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Jack White’s Contributions to Tyler’s <i>IGOR</i> Barely Used (AnalogPlanet Exclusive)

By | July 19th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

In my earlier review of Tyler, the Creator’s magnum opus IGOR, I note that Jack White plays with a less distorted tone than usual the guitar solo on album closer “ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?”. This information comes from Tyler’s Apple Music album release concert and remains the “official” word on the subject (the album credits make no mention of White, even though Tyler announced White’s musical presence on the LP two days after its release).

Jack White’s Contributions to Tyler’s <i>IGOR</i> Barely Used (AnalogPlanet Exclusive)

By | July 19th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

In my earlier review of Tyler, the Creator’s magnum opus IGOR, I note that Jack White plays with a less distorted tone than usual the guitar solo on album closer “ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?”. This information comes from Tyler’s Apple Music album release concert and remains the “official” word on the subject (the album credits make no mention of White, even though Tyler announced White’s musical presence on the LP two days after its release).

Creedence Clearwater Revival Live at Woodstock 50 Years Later on 2 LPs

By | July 18th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

It looks like the 50th anniversary of Woodstock concert is off, but Craft Recordings celebrates anyway with the release on August 2nd,, finally of Live At Woodstock CCR’s late Sunday evening performance at the original Woodstock, 1969.

AnalogPlanet Tours darTZeel Factory in Geneva, Switzerland

By | July 18th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

If you search Stereophile’s website under darTZeel founder Hervé Delétraz’s name you’ll find his multi-part “DIY” story posted in 2000. Since his “DIY” days, Mr. Delétraz has gone on to design and manufacture a series of sonically stunning and visually distinctive high performance darTZeel audio products.

The 9 Year old Marantz SR8001 7.1 A/V Receiver Gets Better Over Time

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Meet our newest reviewer, 17 year old Caleb Attaway. Caleb lives northwest of Atlanta, Georgia and is going into his senior year of high school at Living Science Home Studies, Inc., which is half home school and half private school. In the future Caleb will review records and new audio gear.

Vanatoo’s Transparent Zero Speakers Offer Great Convenience & Satisfying Desktop Sound

By | July 10th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Today’s budding audiophiles have more introductory options than ever. Available and (fairly) affordable are introductory turntable systems, great headphones, headphone amps, DACs, and… desktop speakers?

Enter the minds of Vanatoo, the company founded by experienced audio enthusiasts Gary Gesellchen and Rick Kernen. Gesellchen’s background includes decades of speaker designing and building, while Kernen has worked for over 35 years in micro-processing. Their speakers are aimed at those who “care about music, want something that sounds good, and also understand that they shouldn’t be forced to sacrifice convenience for quality,” Gesellchen told me in an email exchange.

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Third Man To Release on 2, 2 LP Volumes First Ever Music From <i>Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969</i>

By | July 9th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Third Man Records will release on Friday August 2nd, previously unheard live recordings from the 1969 Ann Arbor Blues Festival. The 50th anniversary release includes live performances from Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Son House, B.B. King, Magic Sam, T-Bone Walker, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Big Mama Thornton, Otis Rush and many others.

After the Outrage: UMe’s <i>Birth of the Cool</i> Reissue Reconsidered

By | July 6th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

After calming down following the original Birth of the Cool review I took a deep breath and listened again. What’s more i realized I had two more versions of the record: a Dutch Odeon pressing (lime green Capitol label) from 1972 (5C052 80 798) with a different cover that you can pick up on Discogs for a few bucks, and a mysterious one from I believe a German label called Good Buy (Good Buy 2 F 671045) released around the same time as Classic’s, which remains the best sounding available and so costs well over $100 on Discogs.
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Buzzcocks <i>a different kind of tension</i> Reissued by Domino

By | July 5th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Domino has just re-issued two of The Buzzcocks’ four albums with the sticker on the masterful classic a different kind of tension reading “Sourcing the original ¼” tapes for the first time since the original 1979 release.”
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Buzzcocks
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a different kind of tension
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Domino REWIGLP128 180g LP
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Martin Rushent
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Martin Rushent
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Martin Rushent
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Tim Debney at Fluid Mastering, London
Domino has just re-issued two of The Buzzcocks’ four albums with the sticker on the masterful classic a different kind of tension reading “Sourcing the original ¼” tapes for the first time since the original 1979 release.”
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With the Donatello Gold MC Cartridge Gold Note Plays “The Price Is Right”

By | July 5th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

The first item up for bids today on “The Price is Right” is Gold Note’s Donatello Gold moving coil cartridge! Vacuous bimbette hostess, tell us all about it!

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