Robert Baird

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Robert Baird Posted: Nov 13, 2015 5 comments
Why didn’t sets like this appear when CD as a format still had a vital future?
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Robert Baird Posted: Nov 10, 2015 4 comments
For many years the centerpiece around which much of New Orleans music revolved, he was the last in a long line of New Orleans piano professors.
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Robert Baird Posted: Nov 09, 2015 0 comments
This pair of accomplished downers have a fiercely loyal following who like to get gothic.
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Robert Baird Posted: Oct 30, 2015 1 comments
It was with great pleasure that I slapped on my recently arrived LP copy of Dave and Phil Alvin’s Lost Time, which was released on September 18. Not surprisingly, given the brothers’ roots rock leanings, the sound here also has a healthy respect for the past. Dave Alvin’s guitar is drenched in reverb throughout, the mix is balanced (which is a minor miracle given lead singer Phil Alvin’s forceful voice and presence) and all the instruments—even the piano!—have great presence in the mix.
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Robert Baird Posted: Oct 23, 2015 1 comments
They live to seek the little black holy grail…with the big hole in the middle.
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Robert Baird Posted: Oct 16, 2015 1 comments
While diving into the totality of Mozart, or Beethoven as was done in Immortal Beloved sounds like fun, it’s actually hard as hell.
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Robert Baird Posted: Oct 16, 2015 17 comments
Say what you want about eBay and their fees, which are no doubt passed on to the customers, but photos do not lie.
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Robert Baird Posted: Oct 02, 2015 1 comments
A lesser known but no less active music town is Northampton, Massachusetts.
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Robert Baird Posted: Sep 24, 2015 3 comments
The results are quite remarkable, as can be heard in this comparison between the original LP master and the 192/24 digital version archived in April of 2015.
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Robert Baird Posted: Sep 18, 2015 8 comments
It may now be more accurate to say that Brooklyn, New York is the record shopping capital of the world.
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Robert Baird Posted: Sep 18, 2015 1 comments
It's hard to fully illustrate using just sound, the scene of a now 60-year-old man jumping, growling and working the stage like a mad man.
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Robert Baird Posted: Sep 11, 2015 7 comments
A great, if not the greatest Krautrock engineer recording Duke Ellington in 1970 at Rhenus Studios in Cologne Germany?
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Robert Baird Posted: Aug 28, 2015 3 comments
For Grace Potter it seemed inevitable that the clock was going to strike Midnight.
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Robert Baird Posted: Aug 21, 2015 0 comments
The Royal Mile has now unfortunately become the Scottish equivalent of Times Square, in all its crowded, annoying commercialism run amok glory. No topless women with the Union Jack or Saltire painted across their breasts yet, but give it time.
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Robert Baird Posted: Aug 21, 2015 8 comments
I swear I did not plan it, and it wasn’t obvious on the Google maps I pored over before we left but the back door of the fabulous Soho Hotel spilled right out onto Wardour Street, which was a block from Berwick Street, famous for its cluster, or more like the best cluster of independent record shops in London.

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