NEIL YOUNG and THE STRAY GATORS: Toronto 1973 (CD)

We are told: Fascinating Broadcast Recording From The Legendary Time Fades Away Tour Comprising Jack Nitzsche, Ben Keith, Tim Drummond and Kenny Buttrey, The Stray Gators had backed Neil Young on 1972’s Harvest,and would go on to do likewise on the tour during which its follow-up, Times Fade Away, was recorded live. Featuring previouslyunreleased cuts, […]

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Judy Dyble and Andy Lewis’s psychedelic folk collaboration:Summer Dancing (Vinyl LP with download card)

We are told: Acid Jazz present Judy Dyble and Andy Lewis’spsychedelic folk collaboration ‘Summer Dancing’.  Dyble was the original vocalist in FairportConvention, appearing on their self-titled debut,before joining Giles, Giles and Fripp and thenrecording the awesome UK psych masterpiece‘Morning Way’ under the name Trader Horne withher then boyfriend Ian McDonald.  Andy Lewis was […]

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Ask an expert: Aerials, the misunderstood and/or marginalised component?

Surely the radio aerial, with possibly a signal amplifier present for weaker signals, could be regarded as being the equivalent of vinyl’s cartridge and phono amp stages? If achieved then consequently, we may have more choice and availability of aerials and magazine reviews. Imagine going into a hi-fi shop to discuss an aerial/amp combination that […]

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William Andrea, the driving force behind Mimetism Audio

William – how did your interest in music reproduction start? Since I was young I’ve always been in the world of music. My uncles were jazz guitarist and bassist. For my part I’ve played Fender bass. I have no preferred style of music. I can listen from Mozart all the way to Deep Purple and […]

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Fairport Convention – Live 1974 At My Father’s Place (CD)

Recorded live at My Father’s Place, Old Roslyn, New York, USA on 8th May 1974. Dave Swarbrick: Violin, Vocals Trevor Lucas: Guitar, Vocals Sandy Denny: Vocals, Piano Dave Pegg Bass: Guitar Dave Mattacks: Drums Jerry Donahue: Guitar Matty Groves Solo It’ll Take a Long Time Dirty Linen Brilliancy Medley-Cherokee Shuffle Like an Old Fashioned Waltz Ballad of Ned Kelly Hexamshire […]

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STAN GETZ: The Complete Columbia Album Collection (8CD Mini-LP Style Sleeve + Booklet) Box Set

They tell us….. The most complete package to date of Stan Getz’s Columbia albums 8 great albums! covering the period 1972-1979, most produced by Stan himself Each individual album is packaged in a replica mini-LP sleeve reproducing that album’s original cover art. Booklet with full discographical info., photos, and liner notes It was not long […]

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SOLEDAD BROTHERS: Master Supertone (Vinyl LP)

Originally released in a micro-edition of twenty (!) cassettes, these earliest recordings of the Soledads brim with raw, unadulterated houserockin blues and Midwestern malaise. Songs recorded on a front porch? Check. Gunshots heard off in the distance? Check. Electric snowshovel? Check. Recorded by Jack White in 1998 at 1203 Ferdinand, he also plays piano on […]

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JEFF HEALEY: Heal My Soul (CD)

2016 marks the release of Heal My Soul – the extraordinary lost album from Jeff Healey which has never been heard before by the public. March 25th of this year would have seen Jeff turn 50 years old and this album begins the celebration of a milestone year for a true musical icon. Heal My […]

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MQA: A Comprehensive Q&A With MQA’s Bob Stuart

The Computer Audiophile writes ….. Shortly after attending CES 2016, where MQA was a very hot topic, I realized that there was more speculation about MQA than available facts. Nonetheless, it seemed like everyone had an opinion about MQA. Most people had never heard the final output of the MQA process, an actual song or […]

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AUDIOPHILE INTERVIEW: James Bongiorno

Dejan V. Veselinovic (TNT-Audio) in 2001 wrote:  For the sake of younger readers, some 20-30 years ago, companies like SAE were the dreams of all us avid audiophiles, then came others. Very few knew, myself fortunately being one of those that did, that behind all these revered names and milestone products, stood one man – […]

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BUTTHOLE SURFERS: Rembrandt Pussyhorse (Cd)

We are told ….. Latino Bugger Veil presents the long-awaited reissues of Butthole Surfers’ first four full-length albums. Originally released between 1984 and 1988, these classic and influential LPs capture the band at their peak, drawing from punk, rock, psychedelic and experimental influences for a truly inspired and unmistakably unique sound. With Rembrandt Pussyhorse the […]

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BLACK SABBATH: The End (Live in Birmingham) (Super Deluxe 2CD/DVD/Bluray+bonus disc Box Set)

We are told: This limited collector’s edition comes in a two-part rigid mirror-board box set with a 32-page, bound fan booklet, and contains the double CD, DVD and Blu-ray edition of the live spectacular, as well as the bonus CD “The Angelic Sessions” (exclusive studio recordings of selected songs that Black Sabbath did not perform […]

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ATC: EL150a (very, very rare) full range floorstanders – five new images

  Drivers: HF 25mm, Mid 75mm ATC Soft Dome, LF 375mm SL Frequency Response (±2dB): 60Hz-17kHz Frequency Response (±6dB): 25Hz-22kHz Matched Response: ±0.5dB Dispersion: ±80° Coherent Horizontal, ±10° Coherent Vertical Crossover Frequencies: 380Hz and 3.5KHz Sensitivity: 91dB@1w@1 metre Suitable for use with amplifiers of: 100-1500w Connectors: Tri wired terminal posts Cabinet Dimensions (HxWxD): 1315x650x290mm Weight: 82 kg kg

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” … if you have to accept distortion products, might as well make them pleasing.”

Paul McGowan writes ….. Every device type we might choose to design an output stage or an amplifier of any kind has inherent distortion products.  These distortions are different in a current amplifying device (like a bipolar transistor) than they are in a voltage amplifying device (like a FET or tube). The differences are in […]

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Danielle Nicole: Wolf Den (CD)

Winner of three Blues & Soul ‘Bluesville Awards 2015’ “Blues Album of the Year”, Vocalist of the Year” + “Female Artist of the Year” Danielle Nicole’s first solo album, ‘Wolf Den’, is a natural progression as she ascends from her award winning sibling blues band, Trampled Under Foot. Recorded in New Orleans and produced by […]

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