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GARRARD: 401 or 301?

"Also considering one of these for a project as part of my curiosity in having a second deck. But trawling the internet over the last few days has produced widely conflicting opinions on which to go for. Matthew (audiograil) has been extremely helpful in answering my persistent emails but i thought id put the question […]

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Fleetwood Mac – Tusk (Expanded 3CD Digi-pack)

Fleetwood Mac builds on its formidable legacy as one of rock’s most legendary acts as they re-visit their most ambitious album with deluxe and expanded editions of TUSK. Originally released in 1979, the Grammy® Award-nominated, double-album sold more than four million copies worldwide, and reached number 1 in the UK album charts, and included hits […]

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Why a greatest hits album can be the band’s greatest

First published November 2013 "What's your favourite Beatles album, then?" asks a very young James Lance. "Ooh … tough one," says Alan Partridge. "I'd have to say … The Best of the Beatles". It's very funny. Except isn't Alan Partridge right? Aren't the Red and Blue collections genuinely the best Beatles albums? As the music […]

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BARTÓK Violin Concerto No 2 LIGETI Violin Concerto

Gramophone write: Patricia Kopatchinskaja performs these three concertos by composers born in Hungary with her trademark panache and the recorded balance gives her all due prominence. The importance of the orchestral contribution can’t be denied, however, and there’s an impressive sense of common purpose and collaborative zeal throughout. Bartók’s Second Violin Concerto has long since […]

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Leadbelly & Woody Guthrie – Wnyc Radio New York 12th Dec 1940 (CD)

This rare and historically vital recording captures a 25-minuteepisode of Folk Songs Of America, a radio program produced by the remarkable folklorist Henrietta Yurchenco. In it, Woody Guthrie is Leadbelly’s guest, and they perform a cross section of their remarkable catalogues. The set comes complete with background notes and images. 1. Announcer intro 2. You […]

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The Transcendental Waterfall – Guitar Excursions 1963-1967 (180 Gram 6 LP Box Set) by John Fahey

Features: • Numbered, Limited Edition - 2000 Copies. • 180g Vinyl • 6LP Deluxe Box Set • Stunning Graphic Design cover art • T-shirt • Poster • Postcard The Transcendental Waterfall - Guitar Excursions 1963-1967 is a 6-LP box set drawing from John Fahey's best, and most influential, period. Included in the set are Blind […]

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The Jazz Fiction Anthology – Review by Florence Wetzel

            This fine anthology of jazz fiction is a treasure trove of stories and characters that illuminate the multicolored world of jazz. The editors—Sascha Feinstein and David Rife—are to be commended for their impeccable judgment in selecting the short stories and two novellas that comprise the collection. In the introduction, […]

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