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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.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 04, 2013  |  8 comments
A reader alerted me to "Feedbands"—a unique vinyl subscription service. You pay them $19.95 a month and each month Feedbands sends you a new 180g vinyl record of a new band or artist they really like
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 04, 2013  |  1 comments
New York's Archive of Contemporary Music (ARC) announces its "Swinging Summer Record Sale" beginning Saturday June 8th through Sunday June 16th from 11AM to 6PM
Michael Fremer  |  May 31, 2013  |  0 comments
T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013 is underway and coverage will begin later today. I participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony with John Atkinson, Robert Harley and Dr. David Robinson wearing the GoPro camera so you could see the event from my perspective but the camera was accidentally set to 'still' and I didn't get the video.
Michael Fremer  |  Apr 21, 2013  |  49 comments
The line snaked down the block outside of Music Merchant in Westwood, NJ the morning of Record Store Day April 20th 2013. It was 7:30 AM well before I got there, you can be sure. Others told me about the scene, including the store's owner.

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