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Michael Fremer  |  Oct 14, 2019  |  15 comments
We inadvertently identified Memphis Record Pressing as being responsible for pressing Tyler, the Creator's IGOR. Obviously some buyers got copies like mine seen in this picture showing a horrendous case of audible "stitching". MRP received some not pleasant emails from readers. These should be directed to United Record Pressing, which actually pressed this terrible looking record. Apologies to MRP and we vow greater diligence going forward.
Michael Fremer  |  Jan 04, 2016  |  41 comments
Amazon recently announced its top-selling home audio product of this past year.
Michael Fremer  |  Sep 04, 2013  |  18 comments
Nick Drake's sublime debut album Five Leaves Left was reportedly going to be sourced from digital because the master proved unusable and that is indeed the case.
Michael Fremer  |  Nov 10, 2020  |  29 comments
Using what it calls "modern approaches", Thorens just introduced a new limited edition TD124DD SPU turntable that has the look of the original classic but the company says has been "massively improved upon", beginning with a switch from the original's friction wheel and belt to a new "High Precision" Direct Drive motor.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 23, 2019  |  0 comments
Craft Records just announced three all-analog reissues cut from original tape by Kevin Gray: (Chet Baker Sings) It Could Happen to You, originally released in 1958 on Riverside, Willie Colon's Asalto Navideño a 1971 Christmas album originally released on Fania, and Buffy Sainte-Marie's Illuminations a Vanguard release from 1969 that's achieved "cult" status due to its early use of synthesizers to produce an eerie backdrop.
Michael Fremer  |  Mar 30, 2017  |  60 comments
AudioQuest's carbon fiber brush, in production for thirty five years, has been the industry "standard" dry record brush. If you have the one pictured above, please throw it out or donate it to a really needy record collector.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 28, 2015  |  15 comments
The website TMZ reported today that Joni Mitchell is in a coma and unresponsive ("with no immediate prospects for getting better").

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 20, 2020  |  30 comments
Arriving October 16th in multiple formats and configurations, Wildflowers & All the Rest features the original 1994 Wildflowers album, newly re-mastered and cut directly from the original ½” analog master tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering and pressed at Record Industry in The Netherlands, plus unreleased tracks, solo demos, live performances, alternate versions and more—many of which were sourced from analog tape but then of necessity digitized..

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 25, 2020  |  13 comments
The Super Deluxe Box Set version of Tom Petty's Wildflowers and all the Rest Just arrived! It's not due out until mid October but AnalogPlanet got a world exclusive on it so here's the unboxing!

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 02, 2021  |  2 comments
Excrutiatingly tuneful (I mean that in a most positive way) Scottish rock band Travis's 1997 debut album Good Feeling returns to vinyl for the first time in decades April 2nd, via Craft Recordings. The packaging duplicated the original independiente release with lacquers cut at Metropolis Studios, London, though at this time the source has not been provided (working on it).

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 07, 2021  |  9 comments
AnalogPlanet readers chose their favorite from among three short digitized excerpts from Paul Simon's album Still Crazy After All These Years. One was an original pressing, the second a Record Store Day release and the third, Mobile Fidelity's "One-Step" 45rpm extravaganza. Which was which was of course not revealed there but is now.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 27, 2015  |  12 comments
TT Weights' Larry Denham recently announced a Kickstarter project to fund the tooling necessary to manufacture a peripheral ring/record clamp for the ubiquitous (but currently no longer manufactured) Technics SL1200 turntable.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 16, 2019  |  8 comments
The previous in-store event at Audio Advisors in West Palm Beach where I spun records in one room while in another, Wilson Audio Specialties' Peter McGrath demoed the WAMM Master Chronosonic Loudpseakers and Mat Weisfeld introduced the new VPI Avenger Direct Drive Turntable went so well, the store asked me back to do a turntable set-up seminar and I could not refuse.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 07, 2017  |  12 comments
My Bloody Valentine albums Isn't Anything and Loveless, originally released in 1988 and 1991 on Creation Records, are being reissued all-analog under the supervision of founding member/producer Kevin Shields through his own label.

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