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  1. Register to win a copy of Pink Floyd's The Wall 180g Vinyl LP we are giving away.

    According to the company:

    "Special care has been taken to replicate the original packaging. The first batch of releases, mastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman will be pressed on 180gram vinyl for optimum sound quality."

    All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. Click on the picture above for details on how to enter.

  2. Posted stories go to the bottom of the page and then disappear but the eight phono preamps compared story lives on and there's still time to vote for your favorite in this blind listening test.

  3. With its compilation-like title, black and white cover art and wide ranging artists roster, The Sound of Jazz, originally issued in 1958, is often confused with one of Columbia Records' early stereo sampler albums.

    Primary Category: 
    Artist: 
    Various Artists
    Album: 
    The Sound of Jazz
    Cred Label: 
    Analogue Productions/Columbia APJ 111/CS 8040
    Cred Prod: 
    Irving Townsend and George Avakian
    Cred Eng: 
    N/A (Fred Plaut?)
    Cred Mix: 
    N/A (Fred Plaut?) (3/2 mixdown by Ryan K. Smith)
    Cred Mast: 
    Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound, NYC
    With its compilation-like title, black and white cover art and wide ranging artists roster, The Sound of Jazz, originally issued in 1958, is often confused with one of Columbia Records' early stereo sampler albums.

  4. Illustrator, cartoonist Gerald Scarfe spoke yesterday (6/16/17) with AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer after Scarfe's hour-long talk at London's Victoria and Albert Museum where since May 13th (and running through October 1st) "The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains" has been attracting large, enthusiastic crowds.
  5. In his annotation for Riverside’s 1966 reissue of the 1961 Jazzland original single LP release Monk & Coltrane (RS 390) critic Ira Gitler (who is credited for inventing the expression “sheets of sound” to describe the note cluster technique Coltrane devised during his short time playing with Monk) writes “Coltrane’s talent, set in such a fertile environment, bloomed like a hibiscus.”

    Primary Category: 
    Category: 
    Artist: 
    Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane
    Album: 
    Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings
    Cred Label: 
    Craft Recordings 3 180g "File" Box Set
    Cred Prod: 
    Orrin Keepnews (reissue producer: Nick Phillips)
    Cred Eng: 
    Bill Grauer (?)
    Cred Mix: 
    Bill Grauer?
    Cred Mast: 
    George Horn and Anne-Marie Suenram at George Horn Mastering, Berkeley, CA
    In his annotation for Riverside’s 1966 reissue of the 1961 Jazzland original single LP release Monk & Coltrane (RS 390) critic Ira Gitler (who is credited for inventing the expression “sheets of sound” to describe the note cluster technique Coltrane devised during his short time playing with Monk) writes “Coltrane’s talent, set in such a fertile environment, bloomed like a hibiscus.”

  6. Register to win an invitation for two to a private reception with Pink Floyd The Wall artist Gerald Scarfe July 8th, 2017 we are giving away.

    About the event:

    San Francisco Art Exchange is offering one of the most valuable collections of rock and roll artwork to ever be offered for sale: eleven original paintings, hand-selected by famed English artist Gerald Scarfe, from Pink Floyd’s 1982 masterpiece The Wall. A major exhibition will be held in July with Scarfe and his wife Jane Asher in attendance at the invitation-only premiere to be held at SFAE’s gallery (458 Geary St, San Francisco, CA) July 8th.

    AnalogPlanet.com has arranged for a lucky winner and their guest to attend this invitation-only event and meet the artist!

    [This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

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