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CD remasters – what’s been your most disappointing – and your best?

We at Bowers & Wilkins in the London office have a certain love affair with the retail institution that is Fopp. It may have disappeared from many city centres throughout… Read more

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Podcast: Is Studio Recording Killing Music?

Sparked on by a love of classic record producers such as Phil Spector, Joe Meek, and Sam Phillips, Bowers & Wilkins got together a panel of musical experts to see… Read more

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New album available as 24-bit download – as requested

This month’s album, In Session, is a collaboration between the extraordinary Mauritanian musician Daby Toure and old-school bluesman Skip McDonald. Clearly Music Club members are very discerning as we’ve┬áhad a… Read more

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A class in sonic appreciation

I blogged earlier about the Deep Listening roundtable conference in New York. You can now watch it here. Chaired by Greg Calbi, the mastering engineer at legendary Sterling Sound, NY… Read more

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Equal rights for Audiophiles!

Audiophiles get a bad press. Even the word conjures up images of old men in tweed, listening to LPs of train sound effects on turntables that pre-date the invention of… Read more

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Let’s get organised!

It appears that sound lovers aren’t taking bad sound quality lying down. Metallica fans have put up a petition to get their new album, Death Magnetic, remixed. Add your name… Read more

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PS3 offers consolation for dynamics-deprived Metallica fans

New technology is often blamed for ruining sound quality, with downloads getting a particularly rough ride. But now it seems the latest gadgets are striking a blow for audio purity,… Read more

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Do you agree with Peter Gabriel about digital music?

Peter Gabriel, a patron of Society of Sound music club, is back in the news again, mostly to promote his new Big Blue Ball project with Real World. If you… Read more

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Society of Sound music:Tell us what you think..

So we’re three months and four albums in (including the extra Brett Anderson album) and we’d really like to know what you think. Tell us what you’ve liked or not… Read more