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Michael Fremer  |  Aug 25, 2016  |  18 comments
Legendary recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder passed away today at age 91. The great jazz engineer and friend to many musical greats began his recording career as an amateur enthusiast in 1952, using the living room of his parents' Hackensack home at 25 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, New Jersey.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 17, 2016  |  25 comments
Saturday August 13th was "Vinyl Day". Barnes & Noble celebrated with events and guest speakers at many of their stores nationwide. Analogplanet editor Michael Fremer was invited to speak at the Paramus, New Jersey store and a looped segment of his DVD "It's a Vinyl World After All" played in all of the stores along with other video material.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 12, 2016  |  41 comments
The Electric Recording Company (ERC) just announced a Prestige monophonic jazz reissue series sourced from the original master tapes licensed from label owner Concord Music Group.
Michael Fremer  |  Aug 11, 2016  |  3 comments
Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 will be released September 9th on double vinyl and double CD.

The 26 track album features alternative versions, mixes and previously unreleased recordings from The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and solo material, all remastered for this compilation, which Third Man calls "the essential Jack White songwriting collection.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 11, 2016  |  8 comments
This Saturday is "Vinyl Day" at Barnes & Noble stores throughout America. I will be appearing at the Barnes & Noble store on Route 17 in Paramus, New Jersey, at 2PM.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 11, 2016  |  7 comments
Sound&Vision writer Bob Ankosko just filed this story about a record store in Milltown, NJ that I'm sure analogPlanet readers will enjoy reading.
Michael Fremer  |  Aug 11, 2016  |  4 comments
The German MPS label has just released five excellent jazz albums originally released in the early 1970s under the supervision of noted German audio journalist and record producer Dirk Sommer. All have been mastered AAA from the original master tapes by mastering engineer Christoph Stickel, who was responsible for the Oscar Peterson box set Exclusively For My Friends.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 10, 2016  |  20 comments
ABKCO today announced the long expected Rolling Stones16 LP MONO box set, due September 30th.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 03, 2016  |  10 comments
Analogplanet Radio was introduced here a year ago today. Now on the first anniversary of that announcement all of the WFMU HD Radio shows can be accessed in one place on the Analogplanet website.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 01, 2016  |  26 comments
I received a spread sheet earlier in the year estimating how many records would be pressed in 2016. The total was well in excess of 80,000,000 (yes, eighty million).

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 01, 2016  |  21 comments
"All Things Must Pass", the must-see documentary on the rise and fall of the Tower Records chain, comes to DVD September 13th through MVD

 |  Aug 01, 2016  |  7 comments
The second David Bowie box set centered around his so-called "American Period" ships in September.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 16, 2016  |  9 comments
During my visit to Audio-Technica in Machida City, Tokyo, Japan, I was I given a tour of the factory, which mostly produces microphones along with some headphone components. Other than the new ART1000, all of the cartridge manufacturing and assembly takes place either at another factory in Fukui, Japan or at an Audio-Technica owned factory in China.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 16, 2016  |  5 comments
Yosuke Koizumi, 36, who took over the ART 1000's final production supervision brought some of his 45rpm collection on the second day of my visit...perhaps to assure me that he's way into vinyl and not just doing a "job”.

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