Heaven is a Place

Heaven is a Place

Written by Frank Doris

“The band in Heaven, they play my favorite songPlay it once again, play it all night long.” – Talking Heads, “Heaven”

In this issue: John Seetoo talks with Grammy-winning engineers Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz to find out how they recorded Jane Ira Bloom’s new album live in high-res audio – without the musicians being in the same room. Our Mindful Melophile Don Kaplan enjoys music from around the world. I cover Octave Records’ latest release, Clandestine Amigo's Pinnacle. J.I. Agnew examines the evolution of analog reverberation devices. Harris Fogel has more from Capital Audiofest 2022. Howard Kneller spends time with the Esoteric Grandioso G1X Master Clock Generator. Tom Methans says the best Yes album is…Drama. Ray Chelstowski asks Foreigner frontman Kelly Hansen about the band’s upcoming farewell tour.

Ken Kessler wraps up his series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Linn Sondek LP12 turntable. Rich Isaacs hears some unusual cover versions of favorite songs. Russ Welton checks out in-ear headphones. Rudy Radelic continues his series on CTI Records. Andrew Daly asks indie producer/musician Butch Vig about his time with Nirvana, Garbage, Smashing Pumpkins and others. Steven Bryan Bieler aces his musical stress test. Anne E. Johnson covers the careers of folk-rock pioneers the Byrds, and Jutta Hipp, the jazz piano virtuoso who disappeared. The Copper A/V squad gets spaced out, encounters the X-factor, has an empty feeling, and travels the road not easily taken.

Staff Writers:

J.I. Agnew, Ray Chelstowski, Andrew Daly, Harris Fogel, Jay Jay French, Tom Gibbs, Roy Hall, Rich Isaacs, Anne E. Johnson, Don Kaplan, Ken Kessler, Don Lindich, Stuart Marvin, Tom Methans, B. Jan Montana, Rudy Radelic, Tim Riley, Wayne Robins, Alón Sagee, Ken Sander, John Seetoo, Dan Schwartz, Russ Welton, Adrian Wu

Contributing Editors:

Ivan Berger, Steven Bryan Bieler, Jack Flory, Steve Kindig, Ed Kwok, Ted Shafran, David Snyder, Bob Wood

Cover: “Cartoon Bob” D’Amico

Cartoons: James Whitworth, Peter Xeni

Parting Shots: James Schrimpf, B. Jan Montana, Rich Isaacs (and others)

Audio Anthropology Photos: Howard Kneller, Steve Rowell

Editor: Frank Doris

Publisher: Paul McGowan

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