Anything You Want: MoFi Gives Miles Davis and Iron Butterfly the Audiophile Treatment

By Sam Stone | April 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, Mobile Fidelity announced a pair of remasters to add to their excellent Gain 2 Ultra Analog LP reissue series: one, an often lambasted psych-rock staple, the other a landmark in lushly orchestrated cool jazz.  Though Iron Butterfly’s In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida and Miles Davis’ interpretations of Porgy and Bess couldn’t be much further apart stylistically, they […]

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Up, Up, and Away: Grateful Dead Come Alive in New “Origins” Graphic Novel, Exclusive Music Included

By Joe Marchese | April 6, 2020 | 2 Comments

Secret origins have long been a classic trope of comic books. This June, a rather unexpected super-team will find their origins revealed in a new graphic novel. That’s the release date for Z2 Comics’ Grateful Dead Origins, written by Chris Miskiewicz with art by Noah Van Sciver. Origins will depict the early days of Jerry […]

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Review: Donna Summer, “Encore”

By Joe Marchese | April 6, 2020 | 10 Comments

I. Try Me, I Know We Can Make It Donna Summer’s first studio album was entitled Lady of the Night, after its retro-styled galloping pop song composed by Giorgio Moroder and the album’s producer Pete Bellotte. Following the release of her next LP, Summer would own the night as an international superstar. But there was […]

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Sentimental Journeys: Doris Day’s Birthday Weekend Celebrated with Online Auction, Upcoming Releases

By Joe Marchese | April 3, 2020 | 1 Comment

Today, April 3, would have been Doris Day’s 98th birthday. Though she passed last year on May 13, her spirit remains very much with us. As we reflect on her singular life, and cherish her work as a singer, actor, humanitarian, and activist, we’re thrilled to share some very special news about an imminent event […]

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In Memoriam: Bill Withers (1938-2020)

By Joe Marchese | April 3, 2020 | 1 Comment

Sometimes in our lives we all have pain We all have sorrow But if we are wise We know that there’s always tomorrow… Those words from “Lean on Me” held tremendous meaning when Bill Withers first introduced them in 1972. Today, they arguably hold even greater resonance. It’s been announced that Withers has passed away […]

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