November 30th, 2020

    Thanksgiving has come and gone in the US (and Brazil and elsewhere) and it was perhaps the strangest any of us have ever experienced – or maybe the most meaningful. Though all of us have had moments of deep despair in 2020, it’s not trite to note that there are also many reasons to be thankful and appreciate what we have all the more. I believe the human spirit is indomitable.

    In this issue: Jay Jay French remembers John Lennon on the 40th anniversary of his passing. Ken Sander finishes his road trip with Split Enz. J.I. Agnew launches a two-part series that takes a close look at vertical tracking angle and stylus rake angle. Larry Schenbeck listens to naughty and nice holiday music. Wayne Robins reviews Oasis’ remastered 25th anniversary reissue of (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? John Seetoo concludes his AES Show Fall 2020 report and pays a virtual visit to Nashville’s Blackbird Studio. Adrian Wu begins a series on testing in audio. Steven Bryan Bieler battles LPs.

    I interview Steve Guttenberg, YouTube’s “The Audiophiliac.” Dan Schwartz has bad and good audio news. Alón Sagee concludes his visit to Mongolia. Rich Isaacs offers Part One of a 1970s interview series with Genesis. Tom Gibbs reviews new releases and reissues from Joni Mitchell, Pink Floyd and The War on Drugs. Ray Chelstowski looks at the history of rock T-shirts. Anne E. Johnson gives insight into British folk legend Joan Armatrading and piano jazz great Mary Lou Williams. Peter Xeni’s audiophile gets off to a shaky start. The issue concludes with James Whitworth’s exasperated listener, vintage holiday LPs and kit-building, and a concert hall visit.

    Steve Guttenberg: the Audiophiliac, Part One

    Steve Guttenberg is the host of The Audiophiliac Daily Show,…

    Split Enz: True Colours, Part Two

    In Issue 124 Ken wrote about the beginning of the…

    Oasis’ Remastered Masterpiece: What’s the Story?

    There is a Saturday Night Live sketch from 1996 in…

    To Test or Not to Test, That is the Question (Part One)

    How many audiophiles actually perform any form of measurement on…

    Holiday Music, Naughty & Nice

      First, the Nice part: One of my earliest memories…

    Audio News – Bad and Good

    This time out, I want to share some audio-related news…

    Strawberry Fields Forever…and Ever

    This article was originally published in Goldmine magazine, www.goldminemag.com, and…

    Joan Armatrading: Showing Some Emotion

    Joan Armatrading never caught on in a big way in…

    Vertical Tracking Angle Meets Stylus Rake Angle, Part One

    The geometric considerations with regard to vinyl disk recording and…

    My War on LPs

    My life took a swerve in the summer of 1974.…

    Interviewing Genesis in the 1970s – Part One

    How I got to meet my idols. Me:  “Hi, I’m…

    Five Weeks In Mongolia, Part Two

    Part One of this story ran in Issue 123. A…

    Mary Lou Williams: Hidden Figure of Piano Jazz

    Considering that she wrote arrangements for Duke Ellington and mentored…

    Concert T-Shirts: History in the Making

    Recently, a college buddy posted a picture of himself on…

    Two Outstanding New Releases…and a Repackage of a Great One

    Joni Mitchell – Archives – Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967)…

    A Shaky Start

    AES Fall Show 2020, Part Three

    This fall, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) held its annual…

    AES’ Audio Wonders of the World: Blackbird Studio

    The AES (Audio Engineering Society) Show Fall 2020 was of…

    All Kitted Out

    Something for everyone for the holidays from Audio Fidelity. From…

    SOS

    The Good Old Days

    “You’re not likely to believe this son, but when I…
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