Comments invited: Reversed polarity – predictable outcomes, myths, self-delusions or what?

Hi, and thanks for stopping here. Re the post below, we’d really, really like to know what you think. Have you got time to leave a comment? Thank you. Neil McCauley / HFA editor in chief **************** Have you plugged the positive speaker connections from your amp into the negative terminals on your speakers and […]

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We like that: Robert Plant – Before During and After (DVD)

This 2 DVD set goes some way to fulfilling that need and includes one film covering the many different stages of Plant’s career to date, as both a solo artist and a band member, while the second film concentrates exclusively on the man’s most celebrated role during his most celebrated era. A two disc DVD […]

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Comments invited: Music you should like but don’t

Hi, and thanks for stopping here. Re the post below, we’d really, really like to know what you think. Have you got time to leave a comment? Thank you. Neil McCauley / HFA editor in chief **************** This is not about tracks you simply hate to pieces. No, it’s about you the Pink Floyd fan […]

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Essential Listening: Fairport Convention – Acoustically Down Under (Vinyl 180g 2LP) inc. track listing

Released for the first time on 180grm Vinyl with Gatefold Sleeve Summer is here and the Fairport Convention band-wagon keeps rolling. Extensively playing across the country, ulminating in the annual bash at Cropredy with 25,000 people, their popularity continues to grow. Acoustically Down Under is from a 1996 recording in Australia when the band were at their […]

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Essential Listening: Bob Dylan – Folksinger Humdinger Volume 2: Just About As Good As It Gets (2CD)

The first volume of early Bob Dylan (SCCD2488) revealed that in the two years before 1963 when his name first began to be noted as a songwriter, the young pilgrim’s progress within the NYC Greenwich Village scene Whether private performances, club and small theatre gigs, radio appearances and noted appearances at the famed Gaslight Café, […]

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Comments invited: Cables and delusion….

Hi, and thanks for stopping here. Re the post below, we’d really, really like to know what you think. Have you got time to leave a comment? Thank you. Neil McCauley / HFA editor in chief +++++++++ Imagine that you find that find the best sound in your system is via the vintage Grado earspeakers. […]

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Essential Listening: Terry Reid – River

Reid’s 1973 album for Atlantic Records, recorded in California and produced by Tom Dowd, with two tracks recorded in London by Eddie Offord. The album contains all original compositions (unusual for Reid). Accompanying Reid, amongst others, are long-time collaborators David Lindley and Alan White. Commercially the record was not a success, but as time has […]

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Comments invited: Accuphase DG38

Hi, and thanks for stopping here. Re the post below, we’d really, really like to know what you think. Have you got time to leave a comment? Thank you. Neil McCauley / HFA editor in chief +++++++++ Does anybody have any experience working with this room acoustic unit from Accuphase. Can you share it?

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Comments invited: Balanced or Unbalanced?

Hi, and thanks for stopping here. Re the post below, we’d really, really like to know what you think. Have you got time to leave a comment? Thank you. Neil McCauley / HFA editor in chief +++++++++ We spotted this on a US forum and it got us thinking about asking our readers about this. […]

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Essential Listening: Bob Dylan and The Band – The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 (6CD Box Set) inc. full track listing

The definitive chronicle of Dylan’s legendary 1967 sessions with The Band Historic 6-disc set includes 138 tracks Compiled from meticulously restored original tapes Exclusive 120 page deluxe-bound book containing rare and unseen photographs and memorabilia Extensive liner notes Compiled from meticulously restored original tapes – many found only recently – this historic six-disc set is […]

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Comments invited: The great myth of the XLR

Hi, and thanks for stopping here. Re the post below, we’d really, really like to know what you think. Have you got time to leave a comment? Thank you. Neil McCauley / HFA editor in chief +++++++++ Is it just us here in the editorial that likes the sound of RCA terminated cables better? Please […]

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Essential Listening: Little Feat – Electrip Lycanthrope (CD)

This is the first legitimate release of this enticing concert that brings back the golden days of rock music. With their unique blend of driving Rock & Roll with Folk, Blues, New Orleans Funk, and Jazz-Rock Fusion elements infused throughout, Little Feat are amongst the most underappreciated bands of all time. This is the first legitimate release […]

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Essential Listening: Sausalito 73 (CD) Live FM broadcast by Linda Rondstadt inc. track list

A rare broadcast from LINDA RONSTADT that highlights some of the very best material she performed during the first few vital years of her solo career. Live from the renowned Record Plant recording facility based in Sausalito, California. 1. Nightingale 2. I Fall To Pieces 3. Silver Threads and Golden Needles 4. Love Has No Pride 5. Rock Me on […]

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Essential Listening: Santana – Corazon Live From Mexico:Live It To Believe It (CD/DVD) inc. track listing

Ten time Grammy-Award winner Santana presents “CORAZÓN, LIVE FROM MEXICO: LIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT”, a special CD/DVD concert event. The DVD includes  the concert film, and a “making of the concert” 30 minute documentary shot in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and Guadalajara (“Live It To Believe It”) and the accompanying CD is the live […]

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