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Michael Fremer  |  Jan 13, 2017  |  3 comments
It's short notice, but The Audio Salon's Maier Shadi works quickly when there's an opportunity to be seized and an exciting in-store event to be held.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 22, 2018  |  10 comments
The Home Tech Network has been purchased from TEN by AVTech Media Ltd (UK) it was announced today in a deal that's been in the works for some time. That means the Home Tech Network's six brands, Stereophile, Sound & Vision, Shutterbug, AnalogPlanet, Audiostream, and Innerfidelity will join with AVTech Media's Hi-Fi News, Hi-Fi Choice, Home Cinema Choice and the Hi-Fi Show Live.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 21, 2015  |  1 comments
AXPONA 2015 presents "AudioCon" Friday April 24th through Sunday April 26th at Chicago's Westin O'Hare Hotel. Analogplanet will be covering the show here and presenting seminars as well as tweeting (@analogplanet) breaking news.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 16, 2014  |  60 comments
The Beach Boys reissue project from Analogue Productions has been years in the making. Some of the mono records go on sale this Friday, December 16th. The process from master tape to finished record, packaged, boxed and ready for shipping is shown in a series of videos that make their world debut here on analog planet.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 05, 2013  |  6 comments
The Baltimore based band Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) announced today a tour "in celebration" of Gene Clark's 1974 album No Other. Members of Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear and Fairport Convention—ten musicians in total plus chorus— will join the duo to perform the album in its entirely.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  10 comments
Here's another interesting recording project from Berlin Philharmonic Records: a "one-point" microphone Beethoven Symphonies box set with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, on 10 180g LPs, priced reasonable at $299 (plus shipping) including a hardcover 52 page book as well as a download card for the original 192/24 bit files. It's available directly from the Orchestra's online music store.

Michael Fremer  |  Feb 04, 2016  |  19 comments
Lacquer cutting began Wednesday, Feb. 3rd for When the Levee Breaks Vanessa Fernandez's sophomore "triple A" Groove Note album.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 15, 2013  |  10 comments
The three most moving Kennedy assassination songs I know in inverse order are:
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 30, 2013  |  4 comments
Analogplanet has been wiping away the spam and by far so far, this is the funniest spam message yet!
Michael Fremer  |  Mar 19, 2018  |  6 comments
The folks at Morrow Audio just emailed that they will be bringing to this year's AXPONA audio show in Chicago (April 13-15) at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel, thousands of vintage classical and jazz albums all in mint condition, 95% of which have never been played.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 30, 2014  |  37 comments
The second batch of $19.95 digitally sourced Blue Notes has arrived and it's going to take time to go through all of them but there were a few surprises, the most pleasant of which is that aside from side two of the iconic Something Else (BN1595) looking like "cake icing", visually these records appear to be extremely well-pressed.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 07, 2014  |  2 comments
Every Blue Note fan is familiar with Blue Note co-founder Francis Wolff's spectacular black and white photography.
Michael Fremer  |  Feb 27, 2014  |  58 comments
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Blue Note Records, the label will be reissuing in 2014 100 classic Blue Notes on 180 gram vinyl beginning with five on March 25th: Art Blakey's Free For All, Coltrane's Blue Train, Eric Dolphy's Out to Lunch, Wayne Shorter's Speak No Evil and Larry Young's Unity.

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