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Michael Fremer  |  Nov 01, 2017  |  0 comments
Opened June of 2017, Kaneshii Vinyl Press is a full-service boutique vinyl-record manufacturer located in the West Royalty Industrial Park, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on Canada’s East Coast. The company sent the press release in the early fall, probably after the opening "shake out". Good idea!

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 25, 2017  |  0 comments
Ovation Audio+Video in Indianapolis celebrates its 30th anniversary November 9-12th with four days o special events including music, food, new tech and giveaways.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 25, 2017  |  2 comments

Fairfax, VA, October 25, 2017—Furnace Record Pressing will open a new long-planned record pressing plant this January in Fairfax, VA that will create more than 40 new jobs in what the company says will be an "environmentally friendly" facility.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 24, 2017  |  1 comments
Cross "Goodfellas" with the hippest Ken Burns PBS mid-sixties New York music business documentary you've never seen and then anchor it with a songwriter, producer, record label executive biography that were it not true would have been difficult for any fiction writer to invent. That's the heart of "Bang! The Bert Berns Story".

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 16, 2017  |  8 comments
Swedish Analog Technologies today announced two new pickup arms to be introduced "...in the first quarter of 2018". The photo accompanying this news item is of the original SAT Pickup Arm because no photos of the new arms were provided at this time. In fact, this photo taken from the company's website is of an earlier version than the one currently in production.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 14, 2017  |  0 comments
The 20th annual "Blues Masters at the Crossroads" blues festival happens Friday night October 27th and Saturday night October 28th in Salina, Kansas. It's much more than just a music festival, though with talent like Charlie Musselwhite, Doug MacLeod, Marquise Knox, Lucky Peterson and William Bell among others, that would be enough!

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 07, 2017  |  12 comments
My Bloody Valentine albums Isn't Anything and Loveless, originally released in 1988 and 1991 on Creation Records, are being reissued all-analog under the supervision of founding member/producer Kevin Shields through his own label.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 06, 2017  |  2 comments
Sometimes the press release says it all. This is one of those times:

"Music meets the mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Steven Van Zandt, about the life and and career of Bert Berns, "the most important songwriter and record producer from the ‘60s that you’ve never heard of."

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 05, 2017  |  2 comments
Mack Avenue Records will re-issue the 3 CD set Oscar With Love on November 17th—shortly before the 10th anniversary of Peterson's passing. A deluxe 5 LP edition will follow some time in 2018.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 05, 2017  |  4 comments
Los Angeles – October 5, 2017 – In the last decade of a career that spanned half a century, Johnny Cash capped off his musical legend with a breathtaking final act, recording a series of raw, stripped-down albums with producer Rick Rubin. Those albums reestablished Cash as a vital artist, while adding a remarkable closing chapter to his incredible body of work.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 26, 2017  |  7 comments
Cable manufacturer Morrow Audio recently opened a used record store on a busy Florence, Kentucky highway. 30,000 cars pass the store daily.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 21, 2017  |  9 comments
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Michael Fremer  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  7 comments
How best to sell to the Dylan-loving fanbase his "Jesus period"? That was the question Columbia Records/Legacy Records asked itself and had to answer in order to present to the public this new set available in a deluxe 8 CD/1 DVD Box Set that's also available as a 2 CD and 4 LP configuration consisting of the Deluxe Box's first two discs.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 15, 2017  |  4 comments
Craft Recordings (a Concord Records imprint), which recently issued the 3 LP Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings just announced the Stax 7 Box Set, the first release in a year long celebration of the storied label's 60th anniversary.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 15, 2017  |  5 comments
Third Man Records today released three key Muddy Waters Chess singles originally released on 78rpm shellac. The three are "Rollin' Stone" b/w "Walkin' Blues", "She's All Right" b/w "Sad, Sad Day" and "Mannish Boy" b/w "Young Fashioned Ways".

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