“Sail away, away/Ripples never come back.” – Genesis, “Ripples”

    Remember the past, live in the present, welcome the future.

    In this issue: Anne E. Johnson has someone to talk about: rock legend Bonnie Raitt and jazz singer extraordinaire Joe Williams. J.I. Agnew continues his examination of direct metal mastering and Stockfisch Records’ DMM Dubplate, Vol. 1. Ivan Berger builds his first stereo system. Russ Welton finds a good value in streaming audio, and has more speaker shopping tips. Octave Records has two new releases: the Audiophile Masters, Volume II compilation disc and a vinyl LP edition of Clandestine Amigo’s Temporary Circumstances. Ken Sander joins the Los Angeles Free Press. Tom Methans hangs out by the stage door.

    Ken Kessler has more to say about reel-to-reel listening. B. Jan Montana continues his epic journey. Rich Isaacs says they don’t make ’em like they used to – album covers, that is. Ray Chelstowski talks with Michael Jahnz of Richrath Project 3:13 about rediscovered songs by REO Speedwagon guitar titan Gary Richrath. John Seetoo celebrates more joyful noises from Christian music pioneer Phil Keaggy. Rudy Radelic makes way for more Dionne Warwick. Tom Gibbs simplifies his audio setup. The Copper A/V crew gets to the heart of the matter, a well-oiled rig, really portable audio, and music in hyperspace.

    Staff Writers:

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

    Contributing Editors:
    Ivan Berger, Steven Bryan Bieler, Harris Fogel, Robert Heiblim, Steve Kindig, Ed Kwok, Stuart Marvin, Andy Schaub, 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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    No one. We are free from advertising and subscribing to Copper is free.

     – FD

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