Rega introduces the new Planar 1 Plus, “another winner an the perfect marriage of convenience and sound quality,” according to What Hifi! review. For the Planar 1 Plus (£329), Rega wanted to optimise this circuit for ultimate performance so they have removed the USB interface and used the money saved to improve what was already…

Unusual Sounds: The Hidden History of Library Music, by David Hollander (Anthology Editions), is a deep dive into a musical universe that has, until now, been accessible only to producers and record collectors; a celebration of this strange industry and an examination of its unique place at the nexus of art and commerce. Featuring original…

An exhibition of early photographs of Manchester music icons The Smiths – including the world-famous shot of the group posing outside the Salford Lads Club – is to go on display at Manchester Central Library. As a novice photographer, Stephen Wright captured the legend of The Smiths with his first Nikon camera in the mid-1980s…

John Williams: A Life In Music – a brand new album of iconic movie scores by the world’s most successful film composer – including Star Wars, Jurassic Park, E.T. and many more. The album, which was released on May the 4th (International Star Wars Day), will be released on vinyl on 5 October 2018. The…

Bandwagonesque, Thirteen, Grand Prix, Songs From Northern Britain, and Howdy! Teenage Fanclub are set to release these classic albums on vinyl on August 10th. Each album has been remastered from the original tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London under the guidance of the band, and will be packaged in a faithful re-production of the original…

One of the World’s Largest Private Collections of Caribbean and Latin American Music, The Gladys Palmera Collection, is now online. Gladys Palmera (based in Madrid, Spain) is the alter-ego of Alejandra Fierro Eleta and the owner of this awesome collection that includes more than 100,000 vintage recordings – discs of all formats, CDs and recordings…

Symbol Audio will launch a turntable console, Modern Record Player ($3,295), in September. The Modern Record Player combines a traditional record player with the latest streaming technology in a single package. The new turntable, with an integrated AB amplifier, is wi-fi compatible. It has three-source selector switch allows for phono, auxiliary, or wireless use. The…

Vinylradar has selected this week new releases for you. Enjoy! – Snow Patrol: Wildness Snow Patrol return with their seventh studio LP, Wildness. Snow Patrol’s previous album ‘Fallen Empires’ arrived in 2011 with a serious reputation attached. The band have sold over 31 million albums and have been responsible for several era-defining singles, including Run,…

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Luis Atao, an illustrator from Lima (Peru) created his project Star Wars And The Music, a mix between George Lucas universe and his favorite bands. The project includes a With the Beatle reinterpretation, The Man Machine by Kraftwerk and Dark Side of the Moon by…

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