Jimmy Somerville interview: ‘I wanted people to love me’

Laura Martin writes: If Jimmy Somerville had one of the most powerful pop voices of the 1980s, then his words carried even more of an impact. As frontman of synth-pop bands Bronski Beat and the Communards, Somerville’s soprano tones were unmistakable. But almost more than his musical talent, it was his political zeal that made […]

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Chuck Prophet – Night Surfer (CD+LP)

  “Night Surfer” was recorded in Prophet’s beloved San Francisco and in Nashville.  Earlier this year, he told WSJ Speakeasy he was working with a familiar team. “It’s much of the same cast of characters from the last album,” said Prophet, a linchpin in the legendary cowpunk group Green on Red. “Brad Jones is producing […]

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Is There a “Future” for Audio Dealers

Paul Wilson writes:  During a recent discussion with an audiophile friend, the subject of the future of audio dealers came up. All audiophiles know the dealer network has suffered over the last twenty years. Where they were once found in most any modestly sized city, they now seem confined to larger metropolitan areas. Quite a […]

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PS Audio: The bass myth

Paul McGowan writes:  One of the biggest myths I routinely encounter in high end audio is what I call the Bass Myth; “my speakers go to 30Hz and below and I don’t need a subwoofer”.  I have travelled the world over and rarely ever do I hear proper bass. The number of speakers that can […]

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WISHBONE ASH: Road Works (4CD Box Set)

Legendary Classic Rock Band Wishbone Ash famous for their twin guitar sound are seen here with a very special live box set never released before commercially. Led by front man Andy Powell the King of the Flying V. Volume 1 Recorded at The Grand in Clitheroe on the 13th October 2010 the band have managed […]

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It is said that somewhere in the world a Gershwin melody is played in one form or another every 35 seconds.

Gramophone write: During the 13 years of their almost exclusive collaboration, George and Ira Gershwin produced nearly 1000 songs, for a dozen shows and four films. Imagine the fruits of that partnership if George had been granted even 10 more years – let alone 40. Someone once told me – and even if it’s not […]

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LECSON: The official site

Long before there was a Meridian audio, the Boothroyd/Stuart team formed Lecson Audio.   Aficionados from the 1970’s will remember Lecson primarily for their flat multicolored preamplifier and cylindrical amplifier, but like most enterprises the story goes much deeper. They are also one of the few audio firms to win a Design Council Award and be […]

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FUNK FIRM: Mr Arthur Khoubesserian

Hello Howard. I have been meaning to ask you for some time what has happened with your association with the Funk firm products. I was also particularly looking forward to your proposed interview with Arthur. In my opinion Funk remain one of the most musically credible and musically convincing turntable designs of all time. However […]

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