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Michael Fremer  |  Nov 26, 2014  |  26 comments
The Neil Young master tapes for this second box set were sitting in Chris Bellman's mastering suite last winter when I visited and interviewed Bernie Grundman about the Blue Note reissues, some of which were originally digitized at BGM Mastering and some of which were cut to lacquer by Chris.
Michael Fremer  |  Nov 24, 2014  |  10 comments
For those taking the time to listen to the two posted files in the Led Zeppelin III review....
Michael Fremer  |  Nov 20, 2014  |  30 comments
A reader forwarded a link to a story by Colette LaBouff published in The Morning News, "a magazine of essays, art, humor and culture" that I'm 100% certain you will enjoy reading. The publisher has generously granted us permission to provide the link.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 18, 2014  |  88 comments
Legacy's long awaiting Bruce Springsteen vinyl box set arrived so editor Michael Fremer unboxed it with the camera rolling. Have a look:

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 17, 2014  |  22 comments
Here's a link to a story you probably will enjoy. Note the angry, bitter and occasionally ignorant comments from "those people".
Michael Fremer  |  Nov 17, 2014  |  11 comments
Jimmy Durante (some younger readers may need to look him up) used to say "Everybody's gotta get into the act!" and when it comes to vinyl, he was correct! It's sold at Whole Foods (which because of some of the customers I encounter there I like to call "A-Whole Foods") at Urban Outfitters (along with Crosley "groove chewers"), Target and other unlikely vinyl venues.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 15, 2014  |  First Published: Nov 14, 2014  |  13 comments
For the second time in two years I was invited to participate in North Carolina retailer Audio Advice's "Music Matters" customer appreciation event. No doubt some of you have attended a similar type happening at your local audio retailer—if you're fortunate enough to have one in your area.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 11, 2014  |  5 comments
No doubt it was digitally sourced and resolution unknown, but sometimes tunes trump source format. The 2 LP American Hustle-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album from Madison Gate Records and Legacy Recordings (the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment) includes six songs not included on the CD version (there's a switch).

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 05, 2014  |  71 comments
Harry Pearson The Absolute Sound's founder and the originator of the term "high end audio" and arguably the industry itself, died November 4th, 2014 at his home in Sea Cliff, NY. He was 77. The cause of death has yet to be determined but most likely he suffered either a stroke or a heart attack. Pearson was in frail health following a series of heart problems and a broken hip suffered after a fall.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 31, 2014  |  0 comments
The annual Manila HiFi Show takes place at the Dusit Thani Hotel this November 8th and 9th. It's difficult to believe a full year has passed since analogplanet editor Michael Fremer attended the show but it has. Hopefully this year The Philippines will be spared a typhoon!

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 29, 2014  |  12 comments
Classic Album Sundays, the spectacularly popular and successful world-wide vinyl album playback event phenomenon conceived of and produced by Colleen Murphy presents Pink Floyd's The Wall in its entirety at events in London, Oslo, Portland, Maine and Brooklyn, NY.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 25, 2014  |  30 comments
Rhino announced on October 24th an impressive lineup of RSD "Black Friday" 2014 vinyl releases including the MONO version of Iron Butterfly's classic Heavy album cut from analog tape on "heavy" 180g vinyl for $24.98.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 07, 2014  |  2 comments
Every Blue Note fan is familiar with Blue Note co-founder Francis Wolff's spectacular black and white photography.