Audiophile Music

Music is the fuel for the race car, and all audio enthusiasts need new records, albums, downloads and other musical goodies to make their systems sing. Audiophile Music includes music on Compact Disc, SACD, Blu-ray, Vinyl, Download, HD Music Download and beyond. Some audiophiles even have copies of analog master tapes for their systems.

 

On this page, find insightful posts on the day’s most relevant topics when it comes to Audiophile Music.

Elvis and His New Boxed Set

Audiophile Music

When an artist recommends stealing rather than buying their latest deluxe, boxed set, you can bet they’re not happy campers. But since Elvis Costello has made a career out of being disgruntled, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised…

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This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark

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Most "Tribute" anthologies don't live up to the hype. But This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark is what a tribute album should be;...

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The Disc That Finally Put My DVD-HD Player to Rest

Audiophile Music

Steven Stone holds on to old technologies. He still has Beta and VHS video-cassette recorders, PCM, DAT, tape cassette and even a pair of...

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Two Fine Vanguard Releases

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These two Vanguard releases came out in 2000. And if they were under your radar back then, Steven Stone gives you a idea of what you’ve been missing…and links to remedy that situation…

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Is Your Music in the Background or Foreground?

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When and how do you listen to music? Steven Stone looks at why and how many humans use music, and why how you listen may determine what you...

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The Compass Points Up

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Another Friday, another music review. I've written that labels don't matter in the new world order of Internet distribution, but there's...

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The Compass Points Up

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Another Friday, another music review. I’ve written that labels don’t matter in the new world order of Internet distribution, but there’s always an exception to the rule. Compass Records makes consistently great-sounding acoustic music that deserves a place in any acoustic music lover’s collection.

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Johnny Cash – Love, God, and Murder – Three CD Box

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Johnny Cash. Few musicians have had as much influence on country, roots, and acoustic music as Johnny Cash. Unfortunately during his long...

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Do Record Labels Matter?

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RCA, Epic, RSO, IRS, London, DG, EMI, Motown, Pye...Except for Motown, which has a clear identity, would you buy an album because it was on...

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Newport Folk Festival-Best of Bluegrass 1959 – 1966 and Newport Folk Festival-Best of the Blues 1959 – 1968

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It’s Friday. Time for a review of what Steven Stone considers an essential recording for anyone into Roots, Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, and Americana. The Newport festivals were the models for all the festivals that followed…

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My RMAF Music Checklist

Audiophile Music

Packing for Rocky Mountain Audiofest? Don't forget to bring music. Here's what Steven Stone is bringing to the big show......

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Keith Whitley – Sad Songs and Waltzes

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Keith Whitley. Unless you're a pretty hardcore country music fan, you may not have heard of him. But without Keith Whitley, Alison Krauss...

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Going Deep – Ruminations on Depth

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Audiophiles regularly discuss whether a 2-channel system can accurately reproduce depth. Steven Stone’s answer is an unequivocal, yes! He feels a high-end sound reproduction system by definition is one that reproduces depth accurately.

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Friday’s Album Review – Rodney Crowell

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Steven Stone looks at two of Rodney Crowell's best albums - the 2001 release, The Houston Kid and 1988's Diamonds and Dirt. Which one is...

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Charles Sawtelle, Music from Rancho DeVille

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Some albums get better with time. Charles Sawtelle's Music From Rancho Deville ranks as one of the most essential and important bluegrass...

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Charles Sawtelle, Music from Rancho DeVille

Audiophile Music

Some albums get better with time. Charles Sawtelle’s Music From Rancho Deville ranks as one of the most essential and important bluegrass albums of the decade. It also sounds wonderful…

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Two Sierra Records Gems

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"Historical Recordings" by their very nature are usually not audiophile sound spectaculars. These two Sierra Recordings are no exception....

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Nickel Creek’s 1st Release – Nickel Creek – Sugar Hill records

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Steven Stone has been writing music reviews for Vintage Guitar Magazine since the mid '90's. As a regular Friday feature he will revisit...

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Rip, Then Sell Your CDs?

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Since I began ripping CDs into my computer’s music library I rarely use the original CDs. Wouldn’t it be great if I could just sell ’em? Sure, as long as you don’t mind risking a hefty fine or worse. Read how CDs have become your legal defacto receipt for digital copy rights.

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Record Sales Are Up 39% For The year

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Although U.S. record sales are up 30%, it still does not bode well for the home team. Don't expect a rash of new audiophile releases from...

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