When the Beatles made the White Album, did they make a strategic, musical decision that they wouldn’t harmonize together on any of the songs, or did that just sort of happen?

Four opinions – so far – HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil McCauley   More music like this HERE

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JOHN COLTRANE: Düsseldorf. March 28th 1960 (Limited 140g Vinyl LP)

    We are told …..   This 1960s set recorded live in Dusseldorf capture the evolution of John Coltrane’s journey from sideman to bandleader. Coltrane was unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight when Miles Davis was unable play that day. It’s basically a performance of the Miles Davis Quintet without Davis. The lineup includes Coltrane […]

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HELIUS DESIGNS: Servicing their tone arms; the policy defined

They say: Helius has produced over 15 different models of tonearm over the last 23 years and still regularly services all models, regardless of age and condition.   Where parts are missing we can usually make replacements A standard service involves stripping down the arm, cleaning, checking and re-polishing bearing needles and cups, reworking solder joints, […]

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Introducing Gramophone’s January 2019 issue

https://www.gramophone.co.uk/classical-music-news/introducing-gramophones-january-2019-issue?utm_content=&utm_campaign=Gramophone%20Newsletter%20-%2021JAN19%20%28subs%29&utm_source=Gramophone&utm_medium=adestra_email&utm_term=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gramophone.co.uk%2Fclassical-music-news%2Fintroducing-gramophones-january-2019-issue More music like this HERE

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Don’t miss this!

Phill Jupitus and Clare Grogan want your stories, dedications and memories about a stack of classic BBC Music performances, around the theme of friendship. Check out the selections on the Clips page and email us jukebox@bbc.co.uk to request a song and give us your reason why. Choose from the likes of Carole King, Paul Simon, […]

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HELIUS DESIGNS: Their tone arm upgrade policy defined

They say: Upgrades can be divided into two arenas, electrical and mechanical.  The most popular upgrade is to the wiring and cables. The standard internal wire is copper, so the first upgrade we offer is to change this to single strand silver. The wire is 0.25mm in diameter with both channels being twisted into pairs. […]

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Albert Lee – Highway Man (CD)

We are told ….. Legendary guitarist Albert Lee’s solo album Highwayman is an intimate and heart-wrenching collection of classic acoustic covers. Most know him as the “ultimate virtuoso” (in Eric Clapton’s own words) on an electric guitar…but for Albert Lee’s latest offering, this world-renowned and much-loved country legend swaps his signature Ernie Ball Music Man […]

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Miles Davis – Sun Palace, Fukuoka, Japan October ‘81 (CD)

Explosive performance at the Sun Palace, Fukuoka, Japan on October 11th 1981 Includes the entire broadcast Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality Background liners Following a six-year absence from music while he rebuilt his health, Miles Davis erupted back onto the live scene in 1981 with a new, young band comprising Bill Evans (sax, […]

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Don’t You Forget About Me The 12-Inch Single

From the mid-1970s the humble 7-inch vinyl single was joined by a much grander relative – the 12-inch single. It reached its peak in 1983 with Blue Monday by New Order, probably the biggest selling 12-inch single of all time. Music Journalist and co-founder of ZTT Records, Paul Morley visits the Factory Club in Manchester […]

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This is My Song invites ordinary people to work with the music industry’s most talented producers to create a track for a very personal reason

This is My Song invites ordinary people to work with the music industry’s most talented producers to create a track for a very personal reason. Every song tells a story, celebrating the power of music to uplift, to inspire and to transform.   The first episode sees 23-year-old Jordan and his grandad Ronnie, 72, step […]

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