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Michael Fremer  |  Jun 05, 2013  |  6 comments
I flew the Sunday evening 'redeye' home from T.H.E. Show Newport 2013 and without sleep appeared later Monday on Scott Wilkinson's "Home Theater Geek"podcast.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 04, 2013  |  8 comments
A reader alerted me to "Feedbands"—a unique vinyl subscription service. You pay them $19.95 a month and each month Feedbands sends you a new 180g vinyl record of a new band or artist they really like
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 04, 2013  |  1 comments
New York's Archive of Contemporary Music (ARC) announces its "Swinging Summer Record Sale" beginning Saturday June 8th through Sunday June 16th from 11AM to 6PM
Michael Fremer  |  May 31, 2013  |  0 comments
T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013 is underway and coverage will begin later today. I participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony with John Atkinson, Robert Harley and Dr. David Robinson wearing the GoPro camera so you could see the event from my perspective but the camera was accidentally set to 'still' and I didn't get the video.
Michael Fremer  |  May 07, 2013  |  6 comments
I'll be attending the Munich Hi-End Show Thursday through Sunday and reporting back here nightly on all things analog at the show. Stay tuned!
Michael Fremer  |  Apr 21, 2013  |  49 comments
The line snaked down the block outside of Music Merchant in Westwood, NJ the morning of Record Store Day April 20th 2013. It was 7:30 AM well before I got there, you can be sure. Others told me about the scene, including the store's owner.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 11, 2013  |  7 comments
Just received this email from Bryan Ferry's organization:

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 06, 2013  |  8 comments
"WBGO Journal" host Doug Doyle (shown in the photo trying to grab a Mosaic box from my warm sweaty hands) interviewed me recently for his radio show on the great jazz, Newark, NJ radio station.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 06, 2013  |  4 comments
Mosaic Records will issue on May 21st a 3 LP set of The Complete Sun Ship Sessions including newly discovered and previously unissued alternative takes from one of the John Coltrane Quartet's final studio sessions.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 04, 2013  |  8 comments
The Dorsey Brothers, Tommy and Jimmy saw the rock'n'roll handwriting on the wall back in 1956. The big banders invited Elvis Presley onto their television show. It was Elvis's first TV appearance and it created a sensation.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 01, 2013  |  7 comments
This is no April Fool's Day trick: a fire last night destroyed the Pallas Pressing Plant's CD/DVD duplication facility. Fortunately there were no injuries.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 31, 2013  |  2 comments
What's a story like this doing in an analog space? While it's a news item covering a new digital product, I was honored to be the only American audio writer invited to the launch so while the piece will be published in Stereophile, I decided to post it here as well. I hope you find at least the history of Marantz interesting, but also the concept of downloading DSD files from the Internet and playing them back from a computer. In any case, I think of music services like Spotify and Pandora the "Evatone sheets" of our digital era. You can use them to audition new music before dropping your hard earned cash on the vinyl version.—Ed.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 30, 2013  |  5 comments
Legendary record producer and engineer Phil Ramone passed away today at age 72.
Michael Fremer  |  Mar 29, 2013  |  0 comments
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Omnivore Recordings will release limited-pressing vinyl collectibles that are musts: The soundtrack to the long-awaited feature-length Big Star film documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" will be available in a special, limited edition (4,000 worldwide) 180-gram, two-LP translucent yellow vinyl pressing ahead of its standard release configurations