NEW MONO RELEASES MADE FROM THE ANALOG MASTERS REVISIT THE ORIGINAL MIXES By Harvey Kubernik An Interview With Abbey Road Studios Engineer, Ken Scott On September 9 in North America, The Beatles’ nine U.K. albums, the American-compiled Magical Mystery Tour and the Mono Masters album tracks will be released in mono on 180-gram vinyl LPs with [...]
The Numero Group’s hard rocking, fantasy-based compilation, “Wayfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles,” might be their best yet.
SONNY ROLLINS – ON THE ROAD AGAIN By Armand Lewis While some of the originators of modern jazz lived to see the digital age arrive in the 1980s, there are precious few still around today releasing new music — let alone touring the world. One of the last of the true giants of jazz has [...]
J. Mascis is nothing if not versatile. Sometimes he’s raging in bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Witch. But it’s his softer side that gets exposed in Tied to a Star, his second album for Sub Pop; Mascis is longtime friends with the label’s vice president, Megan Jasper.
In the summer of 1970, Elvis Presley might have felt he was on top the world. But in reality, he was at yet another crossroad in his career.
PAYING A LITTLE RESPECT TO RAP AND HIP HOP’S LEGENDARY ACTS by Carter James For music enthusiasts who think Hip Hop greats belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the quality and aesthetics of the genre’s vinyl reissues is deeply significant. Time flies and as bands like Nirvana enter their eligible years so [...]
BACK TO SCHOOL WITH THE BEATLES Coursera (www.coursera.org) is a website. Their slogan is “Welcome to Coursera! Take the worlds best courses, online, for free”. They offer free courses such as Mathematical Biostatistics Boot Camp 2 from Johns Hopkins University and Exploring Neural Data from Brown University as well as The Music of the Beatles [...]
To those in the vinyl game, Bob is better known as a constant presence at record shows, which have become as much a competition for that month’s holy grail record and bragging rights thereof, carefully culling out those 45s good enough for his collection, about which little is known, but must be impressive based on what he buys.