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“Electric Ladyland” Box Set Panic! Calm Down, Please!

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

During last fall’s “Blues Masters at the Crossroads” concert weekend at Chad Kassem’s Blue Heaven studios, attendees were invited to tour Quality Record Pressings where workers were busy assembling the just-released Electric Ladyland box set containing a Bernie Grundman all-analog remastering from the original analog tapes of the double LP set, a double LP of early takes, a double LP of Jimi Hendrix Experience Live at the Hollywood Bowl, a Blu-ray disc containing a 96/24 high resolution version of the original double LP, a 5.1 channel Eddie Kramer mix at 96/24 resolution and an expanded documentary including interviews with the late Chas Chandler, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding and in-the-studio footage.
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On “Birdcage” Sophia Pfister Bares More Than Her Soul

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

To help pay for her self-funded debut EP Sophia Pfister worked in a mortuary. Now, two years later, she’s released her first LP—also self-funded. Since that first effort she’s expanded her web presence on her own website as well as on most social media platforms and streaming services. Most importantly, she’s steadily gigged, performing live around the Los Angeles area.
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Artist: 
Sophia Pfister
Album: 
Birdcage
Cred Label: 
No Label Credit and No Catalog Number (!!!!)
Cred Prod: 
Tom Weir, Andrew Schwartz, John Shanks
Cred Eng: 
Tom Weir, Andrew Schwartz, Paul Lamalfa
Cred Mix: 
Andrew Schwartz, Paul Lamalfa
Cred Mast: 
Tom Weir (lacquers cut by Dave Polster
To help pay for her self-funded debut EP Sophia Pfister worked in a mortuary.
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Soundsmith Revamps Cartridge Lineup With New ES Series

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Peekskill New York based Soundsmith launched at last October’s RMAF a new ES line of moving cartridges that includes ES versions of their Otello, The Voice, Aida, Carmen MKII, Zephyr MKIII, Zephyr MIMIC, Hyperion, Paua MKII, and Sussuro MKII.

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SME Importer Bluebird Music Reduces Prices on All SME Turntables and Tonearms

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

North American SME importer Bluebird Music recently announced “significant” across the board price reductions on all SME products, effective November 23, 2018.

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Blue Note Records Announces “Spirit & Time” Blue Note Review Volume Two

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

The Blue Note Review subscription box set series returns with “customer feedback” based improved Volume Two. You’ll like both what’s in the box and what the label has done to improve its overall quality. Plus it will be easier to obtain than was the first set, limited to 1500 copies. Volume Two will be a 2000 set edition.

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Analog Corner #102

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Sumiko’s Blackbird phono cartridge


Bose ran a full-page ad for its Wave radio a few weeks ago in the New York Times. The headline was “Proof That Great Ideas Get Heard.” The company patted itself on the back for winning a technology award for the radio from “Forbes ASAP.” The award cites the Wave as being one of 15 “world-changing” technological breakthroughs, on an equal footing with Bell’s telephone, Edison’s light bulb, and the invention of the CD.


When I read that, my morning coffee went up my nose and back into the cup.

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Audio Video Show Warsaw, Day 3

By | November 25th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Here’s the third and final video shot at Audio Video Show 2018, Warsaw, Poland that concluded November, 18th. Almost all of this footage was from the PGE Narodowy football (soccer) stadium exhibits (Thumbnail is radio interview conducted at the stadium, show organizer Adam Mokrzycki on right).

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Jeff Beck’s “Wired” from Analogue Productions is a Mixed Bag

By | November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

By the time Jeff Beck recorded 1976’s platinum-selling Wired, the former Yardbirds guitarist had moved on from the blues rock of the 60s and chased a new musical obsession: fusion. With George Martin at the production desk, and prominently accompanied by Jan Hammer on synthesizer, Narada Michael Walden on drums, Wilbur Bascomb on bass, and Max Middleton on Clavinet, Beck recorded an entirely instrumental album of fusion material.
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Artist: 
Jeff Beck
Album: 
Wired
Cred Label: 
Analogue Productions APP-081 2 200g 45rpm LPs
Cred Prod: 
George Martin and Jan Hammer
Cred Eng: 
Various
Cred Mix: 
Geoff Emerick and John Mills at Caribou Studios, Jan Hammer (remix)
Cred Mast: 
Ryan K.
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Ry Cooder & Manuel Galbán’s “Mambo Sinuendo” Again “In-Print” on Vinyl

By | November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Winner of the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album, this sublime collaboration with Cuban guitar great Manuel Galbán was issued on vinyl for a blink of the eye and was quickly out of print. Now it’s again available on vinyl.

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Audio Video Show 2018 Warsaw Poland Day 2

By | November 21st, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Walk through the Campanile Golden Tulip and Radisson Sobieski Hotel exhibits at Audio Video Show 2018 Warsaw with AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer.

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