This magazine's "Recording of the Month
" feature has been running without a break since it first appeared in our January 1994 issue. The idea of its progenitor, then-music editor Richard Lehnert (who still copy-edits every word you see in Stereophile
), was that every month we would recognize a recording that defied "Holt's First Law" by offering superb sound and
wonderful music (footnote 1). I think we've succeeded at that goal. Despite the letter that Robert Baird mentions in his "Aural Robert" column this month (p.113), whose writer objected to the February issue's pick
(Shelby Lynne's Love Shelby
, Island ISLF 15426-2), if an audiophile's music collection consisted entirely of Stereophile
Recordings of the Month, there wouldn't be a dog in the whole eclectic bunch.