Opening Salvo

    You Made Listening Fun

    Issue 177

    We’ve lost another one of the greats with the passing of Christine McVie at 79. As singer, keyboardist and songwriter for the monumentally popular Fleetwood Mac, her voice has been heard around the world. She shared vocals with Stevie Nicks beginning in the 1970s, and wrote many of Fleetwood Mac’s hits including “Over My Head,” “Say You Love Me,” and “Don’t Stop.” She was also a session musician, played with the British group Chicken Shack, and released a number of solo albums. We tip our hats to a legend.

    In this issue: Ray Chelstowski interviews John Lodge of the Moody Blues. J.I. Agnew’s worldwide look at record cutting lathes takes him to England. Jay Jay French talks with producer Giles Martin about the new Beatles Revolver remixes. John Seetoo continues his report on the 2022 New York Audio Engineering Society convention. Russ Welton opens the curtains on small-room acoustics. I attend the grand opening of the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame. Ted Shafran picks his favorites from specialty label Opera Depot. Rudy Radelic takes on the Great River Road Lemons Rally. Ken Kessler returns to his reel-to-reel roots, high-tech style. B. Jan Montana finds that help is on the way in his long journey.

    Rich Isaacs tells the story of Joe Bussard, a most dedicated record collector. Andrew Daly talks with Dean Ortega of should-have-made-it rockers Neverland, and Revolution Child. Stuart Marvin revisits Klooks Kleek, a Sixties British music breeding ground. Adrian Wu enjoys Ravel’s works for orchestra. We revisit the Mindful Melophile Don Kaplan’s article on Native American music (he’s on holiday but didn’t want to miss his regularly scheduled appearance). Anne E. Johnson finds the perfect song with Diana Krall, and has her finger on the pulse of electronic pop and the Pet Shop Boys. We conclude the issue with a safe bet, money for nothing, the heart of the matter, and water works.

    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

    “Cartoon Bob” D’Amico

    James Whitworth, Peter Xeni

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

    Audio Anthropology Photos:
    Howard Kneller, Steve Rowell

    Frank Doris

    Paul McGowan

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