• International Phonograph, Inc.

    International Phonograph, Inc.

    One of the dilemmas for those of us with tricked-out reel-to-reel tape decks, like my UHA-Phase 12 from United Home Audio, is finding outstanding pre-recorded tapes at reasonable prices. One great source is International Phonograph, ...
  • The National: I Am Easy to Find

    The National: I Am Easy to Find

    Verging on a concept album, The National’s eighth studio release reflects a ripening extension of their estimable talents and evolving style, bringing into the foreground the band’s collaborations with women—particularly the many musicians and featured ...
  • Traffic Returns to Vinyl

    Traffic Returns to Vinyl

    In 1967 four musicians left the city in order to hole up in an English country cottage, where they immersed themselves in music. Far from the madding crowd, the artists created a fresh new sound ...
  • Newvelle’s Season Four

    Newvelle’s Season Four

    The love of vinyl LPs comes in many forms: the millennial’s obsession with retro cool, the baby boomer’s nostalgia for physical artifacts and 12x12-inch cover art, and the audiophile’s veneration of the deeper, warmer ambience ...
  • Jeremy Denk: c.1300-c.2000

    Jeremy Denk: c.1300-c.2000

    c.1300–c.2000. Denk (24/96) SuperHiRez.com I’m not big on saving printed programs from concerts—I’ve got too much stuff I’ll never look at again as it is—but made an exception in January of 2017 when I heard ...
  • Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time In

    Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time In

    This 1965 release ended the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s series of time-themed albums, the most famous being 1959’s Time Out, which contained the ever-popular “Take Five.” Time In was also one of the final records by ...
  • Henryk Szeryng

    Henryk Szeryng

    Polish-born Henryk Szeryng was often characterized as a “patrician” violinist, but for good reason, as this monumental 44-CD boxed set from Decca makes abundantly clear. Collected here are the complete recordings Szeryng made for Philips, ...
  • Evosound

    Evosound

    Since its first release in 2004, the Evosound music label has experienced considerable success in the Asian market, but it hasn’t had as much of an impact elsewhere. That should change, however. An effort by ...
  • Lyn Stanley Toasts Julie London

    Lyn Stanley Toasts Julie London

    London Calling: A Toast to Julie London is Lyn Stanley’s sixth album since 2013, with another due out before this review sees print. Seven superb albums in six years suggests someone making up for a ...
  • Blue Note’s Tone Poet Series

    Blue Note’s Tone Poet Series

    To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the legendary jazz label founded in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, Blue Note Records has introduced the Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series. Produced by Joe Harley ...
  • Over the Rhine: Love & Revelation

    Over the Rhine: Love & Revelation

    For their 13th LP, the Ohio-based husband-and-wife team of bassist Linford Detweiler and vocalist Karin Bergquist offer 11 meditations on love and loss. The sparse arrangements—marked by Bergquist’s aching vocals, chiming acoustic guitar, and Greg ...

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