100 All Analogue LP's Worth Owning?

Michael Fremer on Analogue Planet has compiled a list of 100 all analogue LP’s,that should be still in print, which he discusses on the accompanying video and recommends owning.
Do you agree/disagree with any of these recommendations and why?


) Ellington Masterpieces (Analogue Productions)
2) Duke Ellington: The Feeling of Jazz (Deluxe ORG Music) )
3) Duke Ellington: Indigos (IMPEX) )
4) The Sound of Jazz (Analogue Productions) )
5) Art Blakey: Night in Tunisia (Music Matters SRX vinyl) )
6) John Coltrane: Blue Train (Music Matters SRX vinyl) )
7) Eric Dolphy: Out To Lunch (Music Matters) )
8) Larry Young: Unity (Music Matters) )
9) Coltrane’s Sound (ORG Music) )
10) Sonny Rollins “The Bridge” (ORG Music) )
11) Ornette Coleman “The Shape of Jazz… (ORG 2 45) )
12) Wynton Kelly: Smokin’ At the Half-Note (Analogue P.
13) O. Peterson Trio: We Get Requests (Analog Prod.) )
14) D. Brubeck Quartet: Time Out (Analogue Prod.) )
15) Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus (OJC)
16) Gerry Mulligan and Ben Webster (ORG) )
17) Kind of Blue (Mobile Fidelity) )
18) Miles Davis “Sketches of Spain” (Mobile Fidelity) )
19) Miles Davis “Nefertiti” (Mobile Fidelity) )
20) Miles Davis In A Silent Way (Mobile Fidelity) )
21) LeGrand Jazz (w. M. Davis) (IMPEX) )
22) Gil Evans & Ten (Analogue Productions) )
23) The Individualism of Gil Evans (Speakers Corner) )
24) Charles Lloyd: Forest Flower (Speakers Corner)
25) Desmond/Mulligan: Two of a Mind (ORG)
26) A. Blakey’s Jazz Messeng W. Monk (Analog Spark)
27) Paul Desmond: Desmond Blue (Analog Spark) )
28) The Monty Alexander Trio: Montreux Alex. (MPS)
29) John Lewis&Sacha Distel: Afternoon in Paris (Sam) )
30) Chet Baker and his quintet with B. Jaspar (Sam) )
31) The New Standard: Saft, Swallow,Previte (R.Noise) )
32) Jerome Sabbagh: The Turn (Bee Jazz Records) )
33) Yuko Mabuchi Trio Vols. 1&2 (Yarlung) )
34) Armstrong/Fitzgerald: Porgy&Bess (Sp. Corner) )
35) B. Holiday: Songs For Distingué Lovrs (Analog Pro) )
36) Ella Fitz. Sings the C.Porter Songbk (Analog Spark) )
37) Ella Fitzgerald. Ella Swings Lightly (ORG) )
38) Cassandra Wilson: Belly of the Sun (Pure Pleasure) )
39) Cassandra Wilson: Blue Light ‘til Dawn (P. Pleas.) )
40) Ray Charles and Betty Carter (Analog Productions) )
41) Johnny Hartmann: Once in Every Life (Analogue P.)
42) Dean Martin: Dream With Dean (Analogue Prod.)
43) Tony Bennett: At Carnegie Hall (Analogue Prod.)
44) Nat King Cole: Love is the Thing (Analogue Prod.)
45) Harry Belafonte at Carnegie Hall (Analogue Prod.)
46) Peggy Lee: Is That All There Is? (Pure Pleasure)
47) Joe Jackson: Night and Day (Intervention)
48) Judee Sill: Judee Sill (Intervention)
49) Gene Clark: White Light (Intervention)
50) Stealers Wheel: Ferguslie Park (Intervention)
51) The Flying Burrito Bros: Gilded Palace (intervention)
52) Jefferson Airplane: Surrealistic Pillow (mono): Mo-Fi)
53) Grateful Dead: American Beauty (Mobile Fidelity)
54) Aretha Franklin: Aretha’s Gold (Mobile Fidelity)
55) The B. Boys: Pet Sounds (mono) (Analogue Pro.)
56) The B. Boys: Surfer Girl (stereo) (Analogue Pro.)
57) Elvis Costello: My Aim Is True (Mobile Fidelity)
58) Elvis Costello: Get Happy (Mobile Fidelity)
59) E. Costello: King of America (Mobile Fidelity)
60) The Crickets: The Chirpin Crickets (Analogue Prod.)
61) Buddy Holly: Buddy Holly (Analogue Productions)
62) E. Presley: Stereo ’57 Essential Elvis (Analog Prod.)
63) Jimi H.: Live at the Miami Pop Festival (Exp. Hend.)
64) Jimi Hendrix: The Cry of Love (Experience Hendrix)
65) Van Morrison: Astral Weeks (WB)
66) Van Morrison: Moondance (WB)
67) Bob Dylan: Blonde on Blonde (Mobile Fidelity)
68) Neil Young w. Crazy Horse: Everybody Knows (WB)
69) Neil Young: After the Goldrush (WB)
70) Neil Young: Harvest (WB)
71) Carole King: Tapestry (Mo-Fi or ORG Music45)
72) The Band: The Band (Mo-Fi)
73) Love: Forever Changes (Rhino)
74) Joni Mitchell: Blue (WB)
75) Joni Mitchell: Court and Spark (WB)
76) Eric Clapton: I Still Do (Surfdog)
77) The Mothers of Invention: Uncle Meat (Zappa F.)
78) The Moths of Invent: Burnt Weenie Sand. (Zappa)
79) Cat Stevens: Tea for the Tillerman (Analogue Prod.)
80) Gillian Welch: Soul Journey (Acony)
81) Gillian Welch: The Harrow & The Harvest (Acony)
82) Janis Ian: Breaking Silence (Analogue Productions)
83) Peter Paul & Mary: Peter, Paul & Mary (ORG)
84) Shelby Lynne: Just A Little Lovin’ (Analog Product.)
85) Dusty Springfield: Dusty in Memph (Analogue Prod.)
86) Phoebe Snow: Phoebe Snow (Analogue Prod.)
87) Samantha Crain: Under Br. &Thorn&Tree (Ramseur)
88) Son House: Father of Folk Blues (Analogue Prod.)
89) Muddy Waters: Folk Singer (Analog Prod.)
90) Ry Cooder/V.M. Bhatt: Meeting By River (Analog P.)
91) Unpopular Music (Various Artists) (Gearbox)
92) OST: TRON (Audio Fidelity)
93) OST: West Side Story (Analog Spark)
94) OST: A Fiddler on the Roof (Analog Spark)
95) D2D: C.Teal Trib. to Ella Fitzgerald (Chas. Dragon)
96) D2D: Syd Lawr. Orch: Big B. Spect.! (Chas. Dragon)
97) BOX: The Kinks The Mono Collection )(Sanct)
98) BOX: Buff. Springfield: What’s That Sound (Atlantic)
99) BOX: Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland (Exp. Hendrix)
100) BOX: The Nat King Cole Story (Analog Productions)

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analog production and mobile fidelity are the most present in the list.
Not surprising, their sound quality is the best. Unfortunately they produce not enough of them …not a very large choice.

It’s useful enough just so long as you don’t then believe that they are the only current LPs worth owning.

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of course it would be very restrictive to buy only mobile fidelity or analog production, especially when the catalog is so minimal.
I bought 3 modern lps from bandcamp recently: cotonete, kamaal williams and aaron parks: i am very surprised by the high quality of the sound. Only on a rega rp8, they sound better than on an nds/ 555dr.
Perhaps should i go for a better deck than a better streamer in the future…

That’s a prettty decent list - the Ellington Masterpieces LP in particular is stunnng-sounding.

I know of a brilliant all-analogue vinyl record released recently, which has superb sound quality… :innocent::sunglasses:

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Kevin - any left and how to? (within Forum decorum of course).

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Certainly @HappyListener! You could look on Bandcamp or Discogs…

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Michael Fremer is pals with Chad Kaseem who owns Analogue Productions and although he says not I think Fremer has some bias in that direction hence in my opinion the prominence in his list.

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Haha!
Indeed Richard. Perhaps I should have included the question in my opening post;
Or any suggestions for records that should have been included on this list that match the criteria ie all analogue and currently in print.
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Well, starting at the beginning of the list, I’ve ordered the 33rpm pressing of Masterpieces.

Would you like to reveal the LP you mention on Bandcamp?

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I can’t give you a direct link because of forum rules @Dreadatthecontrols but if you type in “Up In Smoke” in the search box on Bandcamp, it’s the album with the portrait of an attractive lady on the front, with a pinky/blue/purply colour background…

Seems to be a favourite with many members of the forum.

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Given there’s another thread on this Forum, I assume it’s OK to X-reference:

…not trying to steal @TheKevster 's thunder.

I’d forgotten the Forum search function works!

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Thanks guys I’ll check it out.

One title from Fremers list I would highly recommend is Unpopular Music - BBC Late Junction Sessions.
Unexpected creative collaborations and great sound pressed on to two 45rpm discs. Analogue mastering from the excellent Gearbox label who’s varied catalogue deserves checking out.
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Yes “Unpopular Music” is an awesome compilation. Pretty much anything on Gearbox is all-analogue and is in stunning SQ. That’s why I like working with Darrel and Caspar - their devotion to the cause is exemplary.

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Kev, yeah I just looked up the LP you referred to, nice coincidence it’s credited as produced by Darrell Sheinman and cut by Casper at Gearbox.
I love a lot of the Gearbox catalogue and have been buying from them since their early days.
Nice one
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Unpopular Music is excellent. Also worth checking out other LPs from Gearbox. In particular I would highly recommend Nitin Sawhney playing Live at Ronnie Scotts.

Other recent all analogue LPs worth having would be the Don Rendell And Ian Carr reissues on Jazzman Records. In my opinion, Shades of Blue and Dusk Fire are up there with the handful of very best jazz records of all time and the recordings were really excellent too.

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perhaps it’s true, however these 2 brands produce high quality lps, true analog. At a price… i have a dozen of them.

Sorry if this thread is turning into the Gearbox fan club😂 But you really cant go wrong, my only problem is they are becoming quite prolific and its getting difficult to keep up.
A few of my favourites;
Theon Cross - Fyah
Binker & Moses - Dem Ones, Journey To The Mountain Of Forever & Alive In The East
Applewood Rd
Unpopular Music
Simon Spillet- Square One
Jazz Jamaica (I think now deleted)

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Richard, re Jazzman label thanks for the tip, just checking their website. Looks like the Don Rendell Ian Carr titles you mention are sold out.
Thanks again
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Has anyone heard any of the Strata East re issues from Pure Pleasure?
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