that it’s highly recommended, especially if you have Netflix. You’ll sit transfixed by this exceptional woman’s remarkable and often tragic life story.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 21, 2016 Published: Jun 20, 2016 20 comments
This started out as an all-vinyl show about the late ‘70’s “angry young man” phenomenon epitomized by Graham Parker, Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 19, 2016 Published: Jun 18, 2016 37 comments
To prepare for a review in Stereophile of two pieces of the company's vacuum tube-based electronics, Analogplanet editor Michael Fremer visits Audio Research Corporation, in North Plymouth, Minnesota, just outside of Minneapolis.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 15, 2016 6 comments
If you go into this ambitious acoustic Led Zeppelin covers project hard wired for Robert Plant and Jimmy Page you’re probably bound for disappointment but if you just relax into it, you might be pleasantly surprised by what you see in your mind’s eye. You’ll surely like what the production brings to your ears.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Jun 15, 2016 Published: Jun 14, 2016 243 comments
Register to win a pair of Meze 99 Classics Headphones ($309.00 Retail Value) we are giving away.

According to the company:

"What is it that discards the superfluous, the gimmicky, the flashy, the questionable, the overly fragile, the misplaced? The obvious answer would be time. And this is also the riddle of good design: very few objects achieve such a rarefied consistency of qualities. This is our aim with the Meze 99 Classics, the anti-fragility of a classic, with a sound on par with the design. Pure, natural sound in a timeless body."

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 14, 2016 Published: Jun 13, 2016 4 comments
This is Analogplanet Radio's second WFDU HD2 Warner Brothers Records Tribute Show available for streaming here and on the website. I think this is another great show! And if I don't say it, who will?

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 11, 2016 44 comments
Compare an original forty three year old UK "pink rim" Island pressing of "Baby's On Fire" from "Here Come the Warm Jets" (ILPS 9268), Brian Eno's debut solo album, with the 2004 DSD remaster using the original tape played back on an Ampex ATR deck with custom ARIA electronics.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 11, 2016 Published: Jun 10, 2016 39 comments
Instead of the usual "song and dance", the email refreshingly got directly to the point: "Will you review my record?". I replied, "Send it and if I like it I will."