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Michael Fremer  |  Dec 04, 2013  |  8 comments
The Zappa Family Trust recently announced remastered vinyl reissues of these two significant double LP Frank Zappa records.
Michael Fremer  |  Sep 14, 2015  |  11 comments
My sources had told me "off the record" about a new pressing plant opening in New Jersey by Epitaph Records or principles of that company, but I was asked not to write anything so I didn't.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 22, 2016  |  13 comments
This transcription of "Walk on the Wild" side will be featured on this Monday's "Analogplanet Radio Show.
 |  Aug 01, 2016  |  7 comments
The second David Bowie box set centered around his so-called "American Period" ships in September.

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).

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 20, 2014  |  27 comments
New record presses are the big news today!
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 14, 2017  |  0 comments
The 20th annual "Blues Masters at the Crossroads" blues festival happens Friday night October 27th and Saturday night October 28th in Salina, Kansas. It's much more than just a music festival, though with talent like Charlie Musselwhite, Doug MacLeod, Marquise Knox, Lucky Peterson and William Bell among others, that would be enough!

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 08, 2013  |  9 comments
Vinyl fans began lining up at 8:00AM in front of the Lincoln Center Plaza home of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts for a 22,000 LP sale. The records were culled from the collection of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archive of Recorded Sound.
Michael Fremer  |  Jan 27, 2016  |  42 comments
Yesterday, Analogplanet sent around to vinyl producers worldwide our annual pressing plant totals request.

Michael Fremer  |  Feb 06, 2014  |  29 comments
Based on numbers publicly disclosed or provided to analogplanet.com by most of the world's vinyl pressing plants, the total number of records pressed worldwide in 2013 was well in excess of 30,759,242.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 15, 2018  |  6 comments
Nonesuch email blast just now announces 50% off "everyday low prices" for the next 24 hours on all vinyl, CDs, MP3s, FLAC, HD merchandise. Just enter promo code AUTUMN at checkout. Nonesuch is one of the only labels that does not sent reviewers any vinyl promos so I'll be shopping too. Sale ends 1PM Tuesday October 16th (the 2000 Year Old Man's birthday).

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 08, 2019  |  43 comments
The Beatles Abbey Road gets the expected 50th anniversary treatment on September 27th UMe announced today, which coincidentally is the 50th anniversary of the famous walk across the street photo shoot that became the iconic album cover.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 19, 2019  |  31 comments
This morning at mid-town Manhattan's Dolby Theater (1350 6th Avenue) I got a chance to hear excerpts from Giles Martin's new 50th Anniversary Abbey Road remix in the small, 24 seat screening room filled with invited press, SiriusXM Beatles channel people, others, and members of Ringo Starr's band who were in New York, having played there the previous evening.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 20, 2019  |  18 comments
The misaligned stars leading to yesterday's Dolby screening room software malfunction (you know the story), aligned today. I was on 58th and 3rd at Innovative Audio to spin vinyl and Guy Hayden was just finishing up today's three Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Edition demos (which went off without a glitch).

Hayden emailed asking if there was a chance I could return to the screening room on 58th and 6th Avenue for a proper stereo mix listen. He didn't know I was right down the block! Unfortunately time was too tight for me to get up there, listen and return to Innovative for the 5:30PM event start time so Hayden generously offered to bring the set to Innovative so I could listen on a proper hi-fi system, which seemed like the ideal way to listen to any version of Abbey Road.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 03, 2020  |  12 comments
Resonance will release for RSD "Black Friday" as a double LP set this previously unreleased recording of Evans' short-lived 1968 trio with bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette. The 20 track package will include an overview essay by veteran critic Brian Priestley, new Interviews with Gomez, DeJohnette, pianist Chick Corea, and Evans’ good friend Chevy Chase, and a one-of-a kind album cover drawing by legendary artist David Stone Martin.

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