Issue 111

Opening Salvo: Imaginations Real
(With a tip of the hat to Dave Davies for the title) This issue’s cover: Prince (1958 – 2016). One...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Multichannel Hall of Fame Mk II
(Last time we offered overviews of several recording labels that led the way to a glorious high-res, multichannel future for...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Waiting for the Black Cadillac, Redux
Who knows what’s behind our taste? A record that I think persists in its genius (My Life In the Bush...
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Frankly Speaking: The Incalculable Influence of Kraftwerk
Kraftwerk’s influence on today’s pop music is so pervasive, the band is so historically important, and so much has been...
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Off the Charts: Tracy Chapman, Redux
Some pop stars wear the glamour of fame and fortune, like a suit they’ve longed to try on since they...
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Revolutions Per Minute: For the Record: Restoring a Vintage Disc Cutting Lathe
A customer recently imported a vintage Presto 75A disk recording lathe from the US, with a view to cutting records...
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Music to My Ears: John Prine – In Spite of Himself
I did a Copper piece on John Prine a year ago (Issue 80). However his passing on April 7 brought...
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Deep Dive: Breathing Restored Life Into a Classic Pipe Organ, Round Two
Calvary Episcopal Church was founded in 1836 and is part of the Parish of Calvary - St. George’s in New...
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Something Old / Something New: Interpreting Purcell, Redux
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) lived at an expansive time in British music history, when artistic freedom had been restored after a...
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Industry News: In Memoriam: Victor Goldstein
The audio world lost one of its most pre-eminent, wonderful, colorful, passionate people with the passing of Victor Goldstein on...
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True-Life Rock Tales: Pond Hopping with the Stranglers
The heat is coming on and the pipes are clanking. It is a comforting sound. Across the street is Carnegie...
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Featured: Being an Audio Forum Moderator, Part Two
This is the second in our series of articles giving a behind-the-scenes look at how a forum operates. I will...
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Featured: Italian Progressive Rock, Part Two: Le Orme
Le Orme (“The Footprints”) is one of the most successful and prolific of the Italian progressive rock bands. From their...
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Audio Anthropology: Ears in the Clouds
As anyone who's heard one knows, they weren't kidding. From Audio, December 1960.   Maybe not strictly audio-related, but what...
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Parting Shot: Where Cool Water Flows
The Cart Creek Bridge at the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area in the eastern corner of Utah. The water is...
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