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Welcome to 2014

Yes, I have been working on the site, just in the background for the past month or so 🙂 Well, finally completed …

The Return of Everest Records

Everest Records recorded the bulk of its famous classical albums from 1958 into the early 1960’s. Featuring new stereo recordings that were …

NPR Classical 50

Ted Libbey, author of ‘The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection’ has a feature on NPR called ‘The NPR Classical …

New York Philharmonic Archives

Now this is a find: The New York Philharmonic has a Digital Archive online featuring a wealth of material. One great part …

LP Artwork

Sometimes I go searching for original artwork for a CD or an MP3 album I have purchased, especially the classical releases that …

New Series: Starter Collection

I am working on a new series of posts, hopefully with some great recordings that may interest you: The Starter Collection. “The …

London Jubilee

One of those bargain lines from London Records in the early 80s, the London Jubilee label made up the bulk of my …

BasicRep.com turns 10!

To all the BasicRep visitors: In August of 2001, I had an idea: list the CDs of my favorite Classical Albums to …