Readers of my column in Connected magazine will know that over the last eighteen months I have been discovering recordings from the 'Golden Age of stereo' dating back to the 1950s and 1960s. Whilst I'm still collecting and listening to CDs, most recently (probably to do with the longer nights) I've been turning my attention to my Home Cinema system and watching movies.
2014's National Audio Show (September 2014 at Whittlebury Hall) proved to be a turning point in my long journey explaining what quality I am looking for in a Hi-Fi system or any part of it. My talk of 'musicality' and 'rhythm and timing' has been heard and understood by many but also remained a mystery to many.
Russ Andrews customer Rob Burn wrote in to tell us about the first album he bought:
"1966... Summer... me, 15 years old: school's over forever. Hoorah! There's five weeks holiday to look forward to before I go on to college in the Autumn.
My first purchase, music-wise with my own money, is Eleanor Rigby on 45 RPM vinyl by the Beatles.