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Graham Nash Talks About the Release of “Over the Years”— A Retrospective With A Twist

By | June 19th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

AnalogPlanet last spoke with Graham Nash in 2016 upon the release of This Path Tonight, his latest collection of new songs. On June 29th RHINO will issue Over the Years a new 30 track, 15 song CD retrospective also available on vinyl as a 15 song double LP set. Over the Years includes songs originally released on CSN and CSN&Y albums as well as songs from the records he made with David Crosby and of course from his solo albums beginning with 1971’s “Songs For Beginners”.
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Analog Corner #85

By | June 11th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

A.J. van den Hul’s vintage, limited-edition Thorens Reference turntable was a hit at the 2002 Frankfurt Show.


“I was worried about doing it,” Speakers Corner‘s Kai Seemann told me. “If it didn’t sell, I’d be out a substantial sum, but I took a chance and pressed 1500 copies, figuring if I did manage to sell them all, it would probably take three years.”


Seemann was talking about Ella Fitzgerald’s legendary 1950s Gershwin Song Book boxed set, originally released on Verve, which his reissue label had meticulously reproduced on vinyl.

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“On the Radio” Exhibit at San Francisco International Airport

By | June 7th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Heading home after addressing the San Francisco Audiophile Society last April, your editor noticed and video’d this cool exhibition of old radios on display at SFA. He’s always got you on his mind. Well often anyway.

Analog “Guru” Wally Malewicz R.I.P.

By | June 7th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Cocteau Twins “Head Over Heels” Reissued by 4AD

By | June 6th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Sounding more like the recording engineer accidentally fed only the reverb buss to the 2 channel master instead of the intended mix of “dry and wet”, the Cocteau Twins’ ethereal, reverb drenched Head Over Heels released in 1983 became a much imitated template for “wave”, “shoe gazing” and other musical genres that followed in its wake.
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Artist: 
Cocteau Twins
Album: 
Head Over Heels
Cred Label: 
4AD CAD 3709 180g LP+ MP3 download card
Cred Prod: 
Cocteau Twins and John Fryer
Cred Eng: 
Jon Turner
Cred Mix: 
Jon Turner
Cred Mast: 
N/A
Sounding more like the recording engineer accidentally fed only the reverb buss to the 2 channel master instead of the intended mix of “dry and wet”, the Cocteau Twins’ ethereal, reverb drenched Head Over Heels released in 1983 became a much imitated template for “wave”, “shoe gazing” and other musical genres that followed in its wake.
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Spinroad Vinyl Factory, A New Pressing Plant, Opens in Gothenburg, Sweden

By | June 5th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Spinroad Vinyl Factory just opened within Spinneriet (The Cotton Mill), an old textile factory located in the outskirts of Gothenburg, Sweden. It’s currently Sweden’s only pressing plant. Currently the facility has two presses. Of course they are the new Pheenix Alpha presses made in Solna, Sweden. For now lacquer cutting and plating is done in The Netherlands (probably at Record Industry) but the company hopes to eventually add that to the in-house mix.

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“Buddy Holly” Sounding Better Than Ever on This Analogue Productions 200g Reissue

By | June 5th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Buddy Holly’s last album before “the day the music died” released in 1958 belongs in every rock-based record collection. It’s not even a close call. And this reissue sourced from the original analog tapes still in superb condition and cut by Kevin Gray is by far the best sounding edition ever.
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Buddy Holly
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Buddy Holly
Cred Label: 
Coral/Analogue Productions CRL 57210/APP 107 200g mono LP
Cred Prod: 
Norman Petty
Cred Eng: 
Norman Petty
Cred Mix: 
Norman Petty
Cred Mast: 
Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Buddy Holly’s last album before “the day the music died” released in 1958 belongs in every rock-based record collection.
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Duck Baker’s “Les Blues Du Richmond: Demos and Outtakes 1973-1979”

By | June 5th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

In his 2017 liner notes for this new release, finger style guitarist/musicologist Duck Baker writes “It may seem obvious that folkies would not want to hear some kid trying to sound like Eric Dolphy with a nylon-strung guitar, but back in the 1960s and early ’70s this was not quite so clear-cut. Sandy Bull had recorded with Ornette’s drummer Billy Higgins, after all, and people did talk about blending genres quite a bit (they still do talk about it, anyway).
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Artist: 
Duck Baker
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Les Blues Du Richmond: Demos and Outtakes 1973-1979
Cred Label: 
Tompkins Square TSQ 5517 LP
Cred Prod: 
Marty Gary, Stefan Grossman
Cred Eng: 
Joe Sheets (side 1), Nic Kinsey (side 2)
Cred Mix: 
N/A
Cred Mast: 
Jo Lizzi and Ben Young (transfers, mastering, no lacquer cutting credit)
In his 2017 liner notes for this new release, finger style guitarist/musicologist Duck Baker writes “It may seem obvious that folkies would not want to hear some kid trying to sound like Eric Dolphy with a nylon-strung guitar, but back in the 1960s and early ’70s this was not quite so clear-cut.
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“Gene Clark” Coming Soon AAA From Intervention

By | June 5th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

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Katie Mahan Plays Gershwin (Direct-to-Disc)

By | June 5th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

It takes nerves of steel and a healthy serving of humility to agree to record direct-to-disc a solo piano recital but that’s what Katie Mahan signed on for here. The results are both musically and sonically rewarding.
Mahan gave her first piano recital at age 6, having decided at age 4 that she wanted to be a concert pianist after attending a performance of Gershwin’s “American in Paris”. From her online bio:
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Artist: 
Katie Mahan
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Katie Mahan Plays Gershwin
Cred Label: 
Berliner Meister Schallplatten BMS 1706V 180g Direct to Disc LP
Cred Prod: 
Rainer Maillard and Stephan Flock
Cred Eng: 
Stephan Flock
Cred Mix: 
Stephan Flock
Cred Mast: 
Rainer Maillard
It takes nerves of steel and a healthy serving of humility to agree to record direct-to-disc a solo piano recital but that’s what Katie Mahan signed on for here.
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