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Peter Jackson’s Beatles Documentary Used Artificial Intelligence To Perform Restoration Magic

— March 13, 2022 21:25

Peter Jackson’s Beatles Documentary Used Artificial Intelligence  To Perform Restoration Magic

The Beatles: Get Back, Peter Jackson’s highly-anticipated documentary series on Disney+, relied upon new restoration techniques to bring 1969 into the future. The results are nothing short of magic.

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Michael Marquart’s New Album ‘Lifelike’ Comes to Life in Dolby Atmos

— May 20, 2021 08:00

Michael Marquart’s New Album ‘Lifelike’ Comes to Life in Dolby Atmos

Multi-talented musician Michael Marquart is the force behind A Bad Think, whose new album "Lifelike" has just been released. Marquart embraced Dolby Atmos and we livestream with him to discuss and demo.

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Peter Jackson’s Beatles Documentary Delayed Until August 2021

— August 13, 2020 01:00

Peter Jackson’s Beatles Documentary Delayed Until August 2021

Peter Jackson’s documentary entitled The Beatles: Get Back will hit theaters in August 2021. The new film features brilliantly restored footage and never-before-seen recordings of the Beatles in 1969.

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Lee Ritenour and Larry Carlton: Larry & Lee (1995)

— May 04, 2019 09:40

Lee Ritenour and Larry Carlton: Larry & Lee (1995)

The Lee Ritenour and Larry Carlton CD: Larry & Lee was released in 1995.This CD was made in the heart of the GRP “digital master” era and the production work is outstanding. read on to see why.

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British Prog Rock Band Marillion Releases Limited Edition Series of Live Albums

— February 17, 2018 00:00

British Prog Rock Band Marillion Releases Limited Edition Series of Live Albums

Marillion are purveyors of soulful, powerful, and deeply-moving music, known for legendary live performances are globally releasing a numbered series (5000 copies each) of their live albums.

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Spyro Gyra: Morning Dance (1979) LP Review

— April 03, 2016 08:00

Spyro Gyra: Morning Dance (1979) LP Review

Morning Dance was the breakout recording for Spyro Gyra, and my favorite release (followed closely by Catching The Sun) of the 1970's. This is a review of the vinyl release.

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Spyro Gyra: Breakout (1986) LP Review

— December 18, 2015 10:30

Spyro Gyra: Breakout (1986) LP Review

Breakout on vinyl is my favorite Spyro Gyra release of the 1980's. Breakout was (and still is) proof that great production values have the ability to transcend the media format.

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Spyro Gyra: Love and Other Obsessions (1995) CD Review

— August 28, 2015 08:00

Spyro Gyra: Love and Other Obsessions (1995) CD Review

Spyro Gyra Love and Other Obsessions CD is one of those love/hate albums. While it's one of my favorite Spyro Gyra CD's of the 90's, it's rather ho-hum audio quality holds it back from greatness.

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Spyro Gyra: The Deep End (2004) CD Review

— July 10, 2015 15:00

Spyro Gyra: The Deep End (2004) CD Review

Spyro Gyra is one of my favorite all time jazz bands. The Deep End (2004) CD is in my opinion some of their best work. Read my review to see why and more importantly get a copy for yourself ASAP!

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Steve Wilson ‑ Hand Cannot Erase & Multi‑Channel Mixing Interview

— May 11, 2015 08:00

Steve Wilson - Hand Cannot Erase & Multi-Channel Mixing Interview

We interview Steve Wilson (formerly of Porcupine Tree) on his new album/ blu-ray Hand Cannot Erase. We discuss his views on multi-channel mixing and the state of hifi as well as the mood of his music.

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CD/SACD/LP Demo Material to Evaluate High Fidelity Audio

— April 16, 2015 15:00

CD/SACD/LP Demo Material to Evaluate High Fidelity Audio

From a decade of selling hifi gear, to manufacturer demos, Paul recounts some of the highest quality demo material on CD, SACD and LP to help you better evaluate fidelity of audio equipment.

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Chick Corea: Three Quartets (1992) CD Review

— March 20, 2015 08:30

Chick Corea: Three Quartets (1992) CD Review

CD Review: Originally released on LP in 1981, Chick Corea: Three Quartets was re-released on CD with 4 new tracks, and features drummer Steve Gadd, bassist Eddie Gomez, and Michael Brecker on sax.

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Don Grolnick Group: The Complete London Concert (2014) Review

— January 16, 2015 08:00

Don Grolnick Group: The Complete London Concert (2014) Review

After being lost for nearly 20 years, a digital (DAT) backup copy of the second set of the Don Grolnick Group's London Concert was found, leading to a second release which Audioholics reviews here.

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The Beatles in Mono Vinyl (180G) Box Set Review

— January 03, 2015 14:05

The Beatles in Mono Vinyl (180G) Box Set Review

Newly mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studio, The Beatles “Get Back” to mono with The Beatles In Mono Vinyl (180G) 14 disc box set mixed from the original analog tapes with lots of artwork.

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Holdsworth/Pasqua/Haslip/Wackerman: Blues for Tony CD Review

— October 17, 2014 11:00

Holdsworth/Pasqua/Haslip/Wackerman: Blues for Tony CD Review

CD Review: What do you get when you put four musical masters (Holdsworth/Pasqua/Haslip/Wackerman) in front of a live audience? Blues for Tony!

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Umphrey’s McGee Concert and Band Interview

Steve DellaSala — October 09, 2014 15:00

Umphrey’s McGee Concert and Band Interview

Audioholics met up with the folks from Umphrey’s McGee during their show in Orlando, Florida. Our interviews were with Jack Cinninger and Chris Mitchell. Talented band with transcendent musical style.

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Dewa Budjana: Joged Kahyangan (2013) CD Review

— August 22, 2014 08:00

Dewa Budjana: Joged Kahyangan (2013) CD Review

CD Review: Dewa Budjana - Joged Kahyangan(2013). A pop star in his home country of Indonesia, guitarist Dewa Budjana has assembled a strong slate of well-known American jazz artists for this record.

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The Anderson Ponty Band: Yes Meets Jean‑Luc Ponty

— July 29, 2014 08:00

The Anderson Ponty Band: Yes Meets Jean-Luc Ponty

Music Legends Jon Anderson of Yes and Jean-Luc Ponty Announce Formation of New Music Ensemble - The Anderson Ponty Band! The band will visit the music created by these two artists and more.

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Tohpati: Tribal Dance (2014) CD Review

— July 25, 2014 00:00

Tohpati: Tribal Dance (2014) CD Review

CD Review: Indonesian guitarist Tohpati Ario Humoto teams up with former Yellowjackets bass player Jimmy Haslip and former Frank Zappa drummer Chad Wackerman for this jazz-fusion release Tribal Dance.

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Bob James & David Sanborn: Quartette Humaine (2013) CD Review

— May 17, 2014 08:00

Bob James & David Sanborn: Quartette Humaine (2013) CD Review

CD Review: Bob James and David Sanborn are back together to produce Quartette Humaine, a jazz album featuring James Genus on bass and Steve Gadd on the drums.

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Dave Grusin: Mountain Dance CD Review

— February 21, 2014 14:47

Dave Grusin: Mountain Dance CD Review

Review: Dave Grusin Mountain Dance CD. This Jazz CD remains one of the first (and best) examples of the potential for recording in the digital domain.

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Alien Chatter: Invasion (2007) CD Review

— January 03, 2014 12:40

Alien Chatter: Invasion (2007) CD Review

CD Review: The Indo-Jazz fusion sound of Alien Chatter Invasion is the product of two superbly talented musicians.

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Star Trek First Contact (2012) CD Review

— November 03, 2013 21:48

Star Trek First Contact (2012) CD Review

CD Review: Star Trek First Contact 2012 Limited Edition. This re-release contains over 30 minutes of additional music not on the original 1996 release. A must for music and Star Trek lovers alike.

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Miles Davis: Kind of Blue CD Review (1997 Reissue)

— September 06, 2013 16:30

Miles Davis: Kind of Blue CD Review (1997 Reissue)

CD review of the 1977 Reissue of Miles Davis Kind of Blue. This was such a ground-breaking recording that books have been written about it. Our review discusses the various releases and formats.

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Jeff Lorber Galaxy (2012) CD Review

— August 09, 2013 18:41

Jeff Lorber Galaxy (2012) CD Review

Jeff Lorber Galaxy CD is a must purchase for all jazz fusion fans. Great sound and great music.

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Grover Washington, Jr.: Winelight (1980) CD Review

— June 14, 2013 22:59

Grover Washington, Jr.: Winelight (1980) CD Review

Grover Washington Jr. Winelight CD is a modern jazz classic with music that instantly recognizable and enjoyed by any jazz, modern pop enthusiast.