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Michael Fremer  |  Sep 11, 2019  |  35 comments
You can always get what you want: ABKCO will release a remastered by Bob Ludwig "stand-alone" CD or vinyl LP version of Let It Bleed if that's what you want, but if you want it all, you can have it all.

Malachi Lui  |  Sep 09, 2019  |  16 comments
(Review Explosion is a new AnalogPlanet feature covering recent releases for which we either don’t have sufficient time to fully explore, or that are not worthy of it. Curated by AnalogPlanet contributing editor Malachi Lui, Review Explosion will focus on the previous few weeks' new releases as well as archival titles and reissues.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 08, 2019  |  15 comments
The only question in need of an answer Friday and especially Saturday was "will they show up". Certainly, while the venue was costly for exhibitors, The Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center is a stellar venue for a hi-fi show. The rooms sounded good, in part because of the non-box room layouts, the elevators worked the best of any show I've attended ever and the Internet was by far the fastest.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 07, 2019  |  58 comments
Yesterday's "Record Cleaning Made Difficult" panel moderated by AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer was informative, entertaining and at times quite contentious!

Malachi Lui  |  Sep 07, 2019  |  13 comments
On September 4th, Craft Recordings (Concord’s reissue subsidiary) announced a series of 25th anniversary reissues of R.E.M.’s 1994 album Monster. Digitally remastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, a host of physical and digital releases are set to come out November 1.

Here are the configurations:

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 06, 2019  |  9 comments
Despite yesterday's rough start (signage, confusion over whether it was set up or press day, etc.) there was plenty to see and record. The sound in the rooms of the sprawling Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center a few miles from Denver International Airport was uniformly decent, which was positively surprising given the usual learning curve required for even the most experienced exhibitors to learn the room acoustics and compensate for the usually poor "hotel sound".

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 05, 2019  |  26 comments
The first day of RMAF pointed out to those attending both the promise and the pitfalls of the new Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center located a few miles from Denver International Airport. The hotel is a sprawling, enormous resort. To navigate your way around requires downloading an app. Seriously. It's that big. You have to plan your time carefully because to get from the tower hotel room exhibits to the Convention Center takes at least 10 minutes and once you are there, arriving at the rooms or the seminar space can take another 10.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 04, 2019  |  4 comments
The first RMAF ever held at the brand new Marriott Gaylord Rockies Resort begins tomorrow morning, Thursday, September 5th. By most accounts, the move to this large, costly luxury venue will be a "make it or break it" year for the RMAF franchise. We wish the organizers a great, well-attended show! Stay tuned.
Michael Fremer  |  Sep 03, 2019  |  17 comments
Surely you've picked up a just cleaned record and need to put it down somewhere other than in the original jacket, or you've mistakenly pulled one to play while the one you've just finished playing still sits on the turntable or you've made some other brain-addled move that leaves one record in your hand with no place to put it. Well here's the TRANSIT PLATTER, the "why didn't I think of it" solution from the "stable geniuses" at stable 33.33.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 03, 2019  |  15 comments
This is the 45rpm version of IMPEX's 2017 33 1/3 all-analog reissue of Michel Legrand's somewhat overlooked musical and sonic treasure featuring many of the greatest jazz artists of the era. Nothing other than Legrand's passing has changed since the original reissue review, so I'm just repeating it, other than to add that it sounds even "Legrander" at 45rpm, though if you already own IMPEX's 33 1/3 version, it's not really necessary to buy it again, unless you must! An enticement might be the now glossy laminated jacket and gatefold booklet with a very useful and informed essay by KCRW's Tom Schnabel.

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