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YES <> Close To The Edge (Hybrid SACD Remaster)

Date Posted: 
May 9, 2013

It’s no surprise that Close to the Edge has been as popular as it has been. When it was released in 1973, it shook Yes fans’ world. Even Jon Anderson, in a recent TAP (and The Morton Report) interview, said that the band knew they had created “…something special”. Since its release, there has been multiple versions of the groundbreaking album released including Rhino Records’ vault-revisited reissue that provided a good remaster, and important bonus tracks.

Rush :: Counterparts

Date Posted: 
March 19, 2013

    Progressive rock in the early '90s was not the place to make it and pay the bills. There were a few bands that were able to flow with the times and record relevant music regardless of what the public taste was at the time. Rush was one of those brilliant bands that have fans that saw them through the changes and supported them through thick and thin.

Interview: Audio Fidelity's Marshall Blonstein Talks Music

Date Posted: 
February 8, 2013

Music biz pioneer and aggressive sound quality master talks tough love about classic titles.

Big Brother & The Holding Company <> Cheap Thrills (24kt Gold)

Date Posted: 
January 2, 2013

1968 was a pivotal year in many ways and Big Brother & The Holding Company burst onto the music scene with their fiery lead singer Janis Joplin. Cheap Thrills was a thrilling debut complete with striking comic strip artwork from Robert Crumb that attracted the eyes and imagination of millions.

Stevie Wonder - Innervisions...What, this record again? But wait: It never sounded better!

Date Posted: 
May 16, 2012

Besides having the vision and wherewithal to frame his running commentary on America and the black condition inside the most hook-filled soul-pop ever (His most underrated song: "He's Misstra Know-it-All"), Wonder played a lion's share of the instruments here too. Not so easy on tape machines and analog punch-ins! But you already know all that.

Music Review: Bryan Adams, "Cuts Like a Knife" [24 KT Gold Limited, Numbered Edition CD]

Date Posted: 
February 27, 2012

Cuts Like a Knife, the third album from Canadian rocker Bryan Adams is the one that put him on the map.  He wanted to name his previous record Bryan Adams Hasn't Heard of You Either, but saner heads prevailed, and You Want It, You Got It started to get some play on album rock radio stations. So, the follow-up was primed to breakthrough, and it did with a Top 30 ("This Time"), Top 20 ("Cuts Like a Knife") and Top 10 ("Straight from the Heart") hit.

Dio – Holy Diver (1983; 2012 Audio Fidelity remaster)

Date Posted: 
February 24, 2012

Believe it or not, there was once a time when metal was just metal. You didn’t have the death and black metal guys looking down their noses at the power and traditional metal fans and vice versa. You didn’t have publicists mangling language to create a subgenre like “blackened jazz thrash death polka” so their band could be the only act in that category. Metal just was.

Bryan Adams – Cuts Like a Knife (1983; 2012 Audio Fidelity remaster)

Date Posted: 
January 30, 2012

By the time Cuts Like a Knife was released in January of 1983, Bryan Adams had spent several years refining his craft. Smitten with rock and roll since elementary school, the Canadian born singer, songwriter and guitarist started playing in bands, touring and making records as a teenager.

Audio Fidelity "Best of 2011" Year End Lists::CS&N & Riot

Date Posted: 
January 15, 2012

Audio Fidelity 24K Gold and New Target Series Vinyl Releases on 2011 Year End Best Lists

Powerline, the metal website, named the Riot LP as the best vinyl record release of 2011 and MetroTimes chooses Crosby, Stills & Nash as #1 of the Top 5 Reissues of 2011

Audio Fidelity Gets CS&N Off the Couch and Into Your Room

Date Posted: 
December 29, 2011

The Mastering Session and The Music / Sometimes you just get lucky
The day I learned Steve Hoffman was going to re-master Crosby, Stills & Nash for an Audio Fidelity gold CD edition turned out to be the same day he actually did it. I found out early enough in the day to secure an invitation to Marsh Mastering in Los Angeles, and because I happened to be staying with friends that day only an hour away, managed to arrive in time to witness the entire session. CS&N has been a favorite since I was a teen, so for me, this was like winning the lottery.