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    R.I.P. Pierre Sprey

    I saw this by accident yesterday. I know him from his Mapleshade recording label. If you haven't sampled any Mapleshade CD's run over to their website and try a few. They far surpass anything I've heard from any other source AND they were recorded years ago at Pierre's home using his own custom made equipment. He was truly a renaissance man with multiple interests and a meaningful career in government. He will be missed.

    Pierre Sprey, Pentagon analyst who battled brass to produce A-10 warplane, dies at 83

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    Re: R.I.P. Pierre Sprey

    RIP


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    R.I.P. Pierre Sprey

    Fascinating article of a very interesting fellow: “may well be the most fascinating person you’ve never heard of.”

    Just found site where you can purchase his recordings. Going to sample a few.

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    Re: R.I.P. Pierre Sprey

    Thanks for sharing an illuminating article on a great man. ...RIP

    I have few of his recordings; clarity, presence, musicianship, quality, technical, ...like being there.
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    Re: R.I.P. Pierre Sprey

    I also have some of the CDs. While the music isn’t my favorite the sound quality is amazingly good. I also have a 500 pound Mapleshade maple rack, and Mapleshade brass footers under my gear.

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    Re: R.I.P. Pierre Sprey

    Thanks for sharing Eric. I spoke with Pierre a few months ago. RIP.
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    Re: R.I.P. Pierre Sprey

    RIP. Met him many moons ago at an audio show, nice gentleman.

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    Re: R.I.P. Pierre Sprey

    i spoke with him on the phone a couple times while ordering CD's. He was interested in what type music I would like recorded. His past history with the Pentagon reminds me of Jeff Skunk Baxter's. RIP
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