Lou Pallo’s “Thank You Les” Gets a 10 for Sound at Analog Planet

Michael Fremer at Analog Planet gave Lou Pallo’s “Thank You Les – A Tribute To Les Paul” vinyl a “9” for musical content and a “10” for sound in his recent review. Here’s what Michael had to say:

“The production was all-analog on vintage tube gear that warmed up the CD reviewed here a few months ago, but on vinyl? OMG! Anyone who thinks CDs are “transparent to the source” will surely change their minds hearing this AA recording in its most pure AAA state…”

Read the full review here.

“Thank You Les” was mastered by Alex DeTurk at Masterdisk.

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In addition to the great review from Michael Fremer, “Thank You Les” has earned the titles of “Best Tribute Album” and “Best Long Form Video” in the artist and industry judging portion of the Independent Music Awards, in addition to “Best Tribute Album” in the world-wide voting Vox Populi (People’s Choice).

Here’s an interview with Lou Pallo at The Independent Music Awards site.

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New Linda Thompson Album “Won’t Be Long Now” Set for October 15 Release

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British folk-rock legend Linda Thompson’s new album, “Won’t Be Long Now” is set for release on October 15.

Photo of Linda Thompson, Scott Hull, and Ed HaberThe album features Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick, Eliza Carthy, Sam Amidon, Amy Helm and a host of Thompsons. All three of her children and one grandchild form the group on a cover of Anna McGarrigle’s “As Fast As My Feet.” Ex-husband Richard Thompson provides lovely guitar accompaniment on Linda’s “Love’s for Babies and Fools,” a song that can stand with the best of their classic output.

Produced with her long-time collaborator, Edward Haber, mixed by Tom Schick (Wilco, Mavis Staples, Ryan Adams), and mastered by Scott Hull, “Won’t Be Long Now” is not to be missed.

(The photo of Linda, Scott, and producer Ed Haber is from the mastering session for “Won’t Be Long Now.”)

Coincidentally, it was 7 years ago today that Linda’s last album, “Versatile Heart” (also mastered by Scott Hull), was released!

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Cypress Hill Debut Released 22 Years Ago Today

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“Cypress Hill” (mastered at Masterdisk) was critically and commercially successful, getting certified double Platinum by the RIAA.

Steve Huey of Allmusic calls Cypress Hill’s debut “a sonic blueprint that would become one of the most widely copied in hip-hop.”

In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Rolling Stone called it “an album that is innovative and engaging in spite of its hard-core messages.”

Included in Rolling Stone’s “Essential Recordings of the 90’s”.
Ranked #57 in Spin Magazine’s “90 Greatest Albums of the ’90s”.
Included in Q Magazine’s “90 Best Albums Of The 1990s”.

Data from Wikipedia.

Don Muro “It’s Time” Reissue Remastered by Alex DeTurk

Coming October 8th, 2013
Limited edition of 500 LPs

“Most lost-classic reissues fit snugly into genre ghettos, but Don Muro’s 1977 masterpiece ‘It’s Time’ defies even our precise 21st-century methods of classification. Rock, funk, synth-pop, disco, ambient, space-age: nothing suffices. It’s funny, it’s solemn, it’s light, it’s shady, it’s sly, it’s earnest, and it’s none and all of the above. Enjoy it ironically and suddenly it gets sublime; take it seriously and soon enough it’s having fun at your expense. I dare you to try to file this one away – chances are it’ll keep poking its head out of your collection, challenging you to figure it all out before it even attracts a speck of dust.” – Marc Masters (Pitchfork, The Wire)

2013 remaster by Alex DeTurk at Masterdisk

From the original 1977 back cover…

“On this album Don plays the following instruments:
ARP Polyphonic Synthesizer System (2600, Odyssey, String Ensemble)
ARP Pro-Soloist
Oberheim Digital Sequencer
Acoustic Piano
Rhodes 73 and 88 Electric Pianos
Hammond RT3 Organ
Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Bass Guitar
Drums and Percussion

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