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Mike Mettler  |  May 21, 2023  |  1 comments

Who's making their Top 5 picks on this week's season finale episode of AXS TV's Vinyl Obsession? Glad you asked. This Sunday evening, May 21, multiplatinum singer/songwriter Hunter Hayes and actor/host Dan Cortese bring us along on their respective shopping trips at Grimey's in Nashville as they both search for their Top 5 LPs. Read on to get a double dose of AP-exclusive sneak previews of tonight's ep. . .

Mike Mettler  |  May 17, 2023  |  8 comments

Archival label Light in the Attic (LITA) is behind the first official LP reissue of Nancy & Lee Again, the acclaimed 1972 sophomore collaborative album from Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, which was remastered for this release using the original analog tapes. In an AP exclusive video premiere, we go inside keyboard wizard Clare Fischer’s innovative deployment of the Yamaha EX-42 synthesizer on this truly classic album. . .

Mike Mettler  |  May 14, 2023  |  3 comments

Who's making their Top 5 picks on this week's episode of AXS TV's Vinyl Obsession? Glad you asked. This Sunday evening, May 14, Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go's and country vocalist Brantley Gilbert bring us along during their respective shopping trips at Grimey's in Nashville as they both search for their Top 5 LPs. Read on to get a pair of AP-exclusive sneak previews of tonight's ep. . .

Mike Mettler  |  May 06, 2023  |  4 comments

Who's making their picks on this week's episode of AXS TV's Vinyl Obsession? Glad you asked. This upcoming Sunday, May 7, Ajay Popoff of Lit and 'NSYNC vocalist Chris Kirkpatrick bring us along during their respective shopping trips at Grimey's in Nashville as they each seek out their Top 5 LPs. Read on to get an AP-exclusive sneak preview of that ep. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Apr 28, 2023  |  1 comments

Who's on this week's episode of AXS TV's Vinyl Obsession? Glad you asked. This upcoming Sunday, April 30, Charles Kelley of Lady A and country singer RaeLynn take us along during their respective shopping trips at Grimey's in Nashville as they each seek out their Top 5 LPs. Read on to get an AP-exclusive sneak preview of that show. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Mar 22, 2023  |  23 comments

Peter, we love your way. To wit: iconoclast British guitarist/vocalist Peter Frampton and Intervention Records have collectively announced that his Frampton@50: In The Studio 1972-1975 180g 3LP box set is being readied for release on July 28. Read on to find out all the details regarding this fine all-analog vinyl collection of three key entries from Frampton’s early solo career. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Mar 16, 2023  |  1 comments

Jack White has vinyl in his veins. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but there’s no denying White is front and center when it comes to his all-out passion for vinyl. In the ongoing effort of releasing both new and reissued LPs under his Third Man Records banner, it’s just been announced that one of White’s previous bands, The White Stripes, will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their fourth studio album Elephant by releasing a limited edition 180g 2LP version of it on color vinyl on April 21. Read on to glean all the Elephant wax stats you need to know. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Mar 15, 2023  |  1 comments

Subtitle this one, …And Vinyl for All. To wit: Metallica and Furnace Record Pressing have jointly announced that Metallica has acquired the majority interest in Furnace, a leading provider of high-quality vinyl and related services based in Alexandria, Virginia. Read on to see what the revised vinyl-oriented partnership entails, and how Furnace founder Eric Astor and Metallica co-founders Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield have to say about it. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Mar 09, 2023  |  28 comments

In an official report released today, March 9, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) confirmed what many of us already knew — namely, that LPs outsold CDs in 2022. The RIAA further clarified this is the first time that milestone has occurred since 1987. Read on to get all the official numbers and stats to see exactly how well our favorite format performed last year. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Mar 06, 2023  |  13 comments

The countdown is on! Rush will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their ninth studio album Signals with a smattering of special releases, including a Super Deluxe box set with 180g 1LP black vinyl and four 7-inch singles, along with a separate 180g 1LP picture disc, on April 28. Read on to find out what each version entails, and how you can channel your own Signals obtainment desires accordingly. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Feb 15, 2023  |  21 comments

The Legend continues. The Marley Family, Tuff Gong, and UMe are set to commemorate the late, great Bob Marley’s 78th birthday with 12 limited-edition Bob Marley LPs, each of them numbered and pressed exclusively at Tuff Gong International headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica, and set for release on March 24. Read on to find out all the core titles involved, as well as the related pressing stats for each album that’s been culled from the masterful Marley canon. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Jan 19, 2023  |  20 comments

As a matter of fact, it’s all dark. Well, let me clarify that — Pink Floyd’s seminal March 1973 The Dark Side of the Moon album is getting a much-anticipated, and quite appropriately lavish, 50th anniversary super deluxe box set release via Pink Floyd Records/Columbia on March 24. A nice pair of 180g LPs and two replica 7-inch singles are included in the box set alongside 2CDs, 2BDs, 1DVD, a 160-page hardback with rare photos, a 76-page music book, and other related paraphernalia. Find out all the vinyl-related Dark Side box set stats and specs — and which one of the two LPs will be released separately and concurrently with the box set — by reading on. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Jan 11, 2023  |  4 comments

The vinyl gods have indeed given us strength with the announcement that The Songs of Bacharach & Costello, a comprehensive collection of the creatively fruitful, decades-long aural collaborations between Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach, is set for release as a wide-ranging 4CD/2LP super deluxe box set from UMe on March 3. Additionally, a separate 140g 2LP edition comprised of the 2023 original-tape remasters of September 1998’s Painted From Memory and six bonus selections from their unreleased Taken From Life musical will be released concurrently. Read on to find out what each version entails, and whether you should plan to get either or both of them for your listening pleasures. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Dec 21, 2022  |  4 comments

As we enter the final home stretch of the holiday season, and — c’mon, fess up now — you’re still contemplating gift-giving options for those on your list at this late hour, we here at AnalogPlanet thought we’d lend an eleventh-hour helping ear, er, hand. To wit: We’ve compiled a hopefully helpful list of analog gear, LP, and box set-related suggestions for anyone and everyone on your list, whether they’re budding analog-audiophile newbies, inveterate collectors, discerning listeners, or hardcore gearheads. The bottom line is, all analog-comers are welcome here on AP, and now it’s time to add some much-better-than-fruitcake ideas into the holiday shopping mix. Read on to find out what we feel are some of the most wonderful — and quite affordable — holiday options for one and all. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Nov 30, 2022  |  2 comments

A man needs to harvest a heart of gold, and Neil Young’s groundbreaking February 1972 album Harvest provides all the aural goods on wax to do just that. (Yes, I mashed up a few album titles there, but you get the point.) To wit: A new box set celebrating the 50th anniversary of Harvest is coming via Reprise on December 2 that will include the original album on one 180g LP, plus another LP comprised of an unreleased of-era live BBC solo performance, and a 7-inch EP with a trio of unreleased Harvest outtakes. Read on to find out what appears in this must-have box set. . .

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