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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 24, 2014 6 comments
Second albums make or break pop artists. If the first one was a smash the second one had also better be or you risk the "one hit wonder" label. That's what happened to Christopher Cross, Marshall Crenshaw and more recently James Blunt, even though Cross and Crenshaw followed up their debuts with many good records—or at least good tunes. They just didn't produce chart hits.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 21, 2014 Published: Dec 20, 2014 19 comments
New record presses are the big news today!
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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 20, 2014 Published: Dec 19, 2014 10 comments
There’s still time to give or get for yourself one or more of these provocative and/or visually opulent books.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 19, 2014 Published: Dec 18, 2014 6 comments
The term "hearing aid" strikes terror into the hearts of audiophiles of all ages. Glasses? OK. But "hearing aid"? No one wants to admit to needing one so that's why you need a set of DUBS Acoustic Filters now.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 17, 2014 Published: Dec 16, 2014 49 comments
The Beach Boys reissue project from Analogue Productions has been years in the making. Some of the mono records go on sale this Friday, December 16th. The process from master tape to finished record, packaged, boxed and ready for shipping is shown in a series of videos that make their world debut here on analog planet.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 11, 2014 25 comments
On the analogplanet we greet with great enthusiasm news of a carefully considered reissue project like this, but clearly that’s not the case elsewhere. While poking around the Internet looking for background information I came upon a bizarre and surprising series of comments on, of all places Rolling Stone magazine’s website.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 10, 2014 8 comments
If you already own Sunday at The Village Vanguard and Waltz For Debby you have two album's worth of material from that magical afternoon and evening of June 25, 1961 that the producer Orrin Keepnews deemed worthy of releasing.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 06, 2014 44 comments
The Internet has diminished the number of "record fairs" but there still are some. When I go to "record fairs" l like to "play against type". If I see a vendor who looks like Elvis Presley (and there is/was one), I know his 50s rock records are going to be good but expensive so I'd rather rummage through the boxes of $1 records he's put on the floor under his table. That's where he puts the "junk" about which he knows nothing.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 05, 2014 Published: Dec 04, 2014 12 comments
That's a photo of Chad Kassem and me from 1997. We go back a long way—to the 1980's actually. He's getting a "lifetime achievement" award on Sunday December 7th from the Los Angeles and Orange County Audiophile Society.

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