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The Kinks in Mono

A just released vinyl box set contains the core Pye/Reprise By Harvey Kubernik The Kinks-The Mono Collection, the first 10 albums on vinyl by the Kinks in glorious mono is now out, via BMG, including the previously out of prin...
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The Rising Cost of New Vinyl

Or, Shove Your $30 Smiths Reissues Up Your Collective Asses By Colin Tappe came to the conclusion recently that my job as a record store owner is, first and foremost, to make record buying fun. Sure, keeping things organized, h...
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Freddie Mercury of the band Quee Photographs by Neal Preston © Queen Productions Ltd.

A Visit and 1975 Interview with Queen’s Freddie Mercury

BY HARVEY KUBERNIK Actor Rami Malek is the 2019 Academy Award-winning recipient in the Best Leading Actor category for his portrayal of the late singer/songwriter Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody which has ...
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Robbie Robertson Gives Testimony

With a just-released autobiography, Testimony, and a 40th Anniversary Edition of The Last Waltz, the co-founder of The Band talks about his storied life and work on a new album By Harvey Kubernik Robbie Robertson’s contr...
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Both Sides of the Sky , a new album from the Jimi Hendrix vaults

Many of these surviving studio recordings find Hendrix working with varying lineups of musicians — including surprises like Stephen Stills and Joni Mitchell By Richie Unterberger For a guy who only put out three true, studio ...
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THE KINKS

The 50th Anniversary rerelease of The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society is out from BMG. Interviews with Ray and Dave Davies explore the history of this seminal album. By Harvey Kubernik The Kinks have just relea...
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Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Now Out with New Mixes in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Audio; Expanded Version with Previously Unreleased Session Recordings, & Special Packaging  By Harvey Kubernik “Sgt Pepper’s was the perfect album to absorb while being...
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Stevie Nicks  at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on her 24 Karat Gold Tour, 2017. Ralph Arvesen / Wikimedia Commons

The life, music and costumes of Stevie Nicks, rock’s still-reigning witchy queen

Gold Dust Woman is a cradle-to-golden years slog through the singer’s life Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks By Stephen Davis St Martin’s Press By Suzanne Rush Being a Stevie Nicks fan has always required t...
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WHITE ALBUM

The Beatles: The White Album

By Harvey Kubernik On November 9th, The Beatles re-leased a suite of lavishly presented White Album packages (Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe). The album’s 30 tracks are newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam...
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