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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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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 05, 2016 Published: Apr 04, 2016 10 comments
This week's Analogplanet radio show can be streamed here or on the website. The concept was to play a classical music excerpt followed by a rock, jazz or pop tune that was influenced (or in some cases lifted) by that track.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 02, 2016 16 comments
The Boulder, Colorado-based vinyl curating service Vinyl Me, Please aims its releases more at new vinyl collectors looking for some guidance and order than at established vinyl aficionados and audiophiles interest in provenance purity.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 02, 2016 2 comments
On August 28,1962 Dave Brubeck's "classic" quartet and Tony Bennett backed by The Ralph Sharon Trio performed separately on the stage of the Sylvan Amphitheater at the base of the Washington Monument and then in an act of daring spontaneity, Brubeck and company backed Bennett on four unrehearsed tunes, all of which was captured to tape by. Columbia Records' remote recording team.

Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 30, 2016 Published: Mar 29, 2016 30 comments
News at this past year’s International Consumer Electronics Show that “novelty” turntable manufacturer Crosley was introducing a pair of quality turntables built for the company by Pro-Ject drew me to the “ZOO” to check them out.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 29, 2016 Published: Mar 28, 2016 9 comments
This week’s Analogplanet radio show celebrates spring Perusing the spring related songs in the record collection demonstrated that many were tinged with melancholy and sadness, which was not at all what was expected.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 25, 2016 14 comments
This is a story you will like! About a decade ago former punk and jazz drummer Darrel Sheinman decided to start a new record label and release previously unreleased live recordings.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 24, 2016 Published: Mar 23, 2016 31 comments
You might be skeptical about electronics products from a company best known for its mechanical ones but Pro-Ject’s extensive Box-Design electronics series has gotten rave reviews over the past few years. The company has assembled a skilled electronics team to design and build a full electronics line in both the analog and digital domains.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 20, 2016 44 comments
Turntable manufacturer Crosley is set to announce the opening soon of a new pressing plant. No this is not an early April Fool's Day hoax.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 19, 2016 10 comments
Mark Döhmann designed the Helix 1 turntable in Australia. Frank Schröder designed the unique tone arm in Germany. Both are built by THRAX Audio in Sofia, Bulgaria. This video shows you why.