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Michael Fremer  |  May 20, 2020  |  0 comments
dCS (Data Conversion Systems, Ltd.) announced earlier this month an expansion of its "Legends" program that acknowledges recording, mixing and mastering greats who have brought all of us so much listening pleasure through great recorded sound. The initial recipient, Bob Ludwig (third from the left after engineering greats Elliot Scheiner and Chuck Ainlay) was the first recipient at an awards ceremony in New York last October.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 19, 2021  |  25 comments
DÉJÀ VU: 50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION will be available from Rhino on May 14 for $99.98. Presented in a 12 x 12 hardcover book, the collection comes illustrated with rarely seen photos from the era and annotated by writer/filmmaker Cameron Crowe, whose revealing liner notes recount the making of the album through stories told by the people who were there, including David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 21, 2020  |  11 comments
Verve will release on October 2nd, 2020 a never before issued Ella Fitzgerald concert performance recorded in stereo at Berlin's Sportpalast March 25th 1962. Ella recorded in Berlin 1960, one of her best known, most popular, double Grammy Award winning albums Mack The Knife: Ella in Berlin in which she bobbled the words. She remembers them here, but forgets where she is—understandable when you're in the middle of a long European tour. That one was recorded only in monophonic.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 02, 2020  |  11 comments
Intervention's long delayed release of Joan Armatrading's eponymously titled third album is now set to ship this May. It's now available for pre-order on the Intervention Records website.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 04, 2021  |  14 comments
John Lennon's raw, jarring solo debut album first released December 11, 1970 gets the 50th anniversary treatment in a multi-release series coming this April 16th. For those experiencing the album when it was first released 50 years ago, it was at first an ugly shock to hear a former Beatle (the phrase "former Beatle" was to fans shocking enough) bare his soul and express his personal anguish and pain, while simultaneously declaring "the dream" (whatever it was) "over".

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  |  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.

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  |  Nov 06, 2020  |  3 comments
Live From Van Gelder Studio presents a Hank Mobley tribute concert Saturday November 14th at 9PM EST starring Ron Carter, Joe Lovano, Isaiah Thompson and Kenny Washington.

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".

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