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Michael Fremer  |  Sep 05, 2013  |  4 comments
Let's clarify a confusing situation once and for all. ORG, which has issued dozens of great double 45rpm titles from the Decca/London and Sony/BMG catalog (among others), including the recently reviewed B,S&T album, and ORG Music are not the same company!
Michael Fremer  |  Sep 04, 2013  |  6 comments
ORG announced today an upcoming series of double 45rpm 180g releases from the Sony/BMG catalog.
Michael Fremer  |  Sep 04, 2013  |  18 comments
Nick Drake's sublime debut album Five Leaves Left was reportedly going to be sourced from digital because the master proved unusable and that is indeed the case.
Michael Fremer  |  Aug 08, 2013  |  10 comments
Vinyl fans began lining up at 8:00AM in front of the Lincoln Center Plaza home of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts for a 22,000 LP sale. The records were culled from the collection of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archive of Recorded Sound.
Michael Fremer  |  Jul 22, 2013  |  10 comments
The plan is to post links tomorrow to the 10 96/24 FLAC files of Myra Taylor's "Spider and The Fly" from her My Night to Dream album (APO 2017) released in 2000 as a double 45rpm 180g LP by Analogue Productions, reproduced using the 9 cartridges identified in a previous post plus the Ortofon Anna on the Continuum Caliburn.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 13, 2013  |  97 comments
Don't speak ill of the dead is commonly accepted wisdom to which I almost always subscribe. However, an Amar Bose obituary in today's New York Times by Glenn Rifkin that read more like an advertisement than an obit forces my hand.

The obit writer claims the Bose Corporation "..became synonymous with high quality audio systems..." and that "His speakers, though expensive, earned a reputation for bringing concert-hall quality audio into the home." Really?

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 09, 2013  |  30 comments
Most of us are convinced that the media regularly underreports record sales. It seems that Nielsen/Soundscan's numbers can't possible be correct, nor does it seem likely they have the ability to dig deeply into the sales portals where much of the vinyl activity occurs.
Michael Fremer  |  Jul 02, 2013  |  13 comments
ORG today announced a Roy Orbison reissue project that will bring to the 45rpm format Lonely and Blue and In Dreams, two of Roy's early Monument albums.
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 20, 2013  |  38 comments
According to mastering engineer Chris Bellman, Freak Out! was cut from a digital source.
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 20, 2013  |  4 comments
John Prine's Grammy Award winning (for "Best Contemporary Folk Album") 1992 album The Missing Years will make its "long overdue" vinyl debut July 9th on his Oh Boy record label.
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 19, 2013  |  11 comments
The addition of the WOW! turntable to the Acoustic Signature line adds yet another under $2000 turntable/arm combo to a growing list of 'tables at this attractive price point.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 13, 2013  |  44 comments
The numerogroup can rest easy. An even more foolish vinyl story has just appeared online in The New Jersey Star Ledger.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 13, 2013  |  31 comments
Numerogroup's Rob Sevier has responded to my charge that his Wire piece was the "Stupidest Article Ever Written About Vinyl". And as expected, his response was infantile, petulant and utterly predictable.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 10, 2013  |  11 comments
The Arts section of today's New York Times contains a vinyl resurgence story by Allan Kozzin you're sure to enjoy reading
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 05, 2013  |  6 comments
I flew the Sunday evening 'redeye' home from T.H.E. Show Newport 2013 and without sleep appeared later Monday on Scott Wilkinson's "Home Theater Geek"podcast.

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