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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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November 17th, 2022

VMP Record of the Month is "Blonde on Blonde" Mono, RKS Cut From Analog Master Tapes!

Dylan hung around for the mono mix, split for the stereo

By: Michael Fremer

VMP's just announced December's record of the month is Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" mono edition mastered by Ryan K. Smith using the original analog master tapes.The cut appears to be from a previous one done by Ryan for Music On Vinyl in 2010. The 2010 Columbia box set was mastered by the late George Marino. The records are pressed on "blonde on blonde" colored vinyl.Listening notes by my old pal Michael Simmons. This is a record... Read More

November 2nd, 2022

After a 40 Year Pause Audio-Technica Brings Back The Sound Burger!

portable turntable updated with Bluetooth connectivity and USB-C charging cable

By: Michael Fremer

Audio-Technica just announced the return of the $199 AT-SB2022 "Sound Burger" portable record player. It's been bought back after 40 years away to help the company celebrate its 60th anniversary. The Sound Burger is a belt driven portable 33 1/3/45rpm record player driven by a high-precision DC motor. It features a die-cast aluminum alloy platter with "damping design" and is equipped with the ubiquitous Audio Technica AT3600L moving magnet... Read More

October 19th, 2022

Beatles "Revolver" Remix 4 LP "Super Deluxe" Box Set Unboxing

another outstanding presentation

By: Michael Fremer

I unbox the "Revolver" "Super Deluxe" 4 LP Edition that includes 180 gram vinyl editions of the original mono LP, the new stereo mix by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, two Sessions LPs of outtakes, rehearsals, demos and studio chat, plus a 7" bonus EP that includes the original mono and new stereo mixes of "Rain" and "Paperback Writer". The press release confused me. Apparently only me so I apologize here to the publicist and... Read More

October 18th, 2022

Beatles "Revolver" Remix Box Set Unboxing!

5 CD super deluxe 5 CD edition does not include vinyl LP

By: Michael Fremer

I just posted this "unboxing" video of the new "Revolver" re-mix deluxe 5 CD box set. It includes the original mono mix on a CD, following Harry T. Moss's original vinyl mastering notes. I thought the set would include the vinyl LP but it doesn't. However, the box set presentation is outstanding and the book is really special! Since I've not yet read or listened I've nothing else to add here. Will write a full review ASAP! Read More

October 1st, 2022

Temporal Drift Announces Les Rallizes Dénudés Reissues

The radical Japanese band’s core discography receives desperately-needed reissues

By: Malachi Lui

This week, Temporal Drift announced the first official CD and vinyl reissues of Japanese psychedelic rock band Les Rallizes Dénudés' three-album discography. Originally released on limited edition CDs in 1991, this series marks the first official vinyl and digital releases of these seminal recordings.The three albums—’67-'69 Studio et Live, Mizutani / Les Rallizes Dénudés, and ’77 Live—capture the band from their formation to their artistic height, and were... Read More