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Michael Fremer  |  Sep 18, 2020  |  18 comments
The big Bob Dylan knocks are that he’s a serial plagiarist, a user, a manipulator and most damning of all that he’s “inauthentic”. Joni Mitchell is reputed to have said about Bob “….he’s borrowed his voice from old hillbillies. He’s got a lot of borrowed things. He’s not a great guitar player. He’s invented a character to deliver his songs. It’s a mask of sorts”.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 17, 2020  |  5 comments
There’s no better time than now to release a live performance of Civil War era “lifeline” spirituals dedicated to Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave herself, who is best known as an “Underground Railroad” organizer personally responsible for smuggling to freedom hundreds of slaves, first to the North and then after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850 that allowed the recapture of freed slaves in non-slave states, to Canada.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 16, 2020  |  First Published: Nov 05, 2005  |  36 comments
Talk to vinyl fanatics about record-cleaning fluids? I’d rather discuss with Rummy the wisdom of invading Iraq, or debate with drug czar John Walters the efficacy of the so-called “war on drugs.” I’d rather talk to a wall. But here I am talking about them, having spent the better part of the summer swimming in the stuff. So many claims are made about how well they clean, and even about how they sound, that I decided a careful survey was in order. Remind me never to do it again.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 16, 2020  |  7 comments
This order sheet sent by Sundazed's Bob Irwin 14 years ago when the label was reissuing mono Byrds albums proves that 1A, 1B and 1C pressings are all "first pressings".

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 14, 2020  |  3 comments
Craft Recordings recently announced the first ever on vinyl release of Collective Soul's 1994 eponymously titled sophomore album as well as a vinyl reissue of the album's 1993 debut album hints allegations & things left unsaid. The CD reissue includes six bonus tracks

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 10, 2020  |  39 comments
The RIAA today released its mid-year data on U.S. consumer listening and recorded music revenue. Growth in paid subscription streaming more than offset declines in other areas, in great part affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 09, 2020  |  12 comments
Miles Davis's second collaboration with arranger/orchestrator Gil Evans (and the first recorded in stereo) is arguably the duo's best effort—a majestic, moody re-working of George Gershwin's classic folk opera recorded in three summer of 1958 sessions at Columbia's 30th street studios.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 09, 2020  |  29 comments
ERC just announced a limited to 150 copies edition of one of the British Columbia Records label's most "sonically spectacular" releases, Ravel's Complete Orchestral Works with André Cluytens conducting Société de Concerts du Conservatiore (ERC061) in performances said to be commensurate with the sonics.

Analog Planet Staff  |  Sep 07, 2020  |  192 comments
Register to win three albums that Newvelle Records has selected for AnalogPlanet.com readers (Total value $165.00) we are giving away.

According to the company:

Recorded and pressed (at QRP in Salinas) with the attention to detail that sets Newvelle apart, Newvelle Volume One is a taste of the exceptional vinyl quality and distinct artistic vision that has been praised by The New York Times as a “throwback to jazz’s midcentury glories."

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. Click on the picture above for details on how to enter.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 03, 2020  |  93 comments
An AnalogPlanet reader today wrote:

I recently decided enough was enough. Vinyl prices in Australia have skyrocketed to the point where any new digitally-sourced release will cost you at least $40. If you want a nice 2xLP release, that'll be $50+. And don't even think about a new AAA Audiophile release. That privilege will set you back a whopping $100.

For. One. Album.

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