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Ten Facts About Vinyl Records Only a True Vinyl-Geek Will Know

Vinyl may be a fad, or the format may be here to stay. Either way here are some facts that may help you at your next Trivia Night.

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Hi-Res Treasures: John Coltrane - Blue Train

John Coltrane is as important to American jazz as anyone else in the genre. Blue Train released in September 1957 is the quintessential be-bop record and certainly a record that should be in the collection of anyone serious or curious about American be-bop.

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Front-to-Back Albums: Tracey Thorn - Record

Tracey Thorn is best known as one half of the duo Everything but The Girl, from 1982 to 2000 Thorn, together with Ben Watt, purveyed catchy, sullen and angst-ridden bedroom synth pop ballads. She is back with an excellent solo album Record

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Spotify's IPO - A Bright Spot for Artists and Fans

Spotify's record setting April 4 Initial Public Offering is raising the hopes of artists and musicians throughout the music industry.

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A History of Bad Music Formats

The history of popular music is filled with examples of really bad playback formats but these horrible formats didn't kill the enjoyment of music for fans who were stuck having to listen to them.

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Classic Front-to-Back Albums: Donald Fagen - The Nightfly

"Undersea by rail, Ninety minutes from New York to Paris" seemed a certain reality in the 1950's, except it obviously turned out to be just a dream borne of a time when lots of things seemed possible. We live in an age where basically nothing seems possible and the dream has become ironic, but that's okay because irony is a language Fagen has always spoken fluently. 

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