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Simon Guile  |  Jun 13, 2021  |  14 comments
You don’t hear much about the band Pantera in either the audiophile or even in the vinyl community. Its music and lyrics come across as brash, and thrash metal definitely isn’t the first genre that comes to mind when thinking of records to show off the sonic capabilities of one's stereo equipment.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 11, 2021  |  6 comments
Subscription-based Newvelle Records announced it was breaking open the boxes for Record Store Day. In other words, tomorrow, Record Store Day, you can go to the Newvelle website and buy individual records of the "complete remaining discography". That means if they have it in stock you can buy it one record at a time tomorrow only!.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 10, 2021  |  18 comments
How would you like your All Things Must Pass?. Of course there's the original 3 LP set produced by George Harrison (who died in 2001 at age 58) and Phil Spector, which if you have on an original British Apple pressing sounds very good. The American pressing? Meh.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 10, 2021  |  4 comments
Los Angeles – June 3, 2021 - Capitol/UMe will release an expansive 5CD and digital box set titled "Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971" on July 30. Assembled by Mark Linett and Alan Boyd, the team behind 2013’s GRAMMY® Award-winning SMiLE Sessions, the expansive collection features newly remastered versions of Sunflower and Surf’s Up and boasts 135 tracks, including 108 previously unreleased tracks, live recordings, radio promos, alternate versions, alternate mixes, isolated backing tracks and a cappella versions, culled from the album sessions.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 10, 2021  |  0 comments
Thursday, June 10th: Impex Records today announced the multi-format release of Patricia Barber’s new album Clique. It will be available as both 33 1/3 and 45rpm LPs, an “Ultra High Definition Permanent Download (stereo and 5.1), High Definition Streaming, MQA CD, SACD (stereo and 5.1) and Reel to Reel analog tape.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 07, 2021  |  9 comments
AnalogPlanet readers chose their favorite from among three short digitized excerpts from Paul Simon's album Still Crazy After All These Years. One was an original pressing, the second a Record Store Day release and the third, Mobile Fidelity's "One-Step" 45rpm extravaganza. Which was which was of course not revealed there but is now.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 04, 2021  |  14 comments
A few weeks ago I visited a woman in Portland, OR whose husband ran tape duplication services for GRT Records (GRT owned the Chess catalog in the early 70s and provided tape duplication services for many labels).

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 01, 2021  |  62 comments
Seven years ago (2014) Sony/Legacy reissued for Record Store Day a swell version of Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years, mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound and pressed at RTI. It was positively reviewed on this site.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 01, 2021  |  9 comments
The "Jay Jay French Connection Podcast" just published the Ken Kessler and Michael Fremer "Analog Wars Part 1" Interview." Ken alone is hilarious, and me alone? Pretty funny, but the two of us together can be cataclysmic. No doubt you know who Ken is, but in case you don't know, Jay Jay French is a founding member of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister and a contributor to Stereophile. He also worked at now closed Lyric Hi-Fi in New York City.
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 01, 2021  |  2 comments
I first met Brilliant Corners Artist Management Founding Partner Jordan Kurland back in 2017 at my friend David Hyman’s former home Northern California, holding in his hands a new Transfiguration Axia cartridge.

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