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JAMES TAYLOR; Live Pittsburgh, 1976 (CD)

Recorded at the legendary Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, PA in 1976, this FM stero broadcast concert is superbly reproduced here in crysatal clear quality. The 19 tracks admirably display the artist’s sublime song-writing abilities during the early to mid-70s, and the fine selection of self-penned songs is augmented by a solitary cover. Tracks Include: Fire & Rain, […]

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EMILY DICKINSON: The poet who offers composers potentially limitless possibilities

Philip Clark celebrates the American poet who was a kindred spirit of the composers she has inspired As an intellectual loner, a disrupter of poetic convention, an instinctual progressive, a sensual philosopher, an obstinate believer in the validity and vitality of her own work, a transformer of small-town 19th-century America into impassionedly passionate poetic visions […]

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SUPERTRAMP: Crime Of The Century revisited

This 40th anniversary celebration features the remastered original album and brings together the previously unreleased concert from London’s Hammersmith Odeon in March 1975, mixed from the original tapes by Crime’s original producer Ken Scott. It showcases the band at the zenith of their powers, playing of all of Crime and introducing numbers from their forthcoming […]

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THE BAND; Carter Barron Amphitheater, Washington DC, July 17th 1976 (Vinyl 180g 2LP) Track titles included

‘This show runs through nearly every great song the Band ever wrote and recorded since their original inception… remarkably fresh and exciting’ – concertvault.com Classic live show Recorded shortly before The Last Waltz Superb audio fidelity Background notes included First time on Vinyl 2x 180g Vinyl w/ insert in sleeve After more than 15 years […]

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WOW AND FLUTTER

The terms wow and flutter will bring back memories of tape recorders to some, perhaps pictures of butterflies to others. Wow is a low-frequency fluctuation while flutter is a much faster version of the same thing. Steady state instruments like oboes and piano are particularly affected by these mechanical distortions prevalent in tape recorders and record players. I […]

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN; The Roxy Theater, West Hollywood July 7, 1978 (3CD)

Recorded for broadcast on KMET-FM, and regarded as one of Springsteen’s best ever performances, this outstanding show captures the Boss at the height of his powers, near the outset of his legendary Darkness Tour. The remarkable set list includes live premieres of his classics Point Blank, Raise Your Hand and Independence Day (performed solo on […]

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CHARLES MINGUS: Live At The Jazz Workshop, Boston, October 11th, 1971 (CD)

Following his relentless creativity in the 1950s and 60s, Charles Mingus was slowing down by the early 70s, having combated financial hardship and health issues in recent years. In 1971 he served as Slee Professor of Music at the University at Buffalo, New York, as well as performing intermittently. This superb set was taped at […]

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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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WAGNER: The completion of the Solti/Wagner Decca Ring cycle in the late ‘60s was something of a Watershed.

Reassuringly Expensive. The Solti Decca Wagner Ring cycle in the big wooden presentation box (Ring 1-22) was like that. In the mid ‘70s it retailed for about £49 – at a time when I earned around £30 a week before tax. There it was, this magnificent edifice – ‘The Greatest Achievement in the History of […]

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Sonic Wonderland by Trevor Cox – review

CASPER HENDERSON: Sand dunes hum and oceans rumble in this infectiously enthusiastic study of sound and hearing “I am hearing all the secret whisperings of the world!” says the Big Friendly Giant, whose ears are as large as those of an elephant, to the young heroine Sophie in Roald Dahl’s story. “I is hearing the […]

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TEEN JAZZ: Grown to be the largest Teen Jazz resource and networking website

In the last few months, Teen Jazz has grown to be the largest Teen Jazz resource and networking website online with Teen Jazz Artists Hosting and Features, interviews with professional musicians, Teen Jazz Influences, Teen Jazz Legends, saxophone reviews and articles, etc. At Teen Jazz, featured jazz musicians have earned different titles based on their […]

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ATTRIBUTIONS

Paul McGowan / PS Audio Knowing what attributes are important and why can be valuable. For example, if we understand that AC voltage regulation is beneficial to performance, it behooves us to know why. Otherwise, we might take that info at face value and implement the wrong system. Case in point, there was a period […]

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STEPHEN STILLS: Las Vegas 21st July 1995 (CD)

Fascinating insight into a Stills live performance in the mid 90’s.  Stunning versions of classics “Love The One You’re With”, “Long Time Gone”, “For What It’s Worth” and an explosive eight minute “Dark Star”. Joined by Joe Vitale on drams, Gerald Johnson on bass and Mike Finnegan on keyboards. Broadcast by WHCN-FM from The Joint […]

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DAVE DAVIES: I Will Be Me (CD)

We are told: MetaMedia is proud to announce a brand new CD by Dave Davies! Featuring all new and original material! The man who forever changed the sound of rock n roll when he invented distortion presents this brand new solo album of all original material! Featuring guest appearances by The Jayhawks, Anti-Flag, award winning […]

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DIMINISHING RETURNS: Is audiophile quality diminishing?

Michael Vronsky asks: Neil; Do you think the market for audiophile quality is diminishing, or static or expanding? If I believe the reports I read it’s been diminishing under the onslaught of alternative ways of spending money on home entertainment like home cinema and video games etc. I think there is a very serious core […]

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FOLLOW ME DOWN; Vanguard’s Lost Psychedelic Era 1966-1970 (CD)

Follow Me Down: Vanguard’s Lost Psychedelic Era 1966-1970, co-produced by Vanguard staffer Stephen Brower and Birdman Records founder David Katznelson, is an 18 track compilation that encompasses hand-selected tracks from Vanguard’s best lost records and 45s. Many of the bands featured here only released one record, or a smattering of singles, before drifting into obscurity, […]

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Billie Holiday: Lady Day: The Master Takes And Singles (4CD Box Set)

This repackaged 4CD/80 track set collects highlights from Billie Holiday’s 1933-1944 tenure on Columbia, housed within a hardback book case. The enclosed book includes an incisive essay by Village Voice critic Gary Giddins, which provides context to those unfamiliar with Holiday’s unique story. Disc: 1 1. I Wished On the Moon – Billie Holiday with […]

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