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AnalogPlanet Jan 2022

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John Hartford--Catalogue--Flying Fish 259--The Records You Didn't Know You Needed #9
John Hartford (1937-2001) wrote "Gentle On My Mind" which won four Grammys, was chosen by BMI as the #16 Song Of The Century, was in 1990, the fourth most played song in the history of radio, has been covered by dozens, including Elvis, Sinatra and REM and by 2017 had been downloaded 250,000+ times.

Hillary Hahn's Paris
Last year Deutsche Grammophon surprised me by releasing a double 45rpm pressing of American violinist Hilary Hahn's latest album Paris. For those not familiar, Hahn is one of the violinists of our day, selling out concert dates with major symphony orchestras around the world, and releasing a slew of well received solo albums over the last 25 years.

Hegel's Remarkable V10 Phono Preamplifier
When in the late 1980s Bent Holter started Hegel--named after The Hegel Band, a rock band in which he played, which itself must have been named for the philosopher--designing a phono preamplifier would have been the last thing on his mind, if a phono preamplifier would have been at all on his mind--at least one to manufacture.

Fozgometer V2 From Musical Surroundings
Musical Surroundings just announced a new V2 version of its Fozgometer, a highly successful azimuth adjustment tool, the original of which has sold close to 5000 units.

In "The Valley", Mastering Engineer Kevin Gray Opens Cohearent Recording A/K/A "Hackensack West"
Rudy Van Gelder turned his parents' cozy Hackensack, N.J. living room into a recording studio in which was produced, recorded and mastered some of Blue Note and Prestige's most iconic and sought-after records, or so the legend goes.

Mobile Fidelity Announces Ambitious "TBA" "One Step" Series
Mobile Fidelity recently announced a new series of "One Step" vinyl box sets that includes titles from Miles Davis, Van Halen, CS&N, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Carol King, Cannonball Adderley, James Taylor and more mostly aimed at Baby Boomer hearts and wallets. We counted 23 in all on the Music Direct website.

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In "The Valley", Mastering Engineer Kevin Gray Opens Cohearent Recording A/K/A "Hackensack West"
Rudy Van Gelder turned his parents' cozy Hackensack, N.J. living room into a recording studio in which was produced, recorded and mastered some of Blue Note and Prestige's most iconic and sought-after records, or so the legend goes.

Mobile Fidelity Announces Ambitious "TBA" "One Step" Series
Mobile Fidelity recently announced a new series of "One Step" vinyl box sets that includes titles from Miles Davis, Van Halen, CS&N, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Carol King, Cannonball Adderley, James Taylor and more mostly aimed at Baby Boomer hearts and wallets. We counted 23 in all on the Music Direct website.

The Top 15 Punk Albums!
Punk rock is a subgenre of rock and roll with roots in garage rock, but it's generally faster and more aggressive than garage. Punk was a rebellion against the hippie culture's idealism and appearance.

Electric Recording Company To Release Coltrane's Giant Steps In "True Mono"
The Electric Recording Company announced today it will be releasing John Coltrane's ground breaking 1959 Atlantic album Giant Steps cut from the original Atlantic master tape using a mono cutter head on its 1965 all tube Lyrec cutting system.

The Big Dust Off!
Dry dusting records before play is critical for both stylus and record longevity. New records come out of the jacket dusty because they are pressed in relatively dusty environments and in some cases spend a great deal of time stacked on spindles before being packed.

At C.E.S. 2022 Cambridge Audio Introduces Two New Turntables
British hi-fi specialist Cambridge Audio has announced two new additions to its Alva turntable range: Alva TT V2 and Alva ST.

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