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AnalogPlanet Aug 2019

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2nd Edition

Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 Vols. 1&2 For the First Time!
This extraordinary blues festival staged on an athletic field at the University of Michigan, Friday through Sunday August 1-3 in-between the moon landing and Woodstock, was almost lost to time--except to the 10,000 or so mostly white high school and college kids lucky enough to have the good fortune (and taste) to attend.

Jack Oblivian & The Dream Killers' Garage Rock Album Lost Weekend Gets The Adrenalin Pumping!
Memphis based "garage rocker" Jack (Yarber) Oblivian, formerly with Johnny Vomit & the Dry Heaves among other groups, recently released this adrenalin charge on Black & Wyatt Records and someone (I don't know who) sent it my way thinking I might like it even though the sound is, let's say "primitive".

David Bowie VH1 Storytellers Limited Edition 2 LP Set Drops October 11th
David Bowie's 1999 VH1 Storytellers appearance before invited guests in an intimate setting and recorded August 23, 1999 at The Manhattan Center's Grand Ballroom was first issued on CD/DVD and as a download 10 years later.

Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Edition Heard on a Real Stereo System!
The misaligned stars leading to yesterday's Dolby screening room software malfunction (you know the story), aligned today. I was on 58th and 3rd at Innovative Audio to spin vinyl and Guy Hayden was just finishing up today's three Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Edition demos (which went off without a glitch).

Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Edition First Listen!
This morning at mid-town Manhattan's Dolby Theater (1350 6th Avenue) I got a chance to hear excerpts from Giles Martin's new 50th Anniversary Abbey Road remix in the small, 24 seat screening room filled with invited press, SiriusXM Beatles channel people, others, and members of Ringo Starr's band who were in New York, having played there the previous evening.

Mind-Pop Revolution's Presslift Record Stabilizer/Tonearm Lifter
Mind-Pop Revolution's Presslift is a complex, approximately 1.6 pound machined brass record stabilizer that is also designed to act as an end of side tone arm lift.

AnalogPlanet in Switzerland Visits HiFiction (Thales TTs, arms, EMT cartridges)
Turbenthal, Switzerland based HiFiction precision-manufactures Thales tangential tracking pivoted pick up arms, battery powered turntables and most recently acquired and now manufactures in-house EMT phono cartridges and a new MC step up transformer.

1st Edition

Woodstock 50th Anniversary "Peace of Stage" and 5 Vinyl LP Back To The Garden Sweepstakes
Register to win one of five actual pieces of the original 1969 Woodstock stage (Value $99.00 ea) or a Back To The Garden - 50th Anniversary Collection 5 Vinyl LP set (Value $124.98) we are giving away.

Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Special Releases Coming September 27th
The Beatles Abbey Road gets the expected 50th anniversary treatment on September 27th UMe announced today, which coincidentally is the 50th anniversary of the famous walk across the street photo shoot that became the iconic album cover.

Just Released: 2 LP and 4 LP Editions of The Art Ensemble of Chicago's We Are On the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration
Last April, the iconic, innovative and internationally renowned force in avant-garde music The Art Ensemble of Chicago released their 50th anniversary celebratory album We Are On The Edge. Erased Tapes just issued two vinyl editions of this release, one a double LP studio session featuring a newly assembled group of musicians performing new versions of works spanning the past 50 years, some never before recorded, plus new compositions.

Acoustic Sounds Acquires, Commences Selling Disc Doctor Record Cleaning Products
Acoustic Sounds just announced the acquisition and re-introduction of Disc Doctor record cleaning products (cleaning fluids, applicator brushes, etc.), long considered by both consumers and professionals to be among the finest available.

Newvelle Records Live On Stage and In the Studio September 3-8 In New York City
The by-subscription jazz vinyl-only label Newvelle recently announced "Newvelle Live", a week of music on the stage and in the studio to celebrate Newvelle's 5th Anniversary. The week-long event features two New York premieres , four world premieres, and five live recording sessions.

Woodstock Back to the Garden--50th Anniversary Collection Full of Surprises
Counseloring at Camp Ma-Ho-Ge near White Lake, N.Y. the summer of 1968 was, in the summer of 1969, my ticket to drive to the back of Max Yasgur's farm traffic free and without delay. I knew the back roads--not that I thought I'd need to use them when we set out for this music and arts festival we'd seen advertised all spring and summer on the walls of the New York City subway system.

Kinks Arthur.... 50th Anniversary Box Set Drops October 25th on BMG
One of the greatest of all Kinks albums--and a concept album about emigrating from the England to Australia that still resonates, Arthur Or The Decline And Fall of The British Empire gets the limited edition 50th anniversary box set treatment and it seems as if, like the album itself there's no filler, though for those who are interested in the album but not all of the extras, those too are available.

Vinyl Me, Please Drops Perfect Al Green Call Me Reissue
If you'd have told me a few years ago when Vinyl Me, Please launched, that within a few years the curated based vinyl subscription service would be at the top of the vinyl reissue heap, I'd have said you've been inhaling too many PVC fumes. But here we are with a vinyl reissue that's perfect in every way.

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