#20: MARS - Baking Tapes with Steve Rosenthal

This week, John and Stewart are joined by Steve Rosenthal, owner of the iconic (but defunct) Magic Shop Studios. (Check out Episodes 3 & 4) Currently, Steve owns MARS (MagicShop Archive & Restoration Studios), which provides restoration, mastering, mixing, producing, preservation and development of historic and archival audio recordings. Some of the artists that MARS has restored include Woody Guthrie, The Rolling Stones, Erroll Garner, Sam Cooke, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Elvis Presley and many more.

Grammy® winning recordings include:

  • The Rolling Stones – Charlie is my Darling – Best Historical GRAMMY Award 2014
  • Woody Guthrie The Live Wire: Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949 – Best Historical GRAMMY Award 2008
  • The Klezmatics – Wonder Wheel – Best World Music GRAMMY Award 2007
  • Jelly Roll Morton - The Complete Library of Congress Recordings - Best Historical GRAMMY Award 2006
  • Burning Spear - Jah Is Real Best Reggae Record GRAMMY 2010


Available on Apple PodcastsGoogleSpotify and most podcast apps. Scroll down for full listing.


To learn more about MARS visit www.themagicshop.com

Playlist of the Week:

Record of the week:

"Walk Away Renee" by The Left Banke, also performed by The Four Tops