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The Beach Boys – Copyright protection releases

As the second round of Analogue Productions Beach Boy 200gm HQ vinyl releases hit the “shops” – with the mono issues of All Summer Long, Today, Summer Days, Party! and Pet Sounds out last month and their stereo versions out … Continue reading

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John Coltrane’s – “Afr0 Blue Impressions” – the Vinyl reissue

  The “Teaser and the Firecat” episode earlier today  reminded me of this… Afro Blue Impressions – 4 sides of the John Coltrane Quartet recorded live in Stockholm and Berlin in late 1963.    This is a solid recording of … Continue reading

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Remastered? Cat Stevens “Teaser and the Firecat” – The vinyl revival 2015

  Yesterday I commented on some of the excellent records issued or reissued over the last year.  Alas things are not always that straightforward. I had seen an advert saying that Cat Stevens 1970 lp Teaser and the Firecat  was to … Continue reading

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The vinyl revival – a quick look back at some of the highlights of 2014

The vinyl revival seems to be continuing at quite a pace if the number of new and re-releases are anything to go by – I am struggling to remember a year like it and can’t help wondering when the bubble … Continue reading

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Sam Baker – a late shining diamond from Texas – live in Lewes

For those who appreciate the quieter Texicana, Americana this guy is an absolute treasure. A songwriter of rare quality and up there and beyond with Guy Clark. Luckily for the those of us in UK he makes what seems like … Continue reading

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Another one off my unwritten bucket list – Janáček’s Sinfionetta – live

After seeing the excellent Royal Concertgebouw some weeks ago performing Beethoven’s 9th I thought I would be a bit more organised and seek out some more of my favourite Classical pieces performed “live”. First on the list was Janáček’s Sinfionetta.   Lo … 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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how many “Idle Moments” can you have? The vinyl revival continues

One of the first “Blue Note’s” I bought and liked was Grant Green’s great 1963 album Idle Moments.  Up to that point most Blue Notes I had heard I thought were pretty insipid and wondered what all the fuss was … Continue reading

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Working through my unwritten bucket list

Quite a few months ago I had booked a trip to Amsterdam – it ticked the bill in value for money and bucket list points – not that I have actually written a bucket list – but hey ho off … Continue reading

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John Martyn “Live at The Hanging Lamp” Richmond, 8th May 1972 – ON VINYL!

Update 10 February 2015:  What do I know about what records sell?  The Sound of Vinyl Web Site (UMe) has it on sale at £7 – Obviously a too well kept secret. Browsing the net a few weeks ago I decided … Continue reading

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