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AnalogPlanet Sep 2017

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Cable Manufacturer Morrow Audio Lures "the kids" With Used Records!
Cable manufacturer Morrow Audio recently opened a used record store on a busy Florence, Kentucky highway. 30,000 cars pass the store daily. According to Mike Morrow, "Records are a hot commodity right now among young people. The age range of those purchasing the most records are between 20 and 35. What we did was open a used record store.

Gillian Welch's "The Harrow & The Harvest" Finally on AAA Vinyl And Well Worth the Wait!
Originally released on CD in 2011 this recorded-to-tape Gillian Welch gem finally has an AAA vinyl release. Welch explains the motivation for the vinyl version in a Washington Post profile. Welch and partner David Rawlings got ahold of an early pressing of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks--an album they'd only previously heard on CD.

The Yorkshire Building Society Gets It!
What else needs to be said?

Bob Dylan-"Trouble No More-The Bootleg Series Vol. 13/1979-1981" Coming Nov. 3rd PTL!
How best to sell to the Dylan-loving fanbase his "Jesus period"? That was the question Columbia Records/Legacy Records asked itself and had to answer in order to present to the public this new set available in a deluxe 8 CD/1 DVD Box Set that's also available as a 2 CD and 4 LP configuration consisting of the Deluxe Box's first two discs.

Analog Corner #55
Sorry about starting an "Analog" column with an HDCD recommendation, but I was going through a pile of new CDs when the sound of one---Evolution, from Modern Jazz Quartet veteran John Lewis on Atlantic---almost immobilized me. The sonic presentation on this solo-piano set, recorded in January 1999, is exceptionally natural: a well-organized, harmonically and physically convincing, three-dimensional picture of a piano within the reverberant field of a real performance space.

Murray Head's Nigel Lived 2-Disc 45 RPM Set Sweepstakes
Register to win a copy of Murray Head's Nigel Lived 2-Disc 45 RPM Set from Intervention Records (retail value $38) we are giving away.

STAX Celebrates 60 Years With Limited Edition 7" Singles Box Set
Craft Recordings (a Concord Records imprint), which recently issued the 3 LP Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings just announced the Stax 7 Box Set, the first release in a year long celebration of the storied label's 60th anniversary.

Third Man Releases Three Key Muddy Waters Singles on 45rpm Vinyl
Third Man Records today released three key Muddy Waters Chess singles originally released on 78rpm shellac. The three are "Rollin' Stone" b/w "Walkin' Blues", "She's All Right" b/w "Sad, Sad Day" and "Mannish Boy" b/w "Young Fashioned Ways".

Which "A Salty Dog" is Best?
21st Century Procol Harum neglect is one of our time's most serious musical scandals if you axe me. That it took until now to get a high quality reissue of this most excellent album, while other less stellar records are one their 3rd or 4th reissue is a leading indicator of the neglect and lack of appreciation for this super group.

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Which "A Salty Dog" is Best?
21st Century Procol Harum neglect is one of our time's most serious musical scandals if you axe me. That it took until now to get a high quality reissue of this most excellent album, while other less stellar records are one their 3rd or 4th reissue is a leading indicator of the neglect and lack of appreciation for this super group.

Stephan Crump's Rhombal
Bassist, group leader and composer Stephan Crump assembled Rhombal, a two-horn, bass and drums quartet to explore a series of compositions he'd written for his late brother. "...it's a commemoration of a death well-confronted, of a spiritual evolution I witnessed in my brother during out last days together, and of how close we left each other after what had been, for many years, a very troubled relationship."

Analog Corner #54
It took a trip to the Hi-Fi News and Record Review Hi-Fi Show at the Novotel London West this past September to remind me that hi-fi is, above all else, a hobby. We're music lovers (hopefully!), but what separates us from the rest of the music-loving pack is our passion for the visceral pleasure of sound---something that has never translated to the average consumer, and probably never will. And that's fine; most are happy to hear just the bare outlines of the music.

A New Rackit Manufacturer Surfaces Just in Time
When Per Madsen retired, a guy named Jef Fowler of TwoCan Audio began making the identical modular oak frame racks. Now Fowler has apparently stopped making them too. Fortunately, Winnipeg, Canada based Ian and Janis Park have picked up the Rackit torch.

Visible Vinyl Record Displays Are On and "Off the Wall"
Chicago-based Brandon Knowlden runs a small wood shop. Among the products he sells are "Visible Vinyl" record display accessories marketed under the name "wellmade". The picture at the top shows a record jacket sitting in the wellmade stand-alone display, which sells for a very reasonable $29, available in black, walnut and oak.

"Legrand Jazz" Gets Grand IMPEX AAA Reissue
"Mood music" is how the annotation characterizes this album of medium-sized ensembles imaginatively arranged by the then still in his 20s French jazz enthusiast Michel Legrand. Previous to these 1958 sessions Legrand had released three "mood music" concept albums: I Love Paris (CL555), Columbia Album of Cole Porter (C2L4), Legrand in Rio (CL 1139) and I Love Movies (CL 1178).

R.I.P. Steely Dan Co-Founder Walter Becker
Steely Dan co-founder, guitarist and Donald Fagen's song writing partner Walter Becker died Sunday at age 67. No cause of death has been given. Becker and Fagen met in 1967 while students at Bard College. Becker had missed July concerts because of illness but was expected to "recover from a procedure" and re-join the tour.

This is the Lathe Miles Showell Used to Cut "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
The lathe in the picture, located at Abbey Road Studios, is the one Miles Showell used to cut at 1/2 speed, the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band remix. It began life as a Neumann VMS82 DMM that according to Showell had been "...routinely stripped for spares".

Technics Announces New Reference Class SP-10R Direct Drive Turntable
Technics will be showing at IFA 2017 (Berlin, Sept.1-6) a brand new edition of its legendary SP-10d direct drive turntable. The new SP-10R shown in the above picture is slated to debut in the summer of 2018. We take this as an indication of the success of Technics's 'turntable re-launch of a few years ago.

Nitty Gritty Closes Its Doors
Sad to report that record cleaning specialist Nitty Gritty is going out of business--and not because business is poor. AnalogPlanet received a reader's email containing the above image. Sadly Nitty Gritty's Gayle Van Syckle has had serious health issues and can no longer run the company (according to this letter)...

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