Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (Super Deluxe Edition Box)

We are told …. Remastered album, bonus CD featuring previously unreleased alternate takes and live performances plus DVD with 2 tracks from ‘Live At The Marquee’. The Super Deluxe edition will also house ‘Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out!’ the 13-track audio recording of the Stones’ gig in Leeds in March 1971, shortly before their ‘exile’ […]

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DON VAN CLEAVE: An Interview with the Coalition of Independent Music Stores

Don Van Cleave is president of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores, a group of sixty prominent independent record stores located across the United States that have banded together to strengthen their market share at retail. Van Cleave also runs Junketboy, a company that specializes in securing exclusive distribution deals for independent artists. MORE

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JOHN PRINE: Live At The Singer Songwriter Festival (CD)

  They tell us…. MAGICAL LATE PERIOD JOHN PRINE BROADCAST FROM 1996 Founded as “The Stars Factory” in 1983, Frutigen in Switzerland held its first Singer-Songwriter Festival in 1987. Set up as an initiative to raise the cultural standing of the area, Frutigen welcomed a vast array of big names during the event’s tenure, including […]

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The Who – Baba O’Riley (live)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZerKlpIk9A 1,160,417 views so far “Feel better instantly or repeat as many times as needed. I’ve been obsessively listening to covers of Baba O’Riley and now that I’ve heard this version, I have to say that it took an older Who to come close to the performance by the younger Who.

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Brahms, Schumann: Works for Cello & Piano CD review – subtle period virtuosity

Stephen Pritchard writes: This is one of those rewarding recordings that makes you totally reassess music from the mainstream repertoire. Robin Michael’s gut-strung cello is softly sonorous, a perfect match for Daniel Tong’s masterly pianism on an 1897 Blüthner – said to have been played and chosen by Brahms on a visit to the Leipzig […]

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Michael Pisaro: Sometimes CD review – US composer enjoys the silence

Kate Molleson writes: Wandelweiser music feels extra appealing at the moment. Maybe it’s because the grace and quiet, honest fragility is a tonic against shouty geopolitical absolutism. The US composer Michael Pisaro pinpoints his encounter with his Wandelweiser stylistic brethren in the early 1990s as the most decisive moment in his career: “This literally saved […]

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Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Mike Crossey

The 1975’s chart-topping album is just one of a string of hit debuts engineered, mixed and produced by Mike Crossey. Mike Crossey is a man of many talents, two of which are a knack for propelling unknown acts to the top of the hit parade, and the ability to mix tracks that sound amazing on the radio. Speaking […]

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