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Audiophile CD formats

The Japanese – pushing technology forward as only they know how – have recently pioneered 3 new audiophile CD formats. JVC & Universal developed the SHM-CD [Super High Material CD] using a process discovered through the joint companies' research into LCD display manufacturing, featuring improved transparency on the data side […read more…]

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Mono vs. Stereo

For some years now, the debate has raged as to the respective merits of mono and stereo mixes. Personally I prefer mono for a number of reasons: generally speaking, mono mixes are more likely to have had more time spent on them, and crucially some kind of band involvement [even […read more…]

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Seven inches of pure joy!

Sundazed Records have been producing high quality reissues and compilations of super-rare 50s, 60s and 70s music for over 20 years now, with an emphasis on manufacturing audiophile quality vinyl. In September last year, they produced this fantastic Velvet Underground Singles box set, which reissued the legendary group's ultra-rare Verve/MGM […read more…]

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Cool White Stripes USB set!

Check out this neato limited edition USB Flash Drive 2-figure set – these Jack 'n' Meg figures have removable hats that reveal a USB port. Each USB 2.0 Flash Drive has a 512-megabyte capacity and are Windows and Mac compatible, containing the complete 'Icky Thump' album in the Apple Lossless format; the […read more…]

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Amazing Joy Division DVD!

Only the Japanese could produce a package like this beauty! This is a limited edition version of the 2006 Grant Gee-directed DVD documentary, so not only do you get an excellent [if not definitive] expose on this legendary group, the packaging includes a unique photographic slide [1 of 4 designs, […read more…]

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Beastie Boys Limited Vinyl Set!

BEASTIE BOYS 'Ill Communication' 2009 US exclusive strictly limited 'Collector's Edition' set, comprised of 32-track 3-LP set pressed on 180gram VIRGIN VINYL, featuring the original 20-track LP plus 12 bonus recordings; superbly packaged in a 6-panel gatefold sleeve with coupon for free album & B-sides download, plus option to download […read more…]

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Huge Beatles Collection….

I am currently in the process of sorting through one of the most comprehensive Beatles collections I have seen in a long while. There are many UK and Worldwide rarities within the collection and much of it is in excellent condition. The Highlights include EVERY issue of Beatles Monthly, from […read more…]

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Reformation = Money

Loads of bands have jumped on the reunion/reformation bandwagon in the last few years, Cream, Genesis, Take That and The Police among the most high profile, but the one band I thought I'd never see live (again) is Spandau Ballet.  After a decade together and a very acrimonious split which led to all […read more…]

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Hi From Texas

Just time for a quick note before I leave for the airport. It's been a busy few days here in Texas. Peter and I have been attending the twice yearly Austin Record convention where we discovered some amazing pieces including an Elvis Presley Sun single, an original Beatles 1965 sealed LP […read more…]

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Superb Box from The Fireman!

Last year, Paul McCartney & Youth released their 2nd longplayer under the Fireman moniker, 'Electric Arguments'. Now, they've issued the ultimate multi-format version of the album! For your hard-earned, you get: – Direct Metal Mastered 2-LP pressed on 200gram Virgin Vinyl – CD of the complete album – Bonus 7-track […read more…]

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Be@rbrick Beauties!

It's well established at this stage that the Japanese totally have the edge on music packaging – just check out the amazing paper sleeve CDs on our site for evidence! In collaboration with Be@rbrick, Epic have just released a super limited CDversion of Rancid's latest LP, 'Let The Dominoes Fall'. […read more…]

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Classical? Really?

Yes! An exciting new development here at 991, we recently purchased a substantial classical collection containing over 1000 titles. There are hundreds of HMV ASD, Decca SXL, Melodiya, RCA Red Seal in addition to the Mercury Living Presence Stereo LP's pictured below. There are lots of white labels and factory […read more…]