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.

 

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New CD Reviews Jan 13 2012

Audiophile Music

Here’s Steven Stone’s second bi-monthly set of exclusive capsule reviews for Audiophile Review of new and soon-to-be-released albums. You’ll notice links to each artists’ page to make it easier for you to explore their music

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Two Must-Have Albums from 2001

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Sherman, set the wayback machine for 2001. Let's revisit a couple of essential albums that should be in every new acoustic music fan's...

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New CD Reviews

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It's Friday! Here are some fresh CD reviews. The new Matt Flinner Trio CD, Winter Harvest, on Compass Records, is simply superb....

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Doc Watson Foundation: A Guitar Instrumental Collection 1964-1998 and Eric Thompson: Thompson’s Real Bluegrass Instrumentals with Guitar

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Some folks might argue as to whether banjo or guitar are the quintessential American instrument. But no one can argue that Doc Watson isn’t one of the most innovative steel-string guitar players to ever hold an instrument.

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$59 For a SACD and Why I Might Pay the Fee

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Searching for great music recordings is a hard thing to do, especially if you are looking for those recordings in high definition. Jerry...

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Elvis and His New Boxed Set

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When an artist recommends stealing rather than buying their latest deluxe, boxed set, you can bet they're not happy campers. But since...

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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; full of personal interpretations of an artist’s work by his contemporaries. Lyle Lovett, Kris Kristofferson, Vince Gill, Jerry Jeff Walker, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, and even Willie Nelson add their own special sauce to many of Clark’s best songs.

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

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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...

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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 get out of it. Multi-tasking may be the next wave in human productivity, but it’s not conducive serious musical listening…

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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...

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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 career Cash recorded and released as many awful albums as good ones. Love, God and Murder has both.

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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...

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My RMAF Music Checklist

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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...

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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 better? That’s like comparing peach pie with chicken gumbo – they’re both part of the same musical feast..

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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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