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Michael Fremer  |  Jul 29, 2019  |  12 comments
Do you really need a wrist watch that looks like a record? Of course you don't! Nor do I, but for $24.95 (as I write this but no telling for how long), why not? I ordered one.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 29, 2019  |  First Published: Apr 01, 2005  |  1 comments
What if they gave a CES seminar titled “Can You Hear Me Now? Where Has Audio Gone?” and almost no one showed up? That’s pretty much what happened in January, “they” being me.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 29, 2019  |  3 comments
Contributing editor Malachi Lui now has his own YouTube channel. Internet on high alert!
Michael Fremer  |  Jul 26, 2019  |  12 comments
If you'd have told me a few years ago when Vinyl Me, Please launched, that within a few years the curated based vinyl subscription service would be at the top of the vinyl reissue heap, I'd have said you've been inhaling too many PVC fumes. But here we are with a vinyl reissue that's perfect in every way.

 |  Jul 25, 2019  |  1 comments
How many times has the Blue Note label risen from the ashes over its 80 year history? It's been revived and resurrected more than a few times by various owners (not counting founders Alfred Lion and Max Margulis), the first of which was Liberty Records in 1965, which In turn was bought out in 1969 by United Artists Records. In 1979 EMI bought United Artists and put Blue Note out to pasture. Say what?

Malachi Lui  |  Jul 24, 2019  |  26 comments
In my review of the $359/pair < a href=https://www.analogplanet.com/content/vanatoos-transparent-zero-speakers-offer-great-convenience-satisfying-desktop-sound>Vanatoo Transparent Zero desktop speakers, I noted that while playing Kanye West’s “I Am A God,” the active speaker produced a high-pitched whistle/screech noise. After we published the review, Vanatoo co-founder Gary Gesellchen suggested that instead of the cause being a design flaw, the noise was an artifact of an air leak due to loose screws. He recommended sealing the air passages by taking off the active speaker’s handle and tightening the screws all the way in.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 22, 2019  |  5 comments
100 tables filled with vinyl records highlights the New York City Crate Diggers event to be held in Times Square at the Playstation Theater 1515 Broadway, this Saturday, July 27th starting at 10:00 AM. Admission is free! The after-party featuring Roy Ayers, Method Man + Redman and many others is a paid admission event requiring ticket pre-purchase. For details go here.
Michael Fremer  |  Jul 22, 2019  |  5 comments
Hard to believe 50 years have passed (well maybe not that hard to believe), but here we are (well, most of us anyway!). On Thursday, August 15th, theaters nationwide will bring back to movie theaters for the first time since it first opened, March, 1970. However, this will be the 3 hours and 44 minute "Director's Cut" version never before screened in theaters (there will be a single, short intermission).

Malachi Lui  |  Jul 19, 2019  |  15 comments
In my earlier review of Tyler, the Creator’s magnum opus IGOR, I note that Jack White plays with a less distorted tone than usual the guitar solo on album closer “ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?”. This information comes from Tyler’s Apple Music album release concert and remains the “official” word on the subject (the album credits make no mention of White, even though Tyler announced White’s musical presence on the LP two days after its release).

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 18, 2019  |  25 comments
It looks like the 50th anniversary of Woodstock concert is off, but Craft Recordings celebrates anyway with the release on August 2nd,, finally of Live At Woodstock CCR's late Sunday evening performance at the original Woodstock, 1969.

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