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Harold Bronson's "My British Invasion" Is An Eyewitness to Musical History

Wavy Gravy (A/K/A) Hugh Romney was reputed to have said “If you remember the ‘60s you weren’t there.” The same was true really of the first half of …

Music Industry

Ortofon Announces New Windfeld Ti Cartridge

The mystery surrounding the April 18th visit by Ortofon's Leif Johannsen can now explained.<p>The cartridge Ortofon's R&D Chief brought for me to hear …

ortofon

"American Epic" Director, Creator, Writer Bernard McMahon Interviewed

AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer spoke by phone with "American Epic" director, creator and writer Bernard MacMahon about the making of what should …

McMahon

For Lovers of Recorded Music and its History, "American Epic" Is Must See PBS TV

Last year while in Los Angeles I was invited to a cramped Culver City editing studio where I got to see extraordinary footage of a then unfinished …

Jack White

Giles Martin’s “Pass the Salt and Pepper” Remix on CD

It all started as a misheard request for a condiment, Paul McCartney recollects in one of the introductions to the box's sumptuously produced book. …

Audiophile

Giles Martin’s “Sgt. Pepper’s….” 50th Anniversary Remix Strategy

As the 50th anniversary approached of the 1967 release of <i>Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band</i> Apple Corps and its president Jeff Jones set about …

Music Production

Eight Phono Preamplifiers Compared (Though Not Yet For Sound)

Here’s a comparison of eight phono preamplifiers (only six are shown in the photo) incorporating a variety of features and ranging in price from $399 …

Audiophile

"Star Trek The Motion Picture" Soundtrack Is Sonic Blockbuster!

Jerry Goldsmith's remarkable 84 minute, 54 second score for <i>Star Trek The Motion Picture</i> here in its entirety on vinyl for the first time is a musical …

Star Trek

Should You Buy a MM-Only Phono Preamp If You Are Using a MM Cartridge?

Many vinyl fans using a moving magnet phono cartridge invest in a MM/MC phono preamplifier figuring they'll eventually get a moving coil cartridge. …

Audiophile

One of Bill Evans' Final Live Concerts Gets Double 45 ORG Treatment

While a great deal of attention rightly gets paid to Bill Evans' legendary Village Vanguard recordings early in his career, this superb set recorded …

Paul Simon

The Flying Burrito Bros' "The Gilded Palace of Sin" Finally Reissued Correctly

Characterizing <i>The Gilded Palace of Sin</i> as a “country-rock” album or “the first country-rock album” or as it’s incorrectly called by some <i>Sweetheart of</i> …

Gram Parsons

Some Turntables At AXPONA 2017

In the video below you’ll see a new $449 (MSRP) Audio-Technica AT LP5 direct drive turntable with aluminum platter, complete with MM cartridge and …

Audiophile

Pheenix Alpha Rises From "Death of Vinyl" Ashes

Last October we reported on a Swedish newspaper article covering the return to production of the famed Alpha Toolex record press overseen by Niklas …

rises

AnalogPlanet Radio's "John (Cougar) Mellencamp" Radio Show is the Final Radio Show (Now! All 2 Hours)

Today's John (Cougar) Melloncamp WFDU HD2 radio show is the final AnalogPlanet radio show. It's sure been fun but it takes up a great deal of time …

Music

Giles Martin Talks About His New 50th Anniversary "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Stereo Remix

Today at The World of McIntosh Townhouse Producer Giles Martin Introduced his new "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band" 50th anniversary stereo mix. …

Loneliness

At AXPONA 2017 Two Phono Preamp Designers Show Their Newest Designs

At AXPONA 2017 Channel D's Rob Robinson demoed his brand new Seta L20 phono preamp, a costly "no holds barred" design (upwards of $50,000, price TBD) …

Audiophile

AXPONA 2017 Marketplace Walk Through

Take a walk through the AXPONA 2017 Marketplace with AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer<p>The photo at the top is of the latest Anvil turntable. We …

Turntables

At AXPONA 2017 Clearaudio Introduces New Charisma Moving Magnet Cartridge

At AXPONA 2017 Clearaudio introduced the Charisma, a new $2000 moving magnet cartridge.<p>A Clearaudio spokesperson described the new cartridge as "the …

Audiophile

Cool Cleveland Interviews AnalogPlanet Editor Michael Fremer

Day one at AXPONA 2017 has come and gone. The show was reasonably well-attended for a Friday, which usually draws retirees, the independently …

fremer

Sam Records Releases Thelonious Monk's "Les liaisons dangereuses 1960" For RSD 2017

Music composed for films is by definition precisely timed and intended to mirror or at least complement the on screen action. Of course that’s not …

Civil Rights

Ortofon's Leif Johannsen Stopped By Today

Ortofon's Chief Officer of Acoustics and Technology Leif Johannsen and Dee Hustinova, Ortofon U.S. General Manager stopped over today to show me a …

Munich

AnalogPlanet Radio's "Island Records Special" WFDU HD2 Radio Show Streams Now

When Stereophile deadlines loom, AnalogPlanet content suffers. Nothing can be done. But the radio show must go on so this week's show is all Island …

Bob Marley

AnalogPlanet Radio's "Motown From Original Stereo Vinyl" WFDU HD2 Radio Show Streams Now

Today's show is all-Motown sourced almost exclusively from original stereo pressings. Well, there's one curve-ball: The Clash's "Hitsville U.K.", …

Music

VPI Launches New Prime Scout Turntable

VPI recently launched a new Prime Scout turntable that refines the original Scout 'table, which has been in production for many years.<p>In addition to …

Turntables

Rhino's 29 Title Record Store Day Drop!

Here's a complete listing of Rhino's extensive Record Store Day April 2017 offerings including singles and picture discs.. The company has obviously …

Vinyl Records

Legacy's Vault-Opening Tenth Anniversary Record Store Day Swag

Legacy recently announced its swag for the April 22nd 2017 tenth Record Store Day, proving cynics wrong who claim Record Store Day is "so …

Vinyl Records

"Larry Young In Paris" From Resonance Records A Must Have

Over the past decade or so vinyl-loving jazz enthusiasts have been treated to a series of previously unreleased but significant recordings discovered …

Vinyl Records

Throw Away Your Old AudioQuest Carbon Fiber Brush!

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 …

Carbon Fiber

Audio Porn Experiment Part #1 and #2

The other day, after comparing two power conditioners that produced very different sonic results in my system, and writing a Stereophile review, I …

68 Years Later, McIntosh Launches Its First Stand-Alone Phono Preamplifier

Some may find it difficult to believe, but the new $2000 solid-state McIntosh MP100 phono preamplifier is the sixty eight year old company’s first …

Audiophile