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Michael Fremer  |  Apr 20, 2018  |  0 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  |  3 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 05, 2018  |  3 comments
The high drama of Elvis Presley's god-like 1950's rise, followed by his '70s era musical death and resurrection is probably second only to that of his savior (who was not Colonel Tom Parker). Sadly the only Elvis some younger music fans know is the overweight Las Vegas has-been and not the man who single-handedly created the musical template for all who followed—from the biz created wannabes like Fabian and Frankie to the next-gen real deals like Bruce Springsteen and yes, Justin Bieber.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  17 comments
Here's another interesting recording project from Berlin Philharmonic Records: a "one-point" microphone Beethoven Symphonies box set with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, on 10 180g LPs, priced reasonable at $299 (plus shipping) including a hardcover 52 page book as well as a download card for the original 192/24 bit files. It's available directly from the Orchestra's online music store.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  1 comments
Rhino Records' RSD offerings include three items David Bowie fans probably will want. They are Welcome to the Blackout (Live London 1978), "Let's Dance" (demo) and, available for the first time commercially, the rare Berlin-era U.S. promo album Bowie Now.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  1 comments
UMe celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth with a late career "completist" agenda of his DGG and DECCA catalogs as both a conductor and composer. The series includes for the first time his complete works as a composer.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 31, 2018  |  36 comments
This video was produced by Acoustic Sounds. It skirts the "advertisement/useful information" divide but AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer felt it was worth posting for a few reasons.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  5 comments
Before donating to Good Will an old Hitachi mini DVD recorder that was so "high-tech" in 2005, it was necessary to transfer all of the useful footage. So here are the "highlights" culled from hours of stuff including the 2006 Stereophile show at the New York Hilton—Stereophile's final sponsored show.

For some reason there's not much footage from the show but there is some from an "ask the editors" panel (but not enough).

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 26, 2018  |  2 comments
Soundmatters innovates super-compact Bluetooth speakers that sound far better than anything their size has a right to sound. Now the company enters the Hi-Res audio robotic "personal servant" market with "Upstage 360" a "smart home connect' and "Echo Dot docking station" equipped compact, circular "smart" spe
Michael Fremer  |  Mar 26, 2018  |  7 comments
Saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh's 2014 Kickstarter funded release The Turn was a musical and sonic success. It got great reviews here, in the Boston Globe, Stereophile and the L.A. Times. Now Sabbagh is back with another Kickstarter funded project but this time instead of recording analog and cutting from digital because of the extra expenses involved, he's going for an all-analog production.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 22, 2018  |  11 comments
The Home Tech Network has been purchased from TEN by AVTech Media Ltd (UK) it was announced today in a deal that's been in the works for some time. That means the Home Tech Network's six brands, Stereophile, Sound & Vision, Shutterbug, AnalogPlanet, Audiostream, and Innerfidelity will join with AVTech Media's Hi-Fi News, Hi-Fi Choice, Home Cinema Choice and the Hi-Fi Show Live.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 19, 2018  |  6 comments
The folks at Morrow Audio just emailed that they will be bringing to this year's AXPONA audio show in Chicago (April 13-15) at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel, thousands of vintage classical and jazz albums all in mint condition, 95% of which have never been played.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 18, 2018  |  8 comments
What's inside a monoblock amplifier that costs $120,000 a pair? Sim Audio's Vice President-Customer Experience and part owner of the company (he's been there for 18 years) Costa Koulisakis removes the cast top cover and gives us a tour.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 16, 2018  |  2 comments
Vinyl World Congress is an international B2B summit dedicated to vinyl record manufacturing much like the Making Vinyl event held last November in Detroit and returning there this coming October.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 10, 2018  |  9 comments
March 9 – Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings have released Jimi Hendrix’s new album Both Sides of the Sky today on CD, digital, and as a numbered 180-gram audiophile vinyl 2 LP set. NPR Music recently declared, “No rock figure before or since could breathe fire like Hendrix does, on his beloved well-known albums and on the assortment that is Both Sides of the Sky.” For the occasion, director John Vondracek has created a music video for “Lover Man,” a single from the album.

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