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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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: High-Quality recordings? What are some of your favourite recordings?

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 +++++++++ Dave Brubeck… “A-train” and “Take five”; these are two of our all-time favourites! What are a few of […]

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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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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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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: Leonard Cohen – Spirit Of The Radio (3CD) inc. track list

This 3 disc collection include two superb CDs containing radio broadcasts of concerts from 1989 and 1993, along with a third disc containing media interviews with the man himself, stretching from 1961 right up to 2008.  The man born Leonard Norman Cohen becomes an octogenarian in September 2014 and celebrates this happy event with the […]

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Opinions invited: When it comes to Mk3 compared to Mk2, or Mk1, what are the makers playing at?

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 +++++++++ Contributing editor (and latterly talent scout) and founder of Stereonow Ltd is a bit of a vintage gear […]

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