Bio: Lindsay Planer

DOB: 03.27.69

Born, bred, and buttered in the Tar Heel State, Lindsay Planer has devoted his life -- thus far -- to the consumption of music. Planer comes from a musical background and at the age of five began a lifelong obsession with attending live concerts, the first of which was George Harrison (November 28, 1974) at the Omni in Atlanta, GA. By the time he had graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1996 -- with a major in English and double minors in journalism and film -- he had attended more than 200 Grateful Dead shows and had become a local taper and fixture on the Charlotte, NC, area music scene. Professionally, he was also hosting a weekly FM radio program as well as serving as a music columnist for the Charlotte Observer. He joined All Music Guide in late 1998 and in the interim has inked liner notes on a handful of releases from artists as far afield as the Grateful Dead and Michael Sokolowski (piano) to neo-prog rockers B.T.M. Pieces from his extensive music and memorabilia archive are on loan to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and have been utilized on several notable Rhino Handmade releases.

Among his sonic passions are 'outsider' music, '50s and '60s adult 'party' comedy LPs and reissue labels -- such as Universal Music Enterprises' Hip-O Select label, Collectors' Choice Music, Sony Music's Legacy imprint and Sundazed Music.  

He currently resides on the East Coast of the USA with his wife Jessica, daughters Donna (feline), M.J. (peach-faced love bird), as well as his sons Neil (feline) and the elder of the menagerie, Jerry (red-eared slider turtle).

 
   
   
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Volume 5, Number 1: (05/12): Carole King - Tapestry (Legacy Edition); Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors (Deluxe Edition - 30th Anniversary); Elvis Costello - This Year's Model (Deluxe Edition); Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust (Legacy Edition).

Volume 5, Number 2: (05/23): Nirvana - Unplugged in New York; OMD - Architecture & Morality & More; Dusty Springfield - Live at the BBC.

Volume 5, Number 3 (06/16) : The Beach Boys: US Singles Collection - The Capitol Years (1962-1965); John Coltrane: The Impulse! Albums, Vol 2; Willie Nelson - One Hell of a Ride.

Volume 5, Number 4 (10/24): Elton John - Elton John and Tumbleweed Connection (Deluxe Editions); Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue (Legacy Edition); Steve Earle - Copperhead Road (Deluxe Edition); Donovan - Sunshine Superman: The Journey Of Donovan (DVD); Joe Strummer - The Future is Unwritten (DVD); Various Artists - A Technicolour Dream (DVD).

Volume 5, Number 5 (12/12): Tori Amos - Live at Montreaux (1991-1992); Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama: The Rockpalast Collection; Ted Nugent - Sweden Rocks; Willie Nelson/Wynton Marsalis - Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC; Paul Simon - Live from Philadelphia.

 

 

 
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Volume 6, Number 1 (04/08): Johnny Cash - Live at Folsom (Legacy Edition); Nina Simone - To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story; Little Walter - The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967); Chuck Berry - You Can Never Tell: The Complete Chess Recordings (1960-1966); Roy Orbison -The Soul of Rock and Roll.  
Volume 6, Number 2 (11/16): Bob Dylan - New Morning/Before the Flood/The Basement Tapes/Dylan & The Dead; Bob Dylan - Tell-Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series, Volume 8 - Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006; Bob Dylan - Dylan.  
Volume 6, Number 3 (11/30): The Woodstock Experience series - Jefferson Airplane; Johnny Winter; Santana; Janis Joplin; Sly & The Family Stone.  
   

 
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Volume 7, Number 1 (03/22): Miles Davis: The Complete Miles Davis Columbia Albums (Legacy); The Monkees: The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees - Box (Rhino Handmade) ; Rekless Youth: Love Me Hate Me.  
     
     
     
     

 

 

   
 
     

 

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