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Watch new Brit-folk band Urusen recording at Real World plus new LSO Live recording

Urusen are this month’s artists chosen by Peter Gabriel and Real World Studios. Combining intrinsically British folk with contemporary Americana to make wistful yet uplifting music, they also clearly enjoy… Read more

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Listen and you’ll see – play Bob Marley’s Exodus this Sunday

“I wake up in the morning and do a Masters Voice thing in front of the speakers for a while; then I go outside. Music defines a total environment. Straight… Read more

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Classic Recordings: Bob Marley – Exodus

Bob Marley – Exodus Island 50 (Vinyl) By Paul Rigby Marley had a tremendous decade packing in 10 or so brilliant artistic pieces of work throughout the 70s that not… Read more

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Vote for your favourite Classic Album

Everybody’s favourite vinyl-spinning club, Classic Album Sundays will be appearing at this year’s Vintage Festival. Together with Bowers & Wilkins, they will be presenting the Best British Albums on British… Read more

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The New Face of Vinyl – support this project.

“Throughout the United States, teens and young adults alike are doling out cash for vinyl re-issues of their favorite records, or even better, getting the latest artists and records on… Read more

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The inspiring world of Diego Stocco

Two great videos from inspiring sound designer Diego Stocco. Creating the DTS Sound System using milk, lentils and water balloons. Creating a new instrument using a dismantled piano, a broken… Read more

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Classic Recordings: Iain Matthews – If You Saw Thro’ My Eyes

Iain Matthews – If You Saw Thro’ My Eyes Vinyl Lovers (Vinyl) By Paul Rigby Fairport Convention was a legendary folk band and many of the band’s former members released… Read more

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Debate: Does pop music need to be well recorded?

Welcome to the first in a new series of debates. Each month we’ll ask two experts to argue a thorny sound-related topic. We hope you enjoy the discussion, and we’d… Read more

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Stunning interpretation of Shostakovich by Rostropovich from LSO

BBC 3 described Rostrapovich’s performance on this recording as breathing “this music as if it were oxygen…he brings it chillingly to life”. His friendship with Shostakovich gives him a unique… Read more