dave stewart

New exclusive music – plus 24-bit FLAC option

This month, on top of the regular Society of Sound album – Dabe Touré and Skip McDonald’s In Session – we have exclusive lossless versions of 4 tracks from musical… Read more

Vinyl

Vinyl still fighting in a digital world.

This month heralds one of the most unlikely anniversaries – the 60th birthday of the 7” single. With focus firmly on the rise of digital sales and fall of CD… Read more

Skip McDonald and Daby Toure at Real World Studios. Photography: York Tillyer

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 had a… Read more

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A personal best tracks of 2008

It’s the time of year where journalists and bloggers get all retrospective and reflect on a year in music. As a humble B&W employee, with a vested interested in music… 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

real world studios

Exclusive live Dengue Fever event

We were very lucky to be able to attend an invitation-only evening at Real World Studios last week along with some Society of Sound members who had won invites. After… Read more

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Choosing the right music for the B&W Zeppelin and Apple iTouch

Christmas is almost upon us, and as usual we’re all planning our festive shopping, or out buying things on a whim. In order to get people as excited about the… Read more

Neil Young Archives on blu-ray

Is Blu-Ray the saviour of high-quality stereo?

It’s been known for a while that Neil Young’s long-awaited Archives is going to be released on Blu-ray. But now that Amazon in the US is taking pre-release orders it… Read more

Tod Machover

Preparing for Skellig – Tod Machover (MIT Professor and Society of Sound Fellow)

I’m in Newcastle-on-Tyne right now, in the final stage of rehearsals for my Skellig opera which premieres here at the Sage Gateshead next Monday and runs from November 24-29. Newcastle… Read more