VALVE Magazine Online! Acoustical Quad Article By Dan Schmalle From VALVE Issue 4, April 1994

Enjoy the Music.com wrote: This month’s demo is a very special one. Through the generosity of Eric and Dave we will audition what is to many vintage buffs the ne plus ultra of vintage high fidelity systems, an entire QUAD system. It will be composed of the QUAD FM Tuner, QUAD Multiplex Decoder, QUAD 22 […]

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STEVE REICH: Drumming, Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ, Six Pianos (Limited 180g Vinyl 3LP)

We are told ….. Originally released in 1974 in a 3-LP set, and now re-presented in 180 g heavyweight vinyl pressed by Optimal, with new, unique documentation, Drumming was a landmark recording in Steve Reich’s early career. This is the first time the recordings are being offered on LP since their original release. Recorded in […]

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The Broadcast Archive (2CD+DVD) by Guns N’ Roses

We are told ….. Almost 30 years since the original line-up performed together, the classic era G & R are back in 2016 performing together and, just perhaps, recording new material, after former grievances have allegedly been put to one side. In celebration of this remarkable news comes this superb 3 disc collector’s set, featuring […]

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Collected (3CD) by Robert Palmer

We are told ….. 3-disc set, features 56 tracks. The first disc features Palmer’s Island Years, the second to his tenure at EMI while the third disc features rarities including b-sides, twelve-inch remixes and two tracks from rhythm and blues group Vinegar Joe – the band Robert was in with Elkie Brooks in the early […]

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Everything’s Beautiful (CD) by Miles Davis & Robert Glasper

We are told ….. EVERYTHING’S BEAUTIFUL, beautifully crafted, reimagined interpretations of Miles Davis’ music produced by Grammy Award winner Robert Glasper (who also served as co-producer of the MILES AHEAD motion picture soundtrack) with musical guest artists including Bilal, Illa J, Erykah Badu, Phonte, Hiatus Kaiyote, Laura Mvula, KING, Georgia Ann Muldrow, John Scofield and […]

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IRON BUTTERFLY: Live At The Galaxy LA July 1967 (CD)

We are told ….. ‘Captures psychedelic wrecking crew Iron Butterfly in a particularly sharp club performance from early in their career… Spirited jamming that all but wrote the acid rock rulebook’ – www.allmusic.com Recorded live at the Galaxy club in Sunset Boulevard in July 1967, this captures Iron Butterfly’s early five-piece, two-guitar line-up on fiery […]

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BEVERIDGE SPEAKERS: An owner writes …..

“Isn’t it interesting that these vintage speakers can still be so amazing many years after they were manufactured. I found your comment interesting about a number of industry insiders also consider these speakers among the finest ever. Most audiophiles have not had the pleasure of hearing these speakers. I was an vintage audio collector for […]

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Audio woo now defined

Rational Wiki writes: Audio woo consists of unsupportable claims for devices or methods for getting better sound quality from systems that reproduce recorded music. Such claims are made by manufacturers, hobbyists, and writers in the field. An audiophile is someone dedicated to producing the highest possible fidelity in the playback of music. While this is […]

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Carlos Santana feat. John Lee Hooker:

We are told ….. Shake Your Money Maker I Don’t Know Jlh Intro One Monday Morning Boom Boom Serves Me Right To Suffer High Heeled Sneakers Boogie Chillin’ Jam & Outro EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. […]

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STING: 57th & 9th (Deluxe CD)

We are told …..   57th & 9th represents a wide range of Sting’s musical and songwriting styles, from the ferocious, Road Warrior-style imagery of “Petrol Head,” to the anthemic, “50,000” and the raucous, guitar-driven first single, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You.” The album was recorded with Sting’s long-time collaborators Dominic Miller (guitar) and […]

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QUEEN: On Air ( Deluxe 6 CD Box Set)

We are told ….. Between February 1973 and October 1977, Queen recorded six sessions for the BBC – twenty four new and alternative recordings spanning four albums. They revisited nineteen different songs in all: My Fairy King (the first Queen song ever to be broadcast on radio), Liar, Son And Daughter, Doing All Right, Great […]

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