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Bob Dylan – 1964 – 50th Anniversary Collection 9lp Vinyl Box Set – Updated

Update – 21 December 2014; be warned many of the recordings are quite poor quality – they sound like audience tapes, and in my view only 4 out of the 9 lp’s stand up to more than cursory listening – the … Continue reading

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The Vinyl revival – Upcoming treaures for 2014 – Another Update

Check out the new videos on Mr Fremer’s analog planet.com. After months of wondering what happened…..they have been announced. Yes, some of the Analogue Productions Beach Boys albums on 200gm vinyl have got release dates! The first batch, comprising  the … Continue reading

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VPI Tonearm Comparison: File Identities Revealed! | Analog Planet

Technlogy and things printed by computor!  The link it to an “experiment” between two versions of the same record pick-up arm – one made by traditional engineering methods and the other was 3-d printed – is this the future?  I … Continue reading

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The vinyl revival? Another record shop bites the dust – goodbye Borderline

My premonition was right – trecking through Brighton last Satuday Borderline had been replaced by a tea shop. Arrgggghh. A sad day – damn – they didn’t stay open long enough for RSD so I could be the only one queueing. … Continue reading

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Record Store Day 2014 and…. – The Vinyl Revival Continues

As many vinyl hounds will know the 2014 Record Store Day is looming up fast.  This is the day when lots of special issues and reissues are released in limited quantities.  And to get your copy of the item(s) on … Continue reading

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Analysis or Analist? More thoughts on record health – the Vinyl Revival Continues

Messing about with the Vinyl Passion Dust Buster stylus cleaner I mentioned a few weeks ago – I started inspecting my stylus after playing each side or a record – and saw some  interesting results.  Most worrying was a white … Continue reading

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“Random thoughts about records on a Friday”

Looking at the weather forecast for this weekend it might be that cycling will be too much “fun”,  with wind anticpated at 35mph and heavy rain,  I might wimp out. Anyway I will be trying some new music on Sunday … Continue reading

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Come on folks keep your stylus clean – the vinyl revival

This could have been titled “A clean sylus is a happy stylus” (Thanks 45spin). Anyway…. Last week, almost simultaneously, I saw a post on the London Jazz Collecters blog, and an ad in a freebie hi-fi catalogue that reminded that … Continue reading

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Nina and the art of record cleaning

This is really just a postscrpit to my words on record cleaning of a few evenings ago. Do you think cleaning sealed unplayed records is worthwhile?  Here is perhaps an extreme example, but illustrative, of what you can get “fresh” … Continue reading

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Record Cleaning – how to get the best out of the vinyl revival

Looking through some old papers this evening I found a piece I had scribbled back in 2005 on Record Cleaning.  Nowadays it is a more acceptable pass-time than back then.   At the time I was using a kit form … Continue reading

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