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2nd Edition

Spinning Live Tales With Graham Nash
"I've been a harmony singer most of my life. I know what to do, and where to be."

Yarlung's GRAMMY nominated Fire and Fancy Is Music For Moderns
In my previous review of the Korppoo Trio by the Sibelius Piano Trio and Yarlung Records, I spoke a great deal about the recording philosophy of this boutique classical outfit and their AAA, 45rpm chamber music records.

40th Anniversary Mobile Fidelity "One-Step" Thriller Coming November 18th (CLARIFICATION UPDATE!)
Sony Music and the Estate of Michael Jackson today announced that it will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Michael Jackson's Thriller, the biggest selling album of all time, with the November 18 release of Michael Jackson Thriller 40.

Rega Research io Integrated Amp With Built-in Phono Preamp--A Cautionary Tale
The $725 ($995 CAD) io is Rega Research's entry level integrated amplifier. At 30 watts per channel into 8Ω--compared to the more costly Brio's 50--the io aims toward listeners using easy-to-drive loudspeakers and/or headphones.

Schiit's Mani 2 MM/MC Phono Preamp Goes to the Head of the Budget Phono Preamp Class
If the audio industry handed out awards, the winner for "The most improved analog product of the decade" would be Schiit's Mani 2 MM/MC phono preamplifier. Okay, that's "click bait" so how about "Schiit's Mani 2 might be the winner"? Yes, let's stick with that.

Goldring Launches New Eroica HX H.O. MC Cartridge Ahead of High End Munich 2022
U.K. cartridge manufacture Goldring today announced the EroicaHX a high output moving coil cartridge retailing in the United States for $899. The new cartridge will be available starting this June.

1st Edition

Duke Ellington & John Coltrane Together Make Beautiful Music
What seemed like an unlikely pairing in 1962 of "jazz elder" 63 year old Duke Ellington with John Coltrane, who had just assembled his "classic quartet" destined to explore uncharted musical (and spiritual) territory, produced a surprisingly cohesive and satisfying album.

Verve/Ume/Acoustic Sounds Announces 2022's Remaining All-Analogue Releases
Los Angeles - May 5, 2022- Verve/Ume and Acoustic Sounds announces the following titles coming throughout the year following the April 29th release John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (Impulse!, 1963).

Sumiko and Pro-Ject USA Launch New Budget-Priced E1 Series Turntables
MISTELBACH, AUSTRIA (May 3, 2022) - Sumiko and Pro-Ject USA today announced the new E1 budget-priced turntable line designed and produced in Europe.

Does UMe's 50th Anniversary What's Going On Beat MoFi's One Step?
There's plenty already said about the musical content of Marvin Gaye's 1971 classic What's Going On so I'll avoid redundancy and just say that its scope--from the sociopolitically-minded lyrics to the carefully assembled song cycle structure and luscious musical arrangements--pushed the boundaries of what a Motown release could be, and truly stands the test of time.

The Story of Vanguard Vinyl LP Box Set Sweepstakes
Register to win a The Story of Vanguard Vinyl LP Box Set (Total value $289.00) we are giving away.

Review Explosion: Spiritualized, Pusha T, Bladee & Ecco2k, Father John Misty, & Swedish House Mafia
Although he advertised 2018's And Nothing Hurt as the final Spiritualized record, J Spaceman returns once again with Everything Was Beautiful. Unlike last time, it seems like for this he had a proper recording budget; he utilized 11 different studios (plus his home studio) and over 30 musicians, and it shows.

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