Vinyl Records

Sgt. Pepper Wasn’t Broken. So They Fixed It.

For the Sgt. Pepper 50th anniversary remix, good intentions and modern technology revitalize a classic album.<br>Read More

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Buffalo Tom's Let Me Come Over Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The musicians and music that you love. Mostly it's all about timing. Whether it reminds you of a happy(ier) time in life or a much-younger, …

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Sonic Mania Vinyl Album Announced

SEGA and Data Discs have announced a special Sonic Mania vinyl album.<p>According to Data Discs' product page, pre-orders will go live mid-July. The …

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Technics SL-1200GR turntable, for DJs or audiophiles or both?

The Technics SL-1200GR may look like a DJ turntable, but it’s also a superb turntable for everybody else.<p>When I play LPs for non-audiophiles old enough to have grown up with vinyl, they can't get over how quiet my records are. They remember LPs with lots of pops, clicks, scratches and rumble, but …

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Start the presses: How vinyl production was reinvented from the ground up

For the past ten years, the world of vinyl production has been spinning faster and faster.<p>The record revival has been a well-publicized success story …

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CLASSIC VINYL: Pet Sounds, one of the greatest albums ever made

<b>Pet Sounds: The Beach Boys, originally released in 1966</b><p>Without Pet Sounds, The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper might never have been made.<p>Pet Sounds was …

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Neil Young's Out-of-Print 'Decade' Collection Has Been Remastered and Reissued

Neil Young‘s classic triple-LP compilation <i>Decade</i> has been remastered and reissued.<p>The collection, a cornerstone record for any serious music fan back …

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At Cow Records in Ocean Beach, one man keeps the vinyls spinning

In the heart of Ocean Beach, sandwiched between two pubs along bustling Newport Avenue, lies Cow Records. Pleasant tunes from numerous generations …

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Lovely tour of Jack White's Detroit vinyl record plant

Kevin Dupzyk got a behind-the-scenes tour of Third Man Records' new vinyl pressing plant in Detroit, where the art and craftsmanship of vinyl …

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Crate Diggers: Joe Goddard

<b>“I love playing stuff that other DJs might just fucking hate.”</b><p>When Joe Goddard takes the stage at Prince Charles, an intimate dance venue in Berlin’s …

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Brian Wilson releases new anthology spanning 30 years of solo recordings

June 23, 2017 In News<p><b>Playback touches on nine solo albums.</b><p>Brian Wilson is releasing a new anthology collecting music from the last thirty years, …

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Lost recordings from pre-revolution Iran collected on vinyl

June 23, 2017 In News<p><b>Gorgeous, eerily evocative soundtrack rescued from tape.</b><p>Co-founder of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, a collection of lost …

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A first look at the new Technics SL-1210GR - is it worth the price?

<b>At under half the price of Technics’ flagship SL-1200G reboot unveiled last year [£1,299 as opposed to £2,799], the SL-1200GR (and new black</b> …

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Home Grown: The Aphex Twin collector with a Condesa rotary mixer

June 25, 2017 In Features<p><b>Because every record collection has a story.</b><p>Home Grown is our series profiling you lot and your excellent record …

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Why Do My Vinyl Records Sound Bad?

<b>Q</b> I received an el-cheapo Victrola Vintage turntable for Father’s Day. Bypassing the built-in speakers, I eagerly connected the turntable’s RCA …

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Mark Levinson No.536 monoblock power amplifier

Dinesh Paliwal, CEO of Harman International Industries, was addressing engineers and the audio press in a crowded conference room at the opening of …

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The Beatles, Kraftwerk, Sikth, ESG, Alice Coltrane and more

Reviewed this month with the windows open, in weather hot enough to warp records, this month <b>theartsdesk on Vinyl</b> casts two ears over 34 releases, …

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All-In-One Turntable Pairs Vinyl Records And Wireless Streaming

Vinyl lovers can sync old and new with this updated turntable that upgrades sound quality while linking to other modern technologies<p>Seeking to update …

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AnalogueWorks Zero turntable

My main task is to describe an audio component's basic character. How was it made? How did it fit into my system? How effectively did it deliver …

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Limited Edition Black Sabbath MQA Crucifix!

<i>The Ten Year War</i> is a new Black Sabbath Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set containing the band's first 8 albums. And more. . .<p>Arriving on September 29th …

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Apple Said to Seek Lower Rate in New Deals With Record Labels - Bloomberg

Apple Inc. is seeking to reduce record labels’ share of revenue from streaming, part of negotiations to revise the iPhone maker’s overall …

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Discogs and Studio One reissue Freddie McKay's Picture on the Wall

June 22, 2017 In News<p><b>Discogs’ first ever reissue project.</b><p>Legendary reggae label Studio One has teamed up with Discogs to reissue Freddie McKay’s …

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Pet Sounds In The Key of Dee: Bullion on his Beach Boys x J Dilla mixtape

<b>Bullion revisits his now legendary ode to J Dilla, ten years on.</b><p>Ten years ago Nathan Jenkins aka Bullion sat down at his computer with an expanded …

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Greg Fox announces new free jazz-inspired LP The Gradual Progression

June 22, 2017 In News<p><b>Cites Pharaoh Sanders and Don Cherry as influences.</b><p>Drummer and producer Greg Fox will release new LP <i>The Gradual Progression</i> on …

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RANKED: The 20 best albums of 2017 so far, according to critics

We're halfway through the year in music, and 2017 has already produced a number of innovative albums from acclaimed artists.<p>Critical heavyweights like Kendrick Lamar and The XX started the year off strongly with "DAMN." and "I See You," their respective, critically lauded LPs.<p>Last week, New Zealand …

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This new modular record frame allows you to display and play your vinyl

June 21, 2017 In News<p><b>Not just for show.</b><p>Want to display your album artwork on the wall and have access to the record to play it? Record Roots is the …

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An essential guide to French jazz on vinyl

<b>No country in Europe has so successfully assimilated jazz into its musical history as France.</b><p>For many American jazz musicians, France was something …

Jack White, Third Man spotlighted in Popular Mechanics

The ‘Made in America’ issue also highlights one product made in each state, including Wolverine work boots of Rockford

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RÓSA tackle “straightfoward pop” with aplomb on the uplifting “Alone”

RÓSA’s distinct sound will slot comfortably into many an existing record collection, with yearning vocals from lead singer Will Winters. “Alone” …

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Numero Group unveil new yacht rock compilation Seafaring Strangers

June 21, 2017 In News<p><b>Blue-eyed soul.</b><p>Donning Bermudas and espadrilles, land-locked reissue label Numero Group are singing in the summer with a new …

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