Michael Fremer  |  Oct 10, 2013  |  6 comments
These BBC recordings from 1963 and 1964 make clear that The Beatles were, even at that early stage of their career, a skilled musical ensemble and that even then they were eager to cast off the teen-craze image created for them by Brian Epstein.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 10, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  7 comments
I write this on a WiFi equipped airplane destination Denver.
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 07, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  22 comments
After steam cleaning the flood damaged record (see 'Can Steam Save This Record?") I used Audio Intelligent Enzymatic Cleaning Fluid and the Loricraft cleaning machine.
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 02, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  17 comments
Back in April a reader sent me a box of flood-damaged records. I said then that I would try to resurrect them. More than 7000 people read that post and have been waiting with baited breath for almost six months!
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 02, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  9 comments
Here's your opportunity to tour Electric Mastering's new vintage cutting chain with "master of the cutting lathe" analog legend Sean Davies.
Jon Iverson  |  Oct 01, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  209 comments
Register to win a Grado Prestige Gold 1 ($220.00 retail value) or Audo-Technica AT95E ($74.00 retail value) phono cartridge we are giving away.

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Michael Fremer  |  Sep 30, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  16 comments
Over this past weekend September 29th and 30th The American Kennel Club hosted its annual "Meet the Breed" event at New York City's Jacob javits Convention Center. This post is definitely not "on subject"! Well it partly is.
Michael Fremer  |  Sep 26, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  8 comments
GZ Media, the Czech Republic digital and vinyl pressing plant that did such a great job pressing the Decca era Rolling Stones box set claims it pressed seven million records last year!
Michael Fremer  |  Sep 25, 2013  |  30 comments
How to follow up Highway 61 Revisited released in the summer of 1965? Dylan had an impending nine-month world tour to deal with and a band to assemble. He hooked up with an outfit called Levon and the Hawks and after a few weeks of rehearsing and well-received live performances in Texas, he took the group to Columbia Studios in New York.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 24, 2013  |  48 comments
Over the past few Record Store Days Sony/Legacy has been slowly rolling out on 180g vinyl, much of the Miles Davis catalog mastered from original analog tapes. This coming Record Store Day, November 29th, the label will release on vinyl Miles and Monk at Newport, Jazz Track and Kind of Blue. At that point, all nine mono vinyl titles will have been released. The same nine mono titles will debut on CD in a new box set MILES DAVIS: The Original Mono Recordings to be released on November 11th of this year