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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  |  48 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  |  17 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  |  Jun 19, 2014  |  33 comments
Jack White's new Third Man/Columbia album Lazaretto opened at #1 on Billboard's album charts, selling 138,000 copies, 40,000 of which were the "ultra" vinyl edition, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was the biggest vinyl seller since the beginning in 1991 of Nielsen SoundScan's music tracking service.
Michael Fremer  |  Sep 11, 2019  |  36 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.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 31, 2015  |  32 comments
Jerome Sabbagh, who's album The Turn was most favorably reviewed on analogplanet, emailed the other day to say that "...the first pressing...is completely sold out everywhere in no small part due to the interest generated by your review.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  3 comments
Before donating to Good Will an old Hitachi mini DVD recorder that was so "high-tech" in 2005, it was necessary to transfer all of the useful footage. So here are the "highlights" culled from hours of stuff including the 2006 Stereophile show at the New York Hilton—Stereophile's final sponsored show.

For some reason there's not much footage from the show but there is some from an "ask the editors" panel (but not enough).

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 17, 2016  |  14 comments
AnalogPlanet Editor Michael Fremer addresses the L.A. and Orange County Audio Society Gala and gives them the facts and figures that prove that the "analog revival" is real.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 06, 2016  |  37 comments
What a day. It actually started yesterday when I exited an airplane and entered the Newark International Airport terminal and spotted a record store!

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 26, 2014  |  16 comments
From Mixmag.net: someone in Korea has built a working LEGO turntable and tone arm. Amazing.
Michael Fremer  |  Aug 20, 2015  |  15 comments
Some records deserve to be looked at as well as listened to. That's the case with the series of Sam jazz reissues from France.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 04, 2014  |  3 comments
A Massachussetts-based reader was alarmed by a sign in the window of Tune Street his local audio store:

"All CDs & DVDs MUST GO 50% OFF BLOWOUT SALE".

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 06, 2019  |  13 comments
Anthony Wilson is offering AnalogPlanet readers for a limited time a 30% discount on his recent "11/11" album Songs and Photographs.

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