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Michael Fremer  |  Sep 28, 2020  |  3 comments
Few things are more annoying to record lovers living in a home (particularly an older one) with a floor that flexes and causes records to skip as you attempt to carefully move around the room. The first thought is to buy a sturdier, more massive equipment stand but that doesn't work!

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 28, 2020  |  2 comments
Senegalese group Orchestra Baobab's 2002 comeback album Specialist In All Styles makes its vinyl debut 18 years after its original release and 50 years after the group's founding. The album was the group's first release since 1982's Pirates Choice said to be a "holy grail" recording for fans of African music.

Ty Webb  |  Sep 28, 2020  |  1 comments
In this, the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthday, Yarlung Records offers a recording worthy of the master, a delectation from the Janaki String Trio that was originally recorded in 2006 in Zipper Hall. The sonics are as inviting as the playing.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 25, 2020  |  9 comments
The Super Deluxe Box Set version of Tom Petty's Wildflowers and all the Rest Just arrived! It's not due out until mid October but AnalogPlanet got a world exclusive on it so here's the unboxing!

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 25, 2020  |  1 comments
The High End Society, which runs High End Munich announced today that it plans on a 2021 show at the MOC venue in which it has been held for many years after moving from the Kempinski Hotel in Frankfurt.

Show dates are May 13-16th, 10AM-6PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday the 13th, 14th and 15th and 10-4PM on Sunday the 16th.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 24, 2020  |  0 comments
Even as the Acoustic Sounds Series reissues from Verve/UMe of Coltrane's A Love Supreme and Ballads are set for October 9th release, the label announced today pre-orders for the third installment in the series: two classic (and much needed and welcomed at this time) 1965 Nina Simone albums: I Put A Spell On You and Pastel Blues slated for November.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 24, 2020  |  82 comments
Analogue Productions announced yesterday a limited to 5000 copies deluxe double 45rpm 200g UHQR release of Jethro Tull's enduring 1971 classic Aqualung. The pressing and presentation will be similar to that of the Are You Experienced? box released in 2019.

Malachi Lui  |  Sep 21, 2020  |  8 comments
Today (September 21), record club Vinyl Me, Please formally announced the latest in their VMP Anthology box set series, The Story of Herbie Hancock. Bernie Grundman cut all-analog from tape where possible, GZ pressed the eight albums over 11 LPs on 180g black vinyl and packaged in tip-on jackets. The set retails for $349 and includes a “deluxe” booklet. Curated by Hancock himself, the chosen titles are: Takin’ Off (1962, all-analog), Maiden Voyage (1965, AAA), Head Hunters (1973, AAA), The V.S.O.P. Quintet: Live Under The Sky (1979, digitally recorded), The Piano (1979, AAA), Future Shock (1983, AAA), 1+1 (1997, digitally recorded), and River: The Joni Letters (2007, digitally recorded). Live Under The Sky, a 1979 Japanese CBS/Sony Master Sound live album recorded digitally, is newly re-sequenced and amended at Herbie Hancock’s request. The box set shipping this winter is housed in a two-piece box hand-numbered to 1500 units.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 21, 2020  |  1 comments
The High End Society, (which also runs High End Munich) today announced the first "live" audio show of the new year, taking place January 9th and 10th, 2021. The name has been changed from HIGH END SWISS to FINEST AUDIO SHOW, which is wholly appropriate and indisputable since for now it's the only hi-fi show on the books.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 18, 2020  |  35 comments
The big Bob Dylan knocks are that he’s a serial plagiarist, a user, a manipulator and most damning of all that he’s “inauthentic”. Joni Mitchell is reputed to have said about Bob “….he’s borrowed his voice from old hillbillies. He’s got a lot of borrowed things. He’s not a great guitar player. He’s invented a character to deliver his songs. It’s a mask of sorts”.

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