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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 22, 2014  |  51 comments
This November 11th Concord Music Group will release a four 180g LP box set The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings 1961”. As all fans of Waltz For Debby and Sunday at The Village Vanguard well know, the two LP’s worth of material were culled from afternoon and evening performances on Sunday June 25th 1961 and represented a heavily edited version of what transpired that eventful day—days before 25 year old bassist Scott LaFaro died in a car accident.

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.
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 04, 2014  |  2 comments
At next week's Rocky Mountain Audio Festival VPI will announce a $500 price decrease for its 10 inch "3D Printed" tone arm tube from $2500 to $2000.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 24, 2014  |  4 comments
This is a sneak peak at the brand new TW Acustic Raven phono preamplifier designed and built by TW Acustic owner Thomas Woschnick.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 10, 2014  |  1 comments
A YouTube promotional video for a George Harrison box set shows Living in the Material World being pressed at EMI's Hayes-Middlesex factory and at Capitol Records in 1973.
Michael Fremer  |  Sep 04, 2014  |  23 comments
The Beatles in Mono box launches Tuesday, September 9th. UMe is sponsoring events on both coasts and you cannot sign up to possibly attend because it has already SOLD OUT.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 04, 2014  |  3 comments
A Massachussetts-based reader was alarmed by a sign in the window of Tune Street his local audio store: