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Michael Fremer  |  Jun 09, 2015  |  17 comments
It's official: The recently released Sanctuary Kinks albums were mastered by Kevin Gray from the original Pye master tapes. Gray just got permission to reveal this.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 08, 2015  |  7 comments
A reader alerted me to a story by Portland Mercury music editor Ned Lannamann about a new pressing plant recently opened in Milwaukie, Oregon, a short drive from downtown Portland.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 05, 2015  |  35 comments
I was a guest today on Evan Toth's WFDU (Fairleigh Dickenson University) radio show. Mr. Toth called recently and asked if I'd like to be on his show, which runs on the Internet and I said "sure". His show is called "Garden State Sound" and features music by New Jersey artists.

Michael Fremer  |  May 21, 2015  |  5 comments
Record business veteran and jazz fan Bruce Lundvall passed away Tuesday, May 19th at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Michael Fremer  |  May 07, 2015  |  4 comments
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. The above one (that's my wife) is a good example of that. It was taken just after Eric sang his encore "(I Found My Thrill On) Blueberry Hill" and the crowd was still cheering.

Michael Fremer  |  May 06, 2015  |  27 comments
A pin-up cover girl in 1972? Slicked back greaser hair, and while you’re at it an album jacket clothes, make-up and hair credit? Maybe you weren’t around for it in 1972 but back then this—not long hair, sandals, checked flannel shirts and bell-bottom jeans— was outrageous. Those were so yesterday-hippie.

Michael Fremer  |  May 04, 2015  |  12 comments
Lyra Cartridge CEO Stig Bjorge collects some vintage audio gear. The Technics SL-15, introduced in 1981, is among his favorites. Recently, he found one for sale in America and he asked me if I'd pick it up for him in Princeton, New Jersey, which happens to be the home of The Princeton Record Exchange.

Michael Fremer  |  May 01, 2015  |  1 comments
This is the poster we'll have at the front door Monday evening at Blue Moon Café in Wyckoff, NJ.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 30, 2015  |  28 comments
The graphic above is incorrect but based upon projections for 2014. Nielsen/Soundscan reported recently that 9.2 million vinyl records were sold in 2014—a whopping 54% increase over 2013.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 28, 2015  |  15 comments
The website TMZ reported today that Joni Mitchell is in a coma and unresponsive ("with no immediate prospects for getting better").

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 22, 2015  |  29 comments
In this You Tube video, analogplanet editor Michael Fremer takes a look and limited listen to Universal Music's new 8 LP Roxy Music box set and finds some sonic surprises.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 21, 2015  |  1 comments
AXPONA 2015 presents "AudioCon" Friday April 24th through Sunday April 26th at Chicago's Westin O'Hare Hotel. Analogplanet will be covering the show here and presenting seminars as well as tweeting (@analogplanet) breaking news.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 21, 2015  |  8 comments
Many readers are well-acquainted with Eric Leefe's story. For those who are not, I first read about Eric in an inspirational piece by music journalist Jim Beckerman published last summer inThe Bergen Record.