BEETHOVEN: The 50 greatest Beethoven recordings (2020 update)

“Following the overwhelming popularity of our lists of the 50 greatest Mozart, Bach, Chopin and Handel recordings, we have now gathered 50 of the finest recordings of Beethoven’s music – Gramophone Award-winning albums, Recordings of the Month and Editor’s Choice discs, from legendary performers like Artur Schnabel and Otto Klemperer to modern masters like Isabelle […]

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HP’s PERFECT VINYL COLLECTION #010: Otis Redding – ‘Otis Blue’

Out of my thousands of vinyl pressings the thought struck me that it might be interest, for me and perhaps for some of you to try and list my favourite 100. A big task, but not an unpleasant one. But for sanity’s sake I have to set a few limits. First, an era restriction. So, […]

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HP’s PERFECT VINYL COLLECTION #012: Robert Palmer – ‘Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley’

Out of my thousands of vinyl pressings the thought struck me that it might be interest, for me and perhaps for some of you to try and list my favourite 100. A big task, but not an unpleasant one. But for sanity’s sake I have to set a few limits. First, an era restriction. So, […]

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HP’s PERFECT VINYL COLLECTION #013: Crazy Horse – ‘Crazy Horse’

Out of my thousands of vinyl pressings the thought struck me that it might be interest, for me and perhaps for some of you to try and list my favourite 100. A big task, but not an unpleasant one. But for sanity’s sake I have to set a few limits. First, an era restriction. So, […]

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HP’s PERFECT VINYL COLLECTION #006: The Ramones – ‘The Ramones’

Out of my thousands of vinyl pressings the thought struck me that it might be interest, for me and perhaps for some of you to try and list my favourite 100. A big task, but not an unpleasant one. But for sanity’s sake I have to set a few limits. First, an era restriction. So, […]

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HP’s PERFECT VINYL COLLECTION #011: Smokey Robinson and The Miracles – ‘Anthology’

Out of my thousands of vinyl pressings the thought struck me that it might be interest, for me and perhaps for some of you to try and list my favourite 100. A big task, but not an unpleasant one. But for sanity’s sake I have to set a few limits. First, an era restriction. So, […]

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RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé with François-Xavier Roth

The conductor explores Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé and explains his novel approach to his new recording The new recording of Ravel’s complete Daphnis et Chloé by Les Siècles, Ensemble Aedes and François-Xavier Roth was an Editor’s Choice in the June issue, with Gramophone’s Mark Pullinger particularly beguiled by their novel use of ….. Continues HERE

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John Hiatt, Laura Nyro, John Lee Hooker, Emmylou Harris…. – Newport Folk Festival 1989 (3CD)

The Newport Folk Festival takes place at Fort Adams State Park in Newport Rhode Island, a beautiful setting and a favourite of many acts.  This gem saw stunning performances by John Hiatt, Laura Nyro, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, John Lee Hooker, BB King all captured & broadcast by KGNU-FM. Disc 1 01 Radio Intro [0:48] 02 […]

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THE ALLMAN BROTHERS: Fork In The Road – Solo Live (Limited 6CD Box Set)

They tell us ….. Disc 1. Delaney & Bonnie with Duane & Gregg Allman & King Curtis – WPLJ-FM, A&R Recording Studios,New York, 22nd July 1971 Annoucer/sponsor Come On In My Kitchen * Talk Goin’Down The Road Feeling Bad * Talk Poor Elijah * The Ghetto * Annoucer introduces musicians/tuning Livin’On The open Road Better […]

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LOU REED / JONATHAN RICHMAN: 2 Album Bundle (Limited 2 x CD)

Bundle includes 2 live radio performances as follows: Dealing on the Boulevard – Live at The Paramount Theater, Denver,CO April 13th 1989 by Lou Reed Lou, buoyed & rejuvenated by the response to the urban apocalypse suite of the just released New York album, hits the road….. Chronicling his grotesque & rotten home town ‘Big […]

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ALBERT LEE: Highway Man (CD)

We are told ….. Legendary guitarist Albert Lee’s solo album Highwayman is an intimate and heart-wrenching collection of classic acoustic covers. Most know him as the “ultimate virtuoso” (in Eric Clapton’s own words) on an electric guitar…but for Albert Lee’s latest offering, this world-renowned and much-loved country legend swaps his signature Ernie Ball Music Man […]

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ERIC GALE: The Definitive Collection (2CD)

We are told: This Definitive Double CD Collection is the first-time Eric Gale’s CTI, Columbia & Warner Brothers repertoire has compiled together on one package. . Eric Gale has put his stamp on over 500 recordings, working with a who’s who of Pop, Soul & Jazz from Jimi Hendrix to Aretha Franklin. . Eric Gale […]

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MOZART: Piotr Anderszewski / Chamber Orchestra of Europe Mozart: Piano Concertos 25 & 27 – AllMusic Review by James Manheim

Among the hundreds of recordings of late Mozart piano concertos on the market, including many of this particular pairing, this one of Poland’s Piotr Anderszewski at the keyboard and conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe is a major standout. Though played on a modern piano, it brings together several trends that have lately been explored […]

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GREGG ALLMAN: Live:Back to Macon, GA (2CD+DVD)

From the archives Gregg Allman will release his first ever DVD as a solo artist in the form of Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA on August 7 via Rounder Records. The CD/DVD package features Allman and his solo band, along with special guest Devon Allman (Gregg’s son), at the Grand Opera House in Macon, GA from January 14, […]

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Farewell Aldebaran (CD) by Judy Henske and Jerry Yester

First ever legitimate reissue of lost classic! “A gorgeous blossom of exotic folk-pop, Farewell Aldebaran was mostly overlooked when it was first released in late 1969. Maybe its snarling rockers, genteel ballads and gothic mood pieces made it too difficult to fit into conventional musical categories, or perhaps it simply fizzled due to lack of […]

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R&B: A Rhythm & Blues Chronology 1: 1940-1941 (4CD Boxset)

Rhythm and Blues was not generally recognised as a distinct musical genre until the years following the end of World War II. These 4CD sets centred on 1940-1944 attempt to pinpoint records typical of the various strands of music which coalesced into what can now be seen as a historically definable form of black popular […]

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MINGUS: Right Now (Numbered 140g Clear Vinyl LP) by Charles Mingus

With Clifford Jordan on tenor, John Handy on alto, Jane Getz on piano, and Dannie Richmond on drums, Charles Mingus went into San Francisco and whipped up a storm. This LP contains two compositions over 23-minutes each: “New Fables” and “Meditation (For A Pair Of Wire Cutters).” “New Fables” features a ten-minute solo from Jordan, […]

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NEIL YOUNG: Hitchhiker (Limited Edition CD)

The unreleased solo acoustic album recorded in 1976, which includes includes solo, acoustic songs recorded in 1976 at the Indigo Ranch Studios in Malibu, California and featuring 2 previously unreleased songs! More information to follow… 1. Pocahontas 2. Powderfinger 3. Captain Kennedy 4. Hawaii 5. Give Me Strength 6. Ride My Llama 7. Hitchhiker 8. […]

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