LATEST ADDITIONS

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 24, 2018  |  1 comments
Thanks to an anonymous source, here's one record store's RSD story: Comeback Vinyl opened 2014 in Atlanta and just recently moved to its current Alpharetta, GA. location. These photos, showing the line stretched around the block, are from last week's Record Store Day. Clearly customers did "Comeback" to Comeback Vinyl!

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 23, 2018  |  First Published: Apr 01, 2002  |  0 comments
Classic Records' Michael Hobson announced at the 2002 CES that he is releasing 15 Blue Note mono albums.

My assignment: to cover analog at the 2002 Consumer Electronics Show. Want the bad news first? There wasn't any bad news. The good news started with a flood of new software. Fresh vinyl will help drive hardware sales while preventing the industry from trading solely in nostalgia.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 22, 2018  |  1 comments
AXPONA 2018 days 2 and 3 were spent mostly touring the upper hotel floors, with day 3 ending at the Convention Center on the other side of the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel. More new analog gear debuted at this show than had been expected considering that Munich High End is but a few weeks away.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 20, 2018  |  3 comments
"Life in 12 Bars" the Showtime documentary directed by Lili Fini Zanuck available now streaming and on demand gets a 2 CD, 4LP original soundtrack album that includes a total of 32 tracks by The Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominoes, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Muddy Waters and Clapton's solo work.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 19, 2018  |  2 comments
Just going to publish the press release verbatim so if you have any friends in that part of the U.K.:

Immediate Records Presents “Humble Pie On 79th Street” Limited Edition Vinyl LP - A Secret Release For Record Store Day UK April 21

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 17, 2018  |  10 comments
Show time! Thursday April 12th began poorly with the AnalogPlanet inbox filled with "in case you missed it, there's this big news about HD Vinyl" that this website covered a year ago and it continued poorly when, as I was getting my badge, I spied the sign in the image that leads this story. See what's missing?

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 13, 2018  |  8 comments
AXPONA show organizers moved the event this year to a new venue: the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, a large, modern hotel located within a half-hour of O'Hare International Airport designed and built with conventions and shows in mind. This is by far the largest, best-supported AXPONA show in the event's history.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 13, 2018  |  15 comments
Last May, 2017 AnalogPlanet published a story about HD Vinyl complete with an interview conducted in Vienna with the inventor of the process.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 10, 2018  |  22 comments
The longevity of Denon's 103 cartridge series, first introduced in the 1960's and still in production speaks to the design's enduring popularity. The design's weak point is its flimsy mounting system. As my colleague Art Dudley put it in the December 2007 issue of Stereophile: "The most common complaint about the DL-103 is also the truest: Its good motor is compromised by a too-flimsy mounting arrangement, with open-edge bolt channels that prevent the cartridge from being rigidly fastened to a head shell."

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 09, 2018  |  47 comments
About a dozen years ago at a used record store in San Francisco I bought a “mint” original German pressing of The Beatles (“The White Album”). It was up on the store wall at $75.00. The laminated “top loader” jacket was mint, all of the head shots the poster and the black sleeves were inside looking as if none of it had been touched and the records appeared as minty as advertised.

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