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December 17th, 2022

VMP to Release Original "Anthem of the Sun" Mix Cut By CB From Tape

a Lysergic experience

By: Michael Fremer

VMP's January 2023 "Record of the Month" is The Grateful Dead's "Anthem of the Sun"—the original 1968 mix not the 1971 Lesh remix—originally released on Warner Brothers-7 Arts. Chris Bellman cut lacquers using the original master tape for an AAA release. VMP does this so correctly both in terms of how they produce these records and in how they describe the process: "with AAA lacquers cut from the original master tapes by Chris... Read More

December 13th, 2022

Saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh's New AAA Kickstarter Project Is Now "Live"

Have a listen!

By: Michael Fremer

Saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh recently recorded "Vintage", a new all-analog jazz album with Kenny Barron, Joe Martin and Johnathan Blake, tracked to 30 IPS multitrack tape at Oktaven Audio, mixed to a custom, completely restored 1/2" 30 IPS Ampex 351 tube deck. Ryan Streber engineered at Oktaven, Pete Rende mixed at Brooklyn Recording.darTZeel's Hervé Delétraz recently came on board the project as the vinyl edition's Executive... Read More

December 12th, 2022

Thursday Evening 12/15 at The Audio Salon, Santa Monica—Record Collecting Made Difficult With Michael Fremer

60 years of record collecting experience concentrated into a single evening

By: Michael Fremer

This Thursday, December 15th from 4PM until 8:30PM at a special event hosted by Maier Shadi at The Audio Salon at The Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue (Gallery F1) Santa Monica, California 90404, I will be be talking about my 60 years of record collecting and offering tips on what to look for and what to avoid when buying records, both new and used. Especially used. It will be more of a conceptual discussion rather than a list of what you should buy and own,... Read More

December 6th, 2022

Listen to Neil Young’s Music with the Best Audio Fidelity on ‘Neil Young Radio High-Res’

Hi-res on Sirius/XM? Yes. Through December 16th: 96K or 192K, Both 24 Bit

By: Michael Fremer

You have to log into your Sirius/XM account and then you can hear: "...decades of Neil’s classics, tracks from his new World Record LP, and songs from his recently released Harvest 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition featuring outtakes, demos, alternate versions and live tracks."The "Harvest" link takes you to where you can order the deluxe bundle for $149.00. The most interesting thing there is a previously unseen two hour 1971 documentary film shot... Read More

December 1st, 2022

Blue Note Announces New Run of "Classic Vinyl" Reissues—January through August 2023

AAA, Kevin Gray mastered, pressed at Optimal on 180g vinyl series continues

By: Tracking Angle

Blue Note announces today a list of new, upcoming titles in its Classic Vinyl Reissue Series, the label's affordable long running series, mastered by Kevin Gray from original master tapes and pressed on 180 vinyl at Optimal. The series is curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman. The first two coming January 20th, 2023 are Grant Green's "Green is Beautiful" and Bobby Hutcherson's "San Francisco". Both are currently available for pre-order on the Blue Note Store.

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November 28th, 2022

Tracking Angle’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Finding gifts for analog obsessives gets hard. This guide simplifies it.

By: Tracking Angle

The holiday season is here, and finding good gifts for picky vinyl obsessives can be hard. To provide some suggestions and guidance, we’ve compiled the 2022 Tracking Angle Holiday Gift Guide, selecting some records, gear, and accessories that would make suitable gifts. These products are independently selected by our Michael Fremer and Malachi Lui, and are recommended based on our experiences or personal opinions of each item.

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