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Classic Metal Review: Scorpions-Virgin Killer (24kt Gold)

Artist: Scorpions
Title: Virgin Killer (24kt Gold)
Genre: Metal
Label: Audio Fidelity
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The Scorpions are bonafide heavy metal legends and in 1976 one of their more iconic releases came roaring out the gate. Virgin Killer is now remastered in Audio Fidelity’s 24kt Gold numbered and limited edition version and presented in their well know window slipcase cover with a CD booklet....READ MORE...

Rock Review: Elton John-Rock of the Westies (24kt Gold)

Artist: Elton John
Title: Rock of the Westies (24kt Gold)
Genre: Rock-Pop
Label: Audio Fidelity
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In 1975 Elton John was in the middle of a highpoint of his career releasing one hit single after another. The 70s was indeed the most successful decade for Sir Elton. Rock of the Westies had a hard act to follow as the previous album, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy was a huge success...READ MORE...

New Age Instrumental Review: Grant Michael Allport-Imagine This

Artist: Grant Michael Allport
Title: Imagine This
Genre: New Age Instrumental
Label: Independent
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Grant Michael Allport is a musician and composer from down under. His blend of pop and New Age Instrumentals is one that will keep you guessing what tricks he is hiding up his sleeve...READ MORE...

Rock Review: Marshall Young Band-November

Artist: Marshall Young Band
Title: November
Genre: Rock
Label: Independent
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Marshall Young Band is a very talented young band from Fort Worth, Texas. The band is Marshall Young (guitar/ vocals), Caleb Anderson (guitar), Chuck Gasser (drums) and Clark Nowlan (bass). The bands boys grew up together in Fort Worth and were all friends however separated by being in rival bands when they were very young...READ MORE...

Folk-Blues Review: Mike McGuire-Kentucky Morning

Artist: Mike McGuire
Title: Kentucky Morning
Genre: Folk/Blues
Label: Independent
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Mike McGuire is a singer-songwriter that sings folk songs with a blues edge. His thoughtful, often witty, lyrics blend together with his music and put him a notch above a lot of his peers. After a couple of years away he is finally ready to release some new music; a six-song collection called Kentucky Morning...READ MORE...

Audio Fidelity Releases Two Classic Progressive Rock Albums-Yes and Rush Kick off Reemergence of SACD Collectors Series

Culver City, CA-March 19, 2013- Marshall Blonstein and his reissue label Audio Fidelity have reignited interest in the Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD) format...READ MORE...

Roots Rock Review: Ten Ton Man

Artist: Ten Ton Man
Title: Ten Ton Man
Genre: Roots Rock
Label: Ten Ton Man Records
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Ten Ton Man is a roots rock trio consisting of Paul Livornese (vocals/guitar), Paul Triff (drums), and Paul Dugan (bass) from New York City. Formed in 2011, Ten Ton Man has been making a scene, playing the New York City venues with their bluesy roots rock sound. Born in Brooklyn, Paul Livornese is a Parson School of Design graduate...READ MORE...

Classic Progressive Rock Review: Yes-Close to the Edge (SACD)

Artist: Yes
Title: Close to the Edge (SACD)
Genre: Progressive Rock
Label: Audio Fidelity
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Yes is a legendary progressive rock band that does not need an introduction. Their mark on music is well documented and with the release of Close to the Edge in 1972 their immortality was assured. The previous release Fragile was also a classic 5 star progressive rock masterpiece. Audio Fidelity is now introducing their SACD numbered and limited version of this cornerstone of prog rock...READ MORE...

Jazz/Americana Review: Jude Johnstone-Shatter

Artist: Jude Johnstone
Title: Shatter
Genre: Americana/Jazz
Label: Bojak Records
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Jude Johnstone began her musical career at the young age of eight and by sweet sixteen was playing in a band. Discovered by E Street saxophonist Clarence Clemmons, she has since blossomed into a fiery songwriter that has captured the attention of and been covered by greats such as Bonnie Raitt, Bette Midler, Johnny Cash and Trisha Yearwood....READ MORE...

Progressive Rock Review: Rush-Counterparts (SACD)

Artist: Rush
Title: Counterparts (SACD)
Genre: Progressive Rock
Label: Audio Fidelity
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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...READ MORE...