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Michael Fremer  |  Dec 15, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  4 comments
The 78 Project releases on January 28th, 2014, the Volume 1 Soundtrack album to the acclaimed web series that chronicles recordings made using a 1930's vintage Presto direct-to-acetate disc recorder similar to the one Alan Lomax used for his field recordings made between 1933 and 1942.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 13, 2013  |  5 comments
Chamber music at a corner dive? Not likely, but this Kickstarter financed double LP set bears witness to the unlikely success of what sounds like an impossible combination of Beethoven and beer at an ex-polka bar located in the recently gentrified but once less than savory area now known as Cleveland, Ohio's Gordon Square Arts District.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 13, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  28 comments
On January 21st 2014 Apple Corp/Capitol will release a thirteen CD box set containing all of the American Beatle albums from Meet The Beatles (1964) to Hey Jude (1970). Just think: the entire history of the Beatles is like the time between 2007 and now. Think about that. It's guaranteed to blow your mind.

The discs contain both the mono and stereo versions, except for Beatles' Story and Hey Jude, which are in stereo only. And yes, the set will include the famous "Butcherblock cover" for Yesterday and Today

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 12, 2013  |  37 comments
This ravishing beauty, originally released in 1960 or fifty three years ago, has been a long-time audiophile classic. It's also considering to be among the finest if not the finest performance on record or any other format.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 12, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  10 comments
Parasound today introduced the John Curl designed JC3+ phono preamplifier, an improved version of the highly regarded JC3. The original JC3 proved problematic for cartridge loading fetishists in that it offered limited fixed moving coil loading of 100ohms or "wide open" 47kOhms chosen via via custom-made NKK selector switches with gold-on-silver contacts.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 10, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  23 comments
VPI Industries today announced "The Nomad" a $995 "all in one" system consisting of a turntable that borrows the Traveler's plinth and platter assembly and includes a new less costly 10" aluminum gimbaled tonearm as well as a custom phono preamplifier and headphone amplifier.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 08, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  27 comments
Wax Rax RC-1 record cart on casters holds 200+ records in a mix of jacket and spine searchable formats.
Michael Fremer  |  Dec 05, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  6 comments
The Baltimore based band Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) announced today a tour "in celebration" of Gene Clark's 1974 album No Other. Members of Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear and Fairport Convention—ten musicians in total plus chorus— will join the duo to perform the album in its entirely.

Matthew Greenwald  |  Dec 05, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  5 comments
The hindsight gained in the twenty years that have passed since Gene Clark’s premature death make obvious both his musical brilliance and his secure place amongst the second half of the 20th century’s most important musicians.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 04, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  8 comments
The Zappa Family Trust recently announced remastered vinyl reissues of these two significant double LP Frank Zappa records.

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