Walter Becker, 1950 – 2017

We play rock ‘n’ roll, but we swing when we play. We want that ongoing flow, that lightness, that forward rush of jazz. ~¬†Walter Becker Sad to say goodbye to Walter Becker, guitar player extraordinaire and one hemisphere of the Steely Dan brainbox, who has died at 67. For this fan, it feels like a […]

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The Rolling Stones in Mono, Part One: Introduction and First Thoughts

In 2014 Apple/EMI released, to great acclaim, The Beatles in Mono boxed set on vinyl (fully five years after the CD equivalent). Here, at long last, was the Beatles done properly: remastered directly from analogue sources, pressed on high quality 180gm virgin vinyl, and housed in beautifully reproduced (down to the finest detail) replicas of […]

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