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AnalogPlanet June 2019

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IGOR, Tyler, the Creator's True Masterpiece, is Essential Listening
Hours before its release, Tyler, the Creator tweeted a set of listening instructions to anxious fans about to hear his new magnum opus IGOR. “This is not Bastard. This is not Goblin. This is not Wolf. This is not Cherry Bomb. This is not Flower Boy. This is IGOR. Pronounced eee-gore. Don't go into this expecting a rap album.

Sumiko's Songbird is a New, Moderately Priced High Output Moving Coil Cartridge
Any resemblance between Sumiko's $899 “Songbird” high output moving coil cartridge and the rest of the Reference line's “bird” cartridges—the $1249 Blackbird (available in both low and high output versions) and the new $1899 “open architecture” flagship Starling is strictly intentional.

"Aretha's Gold" Is Limited to 4000 Copies and Should Already Be Souled Out!
Mobile Fidelity's double 45rpm reissue of Aretha's Gold (originally issued in 1969 as Atlantic SD 8227) gets off to not such a great sonic start because though "I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)" and "Do Right Woman-Do Right Man" are musical classics that belong at the head of the hits lineup

1st Edition

This Story Ran in The New York Daily News January 7th 1992
The reporter called me "Mitchell" Fremer, and you might not recognize me in the photo taken 27 years ago, but the words will be familiar. I laid it all out in 1992 and I was correct! I had completely forgotten about this story and didn't even have a copy. I found it among my wife's aunt's papers.

Vinyl Me, Please Reissues Buddy Guy's "Left My Blues In San Francisco"
Buddy Guy's 1967 Chess release--his first-- has nothing to do with San Francisco, nor was it recorded July of 1967 though the jacket says it was. No big deal. Someone (probably Leonard Chess) chose to reference San Francisco because "flower power" was happening and it seemed like a good way to grab the white kids' interest.

EISA (Expert Imaging and Sound Association) 2019 Highlights
Founded in 1982 by the editors-in-chiefs from five European photography magazines to select the "camera of the year", EISA has grown to international stature and now includes groups covering Hi-fi, home theater, mobile phones, in-car electronics and other categories.

From The Archives: Analog Corner #118
On November 17, 2004, Shure Brothers announced the discontinuation of its legendary V15VxMR moving-magnet phono cartridge, bringing to a close 40 years of V15 cartridges, beginning with the original V15, introduced in 1964 at the then-outrageous price of $62.50.

Munich 2019 Show Coverage Is Here!
Editor Michael Fremer wraps up his reports from the event.

SAT's Marc Gomez Introduces at The Audio Salon June 1st the New XD1 Record Player System
SAT presents the new XD1 Record Player System in the U.S. at an exclusive event on June 1st from 12pm-6pm at The Audio Salon in Santa Monica, CA. SAT's designer and founder, Marc Gomez, will go through the design and development of his latest CF1 and LM series of arms and explain the differences between them and the original SAT Pickup Arm.

Vertere Acoustics' Touraj Moghaddam at The Voice That Is June 1st
Saturday, June 1, 2019: Doug White, of The Voice That Is, in cooperation with the Philadelphia Area Audio Group and the New Jersey Audio Society, hosts a vinyl event featuring Vertere Acoustics and Touraj Moghaddam, Designer.

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